Therapists in N2T

Photo of Emily Neal, Registered Psychotherapist in N2T, ON
Emily Neal
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified
Waterloo, ON N2T  (Online Only)
Life can be intense, to say the least, and navigating the challenges of life can feel isolating and impossible at times. Emily, a Registered Psychotherapist is here to help. From anxiety and depression to addictions, relationship challenges, and LGBTQ+ issues she will work with you to formulate goals, conquer challenges, and learn long-term strategies for dealing with mental health challenges and daily life stressors. She utilizes a client-centred approach and strategies from a number of therapeutic methods to create a solution that is tailored to your needs, lifestyle, relationships and abilities.
Life can be intense, to say the least, and navigating the challenges of life can feel isolating and impossible at times. Emily, a Registered Psychotherapist is here to help. From anxiety and depression to addictions, relationship challenges, and LGBTQ+ issues she will work with you to formulate goals, conquer challenges, and learn long-term strategies for dealing with mental health challenges and daily life stressors. She utilizes a client-centred approach and strategies from a number of therapeutic methods to create a solution that is tailored to your needs, lifestyle, relationships and abilities.
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Photo of Farzana Zaman, Registered Social Worker in N2T, ON
Farzana Zaman
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2T  (Online Only)
My primary area of interest is to provide interpersonal and relationship therapy to individuals and couples. In relationships, small feelings and emotions can become bigger and heavier leading to feeling unworthy, inadequate, or unlovable, and can impact mental health/wellness. Our relationships require ongoing work. Love needs to be nourished and nurtured to feel satisfied and to grow. If you are looking into exploring, developing, and expanding your understanding to deal with issues that you are facing right now in your everyday life/interpersonal relationships, you have arrived at the right therapeutic space. Change is possible.
My primary area of interest is to provide interpersonal and relationship therapy to individuals and couples. In relationships, small feelings and emotions can become bigger and heavier leading to feeling unworthy, inadequate, or unlovable, and can impact mental health/wellness. Our relationships require ongoing work. Love needs to be nourished and nurtured to feel satisfied and to grow. If you are looking into exploring, developing, and expanding your understanding to deal with issues that you are facing right now in your everyday life/interpersonal relationships, you have arrived at the right therapeutic space. Change is possible.
(226) 286-8461 View (226) 286-8461
Photo of Di-Anne Martin, Registered Social Worker in N2T, ON
Di-Anne Martin
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2T
Racing or intrusive thoughts, feelings of isolation & intense overwhelming situations or feelings can quickly make life seem unbearable. In these moments, having an empathetic, genuine & non- judgmental clinician to help understand & process feelings can make all the difference in the world. I'm a registered social worker with a wealth of experience providing collaborative, strength based & client focused care to individuals/families struggling with a variety of issues that are negatively impacting their social, emotional and mental well-being. I am dedicated to providing support & encouragement throughout your therapeutic journey.
Racing or intrusive thoughts, feelings of isolation & intense overwhelming situations or feelings can quickly make life seem unbearable. In these moments, having an empathetic, genuine & non- judgmental clinician to help understand & process feelings can make all the difference in the world. I'm a registered social worker with a wealth of experience providing collaborative, strength based & client focused care to individuals/families struggling with a variety of issues that are negatively impacting their social, emotional and mental well-being. I am dedicated to providing support & encouragement throughout your therapeutic journey.
(548) 483-5411 View (548) 483-5411
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Anna Liargovas
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT
Verified
6 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2T
I am passionate about emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. I believe in treating the whole person (mind, body and spirit) who is connected to bigger systems of family, friends, community and society. I provide therapy to individual, couples and families experiencing challenging circumstances, and who are looking for a supportive place for positive change and growth. I have experience working with people who present with such concerns as: * Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem * Loss, Grief * PTSD, Childhood trauma/Abuse * Couple and relationship counselling * Parenting & Blended family issues
I am passionate about emotional, psychological and spiritual well-being. I believe in treating the whole person (mind, body and spirit) who is connected to bigger systems of family, friends, community and society. I provide therapy to individual, couples and families experiencing challenging circumstances, and who are looking for a supportive place for positive change and growth. I have experience working with people who present with such concerns as: * Stress, Anxiety, Depression, Self-esteem * Loss, Grief * PTSD, Childhood trauma/Abuse * Couple and relationship counselling * Parenting & Blended family issues
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Photo of Lindsay Speirs, Registered Social Worker in N2T, ON
Lindsay Speirs
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Waterloo, ON N2T
I provide therapy to individuals that are struggling with a variety of issues such as stress, life transitions, mental health issues, addictions, and much more. I specialize in addiction treatment with individuals and support whatever goals they set for themselves, either based in abstinence or harm reduction. I also specialize in working with family members of loved ones with addiction as this issue within a family can create a lot of overwhelming fear, chaos, and stress. I also provide clinical supervision to other social workers and psychotherapists.
I provide therapy to individuals that are struggling with a variety of issues such as stress, life transitions, mental health issues, addictions, and much more. I specialize in addiction treatment with individuals and support whatever goals they set for themselves, either based in abstinence or harm reduction. I also specialize in working with family members of loved ones with addiction as this issue within a family can create a lot of overwhelming fear, chaos, and stress. I also provide clinical supervision to other social workers and psychotherapists.
(226) 781-1049 View (226) 781-1049
Photo of Crina Fantanaru, Registered Social Worker in N2T, ON
Crina Fantanaru
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Waterloo, ON N2T
Welcome to a space where we can figure out life's challenges together. With 25+ years of experience, I specialize in helping individuals heal and discover effective therapy tools. My expertise spans anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, addictions, relationship issues, work-related stress, grief, negative body image, and eating disorders. Having worked extensively with military, law enforcement, and CAS, I offer tailored therapy for uniformed personnel, first responders, CAS workers, and their families. Additionally, I provide support for mental health professionals for burnout and vicarious trauma.
Welcome to a space where we can figure out life's challenges together. With 25+ years of experience, I specialize in helping individuals heal and discover effective therapy tools. My expertise spans anxiety, depression, trauma/PTSD, addictions, relationship issues, work-related stress, grief, negative body image, and eating disorders. Having worked extensively with military, law enforcement, and CAS, I offer tailored therapy for uniformed personnel, first responders, CAS workers, and their families. Additionally, I provide support for mental health professionals for burnout and vicarious trauma.
(226) 796-6703 View (226) 796-6703
Photo of Rhonda Kane, Registered Psychotherapist in N2T, ON
Rhonda Kane
Registered Psychotherapist, RNBScN, MTS, (PCC), RMFT, RP
Verified
Waterloo, ON N2T
I have a passion for supporting clients through difficult times, while helping them to achieve optimal psychological and emotional well being. I have extensive clinical training experience with a broad range of issues and treatment approaches and am comfortable with people of all cultures and orientations. Certified by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario in the area of clinical counselling, I provide assessment, counselling and therapy using an integrative approach, weaving together various methods to suit your unique needs. I also supervise other therapists who are seeking accreditation with their professional bodies. I am an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Supervisor IT.
I have a passion for supporting clients through difficult times, while helping them to achieve optimal psychological and emotional well being. I have extensive clinical training experience with a broad range of issues and treatment approaches and am comfortable with people of all cultures and orientations. Certified by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario in the area of clinical counselling, I provide assessment, counselling and therapy using an integrative approach, weaving together various methods to suit your unique needs. I also supervise other therapists who are seeking accreditation with their professional bodies. I am an AAMFT Clinical Fellow and Supervisor IT.
(226) 639-5626 View (226) 639-5626
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Esanju Bonga
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC, OCT
Verified
Waterloo, ON N2T
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling respected, understood and supported is essential to effective therapy. This is the environment I create with people in spite of the intensity of their issues. I walk alongside adults, teens, children and families in the Waterloo Region who want to overcome challenges. There are times when circumstances push us to our limits and it is difficult to see positive outcomes. I will help bring clearer perspective and work with people to find beneficial paths forward.
Feeling respected, understood and supported is essential to effective therapy. This is the environment I create with people in spite of the intensity of their issues. I walk alongside adults, teens, children and families in the Waterloo Region who want to overcome challenges. There are times when circumstances push us to our limits and it is difficult to see positive outcomes. I will help bring clearer perspective and work with people to find beneficial paths forward.
(855) 225-1818 View (855) 225-1818
Photo of Susan Lovelady, Registered Social Worker in N2T, ON
Susan Lovelady
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Waterloo, ON N2T
Not accepting new clients
I provide individual, family and marriage counselling. I enjoy working with adolescents both individually and with their families. I specialize in providing counselling for anxiety, depression, parenting, stress and anger management, conflict resolution, family violence, sexual abuse, burnout and chronic pain.
I provide individual, family and marriage counselling. I enjoy working with adolescents both individually and with their families. I specialize in providing counselling for anxiety, depression, parenting, stress and anger management, conflict resolution, family violence, sexual abuse, burnout and chronic pain.
(548) 483-5358 View (548) 483-5358
Photo of Bliss Counselling & Psychotherapy, Registered Social Worker in N2T, ON
Bliss Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MA, RP, MSW, RSW
Verified
Waterloo, ON N2T
Bliss is a specialized therapy practice where you will receive the assistance you are looking for. The therapists at Bliss can help you gain clarity, self-understanding and compassion for yourself, so you can experience joy, change old patterns and discover new perspectives within yourself. We can help you reconnect to your deepest values and inner strengths to become the person you want to be. We can help you enhance your connections and find new ways of relating to yourself and others.
Bliss is a specialized therapy practice where you will receive the assistance you are looking for. The therapists at Bliss can help you gain clarity, self-understanding and compassion for yourself, so you can experience joy, change old patterns and discover new perspectives within yourself. We can help you reconnect to your deepest values and inner strengths to become the person you want to be. We can help you enhance your connections and find new ways of relating to yourself and others.
(226) 640-3647 View (226) 640-3647
Photo of David Cesarini, Registered Social Worker in N2T, ON
David Cesarini
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Waterloo, ON N2T
Getting connected with a therapist can be difficult. I ask you to contact with basic information, your availability and a phone number. We discuss your needs, my qualifications and how we'll be working together. My approach to counselling is informal, but goal focused. Taking on only a few clients allows me to genuinely focus. Rates are per session and results may be noticeable within four to six sessions. Counselling is a safe place to be honest and share with a professional who has concern and the ability to walk you through the change needed for you to be healthier and happier. Connect if I can be that help.
Getting connected with a therapist can be difficult. I ask you to contact with basic information, your availability and a phone number. We discuss your needs, my qualifications and how we'll be working together. My approach to counselling is informal, but goal focused. Taking on only a few clients allows me to genuinely focus. Rates are per session and results may be noticeable within four to six sessions. Counselling is a safe place to be honest and share with a professional who has concern and the ability to walk you through the change needed for you to be healthier and happier. Connect if I can be that help.
(548) 900-9223 View (548) 900-9223
Photo of Angelina Vaccaro, Registered Social Worker in N2T, ON
Angelina Vaccaro
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PhD (c)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2T
I specialize in working with neurodivergent children, teens, and adults and their families with a focus on the autism spectrum and ADHD, as well as those experiencing complex mental health challenges including anxiety disorders, depression, suicide ideation and self harm. I firmly believes in collaborating closely with parents, caregivers, and other professionals involved in a person's life. By working as a team, I ensure a holistic and comprehensive approach to treatment that maximizes progress. I create a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals feel heard, understood, and supported.
I specialize in working with neurodivergent children, teens, and adults and their families with a focus on the autism spectrum and ADHD, as well as those experiencing complex mental health challenges including anxiety disorders, depression, suicide ideation and self harm. I firmly believes in collaborating closely with parents, caregivers, and other professionals involved in a person's life. By working as a team, I ensure a holistic and comprehensive approach to treatment that maximizes progress. I create a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals feel heard, understood, and supported.
(226) 546-1606 View (226) 546-1606
Photo of Courtney Johnston, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in N2T, ON
Courtney Johnston
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q), CRPO
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2T
Accepting New Clients - Sometimes the weight we carry in life can all become too much and maybe we shut down or have an outburst. In whatever way it comes out, I know that this is all part of being human. My goal is to compassionately support you in understanding the patterns that have you feeling stuck and navigate your inner world. I will walk alongside you in your search for meaningful change. If you would like to start this healing work together, then the easiest way is to book an appointment through our website (chettiarcounselling.ca)
Accepting New Clients - Sometimes the weight we carry in life can all become too much and maybe we shut down or have an outburst. In whatever way it comes out, I know that this is all part of being human. My goal is to compassionately support you in understanding the patterns that have you feeling stuck and navigate your inner world. I will walk alongside you in your search for meaningful change. If you would like to start this healing work together, then the easiest way is to book an appointment through our website (chettiarcounselling.ca)
(548) 490-8281 View (548) 490-8281
Photo of Meghan Clemmer, Registered Social Service Worker in N2T, ON
Meghan Clemmer
Registered Social Service Worker, RSSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2T
Accepting new clients! I'm a Registered Social Service Worker (RSSW) with over 17 years of experience working in Children’s Mental Health. I provide individual counselling support to children and youth ages 5 and up, as well as their families and have experience supporting with a range of challenges including anxiety, attachment and behavioural issues, mood and self-esteem challenges, autism, and emotion dysregulation. In addition, I have extensive experience providing support to parents of children with mental health concerns, to better understand their children’s challenges and learn strategies to support their children’s needs.
Accepting new clients! I'm a Registered Social Service Worker (RSSW) with over 17 years of experience working in Children’s Mental Health. I provide individual counselling support to children and youth ages 5 and up, as well as their families and have experience supporting with a range of challenges including anxiety, attachment and behavioural issues, mood and self-esteem challenges, autism, and emotion dysregulation. In addition, I have extensive experience providing support to parents of children with mental health concerns, to better understand their children’s challenges and learn strategies to support their children’s needs.
(226) 780-0714 View (226) 780-0714
Photo of Susan Darlene Merli, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in N2T, ON
Susan Darlene Merli
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Susan Merli, MACP, RP(Q), PCC, CEBS
Verified
Waterloo, ON N2T
If you're looking for a psychotherapist who listens deeply, creates a nurturing space for acceptance and curiosity to flourish and a safe harbour where empathy and compassion thrive, please consider Authentika Psychotherapy. I'll work with you to co-create solutions that are practical, attainable, and realistic. I see clients for many reasons. Some want to set clear and healthy boundaries while others are looking to better communicate needs and have healthier relationships. Many want to reduce stress and anxiety and move beyond trauma experiences. Whatever the reason, I'm here to help you with your mental health goals.
If you're looking for a psychotherapist who listens deeply, creates a nurturing space for acceptance and curiosity to flourish and a safe harbour where empathy and compassion thrive, please consider Authentika Psychotherapy. I'll work with you to co-create solutions that are practical, attainable, and realistic. I see clients for many reasons. Some want to set clear and healthy boundaries while others are looking to better communicate needs and have healthier relationships. Many want to reduce stress and anxiety and move beyond trauma experiences. Whatever the reason, I'm here to help you with your mental health goals.
(226) 605-6413 View (226) 605-6413
Photo of Ryan Schmidtke - Men's Mood Maverick, Registered Psychotherapist in N2T, ON
Ryan Schmidtke - Men's Mood Maverick
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2T  (Online Only)
You: "I am READY to feel better." Me: "Right on. I've got the tools. Let's get to work." This whole therapy business may seem a little weird to you, but you have been feeling a deep lack of connection to the things that really matter to you and you don't want to keep feeling this way. You've had some struggles earlier in your life, or more recently, that have impacted how you relate to others and how you related to the world in general, and you're not liking how this restriction, this disconnect feels. You've wanted to be a better coworker, partner, or father, and you're feeling really ready to invest the time to make it happen.
You: "I am READY to feel better." Me: "Right on. I've got the tools. Let's get to work." This whole therapy business may seem a little weird to you, but you have been feeling a deep lack of connection to the things that really matter to you and you don't want to keep feeling this way. You've had some struggles earlier in your life, or more recently, that have impacted how you relate to others and how you related to the world in general, and you're not liking how this restriction, this disconnect feels. You've wanted to be a better coworker, partner, or father, and you're feeling really ready to invest the time to make it happen.
(343) 303-6890 View (343) 303-6890
Photo of Shaziya Vellani, Registered Social Worker in N2T, ON
Shaziya Vellani
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2T
Are you facing a challenging time or coming to terms with feelings and emotions that seem heavy and difficult to understand? Are you struggling with stress, burnout or anxiety and feel overwhelmed? Do you wonder if life should somehow feel better? I see so many individuals who are feeling exhausted from trying to manage relationships, careers and their lives; who suffer from depression or a painful past and find themselves in repetitive thinking patterns making them feel stuck and uncertain about the future. I believe that taking time for yourself and exploring what it is that you need can get you closer to achieving your goals.
Are you facing a challenging time or coming to terms with feelings and emotions that seem heavy and difficult to understand? Are you struggling with stress, burnout or anxiety and feel overwhelmed? Do you wonder if life should somehow feel better? I see so many individuals who are feeling exhausted from trying to manage relationships, careers and their lives; who suffer from depression or a painful past and find themselves in repetitive thinking patterns making them feel stuck and uncertain about the future. I believe that taking time for yourself and exploring what it is that you need can get you closer to achieving your goals.
(226) 887-0894 View (226) 887-0894
Photo of Colleen Hesch, Registered Social Worker in N2T, ON
Colleen Hesch
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Waterloo, ON N2T
My philosophy on which I base my practice is that it is through relationship we both wound and heal. I believe the relationship formed in counseling is one of combined expertise, you as the expert on your life, and the expertise I can provide because of my training as a clinical social worker. In our work together, your goals to resolve presenting issues will be our focus. Ultimately, I would like to accompany you on your journey toward health, wholeness and healing in your life. I am currently accepting new clients.
My philosophy on which I base my practice is that it is through relationship we both wound and heal. I believe the relationship formed in counseling is one of combined expertise, you as the expert on your life, and the expertise I can provide because of my training as a clinical social worker. In our work together, your goals to resolve presenting issues will be our focus. Ultimately, I would like to accompany you on your journey toward health, wholeness and healing in your life. I am currently accepting new clients.
(226) 773-4356 View (226) 773-4356
Photo of Megan Smith, Registered Social Worker in N2T, ON
Megan Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2T  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling not good enough, rejected or abandoned? Although it may be wrought with difficulties, trauma, and turmoil, your journey led you here and I know that takes immense courage. The heavy load you have been carrying can be overwhelming and exhausting. Do you want to take back control of your journey and alleviate that heavy load? You deserve a life free from emotional pain and to feel more in control of your journey. My hope is that my curiosity and empathy supports you to do the healing needed to process past distress and prepare for your journey ahead.
Are you tired of feeling not good enough, rejected or abandoned? Although it may be wrought with difficulties, trauma, and turmoil, your journey led you here and I know that takes immense courage. The heavy load you have been carrying can be overwhelming and exhausting. Do you want to take back control of your journey and alleviate that heavy load? You deserve a life free from emotional pain and to feel more in control of your journey. My hope is that my curiosity and empathy supports you to do the healing needed to process past distress and prepare for your journey ahead.
(249) 802-9220 View (249) 802-9220
Photo of Michelle Duwyn, Psychologist in N2T, ON
Michelle Duwyn
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2T  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Have you found yourself feeling stuck, getting pulled into all-too-familiar patterns of worry, anxiety, low mood, pain, or dissatisfying relationships? Do you find yourself often having self-critical thoughts or struggling with not-good-enough-ness? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, PTSD, or chronic pain? Are you an adult child of an emotionally immature parent? Are you experiencing or healing from narcissistic abuse? Are you a caring professional, a highly sensitive, or an empathic person, who feels overwhelmed and burnt out, and has lost sight of yourself and your needs?
Have you found yourself feeling stuck, getting pulled into all-too-familiar patterns of worry, anxiety, low mood, pain, or dissatisfying relationships? Do you find yourself often having self-critical thoughts or struggling with not-good-enough-ness? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, disordered eating, PTSD, or chronic pain? Are you an adult child of an emotionally immature parent? Are you experiencing or healing from narcissistic abuse? Are you a caring professional, a highly sensitive, or an empathic person, who feels overwhelmed and burnt out, and has lost sight of yourself and your needs?
(226) 840-6244 View (226) 840-6244

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Number of Counsellors in N2T

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in N2T who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
94% Self Esteem
91% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
75% Grief
72% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% SunLife
64% Manulife
57% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in N2T see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N2T?

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.