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Cassandra Rodgers
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1G  (Online Only)
Reaching out to a complete stranger to share your deepest fears and issues can be overwhelming, and I want to start off by congratulating you on taking that first step towards positive change and healing. Whether you want to improve your relationships, manage your thoughts, mood and stress, set and meet new goals, gain clarity and insight, or move through a life transition, engaging in therapy can be helpful. I am known for having a kind, non-judgmental and compassionate approach, while providing you with the necessary resources and life-long skills for you to apply on your own long after therapy has ended.
Reaching out to a complete stranger to share your deepest fears and issues can be overwhelming, and I want to start off by congratulating you on taking that first step towards positive change and healing. Whether you want to improve your relationships, manage your thoughts, mood and stress, set and meet new goals, gain clarity and insight, or move through a life transition, engaging in therapy can be helpful. I am known for having a kind, non-judgmental and compassionate approach, while providing you with the necessary resources and life-long skills for you to apply on your own long after therapy has ended.
(289) 206-9135 View (289) 206-9135
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Alex Daechsel
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling stuck in familiar patterns, disconnected from yourself and others? I am passionate about helping you gain insight into your past experiences and how they impact you in your day-to-day, and will work with you to help you achieve a greater sense of balance and well-being. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to those who are wanting to work through life’s challenges and barriers, and will collaborate with you on your treatment goals. I am trained in working with anxiety in its many forms, and will work with you to minimize heightened anxiety so you can feel more grounded and in control.
Accepting new clients! Are you feeling stuck in familiar patterns, disconnected from yourself and others? I am passionate about helping you gain insight into your past experiences and how they impact you in your day-to-day, and will work with you to help you achieve a greater sense of balance and well-being. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to those who are wanting to work through life’s challenges and barriers, and will collaborate with you on your treatment goals. I am trained in working with anxiety in its many forms, and will work with you to minimize heightened anxiety so you can feel more grounded and in control.
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Guelph Psychology Centre
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1G
We are a group of highly skilled and understanding psychologists offering a breadth of psychological and related services to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families in the Guelph and surrounding areas. We are committed to providing the finest, broad range of psychological services to assist you in your emotional growth, physical health, and overall well-being. The psychologists at Guelph Psychology Centre are dedicated to providing quality psychological services to help you achieve your goals.
We are a group of highly skilled and understanding psychologists offering a breadth of psychological and related services to adults, adolescents, children, couples and families in the Guelph and surrounding areas. We are committed to providing the finest, broad range of psychological services to assist you in your emotional growth, physical health, and overall well-being. The psychologists at Guelph Psychology Centre are dedicated to providing quality psychological services to help you achieve your goals.
(226) 408-4838 View (226) 408-4838
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Chung-Ying Chou
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1G  (Online Only)
I offer a collaborative approach to counselling that helps you strengthen insights, develop skills, and build on your innate ability to heal. We explore new possibilities that align with your vision and goals. In our sessions, you are always heard, respected, and understood.
I offer a collaborative approach to counselling that helps you strengthen insights, develop skills, and build on your innate ability to heal. We explore new possibilities that align with your vision and goals. In our sessions, you are always heard, respected, and understood.
(226) 639-8010 View (226) 639-8010
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David Renaud
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with people experiencing difficult problems. Such problems go by many names, and may be new or old, but all share the common trait of stubbornly obstructing our happiness. You might feel depressed, anxious, stuck or directionless, unable to steer toward a more hopeful future. You might struggle with the overwhelming complexity of your life, or feel paralyzed by the choices it presents. You might lament the harshness with which you treat yourself or those you love. Whatever they do, however they operate, these problems make life needlessly hard.
I work with people experiencing difficult problems. Such problems go by many names, and may be new or old, but all share the common trait of stubbornly obstructing our happiness. You might feel depressed, anxious, stuck or directionless, unable to steer toward a more hopeful future. You might struggle with the overwhelming complexity of your life, or feel paralyzed by the choices it presents. You might lament the harshness with which you treat yourself or those you love. Whatever they do, however they operate, these problems make life needlessly hard.
(437) 747-8565 View (437) 747-8565
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Jennifer Faragitakis
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Jen! Do you struggle with low self-esteem, a lack of self-confidence, anxiety, self-criticism, or imposter syndrome? Would you like to enhance your meditation practice or heal from trauma? Or are you a therapist feeling overwhelmed, wanting support, or feeling the need to process present or past issues. If any of these statements resonate with you, I’m here to listen and help. I'm passionate about assisting women on their wellness journeys.
Hi, I’m Jen! Do you struggle with low self-esteem, a lack of self-confidence, anxiety, self-criticism, or imposter syndrome? Would you like to enhance your meditation practice or heal from trauma? Or are you a therapist feeling overwhelmed, wanting support, or feeling the need to process present or past issues. If any of these statements resonate with you, I’m here to listen and help. I'm passionate about assisting women on their wellness journeys.
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Ruth Kerr ~ Gestalt Therapy + Life Coaching
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BSc, GIT Dip
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G
Waitlist for new clients
Angry much? Are you and your partner arguing more than ever? Is someone threatening to leave if you don’t change your angry ways? Perhaps your anger even surprises YOU at times. If any of this sounds familiar, let’s talk! Whether you feel alone in your anger - or worry you’ll end-up alone if you don’t ‘do something’ about it - this can be a pretty painful place to be. If you’ve got the energy and desire to get to know yourself a little better, and have the interest to explore your inner 'landscape' more thoroughly, then I encourage you to book a free consult so we can chat more about what’s happening and what may be possible!
Angry much? Are you and your partner arguing more than ever? Is someone threatening to leave if you don’t change your angry ways? Perhaps your anger even surprises YOU at times. If any of this sounds familiar, let’s talk! Whether you feel alone in your anger - or worry you’ll end-up alone if you don’t ‘do something’ about it - this can be a pretty painful place to be. If you’ve got the energy and desire to get to know yourself a little better, and have the interest to explore your inner 'landscape' more thoroughly, then I encourage you to book a free consult so we can chat more about what’s happening and what may be possible!
(647) 492-5922 View (647) 492-5922
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Priya Prince ( Beyond Horizons)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! A culturally sensitive and competent trauma informed Psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, relational trauma, acculturation challenges and parenting. We all have a unique and powerful life story that deserves to be heard, seeking help is a virtue of bravery and taking control of your healing journey. You are the expert of you, and I assure you that I will walk alongside you and support you in your journey of restoration, healing and growth. I believe in working collaboratively with you on your strengths and resilience to achieve your goals and live your life to the fullest.
Accepting New Clients! A culturally sensitive and competent trauma informed Psychotherapist specializing in anxiety, relational trauma, acculturation challenges and parenting. We all have a unique and powerful life story that deserves to be heard, seeking help is a virtue of bravery and taking control of your healing journey. You are the expert of you, and I assure you that I will walk alongside you and support you in your journey of restoration, healing and growth. I believe in working collaboratively with you on your strengths and resilience to achieve your goals and live your life to the fullest.
(249) 496-2326 View (249) 496-2326
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Brian Ajamhassani @ Psychotherapy For You
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G  (Online Only)
When life gets hard to deal with, it is good to have someone to talk to; Someone with the expertise, professionalism, and compassion to listen, ask the right questions to create clarity and help us find the solution or at least see the light at the end of the tunnel. When dealing with mental and emotional pain, someone with the proper training and experience could be the right person to turn to. I utilize over 10 years of experience in therapy practice to the full benefit of my clients dealing with grief, depression, and anxiety, including those dealing with chronic illnesses such as cancer, as well as youth and parents'
When life gets hard to deal with, it is good to have someone to talk to; Someone with the expertise, professionalism, and compassion to listen, ask the right questions to create clarity and help us find the solution or at least see the light at the end of the tunnel. When dealing with mental and emotional pain, someone with the proper training and experience could be the right person to turn to. I utilize over 10 years of experience in therapy practice to the full benefit of my clients dealing with grief, depression, and anxiety, including those dealing with chronic illnesses such as cancer, as well as youth and parents'
(867) 731-0384 View (867) 731-0384
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Ck Keyes
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP-Q
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G  (Online Only)
Life can be a struggle and we all need help to find our way, no one should have to go it alone. Personal struggles come in many different forms and everyone’s journey to wellbeing looks different, therapy is an excellent place to begin journey. I create an accepting, non-judgemental, safe space for individuals of all walks of life to begin their journey. As an individual, you are the expert of yourself and your story and I believe it is a privilege to be able to walk along side you and work collaboratively to support you as you grow and learn to understand yourself and what you want your journey to look like.
Life can be a struggle and we all need help to find our way, no one should have to go it alone. Personal struggles come in many different forms and everyone’s journey to wellbeing looks different, therapy is an excellent place to begin journey. I create an accepting, non-judgemental, safe space for individuals of all walks of life to begin their journey. As an individual, you are the expert of yourself and your story and I believe it is a privilege to be able to walk along side you and work collaboratively to support you as you grow and learn to understand yourself and what you want your journey to look like.
(548) 490-7380 View (548) 490-7380
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Chaos to Connection
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G  (Online Only)
Vulnerability is the first step to healing. When we are able to be vulnerable with ourselves, we are able to open up,. I want your messy self to show up and feel safe in your own space alongside me. I am a student of the Satir Family System's model and help the whole family grow alongside one another. I love the challenge of helping the client heal and being part of the process. My goal is to help clients associate self-responsibility with success. The Satir approach can help clients work through trauma and develop a greater sense of harmony and inner peace. I am a firm believer in therapy being client-driven and action orientated.
Vulnerability is the first step to healing. When we are able to be vulnerable with ourselves, we are able to open up,. I want your messy self to show up and feel safe in your own space alongside me. I am a student of the Satir Family System's model and help the whole family grow alongside one another. I love the challenge of helping the client heal and being part of the process. My goal is to help clients associate self-responsibility with success. The Satir approach can help clients work through trauma and develop a greater sense of harmony and inner peace. I am a firm believer in therapy being client-driven and action orientated.
(705) 999-8332 View (705) 999-8332
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Sue Charette
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), OT Reg, (Ont)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G
I believe that life’s challenges can be an opportunity to discover our inherent strengths and achieve personal growth. Having said that, facing obstacles alone can be overwhelming and reaching out for help takes courage. I consistently strive to provide a non-judgmental therapeutic space where you can feel safe and accepted while pursuing goals that matter to you.
I believe that life’s challenges can be an opportunity to discover our inherent strengths and achieve personal growth. Having said that, facing obstacles alone can be overwhelming and reaching out for help takes courage. I consistently strive to provide a non-judgmental therapeutic space where you can feel safe and accepted while pursuing goals that matter to you.
(226) 400-9193 View (226) 400-9193
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Jenna McGonegal
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and burnt out? Do you find yourself so caught up in the ‘what ifs’ that you struggle to enjoy what is? Perhaps you put on a carefree mask for the outside world, but inside you’re quietly suffering from racing thoughts, feelings of dread, and chronic self-doubt. Anxiety and unhealed wounds can drive a wedge in your relationships, and the pressure to figure it all out on your own can leave you stuck in a cycle of disappointment, self-criticism, and unfulfillment. But you don’t have to do it alone anymore.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and burnt out? Do you find yourself so caught up in the ‘what ifs’ that you struggle to enjoy what is? Perhaps you put on a carefree mask for the outside world, but inside you’re quietly suffering from racing thoughts, feelings of dread, and chronic self-doubt. Anxiety and unhealed wounds can drive a wedge in your relationships, and the pressure to figure it all out on your own can leave you stuck in a cycle of disappointment, self-criticism, and unfulfillment. But you don’t have to do it alone anymore.
(519) 340-0358 View (519) 340-0358
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Kim Cooke
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MMT, MTA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G
“I can’t keep living this way, but I don’t know how to change.” Does this statement sound familiar to you? Once upon a time, I felt this way too. Therapy was my safe space to land, and now I hope to offer a safe space in return for the teens and adults I work with. Perhaps you are experiencing a particularly difficult season of change in your life, or maybe you are hoping to better understand yourself and work towards a wellness goal. Together, we can work to discover your strengths, unpack your past experiences and, as a team, make a plan for the life you hope to build.
“I can’t keep living this way, but I don’t know how to change.” Does this statement sound familiar to you? Once upon a time, I felt this way too. Therapy was my safe space to land, and now I hope to offer a safe space in return for the teens and adults I work with. Perhaps you are experiencing a particularly difficult season of change in your life, or maybe you are hoping to better understand yourself and work towards a wellness goal. Together, we can work to discover your strengths, unpack your past experiences and, as a team, make a plan for the life you hope to build.
(226) 286-0346 View (226) 286-0346
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Kaitlyn Tersigni
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BASC, RT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. My name is Kate, and I am a Therapist that supports clients of all ages across the life span. Here are some of the populations I have served to give you an idea of clientele I support: children ages 5+, teens going through transitions, women and men with past trauma, men with schizophrenia and past addictions, perinatal support and parent coaching, and caregivers of loved ones with complex health issues. My overarching goal when working with clients is frequently to reduce the overwhelm they experience in their lives and promote feelings of calm and control.
Hello! Thank you for taking the time to review my profile. My name is Kate, and I am a Therapist that supports clients of all ages across the life span. Here are some of the populations I have served to give you an idea of clientele I support: children ages 5+, teens going through transitions, women and men with past trauma, men with schizophrenia and past addictions, perinatal support and parent coaching, and caregivers of loved ones with complex health issues. My overarching goal when working with clients is frequently to reduce the overwhelm they experience in their lives and promote feelings of calm and control.
(226) 408-4562 View (226) 408-4562
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Tanya Rae
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G  (Online Only)
Has trauma left you feeling lost, on edge, generally scared, or disconnected from others? Are there childhood experiences you'd like to resolve? Do you struggle in relationships and often feel alone, misunderstood and somehow different? Has your experience with a religious group left you feeling bad about who you are and with more fears than answers? Are you struggling with the question, "Who am I"? Does depression or anxiety leave you spinning or struggling to enjoy life? I have experience working in these areas with clients, and it would be my privilege to join you as you work your way through to the other side.
Has trauma left you feeling lost, on edge, generally scared, or disconnected from others? Are there childhood experiences you'd like to resolve? Do you struggle in relationships and often feel alone, misunderstood and somehow different? Has your experience with a religious group left you feeling bad about who you are and with more fears than answers? Are you struggling with the question, "Who am I"? Does depression or anxiety leave you spinning or struggling to enjoy life? I have experience working in these areas with clients, and it would be my privilege to join you as you work your way through to the other side.
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Muhammad Baig
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G
Life these days can be overwhelming. It's okay to ask for help. We do it all the time don't we? When moving a heavy table or starting a new project, we ask those around us to lend a hand. Life can be heavy sometimes and everyone deserves help. Whether you'd like to explore relationships, school, work, or want to process a traumatic event, I'm here to listen. If there's something you've been navigating throughout your life that you've never been able to weather, we can assemble a cradle full of tools that are individually tailored to your needs. I believe everyone has strengths, and we will pull from yours during therapy.
Life these days can be overwhelming. It's okay to ask for help. We do it all the time don't we? When moving a heavy table or starting a new project, we ask those around us to lend a hand. Life can be heavy sometimes and everyone deserves help. Whether you'd like to explore relationships, school, work, or want to process a traumatic event, I'm here to listen. If there's something you've been navigating throughout your life that you've never been able to weather, we can assemble a cradle full of tools that are individually tailored to your needs. I believe everyone has strengths, and we will pull from yours during therapy.
(226) 401-9493 View (226) 401-9493
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Katherine Lennox
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1G  (Online Only)
Feeling you are having difficulty identifying, dealing, or resolving issues of today. These issues can plague and disable our emotions and set us on a path full of fear, uncertainty, and a negative outcome. I am offering my services providing individual therapy and couples therapy. To make my services accessible to you both virtual and outdoor sessions are available. To answer any questions or concerns please contact me to arrange a free 15 minute telephone consultation. We will discuss the best approach to support you on a path towards meeting your needs and achieving your goals. I am a CRPO approved clinical supervisor.
Feeling you are having difficulty identifying, dealing, or resolving issues of today. These issues can plague and disable our emotions and set us on a path full of fear, uncertainty, and a negative outcome. I am offering my services providing individual therapy and couples therapy. To make my services accessible to you both virtual and outdoor sessions are available. To answer any questions or concerns please contact me to arrange a free 15 minute telephone consultation. We will discuss the best approach to support you on a path towards meeting your needs and achieving your goals. I am a CRPO approved clinical supervisor.
(226) 212-7720 View (226) 212-7720
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Natalie McMullen | Anxiety | Trauma | Relationship Issues
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! Are you a Gen Z or Millenial who suffers from anxiety? If you find your mind racing with critical thoughts about yourself, social events, work or school, I'm here to help. Maybe for you, you're at a crossroads: an ending of a relationship, loss of a job, graduating from university, and you're finding yourself searching for meaning. You did all the things you were "supposed" to do - shouldn't you be happy? Despite your hard work and best intentions, when your head hits the pillow at night, the thoughts and anxieties just won't stop.
Accepting New Clients! Are you a Gen Z or Millenial who suffers from anxiety? If you find your mind racing with critical thoughts about yourself, social events, work or school, I'm here to help. Maybe for you, you're at a crossroads: an ending of a relationship, loss of a job, graduating from university, and you're finding yourself searching for meaning. You did all the things you were "supposed" to do - shouldn't you be happy? Despite your hard work and best intentions, when your head hits the pillow at night, the thoughts and anxieties just won't stop.
(289) 204-6112 View (289) 204-6112
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Nicole Stocco
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1G  (Online Only)
Relationships often attract us with their promise of heaven, but can quickly end up feeling like hell. Emotional distance, loneliness, escalating fights, affairs, and addictions may leave you wondering what happened to the bright future you once envisioned with your partner. If this sounds like your marriage or relationship, know that you can come back from the brink. Relationship troubles can be confusing and stressful, but couples counselling can help you and your partner heal from past emotional injuries, rebuild a sense of closeness, and kick start communication on gridlocked issues.
Relationships often attract us with their promise of heaven, but can quickly end up feeling like hell. Emotional distance, loneliness, escalating fights, affairs, and addictions may leave you wondering what happened to the bright future you once envisioned with your partner. If this sounds like your marriage or relationship, know that you can come back from the brink. Relationship troubles can be confusing and stressful, but couples counselling can help you and your partner heal from past emotional injuries, rebuild a sense of closeness, and kick start communication on gridlocked issues.
(548) 800-0519 View (548) 800-0519

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Number of Counsellors in N1G

80+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in N1G who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
82% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
77% Depression
74% Coping Skills
72% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% SunLife
69% Manulife
69% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in N1G see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
16% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N1G?

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.