Therapists in M5A

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Dr. Morag Yule, Ontario Sex Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A
Dr. Morag Yule has an extensive background assessing and treating sexual difficulties including low sexual arousal and desire, difficulty with orgasm, sexual pain, compulsive sexual behaviours. She also provides assessment and consultation around sex-related OCD. She works with individuals and couples to improve sexual health issues and also provides consultation and training to other therapists. Dr. Yule's therapeutic approach integrates sex therapy techniques with cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused and mindfulness therapies, as well as using interpersonal techniques to help clients foster stronger relationships.
Dr. Morag Yule has an extensive background assessing and treating sexual difficulties including low sexual arousal and desire, difficulty with orgasm, sexual pain, compulsive sexual behaviours. She also provides assessment and consultation around sex-related OCD. She works with individuals and couples to improve sexual health issues and also provides consultation and training to other therapists. Dr. Yule's therapeutic approach integrates sex therapy techniques with cognitive-behavioural, emotion-focused and mindfulness therapies, as well as using interpersonal techniques to help clients foster stronger relationships.
(855) 466-7927 View (855) 466-7927
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Suvi Mohanty
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified
6 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A
Waitlist for new clients
In our lives, we often find ourselves stuck. We find it difficult to stop thinking, feeling, or behaving in ways that are no longer useful. Our interpretations of past experiences, beliefs about ourselves, others and the world, can sometimes hold us back from enjoying the present and imagining a better future. We want things to change but are uncertain how to change them. We need time, space, and guidance to transform ourselves and forge a new path. As a psychotherapist, I help facilitate your journey and guide you towards your personal goals by empowering you to remove emotional and psychological roadblocks.
In our lives, we often find ourselves stuck. We find it difficult to stop thinking, feeling, or behaving in ways that are no longer useful. Our interpretations of past experiences, beliefs about ourselves, others and the world, can sometimes hold us back from enjoying the present and imagining a better future. We want things to change but are uncertain how to change them. We need time, space, and guidance to transform ourselves and forge a new path. As a psychotherapist, I help facilitate your journey and guide you towards your personal goals by empowering you to remove emotional and psychological roadblocks.
(437) 500-6262 View (437) 500-6262
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Jenny Rajewski Gouin
Registered Social Worker, MEd, MSW, RSW
Verified
6 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
The day-to-day can feel like it’s too much sometimes. If you find yourself feeling constantly overstimulated, agitated, overwhelmed and unfocused- you are not alone. Shame may be speaking loudly and telling you that you’re the only one struggling in this way, that you are not enough. Together we can begin shifting your relationship with yourself, the inner critic, and the world around you. We can work towards finding your voice, your creativity and your authenticity even in the most challenging of spaces. It is possible to move to a place of fulfillment and purpose where you are empowered to be a compassionate ally for yourself.
The day-to-day can feel like it’s too much sometimes. If you find yourself feeling constantly overstimulated, agitated, overwhelmed and unfocused- you are not alone. Shame may be speaking loudly and telling you that you’re the only one struggling in this way, that you are not enough. Together we can begin shifting your relationship with yourself, the inner critic, and the world around you. We can work towards finding your voice, your creativity and your authenticity even in the most challenging of spaces. It is possible to move to a place of fulfillment and purpose where you are empowered to be a compassionate ally for yourself.
(437) 800-2513 View (437) 800-2513
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Nicky Lightstone
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MBA, RP(Q)
Verified
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
Nicky’s approach to working with her clients is one that fosters collaboration, a present and thoughtful atmosphere, with unconditional kindness and respect for her clients. Emphasizing a humanistic approach to psychotherapy, Nicky works with clients who are dealing with Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Interpersonal Relationships, Self-Compassion, Self-Esteem and Emotional Regulation Issues.
Nicky’s approach to working with her clients is one that fosters collaboration, a present and thoughtful atmosphere, with unconditional kindness and respect for her clients. Emphasizing a humanistic approach to psychotherapy, Nicky works with clients who are dealing with Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Life Transitions, Interpersonal Relationships, Self-Compassion, Self-Esteem and Emotional Regulation Issues.
(437) 747-7969 View (437) 747-7969
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Michael Adia (Hope Leads Mental Health Care)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Michael provides counseling and psychotherapy to adults, 18 years and older. He can support you in learning practical skills in managing mood and dealing with experiences of oppression. Michael is also here to help you build tools in working through grief and loss, non traditional relationships (i.e. open, polyamorous), gender journey, and complex health/mental health challenges including addictions. He is also a goal oriented therapist and works to ensure that each therapy session is productive.
Michael provides counseling and psychotherapy to adults, 18 years and older. He can support you in learning practical skills in managing mood and dealing with experiences of oppression. Michael is also here to help you build tools in working through grief and loss, non traditional relationships (i.e. open, polyamorous), gender journey, and complex health/mental health challenges including addictions. He is also a goal oriented therapist and works to ensure that each therapy session is productive.
(647) 699-6867 View (647) 699-6867
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Praney Anand
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A
I welcome you with a willingness to learn more about whatever might be holding you back in life or your relationship(s). My approach to therapy is client-centred and collaborative. I strive to explore solutions that work in your environment. I am a South Asian, gay/queer, cisgender man, immigrant/settler, & I have extensive experience working with heterosexual & queer/2SLGBTQ+ individuals & couples.
I welcome you with a willingness to learn more about whatever might be holding you back in life or your relationship(s). My approach to therapy is client-centred and collaborative. I strive to explore solutions that work in your environment. I am a South Asian, gay/queer, cisgender man, immigrant/settler, & I have extensive experience working with heterosexual & queer/2SLGBTQ+ individuals & couples.
(437) 291-8249 View (437) 291-8249
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Cameron Kirkwood
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), M Psy
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A
So often the ‘first step’ is the most difficult to take, but seeking out this profile means you’re halfway there. Knowing we need help, even thinking we know how to resolve a situation, it isn’t always enough. The work we do will address the gap between that knowing and actions that can start to make a difference for you. The qualities I try to cultivate in my work with clients— honesty, compassion, acceptance, and even (at times) humour— are the qualities that promote the kind of genuine connection that can support you in a process of growth and change that can gently help you to understand yourself and the path you’re on.
So often the ‘first step’ is the most difficult to take, but seeking out this profile means you’re halfway there. Knowing we need help, even thinking we know how to resolve a situation, it isn’t always enough. The work we do will address the gap between that knowing and actions that can start to make a difference for you. The qualities I try to cultivate in my work with clients— honesty, compassion, acceptance, and even (at times) humour— are the qualities that promote the kind of genuine connection that can support you in a process of growth and change that can gently help you to understand yourself and the path you’re on.
(437) 500-6400 View (437) 500-6400
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Vincent Francoeur
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A
As a professional with training and experience in general psychotherapy, sexuality, relationships, personal wellness, LGBTQ communities and trauma (simple and complex), my practice includes treating adult individuals on topics like emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, coping skills, childhood abuse, self-esteem & body image, sexuality & sexual addiction, gender, grief, substance use & addictions, as well as family and relationships issues.
As a professional with training and experience in general psychotherapy, sexuality, relationships, personal wellness, LGBTQ communities and trauma (simple and complex), my practice includes treating adult individuals on topics like emotion regulation, anxiety, depression, coping skills, childhood abuse, self-esteem & body image, sexuality & sexual addiction, gender, grief, substance use & addictions, as well as family and relationships issues.
(647) 957-9837 View (647) 957-9837
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Ligia Hendry
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
If you are experiencing struggles and seeking support, you are not alone. Loss, trauma, conflict, life changes, emotional and mental suffering do not discriminate. Any one of us can go through periods full of difficulties - some more than others, but every person has personal knowledge of suffering in their lives. Therapy is not easy and there is no quick fix, but I am here to work with you, hear and understand you, and support your self-discovery process. I want to learn about your story, path and beliefs, and together with you identify areas where you have strengths and areas where you need to explore and try new ways of being.
If you are experiencing struggles and seeking support, you are not alone. Loss, trauma, conflict, life changes, emotional and mental suffering do not discriminate. Any one of us can go through periods full of difficulties - some more than others, but every person has personal knowledge of suffering in their lives. Therapy is not easy and there is no quick fix, but I am here to work with you, hear and understand you, and support your self-discovery process. I want to learn about your story, path and beliefs, and together with you identify areas where you have strengths and areas where you need to explore and try new ways of being.
(437) 291-8331 View (437) 291-8331
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Mary Fulford-Winsor
Registered Psychotherapist, CTP, Dipl
Verified
Toronto, ON M5A
Sometimes we have a profound sense that the way we have been moving through our lives doesn't fit anymore. This realization can be coupled with anxiety, depression, aggression, sleeplessness, repetitive actions or thoughts, and feelings of isolation or fragmentation. It is hard to find yourself in this place, and even harder to know where to turn. Realizing something isn't quite right is the first step----talking to someone is the next. I offer a 'no fee' 1 hour Introductory Session so that you can see if I am the right therapist for you. I work with Individuals and Couples age 18 and up.
Sometimes we have a profound sense that the way we have been moving through our lives doesn't fit anymore. This realization can be coupled with anxiety, depression, aggression, sleeplessness, repetitive actions or thoughts, and feelings of isolation or fragmentation. It is hard to find yourself in this place, and even harder to know where to turn. Realizing something isn't quite right is the first step----talking to someone is the next. I offer a 'no fee' 1 hour Introductory Session so that you can see if I am the right therapist for you. I work with Individuals and Couples age 18 and up.
(855) 753-0202 View (855) 753-0202
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Carla Barbosa
Registered Social Worker, MSc, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
Life can be messy, random, and stressful. Yet, it can be breathtaking, fulfilling, and remarkable. The unpredictability of our human experiences can make our lives unravel and destabilize. My great passion is to create space for people who are overwhelmed by life and help them find their way to safety and wellness. I am a queer, cisgender, woman and I have experienced episodes of mental unwellness myself. My personal experiences allow me to connect with others from a place of empathy and profound respect for their strengths.
Life can be messy, random, and stressful. Yet, it can be breathtaking, fulfilling, and remarkable. The unpredictability of our human experiences can make our lives unravel and destabilize. My great passion is to create space for people who are overwhelmed by life and help them find their way to safety and wellness. I am a queer, cisgender, woman and I have experienced episodes of mental unwellness myself. My personal experiences allow me to connect with others from a place of empathy and profound respect for their strengths.
(365) 398-5083 View (365) 398-5083
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Carly Byberg
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A
I am an individual and couple therapist who is dedicated to examining emotional wounds and creating meaningful connection. I support a variety of clients, but primarily focus on those wanting to explore anxiety, family dynamics, relational issues, attachment, boundaries, communication, emotional expression, personal growth, and stress. I strive to understand the interlocking factors that may be influencing and impacting your ability to be the best version of yourself.
I am an individual and couple therapist who is dedicated to examining emotional wounds and creating meaningful connection. I support a variety of clients, but primarily focus on those wanting to explore anxiety, family dynamics, relational issues, attachment, boundaries, communication, emotional expression, personal growth, and stress. I strive to understand the interlocking factors that may be influencing and impacting your ability to be the best version of yourself.
(437) 747-5800 View (437) 747-5800
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Tiina Aila Eldridge
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
My social work journey began while I was in prison working on the Peer Support Team doing crisis intervention work. While incarcerated, I completed a Women's Studies Degree and upon release I received a Diploma as an Assaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor/Advocate. I went on to complete my Master of Social Work. For over ten years I have been doing community work, harm reduction and therapy with marginalized communities, people who have faced systemic oppression, those who have been incarcerated and their families, people who do sex work, use drugs and struggle with mental health including depression and anxiety.
My social work journey began while I was in prison working on the Peer Support Team doing crisis intervention work. While incarcerated, I completed a Women's Studies Degree and upon release I received a Diploma as an Assaulted Women's and Children's Counsellor/Advocate. I went on to complete my Master of Social Work. For over ten years I have been doing community work, harm reduction and therapy with marginalized communities, people who have faced systemic oppression, those who have been incarcerated and their families, people who do sex work, use drugs and struggle with mental health including depression and anxiety.
(437) 747-5054 View (437) 747-5054
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Nafilia Sachedina
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I have a profound respect for the therapeutic process. I acknowledge that every human being has a story, some parts painful, and other parts hopeful. I hope to draw on that hope with you, help you discover your existing resilience, strength, and ability to cope through the hard times and discomfort. I use a tailored approach for all people, because each individual is unique and deserves to be seen as such. Your feelings are valid and I can help you tap into them in a safe space where you will be heard and not judged.
I have a profound respect for the therapeutic process. I acknowledge that every human being has a story, some parts painful, and other parts hopeful. I hope to draw on that hope with you, help you discover your existing resilience, strength, and ability to cope through the hard times and discomfort. I use a tailored approach for all people, because each individual is unique and deserves to be seen as such. Your feelings are valid and I can help you tap into them in a safe space where you will be heard and not judged.
(647) 696-8325 View (647) 696-8325
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Wendy Wine
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA(Hon), DipTIRP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A
Not accepting new clients
Therapy in downtown Toronto for people like you: you may be struggling in your relationship, with depression, anxiety, or loneliness, or with problematic coping strategies. You might be feeling stuck, or you may be dealing with grief or trauma. You want increased meaning and balance in your life. I can help. I'm a relational psychotherapist with 15+ years of experience in private practice helping clients work through difficulty and reconnect. I listen without judgment, engage in meaningful dialogue, and work with individuals and couples to understand current challenges and next steps.
Therapy in downtown Toronto for people like you: you may be struggling in your relationship, with depression, anxiety, or loneliness, or with problematic coping strategies. You might be feeling stuck, or you may be dealing with grief or trauma. You want increased meaning and balance in your life. I can help. I'm a relational psychotherapist with 15+ years of experience in private practice helping clients work through difficulty and reconnect. I listen without judgment, engage in meaningful dialogue, and work with individuals and couples to understand current challenges and next steps.
(416) 410-3800 View (416) 410-3800
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Nick Fink
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
Are you a member of the LGBTQ2IA+ community and looking to develop a more loving and compassionate relationship with yourself? Are you being held back by your past, anxiety, or self-esteem issues while fighting an uphill battle to achieve the life that you want? Do you ever wonder if life should really be this hard? As members of the LGBTQ2IA+ community, we are experiencing increasing rates of problematic anxiety, self-esteem issues, and trauma. Although I see many clients who struggle with these issues, each of their stories are different, and each person requires and deserves special attention in order to be met where they’re at.
Are you a member of the LGBTQ2IA+ community and looking to develop a more loving and compassionate relationship with yourself? Are you being held back by your past, anxiety, or self-esteem issues while fighting an uphill battle to achieve the life that you want? Do you ever wonder if life should really be this hard? As members of the LGBTQ2IA+ community, we are experiencing increasing rates of problematic anxiety, self-esteem issues, and trauma. Although I see many clients who struggle with these issues, each of their stories are different, and each person requires and deserves special attention in order to be met where they’re at.
(437) 747-5531 View (437) 747-5531
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Demi Wang
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv
Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
Healing is possible especially for those feeling burdened and alone. I walk with both individuals and couples through this process and help lay down any resentment, fear, disconnection, guilt, or shame. In our sessions, I strive to create a space for you (and partner) to come as you are and leave better than you were. I specialize in serving visible minority and those carrying stress, anxiety, trauma, generational conflicts, and low self-worth. For couples, I help partners find their voices and create a space for their needs to be addressed. Challenges exist everywhere but with the right tools, we can all prevail.
Healing is possible especially for those feeling burdened and alone. I walk with both individuals and couples through this process and help lay down any resentment, fear, disconnection, guilt, or shame. In our sessions, I strive to create a space for you (and partner) to come as you are and leave better than you were. I specialize in serving visible minority and those carrying stress, anxiety, trauma, generational conflicts, and low self-worth. For couples, I help partners find their voices and create a space for their needs to be addressed. Challenges exist everywhere but with the right tools, we can all prevail.
(437) 500-6581 View (437) 500-6581
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Jaime Robson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A
With a deep curiosity for the human condition, I practice Integrative Therapy, combining elements drawn from various methods (including EMDR, IFS, CBT, mindfulness, and the Tri-Phasic Trauma Practice Model) to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. I believe healing is a collaborative endeavour and the therapeutic relationship is as important as the therapy itself. I offer in-person and virtual services, including individual counselling, group therapy, and supervision—As well as 30-minute complimentary consultations. Direct billing is available through Canada Life, Green Shield and SunLife.
With a deep curiosity for the human condition, I practice Integrative Therapy, combining elements drawn from various methods (including EMDR, IFS, CBT, mindfulness, and the Tri-Phasic Trauma Practice Model) to create a tailored approach for each individual and situation. I believe healing is a collaborative endeavour and the therapeutic relationship is as important as the therapy itself. I offer in-person and virtual services, including individual counselling, group therapy, and supervision—As well as 30-minute complimentary consultations. Direct billing is available through Canada Life, Green Shield and SunLife.
(437) 800-1874 View (437) 800-1874
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Jenna McLeod
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5A
I offer support to individuals who are seeking assistance and investing in their personal growth and development. I hope to walk alongside you, to empower you to invest in your wellness as we explore your strengths, values and areas of growth. Topics of focus may include: depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, self-esteem and self-confidence, life transitions, career goals, adjusting to change, and loss. Through experiential cognitive and mindfulness exercises, we may explore your thought patterns, practice training your awareness and experiment with new coping skills.
I offer support to individuals who are seeking assistance and investing in their personal growth and development. I hope to walk alongside you, to empower you to invest in your wellness as we explore your strengths, values and areas of growth. Topics of focus may include: depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, self-esteem and self-confidence, life transitions, career goals, adjusting to change, and loss. Through experiential cognitive and mindfulness exercises, we may explore your thought patterns, practice training your awareness and experiment with new coping skills.
(647) 503-4864 View (647) 503-4864
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X T Belcastro
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
I'm queer & neurodivergent and centre the 2SLGBTQ+ community & those in close relationships with 2SLGBTQ+ community. Are you, or your relationship looking for a therapist with lived experience as a queer &/or trans person? Are you looking to untangle your understanding of diagnoses like ADHD, Autism & BPD? I aim to support you in exploring self, your relationships, processing & unburdening the past and move toward healing. I centre the topics you bring, while affirming fluidity & queering my therapy lens'. I often draw from Internal Family Systems (IFS), Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), EFT, Polyvagal Theories.
I'm queer & neurodivergent and centre the 2SLGBTQ+ community & those in close relationships with 2SLGBTQ+ community. Are you, or your relationship looking for a therapist with lived experience as a queer &/or trans person? Are you looking to untangle your understanding of diagnoses like ADHD, Autism & BPD? I aim to support you in exploring self, your relationships, processing & unburdening the past and move toward healing. I centre the topics you bring, while affirming fluidity & queering my therapy lens'. I often draw from Internal Family Systems (IFS), Psychodynamic, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), EFT, Polyvagal Theories.
(437) 747-5052 View (437) 747-5052

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Number of Counsellors in M5A

100+

Average cost per session

$159

Counsellors in M5A who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
79% Stress
72% Life Transitions
68% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Manulife
65% Green Shield Canada
65% SunLife

How Counsellors in M5A see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
17% Male
5% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in M5A?

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.