Therapists in M5X

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Kavita Patel
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, OASW, OCSWSSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5X  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Feeling alone in your relationship? Experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety and always feeling overwhelmed? Know that you are not alone. If your goal is to start feeling like an active participant and being an expert in your own life and if you are seeking for a safe space to talk and someone to truly listen to you, your journey towards this goal can begin now.
Feeling alone in your relationship? Experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety and always feeling overwhelmed? Know that you are not alone. If your goal is to start feeling like an active participant and being an expert in your own life and if you are seeking for a safe space to talk and someone to truly listen to you, your journey towards this goal can begin now.
(647) 957-8017 View (647) 957-8017
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Monique Mathew
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5X  (Online Only)
I believe that therapy should always be a place where we find unconditional acceptance, are held in a positive light, regularly gain insights and reflection, and are free to voice our thoughts and feelings without fearing criticism or shame. I have experience supporting individuals with depression, anxiety, struggles with substance use, relationship challenges, trauma, and issues of identity and self-worth related to race, culture, family, gender and sexuality.
I believe that therapy should always be a place where we find unconditional acceptance, are held in a positive light, regularly gain insights and reflection, and are free to voice our thoughts and feelings without fearing criticism or shame. I have experience supporting individuals with depression, anxiety, struggles with substance use, relationship challenges, trauma, and issues of identity and self-worth related to race, culture, family, gender and sexuality.
(289) 312-0175 View (289) 312-0175
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Annie Amirault
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5X  (Online Only)
Annie provides confidential, talk-therapy to children, adults and parents in a safe and comfortable environment where clients are supported to develop healthy perceptions of themselves, strengthen relationships, and uncover personal barriers to restore a sense of peace. Annie considers life a continuous learning process where, with each passing day, we learn more about what we need in order to be the healthiest version of themselves.
Annie provides confidential, talk-therapy to children, adults and parents in a safe and comfortable environment where clients are supported to develop healthy perceptions of themselves, strengthen relationships, and uncover personal barriers to restore a sense of peace. Annie considers life a continuous learning process where, with each passing day, we learn more about what we need in order to be the healthiest version of themselves.
(289) 273-9106 View (289) 273-9106
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Brian Woodford
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
Toronto, ON M5X
Brian offers a non-judgmental and safe environment to all his clients. He establishes a collaborative partnership with his clients based on trust and acceptance, both of which he believes are essential to foster the self-compassion necessary to bring about positive change. Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), Strength-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are modalities Brian integrates into his work. This dynamic and integrated type of counselling enables Brian to employ the most tailored and effective approach for his clients.
Brian offers a non-judgmental and safe environment to all his clients. He establishes a collaborative partnership with his clients based on trust and acceptance, both of which he believes are essential to foster the self-compassion necessary to bring about positive change. Person-Centered Therapy (PCT), Strength-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) are modalities Brian integrates into his work. This dynamic and integrated type of counselling enables Brian to employ the most tailored and effective approach for his clients.
(437) 747-3978 View (437) 747-3978
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Carla Diano
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MHSc
Verified
Toronto, ON M5X  (Online Only)
Are you living in a state of fear or anxiety? Reliving past conversations and events? Feeling overwhelmed when making decisions? Second guessing yourself and your judgement? Relying on others to validate choices and decisions and feeling guilty when saying "no"? Denying our own needs and engaging in patterns of people pleasing and rescuing is emotionally and physically exhausting. But, nothing to be ashamed of as it is a often a coping strategy from childhood. We can figure this out!
Are you living in a state of fear or anxiety? Reliving past conversations and events? Feeling overwhelmed when making decisions? Second guessing yourself and your judgement? Relying on others to validate choices and decisions and feeling guilty when saying "no"? Denying our own needs and engaging in patterns of people pleasing and rescuing is emotionally and physically exhausting. But, nothing to be ashamed of as it is a often a coping strategy from childhood. We can figure this out!
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Longena Ng
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Toronto, ON M5X
I am a registered clinical psychologist and the Director of Training at the Mind Balance Clinic, which is a group private practice in downtown Toronto. I am also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto and Staff Psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. I offer assessment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for a wide-range of difficulties including anxiety disorders (e.g., Social Phobia, OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder, PTSD), workplace issues, and burnout. I have extensive experience working with clients returning to work following periods of disability, or workplace accidents.
I am a registered clinical psychologist and the Director of Training at the Mind Balance Clinic, which is a group private practice in downtown Toronto. I am also an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto and Staff Psychologist at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health. I offer assessment and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for a wide-range of difficulties including anxiety disorders (e.g., Social Phobia, OCD, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and Panic Disorder, PTSD), workplace issues, and burnout. I have extensive experience working with clients returning to work following periods of disability, or workplace accidents.
(437) 372-5653 View (437) 372-5653
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Nadine Richard
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5X  (Online Only)
I'm a registered Clinical, Rehabilitation, and Neuropsychologist. At Mind Balance I'm the Director of Assessment and provide psychological, psychoeducational/ADHD, and neuropsychological/cognitive evaluations. I also provide psychological treatment and cognitive rehabilitation for a range of issues. I completed my Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Toronto specializing in clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. I trained and worked at leading academic hospitals in the GTA, and I continue to have a hospital appointment in addition to my practice at Mind Balance.
I'm a registered Clinical, Rehabilitation, and Neuropsychologist. At Mind Balance I'm the Director of Assessment and provide psychological, psychoeducational/ADHD, and neuropsychological/cognitive evaluations. I also provide psychological treatment and cognitive rehabilitation for a range of issues. I completed my Ph.D. in Psychology at the University of Toronto specializing in clinical neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. I trained and worked at leading academic hospitals in the GTA, and I continue to have a hospital appointment in addition to my practice at Mind Balance.
(416) 800-3175 View (416) 800-3175
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Leslie Williams
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5X
I provide a safe and supportive space for self-exploration by using an integrated and collaborative approach to therapy. We will work together towards your preferred way of being by drawing on your own abilities, values and strengths. I work in response to a wide range of concerns such as anxiety, social anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief and loss, trauma, relationship challenges and life transitions. Feel free to reach out to set up a brief consultation to see if we're a good fit to work together.
I provide a safe and supportive space for self-exploration by using an integrated and collaborative approach to therapy. We will work together towards your preferred way of being by drawing on your own abilities, values and strengths. I work in response to a wide range of concerns such as anxiety, social anxiety, depression, loneliness, grief and loss, trauma, relationship challenges and life transitions. Feel free to reach out to set up a brief consultation to see if we're a good fit to work together.
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Maryam Sharif-Razi
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Toronto, ON M5X  (Online Only)
Dr. Sharif-Razi received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary. Maryam's past clinical experiences have included training in evidence-based diagnostic assessments, comprehensive neurocognitive evaluations, and treatments for individuals with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, learning disability, eating disorders, and addictive disorders. She has held training positions at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, Homewood Health, and the University of Waterloo. She has worked with adult clients at The Mind Balance Clinic for the past four years.
Dr. Sharif-Razi received her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Calgary. Maryam's past clinical experiences have included training in evidence-based diagnostic assessments, comprehensive neurocognitive evaluations, and treatments for individuals with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, PTSD, ADHD, learning disability, eating disorders, and addictive disorders. She has held training positions at the Centre for Addictions and Mental Health, Homewood Health, and the University of Waterloo. She has worked with adult clients at The Mind Balance Clinic for the past four years.
(437) 500-6485 View (437) 500-6485
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Eda Mucaj
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5X
Are you navigating family dynamics, coping with life's pressures, or struggling with trauma-related symptoms such as anxiety, depression? Life can be challenging, and everyone can benefit from support. Through a collaborative approach, Eda helps individuals and couples gain valuable insights into how experiences have shaped their behaviors and relationships, fostering somatic resilience and regulation, repair of attachment ruptures and early developmental trauma, and secure relationships. Eda is a licensed psychotherapist specialized in trauma, offering both remote and in-person sessions in private practice.
Are you navigating family dynamics, coping with life's pressures, or struggling with trauma-related symptoms such as anxiety, depression? Life can be challenging, and everyone can benefit from support. Through a collaborative approach, Eda helps individuals and couples gain valuable insights into how experiences have shaped their behaviors and relationships, fostering somatic resilience and regulation, repair of attachment ruptures and early developmental trauma, and secure relationships. Eda is a licensed psychotherapist specialized in trauma, offering both remote and in-person sessions in private practice.
(647) 931-0843 View (647) 931-0843
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Jenn Horne
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5X  (Online Only)
Is anxiety, sadness, stress or grief making it hard for you to be present or experience joy or meaning in your life? Or perhaps the challenges of living with suspected or diagnosed ADHD feels like too much. Are you struggling to navigate your relationships or career, or suffering with the wounds of new or old trauma? Maybe you feel the pressures of your responsibilities mounting. Are you dealing with a change in identity or role, such as becoming a parent? If any of these sound like you, let’s connect. In our work, we will build a foundation of trust, empathy and compassion around your unique concerns, goals and strengths.
Is anxiety, sadness, stress or grief making it hard for you to be present or experience joy or meaning in your life? Or perhaps the challenges of living with suspected or diagnosed ADHD feels like too much. Are you struggling to navigate your relationships or career, or suffering with the wounds of new or old trauma? Maybe you feel the pressures of your responsibilities mounting. Are you dealing with a change in identity or role, such as becoming a parent? If any of these sound like you, let’s connect. In our work, we will build a foundation of trust, empathy and compassion around your unique concerns, goals and strengths.
(647) 695-0296 View (647) 695-0296
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Ho Yeung Liu
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5X
With cultural sensitivity in the forefront, HoYeung teams up with his clients to cultivate awareness and mastery over patterns of thought, emotion and behavior. He strives to build therapeutic relationships that are empathic, honest, trusting and compassionate. As an ex-international recruiter of 10 years, HoYeung understands how challenging it is to balance a demanding and competitive work life with a healthy, fulfilling and meaningful personal life. He leverages this to deliver therapy tailored to the client’s specific circumstances and needs. He has a knack for supporting working professionals and artists.
With cultural sensitivity in the forefront, HoYeung teams up with his clients to cultivate awareness and mastery over patterns of thought, emotion and behavior. He strives to build therapeutic relationships that are empathic, honest, trusting and compassionate. As an ex-international recruiter of 10 years, HoYeung understands how challenging it is to balance a demanding and competitive work life with a healthy, fulfilling and meaningful personal life. He leverages this to deliver therapy tailored to the client’s specific circumstances and needs. He has a knack for supporting working professionals and artists.
(289) 514-5991 View (289) 514-5991
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Jade Rabley
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5X  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with clients who are looking to address concerns related to relationships and intimacy, fertility, pre and postpartum, parenting, women’s issues, and life transitions. I also have extensive experience in the field of grief and bereavement. As your therapist, I can help you navigate the grieving process by providing a safe space for you to express your feelings, build new relationships and re-develop your sense of self after loss. Together, we can ensure that you will continue to live life in a meaningful and fulfilling way.
I specialize in working with clients who are looking to address concerns related to relationships and intimacy, fertility, pre and postpartum, parenting, women’s issues, and life transitions. I also have extensive experience in the field of grief and bereavement. As your therapist, I can help you navigate the grieving process by providing a safe space for you to express your feelings, build new relationships and re-develop your sense of self after loss. Together, we can ensure that you will continue to live life in a meaningful and fulfilling way.
(437) 800-1476 View (437) 800-1476
Integra Mindspace - Virtual and In-Person Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP(Q), RP, MSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5X
Our team of therapists at Integra Health are here to support and provide you space for growth, care and change. Our collaborative practice provides you with opportunities to explore and identify your emotions and patterns of thinking and bring a new perspective to the challenges that you are experiencing. Integra Health is proud to be a leader in the community of counselling, therapy and education for all those who are seeking support in making positive changes to their life.
Our team of therapists at Integra Health are here to support and provide you space for growth, care and change. Our collaborative practice provides you with opportunities to explore and identify your emotions and patterns of thinking and bring a new perspective to the challenges that you are experiencing. Integra Health is proud to be a leader in the community of counselling, therapy and education for all those who are seeking support in making positive changes to their life.
(289) 272-1324 View (289) 272-1324
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Zell Dharsee
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Toronto, ON M5X  (Online Only)
Having worked in many different fields of Psychotherapy for over 10 years, I’ve developed an appreciation for holistic approaches to well-being. Painful events from our past affect our experience of the present and limit what we can imagine for our future. It’s not easy to break free from the patterns, beliefs, and anxieties that have held you back. My goal is to help you get unstuck by gaining new insights, developing new coping skills, and to ultimately build resilience. Having had opportunities to teach Psychotherapy, and provide mentorship, my appreciation for this work is renewed daily.
Having worked in many different fields of Psychotherapy for over 10 years, I’ve developed an appreciation for holistic approaches to well-being. Painful events from our past affect our experience of the present and limit what we can imagine for our future. It’s not easy to break free from the patterns, beliefs, and anxieties that have held you back. My goal is to help you get unstuck by gaining new insights, developing new coping skills, and to ultimately build resilience. Having had opportunities to teach Psychotherapy, and provide mentorship, my appreciation for this work is renewed daily.
(647) 490-1535 x1 View (647) 490-1535 x1
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Joshua Dvorkin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPsy
Verified
Toronto, ON M5X
Do you suffer from a chronic health condition(s), a disability, or are going through a difficult life transition? Do you feel stuck because you're anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, and are uncertain how to move forward? Is it affecting your self esteem, your social life and relationships, and your ability to work. Do you deal with chronic pain, difficulty sleeping or staying focused or on task? I know that you can improve your resilience and have a better quality-of-life. Therapy can help teach you how to process your emotions, let go of the fear, and move forward in a way that works best for you.
Do you suffer from a chronic health condition(s), a disability, or are going through a difficult life transition? Do you feel stuck because you're anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, and are uncertain how to move forward? Is it affecting your self esteem, your social life and relationships, and your ability to work. Do you deal with chronic pain, difficulty sleeping or staying focused or on task? I know that you can improve your resilience and have a better quality-of-life. Therapy can help teach you how to process your emotions, let go of the fear, and move forward in a way that works best for you.
(289) 271-1904 View (289) 271-1904
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Nakema McManamna
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5X  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Making the decision to expand your family is one of life's most difficult transitions. It is a journey that no one should have to undertake alone. Through one-to-one psychotherapy, I support people throughout their perinatal mental health journey including pregnancy planning, infertility, grief, processing labour and delivery, and post-partum transitions.
Making the decision to expand your family is one of life's most difficult transitions. It is a journey that no one should have to undertake alone. Through one-to-one psychotherapy, I support people throughout their perinatal mental health journey including pregnancy planning, infertility, grief, processing labour and delivery, and post-partum transitions.
(289) 276-7416 View (289) 276-7416
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Caroline Boutefeu
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5X
If you're navigating the complexities of trauma, depression, or anxiety, you're not alone. While I specialize in these areas, my approach resonates with anyone seeking deeper understanding and growth. I also emphasize understanding your social and cultural context and recognizing the importance of your unique identity and values. Together, we'll delve into your feelings, explore personal experiences, and foster a path toward empowerment, crafting strategies that align with your journey and emotional well-being
If you're navigating the complexities of trauma, depression, or anxiety, you're not alone. While I specialize in these areas, my approach resonates with anyone seeking deeper understanding and growth. I also emphasize understanding your social and cultural context and recognizing the importance of your unique identity and values. Together, we'll delve into your feelings, explore personal experiences, and foster a path toward empowerment, crafting strategies that align with your journey and emotional well-being
(437) 291-8504 View (437) 291-8504
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Julian Raveendran
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW
Verified
11 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5X
I focus on individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship and career-related issues. My approach begins with compassionately and patiently understanding your lived experience. Together, we will apply evidence-based strategies, empathetic feedback, and practical coping skills to create change and build lasting resilience. We begin with a brief no-cost phone consult. It's best to book the initial phone consult by email or on our website. We will respond quickly to email or website inquiries.
I focus on individuals experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship and career-related issues. My approach begins with compassionately and patiently understanding your lived experience. Together, we will apply evidence-based strategies, empathetic feedback, and practical coping skills to create change and build lasting resilience. We begin with a brief no-cost phone consult. It's best to book the initial phone consult by email or on our website. We will respond quickly to email or website inquiries.
(647) 249-8704 View (647) 249-8704
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Fatima Saleem
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5X  (Online Only)
I believe that all people have the capacity to find healing and wisdom in themselves. I approach therapy through a multicultural, trauma-informed, and queer-affirming lens where you are supported to be the expert in your own life and empowered in the work we do. We will explore together, in a collaborative way, where you feel understood and in charge of the process. I value autonomy in my own life and I want other people to learn to cultivate their autonomy and experience how powerful and intentional they can be.
I believe that all people have the capacity to find healing and wisdom in themselves. I approach therapy through a multicultural, trauma-informed, and queer-affirming lens where you are supported to be the expert in your own life and empowered in the work we do. We will explore together, in a collaborative way, where you feel understood and in charge of the process. I value autonomy in my own life and I want other people to learn to cultivate their autonomy and experience how powerful and intentional they can be.
(437) 800-2494 View (437) 800-2494

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Number of Counsellors in M5X

40+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in M5X who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
90% Relationship Issues
90% Depression
90% Stress
88% Self Esteem
83% Life Transitions
80% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% SunLife
79% Manulife
74% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in M5X see their clients

60% Online Only
40% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

64% Female
28% Male
8% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M5X?

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.