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Dorothee Chopamba
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
Does “unprecedented” somehow sum it up? We are living in truly unprecedented times where life can be confusing or feel like it’s a painstaking paddle through physical and mental quicksand. Are you feeling like you are under too much mental or emotional pressure? Do you feel stuck, stressed, anxious, lonely, empty or overwhelmed? Does it feel like you are the only one failing to cope more than others? What about your relationships? Do you and your partner have the same fights repeatedly? I can help you resolve these issues.
Does “unprecedented” somehow sum it up? We are living in truly unprecedented times where life can be confusing or feel like it’s a painstaking paddle through physical and mental quicksand. Are you feeling like you are under too much mental or emotional pressure? Do you feel stuck, stressed, anxious, lonely, empty or overwhelmed? Does it feel like you are the only one failing to cope more than others? What about your relationships? Do you and your partner have the same fights repeatedly? I can help you resolve these issues.
(647) 797-9169 View (647) 797-9169
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Lauren Bulckaert
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4M
My over 20 years of experience in mental health and substance use and settings informs my work. I work with people impacted by their mental health, specifically anxiety, depression, ADHD and people who hear voices. I also support people to better their understanding of substance use in their life through harm reduction. With my extensive front-line social work experience, I support front-line workers navigating grief, loss and burnout. Finally, as someone from the 2SLGBTQ community who is non-binary and queer, I can support and bring lived experiences to the topics of coming out and navigating a gender journey.
My over 20 years of experience in mental health and substance use and settings informs my work. I work with people impacted by their mental health, specifically anxiety, depression, ADHD and people who hear voices. I also support people to better their understanding of substance use in their life through harm reduction. With my extensive front-line social work experience, I support front-line workers navigating grief, loss and burnout. Finally, as someone from the 2SLGBTQ community who is non-binary and queer, I can support and bring lived experiences to the topics of coming out and navigating a gender journey.
(647) 492-4270 View (647) 492-4270
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Zari Atai
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RMSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. Thank you for checking out my profile. Everyone gets tangled up with some issues. It could be because of painful past, difficulty balancing emotions, being pressured by expectations, or relational issues. If you suffer from anxiety, depression or emotional imbalance, or you are having some difficulties with your love ones, I am here to support you to find your equilibrium, life priorities and inner peace. I work with adults, couples, families, and young adults/teens assisting them in managing their stress, improving communication with self and others, loss/grief, parenting skills, and other issues.
Hello and welcome. Thank you for checking out my profile. Everyone gets tangled up with some issues. It could be because of painful past, difficulty balancing emotions, being pressured by expectations, or relational issues. If you suffer from anxiety, depression or emotional imbalance, or you are having some difficulties with your love ones, I am here to support you to find your equilibrium, life priorities and inner peace. I work with adults, couples, families, and young adults/teens assisting them in managing their stress, improving communication with self and others, loss/grief, parenting skills, and other issues.
(437) 747-5179 View (437) 747-5179
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Terri Roberton
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, ExA, MIS, BFA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4M
As an Expressive Arts Therapist (ExAT) I use an Intersectional Anti-Oppression Feminist (IAOF) and Recovery Oriented approach. I have partnered with clients on the following issues: confidence, sexuality, relationships, trauma, CPTSD, depression, anxiety, isolation; identity, equity, intersecting, or compartmentalized worlds, age, class, image, physical/developmental/emotional ability. Rekindling connection with Self, other and community through creativity. LGBTQQ2SIAAPPSW+ aware. Couples, ENM, Kink aware.
As an Expressive Arts Therapist (ExAT) I use an Intersectional Anti-Oppression Feminist (IAOF) and Recovery Oriented approach. I have partnered with clients on the following issues: confidence, sexuality, relationships, trauma, CPTSD, depression, anxiety, isolation; identity, equity, intersecting, or compartmentalized worlds, age, class, image, physical/developmental/emotional ability. Rekindling connection with Self, other and community through creativity. LGBTQQ2SIAAPPSW+ aware. Couples, ENM, Kink aware.
(647) 362-5204 View (647) 362-5204
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Hazel Zindoga
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
Therapy can seem like a daunting process, so if you feel this way, know that you are not alone. Whatever has brought you to seek therapy, is valid and worthy of exploration. My approach comes from an understanding that every person’s mental health journey is unique, and my aim is to make the therapeutic relationship a collaborative one. In times of uncertainty, we may need a conversation space that enables us to share our most vulnerable thoughts. I offer to hold this space, listen to what is unsaid, and support you in navigating through your concerns.
Therapy can seem like a daunting process, so if you feel this way, know that you are not alone. Whatever has brought you to seek therapy, is valid and worthy of exploration. My approach comes from an understanding that every person’s mental health journey is unique, and my aim is to make the therapeutic relationship a collaborative one. In times of uncertainty, we may need a conversation space that enables us to share our most vulnerable thoughts. I offer to hold this space, listen to what is unsaid, and support you in navigating through your concerns.
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Bethany Yake
RN, Psychotherapist, CNP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
Being human is not always easy. Life experiences can leave you feeling fractured and lost. You may feel disconnected from self, relationships, work or your community. You may be experiencing hopelessness, anxiety, racing or intrusive thoughts. You may feel stuck in a cycle of behaviour that is no longer aligned with the life you want. You may feel overwhelmed and are struggling to focus or stay present. I'd like to help. Together we can explore issues, discover your goals, and develop tools and strategies to help your daily life feel more manageable and fulfilling.
Being human is not always easy. Life experiences can leave you feeling fractured and lost. You may feel disconnected from self, relationships, work or your community. You may be experiencing hopelessness, anxiety, racing or intrusive thoughts. You may feel stuck in a cycle of behaviour that is no longer aligned with the life you want. You may feel overwhelmed and are struggling to focus or stay present. I'd like to help. Together we can explore issues, discover your goals, and develop tools and strategies to help your daily life feel more manageable and fulfilling.
(437) 747-0968 View (437) 747-0968
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Andrew Luceno
Psychologist, BA, BEd, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is collaborative and holistic, and is intended to help you build a better, healthier relationship with yourself and others. We’ll work together to discover ways to heal from mental illness and cope with life’s challenges. I have years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults (including couples) as an educator and therapist. I help people deal with a variety of challenges (e.g., anxiety, OCD, depression); I am trained in individual trauma therapy, and I work with individuals to find meaning in life and live theirs to its fullest despite the adversity they may have experienced.
My approach to therapy is collaborative and holistic, and is intended to help you build a better, healthier relationship with yourself and others. We’ll work together to discover ways to heal from mental illness and cope with life’s challenges. I have years of experience working with children, adolescents, and adults (including couples) as an educator and therapist. I help people deal with a variety of challenges (e.g., anxiety, OCD, depression); I am trained in individual trauma therapy, and I work with individuals to find meaning in life and live theirs to its fullest despite the adversity they may have experienced.
(437) 292-2996 View (437) 292-2996
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Lisa Barnwell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I bring 20 years of professional practice and lived experience as a therapist and yet every session with a client sparks something new. Therapy is a creative and collaborative process with a skilled and trusted professional who will know when to follow and when to lead, and who will ultimately be the right fit for you! Initially, my focus is to cultivate the safety and warmth needed for you to begin this process toward meaningful change. If you are seeking an improvement in your emotional health, going through a life transition, or struggling with the past, I encourage you to connect with me via email/phone.
I bring 20 years of professional practice and lived experience as a therapist and yet every session with a client sparks something new. Therapy is a creative and collaborative process with a skilled and trusted professional who will know when to follow and when to lead, and who will ultimately be the right fit for you! Initially, my focus is to cultivate the safety and warmth needed for you to begin this process toward meaningful change. If you are seeking an improvement in your emotional health, going through a life transition, or struggling with the past, I encourage you to connect with me via email/phone.
(437) 747-8779 View (437) 747-8779
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Dr. Tasmia Hai
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4M
Dr. Hai has experience working with a variety of mental health and neurodevelopmental concerns, including anxiety, mood issues, emotion dysregulation, learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Dr. Hai provides therapeutic services and completes psychological/psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents between the ages of 6-21 years old. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectic Behaviour therapy along with Client Centered approaches to create the ideal treatment program to meet the specific needs of the client and their family.
Dr. Hai has experience working with a variety of mental health and neurodevelopmental concerns, including anxiety, mood issues, emotion dysregulation, learning disabilities, Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), and autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Dr. Hai provides therapeutic services and completes psychological/psychoeducational assessments for children and adolescents between the ages of 6-21 years old. She uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectic Behaviour therapy along with Client Centered approaches to create the ideal treatment program to meet the specific needs of the client and their family.
(437) 747-1820 View (437) 747-1820
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The Design Your Life Centre
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4M
I am an award-winning Clinical Psychologist, acclaimed speaker, and the CEO, founder, and clinical director of The Design Your Life Centre, a psychotherapy practice in Toronto and the founder of the online Design Your Life Community. With more than 20 years experience helping people navigate some of life’s most difficult journeys such as infertility, pregnancy loss, chronic pain, chronic illness and sudden traumatic events, my strength is my ability to recognize resilience and teach people how to apply proven psychological strategies in order to move past mere survival and thrive in the face of adversity.
I am an award-winning Clinical Psychologist, acclaimed speaker, and the CEO, founder, and clinical director of The Design Your Life Centre, a psychotherapy practice in Toronto and the founder of the online Design Your Life Community. With more than 20 years experience helping people navigate some of life’s most difficult journeys such as infertility, pregnancy loss, chronic pain, chronic illness and sudden traumatic events, my strength is my ability to recognize resilience and teach people how to apply proven psychological strategies in order to move past mere survival and thrive in the face of adversity.
(289) 205-1347 View (289) 205-1347
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Rosalyn Totah
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4M
Rosalyn followed in her father’s footsteps when she entered the field of social work. For her family, the apple didn’t fall far and Rosalyn grew up idolizing the work her father did, appreciating the therapeutic relationships he built with his clients. As Rosalyn completed her education and started working, she began to relate to the joy her father experienced from his work, which continues to be the driving factor in her practice.
Rosalyn followed in her father’s footsteps when she entered the field of social work. For her family, the apple didn’t fall far and Rosalyn grew up idolizing the work her father did, appreciating the therapeutic relationships he built with his clients. As Rosalyn completed her education and started working, she began to relate to the joy her father experienced from his work, which continues to be the driving factor in her practice.
(437) 747-5345 View (437) 747-5345
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Rachel Jessome
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4M
“My therapist just gets me”… is exactly what wellbe social worker and therapist, Rachel strives to hear from her patients after every session. Rachel believes having a genuine connection to her clients is the most important part to any therapeutic relationship. Equipped with a Master’s degree in Social Work and specializing in children, teens, and their families, Rachel has supported patients from diverse walks of life and in various settings including schools, shelters, and children’s mental health agencies.
“My therapist just gets me”… is exactly what wellbe social worker and therapist, Rachel strives to hear from her patients after every session. Rachel believes having a genuine connection to her clients is the most important part to any therapeutic relationship. Equipped with a Master’s degree in Social Work and specializing in children, teens, and their families, Rachel has supported patients from diverse walks of life and in various settings including schools, shelters, and children’s mental health agencies.
(437) 371-8910 View (437) 371-8910
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Julie Zikman Toporoski
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4M
My empathic, non-judgmental approach to clients seeking support for a broad range of difficulties has lead to effective therapeutic partnerships for over twenty years. I have extensive experience conducting assessments and providing personalized therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups dealing with complex difficulties.
My empathic, non-judgmental approach to clients seeking support for a broad range of difficulties has lead to effective therapeutic partnerships for over twenty years. I have extensive experience conducting assessments and providing personalized therapy for individuals, couples, families and groups dealing with complex difficulties.
(289) 272-7172 View (289) 272-7172
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Nikki Bianchi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4M
Hey! I’m Nikki. My practice is focused on nurturing the mental health and well-being of women and girls through the lifecycle. I believe in taking a compassionate, non-judgmental, and strength-based approach to healing, and I am passionate about empowering clients to come home to their authentic selves.
Hey! I’m Nikki. My practice is focused on nurturing the mental health and well-being of women and girls through the lifecycle. I believe in taking a compassionate, non-judgmental, and strength-based approach to healing, and I am passionate about empowering clients to come home to their authentic selves.
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Rosalyn Fleites Garcia
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), RPh
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
Growing up steeped in certain cultures may make it challenging to recognize and communicate your wants, needs, and aspirations. This can lead to issues like emotional distress, problems with boundary setting, perfectionism, people pleasing, difficulty with assertiveness, resentment, personal and/or professional burnout, or identity struggles. Coupled with the fact that we live in a society that tends to value individuality over community, it may leave you struggling to find solutions that feel congruent with your values. My goal is to empower you in seeking solutions that align with your intersectional identity and values.
Growing up steeped in certain cultures may make it challenging to recognize and communicate your wants, needs, and aspirations. This can lead to issues like emotional distress, problems with boundary setting, perfectionism, people pleasing, difficulty with assertiveness, resentment, personal and/or professional burnout, or identity struggles. Coupled with the fact that we live in a society that tends to value individuality over community, it may leave you struggling to find solutions that feel congruent with your values. My goal is to empower you in seeking solutions that align with your intersectional identity and values.
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Tasha Lafortune @ Alli Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
If you're ready to start your journey of self-discovery and healing, I'm here to support you every step of the way. In a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment, you can be yourself and feel heard. We'll use tailored therapeutic methods to better understand your challenges and uncover your strengths. Together, we'll work on building your confidence, resilience, and relationships while nurturing hope and self-compassion.
If you're ready to start your journey of self-discovery and healing, I'm here to support you every step of the way. In a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment, you can be yourself and feel heard. We'll use tailored therapeutic methods to better understand your challenges and uncover your strengths. Together, we'll work on building your confidence, resilience, and relationships while nurturing hope and self-compassion.
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Blake Anderson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4M
Blake has three main areas of focus: 1) helping those dealing and coping with narcissistic abuse/ emotional immaturity & dysfunctional families (scapegoating) 2) relationship therapy using the Gottman Method, 3) high functioning professionals looking to live a more optimal and efficient life. Blake is an active member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers. Blake will help equip you with greater insight into your challenges & support you with the tools to help you address these issues. He will help you live a more fulfilled, well-rounded life, keeping you accountable & offering a multi-perspective approach.
Blake has three main areas of focus: 1) helping those dealing and coping with narcissistic abuse/ emotional immaturity & dysfunctional families (scapegoating) 2) relationship therapy using the Gottman Method, 3) high functioning professionals looking to live a more optimal and efficient life. Blake is an active member in good standing with the Ontario College of Social Workers. Blake will help equip you with greater insight into your challenges & support you with the tools to help you address these issues. He will help you live a more fulfilled, well-rounded life, keeping you accountable & offering a multi-perspective approach.
(437) 747-7417 View (437) 747-7417
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Denise Kirlianis
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
What are your hopes and expectations for yourself? What do you want to talk about in therapy? What have you been trying to work on? You have been going through a life-changing experience that seems to constantly leave you feeling tired and discouraged. You are ready to work through this because the distress needs to end. You want to come out on the other side even stronger. When you work with me, you will feel heard. We will focus on managing all of the feelings that can come from life events.
What are your hopes and expectations for yourself? What do you want to talk about in therapy? What have you been trying to work on? You have been going through a life-changing experience that seems to constantly leave you feeling tired and discouraged. You are ready to work through this because the distress needs to end. You want to come out on the other side even stronger. When you work with me, you will feel heard. We will focus on managing all of the feelings that can come from life events.
(226) 407-0038 View (226) 407-0038
Photo of Kerry O'Meara, Registered Psychotherapist in M4M, ON
Kerry O'Meara
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CYC, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4M
I admire the strength and resolve it takes to move towards a more connected, authentic, and rewarding life. Through my practice, I provide a safe space for individuals to cultivate the insights and skills needed to create positive change. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology and certified in Trauma-Focused Therapy. I am providing services to teens and adults in the areas of trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, stress and life transitions.
I admire the strength and resolve it takes to move towards a more connected, authentic, and rewarding life. Through my practice, I provide a safe space for individuals to cultivate the insights and skills needed to create positive change. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a Masters in Counselling Psychology and certified in Trauma-Focused Therapy. I am providing services to teens and adults in the areas of trauma, anxiety, depression, anger, stress and life transitions.
(289) 273-4019 View (289) 273-4019
Photo of Lou Gallo, Registered Social Worker in M4M, ON
Lou Gallo
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4M
My name is Lou Gallo and I am a trans-identified clinical social worker who has been in the mental health field for over 20 years. I have worked in school settings, in the community with LGBTQ2IS youth, and within clinical mental health setttings. I have a specialization working with adults who have experienced trauma, including those who have experiences of suicidality and suicidal behaviours. I also have specific experience supporting people who identify as having a Learning Disability and/or ADHD.
My name is Lou Gallo and I am a trans-identified clinical social worker who has been in the mental health field for over 20 years. I have worked in school settings, in the community with LGBTQ2IS youth, and within clinical mental health setttings. I have a specialization working with adults who have experienced trauma, including those who have experiences of suicidality and suicidal behaviours. I also have specific experience supporting people who identify as having a Learning Disability and/or ADHD.
(437) 747-6067 View (437) 747-6067

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Number of Counsellors in M4M

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in M4M who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Relationship Issues
91% Depression
88% Self Esteem
83% Stress
77% Grief
75% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Green Shield Canada
65% SunLife
62% Manulife

How Counsellors in M4M see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
12% Male
4% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M4M?

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.