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Janine Hylands Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Living in today’s world as a "big feeler", 2SLGBTQ+ person, ally, non-monogamous person, someone who uses substances, or someone who struggles with relationships, can feel exhausting and overwhelming. It can also feel hard to know who the safe supports are (the ones who won’t judge your experience or push you to embrace normative frameworks). You might be seeking support with trauma, anxiety, anger, inner criticism, boundaries, emotional dysregulation, people-pleasing, or feeling othered. Whatever your experiences are, I wholeheartedly get that you have been doing your best so far. Do you want to try something different?
Living in today’s world as a "big feeler", 2SLGBTQ+ person, ally, non-monogamous person, someone who uses substances, or someone who struggles with relationships, can feel exhausting and overwhelming. It can also feel hard to know who the safe supports are (the ones who won’t judge your experience or push you to embrace normative frameworks). You might be seeking support with trauma, anxiety, anger, inner criticism, boundaries, emotional dysregulation, people-pleasing, or feeling othered. Whatever your experiences are, I wholeheartedly get that you have been doing your best so far. Do you want to try something different?
(437) 800-0292 View (437) 800-0292
Photo of Kendra Davidson, Registered Psychotherapist in M6H, ON
Kendra Davidson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Does anxiety run your life? Are you always ready and waiting for the other shoe to drop? You fear that you won’t be able to cope and worry that you’ll lose control of your thoughts, emotions, and actions. Maybe you feel stuck in the past, haunted by painful experiences; churning over the same thoughts and images again and again. Imagine moving out of survival mode; being excited about life and feeling motivated by joy and not fear. Imagine being able to put the past behind you, and living fully in the present. You don't have to struggle alone. With empathy and authenticity, I am honoured to join you on your healing journey!
Does anxiety run your life? Are you always ready and waiting for the other shoe to drop? You fear that you won’t be able to cope and worry that you’ll lose control of your thoughts, emotions, and actions. Maybe you feel stuck in the past, haunted by painful experiences; churning over the same thoughts and images again and again. Imagine moving out of survival mode; being excited about life and feeling motivated by joy and not fear. Imagine being able to put the past behind you, and living fully in the present. You don't have to struggle alone. With empathy and authenticity, I am honoured to join you on your healing journey!
(548) 488-3518 View (548) 488-3518
Photo of Shahnaz Ahmed, Registered Social Worker in M6H, ON
Shahnaz Ahmed
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Anger, anxiety, depression, family conflict, domestic violence, acute and chronic/complex trauma comprise some of the challenges individuals experience in their lives. If you are a person struggling with any of these issues and/or experience other mental health concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out for a brief chat to discuss whether I am the right therapist for you. I am a Registered Master of Social Worker (MSW, RSW) with over 25 years of extensive experience serving complex mental health needs for individuals, couples, and families. I offer services in English, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.
Anger, anxiety, depression, family conflict, domestic violence, acute and chronic/complex trauma comprise some of the challenges individuals experience in their lives. If you are a person struggling with any of these issues and/or experience other mental health concerns, please don't hesitate to reach out for a brief chat to discuss whether I am the right therapist for you. I am a Registered Master of Social Worker (MSW, RSW) with over 25 years of extensive experience serving complex mental health needs for individuals, couples, and families. I offer services in English, Bengali, Hindi, Punjabi, and Urdu.
(844) 402-2059 View (844) 402-2059
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Zoë Erwin-Longstaff
Registered Psychotherapist, RP(Q), MA, MFA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
People come to therapy for many reasons: you may be feeling anxious, uncertain, depressed, or fed up with your own self-defeating actions. You may be living with a vague sense of unease, unsure of its source or rationale. Among other things, talking to someone can help you pay better attention to the ways you feel and talk about yourself—how you cut off certain possibilities, or how you repeat the same tired ideas. One of the chief aims of working together can be to discover how to better parse your desires from others’ expectations of you.
People come to therapy for many reasons: you may be feeling anxious, uncertain, depressed, or fed up with your own self-defeating actions. You may be living with a vague sense of unease, unsure of its source or rationale. Among other things, talking to someone can help you pay better attention to the ways you feel and talk about yourself—how you cut off certain possibilities, or how you repeat the same tired ideas. One of the chief aims of working together can be to discover how to better parse your desires from others’ expectations of you.
(289) 768-8021 View (289) 768-8021
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Yukimi Henry
Registered Social Worker, BA, LLB, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6H
My counselling practice is about supporting growth, achieving positive change and overcoming adversity with compassion and integrity. An effective therapeutic relationship can help clarify the nature of struggles you are facing and most importantly, foster your strengths and skills to help you achieve your goals. I would value the opportunity to provide you with responsive, evidenced-based supports in your process of growth.
My counselling practice is about supporting growth, achieving positive change and overcoming adversity with compassion and integrity. An effective therapeutic relationship can help clarify the nature of struggles you are facing and most importantly, foster your strengths and skills to help you achieve your goals. I would value the opportunity to provide you with responsive, evidenced-based supports in your process of growth.
(647) 952-5971 View (647) 952-5971
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Danielle Smyth
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6H
There are times we may get overwhelmed by our feelings or feel lost and hopeless. It can take a tremendous amount of courage to reach out and ask for help. My role as a social worker is to guide you through the therapeutic process. I offer individual therapy to youth and adults. I help clients seeking support in many areas including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, low self-esteem, parenting, and more.
There are times we may get overwhelmed by our feelings or feel lost and hopeless. It can take a tremendous amount of courage to reach out and ask for help. My role as a social worker is to guide you through the therapeutic process. I offer individual therapy to youth and adults. I help clients seeking support in many areas including anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, low self-esteem, parenting, and more.
(647) 694-8115 View (647) 694-8115
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Briana Krushelnicki - Feminist Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BEd, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed. Burnt out. Disconnected. You struggle to set and hold healthy boundaries. You feel you have to earn your worth by doing for others. You hold yourself to incredibly high standards and find it difficult to treat yourself with grace and trust. Exploring the therapy process and reaching out for a space where you put your own needs first is incredibly challenging, and I congratulate you. Talk therapy is designed to support you in deepening your relationship with yourself in a safe and non-judgmental environment. The therapy journey will explore your patterns, your values, and your tools for navigating challenging seasons.
Overwhelmed. Burnt out. Disconnected. You struggle to set and hold healthy boundaries. You feel you have to earn your worth by doing for others. You hold yourself to incredibly high standards and find it difficult to treat yourself with grace and trust. Exploring the therapy process and reaching out for a space where you put your own needs first is incredibly challenging, and I congratulate you. Talk therapy is designed to support you in deepening your relationship with yourself in a safe and non-judgmental environment. The therapy journey will explore your patterns, your values, and your tools for navigating challenging seasons.
(647) 372-1753 View (647) 372-1753
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Myles Chisholm
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
With over a decade of experience in the field of psychotherapy, I have witnessed the transformative power of healing first-hand. My extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) allows me to employ evidence-based techniques tailored to your unique needs. Throughout my career, I have successfully supported clients dealing with a wide range of challenges, including trauma, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), developmental trauma, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
With over a decade of experience in the field of psychotherapy, I have witnessed the transformative power of healing first-hand. My extensive training in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS), and Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) allows me to employ evidence-based techniques tailored to your unique needs. Throughout my career, I have successfully supported clients dealing with a wide range of challenges, including trauma, PTSD, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), developmental trauma, panic disorder, and obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
(365) 645-9181 View (365) 645-9181
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Xi Han
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I provide a reliable and holding therapeutic environment for individuals facing challenges with anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. I listen carefully, follow your lead, sometimes ask for clarity, and thoughtfully focus on understanding your feelings and thoughts. We will strive to understand and integrate the troubling impulses and inner conflicts. Additionally, we will explore the connections between past relationships and their influence on your current interpersonal dynamics. Therapy is as unique as our wonderfully complex minds, and just like no two individuals are alike, there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach.
I provide a reliable and holding therapeutic environment for individuals facing challenges with anxiety, depression, and personality disorders. I listen carefully, follow your lead, sometimes ask for clarity, and thoughtfully focus on understanding your feelings and thoughts. We will strive to understand and integrate the troubling impulses and inner conflicts. Additionally, we will explore the connections between past relationships and their influence on your current interpersonal dynamics. Therapy is as unique as our wonderfully complex minds, and just like no two individuals are alike, there isn't a one-size-fits-all approach.
(249) 559-1459 View (249) 559-1459
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Dominique Morisano
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H
Not accepting new clients
I treat issues of mood and anxiety as well as more complex issues involving substance use and abuse and trauma. I also have special expertise and interest in personal goal-setting; cannabis (marijuana) dependence; and creative, gifted, and/or talented youth and adults with mood, underachievement, or multipotentiality issues. I work from a harm-reduction perspective and use a holistic lens to address problems. Using a mix of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and a systems perspective, I assess and address sleep hygiene, daily habits, personal relationships, and coping skills, and incorporate mindfulness and exercise into all treatment planning.
I treat issues of mood and anxiety as well as more complex issues involving substance use and abuse and trauma. I also have special expertise and interest in personal goal-setting; cannabis (marijuana) dependence; and creative, gifted, and/or talented youth and adults with mood, underachievement, or multipotentiality issues. I work from a harm-reduction perspective and use a holistic lens to address problems. Using a mix of cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), motivational interviewing, and a systems perspective, I assess and address sleep hygiene, daily habits, personal relationships, and coping skills, and incorporate mindfulness and exercise into all treatment planning.
(855) 649-2150 View (855) 649-2150
Photo of Cathy Callaghan, Registered Social Worker in M6H, ON
Cathy Callaghan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Websites like this can feel overwhelming. First, it can be hard to sort through the titles: counsellor, therapist, psychotherapist, psychologist? And what's the difference anyway? See if this helps. I'm a guide. The questions we explore together create a kind of map. The map helps you see your life more clearly. All humans need a map at some point. We feel lost or stuck. We try to change direction. We might wonder what's wrong with us and why we can't be more like other people - people who seem to find life so much easier.
Websites like this can feel overwhelming. First, it can be hard to sort through the titles: counsellor, therapist, psychotherapist, psychologist? And what's the difference anyway? See if this helps. I'm a guide. The questions we explore together create a kind of map. The map helps you see your life more clearly. All humans need a map at some point. We feel lost or stuck. We try to change direction. We might wonder what's wrong with us and why we can't be more like other people - people who seem to find life so much easier.
(844) 402-2181 View (844) 402-2181
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Chloe Wyman
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Hi there, I am a MSW therapist and I provide individual therapy (18yrs+) online and over the phone. I have been providing therapy for nearly 12 years. I see it as my role to hold space for overwhelming emotions, process shame, make observations and to teach skills. I help people improve their mood and relationships; I truly love what I do. Whether you are suitable for a structured short-term modality like CBT for insomnia or something more fluid, I am happy to meet with you to discuss together.
Hi there, I am a MSW therapist and I provide individual therapy (18yrs+) online and over the phone. I have been providing therapy for nearly 12 years. I see it as my role to hold space for overwhelming emotions, process shame, make observations and to teach skills. I help people improve their mood and relationships; I truly love what I do. Whether you are suitable for a structured short-term modality like CBT for insomnia or something more fluid, I am happy to meet with you to discuss together.
(647) 952-6097 View (647) 952-6097
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Gwyneth Hodgins
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H
Have you been wishing things felt different? Maybe you haven't felt understood or accepted in your friendships or relationships. Maybe you're going through a breakup, the death of a loved one, or job loss. Or maybe you've been struggling to feel happy, even when things seem to be going well. Do you want to better understand where your emotions are coming from, why they have such a hold on you, and how to feel better? Are you curious to explore your early childhood experiences that influenced how you learned to be in the world, and whether those adaptations are still working for you today?
Have you been wishing things felt different? Maybe you haven't felt understood or accepted in your friendships or relationships. Maybe you're going through a breakup, the death of a loved one, or job loss. Or maybe you've been struggling to feel happy, even when things seem to be going well. Do you want to better understand where your emotions are coming from, why they have such a hold on you, and how to feel better? Are you curious to explore your early childhood experiences that influenced how you learned to be in the world, and whether those adaptations are still working for you today?
(647) 250-1289 View (647) 250-1289
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Alan Davis
Counsellor, DCTP, MTC
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Everybody from an early age develops a 'story'. The story becomes an accumulation of everything that we experience. Made up of thoughts, emotions and feelings. All stories are similar, how we learn to live with our experiences makes our story unique. We learn to identify, believing that we are our story, creating situations and patterns in our lives that often become problematic. Psychotherapy is extremely beneficial if you are experiencing low self esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, loneliness, anger, forgiveness, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges and family struggles.
Everybody from an early age develops a 'story'. The story becomes an accumulation of everything that we experience. Made up of thoughts, emotions and feelings. All stories are similar, how we learn to live with our experiences makes our story unique. We learn to identify, believing that we are our story, creating situations and patterns in our lives that often become problematic. Psychotherapy is extremely beneficial if you are experiencing low self esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, loneliness, anger, forgiveness, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges and family struggles.
(647) 977-5892 View (647) 977-5892
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Amy Jacobs
Registered Psychotherapist, BsC, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H
You're not enjoying things like you used to. You don't have the confidence you once had. Simple things like going for a walk or having dinner with a friend seem so difficult. Whether these issues have crept up on you or they have always been present, you are realizing that you would like to do something about it. You don't want to feel down or anxious anymore. You're ready to do the work it takes to feel ok.
You're not enjoying things like you used to. You don't have the confidence you once had. Simple things like going for a walk or having dinner with a friend seem so difficult. Whether these issues have crept up on you or they have always been present, you are realizing that you would like to do something about it. You don't want to feel down or anxious anymore. You're ready to do the work it takes to feel ok.
(647) 560-9392 View (647) 560-9392
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Tara Lightfoot -Registered Nurse Psychotherapist
RN, BN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H
Many people turn to substances as a way to cope with negative emotions which can impact their lives and the people around them. Is your substance use starting to get out of control and affecting your day to day life, your relationships, and your ability to function? Or maybe you have a family member who you has a problem with substances that is affecting you and you need support. Are you ready to reach out for help, but don’t know where to start? Reaching out for help is really hard for many people, but there is hope! There are ways to make changes to your substance use or to better support a loved one who is struggling.
Many people turn to substances as a way to cope with negative emotions which can impact their lives and the people around them. Is your substance use starting to get out of control and affecting your day to day life, your relationships, and your ability to function? Or maybe you have a family member who you has a problem with substances that is affecting you and you need support. Are you ready to reach out for help, but don’t know where to start? Reaching out for help is really hard for many people, but there is hope! There are ways to make changes to your substance use or to better support a loved one who is struggling.
(647) 370-2802 View (647) 370-2802
Photo of Rachel Oliver, Registered Social Worker in M6H, ON
Rachel Oliver
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Taking the first step to find help in working through life’s challenges takes self-awareness and courage. Congratulations for taking that first step. As your therapist, I promise you the following: I will work with you, at your pace, to help you feel confident and energized about who you are. I will help support you in facing life’s difficulties and in building strong and healthy relationships. I will value the nuances and uniqueness of your life journey and I will motivate you to meet your therapy goals with care and compassion.
Taking the first step to find help in working through life’s challenges takes self-awareness and courage. Congratulations for taking that first step. As your therapist, I promise you the following: I will work with you, at your pace, to help you feel confident and energized about who you are. I will help support you in facing life’s difficulties and in building strong and healthy relationships. I will value the nuances and uniqueness of your life journey and I will motivate you to meet your therapy goals with care and compassion.
(226) 790-3715 View (226) 790-3715
Photo of Laura Cuttini, Psychologist in M6H, ON
Laura Cuttini
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
If you find that you struggle with worry, anxiety, low mood, perfectionism, or obsessions and compulsions, we can work together to help ease some of these painful experiences, improve coping, and help you create a more fulfilling life. I work with adults and adolescents, providing them with a warm, empathic, nonjudgmental space so that they can work to understand their experiences, learn and practice new skills, improve symptoms, cope with stressors, and nurture what is important in their lives.
If you find that you struggle with worry, anxiety, low mood, perfectionism, or obsessions and compulsions, we can work together to help ease some of these painful experiences, improve coping, and help you create a more fulfilling life. I work with adults and adolescents, providing them with a warm, empathic, nonjudgmental space so that they can work to understand their experiences, learn and practice new skills, improve symptoms, cope with stressors, and nurture what is important in their lives.
(437) 291-8645 View (437) 291-8645
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Juliana Bruyn
SSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Often in life we can move on ‘auto pilot’ and be surprised when we feel hijacked by things such as anxiety, anger, substance abuse, depression, etc. I will aid you in processing your reactions and learn how to better identify and communicate your emotions. We are all carrying so much on our backs. Be it childhood experiences, trauma, anxiety, work or school stress, insecurities, self doubt and so much more. I will support you in finding the skills to tease apart, challenge, and cope with these issues.
Often in life we can move on ‘auto pilot’ and be surprised when we feel hijacked by things such as anxiety, anger, substance abuse, depression, etc. I will aid you in processing your reactions and learn how to better identify and communicate your emotions. We are all carrying so much on our backs. Be it childhood experiences, trauma, anxiety, work or school stress, insecurities, self doubt and so much more. I will support you in finding the skills to tease apart, challenge, and cope with these issues.
(437) 747-8506 View (437) 747-8506
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Yumna Baqai |Adhd |Highly Sensitive Adults (Hsp)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, MA, Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Are you grappling with difficult emotions like depression or anxiety? Or maybe you're a highly sensitive person (HSP) who is seeking deeper understanding of intense emotions and experiences? If this sounds like you, starting therapy can be a transformative step. I would be honoured to guide you through this journey, helping you manage and make sense of your emotions, fostering self-discovery, and supporting your path to healing. I offer a safe and empathetic space for individuals to explore their unique stories through a holistic, trauma-informed lens.
Are you grappling with difficult emotions like depression or anxiety? Or maybe you're a highly sensitive person (HSP) who is seeking deeper understanding of intense emotions and experiences? If this sounds like you, starting therapy can be a transformative step. I would be honoured to guide you through this journey, helping you manage and make sense of your emotions, fostering self-discovery, and supporting your path to healing. I offer a safe and empathetic space for individuals to explore their unique stories through a holistic, trauma-informed lens.
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Number of Counsellors in M6H

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in M6H who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
82% Stress
75% Trauma and PTSD
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

48% Green Shield Canada
48% SunLife
44% Other

How Counsellors in M6H see their clients

54% Online Only
46% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
13% Male
9% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M6H?

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.