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Daniel Bader
Registered Social Worker, PhD, RSW, MSW, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that a fulfilling life comes from integrating all parts of ourselves: our beliefs, our emotions, our behaviour, and our relationships. Forming a strong relationship with my clients, I help them to discover where their strengths lie, and how best to apply them to the areas that need more attention.
I believe that a fulfilling life comes from integrating all parts of ourselves: our beliefs, our emotions, our behaviour, and our relationships. Forming a strong relationship with my clients, I help them to discover where their strengths lie, and how best to apply them to the areas that need more attention.
(855) 727-4535 View (855) 727-4535
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Amanda Snary
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
Hi there, my name is Amanda. As a therapist, I am passionate about helping children, adolescents and adults work through life's struggles, and make goals that will help them live a life that aligns with their values and beliefs. Whether you have an ASD diagnosis, are struggling with anxiety and/or depression, ADHD or OCD, or just simply struggling, I would love to work with you to help you find a path where you feel comfortable, safe, and that you are living as your best self.
Hi there, my name is Amanda. As a therapist, I am passionate about helping children, adolescents and adults work through life's struggles, and make goals that will help them live a life that aligns with their values and beliefs. Whether you have an ASD diagnosis, are struggling with anxiety and/or depression, ADHD or OCD, or just simply struggling, I would love to work with you to help you find a path where you feel comfortable, safe, and that you are living as your best self.
(226) 779-7762 View (226) 779-7762
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Sarah Moldenhauer
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
I believe we are all wired towards resilience, healing, and connection and I'm here to support you in working towards living a full and authentic life. In my work as a psychotherapist, I provide a warm, safe, and accepting environment. I have many years of experience living and working internationally and I incorporate an anti-oppressive framework in all aspects of therapy. Given this background, I welcome all types of diversity and am passionate about working with you as an individual, holding the unique complexities of your experience, your situation, and your goals with care and compassion.
I believe we are all wired towards resilience, healing, and connection and I'm here to support you in working towards living a full and authentic life. In my work as a psychotherapist, I provide a warm, safe, and accepting environment. I have many years of experience living and working internationally and I incorporate an anti-oppressive framework in all aspects of therapy. Given this background, I welcome all types of diversity and am passionate about working with you as an individual, holding the unique complexities of your experience, your situation, and your goals with care and compassion.
(226) 286-4572 View (226) 286-4572
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Lunar Psychotherapy & Wellness, Tina Lackner
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CPT
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2J
Do you want a deeper sense of fulfillment in your life? Do you struggle with anxiety, fears, depression, stress, managing your emotions or relationships, chronic health issues or adjusting to new life situations? We at LPW can support you through this season of life. At LPW, we are dedicated to helping children, teens, adults, families and couples to gain coping strategies to support their mental and emotional well-being. Embrace the support you, your child/teen or your relationship deserves; LPW will carefully pair you with a therapist with the necessary understanding and training to provide optimal support.
Do you want a deeper sense of fulfillment in your life? Do you struggle with anxiety, fears, depression, stress, managing your emotions or relationships, chronic health issues or adjusting to new life situations? We at LPW can support you through this season of life. At LPW, we are dedicated to helping children, teens, adults, families and couples to gain coping strategies to support their mental and emotional well-being. Embrace the support you, your child/teen or your relationship deserves; LPW will carefully pair you with a therapist with the necessary understanding and training to provide optimal support.
(548) 488-3278 View (548) 488-3278
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Transformation Counselling, In-Person & Online
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2J
Transformation Counselling is Waterloo's largest in-person and online private counselling centre with over 25 registered psychotherapists and registered social workers to choose from. We offer personalized and inclusive counselling services for adults, teens, 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.
Transformation Counselling is Waterloo's largest in-person and online private counselling centre with over 25 registered psychotherapists and registered social workers to choose from. We offer personalized and inclusive counselling services for adults, teens, 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) 641-6788 View (226) 641-6788
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Destinee Hiscock
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
Carl Jung stated, “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” We all encounter hardships; however, I believe we can choose what we make of those experiences. Every person has the capacity for healing, growth, and change, and I am honoured to be part of that process with you. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Presenting issues I have worked with include depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, emotion regulation, self-esteem, stress, burn out, and more.
Carl Jung stated, “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” We all encounter hardships; however, I believe we can choose what we make of those experiences. Every person has the capacity for healing, growth, and change, and I am honoured to be part of that process with you. I have experience working with children, adolescents, adults, and families. Presenting issues I have worked with include depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship issues, emotion regulation, self-esteem, stress, burn out, and more.
(548) 800-1788 View (548) 800-1788
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Liberation Counselling, Jeannette Friend
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
Being a human being is really hard. Sometimes it can feel like an uphill battle just to cope with day to day life. The decision to seek therapy can be a courageous act that can also feel pretty overwhelming. Yet, a good therapist fit is important, because working with the right person can be both liberating and empowering. With 20+ years of experience, I show up in session with curiosity, a grounded approach, extensive training, and a deep commitment to my clients’ wellbeing. I’m skilled in the use of a variety of evidenced-based therapies and embodied, somatic practices, because I am passionate about doing therapy that works.
Being a human being is really hard. Sometimes it can feel like an uphill battle just to cope with day to day life. The decision to seek therapy can be a courageous act that can also feel pretty overwhelming. Yet, a good therapist fit is important, because working with the right person can be both liberating and empowering. With 20+ years of experience, I show up in session with curiosity, a grounded approach, extensive training, and a deep commitment to my clients’ wellbeing. I’m skilled in the use of a variety of evidenced-based therapies and embodied, somatic practices, because I am passionate about doing therapy that works.
(226) 778-2797 View (226) 778-2797
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Leah Neumann
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, LCSW
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2J
My general counselling and psychotherapy practice addresses the needs of individuals and families who arrive with a variety of life challenges. These may include depression, anxiety, loss and grief, unresolved traumatic stress, sexuality issues, life transitions, parenting struggles, relationship difficulties, and general concerns about life satisfaction.
My general counselling and psychotherapy practice addresses the needs of individuals and families who arrive with a variety of life challenges. These may include depression, anxiety, loss and grief, unresolved traumatic stress, sexuality issues, life transitions, parenting struggles, relationship difficulties, and general concerns about life satisfaction.
(226) 777-0951 View (226) 777-0951
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Fariba Nabati
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
Feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Longing for purpose or to unravel the knots of past trauma? Craving deeper connections and understanding in your relationships? Therapy can help. I'm Fariba and I'm here to make this process easier. In our sessions, I'll bring a flexible, easy-going approach. No judgement. Just genuine warmth and understanding. Together, we'll explore your concerns and unpack your past, so that you may better understand how these experiences have shaped you. Therapy with me is a partnership. It's not about fixing you, but instead, discovering your strengths so that you can achieves personal and spiritual growth.
Feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Longing for purpose or to unravel the knots of past trauma? Craving deeper connections and understanding in your relationships? Therapy can help. I'm Fariba and I'm here to make this process easier. In our sessions, I'll bring a flexible, easy-going approach. No judgement. Just genuine warmth and understanding. Together, we'll explore your concerns and unpack your past, so that you may better understand how these experiences have shaped you. Therapy with me is a partnership. It's not about fixing you, but instead, discovering your strengths so that you can achieves personal and spiritual growth.
(226) 784-1887 View (226) 784-1887
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Dr. Sol Pound
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2J
Are you concerned about your child's emotional or behavioural challenges? Is your child anxious, withdrawn, or having anger issues? You do not have to navigate this alone. I'm a registered psychologist offering evidence-based therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults. My expertise includes assessing and treating anxiety, OCD, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, stress, and behavioural issues. I also specialize in supporting caregivers through personalized parent consultations.
Are you concerned about your child's emotional or behavioural challenges? Is your child anxious, withdrawn, or having anger issues? You do not have to navigate this alone. I'm a registered psychologist offering evidence-based therapy for children, adolescents, and young adults. My expertise includes assessing and treating anxiety, OCD, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, stress, and behavioural issues. I also specialize in supporting caregivers through personalized parent consultations.
(226) 546-1842 View (226) 546-1842
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Sehrish Haroon
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel overwhelmed & helpless, and end up using coping mechanisms that keep you further stuck in shame and guilt? Do you experience dissociation, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, anger, chronic pain & relationship issues? You may feel like an outsider among others, and carry a deep pain of loneliness due to unmet needs and relational traumas. You may live in constant fear of judgement or rejection from others, people pleasing or perfectionism that makes you feel burnout. I will provide wholehearted compassion & effective treatment support that helps you achieve your mental health goals, feel confident and safe with others.
Do you feel overwhelmed & helpless, and end up using coping mechanisms that keep you further stuck in shame and guilt? Do you experience dissociation, anxiety, depression, low self esteem, anger, chronic pain & relationship issues? You may feel like an outsider among others, and carry a deep pain of loneliness due to unmet needs and relational traumas. You may live in constant fear of judgement or rejection from others, people pleasing or perfectionism that makes you feel burnout. I will provide wholehearted compassion & effective treatment support that helps you achieve your mental health goals, feel confident and safe with others.
(226) 917-2834 View (226) 917-2834
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Nicole Graff-Rowe
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
Hi, I'm Nicole! Thanks for making the time to look at my page! I'm a Registered Social Worker and therapist in Ontario. Some of the areas I specialize in are anxiety, depression, stress/burnout, trauma and PTSD, relationship struggles, and prenatal and postpartum challenges. I help clients determine what they want out of life and work along side them to help get them there! I love to work with clients in a fun, supportive, and laid-back atmosphere, while providing a compassionate space to explore your inner and outer world.
Hi, I'm Nicole! Thanks for making the time to look at my page! I'm a Registered Social Worker and therapist in Ontario. Some of the areas I specialize in are anxiety, depression, stress/burnout, trauma and PTSD, relationship struggles, and prenatal and postpartum challenges. I help clients determine what they want out of life and work along side them to help get them there! I love to work with clients in a fun, supportive, and laid-back atmosphere, while providing a compassionate space to explore your inner and outer world.
(226) 406-8935 View (226) 406-8935
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Angela Quail
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
I see therapy as a collaborative journey where we are both students and teachers. My clients have taught me the power of uniqueness and individuality in healing. No one-size-fits-all here! I emphasize that clients are the experts of their own stories, and my role is to walk alongside them, offering support, guidance, and empowerment. Clients I’ve worked with share stories of finding direction, momentum, and meaning in their situations. Together, we build meaningful relationships, explore the mind-body-emotion connection, and foster a sense of hope and freedom to be your true and authentic self.
I see therapy as a collaborative journey where we are both students and teachers. My clients have taught me the power of uniqueness and individuality in healing. No one-size-fits-all here! I emphasize that clients are the experts of their own stories, and my role is to walk alongside them, offering support, guidance, and empowerment. Clients I’ve worked with share stories of finding direction, momentum, and meaning in their situations. Together, we build meaningful relationships, explore the mind-body-emotion connection, and foster a sense of hope and freedom to be your true and authentic self.
(226) 455-1134 View (226) 455-1134
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Liberation Counselling, Grant Martin
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
Are you struggling to do the things you want to do; or not do the things you don’t want to do? Do your thoughts dominate you – telling you who you can and can’t be? Is your life shrinking as you struggle to control or avoid painful thoughts and emotions (e.g. anxiety and depression). Therapies focused on behavioural change can help! Are you stuck in fear, grief, panic, anger, and/or shame du to past traumas? Do these feelings have you locked in patterns of addiction, self-hatred, self-isolation, or blaming others? Are these patterns negatively impacting your sense of self and relationships? Trauma processing therapies can help!
Are you struggling to do the things you want to do; or not do the things you don’t want to do? Do your thoughts dominate you – telling you who you can and can’t be? Is your life shrinking as you struggle to control or avoid painful thoughts and emotions (e.g. anxiety and depression). Therapies focused on behavioural change can help! Are you stuck in fear, grief, panic, anger, and/or shame du to past traumas? Do these feelings have you locked in patterns of addiction, self-hatred, self-isolation, or blaming others? Are these patterns negatively impacting your sense of self and relationships? Trauma processing therapies can help!
(226) 640-8912 View (226) 640-8912
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Sidra Sayed
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J  (Online Only)
My experience with people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has helped me gain a vast amount of knowledge utilizing behavioural strategies. Over time, I developed an interest in employing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with individuals and youths living with Depression and Anxiety.
My experience with people diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) has helped me gain a vast amount of knowledge utilizing behavioural strategies. Over time, I developed an interest in employing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy with individuals and youths living with Depression and Anxiety.
(226) 546-1043 View (226) 546-1043
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Candice Fedy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
Hello, and welcome! My name is Candice, and I am deeply passionate about the transformative power of talk therapy. I firmly believe that within each individual lies the innate ability to become their best selves, and through therapy, we can nourish and awaken that potential. In my practice, I am dedicated to understanding the unique challenges that individuals face throughout their life stages. I provide a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where clients can freely explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
Hello, and welcome! My name is Candice, and I am deeply passionate about the transformative power of talk therapy. I firmly believe that within each individual lies the innate ability to become their best selves, and through therapy, we can nourish and awaken that potential. In my practice, I am dedicated to understanding the unique challenges that individuals face throughout their life stages. I provide a safe and supportive therapeutic environment where clients can freely explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences.
(226) 840-6989 View (226) 840-6989
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Samantha Mohan
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J  (Online Only)
Our lives are filled with many challenges and often we find ourselves at a crossroads. The journey, rather than the destination, provides the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop towards the goals we hope to achieve. Often, we need someone to witness our life story and walk alongside us to recognize our personal strength and resiliency. As a practitioner, I hope to collaborate with you to make meaningful, sustainable changes in your life. This may include learning new coping skills, processing difficult life events, or increasing self-awareness.
Our lives are filled with many challenges and often we find ourselves at a crossroads. The journey, rather than the destination, provides the opportunity to learn, grow, and develop towards the goals we hope to achieve. Often, we need someone to witness our life story and walk alongside us to recognize our personal strength and resiliency. As a practitioner, I hope to collaborate with you to make meaningful, sustainable changes in your life. This may include learning new coping skills, processing difficult life events, or increasing self-awareness.
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Julie Mason
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J  (Online Only)
You are not the problem. Being an interrogator of “problems” is my philosophical north star. Guided by a profound commitment to understanding and addressing life’s complexities, my collaborative approach to therapy is a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy. With Affirming-CBT, we’ll work together to identify and explore thought patterns, behaviors and environmental influences that may be keeping your hopes out of reach. We will build up your skills and inner resources so that you can begin to make more meaningful changes in your life.
You are not the problem. Being an interrogator of “problems” is my philosophical north star. Guided by a profound commitment to understanding and addressing life’s complexities, my collaborative approach to therapy is a blend of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Narrative Therapy. With Affirming-CBT, we’ll work together to identify and explore thought patterns, behaviors and environmental influences that may be keeping your hopes out of reach. We will build up your skills and inner resources so that you can begin to make more meaningful changes in your life.
(226) 457-0629 View (226) 457-0629
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Devon Jorge
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2J
Life can be downright difficult, disappointing, stressful and unfair at times at times. But there is no reason to struggle through life’s challenges alone, or give up because the feeling of being stuck can make you feel powerless. If you are seeking help individually, as a couple, or a family, I strive to make you feel understood in a supportive, warm and sensitive manner as we discuss, explore and develop deeper insights into your current challenges. I encourage you to visit my website to learn more. Individual sessions are 50 minutes in duration, couples are 80 minutes.
Life can be downright difficult, disappointing, stressful and unfair at times at times. But there is no reason to struggle through life’s challenges alone, or give up because the feeling of being stuck can make you feel powerless. If you are seeking help individually, as a couple, or a family, I strive to make you feel understood in a supportive, warm and sensitive manner as we discuss, explore and develop deeper insights into your current challenges. I encourage you to visit my website to learn more. Individual sessions are 50 minutes in duration, couples are 80 minutes.
(226) 458-5567 View (226) 458-5567
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Alexandria Testani
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, RSSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J
Asking for help and taking steps to reach out can be a scary task. Although it's not simple, it is meaningful. Connection is important in ours lives in whatever capacity is the most meaningful for you. Together we can explore ways to help you thrive. Our values, beliefs, assumptions, and experiences form the person we are. Therapy can help you dive into various areas in your life, past and present and build a better understanding of why we do what we do. The opportunity for growth is always available no matter the journey that led you here and you have the space to do it on your own terms.
Asking for help and taking steps to reach out can be a scary task. Although it's not simple, it is meaningful. Connection is important in ours lives in whatever capacity is the most meaningful for you. Together we can explore ways to help you thrive. Our values, beliefs, assumptions, and experiences form the person we are. Therapy can help you dive into various areas in your life, past and present and build a better understanding of why we do what we do. The opportunity for growth is always available no matter the journey that led you here and you have the space to do it on your own terms.
(226) 798-5026 View (226) 798-5026

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in N2J

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in N2J who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
81% Stress
76% Coping Skills
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Manulife
65% Green Shield Canada
65% SunLife

How Counsellors in N2J see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N2J?

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.