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Caroline Mardon
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X
When difficult times come, people are drawn to look at themselves. The habitual patterns of personality and relationships may no longer work or may be unsuited to who you are now. Feelings like shame, guilt and loneliness are painful. Unconscious defenses that protected you in the past can create problems rather than solve them and can actually inhibit your growth and freedom in the present. Therapy can increase self awareness, improve relationships, vitalize your sense of self, help you to discovery meaning and purpose, provide solutions to problems and reduce feelings of distress. Therapy is like a renovation. 30 years experience.
When difficult times come, people are drawn to look at themselves. The habitual patterns of personality and relationships may no longer work or may be unsuited to who you are now. Feelings like shame, guilt and loneliness are painful. Unconscious defenses that protected you in the past can create problems rather than solve them and can actually inhibit your growth and freedom in the present. Therapy can increase self awareness, improve relationships, vitalize your sense of self, help you to discovery meaning and purpose, provide solutions to problems and reduce feelings of distress. Therapy is like a renovation. 30 years experience.
(437) 747-8875 View (437) 747-8875
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Farhat Shabbir
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself worrying a lot or feeling anxious? Do you go through a significant life change, and you do not feel comfortable with your current situation? If you are tired of struggling with a hectic and overwhelming life, and you are ready to make meaningful changes in your life, I would be honored to walk alongside you through this journey. I believe together we can create success.
Do you find yourself worrying a lot or feeling anxious? Do you go through a significant life change, and you do not feel comfortable with your current situation? If you are tired of struggling with a hectic and overwhelming life, and you are ready to make meaningful changes in your life, I would be honored to walk alongside you through this journey. I believe together we can create success.
(647) 952-6306 View (647) 952-6306
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Marc Colbourne
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X
We all face difficult times in our lives. I believe, however, that we have the strength to meet these challenges head on, overcome our blocks, and ultimately benefit from these opportunities for growth. Of course, we may not always be able to see our way through these times on our own. A collaborative therapeutic relationship established in a safe and supportive environment can allow us to unlock the strength and resiliency we all carry within us.
We all face difficult times in our lives. I believe, however, that we have the strength to meet these challenges head on, overcome our blocks, and ultimately benefit from these opportunities for growth. Of course, we may not always be able to see our way through these times on our own. A collaborative therapeutic relationship established in a safe and supportive environment can allow us to unlock the strength and resiliency we all carry within us.
(416) 522-0445 View (416) 522-0445
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Kelly O'Sullivan
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4X  (Online Only)
I offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, and other embodied somatic practices, that tap into the body's and mind’s innate ability to begin healing from past traumas, overwhelming emotions, fears, distressing thoughts and experiences, helping you overcome the negative impact this has on your life. You need to be provided with support, a sense of safety, connection and a compassionate space to do that, and I will work with you to foster and help create that space for healing.
I offer EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) Therapy, and other embodied somatic practices, that tap into the body's and mind’s innate ability to begin healing from past traumas, overwhelming emotions, fears, distressing thoughts and experiences, helping you overcome the negative impact this has on your life. You need to be provided with support, a sense of safety, connection and a compassionate space to do that, and I will work with you to foster and help create that space for healing.
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Kevin William Grant
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RCT, RPC
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4X
By leveraging an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy and life coaching, I guide you toward taking transformational steps toward a positive, healthful, balanced, and fulfilling life. My approach combines psychodynamic, narrative, solution-focused, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioural therapy. I specialize in 'depth therapy' or 'depth work,' an insightful practice aimed at uncovering and addressing the root cause of emotional distress and fostering the development of a strong core identity. Reflect deeply on yourself in a respectful, safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment.
By leveraging an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy and life coaching, I guide you toward taking transformational steps toward a positive, healthful, balanced, and fulfilling life. My approach combines psychodynamic, narrative, solution-focused, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioural therapy. I specialize in 'depth therapy' or 'depth work,' an insightful practice aimed at uncovering and addressing the root cause of emotional distress and fostering the development of a strong core identity. Reflect deeply on yourself in a respectful, safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment.
(416) 709-4944 View (416) 709-4944
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Alli Therapy - Olivia Johnson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X  (Online Only)
Starting your therapy journey can be difficult, but I hope you know how courageous it is to take this first step on your journey to mental wellness. Sometimes, what brings you to therapy is a major life event that you need help navigating and sometimes, it is a variety of events that have built up over time. My goal is to help you make the transition to mental wellness as comfortable as possible, with the personal belief that a strong therapeutic alliance makes a positive impact on the change you want to achieve.
Starting your therapy journey can be difficult, but I hope you know how courageous it is to take this first step on your journey to mental wellness. Sometimes, what brings you to therapy is a major life event that you need help navigating and sometimes, it is a variety of events that have built up over time. My goal is to help you make the transition to mental wellness as comfortable as possible, with the personal belief that a strong therapeutic alliance makes a positive impact on the change you want to achieve.
(437) 747-7460 View (437) 747-7460
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Andrea Taylor
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MPS, CMT-P
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X
Therapy is an investment in yourself. It's a place to explore what is most important in your life, especially if you've been feeling "stuck" or unable to fully enjoy your life. Perhaps you've been experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression that have been limiting your ability to take action or make a change to improve your quality of life. Maybe you're in the midst of a difficult life transition, coping with grief from a personal loss, or experiencing workplace burnout, and finding it difficult to regain your emotional stability, energy, and well-being. In therapy, we talk about strategies and about the "big questions" of life.
Therapy is an investment in yourself. It's a place to explore what is most important in your life, especially if you've been feeling "stuck" or unable to fully enjoy your life. Perhaps you've been experiencing feelings of anxiety or depression that have been limiting your ability to take action or make a change to improve your quality of life. Maybe you're in the midst of a difficult life transition, coping with grief from a personal loss, or experiencing workplace burnout, and finding it difficult to regain your emotional stability, energy, and well-being. In therapy, we talk about strategies and about the "big questions" of life.
(437) 747-6380 x100 View (437) 747-6380 x100
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Darren Elliott
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BED, BBA, RPQ, CAPT, CRPO
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X
How you feel, matters. Therapy isn't for someone who has it worse than you, you owe it to yourself to reach for the support you need to thrive. You could be looking for support during a difficult time or recovery after a difficult ending or experience. You might have some confusion as to why things are going wrong in your relationships, which you hope to strengthen or repair or end. Perhaps the pandemic turned life upside-down and you are finding your balance again. Maybe you feel disconnected, alone or have suffered in a relationship with someone who does and are looking for a therapist who can understand what's happening.
How you feel, matters. Therapy isn't for someone who has it worse than you, you owe it to yourself to reach for the support you need to thrive. You could be looking for support during a difficult time or recovery after a difficult ending or experience. You might have some confusion as to why things are going wrong in your relationships, which you hope to strengthen or repair or end. Perhaps the pandemic turned life upside-down and you are finding your balance again. Maybe you feel disconnected, alone or have suffered in a relationship with someone who does and are looking for a therapist who can understand what's happening.
(437) 747-8654 View (437) 747-8654
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Barbara Mancini
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X
Experiencing sadness, worry, or distress? Are past traumas impacting your present? Feeling "different"? Is it hard to navigate the world socially? These are some of the mental health, identity, and social concerns that can impact individuals and their families, impeding wellbeing. I provide psychotherapy and assessments to assist with a range of issues including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, abuse, attachment concerns, anger, autism spectrum disorder, learning/attention issues, addictions, family functioning problems/transitions (e.g., divorce, adoption) etc. I also have unique training and experience supporting gender/sexual identity-related exploration, coming out, and/or transition/surgery readiness assessments.
Experiencing sadness, worry, or distress? Are past traumas impacting your present? Feeling "different"? Is it hard to navigate the world socially? These are some of the mental health, identity, and social concerns that can impact individuals and their families, impeding wellbeing. I provide psychotherapy and assessments to assist with a range of issues including mood and anxiety disorders, trauma, abuse, attachment concerns, anger, autism spectrum disorder, learning/attention issues, addictions, family functioning problems/transitions (e.g., divorce, adoption) etc. I also have unique training and experience supporting gender/sexual identity-related exploration, coming out, and/or transition/surgery readiness assessments.
(855) 912-6671 View (855) 912-6671
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Kristan Badour
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X  (Online Only)
Does it feel like you’re barely holding it together some days? Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed, stuck, and stressed? Do you want to feel differently but feel stumped as to how? If so, I have some good news - change and feeling different is possible! If you’re looking for more ease in your life and ways to manage the emotional bumps along the way, we can work together to make that happen. I work with my clients to identify goals and find creative strategies that work for them because you deserve strategies and ideas as unique as you are!
Does it feel like you’re barely holding it together some days? Are you tired of feeling overwhelmed, stuck, and stressed? Do you want to feel differently but feel stumped as to how? If so, I have some good news - change and feeling different is possible! If you’re looking for more ease in your life and ways to manage the emotional bumps along the way, we can work together to make that happen. I work with my clients to identify goals and find creative strategies that work for them because you deserve strategies and ideas as unique as you are!
(437) 747-6658 View (437) 747-6658
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Bhisham Kinha
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MEd, EdD
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X  (Online Only)
I believe that painful experience and times of suffering are inevitable and bring us into contact with the most human parts of ourselves. Rather than pushing experiences away, I work with clients to get close and learn from the things that worry them, depress them and excite them. And to watch for the wisdom and resilience that emerges when we do. I see therapy as an opportunity for individuals to know themselves deeply, treat themselves therapeutically, and to recognize themselves as rich, capable and complex beings. My stance is curious and non-judgemental. The relationship that I offer is caring, respectful and often playful.
I believe that painful experience and times of suffering are inevitable and bring us into contact with the most human parts of ourselves. Rather than pushing experiences away, I work with clients to get close and learn from the things that worry them, depress them and excite them. And to watch for the wisdom and resilience that emerges when we do. I see therapy as an opportunity for individuals to know themselves deeply, treat themselves therapeutically, and to recognize themselves as rich, capable and complex beings. My stance is curious and non-judgemental. The relationship that I offer is caring, respectful and often playful.
(647) 559-3060 View (647) 559-3060
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Shahram (Shawn) Eskandary
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4X  (Online Only)
To help you, I use Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, as well as providin a space to guide self discovery, self expression, and self compassion. Mindfulness helps us to not get overwhelmed by our distressing thoughts and physical sensations and CBT provides techniques that help changing of thoughts, reactions, and habits. It is my belief that therapy helps heal, strengthen, and or change a person’s relationship with their self, history, and environment. This change can entail adopting coping skills, increasing awareness of how we treat our selves, and management of our environment.
To help you, I use Mindfulness Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, as well as providin a space to guide self discovery, self expression, and self compassion. Mindfulness helps us to not get overwhelmed by our distressing thoughts and physical sensations and CBT provides techniques that help changing of thoughts, reactions, and habits. It is my belief that therapy helps heal, strengthen, and or change a person’s relationship with their self, history, and environment. This change can entail adopting coping skills, increasing awareness of how we treat our selves, and management of our environment.
(289) 217-8665 View (289) 217-8665
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Alex Gosselin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RYT, SEP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I’m Alex and I offer body oriented talk therapy, embodied movement and clinical supervision/consultation services. I am committed to supporting you in accessing the transformation that is made possible through stretching into your growth edges and living into your deepest held values. My approach is warm, casual, and collaborative. I work with individuals who are 18 + with specialized experience supporting helping professionals, those living with complex trauma, developmental trauma, anxiety and perfectionism.
Welcome! I’m Alex and I offer body oriented talk therapy, embodied movement and clinical supervision/consultation services. I am committed to supporting you in accessing the transformation that is made possible through stretching into your growth edges and living into your deepest held values. My approach is warm, casual, and collaborative. I work with individuals who are 18 + with specialized experience supporting helping professionals, those living with complex trauma, developmental trauma, anxiety and perfectionism.
(289) 819-1139 View (289) 819-1139
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Ali Ahmad
Registered Social Worker, BSW Hon, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X
For many years, I have successfully formed therapeutic relationships with individuals/couples, to understand their issues, and offer support to manage stressors & remove barriers. Your issues may arise from an inability to cope with the present, due to stress, depression and anxiety; or from life transitions, sexual orientation, sexual dysfunction, grief, and substance use. I work from a person-centered approach, to help you to find balance and resilience to improve your ability to function better. I use my training and knowledge to create with you a solution to reflect your lifestyle choices.
For many years, I have successfully formed therapeutic relationships with individuals/couples, to understand their issues, and offer support to manage stressors & remove barriers. Your issues may arise from an inability to cope with the present, due to stress, depression and anxiety; or from life transitions, sexual orientation, sexual dysfunction, grief, and substance use. I work from a person-centered approach, to help you to find balance and resilience to improve your ability to function better. I use my training and knowledge to create with you a solution to reflect your lifestyle choices.
(647) 492-2239 View (647) 492-2239
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Nolan Blodgett
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X
I have experience working with youth and adults with an emphasis on and gender diverse folks and the LGBTQ2S community. I have supported clients with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety and depression, body image, eating disorders, gender/sexuality-related issues, personality disorders, intergenerational trauma, complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and substance use. My approach is grounded in a trauma-informed, intersectional anti-oppressive framework and I aim to foster resilience and empowerment using a warm, collaborative approach to support folks in meeting their goals.
I have experience working with youth and adults with an emphasis on and gender diverse folks and the LGBTQ2S community. I have supported clients with a range of presenting issues, including anxiety and depression, body image, eating disorders, gender/sexuality-related issues, personality disorders, intergenerational trauma, complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and substance use. My approach is grounded in a trauma-informed, intersectional anti-oppressive framework and I aim to foster resilience and empowerment using a warm, collaborative approach to support folks in meeting their goals.
(647) 691-0620 View (647) 691-0620
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Leila Nadimi
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You might seek therapy to navigate through challenging life situations, like recovering from trauma, managing difficult relationships, undergoing life transitions, or simply aiming for a deeper understanding of yourself. In our work together, we strive to give significance to your story, transform elements no longer aligned with your higher self, and bring to light your inherent gifts and potentials. As a Psychodynamic psychotherapist informed by trauma and Internal Family System (IFS) modality, I employ various approaches, including somatic experiencing and mindfulness.
You might seek therapy to navigate through challenging life situations, like recovering from trauma, managing difficult relationships, undergoing life transitions, or simply aiming for a deeper understanding of yourself. In our work together, we strive to give significance to your story, transform elements no longer aligned with your higher self, and bring to light your inherent gifts and potentials. As a Psychodynamic psychotherapist informed by trauma and Internal Family System (IFS) modality, I employ various approaches, including somatic experiencing and mindfulness.
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Ella Rebanks
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X
Connection, Clarity, Calm.
Connection, Clarity, Calm.
(647) 957-9618 View (647) 957-9618
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Adam Busch
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CSFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Sexual health and well-being, relationships, substance use, recovery from addiction, codependence, communication skills, finding community, family problems, anxiety, mood (depression), trauma (PTSD), body image, building self-esteem, stress reduction, managing diagnosis, grief and loss; these are some of the things people have come to work with me on. I will work with you to uncover, recover and discover what you are awesome at, and use your innate aptitudes and unique ways of being to create tailor-made resolution to what brings you to therapy.
Sexual health and well-being, relationships, substance use, recovery from addiction, codependence, communication skills, finding community, family problems, anxiety, mood (depression), trauma (PTSD), body image, building self-esteem, stress reduction, managing diagnosis, grief and loss; these are some of the things people have come to work with me on. I will work with you to uncover, recover and discover what you are awesome at, and use your innate aptitudes and unique ways of being to create tailor-made resolution to what brings you to therapy.
(437) 372-5358 View (437) 372-5358
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Maria Doumanas
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4X  (Online Only)
Navigating the aftermath of trauma or grappling with challenging emotions like sadness, anger, and anxiety can make coping feel like an uphill battle. If you're finding yourself caught in a web of negative emotions and unmanageable stress, unsure of how to break free, I'm here to help. In our therapy sessions, we'll explore a variety of tools and techniques to help you find relief. I'm a firm believer that therapy isn't a one-size-fits-all solution, so I pull from different approaches to customize our sessions and treatment plan to suit your unique needs.
Navigating the aftermath of trauma or grappling with challenging emotions like sadness, anger, and anxiety can make coping feel like an uphill battle. If you're finding yourself caught in a web of negative emotions and unmanageable stress, unsure of how to break free, I'm here to help. In our therapy sessions, we'll explore a variety of tools and techniques to help you find relief. I'm a firm believer that therapy isn't a one-size-fits-all solution, so I pull from different approaches to customize our sessions and treatment plan to suit your unique needs.
(647) 493-2811 View (647) 493-2811
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Ines Di Gasbarro
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, RRP, CVRP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4X
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to work with individuals who experience interpersonal relationship, parenting, stress, grief, trauma, workplace struggles, anxiety, and depression issues. I teach communication skills to better foster healthy relationships and assist in personal development. I specialize in early relational wounding, shame and trauma. My background includes a special interest in mid life women struggling with self-actualization and self-attunement.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a safe and non-judgmental space to work with individuals who experience interpersonal relationship, parenting, stress, grief, trauma, workplace struggles, anxiety, and depression issues. I teach communication skills to better foster healthy relationships and assist in personal development. I specialize in early relational wounding, shame and trauma. My background includes a special interest in mid life women struggling with self-actualization and self-attunement.
(647) 371-1350 View (647) 371-1350

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Number of Counsellors in M4X

40+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in M4X who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
90% Stress
88% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
78% Trauma and PTSD
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% SunLife
70% Green Shield Canada
70% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in M4X see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

59% Female
34% Male
7% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M4X?

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.