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Alli Therapy - Lawrence Kwok
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Lawrence Kwok, RP(Q), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5G  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself doomscrolling through social media? Have you found it more and more difficult to be motivated or content? It would be a privilege to support you on your path through life's many challenges and changes. Whether you’re concerned with anxiety, stress, burnout, self-criticism, career issues, interpersonal boundaries, or cultural identity, here you'll find a deep commitment to helping you restore your emotional well-being.
Do you find yourself doomscrolling through social media? Have you found it more and more difficult to be motivated or content? It would be a privilege to support you on your path through life's many challenges and changes. Whether you’re concerned with anxiety, stress, burnout, self-criticism, career issues, interpersonal boundaries, or cultural identity, here you'll find a deep commitment to helping you restore your emotional well-being.
(647) 362-0957 View (647) 362-0957
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Stephanie Kaladeen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RPQ
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G
Are you experiencing anxious thoughts, depressed mood or have experienced a traumatic event that is consuming you? Do unwanted and intrusive thoughts and feelings hinder your ability to fully engage in a meaningful life? Are you experiencing intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviours? Has it been challenging to move on from a disturbing or painful events, or have you been finding it hard to adjust to major life transitions? Seeking help can be scary, and I hope to gain your trust and meet you where you are at.
Are you experiencing anxious thoughts, depressed mood or have experienced a traumatic event that is consuming you? Do unwanted and intrusive thoughts and feelings hinder your ability to fully engage in a meaningful life? Are you experiencing intrusive thoughts and repetitive behaviours? Has it been challenging to move on from a disturbing or painful events, or have you been finding it hard to adjust to major life transitions? Seeking help can be scary, and I hope to gain your trust and meet you where you are at.
(437) 747-8118 View (437) 747-8118
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Lindi Lazarus
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5G
I am an experienced social worker and psychotherapist who specializes in family mental health - treating children, adolescents and adults. Therapy is a powerful treatment for those experiencing emotional difficulties. It helps people overcome negative feelings, reduce stress, improve relationships and increase general well-being. Every individual is unique and there is no one therapeutic technique that is right for everyone. I offer therapy using evidence-based techniques that are uniquely tailored to best suit your needs.
I am an experienced social worker and psychotherapist who specializes in family mental health - treating children, adolescents and adults. Therapy is a powerful treatment for those experiencing emotional difficulties. It helps people overcome negative feelings, reduce stress, improve relationships and increase general well-being. Every individual is unique and there is no one therapeutic technique that is right for everyone. I offer therapy using evidence-based techniques that are uniquely tailored to best suit your needs.
(365) 363-1571 View (365) 363-1571
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Ashwin Mehra
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G  (Online Only)
To grow and to heal. This is a choice we can make. If you are reading this, you have already taken a step in that direction. Perhaps you are wondering if therapy can help you take some more steps. These steps can be in many directions – doing better, achieving goals, reducing distress, managing difficult emotions, understanding unhelpful patterns, dealing with relationship issues, coming to terms with the issues of the past, or seeking answers to life’s challenging questions. We arrive in therapy with our own unique expectations. My goal is to help you take the steps towards meeting those expectations.
To grow and to heal. This is a choice we can make. If you are reading this, you have already taken a step in that direction. Perhaps you are wondering if therapy can help you take some more steps. These steps can be in many directions – doing better, achieving goals, reducing distress, managing difficult emotions, understanding unhelpful patterns, dealing with relationship issues, coming to terms with the issues of the past, or seeking answers to life’s challenging questions. We arrive in therapy with our own unique expectations. My goal is to help you take the steps towards meeting those expectations.
(647) 503-5093 View (647) 503-5093
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Simeon Alev
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G
My goal is to help my clients arrive at a deeper understanding of their needs and motivations in work and in play, across the full spectrum of their relationships, and amid the confusion and turmoil of challenging situations. This is a process no one should have to go through alone. Having benefited from self-exploration with skillful and empathic mentors, I am privileged to rediscover the essence of this work in every new therapeutic engagement. The uniqueness of each individual calls for a disciplined mutual curiosity that allows for the constant emergence of fresh information and potentially transformative insight.
My goal is to help my clients arrive at a deeper understanding of their needs and motivations in work and in play, across the full spectrum of their relationships, and amid the confusion and turmoil of challenging situations. This is a process no one should have to go through alone. Having benefited from self-exploration with skillful and empathic mentors, I am privileged to rediscover the essence of this work in every new therapeutic engagement. The uniqueness of each individual calls for a disciplined mutual curiosity that allows for the constant emergence of fresh information and potentially transformative insight.
(437) 747-6772 View (437) 747-6772
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Fruits From The Roots Psychotherapy & Supervision
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, EdD, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5G
Are you an accomplished individual trying to balance the demands of both your work and home life, yet feeling overwhelmed in the process? The pressures to succeed and meet work expectations can create a sense of anxiety, panic, and dread. It can even increase feelings of depression and decrease your self-confidence to manage it all. Unfortunately, this can also impact your ability to be fully present for your loved ones and you may find that your meaningful relationships are beginning to suffer. FFTR supports clients in addressing these issues so they can experience more fulfillment in both their personal and professional lives.
Are you an accomplished individual trying to balance the demands of both your work and home life, yet feeling overwhelmed in the process? The pressures to succeed and meet work expectations can create a sense of anxiety, panic, and dread. It can even increase feelings of depression and decrease your self-confidence to manage it all. Unfortunately, this can also impact your ability to be fully present for your loved ones and you may find that your meaningful relationships are beginning to suffer. FFTR supports clients in addressing these issues so they can experience more fulfillment in both their personal and professional lives.
(647) 699-0321 View (647) 699-0321
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Lauren Drvaric
Psychologist, MSc, CPsych, PhD
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G
My approach to psychology is through a humanistic lens; I believe each individual has agency and the capacity for self-awareness. I work to help each client find meaning in their lived experiences, using mindfulness, mindful self-compassion, and emotion-focused strategies which are individually-tailored. My practice has included patients experiencing conditions such as anxiety, mood, difficult life transitions, grief, loss, trauma, and complex mental illness. My clients include both adult individuals and couples.
My approach to psychology is through a humanistic lens; I believe each individual has agency and the capacity for self-awareness. I work to help each client find meaning in their lived experiences, using mindfulness, mindful self-compassion, and emotion-focused strategies which are individually-tailored. My practice has included patients experiencing conditions such as anxiety, mood, difficult life transitions, grief, loss, trauma, and complex mental illness. My clients include both adult individuals and couples.
(647) 699-2370 View (647) 699-2370
Photo of Whitney Reinhart, Registered Psychotherapist in M5G, ON
Whitney Reinhart
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5G  (Online Only)
A collaborative, non-judgemental, and compassionate therapeutic relationship is important for you to comfortably share what has been most distressing for you. I provide psychotherapy to individuals experiencing issues relating primarily to anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, and trauma, and to couples seeking better communication, trust, and security. My practice is inclusive, as I work with diverse problems, histories and identities, and ensure my approaches are catered to fit your needs. I hope to guide you through your journey towards a healthier life and empower you to become your most authentic self.
A collaborative, non-judgemental, and compassionate therapeutic relationship is important for you to comfortably share what has been most distressing for you. I provide psychotherapy to individuals experiencing issues relating primarily to anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, and trauma, and to couples seeking better communication, trust, and security. My practice is inclusive, as I work with diverse problems, histories and identities, and ensure my approaches are catered to fit your needs. I hope to guide you through your journey towards a healthier life and empower you to become your most authentic self.
(647) 372-5057 View (647) 372-5057
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Kerri Kimoto
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G  (Online Only)
I am a true believer in the human capacity to adapt, grow, and in the fact that it is possible to find genuine joy and happiness. I also know that that life is rife with adversity and that walking alone through challenge can push us to what feels like our limits. It is often in these moments that individuals choose to seek professional counselling supports and I know that this process can feel scary and overwhelming. With that, I would like to commend you on taking the first steps toward beginning your journey.
I am a true believer in the human capacity to adapt, grow, and in the fact that it is possible to find genuine joy and happiness. I also know that that life is rife with adversity and that walking alone through challenge can push us to what feels like our limits. It is often in these moments that individuals choose to seek professional counselling supports and I know that this process can feel scary and overwhelming. With that, I would like to commend you on taking the first steps toward beginning your journey.
(647) 490-2643 View (647) 490-2643
Photo of Loreana La Civita in M5G, ON
Loreana La Civita
BA Hons, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G
I work with adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of concerns such as grief and loss, trauma, interpersonal trauma (e.g., emotional, physical, or sexual abuse), eating disorders, addictions, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and body image concerns. I emphasize the importance of understanding how your cultural background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression have influenced your unique life experiences. As well, my approach to therapy is trauma-informed; I seek to understand how your life experiences and circumstances have shaped who you are today and influenced your present day struggles.
I work with adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of concerns such as grief and loss, trauma, interpersonal trauma (e.g., emotional, physical, or sexual abuse), eating disorders, addictions, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and body image concerns. I emphasize the importance of understanding how your cultural background, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and gender identity/expression have influenced your unique life experiences. As well, my approach to therapy is trauma-informed; I seek to understand how your life experiences and circumstances have shaped who you are today and influenced your present day struggles.
(437) 800-2651 View (437) 800-2651
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Bailey Pryke
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5G  (Online Only)
Have you been feeling insecure, anxious, or like you're just not yourself lately? Hi! I’m Bailey, I'm a Registered Psychotherapist and I'm ready to help you make a change! My practice is body-positive, queer-positive and anti-oppression, and I love weaving creativity and storytelling into therapy so it feels like a safe and exploratory space where you can learn more about yourself. Together, we'll examine the challenges in your life and experiment with making some small changes that can have big results.
Have you been feeling insecure, anxious, or like you're just not yourself lately? Hi! I’m Bailey, I'm a Registered Psychotherapist and I'm ready to help you make a change! My practice is body-positive, queer-positive and anti-oppression, and I love weaving creativity and storytelling into therapy so it feels like a safe and exploratory space where you can learn more about yourself. Together, we'll examine the challenges in your life and experiment with making some small changes that can have big results.
(289) 312-3772 View (289) 312-3772
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Sara Gharibi
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5G
I am passionate about working with you to achieve your goals. We will work in collaboration to decide what treatment plan suits your life, and to help you feel more empowered. My approach is trauma-informed, which means I will work with you to understand the roots of your difficulties, challenges, and struggles for you to be able to design and create a better future for yourself, and your family.
I am passionate about working with you to achieve your goals. We will work in collaboration to decide what treatment plan suits your life, and to help you feel more empowered. My approach is trauma-informed, which means I will work with you to understand the roots of your difficulties, challenges, and struggles for you to be able to design and create a better future for yourself, and your family.
(289) 216-5788 View (289) 216-5788
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Peter Egeto
Pre-Licensed Professional, CPsych, SupPr
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G  (Online Only)
I have interest and experience working with adult clients who experience anxiety, stress, depression and other mood disorders, trauma, assertion and boundary setting difficulties, grief and loss, interpersonal problems, and low self-esteem, among others. I also conduct comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for those suffering from neurodevelopmental disorders, brain injuries, concussion, neurodegenerative disorders, ADHD, ASD, concussion, stroke, epilepsy, dementia, and Parkinson’s disorder, among others. The outcome of this assessment can help you understand the nature and impact of a neurological or psychiatric conditions.
I have interest and experience working with adult clients who experience anxiety, stress, depression and other mood disorders, trauma, assertion and boundary setting difficulties, grief and loss, interpersonal problems, and low self-esteem, among others. I also conduct comprehensive neuropsychological assessments for those suffering from neurodevelopmental disorders, brain injuries, concussion, neurodegenerative disorders, ADHD, ASD, concussion, stroke, epilepsy, dementia, and Parkinson’s disorder, among others. The outcome of this assessment can help you understand the nature and impact of a neurological or psychiatric conditions.
(647) 492-2359 View (647) 492-2359
Photo of Dr Scott J Duggan, Psychologist, Psychologist in M5G, ON
Dr Scott J Duggan, Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G
Now accepting new clients. Are you struggling with a difficult relationship? Do you need someone to talk to about anxiety or depression or have other mental health concerns? Let's talk about them together. I provide counselling and therapy for individuals and couples of any sexual orientation. I am mindful of issues within the context of multiculturalism and diversity as well as stigmatization often faced by those whose identities are affected by race, gender, sexual orientation, class, disabilities, religion and age. Call or send me an email to find out how I can help.
Now accepting new clients. Are you struggling with a difficult relationship? Do you need someone to talk to about anxiety or depression or have other mental health concerns? Let's talk about them together. I provide counselling and therapy for individuals and couples of any sexual orientation. I am mindful of issues within the context of multiculturalism and diversity as well as stigmatization often faced by those whose identities are affected by race, gender, sexual orientation, class, disabilities, religion and age. Call or send me an email to find out how I can help.
(416) 209-4036 View (416) 209-4036
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Sneha Pitre
Pre-Licensed Professional, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G
I appreciate you taking the step towards looking after yourself. It takes immense courage whether you are seeking support for the first time or returning to therapy. I wish to support you with the steps you are taking. Some people have specific goals for therapy, while others may be unsure in the beginning. Wherever you are at is a good starting point. In work with me, I strive towards establishing a collaborative space where you feel seen, heard, and for your treatment to be tailored at your pace towards your goals, both immediate and long-term.
I appreciate you taking the step towards looking after yourself. It takes immense courage whether you are seeking support for the first time or returning to therapy. I wish to support you with the steps you are taking. Some people have specific goals for therapy, while others may be unsure in the beginning. Wherever you are at is a good starting point. In work with me, I strive towards establishing a collaborative space where you feel seen, heard, and for your treatment to be tailored at your pace towards your goals, both immediate and long-term.
(437) 747-6813 View (437) 747-6813
Photo of Laura Jayne (Lj) Nelles, Registered Psychotherapist in M5G, ON
Laura Jayne (Lj) Nelles
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MFA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G
Not accepting new clients
The simple act of living can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate at times. You may be facing new or long standing challenges that interfere with your ability to live your life fully. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, want to make sense of past trauma, feel overwhelmed by grief, difficult relationships, caregiving or life transitions you don’t have to be alone. I work to create an environment in which you can explore the parts of self, life experiences and relationships that are troubling or hard to understand. We will work to shift negative shame-based patterns, thoughts and feelings with compassion and acceptance.
The simple act of living can be overwhelming and difficult to navigate at times. You may be facing new or long standing challenges that interfere with your ability to live your life fully. If you struggle with anxiety or depression, want to make sense of past trauma, feel overwhelmed by grief, difficult relationships, caregiving or life transitions you don’t have to be alone. I work to create an environment in which you can explore the parts of self, life experiences and relationships that are troubling or hard to understand. We will work to shift negative shame-based patterns, thoughts and feelings with compassion and acceptance.
(647) 932-2256 View (647) 932-2256
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Raha Mirian -Mood And Trauma Specialist
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G  (Online Only)
Are you looking to better manage your emotions, shift unhelpful thoughts, patterns & behaviours? Do you feel overwhelmed by current challenges or past pain? Feel disconnected? Want a better relationship with yourself & others? I'm dedicated to helping people gain both the insights & skills that empower them to lead more satisfying lives. Most of my clients face challenges with: depression, anxiety, trauma (Complex & PTSD), substance abuse, self-harm, suicidality, eating & body-image, intense emotions (eg. anger, shame), self-esteem, grief, life transitions, & relationships. Many also have a history of interpersonal trauma.
Are you looking to better manage your emotions, shift unhelpful thoughts, patterns & behaviours? Do you feel overwhelmed by current challenges or past pain? Feel disconnected? Want a better relationship with yourself & others? I'm dedicated to helping people gain both the insights & skills that empower them to lead more satisfying lives. Most of my clients face challenges with: depression, anxiety, trauma (Complex & PTSD), substance abuse, self-harm, suicidality, eating & body-image, intense emotions (eg. anger, shame), self-esteem, grief, life transitions, & relationships. Many also have a history of interpersonal trauma.
(437) 800-2662 View (437) 800-2662
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Samantha Szirmak
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G
Welcome. It takes incredible courage to seek help. As your therapist, I am honoured to provide a safe space for you to tell your story, open your heart, and guide you towards the growth and change you seek. If you’re an adult or teen struggling with anxiety, depression, shame/guilt, stress, grief, low self-esteem, identity struggles, body image, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, traumatic life experiences, and/or difficult life transitions, I am here to help support you. I practice through a trauma-informed lens that values safety and trust at the core of our work together.
Welcome. It takes incredible courage to seek help. As your therapist, I am honoured to provide a safe space for you to tell your story, open your heart, and guide you towards the growth and change you seek. If you’re an adult or teen struggling with anxiety, depression, shame/guilt, stress, grief, low self-esteem, identity struggles, body image, eating disorders, relationship difficulties, traumatic life experiences, and/or difficult life transitions, I am here to help support you. I practice through a trauma-informed lens that values safety and trust at the core of our work together.
(437) 600-9640 View (437) 600-9640
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Nancy Hunter
Art Therapist, RP, RCAT, CHT, EFT-Adv, NLP-MP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G  (Online Only)
I can help you make the changes within yourself and your life that you want to make, more easily and quickly than you would think. People find me easy to talk to, kind and insightful, in a way that helps you sort through and clarify your own thoughts and feelings, and find your way without imposing any particular direction. I can guide you through effective processes and techniques that really help, and teach you skills that you can use between sessions to help yourself and to move through your process more easily, and take with you as lifelong resources.
I can help you make the changes within yourself and your life that you want to make, more easily and quickly than you would think. People find me easy to talk to, kind and insightful, in a way that helps you sort through and clarify your own thoughts and feelings, and find your way without imposing any particular direction. I can guide you through effective processes and techniques that really help, and teach you skills that you can use between sessions to help yourself and to move through your process more easily, and take with you as lifelong resources.
(647) 977-5914 View (647) 977-5914
Photo of Amanda Hollahan, Registered Social Worker in M5G, ON
Amanda Hollahan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G  (Online Only)
As your therapist, I will always do my best to meet you where you are at and approach any work we do together through a lens of kindness and empathy. I recognize that the human experience can be hard at times (or perhaps, all the time), and my goal is to walk alongside you as you navigate the journey in a way that allows you to grow while being supported.
As your therapist, I will always do my best to meet you where you are at and approach any work we do together through a lens of kindness and empathy. I recognize that the human experience can be hard at times (or perhaps, all the time), and my goal is to walk alongside you as you navigate the journey in a way that allows you to grow while being supported.
(437) 292-4734 View (437) 292-4734

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M5G

100+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in M5G who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
90% Depression
88% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
75% Stress
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Manulife
64% SunLife
60% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in M5G see their clients

55% In Person and Online
45% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M5G?

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.