Therapists in Ajax, ON

Photo of Alicia Panchal, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Alicia Panchal
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1T
My practice is grounded in transparency, empathy and respect. I focus on developing a collaborative relationship to ensure that we are working towards your goals - whether that be having a better understanding of your thoughts, developing skills to manage intense emotions, improving communication, or improving self-esteem, to name a few. During our time together, I hope to help you build confidence within yourself to manage life’s challenges and reach your goals.
My practice is grounded in transparency, empathy and respect. I focus on developing a collaborative relationship to ensure that we are working towards your goals - whether that be having a better understanding of your thoughts, developing skills to manage intense emotions, improving communication, or improving self-esteem, to name a few. During our time together, I hope to help you build confidence within yourself to manage life’s challenges and reach your goals.
(289) 277-6546 View (289) 277-6546
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Lynn Trauzzi
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified
Ajax, ON L1S
If you are feeling stuck, experiencing thoughts you cannot stop, anxiety, addiction, anger, deep sadness, confusion, a relentless inner critic, I can help. You don't have to go through this alone. My intention as a therapist is to provide guidance and help you tune into your inner wisdom and access the self-energy to improve your life and feel better, which for most of us is some combined measure of calm, happiness, courage, and self-confidence.
If you are feeling stuck, experiencing thoughts you cannot stop, anxiety, addiction, anger, deep sadness, confusion, a relentless inner critic, I can help. You don't have to go through this alone. My intention as a therapist is to provide guidance and help you tune into your inner wisdom and access the self-energy to improve your life and feel better, which for most of us is some combined measure of calm, happiness, courage, and self-confidence.
(289) 207-7655 View (289) 207-7655
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Mills | Gosse Psychology
Psychologist, MA, CPsych
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1S
Hello there, my name is Scott Gosse and I am the Chief Psychologist at Mills Gosse Psychology. Located in Ajax Ontario, Mills Gosse Psychology is a renowned psychology practice serving the Durham Region as well as the Greater Toronto, Peterborough and Kawartha areas. With over 20 years of experience, our compassionate team of highly skilled clinicians is dedicated to providing accessible and timely therapy, counselling and assessments to children, teens and adults including WSIB and MVA claimants and first responders.
Hello there, my name is Scott Gosse and I am the Chief Psychologist at Mills Gosse Psychology. Located in Ajax Ontario, Mills Gosse Psychology is a renowned psychology practice serving the Durham Region as well as the Greater Toronto, Peterborough and Kawartha areas. With over 20 years of experience, our compassionate team of highly skilled clinicians is dedicated to providing accessible and timely therapy, counselling and assessments to children, teens and adults including WSIB and MVA claimants and first responders.
(289) 276-7516 View (289) 276-7516
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Josset Stephanie Johnson
Registered Social Worker, BSc, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1Z  (Online Only)
It is hard, I know. Life can be traumatic, disappointing, stressful, unfair, and leave you feeling confused, overwhelmed, hurt, and exhausted. Know that you don’t have to face life’s setbacks alone and these setbacks don’t have to be a barrier to achieving happiness. If you are experiencing challenges in navigating your way through a tough time in your life, I can help. I am a passionate registered Social Worker whose empathy and warmth help to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can process complex issues, and find healing and wholeness in your life.
It is hard, I know. Life can be traumatic, disappointing, stressful, unfair, and leave you feeling confused, overwhelmed, hurt, and exhausted. Know that you don’t have to face life’s setbacks alone and these setbacks don’t have to be a barrier to achieving happiness. If you are experiencing challenges in navigating your way through a tough time in your life, I can help. I am a passionate registered Social Worker whose empathy and warmth help to create a safe, non-judgmental space where you can process complex issues, and find healing and wholeness in your life.
(289) 273-9521 View (289) 273-9521
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Choice Point Counselling Services Claudia Abban
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Ajax, ON L1T  (Online Only)
Once you choose hope, anything’s possible”- Christopher Reeve. Hello and thank you for taking the first brave step in seeking support whether it is for you, a friend or a loved one. That first step is not always easy but you have done it so well done. As a registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist, I have significant experience working with children, teenagers, young adults and families. My aim is to create a safe and supportive environment that encourages growth and confidence that will help identify where to start, how to navigate and how to overcome various life stressors.
Once you choose hope, anything’s possible”- Christopher Reeve. Hello and thank you for taking the first brave step in seeking support whether it is for you, a friend or a loved one. That first step is not always easy but you have done it so well done. As a registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist, I have significant experience working with children, teenagers, young adults and families. My aim is to create a safe and supportive environment that encourages growth and confidence that will help identify where to start, how to navigate and how to overcome various life stressors.
(289) 210-7470 View (289) 210-7470
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Heather Picart
Counsellor, MA, OAMHP
Verified
Ajax, ON L1S  (Online Only)
As an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, I enjoy listening to others and providing therapeutic support to those in need. Positive Circles is a counselling company I founded to help people strengthening your emotional wellness. >> WE CAN HELP YOU << We utilize a combination of interpersonal psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural techniques, which helps to identify your challenges and implement meaningful and evidence based treatment solutions. Being in the GTA affords us the privilege of working with diverse clientele. We have a smart, deep and practical view of the problems people are facing in their professional and personal life.
As an effective communicator with excellent interpersonal skills, I enjoy listening to others and providing therapeutic support to those in need. Positive Circles is a counselling company I founded to help people strengthening your emotional wellness. >> WE CAN HELP YOU << We utilize a combination of interpersonal psychotherapy and cognitive behavioural techniques, which helps to identify your challenges and implement meaningful and evidence based treatment solutions. Being in the GTA affords us the privilege of working with diverse clientele. We have a smart, deep and practical view of the problems people are facing in their professional and personal life.
(289) 275-3965 View (289) 275-3965
Photo of Shanée Harmon, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Shanée Harmon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1S  (Online Only)
Hello, and welcome to my profile. I am experienced in helping people process various life events and mental health challenges. I encourage people to take ownership of their healing through education and building mind-body awareness in order to respond to life in a way that is mindfully aligned.
Hello, and welcome to my profile. I am experienced in helping people process various life events and mental health challenges. I encourage people to take ownership of their healing through education and building mind-body awareness in order to respond to life in a way that is mindfully aligned.
(289) 278-6360 View (289) 278-6360
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Chantal Regis
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Ajax, ON L1T  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Registered Psychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Guelph. I provide evidence-based practices, (e.g. CBT) , to support children and adolescents ages 4 to 20 years old. I support youth struggling with anxiety, self esteem, gender/LGBTQ+ identity, relationship problems and social development. I believe in the importance of working together with families, and I regularly involve caregivers in treatment and assessment when possible. I value the opportunity to provide culturally sensitive care to youth of colour.
I am a Registered Psychologist with a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Guelph. I provide evidence-based practices, (e.g. CBT) , to support children and adolescents ages 4 to 20 years old. I support youth struggling with anxiety, self esteem, gender/LGBTQ+ identity, relationship problems and social development. I believe in the importance of working together with families, and I regularly involve caregivers in treatment and assessment when possible. I value the opportunity to provide culturally sensitive care to youth of colour.
(365) 300-3089 View (365) 300-3089
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Nyrika Mclean
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1Z  (Online Only)
In my practice, I am particularly attuned to the needs of individuals within the BIPOC community who may be grappling with unique challenges. My ideal clients are those seeking support for issues related to personal growth, identity exploration, and the impact of systemic factors on their mental health. Understanding their specific needs and goals, I am dedicated to providing a safe and affirming space where they can navigate their journeys with cultural sensitivity and understanding. If you are ready to explore personal growth, overcome challenges, and enhance your overall quality of life, I encourage you to reach out to me.
In my practice, I am particularly attuned to the needs of individuals within the BIPOC community who may be grappling with unique challenges. My ideal clients are those seeking support for issues related to personal growth, identity exploration, and the impact of systemic factors on their mental health. Understanding their specific needs and goals, I am dedicated to providing a safe and affirming space where they can navigate their journeys with cultural sensitivity and understanding. If you are ready to explore personal growth, overcome challenges, and enhance your overall quality of life, I encourage you to reach out to me.
(289) 512-0439 View (289) 512-0439
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Marcia E. Rodney
Registered Psychotherapist, RSW, RP, MTS
Verified
Ajax, ON L1S  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues? Do you find yourself worrying endlessly over everyday issues like health, family problems, money? Do you find that you can't relax, concentrate, can't fall sleep or stay asleep? If you are struggling with any of these issues, now might be the time to connect with a therapist who can help. Let's work together to develop a plan that can offer you relief, so that you can experience a better quality of life. Continue reading to learn how booking your first session is the best, yet most difficult decision you will ever make as an investment in your future.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues? Do you find yourself worrying endlessly over everyday issues like health, family problems, money? Do you find that you can't relax, concentrate, can't fall sleep or stay asleep? If you are struggling with any of these issues, now might be the time to connect with a therapist who can help. Let's work together to develop a plan that can offer you relief, so that you can experience a better quality of life. Continue reading to learn how booking your first session is the best, yet most difficult decision you will ever make as an investment in your future.
(289) 274-6230 View (289) 274-6230
Photo of Tyfanny Ross, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Tyfanny Ross
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Ajax, ON L1T  (Online Only)
Our sessions are structured to address the root problem. With the lens from EMDR therapy and an AOP (anti-oppressive practice), we enter the memory network to reprocess the experiences that are hurting your current state of mind. I will provide a compassionate and non-judgmental environment. It's important to note that my scope of practice revolves around trauma, anxiety, depression, family stability, ADHD and ADD. I have obtained a Masters in Social Work and have experience supporting children, youth, adults and family units for 13 years.
Our sessions are structured to address the root problem. With the lens from EMDR therapy and an AOP (anti-oppressive practice), we enter the memory network to reprocess the experiences that are hurting your current state of mind. I will provide a compassionate and non-judgmental environment. It's important to note that my scope of practice revolves around trauma, anxiety, depression, family stability, ADHD and ADD. I have obtained a Masters in Social Work and have experience supporting children, youth, adults and family units for 13 years.
(289) 274-2417 View (289) 274-2417
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Jennifer Lysay
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1Z  (Online Only)
Substance use is a symptom of an underlying issue and it is a way to cope with the underlying problem. Life can be challenging and it is very east to get stuck in an emotional vortex and not be able to find a way out. By examining your thoughts, behaviours, and feelings the hope is to distance you from the dependance of a substance to escape and start the healing process to re-align you with your core beliefs and values
Substance use is a symptom of an underlying issue and it is a way to cope with the underlying problem. Life can be challenging and it is very east to get stuck in an emotional vortex and not be able to find a way out. By examining your thoughts, behaviours, and feelings the hope is to distance you from the dependance of a substance to escape and start the healing process to re-align you with your core beliefs and values
(289) 536-5064 View (289) 536-5064
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Edward George Scea
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Ajax, ON L1S
As individuals living in an often harsh world, often pushed to and fro from external and internal influences, we all will need at some point an anchor to ground ourselves. It should be the right of every individual to have the firm foundation to build on and achieve their greatest potential. We know that we can not grow to become our best selves in a vacuum. Just as building a strong foundation for a building required a group of skilled artisans so too do we as individuals need a strong skilled support network as none of us can succeed alone.
As individuals living in an often harsh world, often pushed to and fro from external and internal influences, we all will need at some point an anchor to ground ourselves. It should be the right of every individual to have the firm foundation to build on and achieve their greatest potential. We know that we can not grow to become our best selves in a vacuum. Just as building a strong foundation for a building required a group of skilled artisans so too do we as individuals need a strong skilled support network as none of us can succeed alone.
(289) 207-5453 View (289) 207-5453
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Paul Robertson
Registered Psychotherapist, DMin, SRT
Verified
Ajax, ON L1T
Paul is a certified Sex Recovery Therapist helping men gain traction over sexual addiction and other crippling vises. He is trained by the American Association of Sex Addiction Therapists giving him the resources to effectively assist in combating addictions. He also specializes in working with men caught in affairs, men dealing with sexual performance anxiety and those that struggle with same sex attraction.
Paul is a certified Sex Recovery Therapist helping men gain traction over sexual addiction and other crippling vises. He is trained by the American Association of Sex Addiction Therapists giving him the resources to effectively assist in combating addictions. He also specializes in working with men caught in affairs, men dealing with sexual performance anxiety and those that struggle with same sex attraction.
(289) 512-2895 View (289) 512-2895
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Corner Counsellor
Registered Psychotherapist, M Div, RP
Verified
11 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1Z  (Online Only)
Do you want to enjoy freedom from mental health issues like depression, anxiety and/or addiction? Or experience healthy relationships and a deep sense of purpose? If you feel down, stuck, lost, confused or overwhelmed and you can't seem to "just get over it", then you probably already know something needs to change. If it is too heavy to carry the weight alone anymore and you want to begin your journey back to wholeness, then let's do this - together!
Do you want to enjoy freedom from mental health issues like depression, anxiety and/or addiction? Or experience healthy relationships and a deep sense of purpose? If you feel down, stuck, lost, confused or overwhelmed and you can't seem to "just get over it", then you probably already know something needs to change. If it is too heavy to carry the weight alone anymore and you want to begin your journey back to wholeness, then let's do this - together!
(289) 277-7055 x101 View (289) 277-7055 x101
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Althea Fernandes - In Time Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, RP, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1S
Do you find yourself constantly sacrificing your well-being for the sake of work? Are you overwhelmed and stressed, feeling like there's just too much on your plate & you can't keep up? You’re someone who pushes yourself to meet high expectations but you now find yourself struggling to manage the demands at work. You feel constantly exhausted and unable to enjoy the things that truly matter to you. You know something has to change. You’re ready to prioritize your self-care. You’re ready to regain control over your life. Most of all, you’re ready to achieve the rest, peace and balance that you seek. We want to help you get there.
Do you find yourself constantly sacrificing your well-being for the sake of work? Are you overwhelmed and stressed, feeling like there's just too much on your plate & you can't keep up? You’re someone who pushes yourself to meet high expectations but you now find yourself struggling to manage the demands at work. You feel constantly exhausted and unable to enjoy the things that truly matter to you. You know something has to change. You’re ready to prioritize your self-care. You’re ready to regain control over your life. Most of all, you’re ready to achieve the rest, peace and balance that you seek. We want to help you get there.
(289) 536-4995 View (289) 536-4995
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Diane Biggs
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1S
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I am a Registered Psychotherapist and specialize in grief, trauma, children's grief, bereaved parenting, perinatal mental health, grief, and trauma. I am passionate about providing high quality, creative, and compassionate counselling services to support individuals of all ages during life's most difficult times. I have over 15 years of experience providing counselling services to children, youth, adults, and families and am skilled in a variety of counselling methods to best suit your preferences, needs, and situation. I believe that individuals and families are resilient and will empower you to meet your goals.
Welcome! I am a Registered Psychotherapist and specialize in grief, trauma, children's grief, bereaved parenting, perinatal mental health, grief, and trauma. I am passionate about providing high quality, creative, and compassionate counselling services to support individuals of all ages during life's most difficult times. I have over 15 years of experience providing counselling services to children, youth, adults, and families and am skilled in a variety of counselling methods to best suit your preferences, needs, and situation. I believe that individuals and families are resilient and will empower you to meet your goals.
(365) 800-0762 View (365) 800-0762
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Christina Corapi
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1S  (Online Only)
New Clients Welcome! - Hi, I'm Christina, a Registered Social Worker with over 15 years experience supporting individuals and families. My counseling services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, addressing a variety of concerns such as stress, relationships, life transitions, and mental health challenges. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, fostering personal growth and resilience.
New Clients Welcome! - Hi, I'm Christina, a Registered Social Worker with over 15 years experience supporting individuals and families. My counseling services are tailored to meet the unique needs of each client, addressing a variety of concerns such as stress, relationships, life transitions, and mental health challenges. I strive to create a safe and non-judgmental space where clients can explore their thoughts and feelings, fostering personal growth and resilience.
(289) 272-5498 View (289) 272-5498
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Safe Spaces Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1S
Life and relationships can present us with challenges that you may not have anticipated or understand, or know how to cope with. Perhaps the way you have been coping is no longer working. If you are looking for a safe place to explore making changes in your life or relationships, and gain insights, please call me when you are ready to take the next step and I would be happy to speak with you and explore the option of working together.
Life and relationships can present us with challenges that you may not have anticipated or understand, or know how to cope with. Perhaps the way you have been coping is no longer working. If you are looking for a safe place to explore making changes in your life or relationships, and gain insights, please call me when you are ready to take the next step and I would be happy to speak with you and explore the option of working together.
(289) 272-9161 View (289) 272-9161
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Your Health Collective
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Ajax, ON L1S
Hi, we are Teresa & Emma, registered psychotherapist and registered social worker. We are here to support our clients who are facing various challenges, difficulties, or emotional distress. Our goal is to provide support, guidance, and a non-judgemental safe safe to explore thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviours. We work collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their goals.
Hi, we are Teresa & Emma, registered psychotherapist and registered social worker. We are here to support our clients who are facing various challenges, difficulties, or emotional distress. Our goal is to provide support, guidance, and a non-judgemental safe safe to explore thoughts, feelings, and/or behaviours. We work collaboratively with clients to help them achieve their goals.
(289) 536-4723 View (289) 536-4723

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ajax, ON

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Ajax, ON who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
95% Depression
88% Self Esteem
86% Stress
84% Relationship Issues
80% Coping Skills
71% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Green Shield Canada
66% SunLife
61% Manulife

How Counsellors in Ajax, ON see their clients

54% In Person and Online
46% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ajax?

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.