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Sarah Sanders
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor, ON N8Y
“It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are.” The journey from youth to adulthood can be a difficult transition for both parents and teens. If you are struggling as a parent to a teen or a teen yourself, I strive to help make this transition easier.
“It takes courage to grow up and be who you really are.” The journey from youth to adulthood can be a difficult transition for both parents and teens. If you are struggling as a parent to a teen or a teen yourself, I strive to help make this transition easier.
(226) 455-8344 View (226) 455-8344
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Joshua Parent Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Windsor, ON N8Y
Accepting new clients: offering in-person sessions to Windsor-Essex and online to all of Ontario. My name is Josh and I am a queer-identifying, Registered Psychotherapist. My approach to psychotherapy prioritizes the relationship that develops between us and focuses on creating a sense of safety. I approach each person with a genuine curiosity to better understand both their present and past experiences. I have extensive experience working with adults to address relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression and self-esteem.
Accepting new clients: offering in-person sessions to Windsor-Essex and online to all of Ontario. My name is Josh and I am a queer-identifying, Registered Psychotherapist. My approach to psychotherapy prioritizes the relationship that develops between us and focuses on creating a sense of safety. I approach each person with a genuine curiosity to better understand both their present and past experiences. I have extensive experience working with adults to address relationship issues, trauma, anxiety, depression and self-esteem.
(519) 450-8027 View (519) 450-8027
David Aitken
Registered Social Worker, MSW/RSW, CCAC
Verified Verified
Windsor, ON N8Y
Client living with mental health and addictions. Struggling with personal relationships, work, family, substance abuse, recovery. Client is looking for recovery in outpatient setting. Client looking to rebuild or start new relationship. Client learning coping skills for stress and anxiety. Overcoming depression. Client has loved one with mental health illnes and does not know how to cope.
Client living with mental health and addictions. Struggling with personal relationships, work, family, substance abuse, recovery. Client is looking for recovery in outpatient setting. Client looking to rebuild or start new relationship. Client learning coping skills for stress and anxiety. Overcoming depression. Client has loved one with mental health illnes and does not know how to cope.
(226) 702-4709 View (226) 702-4709
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Becky Campeau MSW, RSW
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MEd
Verified Verified
Windsor, ON N8Y
Therapy; it's a big step. And I'm eager to help. I whole-heartedly believe that each person is the expert on their own life, emotions and relationships. I am passionate about working with you to create a personalized approach to therapy. We all need a place to feel listened to, cared for, seen and understood. I have education, training, research, experience and my own therapy to assist in offering a tailored approach. I utilize an intersectional feminism and anti-oppressive practice model to create a therapeutic relationship that meets these needs, and assists in reclaiming trauma and removing barriers to living the life you desire.
Therapy; it's a big step. And I'm eager to help. I whole-heartedly believe that each person is the expert on their own life, emotions and relationships. I am passionate about working with you to create a personalized approach to therapy. We all need a place to feel listened to, cared for, seen and understood. I have education, training, research, experience and my own therapy to assist in offering a tailored approach. I utilize an intersectional feminism and anti-oppressive practice model to create a therapeutic relationship that meets these needs, and assists in reclaiming trauma and removing barriers to living the life you desire.
(226) 705-1070 View (226) 705-1070
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Shannon Papineau
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Windsor, ON N8Y
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, or life stresses that are interfering with your quality of life? If so I want you to know you are not alone! Life can lead you down many pathways, some are clear, while others have challenges blocking your way. It is during these times that you might need support and/or new tools to empower you while you navigate through these difficult times. It would be an honour to help you understand your emotions, thoughts and actions while guiding you into finding the right tools and pathways needed on your journey towards achieving goals, a more peaceful lifestyle, or meaningful relationships.
Are you experiencing anxiety, depression, trauma, or life stresses that are interfering with your quality of life? If so I want you to know you are not alone! Life can lead you down many pathways, some are clear, while others have challenges blocking your way. It is during these times that you might need support and/or new tools to empower you while you navigate through these difficult times. It would be an honour to help you understand your emotions, thoughts and actions while guiding you into finding the right tools and pathways needed on your journey towards achieving goals, a more peaceful lifestyle, or meaningful relationships.
(226) 778-4727 View (226) 778-4727
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Jennipher Gee
Registered Social Worker, CYW, BScEd, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Windsor, ON N8Y
No waiting list! Hi, I’m Jennipher. You stopped here searching for something. I hope I can help you find it. As a registered social worker, I specialize in working with children, youth and adults; as well as couples and families who are experiencing emotional challenges, separation, divorce, anxiety, trauma, or neurodivergence. I provide a safe space where we can develop solutions, coping skills and build resilience.
No waiting list! Hi, I’m Jennipher. You stopped here searching for something. I hope I can help you find it. As a registered social worker, I specialize in working with children, youth and adults; as well as couples and families who are experiencing emotional challenges, separation, divorce, anxiety, trauma, or neurodivergence. I provide a safe space where we can develop solutions, coping skills and build resilience.
(226) 210-0498 View (226) 210-0498
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Wellness with Emily D’Alimonte
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Windsor, ON N8Y
We are the experts of our own experience and have the strength within us to create the lives we desire - sometimes we just need a little guidance. At Wellness with Emily D'Alimonte, I will provide you with the tailored tools, education, and support you need to help you navigate whatever life throws your way. To me, it is the highest privilege to work alongside someone on their wellness journey.
We are the experts of our own experience and have the strength within us to create the lives we desire - sometimes we just need a little guidance. At Wellness with Emily D'Alimonte, I will provide you with the tailored tools, education, and support you need to help you navigate whatever life throws your way. To me, it is the highest privilege to work alongside someone on their wellness journey.
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Kristin DiCarlo,NP Psychotherapy Anxiety & Burnout
NP, Coach, BsCN, MN
Verified Verified
Windsor, ON N8Y  (Online Only)
Has feeling stressed, anxious, and burned out become your normal? You’re mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. You’re running on empty with no time or energy to fill your own tank. You feel overworked and undervalued. You're under a lot of pressure and overwhelmed with all you have to do, but it still seems like what you’re doing is never enough. You’re always waiting for the other shoe to drop. You say YES to everyone else, and no to yourself and what you truly want. The YOU you know you can be is in there somewhere, but there are so many layers of overwhelm, stress, and guilt that you have no idea where to start.
Has feeling stressed, anxious, and burned out become your normal? You’re mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. You’re running on empty with no time or energy to fill your own tank. You feel overworked and undervalued. You're under a lot of pressure and overwhelmed with all you have to do, but it still seems like what you’re doing is never enough. You’re always waiting for the other shoe to drop. You say YES to everyone else, and no to yourself and what you truly want. The YOU you know you can be is in there somewhere, but there are so many layers of overwhelm, stress, and guilt that you have no idea where to start.
(226) 916-5475 View (226) 916-5475
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Ryan Jonathan Larocque
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Windsor, ON N8Y
I am a student therapist working under the supervision of Dr. Shawn Harrington at Harrington Psychological Services. I am particularly passionate about working with problems related to depression, anxiety, conflict resolution and communication. I do, however, enjoy exploring all kinds of different topics, especially ones of existential nature.
I am a student therapist working under the supervision of Dr. Shawn Harrington at Harrington Psychological Services. I am particularly passionate about working with problems related to depression, anxiety, conflict resolution and communication. I do, however, enjoy exploring all kinds of different topics, especially ones of existential nature.
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CH Wellness | Cheryl Hucker
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Windsor, ON N8Y  (Online Only)
Now is the time to embrace your journey towards wellness and personal fulfillment. With a Master's degree in social work (MSW), I have been practicing as a registered social worker/therapist since 2011 in Windsor-Essex County. As an adaptive therapist, I can work from a number of different perspectives to meet your individualized needs. I will give you the tools you need to cope with life's challenges and assist you in realizing your goals. Let's talk. Services covered by participating health care insurance providers. For your convenience, Visa and MasterCard accepted.
Now is the time to embrace your journey towards wellness and personal fulfillment. With a Master's degree in social work (MSW), I have been practicing as a registered social worker/therapist since 2011 in Windsor-Essex County. As an adaptive therapist, I can work from a number of different perspectives to meet your individualized needs. I will give you the tools you need to cope with life's challenges and assist you in realizing your goals. Let's talk. Services covered by participating health care insurance providers. For your convenience, Visa and MasterCard accepted.
(226) 796-6765 View (226) 796-6765
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Maria DeRubeis
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Windsor, ON N8Y
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work with over 35 years of experience. I am founder and sole proprietor of PASSAGES-Pathway to Healing. I provide my relationship perspective on the AM800-Dan MacDonald show every Tuesday between 10:30-11:00 am. I will offer you a safe, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere without distractions and interruptions to help you gain insight into your feelings and behaviors so that you are able to make the necessary changes to live a more purposeful life. I believe that “you” are the expert of your life, while I am your guide. I am honored to walk with you on your healing journey.
Hello, I hold a Master’s degree in Social Work with over 35 years of experience. I am founder and sole proprietor of PASSAGES-Pathway to Healing. I provide my relationship perspective on the AM800-Dan MacDonald show every Tuesday between 10:30-11:00 am. I will offer you a safe, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere without distractions and interruptions to help you gain insight into your feelings and behaviors so that you are able to make the necessary changes to live a more purposeful life. I believe that “you” are the expert of your life, while I am your guide. I am honored to walk with you on your healing journey.
(226) 778-5023 View (226) 778-5023
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Jordan Baylis-Morgan
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, BA, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Windsor, ON N8Y
Not accepting new clients
Chances are you're feeling stressed, depressed, anxious, angry, confused, or something similar. You're looking at all these profiles trying to figure out who would be the "best" or "right" fit for you. But in the end, you may not really know until you speak with them. It takes courage to make that initial contact and I want to make it as comfortable and productive as possible for you. My name's Jordan and I genuinely want to help you.
Chances are you're feeling stressed, depressed, anxious, angry, confused, or something similar. You're looking at all these profiles trying to figure out who would be the "best" or "right" fit for you. But in the end, you may not really know until you speak with them. It takes courage to make that initial contact and I want to make it as comfortable and productive as possible for you. My name's Jordan and I genuinely want to help you.
(226) 782-4544 View (226) 782-4544
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Britney Hewitt
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, OD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Windsor, ON N8Y  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and I am completing the practicum portion of my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Degree. I help individuals with stress, burnout, anxiety and people-pleasing. I also have a passion for helping build your self-confidence. My approach allows you to identify your strengths, have the confidence to set effective boundaries and learn to be your authentic self. Additionally, I can help guide you through anxiety and stress. I strive to create a safe space for you while working from a culturally- informed approach.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and I am completing the practicum portion of my Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology Degree. I help individuals with stress, burnout, anxiety and people-pleasing. I also have a passion for helping build your self-confidence. My approach allows you to identify your strengths, have the confidence to set effective boundaries and learn to be your authentic self. Additionally, I can help guide you through anxiety and stress. I strive to create a safe space for you while working from a culturally- informed approach.
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Juliana Simon
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Windsor, ON N8Y  (Online Only)
In our sessions, you can expect a compassionate space where you are free to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I always say that you steer the ship, we may walk through a recent challenge, try a new coping skill together or explore ways to connect with joy. I use an integrative style (drawing from multiple theories and approaches), which means that every session will be as unique as you are. Regardless of the approach, you can always expect unconditional validation, support and kindness.
In our sessions, you can expect a compassionate space where you are free to explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I always say that you steer the ship, we may walk through a recent challenge, try a new coping skill together or explore ways to connect with joy. I use an integrative style (drawing from multiple theories and approaches), which means that every session will be as unique as you are. Regardless of the approach, you can always expect unconditional validation, support and kindness.
(226) 779-8121 View (226) 779-8121
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Karen Morrison
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Windsor, ON N8Y
Sometimes life and relationships we find ourselves in have a way of shifting our perspective that can create uncomfortable feelings, behaviours and thoughts. I am passionate about working with individuals in order to facilitate meaningful and lasting change. I have been a therapist for 30+ years and take pride in my ability to connect in a genuine way with a variety of clients and tailor my approach to best respect each person's potential, preferences, values, strengths and goals. I work from the belief that the therapeutic relationship is built on trust, respect, compassion, acceptance, validation and understanding.
Sometimes life and relationships we find ourselves in have a way of shifting our perspective that can create uncomfortable feelings, behaviours and thoughts. I am passionate about working with individuals in order to facilitate meaningful and lasting change. I have been a therapist for 30+ years and take pride in my ability to connect in a genuine way with a variety of clients and tailor my approach to best respect each person's potential, preferences, values, strengths and goals. I work from the belief that the therapeutic relationship is built on trust, respect, compassion, acceptance, validation and understanding.
(226) 799-1975 View (226) 799-1975
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Greg Allen Lowry
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA Psyc, MSc CMH, RP (q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Windsor, ON N8Y
I hold a Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselling and am a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario. For the past 20 years I have been successfully supporting and counselling clients throughout the Windsor and Essex County area and assisting them with their personal self-growth. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. I also work to help create self empowerment to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life.
I hold a Masters of Science Degree in Clinical Mental Health Counselling and am a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying) with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario. For the past 20 years I have been successfully supporting and counselling clients throughout the Windsor and Essex County area and assisting them with their personal self-growth. If you are feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, my services aim to introduce clarity and self-motivation. I also work to help create self empowerment to better manage the emotional stress of everyday life.
(226) 774-2178 View (226) 774-2178
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Shannon Dow
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, MSW, CCTSI
Verified Verified
Windsor, ON N8Y
Welcome to Panacea Mental Wellness practices facilitated by Shannon Dow, MSW/RSW. Shannon provides residents in Ontario with in-person and virtual mental health and holistic services such as traditional talk therapy, walk and talk counselling, consultation and coaching, and group seminar facilitation. Shannon also provides sound and light relaxation therapy services through the Harmonic Egg Chambers at New Earth Wellness. Shannon offers a unique approach to healing consisting of evidence-based traditional and alternative modalities tailored to best meet your desired health goals and outcomes.
Welcome to Panacea Mental Wellness practices facilitated by Shannon Dow, MSW/RSW. Shannon provides residents in Ontario with in-person and virtual mental health and holistic services such as traditional talk therapy, walk and talk counselling, consultation and coaching, and group seminar facilitation. Shannon also provides sound and light relaxation therapy services through the Harmonic Egg Chambers at New Earth Wellness. Shannon offers a unique approach to healing consisting of evidence-based traditional and alternative modalities tailored to best meet your desired health goals and outcomes.
(226) 799-8756 View (226) 799-8756
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Stephanie Tellier: Cornerstone Family Care
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, MA
Verified Verified
Windsor, ON N8Y
Stephanie is a sex-positive therapist working with individuals in navigating various aspects of human sexuality. She provides affirmative care based on the belief that everyone should have space to learn, explore, and embody their sexuality in a safe and holistic way. Stephanie has worked with clients regarding various aspects of sexuality, including BDSM/kink, communication, desire, education, esteem, gender, health, open relationships, polyamory, sexual dysfunction, sexual orientation, and trauma.
Stephanie is a sex-positive therapist working with individuals in navigating various aspects of human sexuality. She provides affirmative care based on the belief that everyone should have space to learn, explore, and embody their sexuality in a safe and holistic way. Stephanie has worked with clients regarding various aspects of sexuality, including BDSM/kink, communication, desire, education, esteem, gender, health, open relationships, polyamory, sexual dysfunction, sexual orientation, and trauma.
(519) 253-0333 View (519) 253-0333
Photo of Megan Strachan, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in N8Y, ON
Megan Strachan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Windsor, ON N8Y  (Online Only)
Navigating life's crossroads can be especially overwhelming for people grappling with trauma or PTSD. These moments—choosing careers, pursuing education or sports, forming relationships, or seeking personal growth—can be overshadowed by past experiences, intensifying feelings of anxiety, emptiness, and a constant sense that something vital is missing. This can complicate making decisions, having it seem almost impossible to choose the right path forward, and the presence of trauma intensifies the pressure of these decisions. I get it, and I'm here to support you through this struggle, through thick and thin.
Navigating life's crossroads can be especially overwhelming for people grappling with trauma or PTSD. These moments—choosing careers, pursuing education or sports, forming relationships, or seeking personal growth—can be overshadowed by past experiences, intensifying feelings of anxiety, emptiness, and a constant sense that something vital is missing. This can complicate making decisions, having it seem almost impossible to choose the right path forward, and the presence of trauma intensifies the pressure of these decisions. I get it, and I'm here to support you through this struggle, through thick and thin.
(289) 301-7293 View (289) 301-7293
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Marissa Martins
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Windsor, ON N8Y  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients! (Updated April 2024) - Maybe life feels especially difficult right now and you are ready to start working through some long-standing challenges. It might feel due time to really understand yourself better and grow past the pain points you’ve been carrying for so long. Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I'll be the skilled and dedicated collaborator who will use my education, experience, and resources in our time together. One size doesn't fit all, so I look forward to building a counselling space that works well for you specifically. You and your story will be welcome with open arms here.
Accepting New Clients! (Updated April 2024) - Maybe life feels especially difficult right now and you are ready to start working through some long-standing challenges. It might feel due time to really understand yourself better and grow past the pain points you’ve been carrying for so long. Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I'll be the skilled and dedicated collaborator who will use my education, experience, and resources in our time together. One size doesn't fit all, so I look forward to building a counselling space that works well for you specifically. You and your story will be welcome with open arms here.
(365) 675-0278 View (365) 675-0278

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Number of Counsellors in N8Y

20+

Average cost per session

$137

Counsellors in N8Y who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
85% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
70% Life Transitions
67% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

94% Green Shield Canada
50% Manulife
38% SunLife

How Counsellors in N8Y see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in N8Y?

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.