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Adriana Santos Mcculloch
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP, MA
Verified Verified
Cambridge, ON N1R
As a passionate and dedicated psychotherapist specialized in children and teen, my journey in the field of mental health has been driven by the commitment to nurturing young minds and supporting them through their unique developmental challenges. My fascination with child psychology began during my own adolescence when I faced personal challenges that really impacted my well-being. Through my struggles, I recognized the importance of having a supportive and understanding environment during this crucial stage of life.
As a passionate and dedicated psychotherapist specialized in children and teen, my journey in the field of mental health has been driven by the commitment to nurturing young minds and supporting them through their unique developmental challenges. My fascination with child psychology began during my own adolescence when I faced personal challenges that really impacted my well-being. Through my struggles, I recognized the importance of having a supportive and understanding environment during this crucial stage of life.
(226) 257-9968 View (226) 257-9968
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Jo-Ann L. Babb
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
It can be difficult to live in the world with a sense of peace in yourself. Many have suffered adverse life experiences that get in the way of connecting to the world and the full life we are seeking. We all feel stuck sometimes, doubt ourselves, and worry things will never get better. I have 18 years experience working with clients struggling with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, childhood neglect and abandonment, addictions, ADHD and people in recovery from psychosis. I also have experience working with the Indigenous population, youth and seniors. I offer a strength and evidence-based approach.
It can be difficult to live in the world with a sense of peace in yourself. Many have suffered adverse life experiences that get in the way of connecting to the world and the full life we are seeking. We all feel stuck sometimes, doubt ourselves, and worry things will never get better. I have 18 years experience working with clients struggling with a variety of issues, including anxiety, depression, sexual abuse, childhood neglect and abandonment, addictions, ADHD and people in recovery from psychosis. I also have experience working with the Indigenous population, youth and seniors. I offer a strength and evidence-based approach.
(548) 490-1856 View (548) 490-1856
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Luke Bonneville
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
Are you or your child having a difficult time managing overwhelming feelings? Are there parts of yourself that prevent you from feeling open and safe with others? Imagine if you didn’t have to grapple with these challenges alone. In my practice, I help clients work towards becoming their authentic selves, and provide skill-based support to get the most out of life. Holding a Bachelors and Masters degree in social work, I use a combination of play-based therapy, CBT, and DBT to support clients. I’ve been working with children, youth, and families for the past 10 years, in English and French.
Are you or your child having a difficult time managing overwhelming feelings? Are there parts of yourself that prevent you from feeling open and safe with others? Imagine if you didn’t have to grapple with these challenges alone. In my practice, I help clients work towards becoming their authentic selves, and provide skill-based support to get the most out of life. Holding a Bachelors and Masters degree in social work, I use a combination of play-based therapy, CBT, and DBT to support clients. I’ve been working with children, youth, and families for the past 10 years, in English and French.
(226) 458-5375 View (226) 458-5375
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Mind and Wellness Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
I am a registered psychotherapist with an integrative approach. My counseling considers all aspects of health: mind, body, and spirit. I believe in the inherent dignity and strength of the human person. I draw on these to help you manage your challenges and transitions, and to find new balance and purpose in life. I worked at CMHAWW, where I specialized in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I have also worked in the addictions programs at St. Michael's Hospital and Humber River Hospital, where I specialized in concurrent disorders.
I am a registered psychotherapist with an integrative approach. My counseling considers all aspects of health: mind, body, and spirit. I believe in the inherent dignity and strength of the human person. I draw on these to help you manage your challenges and transitions, and to find new balance and purpose in life. I worked at CMHAWW, where I specialized in Dialectical Behaviour Therapy. I have also worked in the addictions programs at St. Michael's Hospital and Humber River Hospital, where I specialized in concurrent disorders.
(226) 894-3995 View (226) 894-3995
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Amy Di Nino
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, ARCT, MTA, NMT
Verified Verified
Cambridge, ON N1R
Thinking outside the box approach to traditional therapy, because no one individual fits neatly inside a box. Working together, using CBT and neurologic techniques to support you in your area or areas of need, music psychotherapy draws from traditional talk therapy while offering ways to move forward in who you are, both verbally and non-verbally. Using music offers a non-evasive and trusting medium within a clinical session and translates into a coping skill within everyday life. Please contact me for either Telehealth or in-person sessions.
Thinking outside the box approach to traditional therapy, because no one individual fits neatly inside a box. Working together, using CBT and neurologic techniques to support you in your area or areas of need, music psychotherapy draws from traditional talk therapy while offering ways to move forward in who you are, both verbally and non-verbally. Using music offers a non-evasive and trusting medium within a clinical session and translates into a coping skill within everyday life. Please contact me for either Telehealth or in-person sessions.
(289) 301-2449 View (289) 301-2449
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Alyssa Jodoin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
Whether you're new to therapy or have experience under your belt, finding the right fit can be challenging. It is scary to open yourself up to someone you just met and share your story, and I get that. I aim to provide a welcoming and inclusive space that is free from judgment so that you can explore your experiences and concerns at your own pace. I hope that by working collaboratively together, we can find the best approach to meet your goals.
Whether you're new to therapy or have experience under your belt, finding the right fit can be challenging. It is scary to open yourself up to someone you just met and share your story, and I get that. I aim to provide a welcoming and inclusive space that is free from judgment so that you can explore your experiences and concerns at your own pace. I hope that by working collaboratively together, we can find the best approach to meet your goals.
(548) 489-0007 View (548) 489-0007
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Timothy McCurdy-Myers
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R  (Online Only)
I would like to help you. You may be struggling and stuck. You may have lost connection to a loved one. You may be grappling with who you are and who you want to be. As a child of two psychotherapists, I was introduced to mental health and relationship cultivation at a young age. In my educational, personal, and professional history I have obtained significant experience in using evidence-based therapy techniques with individuals and couples. When things are hard, staying steady takes a tremendous amount of energy and finding a way out may feel impossible. My goal is to assist you in finding your path to change.
I would like to help you. You may be struggling and stuck. You may have lost connection to a loved one. You may be grappling with who you are and who you want to be. As a child of two psychotherapists, I was introduced to mental health and relationship cultivation at a young age. In my educational, personal, and professional history I have obtained significant experience in using evidence-based therapy techniques with individuals and couples. When things are hard, staying steady takes a tremendous amount of energy and finding a way out may feel impossible. My goal is to assist you in finding your path to change.
(226) 457-2335 View (226) 457-2335
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Cortney Van Allen
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
Hi there, I'm Cortney, a licensed psychotherapist with experience helping individuals ages 13+ overcome mental health challenges. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which has been shown to be effective for a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also use mindfulness-based techniques to help clients cultivate greater self-awareness and self-compassion.
Hi there, I'm Cortney, a licensed psychotherapist with experience helping individuals ages 13+ overcome mental health challenges. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which has been shown to be effective for a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also use mindfulness-based techniques to help clients cultivate greater self-awareness and self-compassion.
(226) 640-3706 View (226) 640-3706
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Kaylie Booth
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
I am a Social Worker with 20 years of experience, registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I am covered under many extended benefit plans, and works with several Employee Assistance Programs. Navigating relationships, stressful work situations, and sometimes just day to day life can be challenging, and helping people get back to being "themselves", or in some cases, aspects of themselves that they have aspired to be, is what I enjoy doing most. If you are struggling with something, and can't quite get back on your feet, I would be privileged to work with you to meet your goals.
I am a Social Worker with 20 years of experience, registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I am covered under many extended benefit plans, and works with several Employee Assistance Programs. Navigating relationships, stressful work situations, and sometimes just day to day life can be challenging, and helping people get back to being "themselves", or in some cases, aspects of themselves that they have aspired to be, is what I enjoy doing most. If you are struggling with something, and can't quite get back on your feet, I would be privileged to work with you to meet your goals.
(226) 407-5094 View (226) 407-5094
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New Mind Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
If you are looking for accessible, affordable care that is evidence based and person centered, reach out to New Mind Therapy. At New Mind Therapy, we offer a space place where you explore your deepest concerns and aspirations, believing that a compassionate listener can be the catalyst to change. We believe in evidence based therapies such as CBT, teaching coping skills and focus on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and actions as well as drawing from therapy traditions in integrative and holistic manner. We take a person-centered approach, allowing you to take the lead.
If you are looking for accessible, affordable care that is evidence based and person centered, reach out to New Mind Therapy. At New Mind Therapy, we offer a space place where you explore your deepest concerns and aspirations, believing that a compassionate listener can be the catalyst to change. We believe in evidence based therapies such as CBT, teaching coping skills and focus on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and actions as well as drawing from therapy traditions in integrative and holistic manner. We take a person-centered approach, allowing you to take the lead.
(365) 800-4914 View (365) 800-4914
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Nicole Schiener
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, CCFP, CGE
Verified Verified
Cambridge, ON N1R
Imagine more peace and joy in your life; returning to the you before everything felt so hard. My clients are brave, brilliant women with beautiful hearts. Many are sensitive mothers or helpers or both. Our sessions are a time for you to feel seen, validated and give yourself the kindness you give to others. Tears and laughter are welcome. Whether it's help for anxiety, boundary setting, grieving a loss, dealing with parenting challenges, relationship difficulties or workplace stress and burnout I'm here for you. I offer virtual 1:1 and in person therapy sessions in Kitchener (on Mondays) and walking therapy along the Grand River.
Imagine more peace and joy in your life; returning to the you before everything felt so hard. My clients are brave, brilliant women with beautiful hearts. Many are sensitive mothers or helpers or both. Our sessions are a time for you to feel seen, validated and give yourself the kindness you give to others. Tears and laughter are welcome. Whether it's help for anxiety, boundary setting, grieving a loss, dealing with parenting challenges, relationship difficulties or workplace stress and burnout I'm here for you. I offer virtual 1:1 and in person therapy sessions in Kitchener (on Mondays) and walking therapy along the Grand River.
(226) 408-4721 View (226) 408-4721
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The Optimizing Optimist
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, OASW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
I have worked with a variety of clients over the years. I have had much success in treating anxiety, depression, stress, school performance, life satisfaction, stress related to gender and sexuality, and parenting. While it is always ideal for a client to walk in the door ready to make changes I also enjoy supporting individuals in getting to that point. Someone who is willing to collaborate and create a space, therapeutic relationship and set of goals together with me will usually see success on some level. I practice from a strength based model.
I have worked with a variety of clients over the years. I have had much success in treating anxiety, depression, stress, school performance, life satisfaction, stress related to gender and sexuality, and parenting. While it is always ideal for a client to walk in the door ready to make changes I also enjoy supporting individuals in getting to that point. Someone who is willing to collaborate and create a space, therapeutic relationship and set of goals together with me will usually see success on some level. I practice from a strength based model.
(226) 605-6631 View (226) 605-6631
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Maris Stella Jacob
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
Does your alcohol or drug use feel like it's gotten out of control? Are you feeling hopeless and overwhelmed? Are you looking for a compassionate, caring, and safe therapist with a “no bs” approach to help you get the life that seems just out of reach? I will help build a life where you are able to show up authentically, and feel connected to those who are important to you. My name is Maris Stella Jacob, and I have years of experience providing counselling and support to adults who are looking to make changes to their behaviour: to reduce or stop using, and to make amends for difficulties in relationships.
Does your alcohol or drug use feel like it's gotten out of control? Are you feeling hopeless and overwhelmed? Are you looking for a compassionate, caring, and safe therapist with a “no bs” approach to help you get the life that seems just out of reach? I will help build a life where you are able to show up authentically, and feel connected to those who are important to you. My name is Maris Stella Jacob, and I have years of experience providing counselling and support to adults who are looking to make changes to their behaviour: to reduce or stop using, and to make amends for difficulties in relationships.
(226) 702-2339 View (226) 702-2339
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Katarina Guillen
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA Hons
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
Life can be tough, especially if you are feeling stuck, alone, stressed, disconnected, burned out, or like something is missing. It takes a great deal of strength and commitment to work on the difficulties you are facing, you have taken an important step in making a change by looking for support. I offer couples, family, and individual adult and youth psychotherapy. I am here to provide support and guidance if you are experiencing relational strain, anxiety, self-criticism, lack of intimacy and connection, difficulties related to parenting or family dynamics, or if you would like to develop emotional insight and regulation skills.
Life can be tough, especially if you are feeling stuck, alone, stressed, disconnected, burned out, or like something is missing. It takes a great deal of strength and commitment to work on the difficulties you are facing, you have taken an important step in making a change by looking for support. I offer couples, family, and individual adult and youth psychotherapy. I am here to provide support and guidance if you are experiencing relational strain, anxiety, self-criticism, lack of intimacy and connection, difficulties related to parenting or family dynamics, or if you would like to develop emotional insight and regulation skills.
(548) 906-5124 View (548) 906-5124
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Jessica Collins
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, ON N1R  (Online Only)
As you journey through life it is common to at times feel stressed or overwhelmed. Feeling this way can lead to changes in our mental health, ability to function, relationships, and overall peace of mind. As a therapist I walk alongside and support you, holding empathy and understanding as we work together to lighten the load, develop skills, and enhance personal understanding.
As you journey through life it is common to at times feel stressed or overwhelmed. Feeling this way can lead to changes in our mental health, ability to function, relationships, and overall peace of mind. As a therapist I walk alongside and support you, holding empathy and understanding as we work together to lighten the load, develop skills, and enhance personal understanding.
(226) 781-4133 View (226) 781-4133
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Alexia Wensing - Hygge Co. Psychotherapy Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist, HBA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing anxiety, hopelessness, stress, low self-esteem? Are you feeling less like you, indecisive, confused? Are you struggling with people-pleasing, relationships, low mood, or depression? Together, we can address your stuck points using evidence-based methods. I embody Hygge & Co. by supporting you in embracing your vulnerabilities and appreciating your willingness to grow. Healing trauma, self-esteem, and tackling stress, and holding space for you to process. I am also trained in treating trauma and in the Gottman method. I am committed to focus on skill-building and actionable change with you.
Are you experiencing anxiety, hopelessness, stress, low self-esteem? Are you feeling less like you, indecisive, confused? Are you struggling with people-pleasing, relationships, low mood, or depression? Together, we can address your stuck points using evidence-based methods. I embody Hygge & Co. by supporting you in embracing your vulnerabilities and appreciating your willingness to grow. Healing trauma, self-esteem, and tackling stress, and holding space for you to process. I am also trained in treating trauma and in the Gottman method. I am committed to focus on skill-building and actionable change with you.
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Mahnaz Aminzadeh
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
Life being like a roller coaster, we all get to experience going up and down in this journey of life. Often our adopted behviours, learned values and practices, difficult life and childhood experiences, unpleasant and violent environments, judgments, deficiencies, and… contribute to hurtful rides, and leave us feel discouraged, judged, sad, anxious, traumatized, angry, depressed, unable to focus, and ... If you are tired of suffering and experiencing pain, let me help you. with many challenges to face and many borders to cover to achieve something, count on me and together we will tackle the issues one by one.
Life being like a roller coaster, we all get to experience going up and down in this journey of life. Often our adopted behviours, learned values and practices, difficult life and childhood experiences, unpleasant and violent environments, judgments, deficiencies, and… contribute to hurtful rides, and leave us feel discouraged, judged, sad, anxious, traumatized, angry, depressed, unable to focus, and ... If you are tired of suffering and experiencing pain, let me help you. with many challenges to face and many borders to cover to achieve something, count on me and together we will tackle the issues one by one.
(548) 490-7080 View (548) 490-7080
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John Arthur
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
Cambridge, ON N1R
Are you looking for a different counselling experience? Some forms of therapy are highly structured and while this can be necessary and helpful it may not be the best approach for you. I utilize a holistic, integrative and relational counselling style that is free flowing and personalized to you, not a program! As we talk, I help you share your life issues and struggles, as well as your strengths and unique sense of self. In every session we'll explore your life experiences, work towards co-created goals, clarify your meaning-making, uncover your patterns of behavior and create space for authentic living and healing.
Are you looking for a different counselling experience? Some forms of therapy are highly structured and while this can be necessary and helpful it may not be the best approach for you. I utilize a holistic, integrative and relational counselling style that is free flowing and personalized to you, not a program! As we talk, I help you share your life issues and struggles, as well as your strengths and unique sense of self. In every session we'll explore your life experiences, work towards co-created goals, clarify your meaning-making, uncover your patterns of behavior and create space for authentic living and healing.
(548) 484-5613 View (548) 484-5613
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Becoming Therapy / Devenir Thérapie
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
Do you have a hard time managing overwhelming feelings? Are you struggling in your relationship with your child or teen? Are there parts of you that feel scared or trapped, or that are preventing you from being authentic with others? You no longer have to struggle with these difficulties alone. Becoming Therapy is a bilingual outpatient private practice setting that specializes in emotion regulation and skill-based learning. We are a small business that specialize in working with kids and teenagers, with the LGBTQ+ community, and with adults struggling to gain control over their mood and/or use of substances.
Do you have a hard time managing overwhelming feelings? Are you struggling in your relationship with your child or teen? Are there parts of you that feel scared or trapped, or that are preventing you from being authentic with others? You no longer have to struggle with these difficulties alone. Becoming Therapy is a bilingual outpatient private practice setting that specializes in emotion regulation and skill-based learning. We are a small business that specialize in working with kids and teenagers, with the LGBTQ+ community, and with adults struggling to gain control over their mood and/or use of substances.
(226) 212-5207 View (226) 212-5207
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Mirela Kovacevic Smith
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW, CSAT(c)
Verified Verified
Cambridge, ON N1R
Hope changes everything, but sometimes life circumstances can make it difficult to find hope in the midst of what feels like overwhelming darkness. I offer a non-judgmental space to explore past and current issues that may be contributing to the feeling of hopelessness. I work with clients to help uncover the underlying issues that are driving problematic behaviours. Along with talk therapy I use mindful movement and creative interventions to allow clients a full range of expression, and a more holistic approach to healing and recovery. My approach is gentle, and client centred.
Hope changes everything, but sometimes life circumstances can make it difficult to find hope in the midst of what feels like overwhelming darkness. I offer a non-judgmental space to explore past and current issues that may be contributing to the feeling of hopelessness. I work with clients to help uncover the underlying issues that are driving problematic behaviours. Along with talk therapy I use mindful movement and creative interventions to allow clients a full range of expression, and a more holistic approach to healing and recovery. My approach is gentle, and client centred.
(519) 277-1759 View (519) 277-1759

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Number of Counsellors in N1R

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in N1R who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
75% Coping Skills
70% Grief

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Green Shield Canada
53% SunLife
50% Manulife

How Counsellors in N1R see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N1R?

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.