Therapists in M5P

Photo of Heather Haines, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M5P, ON
Heather Haines
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP-Q
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
I believe change is possible, and, making changes in life can be exciting, scary, difficult, and rewarding. My practice is trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and client-centered. I work collaboratively with clients to build a positive, safe, therapeutic relationship wherein growth can take place. I am passionate about working with clients dealing with anxiety, trauma, anger management, behavioural addictions (ex. internet or gaming addictions), and clients within the LGBTQ+ community.
I believe change is possible, and, making changes in life can be exciting, scary, difficult, and rewarding. My practice is trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and client-centered. I work collaboratively with clients to build a positive, safe, therapeutic relationship wherein growth can take place. I am passionate about working with clients dealing with anxiety, trauma, anger management, behavioural addictions (ex. internet or gaming addictions), and clients within the LGBTQ+ community.
(437) 800-0388 View (437) 800-0388
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Dr. Marlene Taube-Schiff & FTPS
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych, RPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
At Forward Thinking Psychological Services (FTPS), we provide you with warmth, compassion and the tools you need to move ahead in your life and achieve your goals. I am a registered clinical psychologist with great experience in the delivery of scientifically-supported treatments for obsessive compulsive and related disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues and trauma. I have worked with individuals in both outpatient and inpatient hospital settings. My team is excited to work with you and help you move forward towards the life you want. We provide online therapy in Ontario, BC, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
At Forward Thinking Psychological Services (FTPS), we provide you with warmth, compassion and the tools you need to move ahead in your life and achieve your goals. I am a registered clinical psychologist with great experience in the delivery of scientifically-supported treatments for obsessive compulsive and related disorders, anxiety disorders, depression, relationship issues and trauma. I have worked with individuals in both outpatient and inpatient hospital settings. My team is excited to work with you and help you move forward towards the life you want. We provide online therapy in Ontario, BC, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick.
(647) 699-6185 View (647) 699-6185
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Emma Kleiman Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5P
For the past 15 years I have worked with youth and families who are struggling with a variety of mental health issues or relationship difficulties. Often the clients I support are families who are experiencing conflict, whose members are feeling disconnected or teenagers and young adults who are struggling with intense emotions and engaging in behaviours that are concerning to themselves or their caregivers. I work well with people who are interested in transforming themselves and their relationships rather than those who are focused on symptom reduction alone. In addition, I work with adults who have experienced childhood trauma.
For the past 15 years I have worked with youth and families who are struggling with a variety of mental health issues or relationship difficulties. Often the clients I support are families who are experiencing conflict, whose members are feeling disconnected or teenagers and young adults who are struggling with intense emotions and engaging in behaviours that are concerning to themselves or their caregivers. I work well with people who are interested in transforming themselves and their relationships rather than those who are focused on symptom reduction alone. In addition, I work with adults who have experienced childhood trauma.
(437) 747-6346 View (437) 747-6346
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Michelle Despres
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
It takes courage to engage in therapy. Doing so reflects an interest in self-awareness and the desire to thrive, not just survive. It is an act of self-compassion. For the past 20 years, I have worked in an inner-city hospital in Toronto, with the last 13 years focused solely on providing individual psychotherapy and group facilitation in trauma and mindfulness. I work with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD/childhood trauma, emotional dysregulation, DID, self-harm, suicidality, substance use and relationship issues.
It takes courage to engage in therapy. Doing so reflects an interest in self-awareness and the desire to thrive, not just survive. It is an act of self-compassion. For the past 20 years, I have worked in an inner-city hospital in Toronto, with the last 13 years focused solely on providing individual psychotherapy and group facilitation in trauma and mindfulness. I work with a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, PTSD/childhood trauma, emotional dysregulation, DID, self-harm, suicidality, substance use and relationship issues.
(437) 747-1679 View (437) 747-1679
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Jaclyn Nofech-Mozes
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
Dr. Jaclyn Nofech-Mozes (she/her) is a Clinical Psychologist licensed to practice in Ontario, Canada with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She is the founder of OrKid Psychology Clinic. Dr. Nofech-Mozes has specific expertise in working with individuals with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, disruptive behaviour, parenting challenges, emotion regulation difficulties, and coping with life transitions or stressors. She also has specialized training in working with individuals and families with developmental trauma and attachment difficulties.
Dr. Jaclyn Nofech-Mozes (she/her) is a Clinical Psychologist licensed to practice in Ontario, Canada with children, adolescents, adults, and families. She is the founder of OrKid Psychology Clinic. Dr. Nofech-Mozes has specific expertise in working with individuals with anxiety, depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, disruptive behaviour, parenting challenges, emotion regulation difficulties, and coping with life transitions or stressors. She also has specialized training in working with individuals and families with developmental trauma and attachment difficulties.
(289) 768-9229 View (289) 768-9229
Photo of Caroline Saina Lensen Gentles in M5P, ON
Caroline Saina Lensen Gentles
MA RP
Toronto, ON M5P
Mental health is the ability to deal with our problems. I bring over 30 years expertise and specialized training to help you deal with most of life's challenges and relationships. I teach clients to effect change in anxiety, interpersonal relationships, loss, illness, abuse issues, shyness, family conflicts, intimacy and sexual issues and self confidence. I treat addictions which I see as unwanted or compulsive behaviors. I work with both individuals and couples with relationship and sexual issues and adults/parents with family issues. As I age myself l like to work with aging related issues, including sexual and adult children.
Mental health is the ability to deal with our problems. I bring over 30 years expertise and specialized training to help you deal with most of life's challenges and relationships. I teach clients to effect change in anxiety, interpersonal relationships, loss, illness, abuse issues, shyness, family conflicts, intimacy and sexual issues and self confidence. I treat addictions which I see as unwanted or compulsive behaviors. I work with both individuals and couples with relationship and sexual issues and adults/parents with family issues. As I age myself l like to work with aging related issues, including sexual and adult children.
(647) 977-5978 View (647) 977-5978
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Suzanne Rubinstein
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
I am a registered clinical psychologist working with children, adolescents, and their families. Using evidence based practices and a developmental framework, I work together with my clients to better understand and manage their unique challenges, especially those related to anxiety, depression, and adjustment to various life circumstances (including family, school, and peer related difficulties). My work also focuses on empowering parents to support their children effectively and to strengthen parent-child relationships.
I am a registered clinical psychologist working with children, adolescents, and their families. Using evidence based practices and a developmental framework, I work together with my clients to better understand and manage their unique challenges, especially those related to anxiety, depression, and adjustment to various life circumstances (including family, school, and peer related difficulties). My work also focuses on empowering parents to support their children effectively and to strengthen parent-child relationships.
(855) 279-0411 View (855) 279-0411
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Jeremy Jacob
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, RP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
I use a client centered approach in order to meet the specific and unique needs of the individuals I am working with. This forms the foundation of my clinical work and is enhanced by the use of cognitive, psycho-dynamic and strength based therapies. I am goal directed and believe that people have the ability to solve their own problems. Therapy is simply a means to realize the potential for change that exists in all of us.
I use a client centered approach in order to meet the specific and unique needs of the individuals I am working with. This forms the foundation of my clinical work and is enhanced by the use of cognitive, psycho-dynamic and strength based therapies. I am goal directed and believe that people have the ability to solve their own problems. Therapy is simply a means to realize the potential for change that exists in all of us.
(844) 402-2345 View (844) 402-2345
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Suzanne Young
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5P
You are not alone in your journey. I am accepting new clients and I am available to support you. If you are struggling with depression or anxiety, I can help you learn to cope better and understand your own mind. Working together, we can explore how your unconscious mind affects your thoughts, behaviors, and relationships. I have many years of experience working with teens, adults, and seniors. I offer a safe and non-judgmental place to explore the issues that are getting in the way of you living your life to your potential.
You are not alone in your journey. I am accepting new clients and I am available to support you. If you are struggling with depression or anxiety, I can help you learn to cope better and understand your own mind. Working together, we can explore how your unconscious mind affects your thoughts, behaviors, and relationships. I have many years of experience working with teens, adults, and seniors. I offer a safe and non-judgmental place to explore the issues that are getting in the way of you living your life to your potential.
(437) 800-0421 View (437) 800-0421
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Erin Mlotek
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BST, BA, RP(q)
Verified
Toronto, ON M5P
I provide individual and family counselling as well as life skills and parent coaching. I have over 10 years of experience providing therapy, consultation, training and support for individuals with neurodiversity’s such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, as well as mental health challenges such as Anxiety, Depression, OCD, trauma, school challenges, life transitions, and relationship issues. I have a Masters in Counselling Psychology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioral Science.
I provide individual and family counselling as well as life skills and parent coaching. I have over 10 years of experience providing therapy, consultation, training and support for individuals with neurodiversity’s such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Developmental Disabilities, Learning Disabilities, ADHD, as well as mental health challenges such as Anxiety, Depression, OCD, trauma, school challenges, life transitions, and relationship issues. I have a Masters in Counselling Psychology and a Post Graduate Certificate in Autism and Behavioral Science.
(647) 930-0018 View (647) 930-0018
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Ashley Carr
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
7 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5P
Have you been seeking relief from feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, and anxiety? Maybe you've been experiencing burnout or succumbing to the pressures of perfectionism. If you are looking for a space to slow down, better understand yourself, and improve your mood and outlook on life, then I want to work with you. I strongly believe in the power of self-awareness and gaining insight into our experiences, feelings, and behaviours. My aim is to walk with you through self-discovery and growth, and provide a safe, collaborative, and creative space to explore and take steps towards uncovering your inner resources and authentic self.
Have you been seeking relief from feelings of exhaustion, overwhelm, and anxiety? Maybe you've been experiencing burnout or succumbing to the pressures of perfectionism. If you are looking for a space to slow down, better understand yourself, and improve your mood and outlook on life, then I want to work with you. I strongly believe in the power of self-awareness and gaining insight into our experiences, feelings, and behaviours. My aim is to walk with you through self-discovery and growth, and provide a safe, collaborative, and creative space to explore and take steps towards uncovering your inner resources and authentic self.
(289) 273-7911 View (289) 273-7911
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Blair Wexler-Singer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5P
Blair is a full-time family building practitioner at Informed Fertility, a counselling practice specifically designed to support individuals, couples and groups at various stages of their fertility journey. Blair is committed to supporting people experiencing primary or secondary infertility, as well as those seeking assisted fertility options for reasons other than infertility. She also offers counselling to those looking for guidance after completing their family, those moving forward after treatment and without children, and those whose dream it is to help someone else have a baby through donation or surrogacy.
Blair is a full-time family building practitioner at Informed Fertility, a counselling practice specifically designed to support individuals, couples and groups at various stages of their fertility journey. Blair is committed to supporting people experiencing primary or secondary infertility, as well as those seeking assisted fertility options for reasons other than infertility. She also offers counselling to those looking for guidance after completing their family, those moving forward after treatment and without children, and those whose dream it is to help someone else have a baby through donation or surrogacy.
(437) 747-7542 View (437) 747-7542
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Varshini Skantharajah
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
There are times when life gets hard, messy or shaken up, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, or lost reckoning with somethings we didn’t expect to. There are also times when we simply get that nagging feeling that there’s something we want to address, and maybe start to feel curious about what healing can be for us. In this space I welcome working with different experiences, however big or small, present or past. Sometimes this may look like anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, impact of trauma, navigating relationships, sense of self (self-worth, self-love, inadequacy, etc.), student life, life transitions and loss.
There are times when life gets hard, messy or shaken up, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, or lost reckoning with somethings we didn’t expect to. There are also times when we simply get that nagging feeling that there’s something we want to address, and maybe start to feel curious about what healing can be for us. In this space I welcome working with different experiences, however big or small, present or past. Sometimes this may look like anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, impact of trauma, navigating relationships, sense of self (self-worth, self-love, inadequacy, etc.), student life, life transitions and loss.
(289) 312-0101 View (289) 312-0101
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Peter von Holtzendorff
Pre-Licensed Professional, BEd, BMus, MA
Verified
Toronto, ON M5P
Finding one's way in today's world can be very challenging and leave us feeling anxious, depressed, or with just a vague feeling that all is not as it should be. By working with the classic approach of Jungian analysis we can find creative solutions to keeping our uniqueness and humanity in the face of the demands of the external aspect of life, such as jobs and relationships, thereby gaining a greater sense of inner stability and authenticity.
Finding one's way in today's world can be very challenging and leave us feeling anxious, depressed, or with just a vague feeling that all is not as it should be. By working with the classic approach of Jungian analysis we can find creative solutions to keeping our uniqueness and humanity in the face of the demands of the external aspect of life, such as jobs and relationships, thereby gaining a greater sense of inner stability and authenticity.
(647) 490-8838 View (647) 490-8838
Photo of Kim Alison Foster Yardley, Psychologist in M5P, ON
Kim Alison Foster Yardley
Psychologist, MA, C, Psych
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
I work with high performing founders, executives, teams & pro athletes. I will help you identify how your mindset is affecting your productivity and work performance. I'll teach you how to get in charge of your emotional state, how to recover faster from setbacks and how to shift from self-doubt to confidence. I can also help your team handle stress, navigate conflict and maintain cohesion so they can get the job done under pressure.
I work with high performing founders, executives, teams & pro athletes. I will help you identify how your mindset is affecting your productivity and work performance. I'll teach you how to get in charge of your emotional state, how to recover faster from setbacks and how to shift from self-doubt to confidence. I can also help your team handle stress, navigate conflict and maintain cohesion so they can get the job done under pressure.
(647) 957-9198 View (647) 957-9198
Photo of Stephen Wells - Intervention Addiction Services, Drug & Alcohol Counsellor in M5P, ON
Stephen Wells - Intervention Addiction Services
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, MA, CCAC, CCRC, PPCC
Verified
Toronto, ON M5P
Addiction Management is a complex and gut-wrenching process, especially at the front-end. People often find themselves stuck with the problem and are confused about how to move forward. Assisting families and loved ones in understanding the true depth, pattern and extent of the problem helps to inform decisions on appropriate options moving forward. Making informed decisions at the right time not only saves money, it establishes reasonable expectations and creates the conditions for successful outcomes for the entire family system.
Addiction Management is a complex and gut-wrenching process, especially at the front-end. People often find themselves stuck with the problem and are confused about how to move forward. Assisting families and loved ones in understanding the true depth, pattern and extent of the problem helps to inform decisions on appropriate options moving forward. Making informed decisions at the right time not only saves money, it establishes reasonable expectations and creates the conditions for successful outcomes for the entire family system.
(289) 768-8549 View (289) 768-8549
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Paola DeLaBarrera, RN Psychotherapist, M.A.
MA, BScN
Verified
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself, Paola DeLaBarrera, RN Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Life Coach with an MA in counselling. A bit about me, I am a seasoned professional with extensive and diverse experience in health, wellness, and education. I believe we hold great inner strength and energy and it is that inner strength that guides us to self-compassion and self-love. My therapeutic approach focuses on various humanistic modalities that connect mind and body awareness, my approach is centred on engaging with self and understanding who you are. I invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment.
It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself, Paola DeLaBarrera, RN Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Life Coach with an MA in counselling. A bit about me, I am a seasoned professional with extensive and diverse experience in health, wellness, and education. I believe we hold great inner strength and energy and it is that inner strength that guides us to self-compassion and self-love. My therapeutic approach focuses on various humanistic modalities that connect mind and body awareness, my approach is centred on engaging with self and understanding who you are. I invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment.
(647) 560-8895 View (647) 560-8895
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Anthony Reynolds
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
Toronto, ON M5P
As humans, we all face challenges in life, both internal and external. But by actively working to confront and overcome these challenges, we can create a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. Emotional hardships are tough, but they can be overcome through self-exploration and healing, which can lead to a deep sense of purpose and authenticity. With proper guidance and mentorship, this process can be navigated with grace and self-acceptance.
As humans, we all face challenges in life, both internal and external. But by actively working to confront and overcome these challenges, we can create a life that is meaningful and fulfilling. Emotional hardships are tough, but they can be overcome through self-exploration and healing, which can lead to a deep sense of purpose and authenticity. With proper guidance and mentorship, this process can be navigated with grace and self-acceptance.
(249) 505-0579 View (249) 505-0579
Photo of Rebecca Olsen, Registered Social Worker in M5P, ON
Rebecca Olsen
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
When problems begin to impact our mental health and well-being, we may become overwhelmed with a wide range of issues. I provide counselling services to address the relational, emotional, and behavioral issues that arise from concerns such as depression, anxiety, family conflict, complex trauma, and so much more. My approach is non-judgemental, client-centered, and collaborative. I work with your knowledge, insights, and strengths in addition to my clinical skills in therapy. I draw on evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, emotion-focused therapy, family therapy, and more.
When problems begin to impact our mental health and well-being, we may become overwhelmed with a wide range of issues. I provide counselling services to address the relational, emotional, and behavioral issues that arise from concerns such as depression, anxiety, family conflict, complex trauma, and so much more. My approach is non-judgemental, client-centered, and collaborative. I work with your knowledge, insights, and strengths in addition to my clinical skills in therapy. I draw on evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, emotion-focused therapy, family therapy, and more.
(437) 747-6018 View (437) 747-6018
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Dr. Dana Costin
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Toronto, ON M5P
Hello! I am a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and, since 1999, I have specialized in working with children, adolescents, and families. I work with individuals who are experiencing emotional, mental health, school, or behaviour difficulties (e.g., anxiety, depression, stress, anger, OCD, perfectionism, self-esteem, bullying), have experienced trauma, or have engaged in concerning sexual behaviours and sexual offending, and/or are in conflict with the law. I also work in the area of parent-child relationships and support for parents. I provide assessments and treatment, and my approach is strength-based and best-practice informed.
Hello! I am a Clinical and Forensic Psychologist and, since 1999, I have specialized in working with children, adolescents, and families. I work with individuals who are experiencing emotional, mental health, school, or behaviour difficulties (e.g., anxiety, depression, stress, anger, OCD, perfectionism, self-esteem, bullying), have experienced trauma, or have engaged in concerning sexual behaviours and sexual offending, and/or are in conflict with the law. I also work in the area of parent-child relationships and support for parents. I provide assessments and treatment, and my approach is strength-based and best-practice informed.
(844) 329-6616 View (844) 329-6616

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Number of Counsellors in M5P

100+

Average cost per session

$167

Counsellors in M5P who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
93% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Stress
83% Self Esteem
78% Coping Skills
68% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% SunLife
56% Green Shield Canada
53% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in M5P see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M5P?

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.