Therapists in Acton, ON

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Alla Arshakyan
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
I am a compassionate, solution-focused therapist. My goal is to create an encouraging, calm and relaxed atmosphere, and to work in respectful collaboration with the client. I will listen to you, I will understand you - and will never judge. I provide ongoing support and practical recommendations to help clients effectively address personal life challenges or cope with stressful situations. We are going to discover your inner strengths and build on them, gaining valuable insights and discovering ways to solve your problems.
I am a compassionate, solution-focused therapist. My goal is to create an encouraging, calm and relaxed atmosphere, and to work in respectful collaboration with the client. I will listen to you, I will understand you - and will never judge. I provide ongoing support and practical recommendations to help clients effectively address personal life challenges or cope with stressful situations. We are going to discover your inner strengths and build on them, gaining valuable insights and discovering ways to solve your problems.
(647) 977-5912 View (647) 977-5912
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Tim Dixon
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MEd, ACC
Verified
Acton, ON L7J
Adults finding ADHD symptoms are impairing their personal relationships and/or professional role may need new coping strategies. Compassion and curiosity guide my support of young adults (& teens 15 or older) with ADHD, whose impulsivity or poor organizational skills often burdens them with guilt and low self-esteem. If a mood disorder or anxiety is interfering with thriving in your workplace role, together we will develop self-soothing practices for your emotional regulation and occupational success. To nurture clients' bounce-back from trauma or help couples stuck in conflict, I draw upon my clinical training and lived experience.
Adults finding ADHD symptoms are impairing their personal relationships and/or professional role may need new coping strategies. Compassion and curiosity guide my support of young adults (& teens 15 or older) with ADHD, whose impulsivity or poor organizational skills often burdens them with guilt and low self-esteem. If a mood disorder or anxiety is interfering with thriving in your workplace role, together we will develop self-soothing practices for your emotional regulation and occupational success. To nurture clients' bounce-back from trauma or help couples stuck in conflict, I draw upon my clinical training and lived experience.
(289) 802-2612 View (289) 802-2612
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Positive Kids
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, PsyD(c), RP
Verified
Acton, ON L7J
Does your child struggle with ADHD, Behavioral problems, Confidence, Motivation, Decision Making, Focusing, Aggression, Shyness, or any other type of Social-Emotional issue? Positive Kids is a revolutionary concept created by experts in the field of Emotional Intelligence. It is a private and affordable after school program that focuses on building and developing social and emotional skills. Our program helps children gain inner strength- traditionally referred to as EQ. Increased EQ or emotional intelligence helps children manage their emotions and relate better to others. School life, social life and home life is improved significantly. Try it for free.
Does your child struggle with ADHD, Behavioral problems, Confidence, Motivation, Decision Making, Focusing, Aggression, Shyness, or any other type of Social-Emotional issue? Positive Kids is a revolutionary concept created by experts in the field of Emotional Intelligence. It is a private and affordable after school program that focuses on building and developing social and emotional skills. Our program helps children gain inner strength- traditionally referred to as EQ. Increased EQ or emotional intelligence helps children manage their emotions and relate better to others. School life, social life and home life is improved significantly. Try it for free.
(289) 670-0203 View (289) 670-0203
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Leigh Whiting
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
I offer Psychotherapy via telephone, secure video or out of the Be Well Holistic Healing clinic in Georgetown, Ontario to individual clients looking for a safe, non-judgmental space to help them navigate through their overwhelming feelings and challenges (anxiety, grief, depression, relationship issues and life transitions).
I offer Psychotherapy via telephone, secure video or out of the Be Well Holistic Healing clinic in Georgetown, Ontario to individual clients looking for a safe, non-judgmental space to help them navigate through their overwhelming feelings and challenges (anxiety, grief, depression, relationship issues and life transitions).
(226) 212-0832 View (226) 212-0832
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Natalie Haynes Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Acton, ON L7J
My intention is to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to uncover how you feel stuck or overwhelmed in your life. Through careful exploration, you can learn about yourself emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Taking the time to be curious about yourself on deeper level, can lead to greater awareness and ultimately acceptance of your interesting and unique self. This acceptance gives you the power to make more conscious choices and live more fully. I work with individuals who are faced with the following challenges: self esteem, relationships, grief, stress, anxiety, depression, anger, negative thoughts, behaviors and beliefs.
My intention is to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to uncover how you feel stuck or overwhelmed in your life. Through careful exploration, you can learn about yourself emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. Taking the time to be curious about yourself on deeper level, can lead to greater awareness and ultimately acceptance of your interesting and unique self. This acceptance gives you the power to make more conscious choices and live more fully. I work with individuals who are faced with the following challenges: self esteem, relationships, grief, stress, anxiety, depression, anger, negative thoughts, behaviors and beliefs.
(289) 271-0720 View (289) 271-0720
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Denise Evans
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Acton, ON L7J
At some point in our lives, most of us feel misunderstood, isolated, disconnected, stuck, ashamed, or frustrated. Therapy often provides relief that comes from having the space to talk, receive validation, and feel heard. A big part of therapy is having support in discovering your own resources so that you feel more connected to yourself and others. In addition to using evidence-based interventions to help you improve your emotional health, I strive to provide services with compassion, authenticity, collaboration, safety, and a commitment to helping you reach your goals.
At some point in our lives, most of us feel misunderstood, isolated, disconnected, stuck, ashamed, or frustrated. Therapy often provides relief that comes from having the space to talk, receive validation, and feel heard. A big part of therapy is having support in discovering your own resources so that you feel more connected to yourself and others. In addition to using evidence-based interventions to help you improve your emotional health, I strive to provide services with compassion, authenticity, collaboration, safety, and a commitment to helping you reach your goals.
(289) 312-0496 View (289) 312-0496
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Lindsay McLaughlin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BASc, MA
Verified
Acton, ON L7J
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am passionate about helping others live more authentic, courageous, and fulfilling lives. I promote self-compassion, vulnerability, and self-understanding through an empathetic, non-judgemental, and client-centred approach. families. I also co-facilitate groups focusing on shame resilience, letting go of perfectionism and self-doubt, and cultivating creativity, joy, gratitude, rest, and play.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I am passionate about helping others live more authentic, courageous, and fulfilling lives. I promote self-compassion, vulnerability, and self-understanding through an empathetic, non-judgemental, and client-centred approach. families. I also co-facilitate groups focusing on shame resilience, letting go of perfectionism and self-doubt, and cultivating creativity, joy, gratitude, rest, and play.
(289) 255-3112 View (289) 255-3112
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Christina Fletcher
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J  (Online Only)
I believe in creating a safe and warm space for my clients. Meeting you where you're at with compassion and allowing our alliance to further the therapeutic processes of your healing and development. With curiosity and a dash of humour, we’ll explore the innermost workings of your mind, heart and spirit. I'm here to bring you support and to guide you through as you find within yourself your ability to heal yourself and relationships and create what you want and need.
I believe in creating a safe and warm space for my clients. Meeting you where you're at with compassion and allowing our alliance to further the therapeutic processes of your healing and development. With curiosity and a dash of humour, we’ll explore the innermost workings of your mind, heart and spirit. I'm here to bring you support and to guide you through as you find within yourself your ability to heal yourself and relationships and create what you want and need.
(437) 371-2407 View (437) 371-2407
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Milton Psychotherapy Centre
RSSW, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
Your journey in therapy will never be the same as someone else's journey. At Milton Psychotherapy Centre, we pride ourselves in providing comprehensive, personalized, and creative mental health services to help our client's find the relief and connection that they are needing. Our team of approachable, down-to-earth, highly skilled therapists specialize in working with a variety of populations: children, teens, adults, couples, families. We specialize in addressing challenges related to relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive compulsive behaviour, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, intimate partner violence, PTSD.
Your journey in therapy will never be the same as someone else's journey. At Milton Psychotherapy Centre, we pride ourselves in providing comprehensive, personalized, and creative mental health services to help our client's find the relief and connection that they are needing. Our team of approachable, down-to-earth, highly skilled therapists specialize in working with a variety of populations: children, teens, adults, couples, families. We specialize in addressing challenges related to relationships, anxiety, depression, trauma, obsessive compulsive behaviour, oppositional defiant disorder, ADHD, intimate partner violence, PTSD.
(905) 878-3543 View (905) 878-3543
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Ash Rawat
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, OACCPP, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
One of the most difficult parts of feeling emotional pain and internal suffering is experiencing it alone. I believe walking alongside your journey and listening to your voice matters. A lot of us want a better understanding of self and/or require support with trauma, depression, anxiety, and/or relationships. Often, seeking support can be a challenging first step as there are unpleasant feelings, stigmas, thoughts and difficult behaviours. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental, safe and accepting space for you explore them. I strive to help you build a stronger connection to yourself and strengthen your mental resiliency.
One of the most difficult parts of feeling emotional pain and internal suffering is experiencing it alone. I believe walking alongside your journey and listening to your voice matters. A lot of us want a better understanding of self and/or require support with trauma, depression, anxiety, and/or relationships. Often, seeking support can be a challenging first step as there are unpleasant feelings, stigmas, thoughts and difficult behaviours. My goal is to provide a nonjudgmental, safe and accepting space for you explore them. I strive to help you build a stronger connection to yourself and strengthen your mental resiliency.
(905) 598-1859 View (905) 598-1859
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Sarah Johnson
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, RMFT
Verified
Acton, ON L7J
In Person Appointments Available - Hi, I’m so glad you’ve landed here. Whatever is going on in your life, whether it is a burden that feels too big, heartbreaking circumstances or whether life is throwing things at you, please know that you are not alone and that change is possible. Life can have painful seasons and if you've been struggling, it can be a gift to give yourself time to process it and work toward change.
In Person Appointments Available - Hi, I’m so glad you’ve landed here. Whatever is going on in your life, whether it is a burden that feels too big, heartbreaking circumstances or whether life is throwing things at you, please know that you are not alone and that change is possible. Life can have painful seasons and if you've been struggling, it can be a gift to give yourself time to process it and work toward change.
(365) 400-8389 View (365) 400-8389
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Lisa Clendening
Registered Social Worker, BEd, MSW, RSW
Verified
Acton, ON L7J
Waitlist for new clients
Does your life look great from the outside and yet you are struggling to find inner peace and meaning? Do you feel stuck or feel like you are experiencing overwhelm from a history of losses or difficult, traumatic events? Do you suffer from complex PTSD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and/or addictions including problematic eating patterns as a result? Healing, transformation, and lasting wellness are possible when you reach out to me for support. In session, you will be listened to, validated, and empowered to learn to use evidence-based strategies that will help you to achieve peace and a sense of purpose.
Does your life look great from the outside and yet you are struggling to find inner peace and meaning? Do you feel stuck or feel like you are experiencing overwhelm from a history of losses or difficult, traumatic events? Do you suffer from complex PTSD, PTSD, depression, anxiety, and/or addictions including problematic eating patterns as a result? Healing, transformation, and lasting wellness are possible when you reach out to me for support. In session, you will be listened to, validated, and empowered to learn to use evidence-based strategies that will help you to achieve peace and a sense of purpose.
(226) 916-5539 View (226) 916-5539
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Stephanie Hall
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J  (Online Only)
Life challenges can feel incredibly difficult and overwhelming. Are there challenges you have been experiencing that have been difficult to process or prevented you from enjoying your life to the fullest? Do you feel stuck in a negative pattern, isolated or disconnected from yourself or others? Together we can explore strategies and skills to address these challenges while also looking at the root cause of these concerns from an attachment lens. My goal in our work together will be to help you in exploring your thoughts and emotions and to guide you to feel empowered to live life more authentically.
Life challenges can feel incredibly difficult and overwhelming. Are there challenges you have been experiencing that have been difficult to process or prevented you from enjoying your life to the fullest? Do you feel stuck in a negative pattern, isolated or disconnected from yourself or others? Together we can explore strategies and skills to address these challenges while also looking at the root cause of these concerns from an attachment lens. My goal in our work together will be to help you in exploring your thoughts and emotions and to guide you to feel empowered to live life more authentically.
(289) 210-7065 View (289) 210-7065
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Harold Harder
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
Acton, ON L7J
The focus in therapy is on providing a safe and non-judgemental environment for you to talk about your concerns and take the steps needed to achieve your goals for treatment. I draw inspiration from my own real-life experiences that include a healthy and happy decades-long marriage which taught me a great deal about family dynamics and their impact on the various stages of the family life cycle. As a co-op advisor for many years at the University of Waterloo, I counselled students from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds on a range of workplace issues while helping them establish their career and academic goals.
The focus in therapy is on providing a safe and non-judgemental environment for you to talk about your concerns and take the steps needed to achieve your goals for treatment. I draw inspiration from my own real-life experiences that include a healthy and happy decades-long marriage which taught me a great deal about family dynamics and their impact on the various stages of the family life cycle. As a co-op advisor for many years at the University of Waterloo, I counselled students from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds on a range of workplace issues while helping them establish their career and academic goals.
(519) 853-1671 View (519) 853-1671
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Cait Banks
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RYT-200
Verified
Acton, ON L7J
Not accepting new clients
At this time my client list is full, and I will not be accepting anyone on to my waitlist for 2023. -If you struggle to communicate, build meaningful relationships, and/or with emotion regulation, you have come to the right place. Together, we can work through past or current trauma, and other difficult life events. Mental health is health. It is completely normal to struggle, and it is my goal to ensure that you have a safe and comfortable space to allow yourself to be vulnerable.
At this time my client list is full, and I will not be accepting anyone on to my waitlist for 2023. -If you struggle to communicate, build meaningful relationships, and/or with emotion regulation, you have come to the right place. Together, we can work through past or current trauma, and other difficult life events. Mental health is health. It is completely normal to struggle, and it is my goal to ensure that you have a safe and comfortable space to allow yourself to be vulnerable.
(226) 780-3115 View (226) 780-3115
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Allie Farrell
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
Now Accepting New Clients! Are you struggling with overwhelm or anxiety? Do you have ADHD or suspect you have it? Are you grappling with managing your emotional regulation and executive functioning skills? Do you struggle with people pleasing, irritability, rejection sensitivity, impulsivity, etc.? Do you feel like you are constantly working but never accomplishing anything? Are your internal struggles affecting your relationships with family, friends or partners? Do you lack focus and motivation in school and work?
Now Accepting New Clients! Are you struggling with overwhelm or anxiety? Do you have ADHD or suspect you have it? Are you grappling with managing your emotional regulation and executive functioning skills? Do you struggle with people pleasing, irritability, rejection sensitivity, impulsivity, etc.? Do you feel like you are constantly working but never accomplishing anything? Are your internal struggles affecting your relationships with family, friends or partners? Do you lack focus and motivation in school and work?
(289) 804-8178 View (289) 804-8178
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Couples Therapy Centre
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Acton, ON L7J
What if there was a solution to transform your relationship? You've been stuck in never-ending cycles of arguments or complete emotional detachment from your partner. You need change but unsure what to next. No matter how hard you've tried on your own—having conversations, going on date nights, reading books, or even seeing a therapist—there's still a disconnect. You're craving emotional connection, effortless intimacy or sex, and healthy communication. You want to take control of your relationship's future as you are worried these unresolved issues will jeopardize your family, your happiness, your future and your lifelong dreams.
What if there was a solution to transform your relationship? You've been stuck in never-ending cycles of arguments or complete emotional detachment from your partner. You need change but unsure what to next. No matter how hard you've tried on your own—having conversations, going on date nights, reading books, or even seeing a therapist—there's still a disconnect. You're craving emotional connection, effortless intimacy or sex, and healthy communication. You want to take control of your relationship's future as you are worried these unresolved issues will jeopardize your family, your happiness, your future and your lifelong dreams.
(289) 277-0680 View (289) 277-0680

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Moonsun Jang
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Georgetown, ON L7G
You have anxiety, sticky thoughts, or compulsions that you can't resist doing. Perhaps you've experienced a trauma that has deeply impacted your life. Many people describe feeling restless, jumpy, or on edge. You may dread getting up each day. I am passionate about working with people who are living with anxiety, OCD, and trauma. I also have experience supporting folks with substance use, eating disorders, relationship issues, and borderline personality disorder. Together, we can help you feel lighter.
You have anxiety, sticky thoughts, or compulsions that you can't resist doing. Perhaps you've experienced a trauma that has deeply impacted your life. Many people describe feeling restless, jumpy, or on edge. You may dread getting up each day. I am passionate about working with people who are living with anxiety, OCD, and trauma. I also have experience supporting folks with substance use, eating disorders, relationship issues, and borderline personality disorder. Together, we can help you feel lighter.
(289) 401-7615 View (289) 401-7615
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Pamela Giarrizzo
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA
Verified
Georgetown, ON L7G  (Online Only)
It can be a moving experience, to be truly heard and understood. These days, with all of life's distractions, sitting with someone for an hour, who is actively listening and interested in what you have to say can take getting used to! With therapy, we begin with where you are today. I meet you where you are at and we work together on what you need to feel better in your inner and outer world. I support folks who are struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, anger, codependency, relationship issues, sexuality, trauma, or spirituality. I am here to offer acceptance, curiosity, and a new perspective on what feels stuck in your life.
It can be a moving experience, to be truly heard and understood. These days, with all of life's distractions, sitting with someone for an hour, who is actively listening and interested in what you have to say can take getting used to! With therapy, we begin with where you are today. I meet you where you are at and we work together on what you need to feel better in your inner and outer world. I support folks who are struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, anger, codependency, relationship issues, sexuality, trauma, or spirituality. I am here to offer acceptance, curiosity, and a new perspective on what feels stuck in your life.
(289) 805-4719 View (289) 805-4719
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Lisa Ann Washbrook
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Milton, ON L0P  (Online Only)
Life is difficult and sometimes it’s just too much to manage. Big emotions, challenges in relationships, worry or anxiety can lead to really uncomfortable feelings. If this is something that you identify with, you’re not alone! I am here to listen and support you on your journey to healing. Take the first step in that journey by reaching out for a consultation.
Life is difficult and sometimes it’s just too much to manage. Big emotions, challenges in relationships, worry or anxiety can lead to really uncomfortable feelings. If this is something that you identify with, you’re not alone! I am here to listen and support you on your journey to healing. Take the first step in that journey by reaching out for a consultation.
(289) 207-1385 View (289) 207-1385

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Acton, ON

10+

Average cost per session

$142

Counsellors in Acton, ON who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
82% Depression
82% Coping Skills
82% Self Esteem
82% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
76% Grief

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% SunLife
100% Manulife
60% Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Acton, ON see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Acton?

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.