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Kintsugi Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6J  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with a loss of a sense of self that feels like it affects every aspect of your life; your day-to-day life, relationships, ability to function, your work, career? Do you feel exhausted by the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you wonder if things could be better? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about finding their place in life.
Do you struggle with a loss of a sense of self that feels like it affects every aspect of your life; your day-to-day life, relationships, ability to function, your work, career? Do you feel exhausted by the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you wonder if things could be better? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about finding their place in life.
(226) 458-4390 View (226) 458-4390
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Melissa Spevak
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, SEP, CYW, BA
Verified Verified
London, ON N6J
Melissa here, your village friendly neurodivergent lesbian, Registered Social Worker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I am an intuitive holistic healer blending education, somatic practices, and energy healing into my practice. I will support you on your adventure to radical self acceptance through the power of genuine healing focused love and humxn connection. I have trained in several modalities to support the body and mind to heal from trauma. My gifts can support you to transform old unhelpful or outdated patterns into new chosen life responses while supporting you on your journey towards body and mind coherence.
Melissa here, your village friendly neurodivergent lesbian, Registered Social Worker and Somatic Experiencing Practitioner. I am an intuitive holistic healer blending education, somatic practices, and energy healing into my practice. I will support you on your adventure to radical self acceptance through the power of genuine healing focused love and humxn connection. I have trained in several modalities to support the body and mind to heal from trauma. My gifts can support you to transform old unhelpful or outdated patterns into new chosen life responses while supporting you on your journey towards body and mind coherence.
(226) 840-0689 View (226) 840-0689
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Krista Wright
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BHSc, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6J  (Online Only)
From my experience the first steps toward feeling better and finding ourselves is simply reaching out for help, which can also be the hardest. While it’s not possible to erase hard times, therapy helps you find strength to move forward on the path to healing. Here you will find a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space with an empathetic ear as you bravely tell your story and come to embody your best self. I don’t believe in one size fits all approach.
From my experience the first steps toward feeling better and finding ourselves is simply reaching out for help, which can also be the hardest. While it’s not possible to erase hard times, therapy helps you find strength to move forward on the path to healing. Here you will find a safe, compassionate, non-judgmental space with an empathetic ear as you bravely tell your story and come to embody your best self. I don’t believe in one size fits all approach.
(226) 784-5494 View (226) 784-5494
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Joe Enright
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
London, ON N6J
I am a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with several years experience in psychological/psychodiagnostic assessment and therapy and comprehensive neuropsychological assessment. I have experience with a wide range of clients. I accept private, insurance, and medical-legal referrals. I also offer free telephone consultations.
I am a clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with several years experience in psychological/psychodiagnostic assessment and therapy and comprehensive neuropsychological assessment. I have experience with a wide range of clients. I accept private, insurance, and medical-legal referrals. I also offer free telephone consultations.
(226) 784-5565 View (226) 784-5565
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Lisa Anne Wood Boniferro
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6J  (Online Only)
Are you ready to start your journey? I started my work in mental health with a primary goal in mind: providing access to mental health treatments that are designed to work. I treat the following using Cognitive Behaviour Therapies: Eating and body image concerns, including loss-of-control eating; PTSD; mood and anxiety disorders; and OCD. I am invested in delivering the active ingredients of evidence based psychotherapies that give you the best chance at recovery. My hope is that you can move from coping with your struggles to achieving freedom from these struggles over time. I am registered in both Ontario and Nova Scotia.
Are you ready to start your journey? I started my work in mental health with a primary goal in mind: providing access to mental health treatments that are designed to work. I treat the following using Cognitive Behaviour Therapies: Eating and body image concerns, including loss-of-control eating; PTSD; mood and anxiety disorders; and OCD. I am invested in delivering the active ingredients of evidence based psychotherapies that give you the best chance at recovery. My hope is that you can move from coping with your struggles to achieving freedom from these struggles over time. I am registered in both Ontario and Nova Scotia.
(226) 641-5933 View (226) 641-5933
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Jennifer Schofield
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6J  (Online Only)
Talking about it is not always easy. Counselling can help to make sense of what you are going through and how to move forward towards realizing your own potential. I provide counselling for individuals and couples as they deal with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger management, interpersonal relationships, and stress. In every crisis there is opportunity for growth and I am here to help you find it.
Talking about it is not always easy. Counselling can help to make sense of what you are going through and how to move forward towards realizing your own potential. I provide counselling for individuals and couples as they deal with issues such as anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger management, interpersonal relationships, and stress. In every crisis there is opportunity for growth and I am here to help you find it.
(647) 694-4173 View (647) 694-4173
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Liz Sallows
Registered Psychotherapist, BRE, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6J
Are you feeling weighed down by the pain of loss or trauma? Perhaps you’re experiencing the confusion that arises when life doesn’t go as planned. Or the self-doubt that can come from choices you’ve made in the past. Along with sadness, you might feel anger or a sense of shame. As a survivor of religious trauma, I have lived experience in the process of moving from this dark and lonely place to healing and hope. Whether you find yourself questioning the beliefs you grew up with or those of a group you chose to align with, we can gently bring what makes you uncomfortable into the light of day and move towards a brighter future.
Are you feeling weighed down by the pain of loss or trauma? Perhaps you’re experiencing the confusion that arises when life doesn’t go as planned. Or the self-doubt that can come from choices you’ve made in the past. Along with sadness, you might feel anger or a sense of shame. As a survivor of religious trauma, I have lived experience in the process of moving from this dark and lonely place to healing and hope. Whether you find yourself questioning the beliefs you grew up with or those of a group you chose to align with, we can gently bring what makes you uncomfortable into the light of day and move towards a brighter future.
(226) 640-0851 View (226) 640-0851
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Jennifer Wagenman
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6J  (Online Only)
You’re not sure how you got here, but you are not where you want to be. It feels so hard to just keep going. Things have happened and you are finding it hard to cope – an important relationship has broken down, you’ve lost someone or something significant, you’ve received a tough diagnosis, your family is in transition. Maybe you can’t reach your partner, or you feel like you are losing your kids. Something needs to change. You feel exhausted, hopeless, and all alone. I see the suffering behind the brave face you put on to get through the day. It’s a scary place, but I know that you can change, heal, and grow.
You’re not sure how you got here, but you are not where you want to be. It feels so hard to just keep going. Things have happened and you are finding it hard to cope – an important relationship has broken down, you’ve lost someone or something significant, you’ve received a tough diagnosis, your family is in transition. Maybe you can’t reach your partner, or you feel like you are losing your kids. Something needs to change. You feel exhausted, hopeless, and all alone. I see the suffering behind the brave face you put on to get through the day. It’s a scary place, but I know that you can change, heal, and grow.
(226) 799-0956 View (226) 799-0956
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Connecting Couples- Relationship and Sex Therapy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6J
The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. People seek couples therapy to address various relationship issues. They may want to deepen or rekindle a connection, address intimacy concerns, define healthy boundaries, break old maladaptive relationship patterns, improve two-way communication, minimize fighting, or heal from emotional or physical betrayal. Couples tend to become disconnected when they feel misunderstood, lack vulnerability, show contempt, fight, feel confused, or be overly critical. Any of these feelings can pull couples apart and couples therapy can help.
The quality of our relationships determines the quality of our lives. People seek couples therapy to address various relationship issues. They may want to deepen or rekindle a connection, address intimacy concerns, define healthy boundaries, break old maladaptive relationship patterns, improve two-way communication, minimize fighting, or heal from emotional or physical betrayal. Couples tend to become disconnected when they feel misunderstood, lack vulnerability, show contempt, fight, feel confused, or be overly critical. Any of these feelings can pull couples apart and couples therapy can help.
(226) 243-1465 View (226) 243-1465
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Adoptee Alliance
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6J
Are you an adoptee who is struggling with your sense of identity? Does a feeling that you don’t belong anywhere pervade every aspect of your life; your day-to-day life, relationships, ability to function, your work, career? Do you feel exhausted by the feeling that you are endlessly searching but not really knowing what you are searching for? Do you wonder if things could be better? Now more than ever, adoptees are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about finding their place in life. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a vibrant, authentic life.
Are you an adoptee who is struggling with your sense of identity? Does a feeling that you don’t belong anywhere pervade every aspect of your life; your day-to-day life, relationships, ability to function, your work, career? Do you feel exhausted by the feeling that you are endlessly searching but not really knowing what you are searching for? Do you wonder if things could be better? Now more than ever, adoptees are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about finding their place in life. We believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a vibrant, authentic life.
(226) 640-0377 View (226) 640-0377
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Lois M. Ostolosky
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
London, ON N6J
Immediate, In Person availability. Sometimes, life becomes more than we can comfortably manage. We may feel unfulfilled, sad, irritable, worried and disconnected from who we are, who we love and the life we want to live. We may feel powerless to change our situation. However, change is possible! I work collaboratively with people of all ages, honoring their unique experiences while simultaneously supporting them to increase strategies and build resiliency and confidence. Whether it is a slight ‘tweak’ or a deeper concern you wish to explore, I am happy to provide support.
Immediate, In Person availability. Sometimes, life becomes more than we can comfortably manage. We may feel unfulfilled, sad, irritable, worried and disconnected from who we are, who we love and the life we want to live. We may feel powerless to change our situation. However, change is possible! I work collaboratively with people of all ages, honoring their unique experiences while simultaneously supporting them to increase strategies and build resiliency and confidence. Whether it is a slight ‘tweak’ or a deeper concern you wish to explore, I am happy to provide support.
(226) 773-5296 View (226) 773-5296
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Divya G
Registered Psychotherapist, MPS
Verified Verified
London, ON N6J  (Online Only)
You work hard to make relationships work, work hard at your job, you try your best to ensure everyone else around you is happy but end up losing yourself amid this. Even though you feel isolated, unheard, unseen you keep going. You want to stand up for yourself but don’t know how to. At times you feel overwhelmed with emotions thus feeling lost, helpless and anxious. You wonder why you connect to people a certain way and wish you could have healthier/sustainable relationships, wish you could cope better in difficult situations/be in charge of the way you express your feelings.
You work hard to make relationships work, work hard at your job, you try your best to ensure everyone else around you is happy but end up losing yourself amid this. Even though you feel isolated, unheard, unseen you keep going. You want to stand up for yourself but don’t know how to. At times you feel overwhelmed with emotions thus feeling lost, helpless and anxious. You wonder why you connect to people a certain way and wish you could have healthier/sustainable relationships, wish you could cope better in difficult situations/be in charge of the way you express your feelings.
(343) 321-0457 View (343) 321-0457
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Lauren Hare
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6J
Teens and young adults have so much going on and can really struggle. Even when they look good on the outside. Between school stuff, friend drama, boyfriends, girlfriends, breakups, jobs, sports, and trying to cope and manage with everything coming their way, it's no wonder they blow up, shut down, and lose it. And when parents try to help, they're "nagging" or "don't understand." Counselling can help them find their way back. I work teens to help figure things out and manage their big feelings in a healthier way, letting them feel more in control, reduce anxiety and depression, and help get them back on track.
Teens and young adults have so much going on and can really struggle. Even when they look good on the outside. Between school stuff, friend drama, boyfriends, girlfriends, breakups, jobs, sports, and trying to cope and manage with everything coming their way, it's no wonder they blow up, shut down, and lose it. And when parents try to help, they're "nagging" or "don't understand." Counselling can help them find their way back. I work teens to help figure things out and manage their big feelings in a healthier way, letting them feel more in control, reduce anxiety and depression, and help get them back on track.
(226) 702-2463 View (226) 702-2463
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Steven Ross Therapy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, LCSW, MSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6J
I am an RSW LCSW psychotherapist with a private practice in Toronto and NY serving clients via Zoom/phone in Ontario, NY, NJ. I tend to see a broad assortment of people, many who are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress and difficulty coping. Some struggle with being single, others within their relationship, or with their sexual authenticity. Together through talk therapy we can find a pathway to a deeper understanding and a way to move forward with confidence and security My clients are from different worlds, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, young and old, single, married, and all those in-between.
I am an RSW LCSW psychotherapist with a private practice in Toronto and NY serving clients via Zoom/phone in Ontario, NY, NJ. I tend to see a broad assortment of people, many who are suffering from depression, anxiety, stress and difficulty coping. Some struggle with being single, others within their relationship, or with their sexual authenticity. Together through talk therapy we can find a pathway to a deeper understanding and a way to move forward with confidence and security My clients are from different worlds, heterosexual, homosexual, bisexual, transgender, non-binary, young and old, single, married, and all those in-between.
(647) 694-7802 View (647) 694-7802
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Vicky Loranger
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, LLB
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6J
I became passionate about social work after practicing family law for many years and watching the court system fail parents and children experiencing separation and divorce. I have since completed my MSW to focus on therapeutic and collaborative co-parenting work, mediation, and help individuals navigate high-conflict separation and divorce, and healthy parenting post-divorce. I also enjoy helping individuals with anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem, academic and career issues. Moreover, I have experience in supporting parents with their children’s learning disabilities, school, and issues with peers.
I became passionate about social work after practicing family law for many years and watching the court system fail parents and children experiencing separation and divorce. I have since completed my MSW to focus on therapeutic and collaborative co-parenting work, mediation, and help individuals navigate high-conflict separation and divorce, and healthy parenting post-divorce. I also enjoy helping individuals with anxiety, perfectionism, self-esteem, academic and career issues. Moreover, I have experience in supporting parents with their children’s learning disabilities, school, and issues with peers.
(226) 457-1799 View (226) 457-1799
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Wayne Vassair
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6J  (Online Only)
Currently only offering virtual or phone sessions - I’m a Registered Social Worker with 17 years of experience. I enjoy working with clients who feel stuck in their life or even feel they are in the midst of crisis/chaos. I am well suited to clients who want to live more authentically and enjoy a genuine, open therapist. Currently completing my Masters of Social Work, I am passionate about counselling, and my aim is to be collaborative, genuine, and compassionate.
Currently only offering virtual or phone sessions - I’m a Registered Social Worker with 17 years of experience. I enjoy working with clients who feel stuck in their life or even feel they are in the midst of crisis/chaos. I am well suited to clients who want to live more authentically and enjoy a genuine, open therapist. Currently completing my Masters of Social Work, I am passionate about counselling, and my aim is to be collaborative, genuine, and compassionate.
(249) 504-1212 View (249) 504-1212
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Stewart Leatherdale
Marriage & Family Therapist, BTh, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6J
We have more of an opportunity to become better individuals in relationship with a significant other than alone with shallow relationships. Relationships, Conflict, Anger, Communication, Addictions, are all issues I help people with on a daily basis. I am a Psychotherapist based in London, Ontario; as a registered Social Worker I have a wide breadth of experience in helping people with their life situations, whether it be with a partner, child, or colleague. I do this work because people have value. Everyone has a story of personal pain and my office serves individuals, couples, and families to heal from personal pain.
We have more of an opportunity to become better individuals in relationship with a significant other than alone with shallow relationships. Relationships, Conflict, Anger, Communication, Addictions, are all issues I help people with on a daily basis. I am a Psychotherapist based in London, Ontario; as a registered Social Worker I have a wide breadth of experience in helping people with their life situations, whether it be with a partner, child, or colleague. I do this work because people have value. Everyone has a story of personal pain and my office serves individuals, couples, and families to heal from personal pain.
(226) 702-2249 View (226) 702-2249
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Rachel Warner
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6J
Outdoor Therapy in Canary District! Remember when you were in high school and you thought that everything would be better in your twenties? I thought by my twenties I’d have perfect skin, own a house, and go on vacations twice a year. Ya, right. Realistically though, young adults have a lot on our plates. We feel pressure to do everything perfectly, we constantly feel behind compared to everyone around us, and we are so tired of trying to keep up. We’re expected to work full-time but also have a side hustle but also be an activist but also have a thriving social life but also take time for self-care. It’s exhausting.
Outdoor Therapy in Canary District! Remember when you were in high school and you thought that everything would be better in your twenties? I thought by my twenties I’d have perfect skin, own a house, and go on vacations twice a year. Ya, right. Realistically though, young adults have a lot on our plates. We feel pressure to do everything perfectly, we constantly feel behind compared to everyone around us, and we are so tired of trying to keep up. We’re expected to work full-time but also have a side hustle but also be an activist but also have a thriving social life but also take time for self-care. It’s exhausting.
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Mindy Gough
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6J
I provide welcoming, collaborative therapy that helps overwhelmed people find a path towards peace and wellbeing. I can help you to untangle complicated thoughts, and to create strategies to discover or recover your thriving self. My work is grounded in the theories of narrative therapy, DBT, CBT, Photo Therapy, positive psychology, and Gottman-informed couples' therapy. I have a particular affinity for people struggling with poor mental health, folks navigating mid-life challenges, women's issues throughout the lifespan, and family members supporting loved ones with mental health concerns.
I provide welcoming, collaborative therapy that helps overwhelmed people find a path towards peace and wellbeing. I can help you to untangle complicated thoughts, and to create strategies to discover or recover your thriving self. My work is grounded in the theories of narrative therapy, DBT, CBT, Photo Therapy, positive psychology, and Gottman-informed couples' therapy. I have a particular affinity for people struggling with poor mental health, folks navigating mid-life challenges, women's issues throughout the lifespan, and family members supporting loved ones with mental health concerns.
(226) 908-0432 View (226) 908-0432
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Patti Dufton
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6J
I believe that you are the author of your own story. My goal is to provide a warm, safe, and non-judgemental space within which you can share your concerns and hopes; allowing you to grow, explore and understand your emotions and how they impact you and your relationships. I am committed to understanding your unique needs, strengths, and goals. I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression and the impacts of trauma. I support couples and individuals to overcome relationship challenges and deepen their connections to each other.
I believe that you are the author of your own story. My goal is to provide a warm, safe, and non-judgemental space within which you can share your concerns and hopes; allowing you to grow, explore and understand your emotions and how they impact you and your relationships. I am committed to understanding your unique needs, strengths, and goals. I work with people experiencing anxiety, depression and the impacts of trauma. I support couples and individuals to overcome relationship challenges and deepen their connections to each other.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in N6J

20+

Average cost per session

$147

Counsellors in N6J who prioritize treating:

87% Depression
87% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
74% Coping Skills
65% Relationship Issues
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Green Shield Canada
75% Blue Cross
63% Great-West Life

How Counsellors in N6J see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N6J?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.