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Euan Fraser Tait
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MA
Verified Verified
London, ON N6B  (Online Only)
I excel at working with people who feel weighed down by self-criticism, perfectionism and the fear of being discovered a fraud or something we wouldn't want others to see. My goal in our therapy sessions is to help you gain confidence, clarity and the ability to treat yourself kindly. Through a mix of self-compassion exercises and analysis of self-criticism we can work together to move beyond emotional and life barriers to achieve your goals.
I excel at working with people who feel weighed down by self-criticism, perfectionism and the fear of being discovered a fraud or something we wouldn't want others to see. My goal in our therapy sessions is to help you gain confidence, clarity and the ability to treat yourself kindly. Through a mix of self-compassion exercises and analysis of self-criticism we can work together to move beyond emotional and life barriers to achieve your goals.
(548) 489-1407 View (548) 489-1407
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Amy K Hatcher
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Welcome and thank you for considering me for your therapist. I believe that therapy is best thought of as a means of becoming the best possible version of yourself; this requires vulnerability, bravery, and a willingness to change or explore new ways to interact with the world, the people we care about, and ourselves. I am an integrative therapist who is collaborative, responsive, trauma informed, and YOU centred in my approach. I am committed to providing a space that is supportive, empowering, non-judgmental, and that recognizes the strengths you have or want to build on.
Welcome and thank you for considering me for your therapist. I believe that therapy is best thought of as a means of becoming the best possible version of yourself; this requires vulnerability, bravery, and a willingness to change or explore new ways to interact with the world, the people we care about, and ourselves. I am an integrative therapist who is collaborative, responsive, trauma informed, and YOU centred in my approach. I am committed to providing a space that is supportive, empowering, non-judgmental, and that recognizes the strengths you have or want to build on.
(226) 270-6959 View (226) 270-6959
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Nicole Sedlak
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B  (Online Only)
No matter how "together" you may appear on the outside, when you are hurting on the inside, life can feel overwhelming and exhausting. Perhaps you move through life with your attention always focused on the world around you that you never leave time to check in with yourself internally. Or perhaps you move through life with your attention so focused on your internal experience that it feels like the world around you is quickly passing you by. Whatever it is that you're experiencing, you’re not alone, and we can navigate it together.
No matter how "together" you may appear on the outside, when you are hurting on the inside, life can feel overwhelming and exhausting. Perhaps you move through life with your attention always focused on the world around you that you never leave time to check in with yourself internally. Or perhaps you move through life with your attention so focused on your internal experience that it feels like the world around you is quickly passing you by. Whatever it is that you're experiencing, you’re not alone, and we can navigate it together.
(226) 916-5342 View (226) 916-5342
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Erin Topma
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B  (Online Only)
*New clients welcome!* Adulting can be hard and life can feel very dark at times. Navigating relationships, work, parenting, and day-to-day stress is enough in itself; add in childhood trauma and negative self-talk, and in time you are left feeling helpless and asking yourself, “how did I/we get here?”. You want to feel better and do better but despite your best shot you just can’t figure it out. I get it! I offer individual and couples therapy where you will have the opportunity to heal, resest, and move forward in the way you've been dreaming of.
*New clients welcome!* Adulting can be hard and life can feel very dark at times. Navigating relationships, work, parenting, and day-to-day stress is enough in itself; add in childhood trauma and negative self-talk, and in time you are left feeling helpless and asking yourself, “how did I/we get here?”. You want to feel better and do better but despite your best shot you just can’t figure it out. I get it! I offer individual and couples therapy where you will have the opportunity to heal, resest, and move forward in the way you've been dreaming of.
(226) 780-0056 View (226) 780-0056
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London Trauma Therapy - Leah
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Being a teen is truly an effort- for everyone involved! If you're a teen or parent of one, I am here to help. In the teens years, you go through so many tumultuous changes. Issues with body image and eating can rob you of your happiness and joy. Parents struggle and feel helpless as they watch mood changes, relationship issues and anxiety reach new levels of intensity. As a teen, you might feel so misunderstood by friends, parents and teachers. You might be struggling with persistent feelings of unhappiness, anxiety or depression. It can be hard to manage all of these pressures and changes. You can take a big breath- I am here now!
Being a teen is truly an effort- for everyone involved! If you're a teen or parent of one, I am here to help. In the teens years, you go through so many tumultuous changes. Issues with body image and eating can rob you of your happiness and joy. Parents struggle and feel helpless as they watch mood changes, relationship issues and anxiety reach new levels of intensity. As a teen, you might feel so misunderstood by friends, parents and teachers. You might be struggling with persistent feelings of unhappiness, anxiety or depression. It can be hard to manage all of these pressures and changes. You can take a big breath- I am here now!
(226) 705-0631 View (226) 705-0631
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Ojasvi Bhardwaj
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), CFT, MSc, BSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Welcome. If you're navigating the complexities of mental health or relationships, know that you've found a space that prioritizes your unique journey. In our time together, my aim is to support you in unblocking access to your inherent compassion, connection, confidence, and calm. Let's collaborate to explore the intricate influence of culture, belief systems, various identities, and different facets of yourself, and work through the impact of past traumas, all while drawing upon your strengths. Together, we'll create a supportive space for reflection and healing, fostering the growth you seek.
Welcome. If you're navigating the complexities of mental health or relationships, know that you've found a space that prioritizes your unique journey. In our time together, my aim is to support you in unblocking access to your inherent compassion, connection, confidence, and calm. Let's collaborate to explore the intricate influence of culture, belief systems, various identities, and different facets of yourself, and work through the impact of past traumas, all while drawing upon your strengths. Together, we'll create a supportive space for reflection and healing, fostering the growth you seek.
(226) 894-0773 View (226) 894-0773
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Kerri Steele
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CYC, PTS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Are you feeling disconnected, lonely or unmotivated? Are your relationships strained and you are feeling stuck in a rut? Do you criticize yourself with unkind words, judgment and comparison to others? Have you been trying to make some improvements in your life but are feeling overwhelmed? Sometimes trying to make positive changes in our life can be very difficult when we are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and self-esteem due to barriers that we may not be even aware of. Most of us are searching for nothing more than to live a life filled with happiness, contentment and a sense of purpose.
Are you feeling disconnected, lonely or unmotivated? Are your relationships strained and you are feeling stuck in a rut? Do you criticize yourself with unkind words, judgment and comparison to others? Have you been trying to make some improvements in your life but are feeling overwhelmed? Sometimes trying to make positive changes in our life can be very difficult when we are struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues and self-esteem due to barriers that we may not be even aware of. Most of us are searching for nothing more than to live a life filled with happiness, contentment and a sense of purpose.
(226) 458-4397 View (226) 458-4397
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Heal Through Love Art Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, CCC, DTATI, RP
Verified Verified
London, ON N6B
Shekoli (Hello), my name is Tisha Summers. I am a registered psychotherapist, a professional art therapist, and a Canadian Certified Counsellor located in London Ontario. I am from Oneida Nation and Wasauksing First Nation. I have supported Indigenous populations including First Nations, Metis and Inuit for 20 years in a variety of different capacities. I am open to walking beside you through your healing journey, in whatever capacity you feel comfortable.
Shekoli (Hello), my name is Tisha Summers. I am a registered psychotherapist, a professional art therapist, and a Canadian Certified Counsellor located in London Ontario. I am from Oneida Nation and Wasauksing First Nation. I have supported Indigenous populations including First Nations, Metis and Inuit for 20 years in a variety of different capacities. I am open to walking beside you through your healing journey, in whatever capacity you feel comfortable.
(226) 602-8716 View (226) 602-8716
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Lee-Anne Bieg
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Waitlist for new clients
Isn't life overwhelming sometimes? You may find it hard to keep up with your daily activities or find yourself worrying all the time, unsure how to move forward or get unstuck. Connection with others may feel elusive, leaving you feeling alone and isolated. Activities you once found enjoyable leave you feeling empty. Or maybe you find yourself thinking about past events such as a childhood trauma, significant loss or other traumatic event. These challenges may act as a barrier to achieving a life that is resilient, happy and fulfilling.
Isn't life overwhelming sometimes? You may find it hard to keep up with your daily activities or find yourself worrying all the time, unsure how to move forward or get unstuck. Connection with others may feel elusive, leaving you feeling alone and isolated. Activities you once found enjoyable leave you feeling empty. Or maybe you find yourself thinking about past events such as a childhood trauma, significant loss or other traumatic event. These challenges may act as a barrier to achieving a life that is resilient, happy and fulfilling.
(226) 639-5282 View (226) 639-5282
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Christine Wilson
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6B
The idea of sitting across from a stranger in an office and feeling pressure to be vulnerable is daunting. I get it, I attend counselling myself! Many of us have felt the nerves that come with the unknowns of receiving counselling for the first time, especially when you aren't quite feeling like yourself and are reaching out for support. My goal is to help you feel comfortable by conducting sessions online where you can enjoy the comfort of your own home, or in person with Walk and Talk sessions where we can experience the benefits of natural surroundings in one of London's beautiful parks while walking side by side.
The idea of sitting across from a stranger in an office and feeling pressure to be vulnerable is daunting. I get it, I attend counselling myself! Many of us have felt the nerves that come with the unknowns of receiving counselling for the first time, especially when you aren't quite feeling like yourself and are reaching out for support. My goal is to help you feel comfortable by conducting sessions online where you can enjoy the comfort of your own home, or in person with Walk and Talk sessions where we can experience the benefits of natural surroundings in one of London's beautiful parks while walking side by side.
(226) 798-2205 View (226) 798-2205
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Laura Nugent
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Not accepting new clients
I am a person-centered, trauma-informed therapist who specializes in youth mental health. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop goals that are important to them. I am skilled in a variety of modalities and utilize Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and concepts/strategies from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
I am a person-centered, trauma-informed therapist who specializes in youth mental health. I work collaboratively with my clients to develop goals that are important to them. I am skilled in a variety of modalities and utilize Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and concepts/strategies from Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
(226) 796-5653 View (226) 796-5653
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Brad Forbes
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6B  (Online Only)
Professionally I have supported individuals with highly complex needs for 25 years. This has ranged from assessment and treatment of moderate to severely challenging behaviours and specialized services for people with mental health challenges, dual diagnosis, learning challenges, acquired brain injury and post-concussion rehabilitation and counselling. In my experience it is essential to first understand individuals as unique individuals irregardless of their label or challenges and develop a trusting relationship. In this context difficulties can be discussed openly and change and growth can occur.
Professionally I have supported individuals with highly complex needs for 25 years. This has ranged from assessment and treatment of moderate to severely challenging behaviours and specialized services for people with mental health challenges, dual diagnosis, learning challenges, acquired brain injury and post-concussion rehabilitation and counselling. In my experience it is essential to first understand individuals as unique individuals irregardless of their label or challenges and develop a trusting relationship. In this context difficulties can be discussed openly and change and growth can occur.
(226) 455-1439 View (226) 455-1439
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Drew Morrison
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, LICSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Everyone’s story matters. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is to begin the process of unpacking and understanding your own story. Perhaps your story is just beginning and you’re struggling to figure out who you are, who you want to be, what's most important to you. Perhaps your story has left you with a negative sense of self and unfulfilling relationships that seem to continually let you down. Or perhaps your story has left you feeling ineffective, overwhelmed and insecure. My ideal clients are motivated to write new chapters in their lives, and it's my sincere honour to be able to support them on their journey.
Everyone’s story matters. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is to begin the process of unpacking and understanding your own story. Perhaps your story is just beginning and you’re struggling to figure out who you are, who you want to be, what's most important to you. Perhaps your story has left you with a negative sense of self and unfulfilling relationships that seem to continually let you down. Or perhaps your story has left you feeling ineffective, overwhelmed and insecure. My ideal clients are motivated to write new chapters in their lives, and it's my sincere honour to be able to support them on their journey.
(226) 781-3839 View (226) 781-3839
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Lalita Bains
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, BA Hons
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Taking new clients - Evening & Weekend sessions. I understand, for some, the thought of attending therapy can bring about daunting feelings. In our time together, building a professional, and therapeutic relationship allows reflection upon your presenting concerns. As your psychotherapist, I will assist you to explore your experiences, by providing a safe space for you to develop a greater understanding and awareness of these concerns. This allows you to consider choices to develop meaningful changes in your life and/or within yourself.
Taking new clients - Evening & Weekend sessions. I understand, for some, the thought of attending therapy can bring about daunting feelings. In our time together, building a professional, and therapeutic relationship allows reflection upon your presenting concerns. As your psychotherapist, I will assist you to explore your experiences, by providing a safe space for you to develop a greater understanding and awareness of these concerns. This allows you to consider choices to develop meaningful changes in your life and/or within yourself.
(226) 705-0337 View (226) 705-0337
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Patricia Berendsen
Registered Psychotherapist, RMFT, RSW, RP, SEP, SSE
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
I seek to serve my clients in a manner which honors the whole person; body, mind and spirit. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a process of learning and unfolding for the client as well as the therapist. My varied expertise enables me to offer specialized therapeutic tools and skills to reflect and meet the needs and uniqueness of each person.
I seek to serve my clients in a manner which honors the whole person; body, mind and spirit. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a process of learning and unfolding for the client as well as the therapist. My varied expertise enables me to offer specialized therapeutic tools and skills to reflect and meet the needs and uniqueness of each person.
(226) 286-4884 View (226) 286-4884
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H Elshazali
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS. WEEKENDS AVAILABLE. I am an international social work practitioner. I have been practicing and teaching social work for the past 25 years. As I am a reflective listener, I have learned that each client's lived experience is a biography. I, therefore, like to explore with clients the issues and problems they face in order to identify their roots. My approach to therapy is deeply rooted in people's freedom of choice. I am patient, considerate, practical, and very respectful of clients and their choices.
CURRENTLY ACCEPTING CLIENTS. WEEKENDS AVAILABLE. I am an international social work practitioner. I have been practicing and teaching social work for the past 25 years. As I am a reflective listener, I have learned that each client's lived experience is a biography. I, therefore, like to explore with clients the issues and problems they face in order to identify their roots. My approach to therapy is deeply rooted in people's freedom of choice. I am patient, considerate, practical, and very respectful of clients and their choices.
(226) 242-5092 View (226) 242-5092
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Ann Bayly-Bruneel
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, SEP, RCAT, OATR
Verified Verified
London, ON N6B
Not accepting new clients
I believe that every person has the innate ability to live and harness an authentically bold and heart-centred life. Trauma and oppression disconnects us from this truth leaving behind lasting wounds that hurt our relationship to ourselves and others. I have worked with mental health, addiction and trauma for 20 years and have supported many individuals through their healing journey. I am trained in various integrative and relational therapies that address mind, body and spirit. I hold space and co-create safety so that you may listen and trust the wisdom within that empowers you towards more choice, freedom and boundless joy.
I believe that every person has the innate ability to live and harness an authentically bold and heart-centred life. Trauma and oppression disconnects us from this truth leaving behind lasting wounds that hurt our relationship to ourselves and others. I have worked with mental health, addiction and trauma for 20 years and have supported many individuals through their healing journey. I am trained in various integrative and relational therapies that address mind, body and spirit. I hold space and co-create safety so that you may listen and trust the wisdom within that empowers you towards more choice, freedom and boundless joy.
(226) 773-8999 View (226) 773-8999
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Carlen Costa
Registered Social Worker, DHS, MPH, RSSW, PAP, ACS
Verified Verified
London, ON N6B
Book a free call on my website! As an OCSWSSW psychotherapist & clinical sexologist I teach you how to love yourself & others, better. Online & in-office sessions, individual or couple; to better understand why we feel so disconnected from our happiness. Learn how to manage your anxiety, ADHD & neurodivergence, set healthy boundaries, feel better about your body, understand better coping skills for your mental health, have amazing sex again, heal your trauma, reconnect with your partner with positive communication tools, heal from a divorce and/or start dating again. Come back to yourself & ignite your personal power. Let's grow.
Book a free call on my website! As an OCSWSSW psychotherapist & clinical sexologist I teach you how to love yourself & others, better. Online & in-office sessions, individual or couple; to better understand why we feel so disconnected from our happiness. Learn how to manage your anxiety, ADHD & neurodivergence, set healthy boundaries, feel better about your body, understand better coping skills for your mental health, have amazing sex again, heal your trauma, reconnect with your partner with positive communication tools, heal from a divorce and/or start dating again. Come back to yourself & ignite your personal power. Let's grow.
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Photo of Sarah Adam, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in N6B, ON
Sarah Adam
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
London, ON N6B
It can feel disheartening, overwhelming, and confusing to recognize that you are not living the life that you envisioned for yourself. Although we are all the experts of our own lived experiences, we can use a supportive space to prioritize our wellbeing and take the steps to move towards a values-based life. I am a person-centred, anti-oppressive therapist who provides individual counselling to adults looking for support with mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, stress and race-related stress, and friendship or romantic relationship difficulties.
It can feel disheartening, overwhelming, and confusing to recognize that you are not living the life that you envisioned for yourself. Although we are all the experts of our own lived experiences, we can use a supportive space to prioritize our wellbeing and take the steps to move towards a values-based life. I am a person-centred, anti-oppressive therapist who provides individual counselling to adults looking for support with mental health concerns such as anxiety and depression, trauma, grief, life transitions, stress and race-related stress, and friendship or romantic relationship difficulties.
(226) 784-5388 View (226) 784-5388
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Mindful Feedback
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BCN, CCC, PhD
Verified Verified
London, ON N6B
Waitlist for new clients
I work with clients who wish to use neurofeedback or biofeedback, together with psychotherapy, to learn to better self-regulate and improve quality of life. The brain affects all aspects of physical and mental functioning. Neurofeedback is used as a tool to address underlying neuropsychological functions including problems with memory, concentration, focus, clarity of thought, hyperactivity, sleep disturbances, anxiety, sadness, pain, anger, stress, and fatigue.
I work with clients who wish to use neurofeedback or biofeedback, together with psychotherapy, to learn to better self-regulate and improve quality of life. The brain affects all aspects of physical and mental functioning. Neurofeedback is used as a tool to address underlying neuropsychological functions including problems with memory, concentration, focus, clarity of thought, hyperactivity, sleep disturbances, anxiety, sadness, pain, anger, stress, and fatigue.
(226) 270-3655 View (226) 270-3655

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in N6B

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in N6B who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
85% Depression
80% Stress
79% Coping Skills
79% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
69% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

47% Blue Cross
47% SunLife
39% Manulife

How Counsellors in N6B see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N6B?

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.