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Lauren Hare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P
Teens and young adults have so much going on and can really struggle. Even when they look good on the outside. Between school stuff, friend drama, boyfriends, girlfriends, breakups, jobs, sports, and trying to cope and manage with everything coming their way, it's no wonder they blow up, shut down, and lose it. And when parents try to help, they're "nagging" or "don't understand." Counselling can help them find their way back. I work teens to help figure things out and manage their big feelings in a healthier way, letting them feel more in control, reduce anxiety and depression, and help get them back on track.
Teens and young adults have so much going on and can really struggle. Even when they look good on the outside. Between school stuff, friend drama, boyfriends, girlfriends, breakups, jobs, sports, and trying to cope and manage with everything coming their way, it's no wonder they blow up, shut down, and lose it. And when parents try to help, they're "nagging" or "don't understand." Counselling can help them find their way back. I work teens to help figure things out and manage their big feelings in a healthier way, letting them feel more in control, reduce anxiety and depression, and help get them back on track.
(226) 702-2463 View (226) 702-2463
Photo of Nina Haas, Registered Social Worker in N5P, ON
Nina Haas
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P
You’re getting calls from the school about your child. That’s if he even makes it to school. Your sweet little baby is almost unrecognizable. She hates herself, she hates you, and you’re an idiot for trying to help. He spends most of his time in his room glued to the phone or yelling at you. And you can’t figure out what’s going on. Or maybe you're struggling issues around parenting, post-partum issues, or your own relationships. Your anxiety is out of control, you feel hopeless, you know something has to change. Adulting is hard.
You’re getting calls from the school about your child. That’s if he even makes it to school. Your sweet little baby is almost unrecognizable. She hates herself, she hates you, and you’re an idiot for trying to help. He spends most of his time in his room glued to the phone or yelling at you. And you can’t figure out what’s going on. Or maybe you're struggling issues around parenting, post-partum issues, or your own relationships. Your anxiety is out of control, you feel hopeless, you know something has to change. Adulting is hard.
(226) 240-1643 View (226) 240-1643
Photo of Kris Bannerman Therapy & Yoga, Registered Social Worker in N5P, ON
Kris Bannerman Therapy & Yoga
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RYT
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P
We Would Be a Good Fit If: You’re seeking a relatable, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to be you, cultivating a safe place for change and growth to occur; You’re looking to build insights into your own behaviour and experiences; understand root causes to address challenges and create new opportunities; You’ve experienced trauma or loss and would like to integrate healing by learning coping strategies, mindfulness and grounding techniques; You would like to live your best life in alignment of your personal goals and values
We Would Be a Good Fit If: You’re seeking a relatable, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to be you, cultivating a safe place for change and growth to occur; You’re looking to build insights into your own behaviour and experiences; understand root causes to address challenges and create new opportunities; You’ve experienced trauma or loss and would like to integrate healing by learning coping strategies, mindfulness and grounding techniques; You would like to live your best life in alignment of your personal goals and values
(226) 779-4249 View (226) 779-4249
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Insight Counselling Elgin
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P
You’re exhausted with all that life has been throwing at you lately. All the strategies you’ve tried have only brought temporary gains or have somehow made things worse. You need support and a new perspective. You have a busy life and don’t have the time to drive all over the place trying desperately to connect with a therapist. Or maybe you've been to therapy but have just never found the right 'fit'. You really need a therapist who cares and who won't judge you. You’ve come to the right place. You can find the support you need here – for yourself, for you and your partner, or even for your preteen or teen.
You’re exhausted with all that life has been throwing at you lately. All the strategies you’ve tried have only brought temporary gains or have somehow made things worse. You need support and a new perspective. You have a busy life and don’t have the time to drive all over the place trying desperately to connect with a therapist. Or maybe you've been to therapy but have just never found the right 'fit'. You really need a therapist who cares and who won't judge you. You’ve come to the right place. You can find the support you need here – for yourself, for you and your partner, or even for your preteen or teen.
(226) 887-2861 View (226) 887-2861
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Judith Michelle Virdee Registered Nurse Psychotherapist
RN, MN
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P
Accepting New Clients! I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse and psychotherapist offering services for adolescents and adults. Psychotherapy is used to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, trauma (PTSD), grief, major life transitions, and relationship problems. If these are some of your struggles you have done the hardest part, looking for support and trying something different. Life gets hard and we are not meant to navigate it alone. If you are here it means you are ready to learn more about yourself, what is troubling you, and new ways to deal with your challenges.
Accepting New Clients! I am a Registered Mental Health Nurse and psychotherapist offering services for adolescents and adults. Psychotherapy is used to treat symptoms of depression, anxiety, substance use disorders, trauma (PTSD), grief, major life transitions, and relationship problems. If these are some of your struggles you have done the hardest part, looking for support and trying something different. Life gets hard and we are not meant to navigate it alone. If you are here it means you are ready to learn more about yourself, what is troubling you, and new ways to deal with your challenges.
(226) 640-4862 View (226) 640-4862
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Counselling For Men
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P
Most of us men have been taught that we have to manage things by ourselves. To hide our feelings. Or we don't have feelings. Guess what that leads to? Anger, irritability, relationship issues, work problems, and trouble connecting with our kids, friends, and partners. Maybe drinking too much and checking out, too. Or cheating on our partner, because it's easier than trying to figure out what's going on at home. Maybe you don't even realize how bad things have gotten until your partner tells you that you "can't communicate", you're messing up, and now you have no idea what to do and you're defensive and confused.
Most of us men have been taught that we have to manage things by ourselves. To hide our feelings. Or we don't have feelings. Guess what that leads to? Anger, irritability, relationship issues, work problems, and trouble connecting with our kids, friends, and partners. Maybe drinking too much and checking out, too. Or cheating on our partner, because it's easier than trying to figure out what's going on at home. Maybe you don't even realize how bad things have gotten until your partner tells you that you "can't communicate", you're messing up, and now you have no idea what to do and you're defensive and confused.
(226) 457-2074 View (226) 457-2074
Photo of Steve Didham, Registered Social Worker in N5P, ON
Steve Didham
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P
As a Social Worker, I provide a safe space for individuals to open up about their challenges, utilizing a variety of therapeutic strategies and interventions to help elevate people's lives so they can have better opportunities to live an authentic and fulfilling life. My lived experiences are incorporated into my clinical work to support others in connecting “head to heart” in challenging and dismantling the many social constructs people often feel they need to uphold. As you begin to lean into the vulnerability of speaking your truth, the awakening journey begins.
As a Social Worker, I provide a safe space for individuals to open up about their challenges, utilizing a variety of therapeutic strategies and interventions to help elevate people's lives so they can have better opportunities to live an authentic and fulfilling life. My lived experiences are incorporated into my clinical work to support others in connecting “head to heart” in challenging and dismantling the many social constructs people often feel they need to uphold. As you begin to lean into the vulnerability of speaking your truth, the awakening journey begins.
(226) 406-8959 View (226) 406-8959
Photo of Ivana Marjanovic, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in N5P, ON
Ivana Marjanovic
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P
As most of my current clients, you have probably been feeling overwhelmed by your negative thoughts, frequently tired, anxious, stuck in the past, easily distracted, angry, unmotivated, and have been avoiding uncomfortable feelings. You may have contemplated contacting a therapist on more than one occasion to learn how to cope with these difficult feelings. Often, selecting a therapist and booking the intake appointment can be the most difficult step of a client's therapeutic process, but a necessary one to optimize your well-being.
As most of my current clients, you have probably been feeling overwhelmed by your negative thoughts, frequently tired, anxious, stuck in the past, easily distracted, angry, unmotivated, and have been avoiding uncomfortable feelings. You may have contemplated contacting a therapist on more than one occasion to learn how to cope with these difficult feelings. Often, selecting a therapist and booking the intake appointment can be the most difficult step of a client's therapeutic process, but a necessary one to optimize your well-being.
(226) 640-0788 View (226) 640-0788
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Kate Robinson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, SEP
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Registered Social Worker who has been providing counselling and psychotherapy services for over 12 years. I use an integrative approach to practice, using a variety of methods to fit the unique needs of each person I work with. I am trained in CBT, EMDR, NARM and Somatic Experiencing. I have experience in working with a broad spectrum of issues, with extensive experience in working with trauma, co-occurring mental health and physical health symptoms, anxiety, depression and grief. My goal is to assist people in feeling more like they want to feel so that they can live balanced and well lives.
I am a Registered Social Worker who has been providing counselling and psychotherapy services for over 12 years. I use an integrative approach to practice, using a variety of methods to fit the unique needs of each person I work with. I am trained in CBT, EMDR, NARM and Somatic Experiencing. I have experience in working with a broad spectrum of issues, with extensive experience in working with trauma, co-occurring mental health and physical health symptoms, anxiety, depression and grief. My goal is to assist people in feeling more like they want to feel so that they can live balanced and well lives.
(226) 773-9287 View (226) 773-9287
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Courageous Counselling and Play Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCC, CPT
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P
It can be hard watching our child struggle whether it be with anxiety, fear, anger, big emotions, loss, trauma or significant life changes and if any of this is resonating with you I believe you are in the right place. As a Certified Play Therapist my approach to therapy allows children of all ages to use their natural language of play to process and communicate their inner world in a safe environment where they feel seen, heard and understood. And yes - we can do all of this while also having fun!
It can be hard watching our child struggle whether it be with anxiety, fear, anger, big emotions, loss, trauma or significant life changes and if any of this is resonating with you I believe you are in the right place. As a Certified Play Therapist my approach to therapy allows children of all ages to use their natural language of play to process and communicate their inner world in a safe environment where they feel seen, heard and understood. And yes - we can do all of this while also having fun!
(226) 455-0365 View (226) 455-0365
Photo of Megan Dryfhout, Registered Social Worker in N5P, ON
Megan Dryfhout
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P
You’re getting calls from the school about your child. If he even makes it to school. Your sweet little baby is almost unrecognizable. She hates herself, she hates you, and you’re an idiot for trying to help. He spends most of his time in his room glued to the phone or ignoring you. You can’t figure out what’s going on, you're frustrated, tired, and at a loss as a parent as to how to help. I get it. Parenting is hard sometimes. If your child or adolescent is struggling with issues around peer relationships, anxiety, depression, school, parental separation, gender identity, ADHD, and other types of neurodiversity, I can help.
You’re getting calls from the school about your child. If he even makes it to school. Your sweet little baby is almost unrecognizable. She hates herself, she hates you, and you’re an idiot for trying to help. He spends most of his time in his room glued to the phone or ignoring you. You can’t figure out what’s going on, you're frustrated, tired, and at a loss as a parent as to how to help. I get it. Parenting is hard sometimes. If your child or adolescent is struggling with issues around peer relationships, anxiety, depression, school, parental separation, gender identity, ADHD, and other types of neurodiversity, I can help.
(226) 779-3749 View (226) 779-3749
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Nicole Yawney
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P  (Online Only)
Bringing virtual mental health care to you across Saskatchewan and Ontario. I specialize in working with Indigenous populations. I work with all ages, children, youth, adults and residential school survivors. I work from a wholistic lens with a philosophy of belonging, being and doing.
Bringing virtual mental health care to you across Saskatchewan and Ontario. I specialize in working with Indigenous populations. I work with all ages, children, youth, adults and residential school survivors. I work from a wholistic lens with a philosophy of belonging, being and doing.
(226) 212-7066 View (226) 212-7066
Photo of Lauren Beattie, Registered Psychotherapist in N5P, ON
Lauren Beattie
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BA, CYW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P
You don’t recognize yourself anymore, and it’s getting harder to pretend you’re ok. Stress has taken over your life. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. You never thought you’d end up here. Every time you think you might be feeling a little bit better, you seem to get knocked down again and again. You’re overwhelmed, as you try to process it all alone and are feeling unsure of where to go from here. This journey wasn’t a choice for you, whether you're struggling with relationships, setting boundaries, infertility, a health diagnosis, I see your strength and courage to overcome life’s challenges.
You don’t recognize yourself anymore, and it’s getting harder to pretend you’re ok. Stress has taken over your life. It wasn’t supposed to be like this. You never thought you’d end up here. Every time you think you might be feeling a little bit better, you seem to get knocked down again and again. You’re overwhelmed, as you try to process it all alone and are feeling unsure of where to go from here. This journey wasn’t a choice for you, whether you're struggling with relationships, setting boundaries, infertility, a health diagnosis, I see your strength and courage to overcome life’s challenges.
(226) 917-2738 View (226) 917-2738
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Melissa Krawecki
Registered Social Worker, RSW , MpEd, BA
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P
I am a loss inclusive practitioner providing support to all individuals as they navigate grief and loss. I provide grief and trauma counselling for those throughout the lifespan including the perinatal period and abortion supports.
I am a loss inclusive practitioner providing support to all individuals as they navigate grief and loss. I provide grief and trauma counselling for those throughout the lifespan including the perinatal period and abortion supports.
(519) 914-3390 View (519) 914-3390
Photo of Tiana Cortina, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in N5P, ON
Tiana Cortina
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BASc, OCGC, MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P
You are feeling overwhelmed in life - your emotions, thoughts, and circumstances are becoming overbearing. Pulling away from others to try to deal with these issues is no longer working. You find yourself having more “bad” days than good. It’s getting harder to depend on yourself to cope and make it through one more day. Whether you are dealing with work or school stress, relationship stress, loss, or new developments in life, I can help you in finding your way again.
You are feeling overwhelmed in life - your emotions, thoughts, and circumstances are becoming overbearing. Pulling away from others to try to deal with these issues is no longer working. You find yourself having more “bad” days than good. It’s getting harder to depend on yourself to cope and make it through one more day. Whether you are dealing with work or school stress, relationship stress, loss, or new developments in life, I can help you in finding your way again.
(519) 914-1142 View (519) 914-1142
Photo of Katherine Dimoff, Registered Psychotherapist in N5P, ON
Katherine Dimoff
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P
You’ve lost your way. You’re not the parent or partner you want to be. Reactions come quickly and regrets soon follow. Solutions aren’t coming as easily as they used to, and you alternate between anxiousness and despair. Some days you feel okay and others, like today, you admit that maybe you need a different approach. It feels as if you’ve lost hope and faith in your ability to cope with the many stresses that have come your way. A challenging teen. A relationship conflict. A loss. And so, you find yourself here, contemplating this next step. You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Insight Counselling Elgin.
You’ve lost your way. You’re not the parent or partner you want to be. Reactions come quickly and regrets soon follow. Solutions aren’t coming as easily as they used to, and you alternate between anxiousness and despair. Some days you feel okay and others, like today, you admit that maybe you need a different approach. It feels as if you’ve lost hope and faith in your ability to cope with the many stresses that have come your way. A challenging teen. A relationship conflict. A loss. And so, you find yourself here, contemplating this next step. You’ve come to the right place. Welcome to Insight Counselling Elgin.
(226) 840-2133 View (226) 840-2133
Photo of Carrie Parker, Registered Social Worker in N5P, ON
Carrie Parker
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P
Carrie is a Registered Social Worker and Perinatal Mental Health Specialist, mother of three and breastfeeding advocate with over a decade of experience providing support, counselling and crisis intervention to women and their families. Through this work, Carrie has developed a passion for supporting perinatal women through the many challenges of parenthood, empowering them to find balance and build self-compassion. Combined with years of practical experience in the field, Carrie draws from her own journey to motherhood to walk alongside other women through one of life’s most challenging a and demanding transitions.
Carrie is a Registered Social Worker and Perinatal Mental Health Specialist, mother of three and breastfeeding advocate with over a decade of experience providing support, counselling and crisis intervention to women and their families. Through this work, Carrie has developed a passion for supporting perinatal women through the many challenges of parenthood, empowering them to find balance and build self-compassion. Combined with years of practical experience in the field, Carrie draws from her own journey to motherhood to walk alongside other women through one of life’s most challenging a and demanding transitions.
(226) 773-2390 View (226) 773-2390
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Larissa Emmons
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I help people struggling with anxiety/depression develop strategies to help them feel even 1% better/less stressed day by day. Client's have told me that thinking about their wellness journey in these smaller 1% steps is less overwhelming. Those 1%'s will start to add up! I am easy to talk to and down to earth. If you aren't sure what happens in therapy, give me a call! I would be happy to explain the process to you. The consultation is a great time to do a quick "vibe check" to see if we click and if you like my approach. If I am not the right fit for you, I will help connect you to someone who can help you!
I help people struggling with anxiety/depression develop strategies to help them feel even 1% better/less stressed day by day. Client's have told me that thinking about their wellness journey in these smaller 1% steps is less overwhelming. Those 1%'s will start to add up! I am easy to talk to and down to earth. If you aren't sure what happens in therapy, give me a call! I would be happy to explain the process to you. The consultation is a great time to do a quick "vibe check" to see if we click and if you like my approach. If I am not the right fit for you, I will help connect you to someone who can help you!
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Photo of Jenna Hill, Registered Social Worker in N5P, ON
Jenna Hill
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5P  (Online Only)
As a therapist specializing in high-conflict separation, parenting coordination, mediation, co-parenting counselling, parental alienation, Family Reunification Therapy, and custody access evaluations and assessments, I've worked with hundreds of families who have struggled through the separation process to become successful co-parents. As a practice owner, we also work with children who's parents are considering or involved in the court process to give them space and a voice of their own. I also work with people who have to deal with high conflict people or relationships to develop better coping and conflict resolution skills.
As a therapist specializing in high-conflict separation, parenting coordination, mediation, co-parenting counselling, parental alienation, Family Reunification Therapy, and custody access evaluations and assessments, I've worked with hundreds of families who have struggled through the separation process to become successful co-parents. As a practice owner, we also work with children who's parents are considering or involved in the court process to give them space and a voice of their own. I also work with people who have to deal with high conflict people or relationships to develop better coping and conflict resolution skills.
(226) 455-4036 View (226) 455-4036
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LWG Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P  (Online Only)
Welcome to The Light Way Group Counselling! We are a group of health professionals who unite with a bright vision for the world in service to others. We provide one-on-one and group services. Find us online to schedule an appointment or browse our Light Way Groups Schedule - Coming Soon!
Welcome to The Light Way Group Counselling! We are a group of health professionals who unite with a bright vision for the world in service to others. We provide one-on-one and group services. Find us online to schedule an appointment or browse our Light Way Groups Schedule - Coming Soon!
(249) 500-8910 View (249) 500-8910

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in N5P

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in N5P who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
84% Coping Skills
84% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
78% Depression
75% Self Esteem
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Green Shield Canada
48% Manulife
43% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in N5P see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
19% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N5P?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.