Photo of Lisa Van Huyse, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in N1H, ON
Lisa Van Huyse
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, (Cand), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
Accepting New Clients - Sometimes the weight we carry in life can all become too much and maybe we shut down or have an outburst. In whatever way it comes out, I know that this is all part of being human. My goal is to compassionately support you in understanding the patterns that have you feeling stuck and navigate your inner world. I will walk alongside you in your search for meaningful change. If you would like to start this healing work together, then the easiest way is to book an appointment through our website (chettiarcounselling.ca)
Accepting New Clients - Sometimes the weight we carry in life can all become too much and maybe we shut down or have an outburst. In whatever way it comes out, I know that this is all part of being human. My goal is to compassionately support you in understanding the patterns that have you feeling stuck and navigate your inner world. I will walk alongside you in your search for meaningful change. If you would like to start this healing work together, then the easiest way is to book an appointment through our website (chettiarcounselling.ca)
(226) 240-8136 x121 View (226) 240-8136 x121
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Stevie Forbes-Roberts
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1H
Life is messy and hard and beautiful. We all need support to reach our goals and live a life of meaning. I provide free half hour consultations to discuss how I can be helpful. It's important to find the right therapist for you. My work with you will be strength-based, person-centred and collaborative. Specialties: mental health recovery, 2SLGBTQ+ adults, children, youth and families, trauma informed care, youth and adults struggling with chronic suicidality and self-harm behaviours, and support for parents with a 2SLGBTQ2S+ family member. I also have lived experience with depression, anxiety, intergenerational trauma and ADHD.
Life is messy and hard and beautiful. We all need support to reach our goals and live a life of meaning. I provide free half hour consultations to discuss how I can be helpful. It's important to find the right therapist for you. My work with you will be strength-based, person-centred and collaborative. Specialties: mental health recovery, 2SLGBTQ+ adults, children, youth and families, trauma informed care, youth and adults struggling with chronic suicidality and self-harm behaviours, and support for parents with a 2SLGBTQ2S+ family member. I also have lived experience with depression, anxiety, intergenerational trauma and ADHD.
(226) 786-0436 View (226) 786-0436
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Emma Harrison
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
Are you struggling to calm your mind? Do you have overwhelming feelings of sadness or hopelessness? Perhaps you are looking to understand how to navigate a mood disorder. Do you want more contentment in your life and relationships? These experiences are common for many of us, and an indicator that we need a safe and supportive space to navigate life and address our concerns. I strive to create a space that honours your inherent wisdom, skills and creativity as we explore your experience and hopes. My approach is relationally focused, strengths-based and rooted in anti-oppressive and trauma-informed frameworks.
Are you struggling to calm your mind? Do you have overwhelming feelings of sadness or hopelessness? Perhaps you are looking to understand how to navigate a mood disorder. Do you want more contentment in your life and relationships? These experiences are common for many of us, and an indicator that we need a safe and supportive space to navigate life and address our concerns. I strive to create a space that honours your inherent wisdom, skills and creativity as we explore your experience and hopes. My approach is relationally focused, strengths-based and rooted in anti-oppressive and trauma-informed frameworks.
(226) 756-1583 View (226) 756-1583
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Alexandra Gousse
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1H
Waitlist for new clients
Children, teens, and young adults are in constant life transition. Their transformations lead them to new discoveries and to forging their own path in life. In those formative years. young people also encounter big challenges. As their parent, you are often their strongest ally in facing these obstacles. Whether your child is struggling with their mental health or a difficult phase of life, you may be looking at all possible resources to help. As a Clinical Psychologist, I can help them and help you through those difficult or uncertain times.
Children, teens, and young adults are in constant life transition. Their transformations lead them to new discoveries and to forging their own path in life. In those formative years. young people also encounter big challenges. As their parent, you are often their strongest ally in facing these obstacles. Whether your child is struggling with their mental health or a difficult phase of life, you may be looking at all possible resources to help. As a Clinical Psychologist, I can help them and help you through those difficult or uncertain times.
(226) 840-3219 View (226) 840-3219
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Tammy Drain
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
I am a clinical psychologist working primarily with children, adolescents, and their families. I have provided a range of psychological services to children/youth with complex mental health and/or developmental challenges in schools, community mental health agencies, and hospitals. I strive to build trusting relationships with those whom I support and understand the complexities associated with acknowledging difficulties and seeking assistance. I work with individuals on developing their skills to better achieve their goals, and work collaboratively with others (i.e., professionals/schools) to ensure meaningful change.
I am a clinical psychologist working primarily with children, adolescents, and their families. I have provided a range of psychological services to children/youth with complex mental health and/or developmental challenges in schools, community mental health agencies, and hospitals. I strive to build trusting relationships with those whom I support and understand the complexities associated with acknowledging difficulties and seeking assistance. I work with individuals on developing their skills to better achieve their goals, and work collaboratively with others (i.e., professionals/schools) to ensure meaningful change.
(226) 799-2152 View (226) 799-2152
Photo of Alexander (Sandy) Maclean, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in N1H, ON
Alexander (Sandy) Maclean
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1H
Life can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to find meaning in who we are over who we are told we should be. No matter the issue, be it addressing major life changes, grief, sexuality, gender, building meaningful relationships and setting boundaries, or the stress of day-to-day living, having someone to help guide you on that journey can be helpful. There are societal benchmarks we are made to believe we must conform to and anyone who falls outside of that structure can be othered or alienated simply for being themselves, I am here to help you and/your partner(s) makes sense of that journey in whatever way is best for you.
Life can be overwhelming and it can be difficult to find meaning in who we are over who we are told we should be. No matter the issue, be it addressing major life changes, grief, sexuality, gender, building meaningful relationships and setting boundaries, or the stress of day-to-day living, having someone to help guide you on that journey can be helpful. There are societal benchmarks we are made to believe we must conform to and anyone who falls outside of that structure can be othered or alienated simply for being themselves, I am here to help you and/your partner(s) makes sense of that journey in whatever way is best for you.
(548) 490-1219 x123 View (548) 490-1219 x123
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Counselling Guelph
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1H  (Online Only)
I'm a Guelph Therapist now working Online in Guelph and anywhere in Ontario. I provide caring & supportive therapy for Teens, Students & Adults. I use my training, education, wisdom, kindness & concern to offer you new insights, coping techniques, & new ways to look at yourself & your relationships. I want to help you resolve your concerns, feel more at ease & meet your goals. Easy Online Counselling from your home, office or even your car. Counselling & Therapy online near you - anywhere in Guelph or Ontario. Book a FREE 30 minute Consult. Let's work on it together! www.counsellingguelph.com
I'm a Guelph Therapist now working Online in Guelph and anywhere in Ontario. I provide caring & supportive therapy for Teens, Students & Adults. I use my training, education, wisdom, kindness & concern to offer you new insights, coping techniques, & new ways to look at yourself & your relationships. I want to help you resolve your concerns, feel more at ease & meet your goals. Easy Online Counselling from your home, office or even your car. Counselling & Therapy online near you - anywhere in Guelph or Ontario. Book a FREE 30 minute Consult. Let's work on it together! www.counsellingguelph.com
(226) 408-4963 View (226) 408-4963
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Ben King
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
I approach therapy as a collaborative process and aim to help you achieve your goals. I am available to provide both virtual and in person therapy. I work with client's through WSIB, Veteran's Affairs Canada, Canadian Armed Forces, the Ontario Medical Association and private insurance or self-pay. I work with many first responders, active and inactive members of the military, healthcare professionals as well as the general public.
I approach therapy as a collaborative process and aim to help you achieve your goals. I am available to provide both virtual and in person therapy. I work with client's through WSIB, Veteran's Affairs Canada, Canadian Armed Forces, the Ontario Medical Association and private insurance or self-pay. I work with many first responders, active and inactive members of the military, healthcare professionals as well as the general public.
(226) 894-4229 View (226) 894-4229
Photo of Bianca Uguccioni | Holistic Therapy, Registered Psychotherapist in N1H, ON
Bianca Uguccioni | Holistic Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
Note: In-person services coming in May - I see therapy as a safe space to explore our inner worlds while developing an awareness of how the external world impacts us. I seek to support clients in accessing their internal wisdom and sense of self to become more attuned to their needs and live a life more aligned with their hopes and dreams. As a holistic therapist, I recognize the interconnected nature of the mind, body, and soul. My approach to holistic healing and transformation draws inspiration from conventional psychotherapy methods while integrating diverse holistic practices that foster well-being for the mind, body, and soul.
Note: In-person services coming in May - I see therapy as a safe space to explore our inner worlds while developing an awareness of how the external world impacts us. I seek to support clients in accessing their internal wisdom and sense of self to become more attuned to their needs and live a life more aligned with their hopes and dreams. As a holistic therapist, I recognize the interconnected nature of the mind, body, and soul. My approach to holistic healing and transformation draws inspiration from conventional psychotherapy methods while integrating diverse holistic practices that foster well-being for the mind, body, and soul.
(226) 784-5409 View (226) 784-5409
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Stephanie Koutsoulianos
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MCP
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1H
Not accepting new clients
I strive to create a non-judgmental space for clients to feel safe and share their stories. In my work, I consider how physical and mental health are related to clients’ histories, relationships, and cultures. Having lived experience as a multicultural individual and understanding the nuances of holding varying identities, I incorporate trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and multicultural perspectives with clients. These perspectives allow me to create a sensitive and affirming environment that helps clients feel heard, understood, accepted and empowered to make the changes they want to see. I work with individual adults (17+).
I strive to create a non-judgmental space for clients to feel safe and share their stories. In my work, I consider how physical and mental health are related to clients’ histories, relationships, and cultures. Having lived experience as a multicultural individual and understanding the nuances of holding varying identities, I incorporate trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and multicultural perspectives with clients. These perspectives allow me to create a sensitive and affirming environment that helps clients feel heard, understood, accepted and empowered to make the changes they want to see. I work with individual adults (17+).
(548) 489-2310 x131 View (548) 489-2310 x131
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Delaney Hughes
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, stress, relationship issues or other concerns then finding the right therapist is a step towards finding solutions and increased skills to dealing with these problems. My approach to therapy focuses on helping you become comfortable and confident in your own abilities, while introducing new strategies from evidence-based approaches to help you create a healthier and happier life. Being able to understand your own story and explore the background of your struggles often gives new meaning and an ability to see new solutions to difficult problems. This is what I work towards.
If you are struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, stress, relationship issues or other concerns then finding the right therapist is a step towards finding solutions and increased skills to dealing with these problems. My approach to therapy focuses on helping you become comfortable and confident in your own abilities, while introducing new strategies from evidence-based approaches to help you create a healthier and happier life. Being able to understand your own story and explore the background of your struggles often gives new meaning and an ability to see new solutions to difficult problems. This is what I work towards.
(548) 483-6754 View (548) 483-6754
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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H  (Online Only)
Many men reach moments in life when they feel stuck; when previous ways of coping are no longer working, especially in relationships; when they feel there is no one they can turn to for help. You may be feeling stuck, lost, disconnected, isolated, broken - to name a few. Many men wait too long for help. The good news is that with the willingness and courage to take the first step, change is possible. It doesn't have to be this way! Many men share that through the course of our work together they feel more empowered, present, hopeful, confident, and in alignment with who they are. Book a free 20 minute consultation with us today!
Many men reach moments in life when they feel stuck; when previous ways of coping are no longer working, especially in relationships; when they feel there is no one they can turn to for help. You may be feeling stuck, lost, disconnected, isolated, broken - to name a few. Many men wait too long for help. The good news is that with the willingness and courage to take the first step, change is possible. It doesn't have to be this way! Many men share that through the course of our work together they feel more empowered, present, hopeful, confident, and in alignment with who they are. Book a free 20 minute consultation with us today!
(548) 490-6899 View (548) 490-6899
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Pauline Peters
Registered Psychotherapist, BA , MA, RP
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1H
Life can often throw some unexpected curve balls our way. When upsets happen, it can be hard to cope. It can be challenging to find purpose and meaning in the midst of pain and disapppointment. We often end up feeling sad, angry, resentful, anxious and undone. We can often feel like there is no hope or that no one cares and, as a result, engage in negative thinking and harmful behaviours. You have strengths and values within you that we can explore to help you be the best you. I use a collaborative, client-centered and non-judgemental approach to help navigate through the issues that are of concern to you.
Life can often throw some unexpected curve balls our way. When upsets happen, it can be hard to cope. It can be challenging to find purpose and meaning in the midst of pain and disapppointment. We often end up feeling sad, angry, resentful, anxious and undone. We can often feel like there is no hope or that no one cares and, as a result, engage in negative thinking and harmful behaviours. You have strengths and values within you that we can explore to help you be the best you. I use a collaborative, client-centered and non-judgemental approach to help navigate through the issues that are of concern to you.
(226) 790-4117 x107 View (226) 790-4117 x107
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MyLife Counselling Guelph
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
MyLife Counselling is Guelph's largest private counselling centre with over 35 regulated therapists to choose from. We offer personalized and inclusive counselling services for adults, youth, couples, and families in-person and online. Our goal is to help you find a therapist that's the right fit for you so that you can get the help you need sooner than later.
MyLife Counselling is Guelph's largest private counselling centre with over 35 regulated therapists to choose from. We offer personalized and inclusive counselling services for adults, youth, couples, and families in-person and online. Our goal is to help you find a therapist that's the right fit for you so that you can get the help you need sooner than later.
(226) 400-6051 View (226) 400-6051
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True North Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
At True North Psychotherapy, we bring over 15 years of clinical experience and training supporting trauma survivors and individuals facing mental health difficulties. Our expertise lies in the assessment and treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and anxiety related disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), emotion dysregulation, impulsivity, and trauma. At True North Psychotherapy, we provide gold-standard psychotherapy that is balanced between acceptance and change. Our team of Registered Social Workers and Psychotherapists specialize in evidenced-based clinical care for children, adolescents and adults.
At True North Psychotherapy, we bring over 15 years of clinical experience and training supporting trauma survivors and individuals facing mental health difficulties. Our expertise lies in the assessment and treatment of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and anxiety related disorders, Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), emotion dysregulation, impulsivity, and trauma. At True North Psychotherapy, we provide gold-standard psychotherapy that is balanced between acceptance and change. Our team of Registered Social Workers and Psychotherapists specialize in evidenced-based clinical care for children, adolescents and adults.
(226) 457-6629 View (226) 457-6629
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Barbara Collins
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RCAT
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1H
If working through life's challenges feels more overwhelming than staying stuck in your current situation, I would like to have the opportunity to help you navigate your way to a life worth living. Often negative thinking patterns and behaviours can influence our sense of self and impact on our family, work and school life. My goal in art psychotherapy is to assist you in discovering your potential while finding your internal voice. A client centered, anti-oppressive approach provides a safe and confidential environment to explore what matters most to you.
If working through life's challenges feels more overwhelming than staying stuck in your current situation, I would like to have the opportunity to help you navigate your way to a life worth living. Often negative thinking patterns and behaviours can influence our sense of self and impact on our family, work and school life. My goal in art psychotherapy is to assist you in discovering your potential while finding your internal voice. A client centered, anti-oppressive approach provides a safe and confidential environment to explore what matters most to you.
(289) 212-6688 View (289) 212-6688
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Lydia Forge
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1H
There comes a point in someone’s life where they decide, “enough is enough. Something has to change, and this change starts with me.” My ideal client is someone who is tired of old unhelpful repeated life patterns and who is determined to grow and become a better version of themselves. They are individuals who are ready to put in the work to see the results that will lead them to the life outcomes they long for. The issues I have worked for are addictions, men’s mental health, experiences from a multicultural lens, relational issues, and anxiety & coping skills.
There comes a point in someone’s life where they decide, “enough is enough. Something has to change, and this change starts with me.” My ideal client is someone who is tired of old unhelpful repeated life patterns and who is determined to grow and become a better version of themselves. They are individuals who are ready to put in the work to see the results that will lead them to the life outcomes they long for. The issues I have worked for are addictions, men’s mental health, experiences from a multicultural lens, relational issues, and anxiety & coping skills.
(548) 488-3106 x127 View (548) 488-3106 x127
Photo of Ilana Goldsmith, Registered Social Worker in N1H, ON
Ilana Goldsmith
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1H  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression and low mood as well as perfectionism & negative self-talk. I have significant experience in as well as a particular passion for working with post-secondary students. From my experience working at various Colleges and Universities, I have a deep understanding of the unique challenges, stressors, and unseen mental toll being a student can take. I particularly enjoy working with clients who are curious about the impact of their childhood on their current-day suffering & are motivated to not only make changes to ease suffering, but to also find more joy in their life.
I work with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression and low mood as well as perfectionism & negative self-talk. I have significant experience in as well as a particular passion for working with post-secondary students. From my experience working at various Colleges and Universities, I have a deep understanding of the unique challenges, stressors, and unseen mental toll being a student can take. I particularly enjoy working with clients who are curious about the impact of their childhood on their current-day suffering & are motivated to not only make changes to ease suffering, but to also find more joy in their life.
(548) 708-5076 x132 View (548) 708-5076 x132
Photo of Nadine Hill-Carey, Registered Psychotherapist in N1H, ON
Nadine Hill-Carey
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
If overwhelmed, stressed out, and anxious seem to be your common state of being, or if you are struggling with feelings of guilt, shame, and hopelessness, or if despite all your best efforts you can't seem to get from where you are to where you want to be, leaving you feeling stuck; then therapy can provide you with a safe space to be seen, heard, and understood. We can uncover the root of why you are stuck and struggling, and discover the innate wellness and wisdom that resides within you, which can help create a new way of being in the present, so that your future can look like what you desire.
If overwhelmed, stressed out, and anxious seem to be your common state of being, or if you are struggling with feelings of guilt, shame, and hopelessness, or if despite all your best efforts you can't seem to get from where you are to where you want to be, leaving you feeling stuck; then therapy can provide you with a safe space to be seen, heard, and understood. We can uncover the root of why you are stuck and struggling, and discover the innate wellness and wisdom that resides within you, which can help create a new way of being in the present, so that your future can look like what you desire.
(226) 407-8003 View (226) 407-8003
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Stephanie Cordes
ND
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N1H
I support people to find peace and stability in their lives by looking at factors that may be contributing to anxiety, depression, and mood dysregulation. Digestive issues, stress, hormonal imbalances, sleep difficulties, neurotransmitter imbalances, lifestyle, genetics, and environment all have profound effects on mood and psychological health.
I support people to find peace and stability in their lives by looking at factors that may be contributing to anxiety, depression, and mood dysregulation. Digestive issues, stress, hormonal imbalances, sleep difficulties, neurotransmitter imbalances, lifestyle, genetics, and environment all have profound effects on mood and psychological health.
(548) 900-9464 View (548) 900-9464

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in N1H

200+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in N1H who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
75% Coping Skills
72% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% SunLife
71% Manulife
65% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in N1H see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N1H?

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.