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Brianne Bennett
Registered Social Worker, CYW, BApsych, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
I have been working in the Social Work field since 2010. For the first 2 years, I assisted those who struggled primarily with their mental health. From 2012 up until early 2019, I specialized in addictions of both youth and adults. Lastly, since 2016, I have provided private counseling supporting a variety of ages and presenting concerns. Issues range from anxiety, as the most prominent, to grief, couples, bullying and more. Social Workers are trained with various techniques in order to relieve their clients of whichever burden they may be carrying. It is my passion to listen and help develop a plan to move forward in your life.
I have been working in the Social Work field since 2010. For the first 2 years, I assisted those who struggled primarily with their mental health. From 2012 up until early 2019, I specialized in addictions of both youth and adults. Lastly, since 2016, I have provided private counseling supporting a variety of ages and presenting concerns. Issues range from anxiety, as the most prominent, to grief, couples, bullying and more. Social Workers are trained with various techniques in order to relieve their clients of whichever burden they may be carrying. It is my passion to listen and help develop a plan to move forward in your life.
(519) 900-7069 View (519) 900-7069
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Amanda Hindley, RN Psychotherapist
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, BScN
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5R
Everyone has worse days, and it is okay not to know what to do or how to make a change in your life. I am here to help you find the light when you feel stuck in darkness. Like a light post, I will help guide you with compassion, non-judgment, and care to a place where your pain is transformed into peace. I have been working with people in the most difficult times of their lives for 15 years. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, your relationship, your peers/parents, your health, your body, trauma, intimacy, substance or behavioral addictions, I am here to help you create change in the direction you want.
Everyone has worse days, and it is okay not to know what to do or how to make a change in your life. I am here to help you find the light when you feel stuck in darkness. Like a light post, I will help guide you with compassion, non-judgment, and care to a place where your pain is transformed into peace. I have been working with people in the most difficult times of their lives for 15 years. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, your relationship, your peers/parents, your health, your body, trauma, intimacy, substance or behavioral addictions, I am here to help you create change in the direction you want.
(226) 770-4102 View (226) 770-4102
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Kristen McFadden
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone should be able to feel that they have worth and are enough as they are in any given moment. My goal is to create a safe and nonjudgmental space to be able to work toward this knowledge, while exploring strengths you may have forgotten or don't know that you have. I believe in the importance of meeting people where they are at, and walking alongside them in their journey. I am a Registered Social Worker with over 5 years of clinical experience working with children, youth, and adults. I have worked closely with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, and who have experienced trauma.
Everyone should be able to feel that they have worth and are enough as they are in any given moment. My goal is to create a safe and nonjudgmental space to be able to work toward this knowledge, while exploring strengths you may have forgotten or don't know that you have. I believe in the importance of meeting people where they are at, and walking alongside them in their journey. I am a Registered Social Worker with over 5 years of clinical experience working with children, youth, and adults. I have worked closely with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, and who have experienced trauma.
(226) 773-4361 View (226) 773-4361
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Steve Granger
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
Figuring out how to navigate life can be tough and, at times, can even seem impossible. Sometimes, we need extra support to get through difficult times, to deal with something we have long been avoiding, or to deal with emotions we’re not familiar or comfortable with. Whether you’re looking for support in making key changes in your life, to help understand yourself better, or for support with a particular mental health concern (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.), we will work together to find a healthy way forward.
Figuring out how to navigate life can be tough and, at times, can even seem impossible. Sometimes, we need extra support to get through difficult times, to deal with something we have long been avoiding, or to deal with emotions we’re not familiar or comfortable with. Whether you’re looking for support in making key changes in your life, to help understand yourself better, or for support with a particular mental health concern (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.), we will work together to find a healthy way forward.
(226) 917-5263 View (226) 917-5263
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Maud (Karen) Coca
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
The clients I serve in my practice are women, people of colour, indigenous communities and lgbt2sq identified people. You’ve been in therapy before and although you’ve seen results you aren’t yet at the place you want to be. Feelings of stress, anxiety, stuckness and depression are familiar to you. You’ve been going in circles in your relationships and your career and now you’re ready to dig deeper. Your core beliefs keep pulling you back into old patterns like people pleasing, controlling behaviours, co-dependency, and difficulty prioritizing yourself and identifying your needs.
The clients I serve in my practice are women, people of colour, indigenous communities and lgbt2sq identified people. You’ve been in therapy before and although you’ve seen results you aren’t yet at the place you want to be. Feelings of stress, anxiety, stuckness and depression are familiar to you. You’ve been going in circles in your relationships and your career and now you’re ready to dig deeper. Your core beliefs keep pulling you back into old patterns like people pleasing, controlling behaviours, co-dependency, and difficulty prioritizing yourself and identifying your needs.
(226) 270-9719 View (226) 270-9719
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Naome Brown
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R  (Online Only)
Your story matters and you deserve a safe space to share it. At some point most of us will experience something that moves us away from who we want to be. This experience can make it difficult to connect with others and live a full, meaningful life. I work with people to help them understand their experiences and how they moved away from what is most important to them. I also help them identify what moves them closer to who they want to be. I use my skills and training to support people challenged by: anxiety, depression, attachment trauma, stressful life events, relationships problems, and life transitions.
Your story matters and you deserve a safe space to share it. At some point most of us will experience something that moves us away from who we want to be. This experience can make it difficult to connect with others and live a full, meaningful life. I work with people to help them understand their experiences and how they moved away from what is most important to them. I also help them identify what moves them closer to who they want to be. I use my skills and training to support people challenged by: anxiety, depression, attachment trauma, stressful life events, relationships problems, and life transitions.
(226) 780-4424 View (226) 780-4424
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Rachel Koetsier
RP, MDiv
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5R
Not accepting new clients
Welcome to my virtual space, I'm glad you stopped by. I know it can be daunting to consider going to therapy. Maybe you're feeling stuck, scared, or lonely. Or, you're wanting freedom and relief from symptoms of anxiety or depression. Maybe an important relationship has broken down and you aren't sure how to trust anymore. Perhaps you're grieving the loss of a special person, or season in your life. I'm here to help. It is my mission to create a safe place for all clients. I am excited to be able to offer online counselling, which gives you the freedom to be able to have a counselling session from the comfort of your own home.
Welcome to my virtual space, I'm glad you stopped by. I know it can be daunting to consider going to therapy. Maybe you're feeling stuck, scared, or lonely. Or, you're wanting freedom and relief from symptoms of anxiety or depression. Maybe an important relationship has broken down and you aren't sure how to trust anymore. Perhaps you're grieving the loss of a special person, or season in your life. I'm here to help. It is my mission to create a safe place for all clients. I am excited to be able to offer online counselling, which gives you the freedom to be able to have a counselling session from the comfort of your own home.
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Standpoint Counselling.
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
As a Christian Therapist with specialized training in psychotherapy, I have seen men and women of faith struggle with anxiety, depression, relational conflicts, PTSD, addictions, etc. I've heard them question God’s love and presence in their lives. There is no denying that life can get messy sometimes! However, one thing I have come to know as true, as a Christian and in my almost 20 years of working with people is that, "The Lord uses Everything in our lives to bring about His purposes." Let's look at Jonah for example; we read that the Lord 'caused' a large fish to swallow him after he attempted to run away from his calling.
As a Christian Therapist with specialized training in psychotherapy, I have seen men and women of faith struggle with anxiety, depression, relational conflicts, PTSD, addictions, etc. I've heard them question God’s love and presence in their lives. There is no denying that life can get messy sometimes! However, one thing I have come to know as true, as a Christian and in my almost 20 years of working with people is that, "The Lord uses Everything in our lives to bring about His purposes." Let's look at Jonah for example; we read that the Lord 'caused' a large fish to swallow him after he attempted to run away from his calling.
(226) 796-5742 View (226) 796-5742
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Nima Abbaspour
Registered Psychotherapist, RP(Q MA
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5R  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, grief? Did you grow up in a family that couldn't offer you emotional support due to immigration issues, substance abuse or other factors? Sometimes you feel lost, confused, that you don't belong? Perhaps your religious background was a factor in your feeling alone, lost or shameful and you feel also the weight of your BIPOC experience. You worked hard, and succeeded in many areas but still feel challenged by life and relationships. You may also be neurodivergent (Autistic, ADHD). If that's you, I have the training and experience to help you.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, grief? Did you grow up in a family that couldn't offer you emotional support due to immigration issues, substance abuse or other factors? Sometimes you feel lost, confused, that you don't belong? Perhaps your religious background was a factor in your feeling alone, lost or shameful and you feel also the weight of your BIPOC experience. You worked hard, and succeeded in many areas but still feel challenged by life and relationships. You may also be neurodivergent (Autistic, ADHD). If that's you, I have the training and experience to help you.
(226) 640-4852 View (226) 640-4852
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Victoria Banman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
As human beings we are bound to experience challenges in our lives. Maybe for you it is anxiety/depression, or maybe you struggle with self-esteem. Maybe you are concerned about stress, your relationship, or trauma. Or maybe you are struggling, and you don’t know why. Regardless of what you are experiencing, you do not have to go through it alone. I am passionate about walking through the valley with individuals and helping them learn new skills and find strength in themselves. I practice from a warm, caring, person-centred perspective and believe that everyone deserves to be heard and respected.
As human beings we are bound to experience challenges in our lives. Maybe for you it is anxiety/depression, or maybe you struggle with self-esteem. Maybe you are concerned about stress, your relationship, or trauma. Or maybe you are struggling, and you don’t know why. Regardless of what you are experiencing, you do not have to go through it alone. I am passionate about walking through the valley with individuals and helping them learn new skills and find strength in themselves. I practice from a warm, caring, person-centred perspective and believe that everyone deserves to be heard and respected.
(226) 894-3573 View (226) 894-3573
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Sandra Chard
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5R
Are you or your child feeling stressed, stuck, unmotivated or alone? Do you find that you are being overwhelmed by thoughts and/or emotions or snapping at those around you? Maybe you want to make changes but aren't sure where to start? Perhaps you describe yourself as anxious or stressed or unable to figure out what to do or as someone who is lacking motivation. Feeling different or "better" might be something you are seeking.
Are you or your child feeling stressed, stuck, unmotivated or alone? Do you find that you are being overwhelmed by thoughts and/or emotions or snapping at those around you? Maybe you want to make changes but aren't sure where to start? Perhaps you describe yourself as anxious or stressed or unable to figure out what to do or as someone who is lacking motivation. Feeling different or "better" might be something you are seeking.
(226) 407-4097 View (226) 407-4097
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Elgin Counselling and Mediation Centre
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
At Elgin Counselling and Mediation Centre, our mission is to provide empathetic, inclusive, and accessible mental health services that are affordable and effective. We work with businesses, individuals, couples, and families to provide evidence-based therapy that is tailored to each client's unique needs.
At Elgin Counselling and Mediation Centre, our mission is to provide empathetic, inclusive, and accessible mental health services that are affordable and effective. We work with businesses, individuals, couples, and families to provide evidence-based therapy that is tailored to each client's unique needs.
(226) 270-5625 View (226) 270-5625
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Christine J.c. Ellwood
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R  (Online Only)
Welcome to Your Healing Journey!  I'm Christine, a compassionate registered social worker offering virtual therapy sessions to residents across Ontario.  I offer flexible virtual scheduling, including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Welcome to Your Healing Journey!  I'm Christine, a compassionate registered social worker offering virtual therapy sessions to residents across Ontario.  I offer flexible virtual scheduling, including early mornings, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
(226) 705-0398 View (226) 705-0398
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Irnes Zeljkovic
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
I serve a diverse set of communities, including teens, adults, seniors, couples and families. I am passionate about supporting clients who have experienced traumatic events, struggles with mental illness, learning disabilities, addictions and chronic pain. I also support folks who are struggling with conflict, communication, emotion regulation, workload and burnout within their work or school setting.
I serve a diverse set of communities, including teens, adults, seniors, couples and families. I am passionate about supporting clients who have experienced traumatic events, struggles with mental illness, learning disabilities, addictions and chronic pain. I also support folks who are struggling with conflict, communication, emotion regulation, workload and burnout within their work or school setting.
(548) 483-5605 View (548) 483-5605
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Devon Church RN, Psychotherapy - Sex Therapy
RN, Psychotherapist, BScN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R  (Online Only)
Welcome! I'm a firm believer that therapy doesn't have to feel like a trip to the dentist. I specialize in awkward topics, it's important to me that our conversations feel like you're talking to a trusted friend. I help individuals, relationships (mono & ENM) as well as polycules & whole family units. I offer a compassion focused therapy model, often coupled with CBT strategies & dad jokes to help us work through the tough stuff. As an RN Psychotherapist, I not only know traditional psychotherapy techniques but I have knowledge in anatomy/physiology, medication management and I've taken specific education focused in sex therapy.
Welcome! I'm a firm believer that therapy doesn't have to feel like a trip to the dentist. I specialize in awkward topics, it's important to me that our conversations feel like you're talking to a trusted friend. I help individuals, relationships (mono & ENM) as well as polycules & whole family units. I offer a compassion focused therapy model, often coupled with CBT strategies & dad jokes to help us work through the tough stuff. As an RN Psychotherapist, I not only know traditional psychotherapy techniques but I have knowledge in anatomy/physiology, medication management and I've taken specific education focused in sex therapy.
(226) 702-2740 View (226) 702-2740
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Kristen McKinnon
Registered Psychotherapist, MC:AT, DVATI, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
I believe in the innate goodness of people and the power of connection to influence positive change. My focus is to help you grow authentically and holistically so you feel as though you are thriving, not just surviving. I have a special passion for working with individuals navigating life transitions, new and expecting mothers, and those experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, interpersonal conflicts, concussion management, and self-esteem. I believe through building stronger, healthier, and more connected individuals and families we can create a positive a ripple-effect in our society.
I believe in the innate goodness of people and the power of connection to influence positive change. My focus is to help you grow authentically and holistically so you feel as though you are thriving, not just surviving. I have a special passion for working with individuals navigating life transitions, new and expecting mothers, and those experiencing difficulties with anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, interpersonal conflicts, concussion management, and self-esteem. I believe through building stronger, healthier, and more connected individuals and families we can create a positive a ripple-effect in our society.
(226) 773-1909 View (226) 773-1909
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Tanya Rock
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5R
I am a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice in St. Thomas, Ontario. I hold a Master of Arts degree from Liberty University. I have experience working with a variety of different clients struggling with many different issues. My counselling approach is eclectic in nature, drawing on a variety of methods and techniques depending on the client and situation. I have completed the advanced level Somatic Experiencing approach to healing trauma. I am also an EMDR trained therapist. My goal is to help clients gain relief from their problems so they can live healthy, well balanced lives.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist in private practice in St. Thomas, Ontario. I hold a Master of Arts degree from Liberty University. I have experience working with a variety of different clients struggling with many different issues. My counselling approach is eclectic in nature, drawing on a variety of methods and techniques depending on the client and situation. I have completed the advanced level Somatic Experiencing approach to healing trauma. I am also an EMDR trained therapist. My goal is to help clients gain relief from their problems so they can live healthy, well balanced lives.
(226) 241-6850 View (226) 241-6850
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Alanna Holomey-Jackiw
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
At the heart of my practice lies a commitment to empowering clients on transformative journeys of self-discovery and growth. I believe in clients’ innate strength to guide them towards resilience and healing. I provide a therapeutic space for support, healing, and coping strategies, particularly for those grappling with anxiety or depression. Specializing in maternal mental health, I offer comprehensive support to parents, mothers, and individuals navigating relationship challenges. Whether it's postpartum adjustments or fostering positive parent-child relationships, I tailor supports to each family's unique needs.
At the heart of my practice lies a commitment to empowering clients on transformative journeys of self-discovery and growth. I believe in clients’ innate strength to guide them towards resilience and healing. I provide a therapeutic space for support, healing, and coping strategies, particularly for those grappling with anxiety or depression. Specializing in maternal mental health, I offer comprehensive support to parents, mothers, and individuals navigating relationship challenges. Whether it's postpartum adjustments or fostering positive parent-child relationships, I tailor supports to each family's unique needs.
(226) 741-0332 View (226) 741-0332
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Chris Brown
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5R
I chose to become a School Psychologist because I have a passion for helping individuals identify their strengths and improve their learning abilities. My main goal is to assist parents in understanding the underlying causes of their child's learning difficulties and provide them with guidance on how to address these challenges. Additionally, I strive to support adults in gaining a better understanding of themselves. My area of focus involves working with individuals who may have suspected or confirmed learning difficulties, ADHD, and/or Autism.
I chose to become a School Psychologist because I have a passion for helping individuals identify their strengths and improve their learning abilities. My main goal is to assist parents in understanding the underlying causes of their child's learning difficulties and provide them with guidance on how to address these challenges. Additionally, I strive to support adults in gaining a better understanding of themselves. My area of focus involves working with individuals who may have suspected or confirmed learning difficulties, ADHD, and/or Autism.
(226) 212-7583 View (226) 212-7583
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Vicki Wiebe
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
St Thomas, ON N5R
In this stage of my career, I am being called to coach and support others in the mental health field to thrive in their work through providing clinical supervision services to professionals. As an RP, I want to utilize my experience and create an authentic relationship and learning environment so that new clinicians can develop their competence and skillset. As an experienced clinical leader, and Gallup Certified Manager, I can also offer a unique strengths based assessment using Clifton Strengths. I will work with you to understand how your unique talents can achieve a balance and satisfaction in the important work that we do.
In this stage of my career, I am being called to coach and support others in the mental health field to thrive in their work through providing clinical supervision services to professionals. As an RP, I want to utilize my experience and create an authentic relationship and learning environment so that new clinicians can develop their competence and skillset. As an experienced clinical leader, and Gallup Certified Manager, I can also offer a unique strengths based assessment using Clifton Strengths. I will work with you to understand how your unique talents can achieve a balance and satisfaction in the important work that we do.
(226) 756-1464 View (226) 756-1464

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Number of Counsellors in N5R

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in N5R who prioritize treating:

93% Depression
90% Anxiety
79% Relationship Issues
79% Self Esteem
76% Stress
74% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

65% Green Shield Canada
52% Manulife
52% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in N5R see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
24% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N5R?

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.