Photo of Marni Moss, Registered Psychotherapist in N2K, ON
Marni Moss
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2K  (Online Only)
The path to healing is not linear and often it can be difficult to navigate alone. Whether you're experiencing anxious thoughts or feelings, difficulties in relationships, the impact of trauma or looking for support with ADHD, Autism or other neurodiversity, together we can build your healing journey that best supports your individual needs. I view the therapeutic relationship as a key component to change, and take a collaborative approach with clients to establish goals that are achievable, personally relevant, and meaningful.
The path to healing is not linear and often it can be difficult to navigate alone. Whether you're experiencing anxious thoughts or feelings, difficulties in relationships, the impact of trauma or looking for support with ADHD, Autism or other neurodiversity, together we can build your healing journey that best supports your individual needs. I view the therapeutic relationship as a key component to change, and take a collaborative approach with clients to establish goals that are achievable, personally relevant, and meaningful.
(548) 918-5004 View (548) 918-5004
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Jenna Luelo
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2K  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients for Individual Virtual Day Time Appointments. I specialize in working with individuals and highly sensitive people to help them better manage their stress, reduce burnout and connect to their core desires. With my one-on-one approach, we will work together in developing attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that align with an increase in self-compassion and confidence. I'm committed to providing you a safe space, at my virtual practice, Haven Therapy.
Currently Accepting New Clients for Individual Virtual Day Time Appointments. I specialize in working with individuals and highly sensitive people to help them better manage their stress, reduce burnout and connect to their core desires. With my one-on-one approach, we will work together in developing attitudes, beliefs and behaviours that align with an increase in self-compassion and confidence. I'm committed to providing you a safe space, at my virtual practice, Haven Therapy.
(226) 639-5570 View (226) 639-5570
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Andrea Lobsinger
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2K  (Online Only)
I believe people are innately resilient, able to withstand adversity, bounce back from life challenges, and flourish. Being resilient does not mean you will never feel stressed, emotionally overwhelmed or suffer. Being resilient means having the courage to climb the mountain, embracing the journey of vulnerability and having the strength to heal. On the other side of this experience is self-awareness, meaningful connections with others, purpose and improved emotional and physical health.
I believe people are innately resilient, able to withstand adversity, bounce back from life challenges, and flourish. Being resilient does not mean you will never feel stressed, emotionally overwhelmed or suffer. Being resilient means having the courage to climb the mountain, embracing the journey of vulnerability and having the strength to heal. On the other side of this experience is self-awareness, meaningful connections with others, purpose and improved emotional and physical health.
(548) 488-0023 View (548) 488-0023
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Caroline Escobar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2K
Are you struggling with low desire? Do you want to improve your sex life and communication with your partner? Do you experience sexual pain? Exploring intimacy and sex can be scary! You deserve a helping hand to unpack the problem at hand and move towards a hopeful future. Whether with a partner or by yourself, I’m here to co-create your path forward. Whatever issues you (and your partner) face, you deserve healing and health. You are not the problem – your problem is the problem.
Are you struggling with low desire? Do you want to improve your sex life and communication with your partner? Do you experience sexual pain? Exploring intimacy and sex can be scary! You deserve a helping hand to unpack the problem at hand and move towards a hopeful future. Whether with a partner or by yourself, I’m here to co-create your path forward. Whatever issues you (and your partner) face, you deserve healing and health. You are not the problem – your problem is the problem.
(226) 918-5723 View (226) 918-5723
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Fancy Therapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2K
Imagine if... You weren’t constantly worried. You were confident in your abilities at home and work. Your past was only a distant memory instead of a ghost in your present. You had a space where you felt safe to talk about anything that is troubling you. You had someone you could talk to without fear of judgement or inadequacy. Stop feeling exhausted and start feeling stable. The use of psychotherapy can help you find yourself again, we understand you don’t want to feel this way forever. Our therapists are highly trained in a variety of issues and approaches. Let’s find the perfect therapist for you!
Imagine if... You weren’t constantly worried. You were confident in your abilities at home and work. Your past was only a distant memory instead of a ghost in your present. You had a space where you felt safe to talk about anything that is troubling you. You had someone you could talk to without fear of judgement or inadequacy. Stop feeling exhausted and start feeling stable. The use of psychotherapy can help you find yourself again, we understand you don’t want to feel this way forever. Our therapists are highly trained in a variety of issues and approaches. Let’s find the perfect therapist for you!
(226) 779-3684 View (226) 779-3684
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Devyn Eadie
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2K
Not currently accepting new clients. Do you find yourself often thinking negatively about yourself? Do you struggle with confidence and feeling good about yourself? Do you feel like your life is out of your control? Do you just need someone to talk to? Do you need help reaching your goals? If any of these questions resonate with you, we could be a good fit. I have a special interest in working with those struggling with low self-esteem, poor body image or body dysmorphia, and disordered eating or eating disorders. I also enjoy working with neurodivergent individuals as I have ADHD myself and know what that struggle can be like.
Not currently accepting new clients. Do you find yourself often thinking negatively about yourself? Do you struggle with confidence and feeling good about yourself? Do you feel like your life is out of your control? Do you just need someone to talk to? Do you need help reaching your goals? If any of these questions resonate with you, we could be a good fit. I have a special interest in working with those struggling with low self-esteem, poor body image or body dysmorphia, and disordered eating or eating disorders. I also enjoy working with neurodivergent individuals as I have ADHD myself and know what that struggle can be like.
(548) 490-0841 View (548) 490-0841
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Mary Bethan Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2K  (Online Only)
Welcome here! Whatever brought you to this space, I want you to know you are welcome and supported. I can understand it can be vulnerable to reach out for support and I want to honor your bravery in taking this first step. I view the therapeutic journey, as a client welcoming me to walk alongside them as they walk on the pathway of their life, and I don’t take this invitation lightly. I hold a strong belief in the expertise of clients when it comes to their own lives, and as a therapist, my role is to support and guide you in processing and uncovering what's happening for you, in your internal world.
Welcome here! Whatever brought you to this space, I want you to know you are welcome and supported. I can understand it can be vulnerable to reach out for support and I want to honor your bravery in taking this first step. I view the therapeutic journey, as a client welcoming me to walk alongside them as they walk on the pathway of their life, and I don’t take this invitation lightly. I hold a strong belief in the expertise of clients when it comes to their own lives, and as a therapist, my role is to support and guide you in processing and uncovering what's happening for you, in your internal world.
(226) 457-0732 View (226) 457-0732
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Dr. Jennifer Boyd
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2K
Not accepting new clients
Are you struggling with anxiety, self-doubt and self-criticism? Or perhaps you've recently experienced some stressful life events, and are looking for some new ways to cope? I treat a range of concerns, including anxiety disorders, depression, life transitions, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder and body image concerns. I am knowledgeable about motivation and goal-setting, and often assist my clients in developing healthy habits and prioritizing their own wellbeing.
Are you struggling with anxiety, self-doubt and self-criticism? Or perhaps you've recently experienced some stressful life events, and are looking for some new ways to cope? I treat a range of concerns, including anxiety disorders, depression, life transitions, trauma, obsessive-compulsive disorder and body image concerns. I am knowledgeable about motivation and goal-setting, and often assist my clients in developing healthy habits and prioritizing their own wellbeing.
(548) 918-5140 x3 View (548) 918-5140 x3
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Courtney M Bognar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), OCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2K  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions, as if they are steering your life in directions you don’t want to go? Or maybe you're struggling with the complexities of pregnancy or parenthood, from the joys to the unexpected challenges it brings. If these experiences resonate with you, I'm here to journey with you toward a more balanced and fulfilling life. Becoming a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), I draw from my past as an elementary teacher. I know the exhaustion of juggling roles and feeling stretched thin. Together we can learn skills to help you feel more balanced and lead a rich and meaningful life.
Do you ever feel overwhelmed by your thoughts and emotions, as if they are steering your life in directions you don’t want to go? Or maybe you're struggling with the complexities of pregnancy or parenthood, from the joys to the unexpected challenges it brings. If these experiences resonate with you, I'm here to journey with you toward a more balanced and fulfilling life. Becoming a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), I draw from my past as an elementary teacher. I know the exhaustion of juggling roles and feeling stretched thin. Together we can learn skills to help you feel more balanced and lead a rich and meaningful life.
(289) 216-4898 View (289) 216-4898
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Morgan Fancy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2K
Navigating the perinatal period can be both exciting and challenging. During this time, it's common to experience a wide range of emotions and adjustments. From the anticipation of a new arrival to the physical and emotional changes, the perinatal period is a unique and transformative journey. As you prepare to welcome your child, it's important to prioritize your mental well-being. Understanding the psychological aspects of this phase can help in coping with the changes and seeking support when needed. I believe in building a lasting connection with a therapist to support you through this life-changing process.
Navigating the perinatal period can be both exciting and challenging. During this time, it's common to experience a wide range of emotions and adjustments. From the anticipation of a new arrival to the physical and emotional changes, the perinatal period is a unique and transformative journey. As you prepare to welcome your child, it's important to prioritize your mental well-being. Understanding the psychological aspects of this phase can help in coping with the changes and seeking support when needed. I believe in building a lasting connection with a therapist to support you through this life-changing process.
(226) 270-7432 View (226) 270-7432
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Waterloo CBT Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2K
Welcome to the Waterloo CBT Clinic! Our therapists and psychologists provide you with compassion and understanding, while at the same time teaching you the skills you need to achieve your treatment goals. We provide diagnostic assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, adults and couples experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties. Our areas of expertise include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias, health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, stress, insomnia, post-traumatic stress, and chronic pain.
Welcome to the Waterloo CBT Clinic! Our therapists and psychologists provide you with compassion and understanding, while at the same time teaching you the skills you need to achieve your treatment goals. We provide diagnostic assessment and treatment to children, adolescents, adults and couples experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties. Our areas of expertise include generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, phobias, health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, bipolar disorder, stress, insomnia, post-traumatic stress, and chronic pain.
(226) 798-4758 View (226) 798-4758
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Sam Katerji
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2K
Are you struggling with low mood, anxiety, or going through a difficult life change? Or, is pain from the past or worries about the future making it hard to experience joy or peace now? I work to see the person behind the problem, to be present with you, and to empower you to make changes where needed or find a path to coping and acceptance when change isn’t available. We will explore patterns in thoughts, behaviours, and relationships, and build skills to cope and heal. In time, you will be your best supporter.
Are you struggling with low mood, anxiety, or going through a difficult life change? Or, is pain from the past or worries about the future making it hard to experience joy or peace now? I work to see the person behind the problem, to be present with you, and to empower you to make changes where needed or find a path to coping and acceptance when change isn’t available. We will explore patterns in thoughts, behaviours, and relationships, and build skills to cope and heal. In time, you will be your best supporter.
(226) 686-0848 x3 View (226) 686-0848 x3
Photo of Christina Droumtsekas, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in N2K, ON
Christina Droumtsekas
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), DTATI
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2K  (Online Only)
Every now and then, our emotions and feelings can prevent us from moving forward and living our best life. Taking the first step and reaching out for help takes strength and courage. The integration of creating art during your sessions can help support your verbal communication when you are having difficulties in finding the words to express your feelings and emotions. Building self-esteem & self-worth, feeling empowered and awakening your sensuality, may be achieved through a creative and therautic process.
Every now and then, our emotions and feelings can prevent us from moving forward and living our best life. Taking the first step and reaching out for help takes strength and courage. The integration of creating art during your sessions can help support your verbal communication when you are having difficulties in finding the words to express your feelings and emotions. Building self-esteem & self-worth, feeling empowered and awakening your sensuality, may be achieved through a creative and therautic process.
(226) 799-0565 View (226) 799-0565
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Emily A Ascroft
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2K  (Online Only)
Many of us find ourselves grappling with the complexities of human experiences—navigating thoughts, emotions, unique struggles, and imperfections. You may struggle to know yourself, fear change, and the unexpected. You may have a hard time trusting your instincts, thoughts and feelings and struggle to make decisions or act impulsively. You may feel misunderstood, place unreasonable expectations on yourself, and engage in negative self-talk or harmful behaviours. You may avoid facing situations and addressing problems through disengaging or distraction.
Many of us find ourselves grappling with the complexities of human experiences—navigating thoughts, emotions, unique struggles, and imperfections. You may struggle to know yourself, fear change, and the unexpected. You may have a hard time trusting your instincts, thoughts and feelings and struggle to make decisions or act impulsively. You may feel misunderstood, place unreasonable expectations on yourself, and engage in negative self-talk or harmful behaviours. You may avoid facing situations and addressing problems through disengaging or distraction.
(226) 756-0147 View (226) 756-0147
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Limestone Counselling Coaching & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2K
Specializing in individual, couple and family psychotherapy, life, parent, performance and leadership coaching, consultation, and professional development services. A strength based, trauma informed, dynamic, systems perspective is utilized in planning for goal attainment. Curiosity, acceptance, and compassion are emphasized as important aspects of working toward positive strength-based change.
Specializing in individual, couple and family psychotherapy, life, parent, performance and leadership coaching, consultation, and professional development services. A strength based, trauma informed, dynamic, systems perspective is utilized in planning for goal attainment. Curiosity, acceptance, and compassion are emphasized as important aspects of working toward positive strength-based change.
(519) 590-2220 View (519) 590-2220
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Geoffrey Reekie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2K
Don't Suffer Any longer - We can help. At ASSIST Counselling and Psychiatric Services we provide rapid and long-lasting relief from the mental, emotional and physical pain caused by trauma, abuse, mental illness, infidelity, and addictions. Using cutting edge, best practice therapeutic approaches, we can help you recover fast. At ASSIST we pride ourselves on being accessible and reliable. We offer initial appointments in hours, not weeks. We offer relief in 1-5 sessions. We have psychiatrists who can provide assessments and consultations in days, not months. Don't wait until a problem harms your family, career or health.
Don't Suffer Any longer - We can help. At ASSIST Counselling and Psychiatric Services we provide rapid and long-lasting relief from the mental, emotional and physical pain caused by trauma, abuse, mental illness, infidelity, and addictions. Using cutting edge, best practice therapeutic approaches, we can help you recover fast. At ASSIST we pride ourselves on being accessible and reliable. We offer initial appointments in hours, not weeks. We offer relief in 1-5 sessions. We have psychiatrists who can provide assessments and consultations in days, not months. Don't wait until a problem harms your family, career or health.
(249) 493-6449 View (249) 493-6449
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Shannon Marie Thompson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Waterloo, ON N2K
Hello! I know life is extremely difficult sometimes. With that said, my goal when meeting a client is to find out how they would like their life to be and feel different. Together, we will look at your struggles, feelings, thoughts and patterns while always holding that vision for a better future. Whether you are dealing with negative thoughts, physical pain, depression, anxiety, a difficult life transition, low self esteem or worth issues, fearful thoughts, loss of direction, overthinking, lack of focus or reduced quality of life - we can work together to feel the feels, get clear on your values and look at what brings you joy!
Hello! I know life is extremely difficult sometimes. With that said, my goal when meeting a client is to find out how they would like their life to be and feel different. Together, we will look at your struggles, feelings, thoughts and patterns while always holding that vision for a better future. Whether you are dealing with negative thoughts, physical pain, depression, anxiety, a difficult life transition, low self esteem or worth issues, fearful thoughts, loss of direction, overthinking, lack of focus or reduced quality of life - we can work together to feel the feels, get clear on your values and look at what brings you joy!
(226) 756-1544 View (226) 756-1544
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Victoria Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2K
Is it hard to find the motivation to do the things you know you should do? Do you wake up in the morning wondering what your purpose is or start your day with a sense of dread? Is your life not going the way you thought it would? Have you been through a traumatic event and are finding it hard to get back into the groove of things? Do you lack fulfillment in close relationships in your life? If any of these statements resonate with you, I encourage you to reach out so we can find a way for things to feel better. I also have years of experience in the children's mental health sector and can support children/youth ages 8+.
Is it hard to find the motivation to do the things you know you should do? Do you wake up in the morning wondering what your purpose is or start your day with a sense of dread? Is your life not going the way you thought it would? Have you been through a traumatic event and are finding it hard to get back into the groove of things? Do you lack fulfillment in close relationships in your life? If any of these statements resonate with you, I encourage you to reach out so we can find a way for things to feel better. I also have years of experience in the children's mental health sector and can support children/youth ages 8+.
(226) 894-0605 View (226) 894-0605
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Rupinder (Rupi) Kaur Jhutti
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2K
Are you a person of colour struggling with stuff coming up from the past that gets in the way of your current relationships at work or at home? If you're feeling misunderstood or lost for words in your relationship, anxious to get things done, or just looking to get to know yourself, let's work together to get to know you, or come up with solutions to unstuck you and develop skills to move forward. I work with individuals to discover and explore new possibilities in their relationships, as well as, developing skills to hone their intuition.
Are you a person of colour struggling with stuff coming up from the past that gets in the way of your current relationships at work or at home? If you're feeling misunderstood or lost for words in your relationship, anxious to get things done, or just looking to get to know yourself, let's work together to get to know you, or come up with solutions to unstuck you and develop skills to move forward. I work with individuals to discover and explore new possibilities in their relationships, as well as, developing skills to hone their intuition.
(647) 360-9853 View (647) 360-9853
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Brittany McCrea
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2K  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging. Change can be difficult. Knowing which steps to take to get unstuck can be overwhelming. Having someone to lean on for support and guidance could make this process more manageable. That's what I'm here for! Whether you're here today because you're juggling multiple roles, struggling to get out of bed or be around other people, trying to adapt to a new life after a painful loss, dealing with conflict in close relationships, or lacking a general purpose or direction in life, this could be your first step towards living the life you want.
Life can be challenging. Change can be difficult. Knowing which steps to take to get unstuck can be overwhelming. Having someone to lean on for support and guidance could make this process more manageable. That's what I'm here for! Whether you're here today because you're juggling multiple roles, struggling to get out of bed or be around other people, trying to adapt to a new life after a painful loss, dealing with conflict in close relationships, or lacking a general purpose or direction in life, this could be your first step towards living the life you want.
(249) 504-1193 View (249) 504-1193

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in N2K

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in N2K who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Stress
86% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Coping Skills
80% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% SunLife
73% Manulife
67% Great-West Life

How Counsellors in N2K see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N2K?

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.