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Tammy Dwosh
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R
Life is full of challenges both expected and unexpected. It is my goal to help you navigate a path through your current circumstances whatever they may be. Loss is a particular challenge which affects all of us. It can be the loss of a loved one, an ability, a relationship, or a job. I have years of experience helping people move forward from loss or trauma. I have also worked to help young adults navigate transitions that are often a source of anxiety or depression.
Life is full of challenges both expected and unexpected. It is my goal to help you navigate a path through your current circumstances whatever they may be. Loss is a particular challenge which affects all of us. It can be the loss of a loved one, an ability, a relationship, or a job. I have years of experience helping people move forward from loss or trauma. I have also worked to help young adults navigate transitions that are often a source of anxiety or depression.
(289) 809-6961 View (289) 809-6961
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Specializing In Betrayal Trauma Sex Porn Addiction Narcissistic Abuse
Debbie, Allen
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4R  (Online Only)
Life can have its challenges. I work with clients who are ready to face these challenges. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where they can explore new solutions & gain the tools to deal with partner betrayal trauma, sex addiction, porn addiction, infidelity, relationship conflict, narcissistic abuse, low self-esteem & life transitions. My work is collaborative & focuses on helping my clients better understand themselves & those in their lives. My training helps clients to big discoveries, foundational changes & deeper fulfilling lives. You can expect to strengthen your authentic self, challenge beliefs & foster resiliency
Life can have its challenges. I work with clients who are ready to face these challenges. I provide a safe, non-judgmental environment where they can explore new solutions & gain the tools to deal with partner betrayal trauma, sex addiction, porn addiction, infidelity, relationship conflict, narcissistic abuse, low self-esteem & life transitions. My work is collaborative & focuses on helping my clients better understand themselves & those in their lives. My training helps clients to big discoveries, foundational changes & deeper fulfilling lives. You can expect to strengthen your authentic self, challenge beliefs & foster resiliency
(289) 677-9035 View (289) 677-9035
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Jacqueline On
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R
Is your chronic illness holding you back? Please know that you are worthy of living a fulfilling life. You are so much more than your illness. It can be challenging to carry on day to day. People around you may not understand just how much planning it takes to simply function when you are constantly low on energy, or how much effort you put in every single day to show up for yourself and others in spite of the pain. I see you, and I am here for you.
Is your chronic illness holding you back? Please know that you are worthy of living a fulfilling life. You are so much more than your illness. It can be challenging to carry on day to day. People around you may not understand just how much planning it takes to simply function when you are constantly low on energy, or how much effort you put in every single day to show up for yourself and others in spite of the pain. I see you, and I am here for you.
(226) 408-4210 View (226) 408-4210
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Sevgi Arslan
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4R  (Online Only)
I am committed to fostering an inclusive and empowering therapeutic experience for youth and adult individuals and believe in acknowledging and celebrating the diverse range of human experiences, including neuro-divergences, racial and ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, and gender identities.For me, mental health is not just an individual concern but also a social justice issue. I recognize that systemic inequalities, societal, and community pressures can greatly impact our well-being. Therefore, I approach therapy through a social justice lens, striving to create a safe and affirming space for clients to explore their unique
I am committed to fostering an inclusive and empowering therapeutic experience for youth and adult individuals and believe in acknowledging and celebrating the diverse range of human experiences, including neuro-divergences, racial and ethnic backgrounds, disabilities, and gender identities.For me, mental health is not just an individual concern but also a social justice issue. I recognize that systemic inequalities, societal, and community pressures can greatly impact our well-being. Therefore, I approach therapy through a social justice lens, striving to create a safe and affirming space for clients to explore their unique
(416) 820-2269 View (416) 820-2269
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Maliha Ibrahim
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R
Are you or a loved one struggling with depression, suicidality, an eating disorder, substance use, trauma/PTSD, or grief? Perhaps you’re seeking to improve your boundaries, communication skills, or self-development. Are relationship challenges – communication issues, infidelity, emotional/sexual intimacy, and preferences (LGBTQIA+ identities, consensual nonmonogamy, asexuality, etc.) or life transitions such as family planning, infertility, adoption, parenting, or divorce – weighing heavily on your mind? In these challenging situations, it’s common to feel overwhelmed, lost, or unsure where to turn.
Are you or a loved one struggling with depression, suicidality, an eating disorder, substance use, trauma/PTSD, or grief? Perhaps you’re seeking to improve your boundaries, communication skills, or self-development. Are relationship challenges – communication issues, infidelity, emotional/sexual intimacy, and preferences (LGBTQIA+ identities, consensual nonmonogamy, asexuality, etc.) or life transitions such as family planning, infertility, adoption, parenting, or divorce – weighing heavily on your mind? In these challenging situations, it’s common to feel overwhelmed, lost, or unsure where to turn.
(647) 492-2951 View (647) 492-2951
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Alina Patel
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R
Are you struggling with OCD, bulimia, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or stress? If so, I'm here to help.
Are you struggling with OCD, bulimia, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, or stress? If so, I'm here to help.
(647) 691-8780 View (647) 691-8780
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Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4R
Dr. McBride is the founder & Director of the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre (CITC), which has been in operation since 2003. Associates at CITC have extensive experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) & Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and we offer treatment to adults, adolescents & children. We treat an array of concerns including: mood & anxiety disorders, eating disorders, bipolar, trauma, insomnia, interpersonal & relationship issues, transitions & stress management. We also provide psychoeducational & social-emotional assessments for children & adults to identify learning disabilities, ADHD & giftedness.
Dr. McBride is the founder & Director of the Cognitive & Interpersonal Therapy Centre (CITC), which has been in operation since 2003. Associates at CITC have extensive experience in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) & Interpersonal Therapy (IPT) and we offer treatment to adults, adolescents & children. We treat an array of concerns including: mood & anxiety disorders, eating disorders, bipolar, trauma, insomnia, interpersonal & relationship issues, transitions & stress management. We also provide psychoeducational & social-emotional assessments for children & adults to identify learning disabilities, ADHD & giftedness.
(437) 747-2973 View (437) 747-2973
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Edward McAnanama
Occupational Therapist, BMR(OT), OTReg, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R
Are you and your family member navigating a complex life transition influenced by mental health challenges, addictions, illness, disability, or dementia? Perhaps you find yourself grappling with the unique demands of depression or bipolar disorder or are part of a couple where one partner is affected by these challenges. Maybe you are helping an older family member adjust to the changes that come with aging, including reduced physical capacity and declining cognitive ability. In these challenging situations, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to cope with the evolving dynamics within your family or relationships.
Are you and your family member navigating a complex life transition influenced by mental health challenges, addictions, illness, disability, or dementia? Perhaps you find yourself grappling with the unique demands of depression or bipolar disorder or are part of a couple where one partner is affected by these challenges. Maybe you are helping an older family member adjust to the changes that come with aging, including reduced physical capacity and declining cognitive ability. In these challenging situations, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain about how to cope with the evolving dynamics within your family or relationships.
(647) 370-3827 View (647) 370-3827
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Devina Daya
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4R
My areas of expertise include the treatment of depression, anxiety (e.g social anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, health anxiety, phobias), obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders (e.g. body dysmorphia, trichotillomania), bipolar disorder, trauma, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, grief and loss, acculturation stress and difficult life transitions. I work towards helping you cope with difficult thoughts, intense emotions and unhelpful behaviours, along with strengthening your interpersonal functioning. My approaches include cognitive, behavioural, mindfulness, interpersonal and attachment-focused therapies.
My areas of expertise include the treatment of depression, anxiety (e.g social anxiety, panic, agoraphobia, health anxiety, phobias), obsessive-compulsive disorder and related disorders (e.g. body dysmorphia, trichotillomania), bipolar disorder, trauma, interpersonal and relationship difficulties, grief and loss, acculturation stress and difficult life transitions. I work towards helping you cope with difficult thoughts, intense emotions and unhelpful behaviours, along with strengthening your interpersonal functioning. My approaches include cognitive, behavioural, mindfulness, interpersonal and attachment-focused therapies.
(437) 747-8713 View (437) 747-8713
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Aleksandra Lalovic
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R  (Online Only)
You are facing a challenge and you are seeking ways to help you cope. Maybe you are feeling depressed, alone, overwhelmed or stuck on how to make the change you desire in your life. There are ways to get through it and you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. Therapy can offer hope and provide you with the support and skills to bring about a shift towards greater fulfillment and joy.
You are facing a challenge and you are seeking ways to help you cope. Maybe you are feeling depressed, alone, overwhelmed or stuck on how to make the change you desire in your life. There are ways to get through it and you don’t have to figure it all out on your own. Therapy can offer hope and provide you with the support and skills to bring about a shift towards greater fulfillment and joy.
(647) 697-7058 View (647) 697-7058
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Kristin Koerner-Yeo
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4R  (Online Only)
It can be hard to know whom or what to trust when making decisions about the well-being of your child. With over 14 years of clinical experience, it is my goal to offer hope, relief and direction when children and teens face social-emotional challenges and families feel off balance. I use up-to-date, evidence-based therapies in a structured, goal-oriented approach to alleviate mental health stress. I focus on building strong therapeutic relationships, collaborating with families to meet therapy goals and encouraging the development of positive coping skills to carry forward into the future.
It can be hard to know whom or what to trust when making decisions about the well-being of your child. With over 14 years of clinical experience, it is my goal to offer hope, relief and direction when children and teens face social-emotional challenges and families feel off balance. I use up-to-date, evidence-based therapies in a structured, goal-oriented approach to alleviate mental health stress. I focus on building strong therapeutic relationships, collaborating with families to meet therapy goals and encouraging the development of positive coping skills to carry forward into the future.
(416) 419-9331 View (416) 419-9331
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Abby Ajvaz
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4R
I have a passion for working alongside clients who are feeling held back by their past experiences. By specializing in trauma work, I support individuals living with anxiety-related disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, moral injury, and more. I offer a collaborative approach, working together to create an individualized treatment plan that best supports you on your unique journey towards healing and recovery.
I have a passion for working alongside clients who are feeling held back by their past experiences. By specializing in trauma work, I support individuals living with anxiety-related disorders, personality disorders, post-traumatic stress disorder, complex post-traumatic stress disorder, moral injury, and more. I offer a collaborative approach, working together to create an individualized treatment plan that best supports you on your unique journey towards healing and recovery.
(226) 243-1857 View (226) 243-1857
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Chris Saxton
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4R
I offer Individual psychotherapy that is an inner journey of self-exploration focused on you, so you can find clarity of purpose in your life. With couples, I provide a safe space where both partners can share their thoughts, feelings and concerns strengthening their connection to one another. Additionally, I help my clients, their partners, and family learn how to cope with the challenges of addiction (and other traumas), while providing them with the support they need as they progress through recovery toward mental health, general self-efficacy and wholeness.
I offer Individual psychotherapy that is an inner journey of self-exploration focused on you, so you can find clarity of purpose in your life. With couples, I provide a safe space where both partners can share their thoughts, feelings and concerns strengthening their connection to one another. Additionally, I help my clients, their partners, and family learn how to cope with the challenges of addiction (and other traumas), while providing them with the support they need as they progress through recovery toward mental health, general self-efficacy and wholeness.
(647) 696-5185 View (647) 696-5185
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William Empey
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R
In uncertain times the need for us to take responsibility for our own lives is essential. To experience being fully alive, we can't simply accept a destiny that other people or our culture want for us. We have to write our own story and walk our own path. My goal is to deepen your self-awareness and cultivate an acceptance of things as they are, not as we wish them to be, to bring light into the dark shadows of your life and restore your sense of who you are. We will seek to find the depth of your hidden potential and quiet the voices of self-doubt so you can ride the waves of human experience with grace and purpose.
In uncertain times the need for us to take responsibility for our own lives is essential. To experience being fully alive, we can't simply accept a destiny that other people or our culture want for us. We have to write our own story and walk our own path. My goal is to deepen your self-awareness and cultivate an acceptance of things as they are, not as we wish them to be, to bring light into the dark shadows of your life and restore your sense of who you are. We will seek to find the depth of your hidden potential and quiet the voices of self-doubt so you can ride the waves of human experience with grace and purpose.
(647) 360-3071 View (647) 360-3071
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Mary Middleton
Registered Social Worker, BSW, BAh psy, OCSWSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R
Therapy is a powerful process that can open you up in ways that are familiar and unexpected. It can be both scarry and beautiful. But what is most important is that you trust and feel safe with the person you are opening up to. As a Gestalt trained humanist psychotherapist with over 20 years of varied therapeutic experience I make the cultivation of that relationship and your trust the foundation of our work. Once this co-created safe space is established, no matter what shows up in sessions – fear, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, trauma, depression, family issues, alienation, substance use, feelings of inadequacy -
Therapy is a powerful process that can open you up in ways that are familiar and unexpected. It can be both scarry and beautiful. But what is most important is that you trust and feel safe with the person you are opening up to. As a Gestalt trained humanist psychotherapist with over 20 years of varied therapeutic experience I make the cultivation of that relationship and your trust the foundation of our work. Once this co-created safe space is established, no matter what shows up in sessions – fear, anxiety, intrusive thoughts, trauma, depression, family issues, alienation, substance use, feelings of inadequacy -
(647) 492-5092 View (647) 492-5092
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Jennifer Bartok
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You're feeling overwhelmed because it feels like the rug has just been ripped out from underneath you. You were barely holding on a week ago, and now everything seems like an uphill battle. You’re stressed beyond belief and reaching out for help seems scary because you feel like you have nothing left to give. Everything has become uncertain. From the outside it might seem like you have everything together, but inside something's missing. You feel even more disconnected from yourself and others now because of the enforced self-isolation. Your wheels are spinning but you're standing still, using up all your energy to remain upright.
You're feeling overwhelmed because it feels like the rug has just been ripped out from underneath you. You were barely holding on a week ago, and now everything seems like an uphill battle. You’re stressed beyond belief and reaching out for help seems scary because you feel like you have nothing left to give. Everything has become uncertain. From the outside it might seem like you have everything together, but inside something's missing. You feel even more disconnected from yourself and others now because of the enforced self-isolation. Your wheels are spinning but you're standing still, using up all your energy to remain upright.
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Ellen White
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R
I am a professional Life Coach, Certified Imago Facilitator (Relationship Coach) and Intuitive Counsellor. I have 20 years of experience helping people to develop their full potential for joy and success. I have a full-time private practice and coach clients all over the world. Sessions are conducted in person, phone or online. I hosted the documentary TV show The Truth Behind Yourself and authored two national columns in one of Canada's largest daily newspapers. I work with a variety of issues, ie, relationship, career and weight, but ultimately, it’s about self discovery.
I am a professional Life Coach, Certified Imago Facilitator (Relationship Coach) and Intuitive Counsellor. I have 20 years of experience helping people to develop their full potential for joy and success. I have a full-time private practice and coach clients all over the world. Sessions are conducted in person, phone or online. I hosted the documentary TV show The Truth Behind Yourself and authored two national columns in one of Canada's largest daily newspapers. I work with a variety of issues, ie, relationship, career and weight, but ultimately, it’s about self discovery.
(647) 699-3640 View (647) 699-3640
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Susan Tang
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R
Susan works with individuals from all walks of life who may embrace a range of mental health needs. She recognizes that each individual may need to seek therapy for a number of reasons, such as receiving support during tremendous transitions in life; to face and endure new challenges; or even to deal with the difficulties that one may encounter. Susan believes that every individual has the innate capacity to cope with the challenges that life offers, but it can be difficult to access these abilities from the experiences that each of us have had before.
Susan works with individuals from all walks of life who may embrace a range of mental health needs. She recognizes that each individual may need to seek therapy for a number of reasons, such as receiving support during tremendous transitions in life; to face and endure new challenges; or even to deal with the difficulties that one may encounter. Susan believes that every individual has the innate capacity to cope with the challenges that life offers, but it can be difficult to access these abilities from the experiences that each of us have had before.
(226) 910-1262 View (226) 910-1262
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Allan Findlay
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R
I see couples in therapy who tell me they are quarrelling too much or who have drifted apart. Often, they need help with slowing down, expressing their softer feelings and understanding their partner's emotions. I also see couples whose lives have been turned upside down by an extra-marital affair and worry that there will never be trust again. I help them learn how an affair doesn't have to mean the end of a relationship. I also see individuals with anxiety, depression and trauma from childhood interfering with their present lives. Young adults and their parents see me for family therapy to improve their relationships.
I see couples in therapy who tell me they are quarrelling too much or who have drifted apart. Often, they need help with slowing down, expressing their softer feelings and understanding their partner's emotions. I also see couples whose lives have been turned upside down by an extra-marital affair and worry that there will never be trust again. I help them learn how an affair doesn't have to mean the end of a relationship. I also see individuals with anxiety, depression and trauma from childhood interfering with their present lives. Young adults and their parents see me for family therapy to improve their relationships.
(647) 692-2597 View (647) 692-2597
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Julia Friedman
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R
I believe that therapy should be tailored to an individual’s unique needs, lived experience, and personal goals. Compassion, trust, and empathy are paramount in the development of a strong therapeutic relationship that will guide our work together. I take an integrative and trauma-informed approach to therapy, working with my client to understand how current and past circumstances have contributed to the challenges that they are facing. I am passionate about providing LGBTQ2S+ affirming care and strive to weave the values of cultural-humility, equity, and accessibility into my practice.
I believe that therapy should be tailored to an individual’s unique needs, lived experience, and personal goals. Compassion, trust, and empathy are paramount in the development of a strong therapeutic relationship that will guide our work together. I take an integrative and trauma-informed approach to therapy, working with my client to understand how current and past circumstances have contributed to the challenges that they are facing. I am passionate about providing LGBTQ2S+ affirming care and strive to weave the values of cultural-humility, equity, and accessibility into my practice.
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Number of Counsellors in M4R

60+

Average cost per session

$170

Counsellors in M4R who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
90% Anxiety
89% Relationship Issues
87% Self Esteem
84% Stress
75% Grief
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% SunLife
54% Manulife
54% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in M4R see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M4R?

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.