Therapists in M4S

Photo of Rhea Plosker MASc, MC, RSW, RP, Registered Social Worker in M4S, ON
Rhea Plosker MASc, MC, RSW, RP
Registered Social Worker, MC, MASc, RSW, RP
Verified
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
Are you seeking practical tools and techniques you can quickly apply in your life and work? Are you living with depression, anxiety, stress, or grief and loss? Are you, or is someone you care for, recovering from or living with illness? Are you facing major decisions or times of transition at work or in your personal life? ​ Do you feel you could benefit from empathetic listening as well as proven skills and tools that build on your strengths and preferences?
Are you seeking practical tools and techniques you can quickly apply in your life and work? Are you living with depression, anxiety, stress, or grief and loss? Are you, or is someone you care for, recovering from or living with illness? Are you facing major decisions or times of transition at work or in your personal life? ​ Do you feel you could benefit from empathetic listening as well as proven skills and tools that build on your strengths and preferences?
(647) 490-6073 View (647) 490-6073
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Kathryn Weiser
Registered Social Worker, MHSc, MSW, RSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4S
At some point in most relationships, couples experience conflict and sexual disconnection. I help individuals/couples struggling with verbal & sexual communication so they can develop healthier relationships and/or increased sexual connectedness. Are you struggling with communication issues? Conflict? Differences in desire? Illness? Trust issues? Arousal issues? Sexual trauma? I can help you gain insight into your challenges and provide tools to strengthen communication and improve sexual/ intimacy experiences. I help clients with medical issues such as cancer and chronic pain cope so you can have an increased quality of life.
At some point in most relationships, couples experience conflict and sexual disconnection. I help individuals/couples struggling with verbal & sexual communication so they can develop healthier relationships and/or increased sexual connectedness. Are you struggling with communication issues? Conflict? Differences in desire? Illness? Trust issues? Arousal issues? Sexual trauma? I can help you gain insight into your challenges and provide tools to strengthen communication and improve sexual/ intimacy experiences. I help clients with medical issues such as cancer and chronic pain cope so you can have an increased quality of life.
(647) 957-7821 View (647) 957-7821
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Calm Your Mind Counselling (Alison Leach)
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
Are you hoping to rebuild relationships, or do you need assistance in recovering from relationship breakdown? Maybe you are trying to navigate complicated family dynamics, strained peer or workplace relationships and you are not sure how to move forward. Are you experiencing anxiety, stress/burnout and want to develop coping strategies to help life feel more manageable? Have you experienced trauma and realize that it is impacting your daily functioning? We can explore past trauma in order to connect your past experiences to your present-day functioning so that you can improve your overall wellbeing and live the life you desire.
Are you hoping to rebuild relationships, or do you need assistance in recovering from relationship breakdown? Maybe you are trying to navigate complicated family dynamics, strained peer or workplace relationships and you are not sure how to move forward. Are you experiencing anxiety, stress/burnout and want to develop coping strategies to help life feel more manageable? Have you experienced trauma and realize that it is impacting your daily functioning? We can explore past trauma in order to connect your past experiences to your present-day functioning so that you can improve your overall wellbeing and live the life you desire.
(647) 930-9623 View (647) 930-9623
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Andrew Guthrie
Counsellor, PhD, Tcpp di, RP
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4S
Andrew Guthrie, Ph.D., Tcpp dip., R.P. has been a psychotherapist in Toronto since 2000. He trained at Concordia and McGill Universities, the University of Toronto, the Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Program, and the Toronto Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He offers psychodynamic assessments and psychotherapy that reflect a deep knowledge of the psychotherapy field and a genuine commitment to the patients in his care. He treats a wide variety of emotional and behavioural problems with his professional yet compassionate approach. Please call or email for more information, or visit his website www.therapyintoronto.com.
Andrew Guthrie, Ph.D., Tcpp dip., R.P. has been a psychotherapist in Toronto since 2000. He trained at Concordia and McGill Universities, the University of Toronto, the Toronto Child Psychoanalytic Program, and the Toronto Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis. He offers psychodynamic assessments and psychotherapy that reflect a deep knowledge of the psychotherapy field and a genuine commitment to the patients in his care. He treats a wide variety of emotional and behavioural problems with his professional yet compassionate approach. Please call or email for more information, or visit his website www.therapyintoronto.com.
(855) 411-0316 View (855) 411-0316
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One Boat Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS, LLB , Hons BA
Verified
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
I work with individuals 18 years and older who need support with navigating seasons of challenge and change in their lives. We all go through such seasons but they can affect each person differently and each person has different resources to draw from at a given time. My aim is to support people with identifying their needs, working towards their goals, living out their values and tapping into their strengths as they navigate rugged seasons of their lives.
I work with individuals 18 years and older who need support with navigating seasons of challenge and change in their lives. We all go through such seasons but they can affect each person differently and each person has different resources to draw from at a given time. My aim is to support people with identifying their needs, working towards their goals, living out their values and tapping into their strengths as they navigate rugged seasons of their lives.
(647) 360-8067 View (647) 360-8067
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Cherish's Oasis Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
I help adults in their 20s-30s who want to feel happy again but are feeling stuck, lost, numb, or overwhelmed with life. My clients tell me that the pressure to choose the right degree, career, friends, or partner leads them to spiral into depression, anxiety, and other difficult feelings. They feel alone and misunderstood. They want to smile and feel like themself again but don’t know how.
I help adults in their 20s-30s who want to feel happy again but are feeling stuck, lost, numb, or overwhelmed with life. My clients tell me that the pressure to choose the right degree, career, friends, or partner leads them to spiral into depression, anxiety, and other difficult feelings. They feel alone and misunderstood. They want to smile and feel like themself again but don’t know how.
(647) 492-0913 View (647) 492-0913
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Shankari Sharma
Psychological Associate, MA
Verified
Toronto, ON M4S
At the Therapy Centre, Shankari provides individual, couple, and family therapy for adults. Her areas of interest and proficiency include diagnostic assessment and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, assertiveness, stress and burnout, anger management, and personality disorders. She has a particular interest in the treatment of PTSD, trauma- and stressor-related disorders, and the variety of individual and interpersonal sequelae of traumatic experiences.
At the Therapy Centre, Shankari provides individual, couple, and family therapy for adults. Her areas of interest and proficiency include diagnostic assessment and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), depressive and bipolar disorders, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, assertiveness, stress and burnout, anger management, and personality disorders. She has a particular interest in the treatment of PTSD, trauma- and stressor-related disorders, and the variety of individual and interpersonal sequelae of traumatic experiences.
(289) 797-2827 View (289) 797-2827
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Letitia Chow
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you feeling chronically stressed, anxious, depressed, or trying to cope with little or big unresolved trauma(s)? Perhaps you're struggling with excessive worry, unresolved guilt, grief or loss from a breakup, or accident. Are you worrying about the future or dwelling in the past and having a difficult time living in the present? Through therapy, I can support your journey to help you to discover ways to overcome these obstacles. Together, we will explore a treatment plan based on your needs, so that you can move one step closer to accomplishing your goals and achieving emotional freedom!
Are you feeling chronically stressed, anxious, depressed, or trying to cope with little or big unresolved trauma(s)? Perhaps you're struggling with excessive worry, unresolved guilt, grief or loss from a breakup, or accident. Are you worrying about the future or dwelling in the past and having a difficult time living in the present? Through therapy, I can support your journey to help you to discover ways to overcome these obstacles. Together, we will explore a treatment plan based on your needs, so that you can move one step closer to accomplishing your goals and achieving emotional freedom!
(855) 286-6767 View (855) 286-6767
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Dr. Khuraman Mamedova
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
Every obstacle and difficulty has a meaning and function. Let me help you become aware, understand and grow from adversities. Clients often come with a preconceived notion that something is “wrong” with them or their choices. We will work together to understand what makes you "you" and understand your choices and decisions before we decide what you would like to shift or change. I help clients with anxiety, mood disorders, emotion regulation difficulties, psychosis, trauma, self-esteem and attachment issues as well as support people in their careers, including leadership coaching, managing work stress and assertiveness training.
Every obstacle and difficulty has a meaning and function. Let me help you become aware, understand and grow from adversities. Clients often come with a preconceived notion that something is “wrong” with them or their choices. We will work together to understand what makes you "you" and understand your choices and decisions before we decide what you would like to shift or change. I help clients with anxiety, mood disorders, emotion regulation difficulties, psychosis, trauma, self-esteem and attachment issues as well as support people in their careers, including leadership coaching, managing work stress and assertiveness training.
(647) 372-2304 View (647) 372-2304
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Possibilities Clinic
Psychiatrist, PhD, CPsych, RSW, CASLPO, OT Reg
Verified
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
Possibilities Clinic offers a unique team approach on all diagnostic assessments and treatment plans which includes ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorder, OCD, ASD and Early Language & Social Development. Possibilities Clinic serves children, teens, and adults across Ontario with in-person and Telemedicine assessments and treatments.
Possibilities Clinic offers a unique team approach on all diagnostic assessments and treatment plans which includes ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Tourette Syndrome/Tic Disorder, OCD, ASD and Early Language & Social Development. Possibilities Clinic serves children, teens, and adults across Ontario with in-person and Telemedicine assessments and treatments.
(647) 699-4288 View (647) 699-4288
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Judi Siklos
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, HonsBA, CCC
Verified
Toronto, ON M4S
Feeling overwhelmed by all that’s happening around you can lead to burnout as you try to take care of everything and everyone. You may be a queer recent grad stepping into a new job or exploring a new relationship and as much as you’re excited about these changes, there's a disconnect between your wants and needs. Or you may be a mom who feels guilty or ashamed for not doing or being enough, which is starting to show up in ways that are hurting you and those you care most about. If you are someone feeling stuck in patterns of resentment or disappointment, I am here to support you in bringing more balance and joy back into your life.
Feeling overwhelmed by all that’s happening around you can lead to burnout as you try to take care of everything and everyone. You may be a queer recent grad stepping into a new job or exploring a new relationship and as much as you’re excited about these changes, there's a disconnect between your wants and needs. Or you may be a mom who feels guilty or ashamed for not doing or being enough, which is starting to show up in ways that are hurting you and those you care most about. If you are someone feeling stuck in patterns of resentment or disappointment, I am here to support you in bringing more balance and joy back into your life.
(289) 302-6702 View (289) 302-6702
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Cathy Sorichetti
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed? Does past trauma and/or anxiety prevent you from doing activities you enjoy? Are you finding it difficult to cope and find enjoyment in your life? Is your stress and mood impacting your relationships? Does parenting feel demanding and draining with no time to recharge? It doesn't have to be this way. You do not have to suffer. It is possible to have a life that feels pleasurable and fulfilling. Reach out and lets start a journey that will lead you back to your best self.
Do you feel stressed and overwhelmed? Does past trauma and/or anxiety prevent you from doing activities you enjoy? Are you finding it difficult to cope and find enjoyment in your life? Is your stress and mood impacting your relationships? Does parenting feel demanding and draining with no time to recharge? It doesn't have to be this way. You do not have to suffer. It is possible to have a life that feels pleasurable and fulfilling. Reach out and lets start a journey that will lead you back to your best self.
(647) 697-5071 View (647) 697-5071
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Stephanie Thorson Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, DTATI, MES, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4S
Do you feel disconnected or misunderstood? Are you having a hard time understanding your feelings, or feel stuck? Using an anti-oppressive approach, I work with individuals dealing with trauma, relationship issues, marginalization, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and deepening your understanding of yourself. I use a combination of therapy techniques taking your experiences and therapeutic best practices into consideration. I am trauma-informed, solution-focused and promote self-compassion. I always draw on strengths and for some clients, I use art therapy to explore challenging or persistent emotions.
Do you feel disconnected or misunderstood? Are you having a hard time understanding your feelings, or feel stuck? Using an anti-oppressive approach, I work with individuals dealing with trauma, relationship issues, marginalization, anxiety, depression, life transitions, and deepening your understanding of yourself. I use a combination of therapy techniques taking your experiences and therapeutic best practices into consideration. I am trauma-informed, solution-focused and promote self-compassion. I always draw on strengths and for some clients, I use art therapy to explore challenging or persistent emotions.
(647) 699-4123 View (647) 699-4123
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Krista Huyer
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BAsC, NNCP
Verified
14 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
I work with women experiencing feelings of low self-esteem and anxiety. Do you ever feel unappreciated or stuck? As though no matter how hard you try you are never enough? In today’s fast paced world, it can be so hard to find a safe space to open up and let those emotions go. If life is magnifying the negative thoughts in your head, I can help you find your voice, and together we can discover your true self-worth. Everyone deserves to feel appreciated and accepted.
I work with women experiencing feelings of low self-esteem and anxiety. Do you ever feel unappreciated or stuck? As though no matter how hard you try you are never enough? In today’s fast paced world, it can be so hard to find a safe space to open up and let those emotions go. If life is magnifying the negative thoughts in your head, I can help you find your voice, and together we can discover your true self-worth. Everyone deserves to feel appreciated and accepted.
(289) 804-3716 View (289) 804-3716
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Christie Noua
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc, MA, BScH, RHN, RP-Q
Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
I believe mental health care is not a one-size fits all. Everyone experiences mental health concerns at some point in life. That experience is different for everybody and care must be personalized with considerations of the wholeness of the person and their circumstances.
I believe mental health care is not a one-size fits all. Everyone experiences mental health concerns at some point in life. That experience is different for everybody and care must be personalized with considerations of the wholeness of the person and their circumstances.
(289) 271-1739 x700 View (289) 271-1739 x700
Photo of Robert Wachter, Registered Social Worker in M4S, ON
Robert Wachter
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4S
Robert Wachter is a registered clinical social worker specializing in ADHD coaching. Using a strength based and solution focused approach, Robert helps individuals with ADHD to make positive changes in their personal, academic and professional lives. As an ADHD coach, Robert works with clients to capitalize on their strengths to overcome challenges, such as time management and organization, planning, setting priorities, mental health (i.e. anxiety, depression), family conflict, relationship issues and low self-esteem.
Robert Wachter is a registered clinical social worker specializing in ADHD coaching. Using a strength based and solution focused approach, Robert helps individuals with ADHD to make positive changes in their personal, academic and professional lives. As an ADHD coach, Robert works with clients to capitalize on their strengths to overcome challenges, such as time management and organization, planning, setting priorities, mental health (i.e. anxiety, depression), family conflict, relationship issues and low self-esteem.
(647) 360-9680 View (647) 360-9680
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Sophie C. Forrester
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M4S
You don't have to struggle in isolation & silence. Together we will help you overcome the stumbling blocks that impede your path to well-being, accomplishment & meaningful relationships. We can restore your sense of personal agency, self-determination & hope. My approach is informed by a conviction that true healing arrives by way of understanding, compassion for oneself & others, & authentic connection with other people & the world-at-large. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you are genuinely heard; where your unique hopes & experiences are recognized; & where you can express yourself without fear of judgement.
You don't have to struggle in isolation & silence. Together we will help you overcome the stumbling blocks that impede your path to well-being, accomplishment & meaningful relationships. We can restore your sense of personal agency, self-determination & hope. My approach is informed by a conviction that true healing arrives by way of understanding, compassion for oneself & others, & authentic connection with other people & the world-at-large. I strive to create a therapeutic environment where you are genuinely heard; where your unique hopes & experiences are recognized; & where you can express yourself without fear of judgement.
(647) 493-7175 View (647) 493-7175
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Divya Ramaswamy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m a psychotherapist dedicated to creating a safe and non judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions and life experiences while cultivating self awareness and facilitating personal insights. I have experience working with a diverse multicultural population with issues ranging from, but not limited to stress, anxiety, depression, attachment and relationships, trauma and grief.
Hello, I’m a psychotherapist dedicated to creating a safe and non judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, emotions and life experiences while cultivating self awareness and facilitating personal insights. I have experience working with a diverse multicultural population with issues ranging from, but not limited to stress, anxiety, depression, attachment and relationships, trauma and grief.
(647) 492-5809 View (647) 492-5809
Photo of Dylan Zambrano, Registered Social Worker in M4S, ON
Dylan Zambrano
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4S
Life is full of demands and responsibilities that can feel overwhelming. Emotions and self-defeating thoughts can interfere with you feeling and performing at your best. You want something to change but untangling these patterns seems too difficult. When you learn to harness your emotions and thoughts they can begin to work with you and not against you, allowing you to take ownership of your life. I believe this resilience is a skill we all have the capacity to acquire. My goal is to make mental health therapy practical and effective, so you can live a happier and more productive life.
Life is full of demands and responsibilities that can feel overwhelming. Emotions and self-defeating thoughts can interfere with you feeling and performing at your best. You want something to change but untangling these patterns seems too difficult. When you learn to harness your emotions and thoughts they can begin to work with you and not against you, allowing you to take ownership of your life. I believe this resilience is a skill we all have the capacity to acquire. My goal is to make mental health therapy practical and effective, so you can live a happier and more productive life.
(289) 207-5153 View (289) 207-5153
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Ana Bodnar
Psychologist
Verified
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a clinical psychologist in midtown Toronto. I incorporate mindfulness, psychodynamic and cognitive behaviour therapy approaches to address a variety of life problems, including anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, eating disorders, life direction and couple counselling. I offer a safe therapeutic environment where insight and change are possible. I have worked with individuals from many cultural backgrounds and walks of life and also offer psychotherapy in Spanish. I support individuals to make positive changes in their lives through insight, practical tools and by empowering individuals to reconnect with their own strengths. Please see www.anabodnar.com
I am a clinical psychologist in midtown Toronto. I incorporate mindfulness, psychodynamic and cognitive behaviour therapy approaches to address a variety of life problems, including anxiety, depression, addictions, grief, eating disorders, life direction and couple counselling. I offer a safe therapeutic environment where insight and change are possible. I have worked with individuals from many cultural backgrounds and walks of life and also offer psychotherapy in Spanish. I support individuals to make positive changes in their lives through insight, practical tools and by empowering individuals to reconnect with their own strengths. Please see www.anabodnar.com
(844) 330-9993 View (844) 330-9993

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Number of Counsellors in M4S

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in M4S who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
82% Self Esteem
77% Stress
74% Coping Skills
70% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% SunLife
66% Green Shield Canada
63% Manulife

How Counsellors in M4S see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
20% Male
2% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in M4S?

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.