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Luigi Garde
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBA, RPQ
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
When getting out of bed in the morning feels challenging, I aim to hear your story and understand the root source of your shadows. I will be here to provide guidance and clarity, for you to pursue this journey with yourself safely.
When getting out of bed in the morning feels challenging, I aim to hear your story and understand the root source of your shadows. I will be here to provide guidance and clarity, for you to pursue this journey with yourself safely.
(905) 287-4514 View (905) 287-4514
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Malaka Hakim
Registered Psychotherapist, MD, MA, RP, TITC-CT
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6K
Malaka Hakim has a Doctorate in Medicine and a Master's of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She is an active member of the CRPO and a certified Clinical Traumatologist. Malaka helps clients with their stress, anxiety, depression, substance-use, anger management, behavioral issues, ADHD, ASD, along with other mental health disorders. She also works with a multitude of different approaches, including client -centered, ACT, Trauma-Focused CBT, DBT, MI, EFT, and strength based therapy. Malaka’s authentic personality, paired with a genuine respect for others allows her to work with clients that encounter varying degrees of challenges.
Malaka Hakim has a Doctorate in Medicine and a Master's of Arts in Counselling Psychology. She is an active member of the CRPO and a certified Clinical Traumatologist. Malaka helps clients with their stress, anxiety, depression, substance-use, anger management, behavioral issues, ADHD, ASD, along with other mental health disorders. She also works with a multitude of different approaches, including client -centered, ACT, Trauma-Focused CBT, DBT, MI, EFT, and strength based therapy. Malaka’s authentic personality, paired with a genuine respect for others allows her to work with clients that encounter varying degrees of challenges.
(437) 224-1329 View (437) 224-1329
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Laura Williams
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
I am a compassionate and experienced Registered Social Worker with over two decades of dedicated service. My specialization revolves around attachment work, relationships, and trauma healing. In my practice, I focus on providing support to individuals and couples navigating the complexities of trauma, attachment issues, anger management, family conflict, domestic violence, parenting, anxiety, depression, addictions, and emotion regulation. Together, we embark on a transformative journey, unlocking the potential for lasting positive change in both internal and external relationships.
I am a compassionate and experienced Registered Social Worker with over two decades of dedicated service. My specialization revolves around attachment work, relationships, and trauma healing. In my practice, I focus on providing support to individuals and couples navigating the complexities of trauma, attachment issues, anger management, family conflict, domestic violence, parenting, anxiety, depression, addictions, and emotion regulation. Together, we embark on a transformative journey, unlocking the potential for lasting positive change in both internal and external relationships.
(289) 273-6767 View (289) 273-6767
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Anna Marson
Registered Psychotherapist, PsyD, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
I believe therapy should be practical and actionable to help you get the best results and achieve positive lasting change as quickly as possible. As a client-centered therapist, I work collaboratively and offer an individualized approach to meet clients where they're at. My work is inspired by the science of interpersonal neurobiology, thus I provide education about human behaviour and brain functioning to help clients make sense of their difficulties and see their challenges from a normalizing view. Many clients find this information to be helpful, hopeful, and empowering, as it gives us a roadmap for resolving their issues.
I believe therapy should be practical and actionable to help you get the best results and achieve positive lasting change as quickly as possible. As a client-centered therapist, I work collaboratively and offer an individualized approach to meet clients where they're at. My work is inspired by the science of interpersonal neurobiology, thus I provide education about human behaviour and brain functioning to help clients make sense of their difficulties and see their challenges from a normalizing view. Many clients find this information to be helpful, hopeful, and empowering, as it gives us a roadmap for resolving their issues.
(647) 492-7254 View (647) 492-7254
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Stephanie Day
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA, PhD (c)
Not Verified Not Verified
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
Therapy is about connection and support. My therapy approach prioritizes person-centered care that supports individual agency within a safe therapeutic holding environment. I have supported individuals working through a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, chronic pain, grief and loss, existential identity issues, and life transitions in both hospital and community settings.
Therapy is about connection and support. My therapy approach prioritizes person-centered care that supports individual agency within a safe therapeutic holding environment. I have supported individuals working through a variety of issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, eating disorders, chronic pain, grief and loss, existential identity issues, and life transitions in both hospital and community settings.
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Sidra Amjed
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
A warm welcome! I understand the challenges that come with everyday life, from mental health struggles to relationship conflicts. As a caring, trusted and experienced therapist, I'm here to help you navigate these challenges and find peace in the face of adversity. Whether it's anxiety, depression, relationships, or other concerns, I'm here to listen, from a non-judgemental, empathetic, and empowering view to support you in recognizing your strengths. You can start your journey towards healing with a free consultation. For your convenience I offer evening & weekend appointments, & affordable sliding scale pricing for students (17+).
A warm welcome! I understand the challenges that come with everyday life, from mental health struggles to relationship conflicts. As a caring, trusted and experienced therapist, I'm here to help you navigate these challenges and find peace in the face of adversity. Whether it's anxiety, depression, relationships, or other concerns, I'm here to listen, from a non-judgemental, empathetic, and empowering view to support you in recognizing your strengths. You can start your journey towards healing with a free consultation. For your convenience I offer evening & weekend appointments, & affordable sliding scale pricing for students (17+).
(647) 370-9618 View (647) 370-9618
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Olivia Allan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
In my role as a psychotherapy intern, my commitment to supporting individuals on their journey towards healing and self-discovery is not just a professional obligation but a deeply personal calling. I've witnessed the profound impact that therapy can have on a person's life, and I hold a strong belief in the power of human connection to facilitate healing. My journey in therapy first began as a teenager, struggling with anxiety and depression. When I was at my lowest, and most hopeless; my therapist was standing in my corner rooting for me. Therapy changed the course of my life and I am eternally grateful.
In my role as a psychotherapy intern, my commitment to supporting individuals on their journey towards healing and self-discovery is not just a professional obligation but a deeply personal calling. I've witnessed the profound impact that therapy can have on a person's life, and I hold a strong belief in the power of human connection to facilitate healing. My journey in therapy first began as a teenager, struggling with anxiety and depression. When I was at my lowest, and most hopeless; my therapist was standing in my corner rooting for me. Therapy changed the course of my life and I am eternally grateful.
(437) 372-5115 View (437) 372-5115
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Viviane Silva
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Not Accepting New Clients. For the past 10 years Viviane has helped her clients to create a purposeful and meaningful life by identifying and changing maladaptive behaviors, self-defeating thinking patterns and ineffective emotional responses that prevent people from living the life they aspire and deserve. Viviane works collaboratively with clients to address issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, lack of self-esteem and self-confidence, problem gambling, borderline personality disorder, relationship challenges, life transitions, stress and burn out.
Not Accepting New Clients. For the past 10 years Viviane has helped her clients to create a purposeful and meaningful life by identifying and changing maladaptive behaviors, self-defeating thinking patterns and ineffective emotional responses that prevent people from living the life they aspire and deserve. Viviane works collaboratively with clients to address issues such as depression, anxiety, substance abuse, lack of self-esteem and self-confidence, problem gambling, borderline personality disorder, relationship challenges, life transitions, stress and burn out.
(437) 800-2035 View (437) 800-2035
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The DBT Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
People who benefit from DBT often struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder, suicidal thoughts or suicidal behaviour, self-harm, intense negative emotions, impulsive behaviours, substance abuse, anger management, relationship difficulties, chronic feelings of emptiness, and eating disorders, among other possible problems. Our team is dedicated to helping clients who struggle with their emotions to achieve less suffering and greater peace, and to build the lives they want to live.
People who benefit from DBT often struggle with Borderline Personality Disorder, suicidal thoughts or suicidal behaviour, self-harm, intense negative emotions, impulsive behaviours, substance abuse, anger management, relationship difficulties, chronic feelings of emptiness, and eating disorders, among other possible problems. Our team is dedicated to helping clients who struggle with their emotions to achieve less suffering and greater peace, and to build the lives they want to live.
(437) 747-5175 View (437) 747-5175
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ADHD Diagnosis & Support Clinic
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP-PHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
At So You Need Therapy, we offer a comprehensive suite of services for Adult ADHD, including Assessments, Diagnoses, Medication management, and Psychotherapy services, all designed to support your journey toward wellness. Our team of experienced nurse practitioners and therapists works collaboratively to ensure that each aspect of your care is aligned with your individual needs, lifestyle, and financial considerations.
At So You Need Therapy, we offer a comprehensive suite of services for Adult ADHD, including Assessments, Diagnoses, Medication management, and Psychotherapy services, all designed to support your journey toward wellness. Our team of experienced nurse practitioners and therapists works collaboratively to ensure that each aspect of your care is aligned with your individual needs, lifestyle, and financial considerations.
(437) 747-7413 x101 View (437) 747-7413 x101
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Kumasi Jay Gwynne
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
Entering therapy can be scary. There are so many things to think about. What happens if that tightly held container you’ve been putting things in opens and floods you? What happens if you feel more judgment and more shame from therapy? Opening up to another human being can be hard and therapy may feel like a calculated risk, and I understand this. It is a risk. What I can also tell you, though, is that I strive to provide you with a caring, respectful, non-judgmental environment.
Entering therapy can be scary. There are so many things to think about. What happens if that tightly held container you’ve been putting things in opens and floods you? What happens if you feel more judgment and more shame from therapy? Opening up to another human being can be hard and therapy may feel like a calculated risk, and I understand this. It is a risk. What I can also tell you, though, is that I strive to provide you with a caring, respectful, non-judgmental environment.
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Photo of Gelica Tatarenko in M6K, ON
Gelica Tatarenko
RN, BScN, CPMHN, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a helping professional and finding it increasingly challenging to emotionally connect and show up for yourself & loved ones, as well as for your patients & coworkers? Perhaps your family & friends say “you’re just not the same, you’re not like yourself”, as you have become withdrawn, irritable, angry or even aggressive. Do you find that what used to be a rewarding work experience is becoming draining, depleting, and overwhelming? If you have aches and pains, startle easily, or find it hard to concentrate and sleep, you might be wondering, why is this happening and what can I do to overcome this? I'm so glad you're here!
Are you a helping professional and finding it increasingly challenging to emotionally connect and show up for yourself & loved ones, as well as for your patients & coworkers? Perhaps your family & friends say “you’re just not the same, you’re not like yourself”, as you have become withdrawn, irritable, angry or even aggressive. Do you find that what used to be a rewarding work experience is becoming draining, depleting, and overwhelming? If you have aches and pains, startle easily, or find it hard to concentrate and sleep, you might be wondering, why is this happening and what can I do to overcome this? I'm so glad you're here!
(437) 747-7068 View (437) 747-7068
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Stacey Brion
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K
I have devoted much of my time to building a fulfilling career working with families, couples, children and adolescents. My approach to therapy is integrative in nature, and brings together both person-centered and cognitive therapies to help clients better understand their strengths, to implement solutions, and to improve the stability and happiness of the person, the family and or couple.
I have devoted much of my time to building a fulfilling career working with families, couples, children and adolescents. My approach to therapy is integrative in nature, and brings together both person-centered and cognitive therapies to help clients better understand their strengths, to implement solutions, and to improve the stability and happiness of the person, the family and or couple.
(647) 560-7854 View (647) 560-7854
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Adhd Counseling Adhd Coaching Tracey Wade
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW, AACC, ACSTH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K
Whether you self-identify as an ADHDer or love someone who is, if you want support from someone who really gets it, I can help. If you seek answers to the challenges that often go with being an ADHDer, or if you're newly diagnosed and seek guidance on moving forward, I can help. If overwhelm, stress, or anxiety is making it difficult to function, I can help. If you're feeling misunderstood, alone, frustrated or hopeless in a relationship with an ADHDer or non ADHD partner, I can help. If you seek a better connection with those who matter, but struggle to create healthy boundaries and communication, I can help.
Whether you self-identify as an ADHDer or love someone who is, if you want support from someone who really gets it, I can help. If you seek answers to the challenges that often go with being an ADHDer, or if you're newly diagnosed and seek guidance on moving forward, I can help. If overwhelm, stress, or anxiety is making it difficult to function, I can help. If you're feeling misunderstood, alone, frustrated or hopeless in a relationship with an ADHDer or non ADHD partner, I can help. If you seek a better connection with those who matter, but struggle to create healthy boundaries and communication, I can help.
(289) 302-7397 View (289) 302-7397
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Alyssa Ranieri
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
I have the unique ability to empower clients I work with to recognize their inherent value as human beings. Collaborating closely with my clients, we explore transformative ways of living with more ease and compassion, both for oneself and others. Together, we will delve into understanding how your thoughts create your feelings, which influence your actions and behaviors. By exploring and integrating different ways of thinking, we can create profound change in your life. Using these tools, I can also support you to develop communication skills to better express your unique needs and navigate challenging interpersonal relationships.
I have the unique ability to empower clients I work with to recognize their inherent value as human beings. Collaborating closely with my clients, we explore transformative ways of living with more ease and compassion, both for oneself and others. Together, we will delve into understanding how your thoughts create your feelings, which influence your actions and behaviors. By exploring and integrating different ways of thinking, we can create profound change in your life. Using these tools, I can also support you to develop communication skills to better express your unique needs and navigate challenging interpersonal relationships.
(647) 951-2547 View (647) 951-2547
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Emma Hough
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RCC, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
I am currently taking on new individual clients from both Ontario and British Columbia. I aim to provide you with a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can delve into your thoughts, emotions, experiences, and actions on your terms. Together, we'll explore how you can gain a deeper understanding of your inner world, behaviours, and relationships, and develop strategies for coping with life changes and stressors. Additionally, we will work collaboratively to find what approach and interventions work best for you and your needs.
I am currently taking on new individual clients from both Ontario and British Columbia. I aim to provide you with a safe and non-judgmental environment where you can delve into your thoughts, emotions, experiences, and actions on your terms. Together, we'll explore how you can gain a deeper understanding of your inner world, behaviours, and relationships, and develop strategies for coping with life changes and stressors. Additionally, we will work collaboratively to find what approach and interventions work best for you and your needs.
(437) 291-8721 View (437) 291-8721
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Rebekah Otim
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
Welcome, my name is Rebekah and I offer counselling grounded in the belief that we each possess resources to support us through both the eases and challenges of life, even if those resources feel hard to access right now. I will hold space for you as you practice tapping into and building on your resources. Together we can explore various topics including identity, bi- and multi- racial experiences, spirituality, relationship patterns, the impacts of colonialism, racism, or sexism etc., and any topics of importance to you and your journey.
Welcome, my name is Rebekah and I offer counselling grounded in the belief that we each possess resources to support us through both the eases and challenges of life, even if those resources feel hard to access right now. I will hold space for you as you practice tapping into and building on your resources. Together we can explore various topics including identity, bi- and multi- racial experiences, spirituality, relationship patterns, the impacts of colonialism, racism, or sexism etc., and any topics of importance to you and your journey.
(647) 697-6682 View (647) 697-6682
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Maya Reich
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, CPMHNC
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hi, I’m Maya – I’m so glad you’re here, taking this step in finding a therapist to support you and your needs. I use a client-centered, trauma-informed approach to create a safe, warm, and compassionate space for you to develop further insight into yourself – past challenges, current thought patterns, and difficult emotions. We will work together to identify your goals for therapy; in doing so my hope is to help you increase your awareness of and compassion for challenges you may experience, and support you to feel empowered in making helpful and hopeful shifts in your own life, one day at a time.
Hi, I’m Maya – I’m so glad you’re here, taking this step in finding a therapist to support you and your needs. I use a client-centered, trauma-informed approach to create a safe, warm, and compassionate space for you to develop further insight into yourself – past challenges, current thought patterns, and difficult emotions. We will work together to identify your goals for therapy; in doing so my hope is to help you increase your awareness of and compassion for challenges you may experience, and support you to feel empowered in making helpful and hopeful shifts in your own life, one day at a time.
(437) 747-3975 View (437) 747-3975
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Neuroinclusive
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSc
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
Are you neurodivergent (Autistic? ADHD?) or partnered with a Neurodivergent person? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or simply life in a world, that has been created for the Neuromajority? Did you grow up in a family in which there wasn't emotional support? Were your needs, i particular your sensory needs, not understood or respected? Our team fully understands those challenges!
Are you neurodivergent (Autistic? ADHD?) or partnered with a Neurodivergent person? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression or simply life in a world, that has been created for the Neuromajority? Did you grow up in a family in which there wasn't emotional support? Were your needs, i particular your sensory needs, not understood or respected? Our team fully understands those challenges!
(365) 801-5828 View (365) 801-5828
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Isabel Ilumin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BSW, BA, SSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6K
Are you afraid of feeling judged or misunderstood? My lived experience with addiction and mental health disorders brings a sense of allyship within the therapeutic setting. I believe that addiction is not the problem, instead, the problem is the problem. We will work together to understand the deeper challenges causing situational distress which can often result in maladaptive behaviours. Addiction can be in the form of substance use; or addiction to people, places or things. In addition to working privately, I provide psychotherapy for Addiction Rehab Toronto.
Are you afraid of feeling judged or misunderstood? My lived experience with addiction and mental health disorders brings a sense of allyship within the therapeutic setting. I believe that addiction is not the problem, instead, the problem is the problem. We will work together to understand the deeper challenges causing situational distress which can often result in maladaptive behaviours. Addiction can be in the form of substance use; or addiction to people, places or things. In addition to working privately, I provide psychotherapy for Addiction Rehab Toronto.
(437) 800-0517 View (437) 800-0517

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Number of Counsellors in M6K

100+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in M6K who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
88% Self Esteem
85% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
75% Coping Skills
74% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Green Shield Canada
60% SunLife
57% Manulife

How Counsellors in M6K see their clients

54% Online Only
46% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
14% Male
6% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M6K?

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.