Photo of Taylor McConnachie, Registered Psychotherapist in N3Y, ON
Taylor McConnachie
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y
Are you experiencing barriers impacting your sexual relationship with yourself and others? As a sex therapist, I passionately support individuals, partners and polycules in prioritizing pleasure and becoming more empowered in your sexual experiences. While every individual's journey is unique, common areas of support I offer include navigating sexual trauma, dismantling shaming narratives around sex and pleasure, desire related concerns, arousal and orgasm difficulties, sexual and pelvic pain, and exploring new relationship structures.
Are you experiencing barriers impacting your sexual relationship with yourself and others? As a sex therapist, I passionately support individuals, partners and polycules in prioritizing pleasure and becoming more empowered in your sexual experiences. While every individual's journey is unique, common areas of support I offer include navigating sexual trauma, dismantling shaming narratives around sex and pleasure, desire related concerns, arousal and orgasm difficulties, sexual and pelvic pain, and exploring new relationship structures.
(226) 639-5589 View (226) 639-5589
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Rethink CBT
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Simcoe, ON N3Y
Nancy and Lisa are highly specialized, formally trained certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (CACBT). They both have MSW degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University and have extensive post-graduate, advanced training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from McMaster University. Drawing on years of clinical training and experience, Nancy and Lisa teach skills to help clients recognize and manage the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. In contrast to traditional talk therapy, CBT is a short-term, structured therapy that focuses on teaching clients strategies to manage their anxiety or depression symptoms.
Nancy and Lisa are highly specialized, formally trained certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapists (CACBT). They both have MSW degrees from Wilfrid Laurier University and have extensive post-graduate, advanced training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) from McMaster University. Drawing on years of clinical training and experience, Nancy and Lisa teach skills to help clients recognize and manage the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. In contrast to traditional talk therapy, CBT is a short-term, structured therapy that focuses on teaching clients strategies to manage their anxiety or depression symptoms.
(226) 605-5015 View (226) 605-5015
Photo of Stephanie Sliwa, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in N3Y, ON
Stephanie Sliwa
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y
Have you experienced a traumatic or distressing event? Are you struggling to manage your moods and behaviours? Is this impacting your relationships or day-to-day life? Do you wonder if life should feel more meaningful or fulfilling? Now more than ever, people are feeling uncertain about how to balance all of life's demands. Not addressing these struggles can lead to negative consequences, such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, or even physiological issues. I believe there is hope.
Have you experienced a traumatic or distressing event? Are you struggling to manage your moods and behaviours? Is this impacting your relationships or day-to-day life? Do you wonder if life should feel more meaningful or fulfilling? Now more than ever, people are feeling uncertain about how to balance all of life's demands. Not addressing these struggles can lead to negative consequences, such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, or even physiological issues. I believe there is hope.
(226) 917-4431 View (226) 917-4431
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Briar Culbert
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y  (Online Only)
Are you looking for integrative and approachable counselling? Are you ready for a therapist who navigates the fine dance between compassionate listening and providing helpful feedback? Together, we'll select and work towards your goals while looking for a deeper meaning within your life's patterns and rhythms. We'll focus on being more grounded within your authentic self as you harness tools that will help you maintain the changes you wish to see.
Are you looking for integrative and approachable counselling? Are you ready for a therapist who navigates the fine dance between compassionate listening and providing helpful feedback? Together, we'll select and work towards your goals while looking for a deeper meaning within your life's patterns and rhythms. We'll focus on being more grounded within your authentic self as you harness tools that will help you maintain the changes you wish to see.
(226) 756-0245 View (226) 756-0245
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Sarah Christine Sibany- Norfolk County Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y
I work with all stages of the life cycle with a particular focus on children, youth and families. I help individuals figure out what goals they wish to achieve and support them to make a plan of how to get there. It is wonderful to talk to family and friends but they are often not "neutral" in terms of the support they provide. Having someone to talk to outside that circle to listen, reframe what is going on and offer strategies can be invaluable!
I work with all stages of the life cycle with a particular focus on children, youth and families. I help individuals figure out what goals they wish to achieve and support them to make a plan of how to get there. It is wonderful to talk to family and friends but they are often not "neutral" in terms of the support they provide. Having someone to talk to outside that circle to listen, reframe what is going on and offer strategies can be invaluable!
(226) 455-6796 View (226) 455-6796
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Stephanie Alderson Clinical Supervision
Registered Social Worker, HBSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y  (Online Only)
Psychotherapy is challenging work! With support, reflection and self-care it can be a very rewarding career! As a registered clinical social worker with over ten years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, youth, individuals, and families, I believe that good supervision is an integral part of what we do! I provide virtual clinical supervision and consultation in individual, dyadic and group formats to mental health professionals. I meet all supervision requirements under OCSWSSW and CRPO.
Psychotherapy is challenging work! With support, reflection and self-care it can be a very rewarding career! As a registered clinical social worker with over ten years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, youth, individuals, and families, I believe that good supervision is an integral part of what we do! I provide virtual clinical supervision and consultation in individual, dyadic and group formats to mental health professionals. I meet all supervision requirements under OCSWSSW and CRPO.
(226) 756-0034 View (226) 756-0034
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Brenna Bomberry - - Norfolk County Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BSc, OCGC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, challenging relationships, loss of a sense of self, or trauma that affects your day-to-day life or relationships? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, lost by what it means to live up to someone else’s standards, just getting through the day, or the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you hope that your days could be better? Now more than ever, children, teens, and adults are feeling uncertain. Not addressing these everyday challenges can lead to decreased quality of life. I believe there is hope and answers to having the life you deserve.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, challenging relationships, loss of a sense of self, or trauma that affects your day-to-day life or relationships? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, lost by what it means to live up to someone else’s standards, just getting through the day, or the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you hope that your days could be better? Now more than ever, children, teens, and adults are feeling uncertain. Not addressing these everyday challenges can lead to decreased quality of life. I believe there is hope and answers to having the life you deserve.
(226) 783-3802 View (226) 783-3802
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Natalie Sullivan
Registered Psychotherapist, BSCN, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y
Not accepting new clients
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Avril Ferguson - - Norfolk County Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y
I offer BOTH in person or virtual appointments. I specialize in working with maternal mental health, family conflict and estrangement, anxiety, and trauma. I offer compassion and understanding to create a safe environment to explore difficult issues and intense emotions. By working together we can move towards healing. Therapy can kick start our journey of parenthood, self-acceptance, autonomy, purpose in life, positive relations, change and happiness.
I offer BOTH in person or virtual appointments. I specialize in working with maternal mental health, family conflict and estrangement, anxiety, and trauma. I offer compassion and understanding to create a safe environment to explore difficult issues and intense emotions. By working together we can move towards healing. Therapy can kick start our journey of parenthood, self-acceptance, autonomy, purpose in life, positive relations, change and happiness.
(226) 400-1688 View (226) 400-1688
Photo of Jeanne Marie Wilhelmus, Registered Psychotherapist in N3Y, ON
Jeanne Marie Wilhelmus
Registered Psychotherapist, BEd, MACP
Verified Verified
Simcoe, ON N3Y
My practice focuses on adult clients with various mental health challenges using Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy. Many of my clients are coping with negative emotional and physical symptoms of anxiety, depression, chronic pain, diagnoses such as ADHD , insomnia, abuse, guilt and life changes such as perimenopause. Many clients are struggling to accept major changes in their lives, trying to make decisions or solve problems in personal and professional area and are seeking to build coping strategies.
My practice focuses on adult clients with various mental health challenges using Cognitive Behaviourial Therapy. Many of my clients are coping with negative emotional and physical symptoms of anxiety, depression, chronic pain, diagnoses such as ADHD , insomnia, abuse, guilt and life changes such as perimenopause. Many clients are struggling to accept major changes in their lives, trying to make decisions or solve problems in personal and professional area and are seeking to build coping strategies.
(226) 455-5988 View (226) 455-5988
Photo of Jessica Card, Counsellor in N3Y, ON
Jessica Card
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified Verified
Simcoe, ON N3Y  (Online Only)
I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services. My deep-seated passion is rooted in delivering compassionate support and fostering a secure and nurturing space for my clients as they embark on their personal journeys of growth and self-discovery. By prioritizing a client-centered approach, I firmly uphold the belief that individuals possess an inherent wisdom about their own lives. Grounded in this belief, my goal is to guide clients in pursuing their objectives while respecting their distinctive values and autonomy.
I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services. My deep-seated passion is rooted in delivering compassionate support and fostering a secure and nurturing space for my clients as they embark on their personal journeys of growth and self-discovery. By prioritizing a client-centered approach, I firmly uphold the belief that individuals possess an inherent wisdom about their own lives. Grounded in this belief, my goal is to guide clients in pursuing their objectives while respecting their distinctive values and autonomy.
(226) 640-3771 View (226) 640-3771
Photo of Tania Clatsoff - - Norfolk County Counselling, Registered Social Worker in N3Y, ON
Tania Clatsoff - - Norfolk County Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y
I help people who are struggling with stress, grief, challenging relationships, anxiety, depression, as well as people who have experienced trauma. I help when these things affect your day-to-day life, relationships, and your ability to function. I look forward to helping clients achieve their goals by providing an individualized therapy experience in a compassionate and safe setting. My toolbox has a wide range of therapeutic approaches to help my clients develop skills to manage life’s stressors, find and set healthy boundaries, and maintain motivation.
I help people who are struggling with stress, grief, challenging relationships, anxiety, depression, as well as people who have experienced trauma. I help when these things affect your day-to-day life, relationships, and your ability to function. I look forward to helping clients achieve their goals by providing an individualized therapy experience in a compassionate and safe setting. My toolbox has a wide range of therapeutic approaches to help my clients develop skills to manage life’s stressors, find and set healthy boundaries, and maintain motivation.
(226) 778-2031 View (226) 778-2031
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Melanie Stiller
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q), CTIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y
Perhaps you are wondering if you have the strength, resources, or ability to navigate your challenging situation or relationship. Perhaps you feel stuck in negative patterns of thinking or acting. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or emotional distress. Perhaps you have experienced trauma, either recently or in your past, and you notice the impact it still has on you today. It is helpful to be aware of how our past experiences and relationships help to create patterns, some positive and some that indicate areas where we need to grow. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, I applaud you for taking this step.
Perhaps you are wondering if you have the strength, resources, or ability to navigate your challenging situation or relationship. Perhaps you feel stuck in negative patterns of thinking or acting. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or emotional distress. Perhaps you have experienced trauma, either recently or in your past, and you notice the impact it still has on you today. It is helpful to be aware of how our past experiences and relationships help to create patterns, some positive and some that indicate areas where we need to grow. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, I applaud you for taking this step.
(226) 243-7169 View (226) 243-7169
Photo of Great Lakes Counselling & Consultation Services , Registered Social Worker in N3Y, ON
Great Lakes Counselling & Consultation Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Simcoe, ON N3Y
The Clinicians at GLCCS engage in continuing competence activities and offer strength-based, person-centered, solution focused, culturally aware, non-judgmental and anti-oppressive counselling to individuals, groups, children, youth, couples and families. All Clinicians are registered and are trained in various types of counselling modalities such as CBT, CPT, DBT, ACT, Gottman Method, Emotion Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Focused Therapy. The Clinician's hold additional certificates in mental health and addiction, trauma and attachment, and suicide intervention. We are also a positive space.
The Clinicians at GLCCS engage in continuing competence activities and offer strength-based, person-centered, solution focused, culturally aware, non-judgmental and anti-oppressive counselling to individuals, groups, children, youth, couples and families. All Clinicians are registered and are trained in various types of counselling modalities such as CBT, CPT, DBT, ACT, Gottman Method, Emotion Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Focused Therapy. The Clinician's hold additional certificates in mental health and addiction, trauma and attachment, and suicide intervention. We are also a positive space.
(226) 887-8506 View (226) 887-8506
Photo of Deborah Rimay, Registered Social Worker in N3Y, ON
Deborah Rimay
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y
The clients I work with have experienced significant loss, intense anxiety, and struggle to work through the pain they may be experiencing. I specialize in grief, anxiety, coping skills and religious trauma. I have a passion for working with individuals who are experiencing loss, trauma, anxiety and life changes.
The clients I work with have experienced significant loss, intense anxiety, and struggle to work through the pain they may be experiencing. I specialize in grief, anxiety, coping skills and religious trauma. I have a passion for working with individuals who are experiencing loss, trauma, anxiety and life changes.
(226) 829-5486 View (226) 829-5486
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Allison Huszczo
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BScFS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y
Do you struggle with feeling like you’re doing it all and it’s never enough? Have these feelings impacted your day-to-day life, relationships, or ability to enjoy life? Do you feel guilt or shame in your response to stressful situations? Do you question how life could be calmer and more meaningful? Now more than ever, people feel overwhelmed and struggle to create fulfilling and enriching lives. Not addressing your challenges can lead to negative consequences, such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, or even physiological issues. I believe you can create a balanced life where you don’t feel like you’re running on empty.
Do you struggle with feeling like you’re doing it all and it’s never enough? Have these feelings impacted your day-to-day life, relationships, or ability to enjoy life? Do you feel guilt or shame in your response to stressful situations? Do you question how life could be calmer and more meaningful? Now more than ever, people feel overwhelmed and struggle to create fulfilling and enriching lives. Not addressing your challenges can lead to negative consequences, such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, or even physiological issues. I believe you can create a balanced life where you don’t feel like you’re running on empty.
(226) 906-0349 View (226) 906-0349
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Mindful Path Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y
At Mindful Path Counselling we offer a wide range of services including; individual, couples/relationship(s), marriage, child/youth, family, and group counselling. In addition, we offer a wide range of alternative wellness services including; reiki/energy healing/ infrared light therapy, hypnotherapy, life coaching, art therapy, ecotherapy, walk-n-talk therapy, and animal-assisted therapy. We work with people aged 5 years and up from all backgrounds. We are also under the supervision of a psychologist for psychology billing needs.
At Mindful Path Counselling we offer a wide range of services including; individual, couples/relationship(s), marriage, child/youth, family, and group counselling. In addition, we offer a wide range of alternative wellness services including; reiki/energy healing/ infrared light therapy, hypnotherapy, life coaching, art therapy, ecotherapy, walk-n-talk therapy, and animal-assisted therapy. We work with people aged 5 years and up from all backgrounds. We are also under the supervision of a psychologist for psychology billing needs.
(226) 778-5521 View (226) 778-5521
Photo of Andrew Dreosto, Registered Psychotherapist in N3Y, ON
Andrew Dreosto
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y  (Online Only)
Anxiety, invalidation, depression, and overwhelm, may have major needs worth supporting. I've noticed overthinking, numbing, avoidance, ongoing suffering from trauma, or imbalances in mind and body may surface. Most clients discover what is most fulfilling and transformative only during deeper reflection or exploration of their needs. Come find what you value, how to better express your needs, and discover how to help yourself. Feeling lost, unsupported, and uncertain is natural, but you don't need to stay stuck. Regardless of the reason, I’m glad you found your way here to connect and find your authentic path forward.
Anxiety, invalidation, depression, and overwhelm, may have major needs worth supporting. I've noticed overthinking, numbing, avoidance, ongoing suffering from trauma, or imbalances in mind and body may surface. Most clients discover what is most fulfilling and transformative only during deeper reflection or exploration of their needs. Come find what you value, how to better express your needs, and discover how to help yourself. Feeling lost, unsupported, and uncertain is natural, but you don't need to stay stuck. Regardless of the reason, I’m glad you found your way here to connect and find your authentic path forward.
(226) 240-4201 View (226) 240-4201
Photo of Andrea Berkel, Registered Social Worker in N3Y, ON
Andrea Berkel
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW , RSW
Verified Verified
Simcoe, ON N3Y
I provide support to individuals experiencing a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, grief and problems with sleep. I have extensive experience working with older adults and their caregivers, with knowledge about dementia and the impact of the disease on family members. I also provide support to people as they encounter a changing body and increased health concerns which impact their day-to-day life and maybe even independence. I work with people as they grieve and accept changes and work with them to identify strategies that help them to move towards the life they want to live.
I provide support to individuals experiencing a range of concerns including depression, anxiety, stress, grief and problems with sleep. I have extensive experience working with older adults and their caregivers, with knowledge about dementia and the impact of the disease on family members. I also provide support to people as they encounter a changing body and increased health concerns which impact their day-to-day life and maybe even independence. I work with people as they grieve and accept changes and work with them to identify strategies that help them to move towards the life they want to live.
(226) 705-1057 View (226) 705-1057
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Dr. Jodie Lockey-Duesling
Registered Social Worker, BA, MACP, RSW, DCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y  (Online Only)
I have experience working with a wide array of clients. I have worked in severe and persistent mental illness, specializing in a number of areas such as autism/adhd, inner child wounds, attachment injury, hoarding, grief, and trauma. I enjoy all things creative healing; art, music, walking, mindfulness, and many more! I have a passion for working with women, including busy moms who want their own identity and holistic connection to their world. I can help utilize integrative, somatic, cognitive, behavioural, emotional and psychological models! I love providing a collaborative supervision program for mental health therapists :)
I have experience working with a wide array of clients. I have worked in severe and persistent mental illness, specializing in a number of areas such as autism/adhd, inner child wounds, attachment injury, hoarding, grief, and trauma. I enjoy all things creative healing; art, music, walking, mindfulness, and many more! I have a passion for working with women, including busy moms who want their own identity and holistic connection to their world. I can help utilize integrative, somatic, cognitive, behavioural, emotional and psychological models! I love providing a collaborative supervision program for mental health therapists :)
(226) 242-9655 View (226) 242-9655

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in N3Y

50+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in N3Y who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
79% Depression
79% Self Esteem
75% Coping Skills
75% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% First Nations Health Authority
47% BlueCross and BlueShield
47% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in N3Y see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N3Y?

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.