Photo of Alexandra Hopkins, BA, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Alexandra Hopkins
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G
*Now accepting clients* For so many, the hardest part of therapy is putting themselves first. When you’ve come to the point of accepting that you need support in overcoming challenges in your life, you may feel overwhelmed, beat down, tired, and low. Many of my clients feel a sense of relief following the first session where they’ve taken the first step in improving their life, relationships, and happiness. Therapy is work, and requires dedication to the process and to yourself.
*Now accepting clients* For so many, the hardest part of therapy is putting themselves first. When you’ve come to the point of accepting that you need support in overcoming challenges in your life, you may feel overwhelmed, beat down, tired, and low. Many of my clients feel a sense of relief following the first session where they’ve taken the first step in improving their life, relationships, and happiness. Therapy is work, and requires dedication to the process and to yourself.
(365) 800-6466 View (365) 800-6466
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Sara Marlowe
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Relationships can be hard. You don't have to navigate them alone. I am here to help. Maybe you are struggling with your partner; stuck in the same old arguments, feeling disconnected & longing for more intimacy. Maybe you're facing a difficult event, such as infidelity or betrayal of some kind. Perhaps you're seeking help because you are feeling stressed out, anxious, and are tired of being so hard on yourself. Or maybe you're having a difficult time relating to family members or friends - unresolved tension with parents, feeling at sea with how to relate to your kids, or not feeling like you can relax & be yourself around others.
Relationships can be hard. You don't have to navigate them alone. I am here to help. Maybe you are struggling with your partner; stuck in the same old arguments, feeling disconnected & longing for more intimacy. Maybe you're facing a difficult event, such as infidelity or betrayal of some kind. Perhaps you're seeking help because you are feeling stressed out, anxious, and are tired of being so hard on yourself. Or maybe you're having a difficult time relating to family members or friends - unresolved tension with parents, feeling at sea with how to relate to your kids, or not feeling like you can relax & be yourself around others.
(647) 952-6351 View (647) 952-6351
Photo of undefined - Shiva Safari, MFT, RP, CHT, Registered Psychotherapist
Shiva Safari
Registered Psychotherapist, MFT, RP, CHT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G
I welcome individuals, couples and families who identify as heterosexual or LGBTQ+. In session, we focus on emotions and how to create safety, trust and confidence in your interactions with family members, significant others, colleagues and friends. I welcome clients from diverse cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. I can offer therapy in Farsi, Italian, German and English. I also have a working knowledge of French.
I welcome individuals, couples and families who identify as heterosexual or LGBTQ+. In session, we focus on emotions and how to create safety, trust and confidence in your interactions with family members, significant others, colleagues and friends. I welcome clients from diverse cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds. I can offer therapy in Farsi, Italian, German and English. I also have a working knowledge of French.
(647) 493-4041 View (647) 493-4041
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Martha Worboy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), BAH, MACP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G
Waitlist for new clients
Is something holding you back? Are you going through a life transition or feeling overwhelmed by negative thoughts and distressing emotions? I offer a safe and judgment-free environment, and take a collaborative and evidence-based approach in working with clients to help them move forward. I work with clients to help them reconnect with strengths, identify unhelpful patterns and learn coping skills to manage distress. I believe each client can be supported towards life improvement.
Is something holding you back? Are you going through a life transition or feeling overwhelmed by negative thoughts and distressing emotions? I offer a safe and judgment-free environment, and take a collaborative and evidence-based approach in working with clients to help them move forward. I work with clients to help them reconnect with strengths, identify unhelpful patterns and learn coping skills to manage distress. I believe each client can be supported towards life improvement.
(437) 747-8017 View (437) 747-8017
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Couples Therapist - Caitlyn Nelson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
I help couples looking to add spark back to their connection, professionals and athletes navigating high-pressure situations, new parents and people tired of feeling anxious all the time. It’s important to me that my clients feel supported and met wherever they are in their journey. This means really listening to you and creating a map together of where you want to go. Bonus: It won’t include me asking over and over how it makes you feel.
I help couples looking to add spark back to their connection, professionals and athletes navigating high-pressure situations, new parents and people tired of feeling anxious all the time. It’s important to me that my clients feel supported and met wherever they are in their journey. This means really listening to you and creating a map together of where you want to go. Bonus: It won’t include me asking over and over how it makes you feel.
(437) 372-5425 View (437) 372-5425
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Marc Shiffman
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G
Not accepting new clients
As a clinical psychologist, I have extensive training and experience in providing therapy to adults, teenagers, and families dealing with a wide range of presenting concerns, including but not limited to: anxiety, mood, trauma, grief, relationship problems, life transitions, workplace difficulties, etc. In my work I aim to fully understand you as a complex individual, to address the root causes of your difficulties, and help you in practical ways to live the life you'd choose for yourself.
As a clinical psychologist, I have extensive training and experience in providing therapy to adults, teenagers, and families dealing with a wide range of presenting concerns, including but not limited to: anxiety, mood, trauma, grief, relationship problems, life transitions, workplace difficulties, etc. In my work I aim to fully understand you as a complex individual, to address the root causes of your difficulties, and help you in practical ways to live the life you'd choose for yourself.
(437) 747-6231 View (437) 747-6231
Photo of Cliona Dickie, RP, Diploma, Analyt, Psych
Cliona Dickie
RP, Diploma, Analyt, Psych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G
Jungian analysis is a way of working with psyche. As an explorative non- judgemental approach it is based on the concept of a balance between conscious and unconscious aspects. Analysts work with unconscious images such as dreams, or images. The unconscious communicates in image. The goal is greater synthesis, self awareness, and therefore an expansion of the personality. This is called individuation by C.G.Jung.
Jungian analysis is a way of working with psyche. As an explorative non- judgemental approach it is based on the concept of a balance between conscious and unconscious aspects. Analysts work with unconscious images such as dreams, or images. The unconscious communicates in image. The goal is greater synthesis, self awareness, and therefore an expansion of the personality. This is called individuation by C.G.Jung.
(855) 463-9660 View (855) 463-9660
Photo of Michelle Leybman, PhD, Psychologist
Michelle Leybman
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G
Therapy is an opportunity to find ways to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life. It can help you to overcome difficult symptoms or stresses, cope effectively with problems, or bring more positives into your life when things are going well. I will approach therapy as a balance of helping you learn to understand and accept yourself and your life situations, and supporting you in learning to change ways of thinking and behaving that are not working for you. I am also currently offering training for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Please inquire if interested.
Therapy is an opportunity to find ways to live a more fulfilling and satisfying life. It can help you to overcome difficult symptoms or stresses, cope effectively with problems, or bring more positives into your life when things are going well. I will approach therapy as a balance of helping you learn to understand and accept yourself and your life situations, and supporting you in learning to change ways of thinking and behaving that are not working for you. I am also currently offering training for Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Please inquire if interested.
(289) 301-7954 View (289) 301-7954
Photo of Nancy Carter, DpPsych, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Nancy Carter
Registered Psychotherapist, DpPsych, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
As human beings, we are all works in progress. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional pain, or are generally feeling stuck or lost in life, then therapy may be something worth considering. I have been providing psychotherapy and mental health services for nearly 15 years and have worked with individuals of all ages and with varied backgrounds and life histories. Now more than ever we are all experiencing the stress, fear and anxiety of this global pandemic and the need for support and help through therapy may be greater than ever. Therapy sessions have moved to online only for the time being.
As human beings, we are all works in progress. If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, emotional pain, or are generally feeling stuck or lost in life, then therapy may be something worth considering. I have been providing psychotherapy and mental health services for nearly 15 years and have worked with individuals of all ages and with varied backgrounds and life histories. Now more than ever we are all experiencing the stress, fear and anxiety of this global pandemic and the need for support and help through therapy may be greater than ever. Therapy sessions have moved to online only for the time being.
(877) 349-2394 View (877) 349-2394
Photo of Michelle Bilodeau, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Michelle Bilodeau
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G
I want all my clients to feel seen, heard and understood. Depending on your needs, we may look to developmental challenges, attachment styles, emotional and relational dynamics, somatic (or body) responses and resistances, and more, all with the goal of helping you feel like your most authentic self. I have a deep interest in a client’s history, what currently makes them tick, and how their emotions may be guiding them and showing up in their body.
I want all my clients to feel seen, heard and understood. Depending on your needs, we may look to developmental challenges, attachment styles, emotional and relational dynamics, somatic (or body) responses and resistances, and more, all with the goal of helping you feel like your most authentic self. I have a deep interest in a client’s history, what currently makes them tick, and how their emotions may be guiding them and showing up in their body.
(647) 363-7510 View (647) 363-7510
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The Mindful Way
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
We all experience times in our life that lead us to feeling stressed, low, or anxious. Experiencing difficult emotions is part of the human experience, regardless of our circumstances. However, when our thoughts and feelings begins to impact our daily functioning, mood, and relationships, psychotherapy can help. We work with individuals using a collaborative, supportive, non-judgemental and evidence-based approach. The client is an active participant in the therapy process. We work with individuals of all ages. We are LGBTQ affirming, with experience working with clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
We all experience times in our life that lead us to feeling stressed, low, or anxious. Experiencing difficult emotions is part of the human experience, regardless of our circumstances. However, when our thoughts and feelings begins to impact our daily functioning, mood, and relationships, psychotherapy can help. We work with individuals using a collaborative, supportive, non-judgemental and evidence-based approach. The client is an active participant in the therapy process. We work with individuals of all ages. We are LGBTQ affirming, with experience working with clients of all sexual orientations and gender identities.
(647) 360-6457 View (647) 360-6457
Photo of Susan O'Shaughnessy, RP, CTP Dip, CAPT, Counsellor
Susan O'Shaughnessy
Counsellor, RP, CTP Dip, CAPT
Not Verified Not Verified
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Everything changes when you fall in love with truth. Inner alignment, no matter where it takes you, is both the means and the end. If you're struggling with depression, anxiety, boundaries, isolation, narcissistic abuse, and/or low self esteem then it might be your intention to develop a keener sense of what your place in life is meant to be, create healthier boundaries and relationships. Together we can explore your inner world, understand who you are at your core, and what you need to develop into the vibrant human being you were always meant to be. Remember, to begin with, that our most important relationship is with ourselves.
Everything changes when you fall in love with truth. Inner alignment, no matter where it takes you, is both the means and the end. If you're struggling with depression, anxiety, boundaries, isolation, narcissistic abuse, and/or low self esteem then it might be your intention to develop a keener sense of what your place in life is meant to be, create healthier boundaries and relationships. Together we can explore your inner world, understand who you are at your core, and what you need to develop into the vibrant human being you were always meant to be. Remember, to begin with, that our most important relationship is with ourselves.
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Photo of Megan Weiss, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Megan Weiss
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I suspect you are here because you are tossing around the idea of trying out therapy. Kudos to you! Taking the first step to seeking support is both daunting and courageous. You might be asking yourself “How did I/we get here?” and despite your best efforts of trying to do better and feel better, you just can’t figure it out on your own. I get it, and you are not alone!
I suspect you are here because you are tossing around the idea of trying out therapy. Kudos to you! Taking the first step to seeking support is both daunting and courageous. You might be asking yourself “How did I/we get here?” and despite your best efforts of trying to do better and feel better, you just can’t figure it out on your own. I get it, and you are not alone!
(647) 493-6291 View (647) 493-6291
Photo of Jennifer Wong, MA, RP, CCC, Registered Psychotherapist
Jennifer Wong
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G
It can be intimidating and overwhelming when looking to start therapy, and my goal is to make sure that you feel comfortable and heard. I believe it is important to create a bond of trust in order to understand and meet your needs as an individual. I am an empathic listener and a creative thinker when it comes to tailoring my approach to best suit you. I am committed to meeting you where you are in life and seeing the best in you, while supporting and challenging you to be your best self.
It can be intimidating and overwhelming when looking to start therapy, and my goal is to make sure that you feel comfortable and heard. I believe it is important to create a bond of trust in order to understand and meet your needs as an individual. I am an empathic listener and a creative thinker when it comes to tailoring my approach to best suit you. I am committed to meeting you where you are in life and seeing the best in you, while supporting and challenging you to be your best self.
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Photo of Lisa M Nunes, RP, DpPsych, Registered Psychotherapist
Lisa M Nunes
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, DpPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G
As a psychotherapist, I learned that every client is unique, as such, I bring in different psychotherapy approaches and I tailor treatment according to my client's needs. This approach helps clients with; depression, stress, anxiety, grief and other emotional and psychological health issues.
As a psychotherapist, I learned that every client is unique, as such, I bring in different psychotherapy approaches and I tailor treatment according to my client's needs. This approach helps clients with; depression, stress, anxiety, grief and other emotional and psychological health issues.
(647) 699-6429 View (647) 699-6429
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Ninotchka Sequeira
Registered Social Worker, BA, BEd, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
I am committed to building a relationship that supports your unique needs, develops your strengths and fosters your innate ability to heal. Often, we aren’t afforded the time, opportunity or privilege to learn the most beneficial ways to sift through what comes our way. We tackle things as best we can using strategies learned from previous experiences. In some situations, our default strategies end up taking us further away from what we want. This can prevent us from fulfilling our needs - we may get stuck not knowing how to cope or how to move forward. I primarily use non talk-therapy modules of Structural Dissociation, EMDR, DBR.
I am committed to building a relationship that supports your unique needs, develops your strengths and fosters your innate ability to heal. Often, we aren’t afforded the time, opportunity or privilege to learn the most beneficial ways to sift through what comes our way. We tackle things as best we can using strategies learned from previous experiences. In some situations, our default strategies end up taking us further away from what we want. This can prevent us from fulfilling our needs - we may get stuck not knowing how to cope or how to move forward. I primarily use non talk-therapy modules of Structural Dissociation, EMDR, DBR.
(647) 360-7821 View (647) 360-7821
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Your Therapy
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G
Change is difficult and it is hard to take the first step in seeking out therapy support. I know it takes courage to start the process. Most people I see want to feel better about themselves, less anxious, happier, more content. They often want some help for their kids or teens or for the family as a whole. When you start therapy with me, we focus on what you would like to be different in your life, what a small step towards your hopes would look like. We connect to that hope, because hope is what keeps us going. We also work to connect to your inner resiliency, your ability to bounce back.
Change is difficult and it is hard to take the first step in seeking out therapy support. I know it takes courage to start the process. Most people I see want to feel better about themselves, less anxious, happier, more content. They often want some help for their kids or teens or for the family as a whole. When you start therapy with me, we focus on what you would like to be different in your life, what a small step towards your hopes would look like. We connect to that hope, because hope is what keeps us going. We also work to connect to your inner resiliency, your ability to bounce back.
(647) 558-9807 View (647) 558-9807
Photo of Peter Han, MEd, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Peter Han
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Therapy can provide us with a unique opportunity to honour the ways we've adapted to difficulties in the past, and, simultaneously, uncover new ways of responding to ourselves and our environment. As a queer, neurodivergent Korean clinician, my approach to therapy is built on fostering flexibility, balance, and intentionality. I will help you break out of the status quo and work with you toward your goals within a safe and collaborative process. My orientation to providing therapy is trauma-informed, culturally humble, and neurodiversity & 2SLGBTQ+ affirming.
Therapy can provide us with a unique opportunity to honour the ways we've adapted to difficulties in the past, and, simultaneously, uncover new ways of responding to ourselves and our environment. As a queer, neurodivergent Korean clinician, my approach to therapy is built on fostering flexibility, balance, and intentionality. I will help you break out of the status quo and work with you toward your goals within a safe and collaborative process. My orientation to providing therapy is trauma-informed, culturally humble, and neurodiversity & 2SLGBTQ+ affirming.
(365) 797-0086 View (365) 797-0086
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Jessie Jean Isberg
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! This is the first step towards a safe and supportive space where we can unpack, repackage, and reorient together. I specialize in assisting individuals managing addiction, trauma, and ADHD, as well as facilitating greater harmony between couples and families. In all my work, my focus is on guiding you towards your vision with empathy and expertise.
Hello and welcome! This is the first step towards a safe and supportive space where we can unpack, repackage, and reorient together. I specialize in assisting individuals managing addiction, trauma, and ADHD, as well as facilitating greater harmony between couples and families. In all my work, my focus is on guiding you towards your vision with empathy and expertise.
(437) 747-5409 View (437) 747-5409
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Aly Bird | Grief Specialist
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MScPl, MACP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G
Has someone really important in your life died? Someone that you never imagined having to live without? I know that the death of a significant person in your life can be devastating. Even worse, they might have been the person who would comfort you in your toughest moments and now they're gone. Grief in this magnitude can be destabilizing and leave you to wonder if you're going to be able to survive the relentlessness of it all. If you've tried avoiding the pain or "acting normal" but it hasn't worked, I can give you the space and guidance to come apart and then help you put yourself back together in a different and meaningful way.
Has someone really important in your life died? Someone that you never imagined having to live without? I know that the death of a significant person in your life can be devastating. Even worse, they might have been the person who would comfort you in your toughest moments and now they're gone. Grief in this magnitude can be destabilizing and leave you to wonder if you're going to be able to survive the relentlessness of it all. If you've tried avoiding the pain or "acting normal" but it hasn't worked, I can give you the space and guidance to come apart and then help you put yourself back together in a different and meaningful way.
(437) 747-0825 x735 View (437) 747-0825 x735

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M6G

300+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in M6G who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
87% Self Esteem
77% Stress
74% Life Transitions
70% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Green Shield Canada
55% SunLife
55% Manulife

How Counsellors in M6G see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
19% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M6G?

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.