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Anxiety-Art Therapy-Psychotherapy - Karen Freud
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, DTATI, RCAT, OATR, RP
Verified Verified
North York, ON M6B  (Online Only)
Do you feel anxious or worried all the time? Avoid places or situations that might trigger your anxiety? Struggle with change or anything new or unfamiliar? Play out various scenarios or outcomes? Second-guess your decisions? Feel frustrated or overwhelmed? Feel down about yourself? Ever feel like you just want to hide from the world? Anxiety can result in depression, substance abuse/misuse, sleep disturbances, headaches and/or other pain, stomach or digestive issues, difficulty with daily activities, work, relationships and more ​ If you're living with anxiety, therapy can significantly improve your quality of life.
Do you feel anxious or worried all the time? Avoid places or situations that might trigger your anxiety? Struggle with change or anything new or unfamiliar? Play out various scenarios or outcomes? Second-guess your decisions? Feel frustrated or overwhelmed? Feel down about yourself? Ever feel like you just want to hide from the world? Anxiety can result in depression, substance abuse/misuse, sleep disturbances, headaches and/or other pain, stomach or digestive issues, difficulty with daily activities, work, relationships and more ​ If you're living with anxiety, therapy can significantly improve your quality of life.
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Noelle Burke
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6B  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with big emotions that are becoming increasingly more difficult to identify and manage? Getting stuck in behaviours and patterns that are no longer serving you? Is it starting to impact your health, relationships, parenting, work, etc.? I understand that trauma (big "T" and small "T" trauma) can have a lasting impact on our bodies and minds. Perhaps it's time to unpack and de-shame these experiences so that you're living your life in the healthiest and happiest mindset possible.
Are you struggling with big emotions that are becoming increasingly more difficult to identify and manage? Getting stuck in behaviours and patterns that are no longer serving you? Is it starting to impact your health, relationships, parenting, work, etc.? I understand that trauma (big "T" and small "T" trauma) can have a lasting impact on our bodies and minds. Perhaps it's time to unpack and de-shame these experiences so that you're living your life in the healthiest and happiest mindset possible.
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Glimmer Health | Your Therapy Team
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6B
Other clinics may offer you a therapist match right away. We won’t match you with a therapist until we know more about you, what you’re feeling, and your history. You deserve to have the right care. At Glimmer, it’s our mission to make sure of it.
Other clinics may offer you a therapist match right away. We won’t match you with a therapist until we know more about you, what you’re feeling, and your history. You deserve to have the right care. At Glimmer, it’s our mission to make sure of it.
(437) 372-5155 View (437) 372-5155
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Sara Pamensky
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6B  (Online Only)
We all struggle with life's challenges from time to time and it truly takes courage to seek support. Life is full of surprises which can often lead to feelings of loneliness or, very often, feeling stuck. As a clinical social worker, I provide evidence-based counselling services to individuals, couples and families in order to navigate life's challenges. Working alongside the client, a unique partnership is formed in order to assist you in moving forward in your life.
We all struggle with life's challenges from time to time and it truly takes courage to seek support. Life is full of surprises which can often lead to feelings of loneliness or, very often, feeling stuck. As a clinical social worker, I provide evidence-based counselling services to individuals, couples and families in order to navigate life's challenges. Working alongside the client, a unique partnership is formed in order to assist you in moving forward in your life.
(647) 371-1054 View (647) 371-1054
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Ressa Karoly
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6B  (Online Only)
Does your teen have trouble dealing with their emotions? Do you wish that they talked to you more about what goes on in their lives? Perhaps you are a young adult with anxiety or depression. Does making life decisions around school, work, or relationships feel unmanageable at times? Teens and young adults have so much to deal with these days. Everyday stresses can include school, family, and friendships as well as issues around identity, seeking independence, and making important life choices. The added pressures of technology and social media can make it even more challenging to come of age today.
Does your teen have trouble dealing with their emotions? Do you wish that they talked to you more about what goes on in their lives? Perhaps you are a young adult with anxiety or depression. Does making life decisions around school, work, or relationships feel unmanageable at times? Teens and young adults have so much to deal with these days. Everyday stresses can include school, family, and friendships as well as issues around identity, seeking independence, and making important life choices. The added pressures of technology and social media can make it even more challenging to come of age today.
(647) 694-3687 View (647) 694-3687
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Lia Marks
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6B
Whether you’re having trouble managing stress, understanding your emotions and behaviours, or want to develop coping skills, it is helpful to have a sounding board to support you. I help people navigate life transitions, manage relationship difficulties & recover from burnout. I provide a non-judgemental space to explore how your past experiences have influenced your current ways of coping. Through this process, I can assist you in developing new strategies to manage complex thoughts and feelings. I work from a trauma-informed, collaborative perspective to help you make the changes you want to make in your life.
Whether you’re having trouble managing stress, understanding your emotions and behaviours, or want to develop coping skills, it is helpful to have a sounding board to support you. I help people navigate life transitions, manage relationship difficulties & recover from burnout. I provide a non-judgemental space to explore how your past experiences have influenced your current ways of coping. Through this process, I can assist you in developing new strategies to manage complex thoughts and feelings. I work from a trauma-informed, collaborative perspective to help you make the changes you want to make in your life.
(365) 601-1379 View (365) 601-1379
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Rachel Wellman
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6B
If you are looking to make a profound change in your life but don’t know where to start, let’s develop that blueprint together. You may have a vision of what your ideal life looks like, or perhaps you just know you want things to be different. We will work together to define or redefine your goals. I want to empower you to handle existing issues and prepare you to overcome any future obstacles. I approach each of our meetings with compassion and encouragement. Together we will formulate solutions, cultivate new interests and work towards the change you are looking for.
If you are looking to make a profound change in your life but don’t know where to start, let’s develop that blueprint together. You may have a vision of what your ideal life looks like, or perhaps you just know you want things to be different. We will work together to define or redefine your goals. I want to empower you to handle existing issues and prepare you to overcome any future obstacles. I approach each of our meetings with compassion and encouragement. Together we will formulate solutions, cultivate new interests and work towards the change you are looking for.
(289) 206-7058 View (289) 206-7058
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Ursula Macdonald
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6B
Ursula strives to create a safe and comfortable experience for clients. Her commitment is to provide a client-centered, respectful and compassionate environment. Ursula has a BA (Honours) in Psychology from York University and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She is a regular volunteer with the Durham Rape Crisis Centre. Ursula is a strong advocate for mental health and wellness and is deeply passionate about helping others
Ursula strives to create a safe and comfortable experience for clients. Her commitment is to provide a client-centered, respectful and compassionate environment. Ursula has a BA (Honours) in Psychology from York University and is currently pursuing her Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology from Yorkville University. She is a regular volunteer with the Durham Rape Crisis Centre. Ursula is a strong advocate for mental health and wellness and is deeply passionate about helping others
(437) 747-6558 View (437) 747-6558
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LV Therapy (Couples therapy and OCD therapy)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6B
I specialize in two domains: (1) couples going through transitions, difficulties in communication, neurodiverse couples, infidelity, and other other challenges that couples may face. (2) individuals with OCD. I work with children, teens, and adults who have OCD.
I specialize in two domains: (1) couples going through transitions, difficulties in communication, neurodiverse couples, infidelity, and other other challenges that couples may face. (2) individuals with OCD. I work with children, teens, and adults who have OCD.
(647) 952-2123 View (647) 952-2123
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Sarah Nahum
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MBA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6B  (Online Only)
I specialize in providing support to pregnant and postpartum women who are facing challenges such as postpartum depression/anxiety, healing from a traumatic birth, feelings of isolation, infertility issues, and difficulties adjusting to the demands of motherhood, including changes in routine and relationship dynamics. As a mother myself, maternal mental health is my passion, and I am dedicated to helping you through the challenges that come with motherhood and the journey to it. If you're currently experiencing feelings of overwhelm, depression, anxiety, or isolation, please don't hesitate to reach out. I am here to support you!
I specialize in providing support to pregnant and postpartum women who are facing challenges such as postpartum depression/anxiety, healing from a traumatic birth, feelings of isolation, infertility issues, and difficulties adjusting to the demands of motherhood, including changes in routine and relationship dynamics. As a mother myself, maternal mental health is my passion, and I am dedicated to helping you through the challenges that come with motherhood and the journey to it. If you're currently experiencing feelings of overwhelm, depression, anxiety, or isolation, please don't hesitate to reach out. I am here to support you!
(647) 696-1481 View (647) 696-1481
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Adam Law
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6B
Do you feel like your thoughts and feelings are closing in on you? Having trouble seeing past your problems? Life can bring suffering, but you don't have to do it alone. Experience expertise and care to guide you to your well-being and purpose. Cross-certified as both a psychotherapist and specialist in spiritual care, I have a multifaceted approach which combines therapy and behavioral coaching. There is hope and meaning to be found after difficult changes. Benefit from my gentle but powerful approach that has helped hundreds of people find peace and real growth. Life is meant to be lived, and you have infinite possibilities.
Do you feel like your thoughts and feelings are closing in on you? Having trouble seeing past your problems? Life can bring suffering, but you don't have to do it alone. Experience expertise and care to guide you to your well-being and purpose. Cross-certified as both a psychotherapist and specialist in spiritual care, I have a multifaceted approach which combines therapy and behavioral coaching. There is hope and meaning to be found after difficult changes. Benefit from my gentle but powerful approach that has helped hundreds of people find peace and real growth. Life is meant to be lived, and you have infinite possibilities.
(647) 931-3936 View (647) 931-3936
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Helen Vilenski, MA, RP
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North York, ON M6B
Are you struggling with unresolved trauma, relationship issues, anger, depression, anxiety or low self-esteem? I am a creative, compassionate and skilled psychotherapist. I believe that the pains from our past shape the way we relate to the world today. Psychotherapy helps to safely explore the pain and regain personal control. Having worked 13 years at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and subsequently 9 years in private practice, I have extensive experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief, self-esteem and relationship issues.
Are you struggling with unresolved trauma, relationship issues, anger, depression, anxiety or low self-esteem? I am a creative, compassionate and skilled psychotherapist. I believe that the pains from our past shape the way we relate to the world today. Psychotherapy helps to safely explore the pain and regain personal control. Having worked 13 years at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and subsequently 9 years in private practice, I have extensive experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief, self-esteem and relationship issues.
(647) 496-8189 View (647) 496-8189
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Dr. James A. Robinson
Pastoral Counsellor, PhD, BCPCC, LMFT, BCMMHC, BCPC
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6B
I am a licensed/Certified Professional Pastoral Christian Counselor. My specialties include Marriage and Family, Drugs & Addiction, Depression, ADHD, Abuse, Forgiveness, Anger, Trauma/Crisis, Anxiety, Grief, and PTSD. Mankind is of two natures, physical and spiritual. We often ensure we are physically fulfilled but tend to neglect our spiritual side. I utilize Christian resources to address a wide spectrum of disorders and daily life challenges, and by the renewing of the mind.
I am a licensed/Certified Professional Pastoral Christian Counselor. My specialties include Marriage and Family, Drugs & Addiction, Depression, ADHD, Abuse, Forgiveness, Anger, Trauma/Crisis, Anxiety, Grief, and PTSD. Mankind is of two natures, physical and spiritual. We often ensure we are physically fulfilled but tend to neglect our spiritual side. I utilize Christian resources to address a wide spectrum of disorders and daily life challenges, and by the renewing of the mind.
(855) 534-3929 View (855) 534-3929
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Dunn Kaufman
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, CHT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6B  (Online Only)
What if you could actually be happy every day? Hi I'm Dunn Kaufman, therapist & couples counselor. For over a decade, I have been helping people like you with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship and/or other issues lead the life you know you can have. If you want more out of your life and haven't been able to do so on your own or with your current therapist, then be in touch.
What if you could actually be happy every day? Hi I'm Dunn Kaufman, therapist & couples counselor. For over a decade, I have been helping people like you with stress, anxiety, depression, relationship and/or other issues lead the life you know you can have. If you want more out of your life and haven't been able to do so on your own or with your current therapist, then be in touch.
(437) 500-6282 View (437) 500-6282
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Deandra Favorite | Glimmer Health
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6B  (Online Only)
My name is Deandra. I am a Black woman who would like to break down stereotypes about mental health and educate my community. I want to provide psychoeducation and dispute the idea that if someone is seeking help, i.e. going to therapy, they must be crazy. Mariska Hargitay said, “Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.” I want to be a part of the mental healing process, providing those in need of mental health care with adequate assistance. I have spent years trying to force myself into a career that was not a fit for me. Counselling Psychology speak directly to who I am.
My name is Deandra. I am a Black woman who would like to break down stereotypes about mental health and educate my community. I want to provide psychoeducation and dispute the idea that if someone is seeking help, i.e. going to therapy, they must be crazy. Mariska Hargitay said, “Healing takes time, and asking for help is a courageous step.” I want to be a part of the mental healing process, providing those in need of mental health care with adequate assistance. I have spent years trying to force myself into a career that was not a fit for me. Counselling Psychology speak directly to who I am.
(437) 747-5580 View (437) 747-5580
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Noah Tile
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6B
In addition to anxiety and depression, my specialty areas of focus are: 1. OCD (with its subtypes) and intrusive thoughts. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is a core part of the work. 2. ADHD and executive function skills building, such as time management, focus, impulse control, emotion regulation and organization.
In addition to anxiety and depression, my specialty areas of focus are: 1. OCD (with its subtypes) and intrusive thoughts. Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) is a core part of the work. 2. ADHD and executive function skills building, such as time management, focus, impulse control, emotion regulation and organization.
(226) 407-4570 View (226) 407-4570
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Karl Hardy
Registered Psychotherapist, MPS, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6B  (Online Only)
I specialize in working with post-secondary students, professors, arts and cultural creators, political activists, as well as anyone seeking culturally-sensitive and spiritually-integrated psychotherapy. I am experienced providing psychotherapy and spiritual care at many area hospitals including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and the University Health Network. I believe we must recognize that intersectional social and cultural factors influence our daily lives and impact our mental health. I seek to empower clients and support them in claiming their own power to grow and heal.
I specialize in working with post-secondary students, professors, arts and cultural creators, political activists, as well as anyone seeking culturally-sensitive and spiritually-integrated psychotherapy. I am experienced providing psychotherapy and spiritual care at many area hospitals including the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH), Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, and the University Health Network. I believe we must recognize that intersectional social and cultural factors influence our daily lives and impact our mental health. I seek to empower clients and support them in claiming their own power to grow and heal.
(437) 747-6425 View (437) 747-6425
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Cristina Barrios
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6B  (Online Only)
You are here, you have taken the courageous first step to reach out for support. Whether you are wanting to understand yourself better, coping with stress or changes, experiencing mental health challenges, or need a safe space to talk. You are not alone, and together we can pave a path forward. Through the development of a trusting, safe, and non-judgemental relationship, we will explore what’s most important to you. My goal is to compassionately support your journey towards understanding yourself better, moving towards a place of acceptance, developing new and healthy coping strategies, and making changes towards your goals.
You are here, you have taken the courageous first step to reach out for support. Whether you are wanting to understand yourself better, coping with stress or changes, experiencing mental health challenges, or need a safe space to talk. You are not alone, and together we can pave a path forward. Through the development of a trusting, safe, and non-judgemental relationship, we will explore what’s most important to you. My goal is to compassionately support your journey towards understanding yourself better, moving towards a place of acceptance, developing new and healthy coping strategies, and making changes towards your goals.
(647) 957-9438 View (647) 957-9438
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Emerald Lacaille
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6B  (Online Only)
My therapy practice is deeply rooted in celebrating 2SLGBTQ identities, neurodivergence, harm reduction, building a better relationship with your body and eating, and unpacking the impacts of trauma. If you tend to intellectualize your emotions and struggle to really feel them, my somatic and arts-based approach may work for you. You may already have a clear idea of what you'd like to discuss in therapy - or you may not! Either way is more than welcome.
My therapy practice is deeply rooted in celebrating 2SLGBTQ identities, neurodivergence, harm reduction, building a better relationship with your body and eating, and unpacking the impacts of trauma. If you tend to intellectualize your emotions and struggle to really feel them, my somatic and arts-based approach may work for you. You may already have a clear idea of what you'd like to discuss in therapy - or you may not! Either way is more than welcome.
(437) 747-7603 View (437) 747-7603
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David Appelrouth | Glimmer Health
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6B
David Appelrouth holds an MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. He has worked in the field of addictions since 2020, focusing on CBT and Motivational Interviewing as strategies for clients in a one-on-one clinical setting. David is a compassionate and understanding individual and is excited to bring his strengths and skills to individuals and couples in Glimmer’s therapeutic setting. In addition to mental health, David has served as a spiritual guide and counsellor since 2007, and has worked in the field of education since 2016. David additionally holds a Masters in Education (2016) and rabbinic ordination (2005).
David Appelrouth holds an MSW from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work. He has worked in the field of addictions since 2020, focusing on CBT and Motivational Interviewing as strategies for clients in a one-on-one clinical setting. David is a compassionate and understanding individual and is excited to bring his strengths and skills to individuals and couples in Glimmer’s therapeutic setting. In addition to mental health, David has served as a spiritual guide and counsellor since 2007, and has worked in the field of education since 2016. David additionally holds a Masters in Education (2016) and rabbinic ordination (2005).
(437) 747-6104 View (437) 747-6104

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M6B

40+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in M6B who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
84% Depression
78% Self Esteem
65% Stress
63% Trauma and PTSD
59% Grief

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Green Shield Canada
78% Desjardins
67% SunLife

How Counsellors in M6B see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
24% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M6B?

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.