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Sarah Butterworth
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6A  (Online Only)
Help for rumination and worry, anger and anxiety, ADHD, OCD, emotion dysregulation, and overwhelm. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I work at a practice specializing in helping clients with issues related to anger and anxiety, including stress, overwhelm, rumination, relationship difficulties, and challenges in emotion regulation for adults, teens, and children. I've received extensive training and supervision in the practice of psychotherapy and my warm, sensitive, and easy-going approach helps me connect with many people.
Help for rumination and worry, anger and anxiety, ADHD, OCD, emotion dysregulation, and overwhelm. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I work at a practice specializing in helping clients with issues related to anger and anxiety, including stress, overwhelm, rumination, relationship difficulties, and challenges in emotion regulation for adults, teens, and children. I've received extensive training and supervision in the practice of psychotherapy and my warm, sensitive, and easy-going approach helps me connect with many people.
(289) 273-8971 View (289) 273-8971
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Riki Stopnicki
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M6A
Help for anger, ADHD, and ADHD-related relationship challenges. I provide counselling for adults, teens, and children struggling with stress, anxiety, anger, depression, and ADHD. I also provide counselling, support, and guidance for family members of individuals with ADHD to help navigate the many challenges and concerns that come up in relationships impacted by ADHD. I’m committed to working with my clients in a way that helps them feel truly heard and understood and helping people move towards real change in their lives.
Help for anger, ADHD, and ADHD-related relationship challenges. I provide counselling for adults, teens, and children struggling with stress, anxiety, anger, depression, and ADHD. I also provide counselling, support, and guidance for family members of individuals with ADHD to help navigate the many challenges and concerns that come up in relationships impacted by ADHD. I’m committed to working with my clients in a way that helps them feel truly heard and understood and helping people move towards real change in their lives.
(647) 695-7479 View (647) 695-7479
Photo of Jessica Kadashev, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M6A, ON
Jessica Kadashev
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPsy, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
North York, ON M6A
As a dedicated psychotherapist, I specialize in supporting both adults and adolescents (ages 7-18) facing various mental health challenges. My mission is to provide a safe and empathetic space for individuals navigating issues such as depression, anxiety, stress management, social anxiety, separation anxiety, anger management, and helping individuals process and overcome traumatic experiences.
As a dedicated psychotherapist, I specialize in supporting both adults and adolescents (ages 7-18) facing various mental health challenges. My mission is to provide a safe and empathetic space for individuals navigating issues such as depression, anxiety, stress management, social anxiety, separation anxiety, anger management, and helping individuals process and overcome traumatic experiences.
(647) 952-5891 View (647) 952-5891
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Gabriella Edell
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), CCATP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6A  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). I am passionate about helping adults and adolescents deal with a variety of issues including anxiety, anger, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, people-pleasing, emotion regulation, and other life challenges. I also have a special interest in helping individuals with ADHD who are struggling with shame, self-criticism, Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria (RSD), and a harsh inner critic. My aim is to provide a safe, compassionate, and warm space where clients can be free to explore their emotions, set goals for change and identify and use their own unique gifts.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). I am passionate about helping adults and adolescents deal with a variety of issues including anxiety, anger, depression, low self-esteem, perfectionism, people-pleasing, emotion regulation, and other life challenges. I also have a special interest in helping individuals with ADHD who are struggling with shame, self-criticism, Rejection Sensitivity Dysphoria (RSD), and a harsh inner critic. My aim is to provide a safe, compassionate, and warm space where clients can be free to explore their emotions, set goals for change and identify and use their own unique gifts.
(647) 370-1877 View (647) 370-1877
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Tania Marie Da Silva (Behaviour Matters)
HonsBA, CYC, CYW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6A
Tania DaSilva holds an Honours Bachelors of Arts and Science Degree majoring in Psychology and Sociology, certifications in Cognitive Behavioural, Solution-Focused and Narrative Therapy, from OISE, University of Toronto, an Honours Advanced Child and Youth Care Diploma from Humber College, specializing in counselling, interventions, treatment and therapeutic activities. She is the Clinical Director of Behaviour Matters, author of Push for Happy, creator of Mindful Masters SEL Program and an on-air mental health media expert, seen in CTV, Global, Forbes, Toronto Star etc.
Tania DaSilva holds an Honours Bachelors of Arts and Science Degree majoring in Psychology and Sociology, certifications in Cognitive Behavioural, Solution-Focused and Narrative Therapy, from OISE, University of Toronto, an Honours Advanced Child and Youth Care Diploma from Humber College, specializing in counselling, interventions, treatment and therapeutic activities. She is the Clinical Director of Behaviour Matters, author of Push for Happy, creator of Mindful Masters SEL Program and an on-air mental health media expert, seen in CTV, Global, Forbes, Toronto Star etc.
(855) 249-5362 View (855) 249-5362
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Shlomo Radcliffe
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, CAMS-I, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6A
Not accepting new clients
I help people struggling with anger, anxiety, stress, and feelings of dysregulation. If your life is limited by difficult emotions and by out-of-control thoughts and feelings, I can help. I will provide you with tips, tools, and strategies that you can use to reduce emotional challenges and restore balance and ease. I am passionate about helping clients learn to find lasting relief from anger and anxiety issues. Whether you are feeling the physical effects of anger and anxiety, the constant emotional toll of these experiences, or struggling with difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, I can help.
I help people struggling with anger, anxiety, stress, and feelings of dysregulation. If your life is limited by difficult emotions and by out-of-control thoughts and feelings, I can help. I will provide you with tips, tools, and strategies that you can use to reduce emotional challenges and restore balance and ease. I am passionate about helping clients learn to find lasting relief from anger and anxiety issues. Whether you are feeling the physical effects of anger and anxiety, the constant emotional toll of these experiences, or struggling with difficult thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, I can help.
(647) 696-9578 View (647) 696-9578
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Toronto Intimacy Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6A
My clients come to see me for a variety of issues. Intimacy and sexuality issues such as pelvic pain, low desire, lack of arousal, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, infertility stress, aversions, perinatal/postpartum difficulties and unconsummated marriage are common and highly treatable. Life changes such as menopause, or medical side effects such as cancer treatments or various medications can affect sexual desire and performance. I work with the couple to strengthen their relationship and increase sexual satisfaction.
My clients come to see me for a variety of issues. Intimacy and sexuality issues such as pelvic pain, low desire, lack of arousal, premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction, infertility stress, aversions, perinatal/postpartum difficulties and unconsummated marriage are common and highly treatable. Life changes such as menopause, or medical side effects such as cancer treatments or various medications can affect sexual desire and performance. I work with the couple to strengthen their relationship and increase sexual satisfaction.
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Mandana Montazery
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6A  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I provide individual counselling for adults, teens, and children struggling with a range of concerns including anxiety, anger, depression, guilt, and rumination. I have a special interest in working with students with ADHD struggling with shame, self-blame, or negative self-talk.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and Canadian Certified Counsellor (CCC). I provide individual counselling for adults, teens, and children struggling with a range of concerns including anxiety, anger, depression, guilt, and rumination. I have a special interest in working with students with ADHD struggling with shame, self-blame, or negative self-talk.
(647) 692-4514 View (647) 692-4514
Photo of Shayna Nussbaum, Psychologist in M6A, ON
Shayna Nussbaum
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6A
I will be there for you, to understand you and give you lots of room for whatever comes up. I work with people who have experienced trauma, pain, and are struggling to make meaning. If you wonder whether your therapist is going to be able to hold space for everything you're bringing, I'm a good fit for you. Whether it's anger, shame, hopelessness, thoughts of death, or things you never told anyone, I will be there and I can help you hold it. I believe in the inherent dignity of all people, and it shows. I am also solution-focused. We do not just sit with pain, we figure out how to make meaning together, so you can live well again.
I will be there for you, to understand you and give you lots of room for whatever comes up. I work with people who have experienced trauma, pain, and are struggling to make meaning. If you wonder whether your therapist is going to be able to hold space for everything you're bringing, I'm a good fit for you. Whether it's anger, shame, hopelessness, thoughts of death, or things you never told anyone, I will be there and I can help you hold it. I believe in the inherent dignity of all people, and it shows. I am also solution-focused. We do not just sit with pain, we figure out how to make meaning together, so you can live well again.
(647) 954-0026 View (647) 954-0026
Photo of Kate Quinn, Registered Social Worker in M6A, ON
Kate Quinn
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6A  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have a decade of experience working in the field of mental health in Toronto. My workplaces have included various children’s mental health organizations, family violence shelters, and community service organizations. I will always work from an anti-oppressive and strengths based perspective with a firm belief that you already have much of what you need to heal and lead a meaningful life.
I have a decade of experience working in the field of mental health in Toronto. My workplaces have included various children’s mental health organizations, family violence shelters, and community service organizations. I will always work from an anti-oppressive and strengths based perspective with a firm belief that you already have much of what you need to heal and lead a meaningful life.
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Photo of Alissa Cooper, Registered Psychotherapist in M6A, ON
Alissa Cooper
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, JD
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6A
There are many reasons to seek therapy. You may be experiencing overwhelming feelings, thoughts or stress. You might wish to address relationship, work or other life challenges. You may seek greater self-understanding or confidence. Whatever your reasons, I hope to offer you a safe space to feel seen, heard and understood. My approach is based on the belief that past experiences shape how we think, feel about ourselves, cope with challenges and relate to others. Together, we will explore and develop insight into current concerns and consider new ways of responding to them. This offers opportunities for meaningful change and growth.
There are many reasons to seek therapy. You may be experiencing overwhelming feelings, thoughts or stress. You might wish to address relationship, work or other life challenges. You may seek greater self-understanding or confidence. Whatever your reasons, I hope to offer you a safe space to feel seen, heard and understood. My approach is based on the belief that past experiences shape how we think, feel about ourselves, cope with challenges and relate to others. Together, we will explore and develop insight into current concerns and consider new ways of responding to them. This offers opportunities for meaningful change and growth.
(416) 398-1894 View (416) 398-1894
Photo of Pinny Stern, Registered Psychotherapist in M6A, ON
Pinny Stern
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North York, ON M6A
I have had the privilege of working with the adolescent and young adult population for over 20 years. Through these years I have gained the keen understanding of the ever-changing challenges and needs of this population. My extensive experience gives me the edge in working with adolescents and families who are struggling with all sorts of issues. I have been blessed with the opportunity of helping hundreds of individuals and families deal with and overcome their struggles and regain control of their lives. I am also trained in EFT marraige counseling - enhancing relationships and enriching lives.
I have had the privilege of working with the adolescent and young adult population for over 20 years. Through these years I have gained the keen understanding of the ever-changing challenges and needs of this population. My extensive experience gives me the edge in working with adolescents and families who are struggling with all sorts of issues. I have been blessed with the opportunity of helping hundreds of individuals and families deal with and overcome their struggles and regain control of their lives. I am also trained in EFT marraige counseling - enhancing relationships and enriching lives.
(855) 782-5795 View (855) 782-5795
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Tami Hendel
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6A  (Online Only)
Are you someone who is yearning to become their best selves in a safe, judgement-free environment. Sometimes it is important to feel heard and understood. I provide safety by creating a warm and emotionally engaged relationship where you are valued and respected. When dealing with overwhelming emotions, I want you to feel seen, heard and understood. I want to work with you to discover how past experiences have shaped who you are now. If you want help in leading you to self-discovery, I believe we all have the potential to make something constructive and meaningful with our life.
Are you someone who is yearning to become their best selves in a safe, judgement-free environment. Sometimes it is important to feel heard and understood. I provide safety by creating a warm and emotionally engaged relationship where you are valued and respected. When dealing with overwhelming emotions, I want you to feel seen, heard and understood. I want to work with you to discover how past experiences have shaped who you are now. If you want help in leading you to self-discovery, I believe we all have the potential to make something constructive and meaningful with our life.
(647) 372-2953 View (647) 372-2953
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Helen Yoseph
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6A
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I received my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and a Specialized Honours Degree in Biology and Psychology from Queen’s University. I am an avid reader and film enthusiast, and overall appreciator of all stories found everywhere. If there are aspects of your story that you are dissatisfied with or are interested in learning how to process events and unpack experiences to name a few, then therapy might be a worthwhile avenue to explore.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I received my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University and a Specialized Honours Degree in Biology and Psychology from Queen’s University. I am an avid reader and film enthusiast, and overall appreciator of all stories found everywhere. If there are aspects of your story that you are dissatisfied with or are interested in learning how to process events and unpack experiences to name a few, then therapy might be a worthwhile avenue to explore.
(289) 210-4749 View (289) 210-4749
Photo of Joel Mayer, Registered Psychotherapist in M6A, ON
Joel Mayer
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, BA, CCATP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6A
Specializing in anxiety and OCD symptoms! Do you feel stuck in your anxiety? Are intrusive thoughts or memories disturbing you? Maybe you've tried many ways to cope but you haven't found anything that feels very effective in the long-term. Perhaps your anxiety is also affecting your ability to be present and to function in the ways that you would like to in your relationships, work, or school life. If this is the case, do these issues then lead you to experiencing feelings of shame, wondering if there is something wrong with you, or questioning if things will ever get better?
Specializing in anxiety and OCD symptoms! Do you feel stuck in your anxiety? Are intrusive thoughts or memories disturbing you? Maybe you've tried many ways to cope but you haven't found anything that feels very effective in the long-term. Perhaps your anxiety is also affecting your ability to be present and to function in the ways that you would like to in your relationships, work, or school life. If this is the case, do these issues then lead you to experiencing feelings of shame, wondering if there is something wrong with you, or questioning if things will ever get better?
(647) 363-6791 View (647) 363-6791
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Anabel Helen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6A  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I help neurodivergent, queer, immigrant, and minority clients build their self esteem and cultivate meaningful relationships. I also support students and working professionals with career transitions and stress management. Poor boundaries, people pleasing, and relationship anxiety can come about when you consistently receive the message that your needs are not as important as somebody else's. Although masking your genuine self may have aided you through difficult times, losing touch with who you really are will only bring you farther from what you actually want and need.
I help neurodivergent, queer, immigrant, and minority clients build their self esteem and cultivate meaningful relationships. I also support students and working professionals with career transitions and stress management. Poor boundaries, people pleasing, and relationship anxiety can come about when you consistently receive the message that your needs are not as important as somebody else's. Although masking your genuine self may have aided you through difficult times, losing touch with who you really are will only bring you farther from what you actually want and need.
(437) 292-3899 View (437) 292-3899
Photo of Sarah Chana Radcliffe, Psychologist in M6A, ON
Sarah Chana Radcliffe
Psychologist, MEd, CPsych
Verified Verified
North York, ON M6A
You want deep and lasting positive change and you want it in a timely fashion. I can help. Using a variety of cutting edge therapies, I'll help you improve your relationships, reduce stressful emotions and achieve more in your life. Moreover, I'll give you the tools that you can use to help yourself after therapy ends. Want to gain your child's cooperation, reduce your fear or anger, feel happier on a daily basis? I've been helping people with all of life's issues for the past 40 years. I'd love to help you too!
You want deep and lasting positive change and you want it in a timely fashion. I can help. Using a variety of cutting edge therapies, I'll help you improve your relationships, reduce stressful emotions and achieve more in your life. Moreover, I'll give you the tools that you can use to help yourself after therapy ends. Want to gain your child's cooperation, reduce your fear or anger, feel happier on a daily basis? I've been helping people with all of life's issues for the past 40 years. I'd love to help you too!
(647) 977-5903 View (647) 977-5903
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Michael Appiah
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6A  (Online Only)
Truth is, many of us are either trying to remove ourselves further away from pain or to get ourselves closer to pleasure. I will help you get to the root of the issue(s) you are facing and help to change your relationship with the issue(s) that are holding you back.
Truth is, many of us are either trying to remove ourselves further away from pain or to get ourselves closer to pleasure. I will help you get to the root of the issue(s) you are facing and help to change your relationship with the issue(s) that are holding you back.
(289) 277-6897 View (289) 277-6897
Photo of Ellen Feldman, Registered Psychotherapist in M6A, ON
Ellen Feldman
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, JD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6A
**CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW IN-PERSON + VIRTUAL CLIENTS** Are you ready to make changes in your life or your relationship? Are you tired of experiencing the same patterns playing out in your life or with your partner? We all want and deserve to step out of the patterns that play out repeatedly in our lives, and I'm here to help. I help individuals and couples to understand how the pain they are experiencing fits into the context of their journey from childhood until the present moment. Together, we discern the patterns that emerge when we look at your life as a whole, and we establish new patterns to help you to achieve happiness.
**CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW IN-PERSON + VIRTUAL CLIENTS** Are you ready to make changes in your life or your relationship? Are you tired of experiencing the same patterns playing out in your life or with your partner? We all want and deserve to step out of the patterns that play out repeatedly in our lives, and I'm here to help. I help individuals and couples to understand how the pain they are experiencing fits into the context of their journey from childhood until the present moment. Together, we discern the patterns that emerge when we look at your life as a whole, and we establish new patterns to help you to achieve happiness.
(647) 699-5216 View (647) 699-5216
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Dr. Laura Gallou
Psychologist, DPsych, MPsych, MMgt
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6A  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Many times in our lives, we may need some help, advice, support or guidance from others, whether they be family members, relatives, friends, or colleagues. At other times we many need to speak with a professional to help us achieve our goals. As a counselling psychologist, I provide individualized, supportive, empathic and collaborative therapy, integrating different approaches i.e. Cognitive Behaviour and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Coaching, Clinical Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy. I'm also a certified "Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis" AP, which is the advanced certification of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH).
Many times in our lives, we may need some help, advice, support or guidance from others, whether they be family members, relatives, friends, or colleagues. At other times we many need to speak with a professional to help us achieve our goals. As a counselling psychologist, I provide individualized, supportive, empathic and collaborative therapy, integrating different approaches i.e. Cognitive Behaviour and Brief Solution-Focused Therapy, Coaching, Clinical Hypnosis/Hypnotherapy. I'm also a certified "Approved Consultant in Clinical Hypnosis" AP, which is the advanced certification of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis (ASCH).
(416) 731-7979 View (416) 731-7979

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Number of Counsellors in M6A

80+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in M6A who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
77% Stress
72% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% Green Shield Canada
63% SunLife
63% Manulife

How Counsellors in M6A see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary

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How can I find a therapist in M6A?

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.