Therapists in M5S

Photo of Liz Bostwick, Registered Psychotherapist in M5S, ON
Liz Bostwick
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, BA
Verified
6 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling to manage life stressors? Are past experiences of trauma making it difficult for you to find peace and experience security in your relationships? Maybe your current coping skills have been vital to help you survive, but you have outgrown them and are seeking deeper healing and growth. Our work together will invite you to open the door to a better understanding of yourself and help you develop inner resources to make space for the joy and meaning in your life once again. I have a deep belief in the uniqueness of every person and my job as a therapist is to meet you where you are at with curiosity and compassion.
Are you struggling to manage life stressors? Are past experiences of trauma making it difficult for you to find peace and experience security in your relationships? Maybe your current coping skills have been vital to help you survive, but you have outgrown them and are seeking deeper healing and growth. Our work together will invite you to open the door to a better understanding of yourself and help you develop inner resources to make space for the joy and meaning in your life once again. I have a deep belief in the uniqueness of every person and my job as a therapist is to meet you where you are at with curiosity and compassion.
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Photo of Shabnam Chahal, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M5S, ON
Shabnam Chahal
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S
As we all aim to be the best versions of ourselves throughout our lives, I hope to join you on this journey of positive change and growth. I want to understand your life experiences, aid you in developing adaptive coping skills, and guide you towards implementing positive life changes. I strive to offer you empathy and support while also empowering you to be the best version of yourself. Some of my areas of interest include, however are not limited to supporting clients who experience challenges with stress, anxiety, depression, concerns around self-esteem/self-confidence/self-acceptance, and improving one's overall well-being.
As we all aim to be the best versions of ourselves throughout our lives, I hope to join you on this journey of positive change and growth. I want to understand your life experiences, aid you in developing adaptive coping skills, and guide you towards implementing positive life changes. I strive to offer you empathy and support while also empowering you to be the best version of yourself. Some of my areas of interest include, however are not limited to supporting clients who experience challenges with stress, anxiety, depression, concerns around self-esteem/self-confidence/self-acceptance, and improving one's overall well-being.
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Simone Levey
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S
I am a registered clinical psychologist dedicated to helping people achieve more satisfying relationships, an improved work life, greater self-esteem, and more fulfilling lives Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, experiencing difficulty in your relationships, feeling stuck on the past, or struggling with life transitions, I can help you to navigate life's challenges with enhanced mindfulness and awareness, and with increased competence and confidence.
I am a registered clinical psychologist dedicated to helping people achieve more satisfying relationships, an improved work life, greater self-esteem, and more fulfilling lives Whether you are feeling overwhelmed, experiencing difficulty in your relationships, feeling stuck on the past, or struggling with life transitions, I can help you to navigate life's challenges with enhanced mindfulness and awareness, and with increased competence and confidence.
(647) 699-3442 View (647) 699-3442
Photo of Michal (Michelle) Er-El, Registered Social Worker in M5S, ON
Michal (Michelle) Er-El
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
I support students and young professionals who deal with anxiety, depression, stress and other difficulties to navigate school, work and relationship challenges so that they better understand the roots of their struggles and feel calmer, more confident, and resilient. I provide a non-judgmental space where we can build upon the helpful strategies you have been using and examine patterns that may not be useful to you anymore. I will share tools that can help you address and manage your particular situation. Together, we can discover ways to enhance your insight, skills, abilities and well-being.
I support students and young professionals who deal with anxiety, depression, stress and other difficulties to navigate school, work and relationship challenges so that they better understand the roots of their struggles and feel calmer, more confident, and resilient. I provide a non-judgmental space where we can build upon the helpful strategies you have been using and examine patterns that may not be useful to you anymore. I will share tools that can help you address and manage your particular situation. Together, we can discover ways to enhance your insight, skills, abilities and well-being.
(437) 372-5471 View (437) 372-5471
Photo of Zuraida Dada, Psychologist in M5S, ON
Zuraida Dada
Psychologist, CPsych, RPsych, MA, CHRP
Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
I am accepting new clients. I am a CAP John C Service 2021 award recipient and a registered WCB/WSIB provider. I am a seasoned psychologist with over 20 years experience. I offer virtual individual counselling to adults for the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, return to work/fitness for work, career counselling, psychological assessments; life, transition relationship & executive coaching. I am committed to helping you to understand yourself better; identify your strengths; improve your resiliency; learn coping strategies- with the goal of self- growth, overcoming challenges & living a meaningful & fulfilling life.
I am accepting new clients. I am a CAP John C Service 2021 award recipient and a registered WCB/WSIB provider. I am a seasoned psychologist with over 20 years experience. I offer virtual individual counselling to adults for the treatment of anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, return to work/fitness for work, career counselling, psychological assessments; life, transition relationship & executive coaching. I am committed to helping you to understand yourself better; identify your strengths; improve your resiliency; learn coping strategies- with the goal of self- growth, overcoming challenges & living a meaningful & fulfilling life.
(437) 600-9586 View (437) 600-9586
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Jenna Rose
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a Couple & Family Therapist, I hope to offer support, insight and a safer space in which to process, heal and grow. I believe all therapeutic work engages with relationships, even if just the relationship we have with ourselves. By focusing on the meaningful connections in our lives, and on the ways we have learned to approach them, it gives us the power to see ourselves more clearly and the ability to make the changes we hope for.
As a Couple & Family Therapist, I hope to offer support, insight and a safer space in which to process, heal and grow. I believe all therapeutic work engages with relationships, even if just the relationship we have with ourselves. By focusing on the meaningful connections in our lives, and on the ways we have learned to approach them, it gives us the power to see ourselves more clearly and the ability to make the changes we hope for.
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Photo of Linda Louise Pelton, Registered Social Worker in M5S, ON
Linda Louise Pelton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5S  (Online Only)
We are wired for growth and healing. But we need the right environment. We need to feel another's presence—warm, safe, genuine. As an INDIVIDUAL THERAPIST I have been helping people for many years to transform, to become their authentic selves. My work is informed by AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), an attachment model that focuses on hope and possibility.
We are wired for growth and healing. But we need the right environment. We need to feel another's presence—warm, safe, genuine. As an INDIVIDUAL THERAPIST I have been helping people for many years to transform, to become their authentic selves. My work is informed by AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy), an attachment model that focuses on hope and possibility.
(647) 492-6235 View (647) 492-6235
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Jessica Bloom
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S
Waitlist for new clients
What is blocking you from being present and fully experiencing joy? What patterns are you stuck repeating, and why? These are questions many of us need to explore at some point in our lives.
What is blocking you from being present and fully experiencing joy? What patterns are you stuck repeating, and why? These are questions many of us need to explore at some point in our lives.
(647) 371-5423 View (647) 371-5423
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Barbara Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MTS, BSc
Verified
7 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S
With 35 years in mental health and addiction services, I bring a strong mix of approaches to help you find your way forward. Integrating CBT, mindfulness, coaching, insight and body-based therapies, together we will build ways that work for you. Our therapeutic work can help you climb out of whatever difficult emotional spot you're in and build the life you're dreaming of. I believe “fit” is essential and offer a free phone consultation to help determine who is the right fit for you. We work with individuals (14 yr+), couples and poly relationships, and families.
With 35 years in mental health and addiction services, I bring a strong mix of approaches to help you find your way forward. Integrating CBT, mindfulness, coaching, insight and body-based therapies, together we will build ways that work for you. Our therapeutic work can help you climb out of whatever difficult emotional spot you're in and build the life you're dreaming of. I believe “fit” is essential and offer a free phone consultation to help determine who is the right fit for you. We work with individuals (14 yr+), couples and poly relationships, and families.
(647) 493-6494 View (647) 493-6494
Photo of Naomi Reesor, Registered Psychotherapist in M5S, ON
Naomi Reesor
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MEd
Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
Waitlist for new clients
I understand the feeling of struggling to exist as your genuine self in a world that feels against you, in an environment that feels suffocating, and in a relationship that feels unendurable. Our lives do not exist in a bubble, and our experiences are impacted by the intersecting identities each of us hold. When we reach out for help, we are hoping that someone can understand us and hold space for our stories. I work with people every day who are looking for support in understanding how they can live congruently with their own values and core beliefs.
I understand the feeling of struggling to exist as your genuine self in a world that feels against you, in an environment that feels suffocating, and in a relationship that feels unendurable. Our lives do not exist in a bubble, and our experiences are impacted by the intersecting identities each of us hold. When we reach out for help, we are hoping that someone can understand us and hold space for our stories. I work with people every day who are looking for support in understanding how they can live congruently with their own values and core beliefs.
(437) 291-8501 View (437) 291-8501
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Mariyam Ahmed
Psychologist, PhD, CPscyh
Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
I am a registered clinical psychologist working in private practice providing psychological services to adults and couples for a wide range of issues. Are you stressed over whelmed? Do you experience anxiety (e.g., panic attacks, worry, intrusive or obsessive thoughts, phobias etc)?Are you suffering from a low mood or depression? Are you seeking support in areas such as: self-esteem issues, managing transitions,career, education, family)? Are you struggling with relationship concerns and would like to: enhance the quality of your relationship ? Enhance intimacy? Improve communication skills?Learn helpful conflict management skills?
I am a registered clinical psychologist working in private practice providing psychological services to adults and couples for a wide range of issues. Are you stressed over whelmed? Do you experience anxiety (e.g., panic attacks, worry, intrusive or obsessive thoughts, phobias etc)?Are you suffering from a low mood or depression? Are you seeking support in areas such as: self-esteem issues, managing transitions,career, education, family)? Are you struggling with relationship concerns and would like to: enhance the quality of your relationship ? Enhance intimacy? Improve communication skills?Learn helpful conflict management skills?
(647) 860-3182 View (647) 860-3182
Photo of Dora Zalai, Psychologist in M5S, ON
Dora Zalai
Psychologist, MD, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
I had been a medical doctor before I became a psychologist. I changed professions because I realized that our thoughts, feelings, and behavioural habits have a powerful effect on our health and happiness but their potential to aid healing is often neglected in medicine. I feel privileged to work with clients who are on the journey of recovery and self-growth during and after adversities. I work with clients who have sleep problems, fatigue, stress, low mood, depression, anxiety, panic, chronic worry, obsessive thinking, medical or non-medical trauma-related difficulties, post-concussion syndrome, medical illnesses, or chronic pain.
I had been a medical doctor before I became a psychologist. I changed professions because I realized that our thoughts, feelings, and behavioural habits have a powerful effect on our health and happiness but their potential to aid healing is often neglected in medicine. I feel privileged to work with clients who are on the journey of recovery and self-growth during and after adversities. I work with clients who have sleep problems, fatigue, stress, low mood, depression, anxiety, panic, chronic worry, obsessive thinking, medical or non-medical trauma-related difficulties, post-concussion syndrome, medical illnesses, or chronic pain.
(289) 807-1280 View (289) 807-1280
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Raj Sohi
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MHSc
Verified
Toronto, ON M5S  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with people who are feeling stuck either through the result of a recent event or due to long-standing issues that are now causing distress. Many of the people I work with struggle with anxiety, substance use concerns or have a history of trauma. Some of my clients are looking for short-term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions while others have tried brief therapy and are looking for longer term psychodynamically oriented treatment to make change at a deeper level. Sometimes people don't have clearly defined goals for treatment other than they want to feel better. That's okay.
I work with people who are feeling stuck either through the result of a recent event or due to long-standing issues that are now causing distress. Many of the people I work with struggle with anxiety, substance use concerns or have a history of trauma. Some of my clients are looking for short-term Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions while others have tried brief therapy and are looking for longer term psychodynamically oriented treatment to make change at a deeper level. Sometimes people don't have clearly defined goals for treatment other than they want to feel better. That's okay.
(437) 747-4736 View (437) 747-4736
Photo of Dianna Ilk, Registered Psychotherapist in M5S, ON
Dianna Ilk
Registered Psychotherapist, MFA, MA
Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
When you find yourself going through a life transition, feeling anxious or depressed, or grieving a loss, you might feel confused and overwhelmed. Often our thoughts and feelings can get tangled with our expectations leaving us unsure how to move forward in our lives. In our sessions together we will explore what is working for you and what parts of your self are being challenged. By developing greater self-awareness and practicing self-acceptance, you will begin to discover new ways to grow and strengthen as a person. When you know yourself better you can begin to intercept unhealthy patterns of living as they emerge.
When you find yourself going through a life transition, feeling anxious or depressed, or grieving a loss, you might feel confused and overwhelmed. Often our thoughts and feelings can get tangled with our expectations leaving us unsure how to move forward in our lives. In our sessions together we will explore what is working for you and what parts of your self are being challenged. By developing greater self-awareness and practicing self-acceptance, you will begin to discover new ways to grow and strengthen as a person. When you know yourself better you can begin to intercept unhealthy patterns of living as they emerge.
(343) 307-5663 View (343) 307-5663
Photo of Erin Powley, Registered Social Worker in M5S, ON
Erin Powley
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CDBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S
Erin believes that seeking treatment is a step that can change one’s life. People are not defined by their symptoms or diagnoses. Erin expertly works with her clients to change their thinking patterns, behavioural responses, tendencies to self-harm or become suicidal, and ability to regulate emotions. By learning to understand, value, and accept their emotions, clients can overcome overwhelm and improve their lives. Erin approaches therapy with empathy, developing a trusting rapport with her clients and exploring issues non-judgementally. Erin will help you navigate life with improved relationships, awareness and resilience.
Erin believes that seeking treatment is a step that can change one’s life. People are not defined by their symptoms or diagnoses. Erin expertly works with her clients to change their thinking patterns, behavioural responses, tendencies to self-harm or become suicidal, and ability to regulate emotions. By learning to understand, value, and accept their emotions, clients can overcome overwhelm and improve their lives. Erin approaches therapy with empathy, developing a trusting rapport with her clients and exploring issues non-judgementally. Erin will help you navigate life with improved relationships, awareness and resilience.
(437) 500-6240 View (437) 500-6240
Photo of Leah Breslow, Registered Psychotherapist in M5S, ON
Leah Breslow
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsyc
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S
In therapy with Leah, you will learn new skills and develop a stronger relationship with your thought-world and emotions so you can manage overwhelming emotions, tolerate stressful events and improve your relationships. You will develop a robust toolkit personalized to you, so you can move through life with more ease, confidence, and inner calm. Drawing from the principles and tools of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Leah will help you transform your inner landscape — including your emotions, perception of self, and thoughts — and the landscape around you — including your interpersonal relationships and your life’s circumstances.
In therapy with Leah, you will learn new skills and develop a stronger relationship with your thought-world and emotions so you can manage overwhelming emotions, tolerate stressful events and improve your relationships. You will develop a robust toolkit personalized to you, so you can move through life with more ease, confidence, and inner calm. Drawing from the principles and tools of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Leah will help you transform your inner landscape — including your emotions, perception of self, and thoughts — and the landscape around you — including your interpersonal relationships and your life’s circumstances.
(437) 747-4920 View (437) 747-4920
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Kind-Mind Counselling and Wellness Services
Registered Psychotherapist, LLB, LLM, MEd, RP, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5S  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a lawyer-turned-therapist with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology, I professionally and personally understand stress, anxiety, and feeling unhappy in one's life. Using scientifically proven counselling techniques and a client-centred therapeutic approach, I offer practical and caring assistance to help clients connect with themselves and find real-world solutions to their life, career, and relationship issues.
As a lawyer-turned-therapist with a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology, I professionally and personally understand stress, anxiety, and feeling unhappy in one's life. Using scientifically proven counselling techniques and a client-centred therapeutic approach, I offer practical and caring assistance to help clients connect with themselves and find real-world solutions to their life, career, and relationship issues.
(647) 360-7033 View (647) 360-7033
Photo of Viveka Ichikawa, Registered Social Worker in M5S, ON
Viveka Ichikawa
Registered Social Worker, PhD (C), MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
I work with individuals, families, and couples particulary from immigrant, racialized, and LGBTQ+ communities. Currently, I'm available both in-person & virtualy in Ontario and virtualy in BC. I believe that challenges and struggles people face are intricately tied to systemic and societal factors. Through collaborative and therapeutic work, my goal is to aid persons in cultivating a healthier and more fulfilling self-perception, interpersonal relationships and life experiences, alongside fostering transformative healing from trauma.
I work with individuals, families, and couples particulary from immigrant, racialized, and LGBTQ+ communities. Currently, I'm available both in-person & virtualy in Ontario and virtualy in BC. I believe that challenges and struggles people face are intricately tied to systemic and societal factors. Through collaborative and therapeutic work, my goal is to aid persons in cultivating a healthier and more fulfilling self-perception, interpersonal relationships and life experiences, alongside fostering transformative healing from trauma.
(647) 250-9877 View (647) 250-9877
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Godfrey Benjamin
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S
Sometimes, our thoughts get the better of us and it leads to big feelings coming out. This can look like a panic attack, intense anxiety, or lashing out at someone or even the sense of "being outside of the body". We can experience depression, avoid our loved ones, isolate ourselves, or shut down. We may feel alone, unmotivated, lacking confidence, and that there is no one who will listen or that understands these struggles. Do you wish to "break out" of these patterns and live in the moment? Does this resonate with you? As a Counsellor-in-Training with ThriveWell Counselling, I offer low cost support to meet these needs and more!
Sometimes, our thoughts get the better of us and it leads to big feelings coming out. This can look like a panic attack, intense anxiety, or lashing out at someone or even the sense of "being outside of the body". We can experience depression, avoid our loved ones, isolate ourselves, or shut down. We may feel alone, unmotivated, lacking confidence, and that there is no one who will listen or that understands these struggles. Do you wish to "break out" of these patterns and live in the moment? Does this resonate with you? As a Counsellor-in-Training with ThriveWell Counselling, I offer low cost support to meet these needs and more!
(437) 747-6277 View (437) 747-6277
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Greg Mendelson
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S
Seeking help takes courage, and I would love to help you on your process of change. I am committed to providing compassionate treatment in a private and confidential manner. In terms of my services, I offer individual therapy to adolescents and adults. Some presenting concerns often include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, sexual identity and gender identity. I adapt my therapeutic approach to the unique needs of my clients, and utilize both skill-based and insight-oriented approaches
Seeking help takes courage, and I would love to help you on your process of change. I am committed to providing compassionate treatment in a private and confidential manner. In terms of my services, I offer individual therapy to adolescents and adults. Some presenting concerns often include, but are not limited to, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, self-esteem issues, sexual identity and gender identity. I adapt my therapeutic approach to the unique needs of my clients, and utilize both skill-based and insight-oriented approaches
(647) 360-8250 View (647) 360-8250

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Number of Counsellors in M5S

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in M5S who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
77% Stress
74% Life Transitions
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Green Shield Canada
54% SunLife
53% Manulife

How Counsellors in M5S see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
19% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M5S?

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.