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Arpita Parikh
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MA , RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
I support adults who have been affected by trauma and are motivated to address it. I can help you reach a deeper level of healing after trauma and address related issues like anxiety, depression, sleep issues, relationship challenges, or grief. I have supported domestic violence and childhood sexual abuse victims to navigate anxiety and depression, ultimately enabling them to live happier, more fulfilled lives. I also have experience helping adolescents process trauma and work towards a more meaningful present.
I support adults who have been affected by trauma and are motivated to address it. I can help you reach a deeper level of healing after trauma and address related issues like anxiety, depression, sleep issues, relationship challenges, or grief. I have supported domestic violence and childhood sexual abuse victims to navigate anxiety and depression, ultimately enabling them to live happier, more fulfilled lives. I also have experience helping adolescents process trauma and work towards a more meaningful present.
(289) 302-7033 View (289) 302-7033
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Morgan Mackenzie
Registered Social Worker, BHSc, RSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
I love helping women in their late teens, 20s, and 30s feel fulfilled, emotionally balanced, and in control of their lives. I recognize many things can get in the way of feeling one’s best which is why I specialize in addressing the areas that can lead to these challenges and help clients work through unhelpful thinking patterns, unproductive behaviors, or overcoming the lasting impacts of past trauma.
I love helping women in their late teens, 20s, and 30s feel fulfilled, emotionally balanced, and in control of their lives. I recognize many things can get in the way of feeling one’s best which is why I specialize in addressing the areas that can lead to these challenges and help clients work through unhelpful thinking patterns, unproductive behaviors, or overcoming the lasting impacts of past trauma.
(365) 659-1004 View (365) 659-1004
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Emilia Pacholec
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V
If you've experienced sexual abuse (rape, childhood sexual abuse, harassment) it's likely you noticed changes in how you think, feel and act. Maybe you believe that you deserve what happened or that there was something you should have done to stop it. You may see the world as a dangerous place and people as untrustworthy. You're likely on edge, hypervigilant and feel out of control of your emotions - or maybe you don't feel them at all. You can't sleep, relationships are difficult, you feel haunted by your memories, sex and intimacy aren't as they used to be, and it feels like nothing you've tried works. This is trauma.
If you've experienced sexual abuse (rape, childhood sexual abuse, harassment) it's likely you noticed changes in how you think, feel and act. Maybe you believe that you deserve what happened or that there was something you should have done to stop it. You may see the world as a dangerous place and people as untrustworthy. You're likely on edge, hypervigilant and feel out of control of your emotions - or maybe you don't feel them at all. You can't sleep, relationships are difficult, you feel haunted by your memories, sex and intimacy aren't as they used to be, and it feels like nothing you've tried works. This is trauma.
(416) 800-3361 View (416) 800-3361
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Julien Fortier
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BMT, RSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
I specialize in supporting clients with mental health challenges—depression, anxiety, PTSD, intellectual disabilities, substance use, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Ideal clients seek holistic care, combining mindfulness, CBT, music therapy, and empathy. They desire equitable, barrier-free support for stability and a healthier mindset. They value tailored strategies and a collaborative ally skilled in advocacy and communication. Ultimately, they seek understanding and holistic healing in a safe, empathetic space.
I specialize in supporting clients with mental health challenges—depression, anxiety, PTSD, intellectual disabilities, substance use, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Ideal clients seek holistic care, combining mindfulness, CBT, music therapy, and empathy. They desire equitable, barrier-free support for stability and a healthier mindset. They value tailored strategies and a collaborative ally skilled in advocacy and communication. Ultimately, they seek understanding and holistic healing in a safe, empathetic space.
(647) 492-5144 View (647) 492-5144
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Kirstyn Greenside
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5V
In a culture focused on image and beauty, it is completely natural that we manifest shame, guilt, and anxiety in our body and food behaviours. If this sounds like you, you are not alone. Disordered eating, eating disorders, and body dysmorphia, may have been coping strategies to handle deeper-rooted issues-- they have acted as a means of control and comfort, when maybe you felt like you had none. The purpose of my practice is to foster sustainable emotional growth-- this means a relationship with your body and food that encourages self-worth, value, and connection.
In a culture focused on image and beauty, it is completely natural that we manifest shame, guilt, and anxiety in our body and food behaviours. If this sounds like you, you are not alone. Disordered eating, eating disorders, and body dysmorphia, may have been coping strategies to handle deeper-rooted issues-- they have acted as a means of control and comfort, when maybe you felt like you had none. The purpose of my practice is to foster sustainable emotional growth-- this means a relationship with your body and food that encourages self-worth, value, and connection.
(647) 363-6408 View (647) 363-6408
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Elena Serra
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP-Q, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5V
“Everyone wants to hold the new baby. Who holds the mom?” Motherhood is the ultimate personal development experience, but it can be a lonely one. Whether you are preparing for motherhood, struggling to conceive, feeling scared or unsupported in your pregnancy, experiencing birth trauma, or suffering with feelings of depression or anxiety as a new parent, mental health in the perinatal journey is just as important as physical health and recovery.
“Everyone wants to hold the new baby. Who holds the mom?” Motherhood is the ultimate personal development experience, but it can be a lonely one. Whether you are preparing for motherhood, struggling to conceive, feeling scared or unsupported in your pregnancy, experiencing birth trauma, or suffering with feelings of depression or anxiety as a new parent, mental health in the perinatal journey is just as important as physical health and recovery.
(365) 661-4468 View (365) 661-4468
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Purvaja Sekar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
At the heart of it, I'm a people-person who’s passionate about self-development and empowering others to lead a life to their fullest capabilities, no matter what circumstances look like. I'm a second-generation South Asian female that has had to navigate through many different cultural challenges, so I understands the difficulties that come with needing to hold different identities, all at once. This is why I make sure that my full attention is on you during sessions, ensuring that I'm bringing compassion, vulnerability and a completely unbiased view.
At the heart of it, I'm a people-person who’s passionate about self-development and empowering others to lead a life to their fullest capabilities, no matter what circumstances look like. I'm a second-generation South Asian female that has had to navigate through many different cultural challenges, so I understands the difficulties that come with needing to hold different identities, all at once. This is why I make sure that my full attention is on you during sessions, ensuring that I'm bringing compassion, vulnerability and a completely unbiased view.
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Samantha Fogel
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing stress and anxiety in your work, school, or interpersonal relationships? I work with post-secondary students and individuals to support them in coping effectively with these challenges. I am dedicated to enhancing your well-being through improved interpersonal relationships, and supporting you in navigating the unique and sometimes complex experiences that come with being connected to others. I offer support in several areas, including setting boundaries, addressing insecure attachment in romantic relationships, managing friendships, and handling various relationship-related difficulties.
Are you experiencing stress and anxiety in your work, school, or interpersonal relationships? I work with post-secondary students and individuals to support them in coping effectively with these challenges. I am dedicated to enhancing your well-being through improved interpersonal relationships, and supporting you in navigating the unique and sometimes complex experiences that come with being connected to others. I offer support in several areas, including setting boundaries, addressing insecure attachment in romantic relationships, managing friendships, and handling various relationship-related difficulties.
(437) 291-7402 View (437) 291-7402
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Jennifer Monforton
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Hello, and thank you for your interest in working with me. I might be the right therapist for you if you are looking for structure and challenge in a warm, supportive context. I can help you to better understand your symptoms so that you feel more empowered to address these challenges day-to-day. I work with specific concerns, such as panic attacks or insomnia, or broader goals, such as building self-esteem. I can give you concrete tools to practice in-between sessions, as well as support you in building confidence and self-compassion while this growth is taking place. You will likely find me using humor along the way.
Hello, and thank you for your interest in working with me. I might be the right therapist for you if you are looking for structure and challenge in a warm, supportive context. I can help you to better understand your symptoms so that you feel more empowered to address these challenges day-to-day. I work with specific concerns, such as panic attacks or insomnia, or broader goals, such as building self-esteem. I can give you concrete tools to practice in-between sessions, as well as support you in building confidence and self-compassion while this growth is taking place. You will likely find me using humor along the way.
(647) 361-1214 View (647) 361-1214
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Lavanya Verma
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q)
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5V
Are you navigating the complexities of anxiety, depression, or stress and looking for a professional who can truly understand and assist in your unique journey? Lavanya Verma at Canadian Therapy specializes in these areas, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and person-centered approaches. Her tailored methodologies aim to provide effective coping mechanisms and deeper understanding. Lavanya's expertise in South Asian family dynamics and culturally sensitive therapy makes her an ideal guide for diverse backgrounds. She creates a safe, non-judgmental space for growth, helping clients with empathy.
Are you navigating the complexities of anxiety, depression, or stress and looking for a professional who can truly understand and assist in your unique journey? Lavanya Verma at Canadian Therapy specializes in these areas, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy, and person-centered approaches. Her tailored methodologies aim to provide effective coping mechanisms and deeper understanding. Lavanya's expertise in South Asian family dynamics and culturally sensitive therapy makes her an ideal guide for diverse backgrounds. She creates a safe, non-judgmental space for growth, helping clients with empathy.
(647) 952-9317 View (647) 952-9317
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Julie Erickson
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
I work with adults across the lifespan who are highly motivated to learn more about themselves, active participants in their recovery, and committed to making meaningful changes in their life. Whether they're struggling with a mental disorder, a significant life stressor, relationship difficulties, or challenges at work or home, my clients want to improve how they're coping, not let their struggles define them, and evolve into a better version of themselves.
I work with adults across the lifespan who are highly motivated to learn more about themselves, active participants in their recovery, and committed to making meaningful changes in their life. Whether they're struggling with a mental disorder, a significant life stressor, relationship difficulties, or challenges at work or home, my clients want to improve how they're coping, not let their struggles define them, and evolve into a better version of themselves.
(647) 696-7969 View (647) 696-7969
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Jessica Kristy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck, rejected, or undervalued while you pursue what you want in your life? Do you find yourself trapped in a cycle of comparing yourself to others, feeling inferior, and struggling to fit into societal norms? You're not alone. Many of us have beliefs from childhood that dictate what success should look like (i.e., “get married," "go to university”). If these expectations don't align with your desires, it can lead to panic, overwhelm, and a sense of not belonging. Together, we can challenge these beliefs and uncover the person you truly are, without fear of judgment from others. This is your life, not theirs.
Are you feeling stuck, rejected, or undervalued while you pursue what you want in your life? Do you find yourself trapped in a cycle of comparing yourself to others, feeling inferior, and struggling to fit into societal norms? You're not alone. Many of us have beliefs from childhood that dictate what success should look like (i.e., “get married," "go to university”). If these expectations don't align with your desires, it can lead to panic, overwhelm, and a sense of not belonging. Together, we can challenge these beliefs and uncover the person you truly are, without fear of judgment from others. This is your life, not theirs.
(647) 957-8730 View (647) 957-8730
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Julian P Humphreys
PhD, MCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
If you believe that the past impacts the present, and you would like to work on your past to create a better future, then I may be a good fit for you. My background is in Psychology and Philosophy, with additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (with the founder Steve Hayes), Co-Active Coaching (with the founders Karen and Henry-House) and Psychoanalysis. I enjoy working with curious, open-minded people who are keen to understand themselves, their relationships, and their environments better, so they can live healthier lives, make more informed choices, and be confident in who they are and what they have to offer.
If you believe that the past impacts the present, and you would like to work on your past to create a better future, then I may be a good fit for you. My background is in Psychology and Philosophy, with additional training in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (with the founder Steve Hayes), Co-Active Coaching (with the founders Karen and Henry-House) and Psychoanalysis. I enjoy working with curious, open-minded people who are keen to understand themselves, their relationships, and their environments better, so they can live healthier lives, make more informed choices, and be confident in who they are and what they have to offer.
(437) 747-4818 View (437) 747-4818
Dr. Nazanin Alavi
Psychiatrist, MD, FRCPC
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
I have developed Mindrelief, an online clinic for delivering online psychotherapy in Ontario.This is a new approach to effectively deliver evidence based therapy. When dealing with health problems, the one thing you should not be worried about is affording the care you need. We are shifting to an entirely FREE model with no cost associated for any of our packages. Moving forward, each session will consist of a Digital component plus a 20-minute Video Session. To continue with our program and new model.
I have developed Mindrelief, an online clinic for delivering online psychotherapy in Ontario.This is a new approach to effectively deliver evidence based therapy. When dealing with health problems, the one thing you should not be worried about is affording the care you need. We are shifting to an entirely FREE model with no cost associated for any of our packages. Moving forward, each session will consist of a Digital component plus a 20-minute Video Session. To continue with our program and new model.
(343) 600-3459 View (343) 600-3459
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Afreen Dhamani
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V
Are past traumas and challenging experiences holding you back from living the life you desire? Do you struggle in your relationships or find it difficult to fit into a world that doesn’t understand you? Is balancing your desires and cultural expectations an ongoing battle? Do you find yourself constantly second guessing your decisions and abilities? Is there a persistent voice in your head that tells you you're not good enough or you'll never measure up? I understand these struggles deeply and am eager to help you quiet that inner critic, cultivate self-compassion and confidence. and find healing and peace from these difficulties.
Are past traumas and challenging experiences holding you back from living the life you desire? Do you struggle in your relationships or find it difficult to fit into a world that doesn’t understand you? Is balancing your desires and cultural expectations an ongoing battle? Do you find yourself constantly second guessing your decisions and abilities? Is there a persistent voice in your head that tells you you're not good enough or you'll never measure up? I understand these struggles deeply and am eager to help you quiet that inner critic, cultivate self-compassion and confidence. and find healing and peace from these difficulties.
(416) 800-3361 View (416) 800-3361
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Andriana Mantas
Counsellor, CRPO, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5V
We all encounter moments in life that can be challenging... whether you feel stuck, have received worrisome news, disenchanted with your relationships, overwhelmed with school, or dissatisfied in your career - something's missing. If you yearn for something more, compelled to make a change, it's time to dismantle these patterns that no longer serve you and establish choices that truly matter. I can show you how.
We all encounter moments in life that can be challenging... whether you feel stuck, have received worrisome news, disenchanted with your relationships, overwhelmed with school, or dissatisfied in your career - something's missing. If you yearn for something more, compelled to make a change, it's time to dismantle these patterns that no longer serve you and establish choices that truly matter. I can show you how.
(855) 979-9146 View (855) 979-9146
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Sarah Graham
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Each time you feel let down, disappointed, discouraged or despondent it’s not permanent.  There’s another breath of air where you can exhale that feeling, shake out your body and know that you have another chance to heal, to grow and to transform.  Even after the same mistakes or misgivings, you are not the same. You’ve learned something. You’re not the same person each time you get caught doing the same thing over again.  It’s okay to be learning. Growth is painful as we let go of the old ways of being, the old destructive thoughts and allow new ways of being to take root.
Each time you feel let down, disappointed, discouraged or despondent it’s not permanent.  There’s another breath of air where you can exhale that feeling, shake out your body and know that you have another chance to heal, to grow and to transform.  Even after the same mistakes or misgivings, you are not the same. You’ve learned something. You’re not the same person each time you get caught doing the same thing over again.  It’s okay to be learning. Growth is painful as we let go of the old ways of being, the old destructive thoughts and allow new ways of being to take root.
(249) 802-8415 View (249) 802-8415
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Fatima Murtaza
Registered Social Worker, BAPsych, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
I am a Toronto based psychotherapist with a virtual practice at your fingertips. What you will experience is someone who is relatable, easy to talk to, and eager to listen. I specialize in helping people with childhood developmental trauma; adults who struggle with repeating depressive episodes; procrastination and anxiety; and difficulty coping with stress both at work and in relationships. You can connect to the life you want to live. My treatment approach combines knowledge of how your brain and body work, and through evidence based modalities we work on helping you process and relieve your symptoms, thoughts and emotions.
I am a Toronto based psychotherapist with a virtual practice at your fingertips. What you will experience is someone who is relatable, easy to talk to, and eager to listen. I specialize in helping people with childhood developmental trauma; adults who struggle with repeating depressive episodes; procrastination and anxiety; and difficulty coping with stress both at work and in relationships. You can connect to the life you want to live. My treatment approach combines knowledge of how your brain and body work, and through evidence based modalities we work on helping you process and relieve your symptoms, thoughts and emotions.
(647) 905-6431 View (647) 905-6431
Photo of Amy E Clarke, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M5V, ON
Amy E Clarke
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPsy, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V
Do you want to develop effective coping strategies to navigate the challenges of interpersonal relationships and life transitions? Do you seek to improve your self-esteem, confidence and self-worth? Are you looking for a safe environment to discuss the stresses and challenges you’re facing? I am here to support you with general stress, managing life transitions, enhancing self-esteem and interpersonal relationship challenges.
Do you want to develop effective coping strategies to navigate the challenges of interpersonal relationships and life transitions? Do you seek to improve your self-esteem, confidence and self-worth? Are you looking for a safe environment to discuss the stresses and challenges you’re facing? I am here to support you with general stress, managing life transitions, enhancing self-esteem and interpersonal relationship challenges.
(437) 500-6523 View (437) 500-6523
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Akanksha Ganguly
Registered Psychotherapist, DipOPC, MPH, HBSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in your life, unable to break free from patterns that hold you back? Are you yearning to become the best version of yourself, but unsure of where to start? If so, you're in the right place. My mission is to guide individuals like you through transformative journeys toward self-discovery, healing, and growth. In my practice, I create a safe and nurturing space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. Whether you're struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD or navigating transitions, I am here to support you every step of the way.
Are you feeling stuck in your life, unable to break free from patterns that hold you back? Are you yearning to become the best version of yourself, but unsure of where to start? If so, you're in the right place. My mission is to guide individuals like you through transformative journeys toward self-discovery, healing, and growth. In my practice, I create a safe and nurturing space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings, and experiences without judgment. Whether you're struggling with trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, ADHD or navigating transitions, I am here to support you every step of the way.
(437) 747-5893 View (437) 747-5893

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M5V

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in M5V who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
85% Self Esteem
83% Stress
75% Coping Skills
74% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% SunLife
73% Manulife
68% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in M5V see their clients

59% Online Only
41% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

85% Female
13% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M5V?

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.