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Photo of Safer Spaces Therapy: Individuals & Relationships, Registered Psychotherapist in M9C, ON
Safer Spaces Therapy: Individuals & Relationships
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
If you are looking for a safe space to process your experiences of trauma, discrimination, relationship challenges, anxiety, identity (& more), our therapists are here for you. We have an experienced and diverse team to support you in being your authentic self. Safer Spaces was created by a passion for anti-oppressive care, empowerment, and self-development. We dive deep into all of the systems at play in your life to enhance your understanding of the factors having impact. We believe in cultivating a strong inner compass in order to help you feel more confident and fulfilled in yourself but also in your relationships with others.
If you are looking for a safe space to process your experiences of trauma, discrimination, relationship challenges, anxiety, identity (& more), our therapists are here for you. We have an experienced and diverse team to support you in being your authentic self. Safer Spaces was created by a passion for anti-oppressive care, empowerment, and self-development. We dive deep into all of the systems at play in your life to enhance your understanding of the factors having impact. We believe in cultivating a strong inner compass in order to help you feel more confident and fulfilled in yourself but also in your relationships with others.
(365) 601-8410 View (365) 601-8410
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Ruth Smith
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C
Sometimes, unimaginably difficult circumstances can be overwhelming. Sometimes, daily life can be too. If you find yourself wondering how on earth you ended up where you are, and you don't know how (or even if) you can change things for the better, maybe the best place to start is exactly where you are. In those challenging times, it helps is to sit with a person who listens, and who holds your truth gently and carefully. By looking at your truth side by side with someone who sees it as you do, you may begin to understand it in a new way... and perhaps even see a way forward.
Sometimes, unimaginably difficult circumstances can be overwhelming. Sometimes, daily life can be too. If you find yourself wondering how on earth you ended up where you are, and you don't know how (or even if) you can change things for the better, maybe the best place to start is exactly where you are. In those challenging times, it helps is to sit with a person who listens, and who holds your truth gently and carefully. By looking at your truth side by side with someone who sees it as you do, you may begin to understand it in a new way... and perhaps even see a way forward.
(289) 278-6337 View (289) 278-6337
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Marina Riker-Kucic
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, HBSc, Psych
Verified
4 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C
If you are tired of suffering in silence and feel that you are not who you are meant to be, you may want a meaningful change in your life. What makes us, either well or not, often comes from our life circumstances. I have extensive experience supporting those who know life's adversities and traumas. We work together as a team, building a supportive relationship in a safe, open-minded atmosphere. We look at how to unblock issues stuck for years and increase your participation and satisfaction in life. You learn to dance with the challenge and transform a destructive path into a constructive one.
If you are tired of suffering in silence and feel that you are not who you are meant to be, you may want a meaningful change in your life. What makes us, either well or not, often comes from our life circumstances. I have extensive experience supporting those who know life's adversities and traumas. We work together as a team, building a supportive relationship in a safe, open-minded atmosphere. We look at how to unblock issues stuck for years and increase your participation and satisfaction in life. You learn to dance with the challenge and transform a destructive path into a constructive one.
(855) 504-3935 View (855) 504-3935
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Rosalia Toro
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BASc, MACP, RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I work from a base of empathy and compassion with the goal of helping people improve their own lives. I hope to help you realize your goals and build a plan to reach them. I offer individual therapy for a wide variety of concerns and challenges you may have. I hope to provide a safe space for you to explore your strengths and weaknesses and to learn skills to work towards self-betterment and happiness. I specialize in working with young adults as they navigate the challenges of what it means to understand their identity and how to fit into our ever-changing world, however, I am open to all clients!
Hello and welcome! I work from a base of empathy and compassion with the goal of helping people improve their own lives. I hope to help you realize your goals and build a plan to reach them. I offer individual therapy for a wide variety of concerns and challenges you may have. I hope to provide a safe space for you to explore your strengths and weaknesses and to learn skills to work towards self-betterment and happiness. I specialize in working with young adults as they navigate the challenges of what it means to understand their identity and how to fit into our ever-changing world, however, I am open to all clients!
(365) 800-0679 View (365) 800-0679
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J. Roberto Do Nascimento
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Etobicoke, ON M9C
My approach as therapist is to provide a supportive environment, serving as a container to explorer and access inner potential. Therapeutic sessions includes narrative psychotherapies, expressive arts therapy, client centred to name some. I believe when we provide the right conditions for ourselves, we open doors to growth rediscovering our own potentials within. I facilitate sessions tailored to serve clients on their individualized needs, on a mutual, trusting, collaborative connection. Exploring tools within and finding meaningful life. In private practice since 2007, I am a Registered Psychotherapist. On Palliative Care sector.
My approach as therapist is to provide a supportive environment, serving as a container to explorer and access inner potential. Therapeutic sessions includes narrative psychotherapies, expressive arts therapy, client centred to name some. I believe when we provide the right conditions for ourselves, we open doors to growth rediscovering our own potentials within. I facilitate sessions tailored to serve clients on their individualized needs, on a mutual, trusting, collaborative connection. Exploring tools within and finding meaningful life. In private practice since 2007, I am a Registered Psychotherapist. On Palliative Care sector.
(289) 272-7594 View (289) 272-7594
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Radiant Mind Recovery
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
Radiant Mind Recovery specializes in helping individuals and professionals who are navigating their substance use. Our clients often have professional backgrounds and seek a more integrated approach to recovery. They are looking for a blend of evidence-based and holistic therapeutic methods, desiring tools for sustainable recovery and support. Our online program provides a flexible and non-judgmental space, addressing both symptoms and root causes of addiction. We offer a mind-body-soul approach that nurtures insightful and sustainable personal growth.
Radiant Mind Recovery specializes in helping individuals and professionals who are navigating their substance use. Our clients often have professional backgrounds and seek a more integrated approach to recovery. They are looking for a blend of evidence-based and holistic therapeutic methods, desiring tools for sustainable recovery and support. Our online program provides a flexible and non-judgmental space, addressing both symptoms and root causes of addiction. We offer a mind-body-soul approach that nurtures insightful and sustainable personal growth.
(289) 210-5878 View (289) 210-5878
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Kennedy McLean Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients-Virtual Only—You feel stressed, anxious, and depressed. Maybe you have lost your sense of joy and hope. Past events or traumas have kept you feeling stuck and frustrated, unable to move forward. Things feel out of control and you aren't even sure how you ended up in this place. Life is filled with challenges and it can feel lonely. Maybe you have been too afraid to try therapy before, or you have tried and it didn't seem like a good fit. That's okay, you are here now.
Accepting New Clients-Virtual Only—You feel stressed, anxious, and depressed. Maybe you have lost your sense of joy and hope. Past events or traumas have kept you feeling stuck and frustrated, unable to move forward. Things feel out of control and you aren't even sure how you ended up in this place. Life is filled with challenges and it can feel lonely. Maybe you have been too afraid to try therapy before, or you have tried and it didn't seem like a good fit. That's okay, you are here now.
(289) 210-7135 View (289) 210-7135
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Alix Nenniger
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
I'll work with you to help increase your awareness of the automatic thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that keep you feeling stuck. This is the first step towards changing unhelpful patterns in your life. I’m here to listen and help you learn to become curious about all parts of yourself; examine them with curiosity and self-compassion; begin to understand how your parts and patterns developed; and finally, to work towards getting unstuck. This creates greater flexibility and conscious choice over how you respond to external events in your life.
I'll work with you to help increase your awareness of the automatic thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that keep you feeling stuck. This is the first step towards changing unhelpful patterns in your life. I’m here to listen and help you learn to become curious about all parts of yourself; examine them with curiosity and self-compassion; begin to understand how your parts and patterns developed; and finally, to work towards getting unstuck. This creates greater flexibility and conscious choice over how you respond to external events in your life.
(289) 277-3516 View (289) 277-3516
Photo of Niyati Gandhi, Psychologist in M9C, ON
Niyati Gandhi
Psychologist, MA, CPsych
Verified
Etobicoke, ON M9C
Do you feel overwhelmed and can't see a way forward? Are you experiencing emotional pain or struggling in your relationship? In therapy, you will get support and build coping skills for managing anxiety and depression, recovering from traumatic experiences including PTSD, and healing your marriage and interpersonal relationships. Together on your therapeutic journey we will clarify your questions and concerns related to identity, meaning and purpose, sexuality, substance dependence and addiction, anger and impulse control, and overcoming abuse. Difficult experiences in your past don't have to determine your future.
Do you feel overwhelmed and can't see a way forward? Are you experiencing emotional pain or struggling in your relationship? In therapy, you will get support and build coping skills for managing anxiety and depression, recovering from traumatic experiences including PTSD, and healing your marriage and interpersonal relationships. Together on your therapeutic journey we will clarify your questions and concerns related to identity, meaning and purpose, sexuality, substance dependence and addiction, anger and impulse control, and overcoming abuse. Difficult experiences in your past don't have to determine your future.
(416) 883-3001 View (416) 883-3001
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Yasamin Zia Saidi
Pre-Licensed Professional, MSW, BSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C
The Tessellate Child and Family Therapy team and I are here to support all children ages 3 to 18 years old, their caregivers, and their families. I am committed to creating a comfortable, understanding, and non-judgmental space for my clients to truly feel empowered. I strongly recognizes the importance of the client/therapist relationship and focus on building rapport and incorporating creativity and fun into my sessions with children and their families, allowing all clients to openly and comfortably navigate and explore their unique experiences and circumstances.
The Tessellate Child and Family Therapy team and I are here to support all children ages 3 to 18 years old, their caregivers, and their families. I am committed to creating a comfortable, understanding, and non-judgmental space for my clients to truly feel empowered. I strongly recognizes the importance of the client/therapist relationship and focus on building rapport and incorporating creativity and fun into my sessions with children and their families, allowing all clients to openly and comfortably navigate and explore their unique experiences and circumstances.
(365) 607-0723 View (365) 607-0723
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Heddy Swigger
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW, CPT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C
The team at Tessellate Child and Family Therapy and I are here to support all children ages 3 to 18 years old, their caregivers, and their families. I pride myself on developing playful, creative, and engaging strategies that are designed with each specific child in mind. All of my work with children and families starts from a trauma-informed lens to ensure I am creating a safe space for all who visit. I support children and families in learning new ways to understand and cope with a number of mental health and behavioural challenges in a holistic way.
The team at Tessellate Child and Family Therapy and I are here to support all children ages 3 to 18 years old, their caregivers, and their families. I pride myself on developing playful, creative, and engaging strategies that are designed with each specific child in mind. All of my work with children and families starts from a trauma-informed lens to ensure I am creating a safe space for all who visit. I support children and families in learning new ways to understand and cope with a number of mental health and behavioural challenges in a holistic way.
(365) 305-0092 View (365) 305-0092
Photo of Krystal Meek, Registered Psychotherapist in M9C, ON
Krystal Meek
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, BA, SSW, EMDR
Verified
4 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C
I am here to help when you find yourself in a ‘place’ where emotions, stress, and pressures seem unbearable and overwhelming. Or if you have found yourself in a place of transition or simply want to improve your personal wellbeing and mental health, I am here to help. Life can be hard, it can be trying and at times it can feel empty. As your therapist I will help you develop and grow effective coping strategies. As a keen listener and thoughtful psychotherapist, I develop a genuine connection with my clients and work together with them to get results. ***Please visit my website to book a consultation***
I am here to help when you find yourself in a ‘place’ where emotions, stress, and pressures seem unbearable and overwhelming. Or if you have found yourself in a place of transition or simply want to improve your personal wellbeing and mental health, I am here to help. Life can be hard, it can be trying and at times it can feel empty. As your therapist I will help you develop and grow effective coping strategies. As a keen listener and thoughtful psychotherapist, I develop a genuine connection with my clients and work together with them to get results. ***Please visit my website to book a consultation***
(647) 699-0341 View (647) 699-0341
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James Barber
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, RMFT, CCFT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
Warm, authentic, effective counselling services for Couples and Individuals. Are you looking to go deeper or re-connect with your intimate partner? Want to enhance the quality of your other relationships; your personal wellness; or your place in the larger world around you (at work, at school, etc.)? Maybe you're facing a conflict with someone that means a lot to you, or you want to explore a major life transition or decision, but it's not easy. Now more than ever, people just like you are discovering the huge benefits of online therapy conducted in a safe, trustworthy manner. I can help you find the solutions you're looking for.
Warm, authentic, effective counselling services for Couples and Individuals. Are you looking to go deeper or re-connect with your intimate partner? Want to enhance the quality of your other relationships; your personal wellness; or your place in the larger world around you (at work, at school, etc.)? Maybe you're facing a conflict with someone that means a lot to you, or you want to explore a major life transition or decision, but it's not easy. Now more than ever, people just like you are discovering the huge benefits of online therapy conducted in a safe, trustworthy manner. I can help you find the solutions you're looking for.
(289) 806-2168 View (289) 806-2168
Photo of Michael Appiah, Registered Social Worker in M9C, ON
Michael Appiah
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
Truth is, many of us are either trying to remove ourselves further away from pain or to get ourselves closer to pleasure. I will help you get to the root of the issue(s) you are facing and help to change your relationship with the issue(s) that are holding you back.
Truth is, many of us are either trying to remove ourselves further away from pain or to get ourselves closer to pleasure. I will help you get to the root of the issue(s) you are facing and help to change your relationship with the issue(s) that are holding you back.
(289) 277-6897 View (289) 277-6897
Photo of Andrea Rawson, Registered Social Worker in M9C, ON
Andrea Rawson
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MDiv
Verified
3 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C
I work with people as they courageously process what life has dealt them. Together we will find strategies to build your resilience and gain confidence back. Couples who are disengaged, feel like roommates, and are stuck in arguments that resolve nothing learn to stop problematic patterns, communicate in ways that bring connection and intimacy and start feeling like they are back on the same team again.
I work with people as they courageously process what life has dealt them. Together we will find strategies to build your resilience and gain confidence back. Couples who are disengaged, feel like roommates, and are stuck in arguments that resolve nothing learn to stop problematic patterns, communicate in ways that bring connection and intimacy and start feeling like they are back on the same team again.
(289) 276-1204 View (289) 276-1204
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Victoria Muñoz
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, BA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist can feel like a daunting task. Not only are you looking for a professional you can deeply trust, but also one you feel safe with, seen, heard, and validated by. My services are built on developing a strong therapeutic relationship within which the growth and relief you deserve can occur. Together, in a non-judgemental space, we can address topics & concerns ranging from emotional regulation, trauma & survivorship, infidelity, polyamory, attachment, ruptures of trust, grief, conflict & communication, sex & intimacy, sexuality & gender identity, racial & cultural identity, and self-criticism & blame.
Finding the right therapist can feel like a daunting task. Not only are you looking for a professional you can deeply trust, but also one you feel safe with, seen, heard, and validated by. My services are built on developing a strong therapeutic relationship within which the growth and relief you deserve can occur. Together, in a non-judgemental space, we can address topics & concerns ranging from emotional regulation, trauma & survivorship, infidelity, polyamory, attachment, ruptures of trust, grief, conflict & communication, sex & intimacy, sexuality & gender identity, racial & cultural identity, and self-criticism & blame.
(647) 424-4438 View (647) 424-4438
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Erika Abele
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MDiv
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a Registered Social Worker with over 16 years of experience. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, grief, postpartum depression and trauma. Life can be challenging, perhaps you have noticed you are experiencing lower moods, or find yourself worrying too much. You may have faced a transition in life that has been hard on you. I believe our well being is related to having the ability to face whatever situations we may be up against. However, sometimes we need support to make this happen in our lives.
Welcome! I am a Registered Social Worker with over 16 years of experience. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, grief, postpartum depression and trauma. Life can be challenging, perhaps you have noticed you are experiencing lower moods, or find yourself worrying too much. You may have faced a transition in life that has been hard on you. I believe our well being is related to having the ability to face whatever situations we may be up against. However, sometimes we need support to make this happen in our lives.
(289) 805-7279 View (289) 805-7279
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Increments Psychotherapy - ADHD Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C
Are you ready to make change to your life? Ready to feel different, think different, and act different? Sometimes it may feel like the old way of doing things isn't working and you find yourself feeling stuck. You may ask yourself a million question, but the only answer that you hear is “something needs to change”. Whether find yourself lost with your education/career, how to manage ADHD, how to create boundaries, or how to bring balance into your life - I can support you to be that best version of you.
Are you ready to make change to your life? Ready to feel different, think different, and act different? Sometimes it may feel like the old way of doing things isn't working and you find yourself feeling stuck. You may ask yourself a million question, but the only answer that you hear is “something needs to change”. Whether find yourself lost with your education/career, how to manage ADHD, how to create boundaries, or how to bring balance into your life - I can support you to be that best version of you.
(365) 658-1913 View (365) 658-1913
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Sally Chung
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RCAT, DTATI
Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As people of colour, we might find ourselves feeling stuck, overwhelmed by emotions such as anxiety, sadness or anger and not knowing why we feel the way we do. Maybe our past experiences are showing up, evoking feelings of helplessness or thoughts that you are alone. Life can be complex, full of cultural dissonance, relationships and feelings that are difficult to navigate. I want to share that it does not have to remain this way. I can't guarantee that hard feelings or problems will go away (I wish I could!), but you can still learn ways to better understand your emotions, try new ways to cope and experience hope & healing.
As people of colour, we might find ourselves feeling stuck, overwhelmed by emotions such as anxiety, sadness or anger and not knowing why we feel the way we do. Maybe our past experiences are showing up, evoking feelings of helplessness or thoughts that you are alone. Life can be complex, full of cultural dissonance, relationships and feelings that are difficult to navigate. I want to share that it does not have to remain this way. I can't guarantee that hard feelings or problems will go away (I wish I could!), but you can still learn ways to better understand your emotions, try new ways to cope and experience hope & healing.
(289) 312-3963 View (289) 312-3963
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Maria Esposito
Occupational Therapist, BScOT, OT Reg, (Ont)
Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
If you are someone who is struggling with life's challenges, there are ways to help you cope and manage, and make life rewarding, and worth living. Sometimes it may feel easier to turn to unhealthy or even harmful ways of coping, but there are other options. "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." - Jon Kabat-Zinn
If you are someone who is struggling with life's challenges, there are ways to help you cope and manage, and make life rewarding, and worth living. Sometimes it may feel easier to turn to unhealthy or even harmful ways of coping, but there are other options. "You can't stop the waves, but you can learn to surf." - Jon Kabat-Zinn
(289) 210-6989 View (289) 210-6989

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Number of Counsellors in M9C

50+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in M9C who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
87% Relationship Issues
85% Coping Skills
81% Life Transitions
80% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% SunLife
70% Green Shield Canada
65% Manulife

How Counsellors in M9C see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in M9C?

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.