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Stephanie Elizabeth Boyd
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), Reg PT
Verified Verified
Stratford, ON N5A
Are you facing a challenge and needing to find a way forward? Sometimes life is hard. Our lives include many experiences, including grief, loss, anxiety, and conflicts. Everyone deserves the opportunity to grow and live life to the fullest. As a spiritually integrated psychotherapist, I do not shy away from existential questions or exploring our place in the world. I am passionate about holistic treatment approaches. I am not a religious therapist, and I enjoy working with others from all faith backgrounds, including those who identify as agnostic or atheist.
Are you facing a challenge and needing to find a way forward? Sometimes life is hard. Our lives include many experiences, including grief, loss, anxiety, and conflicts. Everyone deserves the opportunity to grow and live life to the fullest. As a spiritually integrated psychotherapist, I do not shy away from existential questions or exploring our place in the world. I am passionate about holistic treatment approaches. I am not a religious therapist, and I enjoy working with others from all faith backgrounds, including those who identify as agnostic or atheist.
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Photo of Stephanie Lappano, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in N5A, ON
Stephanie Lappano
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford, ON N5A
At times in life, difficult and overwhelming thoughts, feelings, behaviours or circumstances can leave us feeling alone and lost. It can be hard to reach out for support when we feel like this. I recognize the barriers that may exist in accessing mental health support, and strive to normalize therapy and make it an inviting, positive experience. It is my hope to create a warm and caring, safe, non-judgemental space in which clients feel understood and valued.
At times in life, difficult and overwhelming thoughts, feelings, behaviours or circumstances can leave us feeling alone and lost. It can be hard to reach out for support when we feel like this. I recognize the barriers that may exist in accessing mental health support, and strive to normalize therapy and make it an inviting, positive experience. It is my hope to create a warm and caring, safe, non-judgemental space in which clients feel understood and valued.
(548) 489-0627 View (548) 489-0627
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Reclaim & Rise Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford, ON N5A
We are so glad you're here! We know looking for a counsellor can be overwhelming and we are here to help. We are a dedicated group of mental health clinicians who are passionate about supporting your healing and journey to mental wellness. Using evidence-based modalities we provide individual, couples, and youth counselling both in-person and virtually on a secure online platform. All of our therapists are Master's level Registered Social Workers (RSW's) and are accepted by most insurance companies and benefit packages. Our cozy office is located at 206 Ontario Street in Stratford.
We are so glad you're here! We know looking for a counsellor can be overwhelming and we are here to help. We are a dedicated group of mental health clinicians who are passionate about supporting your healing and journey to mental wellness. Using evidence-based modalities we provide individual, couples, and youth counselling both in-person and virtually on a secure online platform. All of our therapists are Master's level Registered Social Workers (RSW's) and are accepted by most insurance companies and benefit packages. Our cozy office is located at 206 Ontario Street in Stratford.
(226) 366-9948 View (226) 366-9948
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SoulScape Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BAHon, RP
Verified Verified
Stratford, ON N5A
Life is nothing short of amazing. It's amazing how much we can go through and live to tell about it. It's amazing how fast kids grow up and time flies, how angry a co-worker can make you, how much compassion we can seem to have for others when we struggle to offer any to ourselves. It's amazing how much we put on our plates when all we need is to rest. It's amazing how much we can long for understanding and connection and how much opportunity can be missed right in front of our eyes. It's amazing how short life is. It's also amazing how much we can learn in the time we have, and how little steps can amount to such massive change.
Life is nothing short of amazing. It's amazing how much we can go through and live to tell about it. It's amazing how fast kids grow up and time flies, how angry a co-worker can make you, how much compassion we can seem to have for others when we struggle to offer any to ourselves. It's amazing how much we put on our plates when all we need is to rest. It's amazing how much we can long for understanding and connection and how much opportunity can be missed right in front of our eyes. It's amazing how short life is. It's also amazing how much we can learn in the time we have, and how little steps can amount to such massive change.
(226) 887-8486 View (226) 887-8486
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Brent Cairn Pleasance
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford, ON N5A
The world is changing, and we can all feel and see it. The value of taking care of our mental health is becoming increasingly important, as we become more aware of our past and as we step into our future together. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, confused, lost, or you may simply not know how to feel or what to feel. You may have difficulty communicating. You may be feeling good but just want to explore yourself or are curious to grow in unique and different ways. Maybe you are having relationship issues, or maybe you want to reconnect to spirituality. These are all wonderful reasons to talk to a counsellor.
The world is changing, and we can all feel and see it. The value of taking care of our mental health is becoming increasingly important, as we become more aware of our past and as we step into our future together. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, confused, lost, or you may simply not know how to feel or what to feel. You may have difficulty communicating. You may be feeling good but just want to explore yourself or are curious to grow in unique and different ways. Maybe you are having relationship issues, or maybe you want to reconnect to spirituality. These are all wonderful reasons to talk to a counsellor.
(289) 805-3325 View (289) 805-3325
Photo of Hilary Fair, Registered Psychotherapist in N5A, ON
Hilary Fair
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stratford, ON N5A  (Online Only)
Many clients find their way to therapy because they feel anxious, burnt out, and overwhelmed. Often, they are also newly aware of the negative impact these states are having on relationships with their loved ones, their work, and themselves. At a practical level, I help my clients reduce their symptoms of anxiety; at a deeper level, I help them unearth the unconscious beliefs that direct "problem" behaviours and patterns that are no longer serving them. I believe that what we become conscious of we can change, and that when we are empowered in this way we can then live more creatively-fulfilled, peaceful, and satisfying lives.
Many clients find their way to therapy because they feel anxious, burnt out, and overwhelmed. Often, they are also newly aware of the negative impact these states are having on relationships with their loved ones, their work, and themselves. At a practical level, I help my clients reduce their symptoms of anxiety; at a deeper level, I help them unearth the unconscious beliefs that direct "problem" behaviours and patterns that are no longer serving them. I believe that what we become conscious of we can change, and that when we are empowered in this way we can then live more creatively-fulfilled, peaceful, and satisfying lives.
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Photo of Within Counselling Services, Registered Social Worker in N5A, ON
Within Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford, ON N5A  (Online Only)
You came here for a reason. Maybe you weren't expecting to be searching for a counsellor today but something brought you here to my page. Life sometimes takes us to unexpected places but no matter how you got here, I am glad you are here. Welcome. You belong here. I am a Registered Social Worker, a mother, a community member, and most importantly a helper at heart. My style of counselling is tailored to what will work best for you. I practice using trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and intersectional lenses. When accessing my counselling services you can be assured of a safe, non judgmental environment.
You came here for a reason. Maybe you weren't expecting to be searching for a counsellor today but something brought you here to my page. Life sometimes takes us to unexpected places but no matter how you got here, I am glad you are here. Welcome. You belong here. I am a Registered Social Worker, a mother, a community member, and most importantly a helper at heart. My style of counselling is tailored to what will work best for you. I practice using trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and intersectional lenses. When accessing my counselling services you can be assured of a safe, non judgmental environment.
(548) 489-0416 View (548) 489-0416
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Joe White
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford, ON N5A
Are you navigating through anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship challenges? You might be feeling overwhelmed by life's stressors and seeking a way to manage grief, or just looking for a space to understand your emotions better. Your goal is to find balance, healing, and a deeper understanding of yourself.
Are you navigating through anxiety, depression, trauma, or relationship challenges? You might be feeling overwhelmed by life's stressors and seeking a way to manage grief, or just looking for a space to understand your emotions better. Your goal is to find balance, healing, and a deeper understanding of yourself.
(226) 840-5070 View (226) 840-5070
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Lindsay Rafuse
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Stratford, ON N5A
Lindsay is Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C) and is passionate in supporting individuals as the navigate their way through parenthood. As a mother of two children herself, this is a topic of great importance to Lindsay. It takes a village to raise a little person in this world – every parent deserves to have the same and to not just survive parenthood but find joy in it! In addition to her work with the perinatal population, Lindsay also supports individuals experiencing a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, body image and disordered eating, stress, and self-esteem/self worth. She sees individuals ages 18+.
Lindsay is Perinatal Mental Health Certified (PMH-C) and is passionate in supporting individuals as the navigate their way through parenthood. As a mother of two children herself, this is a topic of great importance to Lindsay. It takes a village to raise a little person in this world – every parent deserves to have the same and to not just survive parenthood but find joy in it! In addition to her work with the perinatal population, Lindsay also supports individuals experiencing a range of concerns, including anxiety, depression, body image and disordered eating, stress, and self-esteem/self worth. She sees individuals ages 18+.
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Compass Counselling and Mediation Services
Counsellor, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stratford, ON N5A
Feeling overwhelmed? Every one of us has had challenges in our lives. Some, at times, can appear to be simply too daunting to manage. Counselling can assist you in facing life's challenges but it's important to find a cousellor that is good fit for you. At Compass we take care to build trust and relationships with our clients. We can assist you to make a plan for change and to regain hope. Families, Couples and Individuals have all benefitted from chooseing Compass Counselling in difficult times. We invite you will give us a call or send us an email to begin your work with us.
Feeling overwhelmed? Every one of us has had challenges in our lives. Some, at times, can appear to be simply too daunting to manage. Counselling can assist you in facing life's challenges but it's important to find a cousellor that is good fit for you. At Compass we take care to build trust and relationships with our clients. We can assist you to make a plan for change and to regain hope. Families, Couples and Individuals have all benefitted from chooseing Compass Counselling in difficult times. We invite you will give us a call or send us an email to begin your work with us.
(548) 483-6398 View (548) 483-6398
Photo of Mindy Gough, Registered Social Worker in N5A, ON
Mindy Gough
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford, ON N5A
I provide welcoming, collaborative therapy that helps overwhelmed people find a path towards peace and wellbeing. I can help you to untangle complicated thoughts, and to create strategies to discover or recover your thriving self. My work is grounded in the theories of narrative therapy, DBT, CBT, Photo Therapy, positive psychology, and Gottman-informed couples' therapy. I have a particular affinity for people struggling with poor mental health, folks navigating mid-life challenges, women's issues throughout the lifespan, and family members supporting loved ones with mental health concerns.
I provide welcoming, collaborative therapy that helps overwhelmed people find a path towards peace and wellbeing. I can help you to untangle complicated thoughts, and to create strategies to discover or recover your thriving self. My work is grounded in the theories of narrative therapy, DBT, CBT, Photo Therapy, positive psychology, and Gottman-informed couples' therapy. I have a particular affinity for people struggling with poor mental health, folks navigating mid-life challenges, women's issues throughout the lifespan, and family members supporting loved ones with mental health concerns.
(226) 908-0432 View (226) 908-0432
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Erica Beuermann
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Stratford, ON N5A  (Online Only)
Life can bring ups and downs. When it is too much and you feel overwhelmed, please reach out for help. I have helped many people who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief and loss. Relationships can be affected during difficult times. I can help improve and nurture your relationship with yourself and with others.
Life can bring ups and downs. When it is too much and you feel overwhelmed, please reach out for help. I have helped many people who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief and loss. Relationships can be affected during difficult times. I can help improve and nurture your relationship with yourself and with others.
(548) 918-5432 View (548) 918-5432
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Bird's Nest Listening (Carmen Grant)
Pre-Licensed Professional, CCPCP-R, (cand)
Verified Verified
Stratford, ON N5A
If you’re struggling with grief, family dynamics, toxic relationships, unhealthy attachments, or feeling stuck in old patterns, I'm here to listen, and offer you support - without judgement or shame.
If you’re struggling with grief, family dynamics, toxic relationships, unhealthy attachments, or feeling stuck in old patterns, I'm here to listen, and offer you support - without judgement or shame.
(548) 457-0621 View (548) 457-0621
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Brighter Vision Counselling Psychology & Wellness
Registered Social Worker, CPsych, RSW, RP, PR(Q), PHEc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford, ON N5A
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Less stressful? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers, and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind, your body, and your relationships. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better, happier, less stressful life.
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Less stressful? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers, and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind, your body, and your relationships. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better, happier, less stressful life.
(226) 887-8769 View (226) 887-8769
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Rick Sherwood
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Stratford, ON N5A
Do you feel stuck, do you feel overwhelmed are you looking for a new direction away from where you currently are? I've been there, stuck and lost and I use my background, as well as my education to assist people every day to find a new direction for their life. I have been forced to recreate myself and I can help you to create a new pathway that meets your goals. During my time as a therapist I have devised a unique supplement to counselling which is called Echo Cognitive Supplemental Therapy or ECST. These audio recordings are personalized and reaffirms the goals we discuss during your counselling sessions.
Do you feel stuck, do you feel overwhelmed are you looking for a new direction away from where you currently are? I've been there, stuck and lost and I use my background, as well as my education to assist people every day to find a new direction for their life. I have been forced to recreate myself and I can help you to create a new pathway that meets your goals. During my time as a therapist I have devised a unique supplement to counselling which is called Echo Cognitive Supplemental Therapy or ECST. These audio recordings are personalized and reaffirms the goals we discuss during your counselling sessions.
(226) 782-4335 View (226) 782-4335
Photo of Rob Munford, Registered Psychotherapist in N5A, ON
Rob Munford
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stratford, ON N5A
I work with adults, both individually and as couples, who may be feeling 'stuck' or unhappy with the status quo. Most commonly, my clients are working to overcome anxiety, depression, anger, or relationship issues. I also help couples as they work to rebuild their sense of connection and emotional intimacy.
I work with adults, both individually and as couples, who may be feeling 'stuck' or unhappy with the status quo. Most commonly, my clients are working to overcome anxiety, depression, anger, or relationship issues. I also help couples as they work to rebuild their sense of connection and emotional intimacy.
(548) 490-0342 View (548) 490-0342
Photo of Dan Coburn Counselling, Registered Social Worker in N5A, ON
Dan Coburn Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford, ON N5A
I'm here to help you face emotional and relationship challenges so you can overcome what’s holding you back and find ways to move forward. I'm a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist (MSW, RSW) who offers counselling and therapy services to couples, families, individuals, men, and parents. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a primary therapeutic approach in my counselling practice. EFT is an evidence-based therapy used with couples, families, and individuals.
I'm here to help you face emotional and relationship challenges so you can overcome what’s holding you back and find ways to move forward. I'm a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist (MSW, RSW) who offers counselling and therapy services to couples, families, individuals, men, and parents. Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a primary therapeutic approach in my counselling practice. EFT is an evidence-based therapy used with couples, families, and individuals.
(548) 457-2421 View (548) 457-2421
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Maggie Blake
Counsellor, MA CYC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford, ON N5A
I’m a Child and Youth Counsellor with 17 years of experience working one-on-one with diverse children and youth. I meet each client where they're at, and am known for my ability to make kids feel at ease, safe and comfortable. I use a warm, empathetic and strengths-based approach. I help child and youth clients to identify strengths and goals by working alongside them and supporting their needs in a collaborative, developmentally appropriate (and often fun!) way that facilitates their growth, personal understanding and mental health journey.
I’m a Child and Youth Counsellor with 17 years of experience working one-on-one with diverse children and youth. I meet each client where they're at, and am known for my ability to make kids feel at ease, safe and comfortable. I use a warm, empathetic and strengths-based approach. I help child and youth clients to identify strengths and goals by working alongside them and supporting their needs in a collaborative, developmentally appropriate (and often fun!) way that facilitates their growth, personal understanding and mental health journey.
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Photo of Don Edwards, Registered Psychotherapist in N5A, ON
Don Edwards
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford, ON N5A
My practice has four foci each supporting personal growth, identity and well-being: 1. LGBT concerns: coming out, loneliness, dating, relationships, family conflict, developing acceptance of self and by others, consolidating identity, loss and adaptation in these situations, aging, illness; 2. trauma impeding life today: neglect, abuse, bullying, exposure to dangerous or dysfunctional environments, accident, loss, etc. 3. couples: long-term, new or dating, opposite and same sex, experiencing conflict, communication disconnects, codependency, affairs, family concerns, loss, substance abuse, addictions; 4. career counseling to align temperament to vocation, achieving work/life balance, supporting job loss/search and life stage changes such as retirement.
My practice has four foci each supporting personal growth, identity and well-being: 1. LGBT concerns: coming out, loneliness, dating, relationships, family conflict, developing acceptance of self and by others, consolidating identity, loss and adaptation in these situations, aging, illness; 2. trauma impeding life today: neglect, abuse, bullying, exposure to dangerous or dysfunctional environments, accident, loss, etc. 3. couples: long-term, new or dating, opposite and same sex, experiencing conflict, communication disconnects, codependency, affairs, family concerns, loss, substance abuse, addictions; 4. career counseling to align temperament to vocation, achieving work/life balance, supporting job loss/search and life stage changes such as retirement.
(647) 955-3858 View (647) 955-3858
Photo of Linda Mackay, Registered Social Worker in N5A, ON
Linda Mackay
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford, ON N5A
Not accepting new clients
I have learned that we cannot separate our mind from our body and spirit and so embrace an integrated model of therapies including mindfulness-based practices and a variety of skills to help with: mood challenges, managing change, loss and grief, relationship challenges. workplace burnout and caregiver fatigue, performance barriers and fears, life transitions, and trauma. We suffer as human beings, but we can find relief with compassionate understanding for our suffering. We can heal, we can find the space within to cultivate a life of purpose, meaning and joy.
I have learned that we cannot separate our mind from our body and spirit and so embrace an integrated model of therapies including mindfulness-based practices and a variety of skills to help with: mood challenges, managing change, loss and grief, relationship challenges. workplace burnout and caregiver fatigue, performance barriers and fears, life transitions, and trauma. We suffer as human beings, but we can find relief with compassionate understanding for our suffering. We can heal, we can find the space within to cultivate a life of purpose, meaning and joy.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in N5A

60+

Average cost per session

$135

Counsellors in N5A who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
83% Coping Skills
83% Self Esteem
80% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
67% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

44% SunLife
44% Canada Life | Great-West Life
38% Other

How Counsellors in N5A see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N5A?

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.