Therapists in Ajax, ON

Photo of Lynn Trauzzi, Registered Psychotherapist in Ajax, ON
Lynn Trauzzi
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified 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
Photo of Jyotsna Saraf-Uiterlinden, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Jyotsna Saraf-Uiterlinden
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, LLM
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S
Successful psychotherapy requires close cooperation between a client seeking change, and an experienced therapist/coach to facilitate that change. I work with individuals, couples, families and expatriates in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. I offer personalized treatment approaches from the fields of clinical counselling, organizational and occupational psychology as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. As a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist, I also encourage lifestyle adjustments as part of a holistic treatment designed to help clients cope, and continue onto their path of recovery.
Successful psychotherapy requires close cooperation between a client seeking change, and an experienced therapist/coach to facilitate that change. I work with individuals, couples, families and expatriates in the areas of trauma, depression, anxiety and chemical dependency. I offer personalized treatment approaches from the fields of clinical counselling, organizational and occupational psychology as well as cognitive behavioral therapy. As a trained EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) therapist, I also encourage lifestyle adjustments as part of a holistic treatment designed to help clients cope, and continue onto their path of recovery.
(647) 931-1231 View (647) 931-1231
Photo of Allison Balkaran, Registered Psychotherapist in Ajax, ON
Allison Balkaran
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1Z
I am by brand, a Rogerian therapist with an eclectic approach to treatment. I tend to marry holistic approaches to evidence based approaches. Creativity flows throughout the therapeutic process and my hope is that therapy can be an enjoyable experience despite the challenges in the therapeutic journey.
I am by brand, a Rogerian therapist with an eclectic approach to treatment. I tend to marry holistic approaches to evidence based approaches. Creativity flows throughout the therapeutic process and my hope is that therapy can be an enjoyable experience despite the challenges in the therapeutic journey.
(289) 512-2850 View (289) 512-2850
Photo of Haniah Khalid, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Haniah Khalid
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1T  (Online Only)
Haniah practices from an anti-oppressive trauma informed lens. She has expertise in working with teens and young adults (15-35) struggling with transitions in school, social environments, anxiety ,low mood, daily stress and emotion regulation challenges . She will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that speaks to your individual therapeutic goals and needs. Haniah works with acceptance and compassion, to understand the challenges that are getting in the way of you achieving a life that makes you feel fulfilled. With several years of experience, Haniah is capable of providing multiple approaches to your treatment plan.
Haniah practices from an anti-oppressive trauma informed lens. She has expertise in working with teens and young adults (15-35) struggling with transitions in school, social environments, anxiety ,low mood, daily stress and emotion regulation challenges . She will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan that speaks to your individual therapeutic goals and needs. Haniah works with acceptance and compassion, to understand the challenges that are getting in the way of you achieving a life that makes you feel fulfilled. With several years of experience, Haniah is capable of providing multiple approaches to your treatment plan.
(289) 276-7341 View (289) 276-7341
Photo of Lisa Trepanier, Psychologist in Ajax, ON
Lisa Trepanier
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1S
I am dually trained as a Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist. I am able to provide thorough examinations of your brain health, mental health, and/or personality. I actively provide psychotherapy and other forms of psychological treatment related to these issues. I teach at York University, am on Faculty at the University of Toronto and regularly attend workshops/conferences, which helps to keep my knowledge current and practical. Common referral issues relate to work, mood, coping, chronic stress, chronic pain, or an acquired problem. Whether you struggle with your physical and/or mental health, I can assist you with improving both.
I am dually trained as a Neuropsychologist and Clinical Psychologist. I am able to provide thorough examinations of your brain health, mental health, and/or personality. I actively provide psychotherapy and other forms of psychological treatment related to these issues. I teach at York University, am on Faculty at the University of Toronto and regularly attend workshops/conferences, which helps to keep my knowledge current and practical. Common referral issues relate to work, mood, coping, chronic stress, chronic pain, or an acquired problem. Whether you struggle with your physical and/or mental health, I can assist you with improving both.
(844) 332-2482 View (844) 332-2482
Photo of Magishaa Thiyagarajah, Registered Psychotherapist in Ajax, ON
Magishaa Thiyagarajah
Registered Psychotherapist, RP(Q), MACP, BSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1Z  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, past traumas, or difficulties related to ADHD? You're not alone. With years of experience as a psychotherapist, youth counselor, mental health counselor, and clinical social worker in community health, I've worked with children, youth, and adults facing these issues.My passion lies in supporting individuals navigating the unique challenges influenced by South Asian cultures. I understand the complexities of cultural expectations and how they shape our self-perception and worldview.
Are you struggling with anxiety, relationship challenges, low self-esteem, past traumas, or difficulties related to ADHD? You're not alone. With years of experience as a psychotherapist, youth counselor, mental health counselor, and clinical social worker in community health, I've worked with children, youth, and adults facing these issues.My passion lies in supporting individuals navigating the unique challenges influenced by South Asian cultures. I understand the complexities of cultural expectations and how they shape our self-perception and worldview.
(289) 802-2636 View (289) 802-2636
Photo of Christina Corapi, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Christina Corapi
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1S  (Online Only)
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. Drawing from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and narrative therapy, I will help you overcome obstacles and build resilience. I also provide support to caregivers of children with autism. Please visit my website for more information.
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. Drawing from a variety of therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), mindfulness and narrative therapy, I will help you overcome obstacles and build resilience. I also provide support to caregivers of children with autism. Please visit my website for more information.
(289) 272-5498 View (289) 272-5498
Photo of Sheeba Narikuzhy, Registered Psychotherapist in Ajax, ON
Sheeba Narikuzhy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1S
As a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and their families and adults with major mental health challenges, I use a strength based, trauma informed, client centred and culturally sensitive approach. Some of the common mental health challenges that I have mostly worked with include generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, panic disorder, depression, suicidality, borderline personality disorder, trauma, eating disorders, school/ work related problems and relational challenges.
As a psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with adolescents and their families and adults with major mental health challenges, I use a strength based, trauma informed, client centred and culturally sensitive approach. Some of the common mental health challenges that I have mostly worked with include generalized anxiety disorder, phobias, panic disorder, depression, suicidality, borderline personality disorder, trauma, eating disorders, school/ work related problems and relational challenges.
(289) 768-9050 View (289) 768-9050
Photo of Vincent Cheng, Registered Psychotherapist in Ajax, ON
Vincent Cheng
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1T
Do you feel you’ve achieved a high level of success but you’re still not satisfied? Do you find yourself feeling stuck? That something is missing, but just don’t know what that is. Are you having some trouble finding your way to true happiness that you end up living on somebody’s expectations? You want to move forward but you are confined in your own world, afraid to spread your wings because of thoughts that you are not good enough. So, it’s your time to start facing your fears and be the driver of your life, too. Become the better version of yourself by connecting to the source of what holds you back!
Do you feel you’ve achieved a high level of success but you’re still not satisfied? Do you find yourself feeling stuck? That something is missing, but just don’t know what that is. Are you having some trouble finding your way to true happiness that you end up living on somebody’s expectations? You want to move forward but you are confined in your own world, afraid to spread your wings because of thoughts that you are not good enough. So, it’s your time to start facing your fears and be the driver of your life, too. Become the better version of yourself by connecting to the source of what holds you back!
(647) 691-0628 View (647) 691-0628
Photo of Clyde Thaddeus Mason, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Clyde Thaddeus Mason
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S  (Online Only)
Transgender people who are on land currently stolen by “canada” are my clients and peers. If you are trans or 2S and seeking liberation and trauma recovery, you are welcome here. You carry a history of overlapping traumas that your body contains the memory of. You carry stories of abusive relationships, substance use, grief, homelessness, religious violence, or anti-fatness. You dissociate often, you experience self-harm, or flashbacks surface in your sleep. You may have a parts system and you may be neurodivergent. You value a therapist who is Autistic and encourages stimming and unmasking in session.
Transgender people who are on land currently stolen by “canada” are my clients and peers. If you are trans or 2S and seeking liberation and trauma recovery, you are welcome here. You carry a history of overlapping traumas that your body contains the memory of. You carry stories of abusive relationships, substance use, grief, homelessness, religious violence, or anti-fatness. You dissociate often, you experience self-harm, or flashbacks surface in your sleep. You may have a parts system and you may be neurodivergent. You value a therapist who is Autistic and encourages stimming and unmasking in session.
(437) 747-6341 View (437) 747-6341
Photo of Amina Dualeh, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Amina Dualeh
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S  (Online Only)
Hi! My name is Amina Dualeh. If you are a BIPOC individual looking for support in navigating your childhood trauma, relationship breakdowns, anxiety, grief, micro aggressions in the work space, and exhausted from dealing with ABR constantly I am here to help! I believe in going back to our traditional ways of knowing and healing and a big part of that is storytelling. I am so looking forward to being part of creating the space to share your whole stories and selves.
Hi! My name is Amina Dualeh. If you are a BIPOC individual looking for support in navigating your childhood trauma, relationship breakdowns, anxiety, grief, micro aggressions in the work space, and exhausted from dealing with ABR constantly I am here to help! I believe in going back to our traditional ways of knowing and healing and a big part of that is storytelling. I am so looking forward to being part of creating the space to share your whole stories and selves.
(289) 768-7202 View (289) 768-7202
Photo of Mathai Devasia, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Mathai Devasia
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1T  (Online Only)
I provide psychotherapy to individuals who experience wide range of challenges and issues including anxiety, depression, anger, stress, relationships, trust, forgiveness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and addiction. I am glad that you are taking the first step of your journey of healing, finding happiness, and feeling better.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals who experience wide range of challenges and issues including anxiety, depression, anger, stress, relationships, trust, forgiveness, emotion regulation, interpersonal effectiveness, and addiction. I am glad that you are taking the first step of your journey of healing, finding happiness, and feeling better.
(289) 302-2561 View (289) 302-2561
Photo of Alicia Panchal, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Alicia Panchal
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1S
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
Photo of Blossom Rodricks, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Blossom Rodricks
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ajax, ON L1T  (Online Only)
I’m Blossom Rodricks, a Registered Social Worker dedicated to creating a safe and supportive space for clients to address emotional difficulties, life challenges, and mental health concerns. I use evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy to help clients achieve their self-identified goals.
I’m Blossom Rodricks, a Registered Social Worker dedicated to creating a safe and supportive space for clients to address emotional difficulties, life challenges, and mental health concerns. I use evidence-based modalities such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Dialectical Behavioural Therapy, Mindfulness, Narrative Therapy, and Family Systems Therapy to help clients achieve their self-identified goals.
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Photo of Edward George Scea, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Edward George Scea
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified 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
Photo of Cheryl Walker, Registered Social Worker in Ajax, ON
Cheryl Walker
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1Z
We all may experience difficulties and stresses in life that can negatively affect how we feel about ourselves and our ability to live or lives. When problems take hold, we can feel stuck. It can be helpful to have a place to explore what is causing difficulty and find solutions to move out of the problem. I work with people who want to take their lives back from the effects of the problems they are stuggling with. Some examples of the problems I have helped clients with are depression, anger, grief, impacts of trauma, relationship difficulties, work/school related stress and effects of injustice.
We all may experience difficulties and stresses in life that can negatively affect how we feel about ourselves and our ability to live or lives. When problems take hold, we can feel stuck. It can be helpful to have a place to explore what is causing difficulty and find solutions to move out of the problem. I work with people who want to take their lives back from the effects of the problems they are stuggling with. Some examples of the problems I have helped clients with are depression, anger, grief, impacts of trauma, relationship difficulties, work/school related stress and effects of injustice.
(647) 496-4547 View (647) 496-4547
Photo of Suzie Kisimba, Pre-Licensed Professional in Ajax, ON
Suzie Kisimba
Pre-Licensed Professional, DCC, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1T
My approach and style of therapy is non judgemental and involves the provision of a safe, nurturing, warm and professional environment. I work to help people explore and gain insight into their life challenges, behaviours and problems.I bring my personal and professional knowledge and experiences to all I do in an open and caring manner. I have been practing for 8 years and worked in a variety of mental health settings. Call me, together we are going to gently approach the most difficult or painful subjects that you are going through and work out strategies and techniques to overcome them.
My approach and style of therapy is non judgemental and involves the provision of a safe, nurturing, warm and professional environment. I work to help people explore and gain insight into their life challenges, behaviours and problems.I bring my personal and professional knowledge and experiences to all I do in an open and caring manner. I have been practing for 8 years and worked in a variety of mental health settings. Call me, together we are going to gently approach the most difficult or painful subjects that you are going through and work out strategies and techniques to overcome them.
(289) 807-2794 View (289) 807-2794
Photo of Nick Dookheran, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ajax, ON
Nick Dookheran
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S  (Online Only)
I help people who are stuck, uncertain, and hurting. I work with adults and teenagers, many of which are sent by other family members, and couples. The top 5 issues I see the most include: Relational strain, Stress and Anxiety, Grief, ADHD, and unwanted coping behaviours. Also offering 6-session pre-marital counseling guided by Prepare/Enrich.
I help people who are stuck, uncertain, and hurting. I work with adults and teenagers, many of which are sent by other family members, and couples. The top 5 issues I see the most include: Relational strain, Stress and Anxiety, Grief, ADHD, and unwanted coping behaviours. Also offering 6-session pre-marital counseling guided by Prepare/Enrich.
(289) 272-9510 View (289) 272-9510
Photo of Jocelyn Tripp, Registered Psychotherapist in Ajax, ON
Jocelyn Tripp
Registered Psychotherapist, MA , RP
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1S
I am a fully licensed Registered Psychotherapist and a member in good standing of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CPRO). I have over 10 years of experience as a therapist, both in Canada and the United States. In my work, I use a therapy called EMDR that helps people feel better and enjoy their lives more. I also use other types of therapy, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
I am a fully licensed Registered Psychotherapist and a member in good standing of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CPRO). I have over 10 years of experience as a therapist, both in Canada and the United States. In my work, I use a therapy called EMDR that helps people feel better and enjoy their lives more. I also use other types of therapy, like Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Narrative Therapy.
(289) 312-5195 View (289) 312-5195
Photo of Chantal Regis, Psychologist in Ajax, ON
Chantal Regis
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified 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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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
94% Depression
89% Self Esteem
86% Stress
84% Relationship Issues
80% Coping Skills
72% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Green Shield Canada
64% SunLife
63% Manulife

How Counsellors in Ajax, ON see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% 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.