Photo of Yulia Evans, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M8W, ON
Yulia Evans
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W  (Online Only)
Life challenges can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, stuck, and in low moods. If you are seeking support to navigate these difficulties, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, personal relationships, need support in processing the grief, or simply feeling overwhelmed by life demands, I am here to support you every step of the way, providing a safe and warm environment. I believe that every individual deserves to be heard, understood and valued.
Life challenges can often leave us feeling overwhelmed, stuck, and in low moods. If you are seeking support to navigate these difficulties, you’ve come to the right place. Whether you are struggling with stress, anxiety, depression, personal relationships, need support in processing the grief, or simply feeling overwhelmed by life demands, I am here to support you every step of the way, providing a safe and warm environment. I believe that every individual deserves to be heard, understood and valued.
(365) 654-3675 View (365) 654-3675
Photo of Daniela Sota, Registered Psychotherapist in M8W, ON
Daniela Sota
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W  (Online Only)
I am a registered psychotherapist with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. I have been working in mental health for over 20 years supporting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, family issues, grief, as well as those who feel stressed or “stuck.” We are all unique, so over the years, I have developed a background in different counselling approaches because there is no one-size-fits-all solution for everyone. I use new, cutting-edge treatments informed by neuroscience, like EMDR and Brainspotting. I also practice more traditional “talk” therapies, like CBT.
I am a registered psychotherapist with a Master’s degree in Clinical Psychology. I have been working in mental health for over 20 years supporting individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, family issues, grief, as well as those who feel stressed or “stuck.” We are all unique, so over the years, I have developed a background in different counselling approaches because there is no one-size-fits-all solution for everyone. I use new, cutting-edge treatments informed by neuroscience, like EMDR and Brainspotting. I also practice more traditional “talk” therapies, like CBT.
(289) 216-6686 View (289) 216-6686
Photo of Thought & Feeling: Shagun Sharma, Registered Psychotherapist in M8W, ON
Thought & Feeling: Shagun Sharma
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8W
Starting therapy can feel foreign. Providing a space to explore, challenge and sometimes sit with different emotions, memories, and feelings can help understand our connectivity to our internal and external world, and process difficult and challenging obstacles. I create a compassionate, open, and empowering space while you explore past, present and/or future obstacles and issues. I can help with: anxiety, depression, trauma/complex PTSD/PTSD, bereavement, self-esteem, depersonalization, communication, family conflict, and general life stressors. Ultimately, one of the key goals is to feel a stronger connection to yourself.
Starting therapy can feel foreign. Providing a space to explore, challenge and sometimes sit with different emotions, memories, and feelings can help understand our connectivity to our internal and external world, and process difficult and challenging obstacles. I create a compassionate, open, and empowering space while you explore past, present and/or future obstacles and issues. I can help with: anxiety, depression, trauma/complex PTSD/PTSD, bereavement, self-esteem, depersonalization, communication, family conflict, and general life stressors. Ultimately, one of the key goals is to feel a stronger connection to yourself.
(365) 536-0014 View (365) 536-0014
Photo of Sandra Gautreau, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M8W, ON
Sandra Gautreau
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W  (Online Only)
Are you confused about how you feel and struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, anger, or shame? Working together, we can explore and build up a tolerance to sit with uncomfortable sensations when you feel uncertain and talk about issues from childhood that hold you back from being assertive, confident, and authentic as an adult. Steady progress towards change creates a gradual shift to improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, low mood, and insecurity.
Are you confused about how you feel and struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, anger, or shame? Working together, we can explore and build up a tolerance to sit with uncomfortable sensations when you feel uncertain and talk about issues from childhood that hold you back from being assertive, confident, and authentic as an adult. Steady progress towards change creates a gradual shift to improve symptoms of depression, anxiety, low mood, and insecurity.
(365) 675-0968 View (365) 675-0968
Photo of Thought & Feeling: Rachael Fernandes, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M8W, ON
Thought & Feeling: Rachael Fernandes
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W
Offering In-Person, Virtual, & Evening Availability. I work with clients coping with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, vocational concerns, life transitions, perfectionism, people-pleasing, assertiveness, and emotional processing, trauma, identity, esteem, cultural concerns and intergenerational and relationship issues. I am also interested in continuing my work with young adults (including college and university students). I have deep appreciation for clients who are open and curious about the treatment process and their personal growth. It takes courage to challenge yourself, be vulnerable, and contemplate existential themes.
Offering In-Person, Virtual, & Evening Availability. I work with clients coping with anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, vocational concerns, life transitions, perfectionism, people-pleasing, assertiveness, and emotional processing, trauma, identity, esteem, cultural concerns and intergenerational and relationship issues. I am also interested in continuing my work with young adults (including college and university students). I have deep appreciation for clients who are open and curious about the treatment process and their personal growth. It takes courage to challenge yourself, be vulnerable, and contemplate existential themes.
(365) 654-2582 View (365) 654-2582
Photo of Thought & Feeling: Sydney Brooks, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M8W, ON
Thought & Feeling: Sydney Brooks
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPsy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W
Accepting New Clients; No Wait List! Often, we’re faced with obstacles in our life and were need additional tools and support to overcome those obstacles. I’m here to validate your human experience and provide you with the tools you need to cope with what ever obstacle you may be facing. My therapeutic method is to provide a safe and collaborative environment; working on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build meaningful social connections. I will assist you in addressing life obstacles in a manner that is tailored to you, your lifestyle, and your healing aims.
Accepting New Clients; No Wait List! Often, we’re faced with obstacles in our life and were need additional tools and support to overcome those obstacles. I’m here to validate your human experience and provide you with the tools you need to cope with what ever obstacle you may be facing. My therapeutic method is to provide a safe and collaborative environment; working on strategies that allow you to address the root causes of your difficulties and build meaningful social connections. I will assist you in addressing life obstacles in a manner that is tailored to you, your lifestyle, and your healing aims.
(365) 364-0744 View (365) 364-0744
Photo of Melody Phu, Registered Psychotherapist in M8W, ON
Melody Phu
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Hardship and struggle are part of the human experience and change is always on the horizon. I can't erase these things for you, however I can offer guidance and support. I create a space where you can be unfiltered, so we can uncover who you are, what matters, what you need, and decide how you want to move forward. I meet you with warmth, silliness, non-judgment, and a deep respect for cultural diversity as we address: Burn Out, Social Anxiety, Life Transitions, People Pleasing, Anxiety, Stress, Perfectionism, Setting Boundaries, Low Mood, Self-Esteem, and Relationships.
Hardship and struggle are part of the human experience and change is always on the horizon. I can't erase these things for you, however I can offer guidance and support. I create a space where you can be unfiltered, so we can uncover who you are, what matters, what you need, and decide how you want to move forward. I meet you with warmth, silliness, non-judgment, and a deep respect for cultural diversity as we address: Burn Out, Social Anxiety, Life Transitions, People Pleasing, Anxiety, Stress, Perfectionism, Setting Boundaries, Low Mood, Self-Esteem, and Relationships.
View
Photo of Thought & Feeling: Carrie Durlak, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M8W, ON
Thought & Feeling: Carrie Durlak
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W
Accepting New Clients - Evening Availability. Hi! My name is Carrie and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) providing In-Person & Virtual support. My main role in this position is to help you address whatever issues you bring to the table. No conversation is too big or too small and I will be here with you every step of the way. We are a team, working together to bring you to your goals within a judgment free, empowering environment. Addressing mental health concerns can be scary and overwhelming, but I am here to guide you through the process.
Accepting New Clients - Evening Availability. Hi! My name is Carrie and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) providing In-Person & Virtual support. My main role in this position is to help you address whatever issues you bring to the table. No conversation is too big or too small and I will be here with you every step of the way. We are a team, working together to bring you to your goals within a judgment free, empowering environment. Addressing mental health concerns can be scary and overwhelming, but I am here to guide you through the process.
(365) 297-2357 View (365) 297-2357
Photo of Charles C. Pitts M.a., Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M8W, ON
Charles C. Pitts M.a.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Qualifying
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8W  (Online Only)
I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying). I provide private counselling and work with Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in French and English to couple and individuals. My approach is eclectic. I offer the benefits of clinical hypnotherapy to reduce stress, manage chronic pain, relieve sleep disorders and modify undesired behaviours (smoking, phobia and compulsive eating and drinking, etc.). My work is highly influenced by humanist and behavioural psychology and by Transactional Analysis.
I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying). I provide private counselling and work with Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in French and English to couple and individuals. My approach is eclectic. I offer the benefits of clinical hypnotherapy to reduce stress, manage chronic pain, relieve sleep disorders and modify undesired behaviours (smoking, phobia and compulsive eating and drinking, etc.). My work is highly influenced by humanist and behavioural psychology and by Transactional Analysis.
(365) 364-1774 View (365) 364-1774
Thought & Feeling: Kim Dinh
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, NP-PHC, BSCN
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8W
I support clients to put themselves first. As a professional, you face multiple pressures, often at work and at home. At times, these stressors can be crippling. This can lead to physical and mental illness, affect personal relationships, stunt your career growth, and distract attention away from the things that truly matter to you. My job is to provide a calm space where you can be unfiltered and unjudged, as you tackle the chaos of your life.
I support clients to put themselves first. As a professional, you face multiple pressures, often at work and at home. At times, these stressors can be crippling. This can lead to physical and mental illness, affect personal relationships, stunt your career growth, and distract attention away from the things that truly matter to you. My job is to provide a calm space where you can be unfiltered and unjudged, as you tackle the chaos of your life.
View
Photo of Gregory Rokhlenko, Registered Psychotherapist in M8W, ON
Gregory Rokhlenko
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W  (Online Only)
If you are looking for a supportive environment in which to tackle your mental health concerns, I offer a non-judgmental space where you will be accepted unconditionally. Just as pain and suffering are an integral part of human life, so is our capacity for healing. The safety of the therapeutic relationship offers you an opportunity to face past hurts and present difficulties, let go of defenses that no longer serve you, and adopt new coping mechanisms. I use an integrative approach to help you process emotions, change unhelpful thinking patterns, develop a mental well-being toolbox, and live a life more in line with your values.
If you are looking for a supportive environment in which to tackle your mental health concerns, I offer a non-judgmental space where you will be accepted unconditionally. Just as pain and suffering are an integral part of human life, so is our capacity for healing. The safety of the therapeutic relationship offers you an opportunity to face past hurts and present difficulties, let go of defenses that no longer serve you, and adopt new coping mechanisms. I use an integrative approach to help you process emotions, change unhelpful thinking patterns, develop a mental well-being toolbox, and live a life more in line with your values.
View
Photo of Thought Feeling: Scarlett Jones, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M8W, ON
Thought Feeling: Scarlett Jones
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W
Life is full of surprises, some of which are pleasant, while others can be seen as obstacles, resulting in uncomfortable emotions, anxiety, depression, or even a sense of loss, to name a few. Whether you are feeling stuck, unfulfilled, lacking a sense of purpose, or are experiencing challenges in relationships, I am here to support you and help work with you through these discomforts. My aim is to help you work through difficult, vulnerable, and even painful thoughts, emotions, and habits, while fostering self-reflection and transformation in lasting ways to help you live life to its fullest.
Life is full of surprises, some of which are pleasant, while others can be seen as obstacles, resulting in uncomfortable emotions, anxiety, depression, or even a sense of loss, to name a few. Whether you are feeling stuck, unfulfilled, lacking a sense of purpose, or are experiencing challenges in relationships, I am here to support you and help work with you through these discomforts. My aim is to help you work through difficult, vulnerable, and even painful thoughts, emotions, and habits, while fostering self-reflection and transformation in lasting ways to help you live life to its fullest.
(437) 372-5410 View (437) 372-5410
Photo of Thought & Feeling: Brenda Tsang, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M8W, ON
Thought & Feeling: Brenda Tsang
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W
Proud to speak Chinese & Mandarin! No Wait List! If you need someone to talk to, it is my honour to be your companion! I have 10 years of experience working with a wide range of emotional, behavioural and relationship challenges. I help people establish their coping strategies, explore their strengths, and decide their own direction to get through life’s challenges. I will collaborate and accompany you to achieve optimal life successes at any age. Though my career, I've developed specialized skills in supporting children, adolescents, and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders: ASD, ADD/ADHD, learning & intellectual disabilities.
Proud to speak Chinese & Mandarin! No Wait List! If you need someone to talk to, it is my honour to be your companion! I have 10 years of experience working with a wide range of emotional, behavioural and relationship challenges. I help people establish their coping strategies, explore their strengths, and decide their own direction to get through life’s challenges. I will collaborate and accompany you to achieve optimal life successes at any age. Though my career, I've developed specialized skills in supporting children, adolescents, and adults with neurodevelopmental disorders: ASD, ADD/ADHD, learning & intellectual disabilities.
(365) 398-0678 View (365) 398-0678
Photo of Jabari Jordan, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in M8W, ON
Jabari Jordan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W
Jabari is a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CPRO). He has extensive experience in working with adults presenting a variety of mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues and life transitions. Jabari’s down-to-earth and culturally competent approach is informed by his 12 years of experience teaching overseas.
Jabari is a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CPRO). He has extensive experience in working with adults presenting a variety of mental health challenges such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues and life transitions. Jabari’s down-to-earth and culturally competent approach is informed by his 12 years of experience teaching overseas.
(365) 300-2361 View (365) 300-2361
Photo of Anna Toth & Associates, Registered Psychotherapist in M8W, ON
Anna Toth & Associates
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W
Specialized individual, couple and sex therapist with over 20 years experience. My style is calm, gentle and direct, focused on helping you make meaningful change quickly. Regardless of who I am working with, my aim is to strengthen you and your relationships, and to help you make important decisions thoughtfully and with care. My current areas of focus include relationship conflict, trauma, sexuality and infidelity.
Specialized individual, couple and sex therapist with over 20 years experience. My style is calm, gentle and direct, focused on helping you make meaningful change quickly. Regardless of who I am working with, my aim is to strengthen you and your relationships, and to help you make important decisions thoughtfully and with care. My current areas of focus include relationship conflict, trauma, sexuality and infidelity.
(647) 933-9728 View (647) 933-9728
Photo of Thought & Feeling: Kseniya Bulat, Registered Social Worker in M8W, ON
Thought & Feeling: Kseniya Bulat
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W
Whether you are battling anxiety, depression, personal relationships, or simply seeking an opportunity to process, remember, you never have to face life’s challenges alone. If you are a committed, open-minded individual who is willing to go through the process of challenging your thoughts and emotions to explore beneficial possibilities, let's work together to develop a greater confidence, a solidified purpose in life, and ultimately inner peace and fulfillment. We will gain a deeper understanding so we can work through past traumas, develop effective communication skills, coping, and cultivate a greater sense of well-being.
Whether you are battling anxiety, depression, personal relationships, or simply seeking an opportunity to process, remember, you never have to face life’s challenges alone. If you are a committed, open-minded individual who is willing to go through the process of challenging your thoughts and emotions to explore beneficial possibilities, let's work together to develop a greater confidence, a solidified purpose in life, and ultimately inner peace and fulfillment. We will gain a deeper understanding so we can work through past traumas, develop effective communication skills, coping, and cultivate a greater sense of well-being.
(365) 544-5446 View (365) 544-5446
Photo of Thought & Feeling: Dragana Djukic, Registered Social Worker in M8W, ON
Thought & Feeling: Dragana Djukic
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8W
Hello! I'm Dragana, an experienced psychotherapist who believes in creating a safe space for my clients to reflect on life's challenges, be honest about what they are going through, and slow down to connect with their innermost feelings and needs. I support individuals coping with trauma, grief, anxiety, low mood, relationship challenges, self-judgment and low self-esteem, and life transitions (job changes, moves, breakups, pregnancy, etc.). Whatever brings you here, we can work together to move you towards change, greater insight and healing. We will talk about different parts of your life to set focused goals and areas for growth.
Hello! I'm Dragana, an experienced psychotherapist who believes in creating a safe space for my clients to reflect on life's challenges, be honest about what they are going through, and slow down to connect with their innermost feelings and needs. I support individuals coping with trauma, grief, anxiety, low mood, relationship challenges, self-judgment and low self-esteem, and life transitions (job changes, moves, breakups, pregnancy, etc.). Whatever brings you here, we can work together to move you towards change, greater insight and healing. We will talk about different parts of your life to set focused goals and areas for growth.
View
Photo of Isheaga Counseling Services, Registered Psychotherapist in M8W, ON
Isheaga Counseling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA , BA, CYC P
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W
Are you feeling lost, disconnected, or stuck in life? Do you long for deeper self-acceptance and a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment? Are you seeking practical tools and strategies to cope with the uncertainty of life and are curious about what is possible in your personal and professional lives? Navigating through the challenges of relationships, career, or overall well-being with the familiar ways of responding can be daunting, well damn exhausting if I may say. Regardless of what you have tried before, your personal commitment to yourself is reflected in your willingness to explore new possibilities and try something new.
Are you feeling lost, disconnected, or stuck in life? Do you long for deeper self-acceptance and a greater sense of purpose and fulfillment? Are you seeking practical tools and strategies to cope with the uncertainty of life and are curious about what is possible in your personal and professional lives? Navigating through the challenges of relationships, career, or overall well-being with the familiar ways of responding can be daunting, well damn exhausting if I may say. Regardless of what you have tried before, your personal commitment to yourself is reflected in your willingness to explore new possibilities and try something new.
(647) 492-8210 View (647) 492-8210
Photo of Ashley Bernardi, Registered Social Worker in M8W, ON
Ashley Bernardi
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W  (Online Only)
Are you a teen struggling with anxiety, depression, complicated relationships with family or friends? Do you have difficulty feeling connected to the people around you, or difficulty feeling like you fit in or have your place in the world figured out? Is it difficult for you to feel like your life has meaning or purpose? Are you a parent struggling to connect with your adolescent children? Do you feel like your attempts to connect result in further conflict? I work with adolescents and young adults to support healthy coping and navigate life’s transitions related to independence, education, employment, and relationships.
Are you a teen struggling with anxiety, depression, complicated relationships with family or friends? Do you have difficulty feeling connected to the people around you, or difficulty feeling like you fit in or have your place in the world figured out? Is it difficult for you to feel like your life has meaning or purpose? Are you a parent struggling to connect with your adolescent children? Do you feel like your attempts to connect result in further conflict? I work with adolescents and young adults to support healthy coping and navigate life’s transitions related to independence, education, employment, and relationships.
(289) 203-1128 View (289) 203-1128
Photo of Laurie Sherwood, Registered Psychotherapist in M8W, ON
Laurie Sherwood
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8W
The thought of talking to stranger about deeply personal issues can feel daunting. Talking to a therapist who values your story and perspective can guide understanding, empowerment and healing. Whether you are beginning to notice a sense of dissatisfaction with life, difficulty with relationships or heightening anxiety therapy is a space to feel heard and validated . Pressure and expectations can leave us feeling alone and wondering how we ended up here. Sometimes things happen that are outside of our control, things that impact us in ways that we never could have imagined. You are important and understanding yourself matters.
The thought of talking to stranger about deeply personal issues can feel daunting. Talking to a therapist who values your story and perspective can guide understanding, empowerment and healing. Whether you are beginning to notice a sense of dissatisfaction with life, difficulty with relationships or heightening anxiety therapy is a space to feel heard and validated . Pressure and expectations can leave us feeling alone and wondering how we ended up here. Sometimes things happen that are outside of our control, things that impact us in ways that we never could have imagined. You are important and understanding yourself matters.
(226) 289-7484 View (226) 289-7484

See more therapy options for M8W

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in M8W

40+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in M8W who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
66% Grief
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Green Shield Canada
71% Great-West Life
71% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in M8W see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M8W?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.