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Christina Kahlou
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5V
Waitlist for new clients
I believe we all dream to live lives of more and lives of less. More: happiness, peace, achieving meaningful goals, and joy in relationships. The opposite is also true, we seek lives with less. Less: stress, negative coping, anger, and disconnection. Are you one of millions of new Canadians trapped between 2 worlds? Is it time to create your own life? Do you experience anxiety, depression, or relationship issues that never seem to change; growing up "fine but feeling empty", or loveless parenting, do you want to change how you parent your own child--all of which can hold you back or instill panic. Small steps can feel overwhelming.
I believe we all dream to live lives of more and lives of less. More: happiness, peace, achieving meaningful goals, and joy in relationships. The opposite is also true, we seek lives with less. Less: stress, negative coping, anger, and disconnection. Are you one of millions of new Canadians trapped between 2 worlds? Is it time to create your own life? Do you experience anxiety, depression, or relationship issues that never seem to change; growing up "fine but feeling empty", or loveless parenting, do you want to change how you parent your own child--all of which can hold you back or instill panic. Small steps can feel overwhelming.
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Kylie Banks
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
I know many issues in life can be challenging to navigate alone and not many clinicians may have lived experience with these topics. Many of the issues I work with can be hard to discuss with others and leave one feeling very isolated. As a trans woman, I am particularly passionate about working with members of marginalized groups. I have a keen interest LGBTQ+ issues, those dealing with gender identity concerns, sexuality concerns, and those with experience in the sex work industry. I practice from a trans affirming and sex-positive/kink-aware perspective.
I know many issues in life can be challenging to navigate alone and not many clinicians may have lived experience with these topics. Many of the issues I work with can be hard to discuss with others and leave one feeling very isolated. As a trans woman, I am particularly passionate about working with members of marginalized groups. I have a keen interest LGBTQ+ issues, those dealing with gender identity concerns, sexuality concerns, and those with experience in the sex work industry. I practice from a trans affirming and sex-positive/kink-aware perspective.
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May Al-Fartousi
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
Accepting clients. Certified Trauma Integration Clinician (CTIC); Informed-IFS. Trauma reactions are overwhelming, however, the human mind is capable of overcoming all the hardships that life throws at us. I'm here to help with your needs and am committed to being part of your support system.
Accepting clients. Certified Trauma Integration Clinician (CTIC); Informed-IFS. Trauma reactions are overwhelming, however, the human mind is capable of overcoming all the hardships that life throws at us. I'm here to help with your needs and am committed to being part of your support system.
(226) 778-2799 View (226) 778-2799
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Krysta Hart
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
I am currently a Master’s level MA in Counselling Psychology practicum student who is qualified to practice onsite under the clinical supervision of an approved practicum Supervisor. Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed with all of life’s responsibilities? Are you and your partner looking to “fight right”? Have you recently experienced a life transition or loss and looking to rebuild? These are just a few reasons that therapy can be exactly what you never knew you needed. Reaching out for help takes courage and shows strength. I’m here to help you on your journey and to find your inner strengths to overcome life’s challenges.
I am currently a Master’s level MA in Counselling Psychology practicum student who is qualified to practice onsite under the clinical supervision of an approved practicum Supervisor. Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed with all of life’s responsibilities? Are you and your partner looking to “fight right”? Have you recently experienced a life transition or loss and looking to rebuild? These are just a few reasons that therapy can be exactly what you never knew you needed. Reaching out for help takes courage and shows strength. I’m here to help you on your journey and to find your inner strengths to overcome life’s challenges.
(226) 756-2204 View (226) 756-2204
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Paula Deveto
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N5V
As a therapist, reunification counsellor, mediator, parenting coordinator, and collaboratively trained professional, I specialize in offering a full range of therapeutic and alternative forms of conflict resolution to families in dispute. Regardless as to where you are in the lifecycle of your family or separation process, parents are assisted to identify their concerns, learn to address their needs, and to separate those needs from the needs of their children. Parents are encouraged to hear their children's voices and to embrace their roles responsibly as the adult decision makers charged with storying their children's legacy.
As a therapist, reunification counsellor, mediator, parenting coordinator, and collaboratively trained professional, I specialize in offering a full range of therapeutic and alternative forms of conflict resolution to families in dispute. Regardless as to where you are in the lifecycle of your family or separation process, parents are assisted to identify their concerns, learn to address their needs, and to separate those needs from the needs of their children. Parents are encouraged to hear their children's voices and to embrace their roles responsibly as the adult decision makers charged with storying their children's legacy.
(226) 641-6784 View (226) 641-6784
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Ian Sommer
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
My main role as your counsellor is to support you through difficult times and challenges, while helping you achieve optimal psychological and emotional health. I am comfortable with people of all cultures, orientations and spiritual and/or religious backgrounds. Certified by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, I provide services using a client-centred, integrative approach, weaving together various methods to suit your unique needs. I enjoy working collaboratively with you in a non-judgmental way, embracing your strengths, unique characteristics, values, and insights.
My main role as your counsellor is to support you through difficult times and challenges, while helping you achieve optimal psychological and emotional health. I am comfortable with people of all cultures, orientations and spiritual and/or religious backgrounds. Certified by the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, I provide services using a client-centred, integrative approach, weaving together various methods to suit your unique needs. I enjoy working collaboratively with you in a non-judgmental way, embracing your strengths, unique characteristics, values, and insights.
(226) 212-7567 View (226) 212-7567
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Kaitlyn Arnold
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with relationships? Are you anxious, stressed, or feeling stuck when it comes to your romantic partner or sex life? Do you struggle to feel fulfilled in life? Does anxiety often get the best of you? My name is Kaitlyn, and I'm a Registered Psychotherapist currently working with clients to manage challenges relating to relationships, anxiety, stress, ADHD, and emotional regulation. I specialize in working with individuals to address communication, intimacy, and boundaries. I have a passion for supporting those looking to facilitate healthy relationships, as well as those struggling with intimacy.
Are you struggling with relationships? Are you anxious, stressed, or feeling stuck when it comes to your romantic partner or sex life? Do you struggle to feel fulfilled in life? Does anxiety often get the best of you? My name is Kaitlyn, and I'm a Registered Psychotherapist currently working with clients to manage challenges relating to relationships, anxiety, stress, ADHD, and emotional regulation. I specialize in working with individuals to address communication, intimacy, and boundaries. I have a passion for supporting those looking to facilitate healthy relationships, as well as those struggling with intimacy.
(226) 894-8567 View (226) 894-8567
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Yasmin Dahleh
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ, MA, MHI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
Congratulations on taking such an important step towards healing and personal growth! I look forward to providing you with a safe space to collaboratively explore your thoughts, emotions and experiences. Together, we will explore and address the root causes of your concerns, enabling you to move towards an authentic and meaningful life. I am honoured to partner with members of LGBTQ+ and racialized communities and endeavour to understand how experiences of marginalization and oppression impact you and your loved ones. I am also passionate about supporting clients with ADHD or those who identify as neurodivergent in some capacity.
Congratulations on taking such an important step towards healing and personal growth! I look forward to providing you with a safe space to collaboratively explore your thoughts, emotions and experiences. Together, we will explore and address the root causes of your concerns, enabling you to move towards an authentic and meaningful life. I am honoured to partner with members of LGBTQ+ and racialized communities and endeavour to understand how experiences of marginalization and oppression impact you and your loved ones. I am also passionate about supporting clients with ADHD or those who identify as neurodivergent in some capacity.
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Sandra Danial
Registered Social Worker, HBa, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
My faith-based Christian practice is focused on providing anti-oppressive, culturally sensitive support to individuals of African, Caribbean, African Canadian/American heritage, and allies. My focus is help rebuild esteem, intimacy, trust, and friendship. Together, we can work on healing and provide you with the tools to grow individually, as a family, and/or couple to (re)establish a stronger sense of self; ensuring that when working with couples and families, we collaboratively cultivate, and maintain mutual respect while feeling heard, seen, valued, understood, and supported by your partner/family members.
My faith-based Christian practice is focused on providing anti-oppressive, culturally sensitive support to individuals of African, Caribbean, African Canadian/American heritage, and allies. My focus is help rebuild esteem, intimacy, trust, and friendship. Together, we can work on healing and provide you with the tools to grow individually, as a family, and/or couple to (re)establish a stronger sense of self; ensuring that when working with couples and families, we collaboratively cultivate, and maintain mutual respect while feeling heard, seen, valued, understood, and supported by your partner/family members.
(289) 206-9140 View (289) 206-9140
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Open Door Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Maybe you feel anxious, stressed and tired of feeling this way but not sure how to move forward. We all carry pain and go through difficult experiences, however, your journey doesn’t have to be lonely and isolating. We are here, ready to be your guide, understand your story, and support you towards healing. We use evidence-based approaches such as CBT, EMDR, IFS, DBT, EFT, and somatic interventions to help you reduce your symptoms, feel more empowered, calm, and confident in your life. We love working with adults, adolescents, children, and couples and offer online and telephone therapy.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Maybe you feel anxious, stressed and tired of feeling this way but not sure how to move forward. We all carry pain and go through difficult experiences, however, your journey doesn’t have to be lonely and isolating. We are here, ready to be your guide, understand your story, and support you towards healing. We use evidence-based approaches such as CBT, EMDR, IFS, DBT, EFT, and somatic interventions to help you reduce your symptoms, feel more empowered, calm, and confident in your life. We love working with adults, adolescents, children, and couples and offer online and telephone therapy.
(289) 278-7258 View (289) 278-7258
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Jacqueline Northmore
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
London, ON N5V
Want to feel better but worried about the cost? I'm offering free, individual, single sessions on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings. Please email me to schedule your appointment and begin your journey to well-being. In our sessions, we'll create a safe and supportive space for you to explore your emotions and experiences openly. I tailor my approach to your unique needs, using evidence-based techniques and mindfulness practices to help you achieve lasting change.
Want to feel better but worried about the cost? I'm offering free, individual, single sessions on Tuesday evenings and Wednesday mornings. Please email me to schedule your appointment and begin your journey to well-being. In our sessions, we'll create a safe and supportive space for you to explore your emotions and experiences openly. I tailor my approach to your unique needs, using evidence-based techniques and mindfulness practices to help you achieve lasting change.
(548) 490-3873 View (548) 490-3873
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Carey Leah Ferris
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, CPMHN c, MMHCP
Verified Verified
London, ON N5V
I am a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist in the province of Ontario, and have been providing psychiatric and mental health nursing care for 30 years to individuals, families and groups. As a holistic nurse therapist, my approach to your care is highly individualized to your body, mind, spiritual and energetic needs. I believe that traditional psychotherapy and complimentary methods can be integrated successfully to provide the best care for your unique needs. My clients are looking to build self-resiliency, self-compassion and discover how to live a life of meaning and purpose.
I am a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist in the province of Ontario, and have been providing psychiatric and mental health nursing care for 30 years to individuals, families and groups. As a holistic nurse therapist, my approach to your care is highly individualized to your body, mind, spiritual and energetic needs. I believe that traditional psychotherapy and complimentary methods can be integrated successfully to provide the best care for your unique needs. My clients are looking to build self-resiliency, self-compassion and discover how to live a life of meaning and purpose.
(226) 270-5221 View (226) 270-5221
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Cynthia Herr
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N5V
Accepting new clients! Are you living with chronic pain, or other chronic illnesses? Are depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental health issues unwelcome guests in your life? Are you frustrated because, despite treatment and your best efforts, you continue to struggle? Do you compare yourself to the way you used to be, and long for your "old self" back? Are you a family member struggling to support your loved one? Health issues can be overwhelming, unpredictable, and often take a toll on relationships. To complicate matters, finding appropriate health care is challenging, so accessing treatment can be difficult and frustrating.
Accepting new clients! Are you living with chronic pain, or other chronic illnesses? Are depression, anxiety, trauma, or other mental health issues unwelcome guests in your life? Are you frustrated because, despite treatment and your best efforts, you continue to struggle? Do you compare yourself to the way you used to be, and long for your "old self" back? Are you a family member struggling to support your loved one? Health issues can be overwhelming, unpredictable, and often take a toll on relationships. To complicate matters, finding appropriate health care is challenging, so accessing treatment can be difficult and frustrating.
(226) 271-1387 View (226) 271-1387
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Nanci Lord
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5V
We all want to be heard and to have a place of validation as we navigate life issues. Knowing someone cares to listen and support as we come to accept difficult circumstances or make decisions for change can help us move through these challenging times. Areas of focus are depression, anxiety, coping strategies, workplace issues, caregiver burnout, palliative/end of life, grief and loss, chronic pain and illness.
We all want to be heard and to have a place of validation as we navigate life issues. Knowing someone cares to listen and support as we come to accept difficult circumstances or make decisions for change can help us move through these challenging times. Areas of focus are depression, anxiety, coping strategies, workplace issues, caregiver burnout, palliative/end of life, grief and loss, chronic pain and illness.
(226) 271-7806 View (226) 271-7806
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NurturED Recovery: Eating Disorder Care
Counsellor, RPC, Hons BA, CIEC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to eat? Are you eating too much, too little? Are you consumed by what your next meal is going to be & then stuck in a shame spiral for what you ate? If this is you, we can help! At NurturED Recovery, we specialize in eating disorders, disordered eating & healing your relationship with food. You will work with both a registered counsellor & holistic nutritionist using a wrap-around, collaborative approach to find peace with food. Our approach is anti-diet, weight-inclusive & trauma informed. Together, we will look in-depth at your history with eating and come up with a plan. We want you to find food freedom!
Are you struggling to eat? Are you eating too much, too little? Are you consumed by what your next meal is going to be & then stuck in a shame spiral for what you ate? If this is you, we can help! At NurturED Recovery, we specialize in eating disorders, disordered eating & healing your relationship with food. You will work with both a registered counsellor & holistic nutritionist using a wrap-around, collaborative approach to find peace with food. Our approach is anti-diet, weight-inclusive & trauma informed. Together, we will look in-depth at your history with eating and come up with a plan. We want you to find food freedom!
(226) 782-2447 View (226) 782-2447
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Emily Spagnolo
Registered Social Worker, BA Psyc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N5V
Life can be tough however, it shouldn't be made any harder by suffering. The causes of suffering are vast and unique to the individual. Within the therapeutic relationship I strive to help you understand the root causes of your suffering and help you recover from these wounds. In our work together we collaboratively decide goals, methods and the pace of our work. I strive to support and empower you to conquer your challenges and proclaim mastery over your life to the best of your ability as you move towards a future that is curated by you, free from past pain or adversities.
Life can be tough however, it shouldn't be made any harder by suffering. The causes of suffering are vast and unique to the individual. Within the therapeutic relationship I strive to help you understand the root causes of your suffering and help you recover from these wounds. In our work together we collaboratively decide goals, methods and the pace of our work. I strive to support and empower you to conquer your challenges and proclaim mastery over your life to the best of your ability as you move towards a future that is curated by you, free from past pain or adversities.
(226) 773-3776 View (226) 773-3776
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Jenna Willman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
London, ON N5V
I am currently accepting new clients! Reaching out for help can be difficult. I am here to hold space for your pain and walk alongside you in your healing journey. Let's create a collaborative relationship and use your strengths to navigate your problems. I often see clients who want to dig deeper into the "why" behind their choices and behaviours.
I am currently accepting new clients! Reaching out for help can be difficult. I am here to hold space for your pain and walk alongside you in your healing journey. Let's create a collaborative relationship and use your strengths to navigate your problems. I often see clients who want to dig deeper into the "why" behind their choices and behaviours.
(548) 490-3744 View (548) 490-3744
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Beyond the Storm Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
London, ON N5V
Each of us goes through storms in our lives and some need assistance in moving beyond these storms. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, or are a trauma survivor, there is hope. These difficult periods can become opportunities for growth as you learn to weather these storms in ways that promote resilience, health, and wellness. My aim is to have the privilege of walking alongside you during these periods of time, to hear your story, and to assist you in healing and moving forward.
Each of us goes through storms in our lives and some need assistance in moving beyond these storms. Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, relationships, or are a trauma survivor, there is hope. These difficult periods can become opportunities for growth as you learn to weather these storms in ways that promote resilience, health, and wellness. My aim is to have the privilege of walking alongside you during these periods of time, to hear your story, and to assist you in healing and moving forward.
(226) 790-3902 View (226) 790-3902
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Maggie (Malgorzata) Lulkiewicz-Brooker
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, CYW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N5V
Malgorzata (Maggie) Lulkiewicz-Brooker Registered Social Worker. My services are covered by most insurance and benefit plans. Registered Social Workers provide counselling services to individuals, couples and families. I bring 15 years of experience working with youths and families. I have extensive experience treating clients with various life challenges, specializing in mental health, addiction, trauma, grief, family abuse, anxiety, and mood disorders. I am motivated to continue educating myself in treatments to help my clients to meet their full potential.
Malgorzata (Maggie) Lulkiewicz-Brooker Registered Social Worker. My services are covered by most insurance and benefit plans. Registered Social Workers provide counselling services to individuals, couples and families. I bring 15 years of experience working with youths and families. I have extensive experience treating clients with various life challenges, specializing in mental health, addiction, trauma, grief, family abuse, anxiety, and mood disorders. I am motivated to continue educating myself in treatments to help my clients to meet their full potential.
(226) 400-6962 View (226) 400-6962
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Jodie Karpinski
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSWc, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N5V
Currently accepting new clients! Hello and a kind welcome to Jodie Karpinski Counselling Services! I want to extend my warmest greetings as you take the first step on your journey to well-being and personal growth. I want you to know that you are at the heart of everything we do. I own and operate a small caring practice with one mission in mind: to support our community through the provision of quality mental health services with minimal to no wait times. I believe that every individual has the capacity for positive change and personal transformation.
Currently accepting new clients! Hello and a kind welcome to Jodie Karpinski Counselling Services! I want to extend my warmest greetings as you take the first step on your journey to well-being and personal growth. I want you to know that you are at the heart of everything we do. I own and operate a small caring practice with one mission in mind: to support our community through the provision of quality mental health services with minimal to no wait times. I believe that every individual has the capacity for positive change and personal transformation.
(548) 490-2101 View (548) 490-2101

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Number of Counsellors in N5V

100+

Average cost per session

$147

Counsellors in N5V who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
74% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Green Shield Canada
58% SunLife
53% Manulife

How Counsellors in N5V see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N5V?

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.