Therapists in Alexandria, ON

Photo of Roxanne Leblanc, Registered Psychotherapist in Alexandria, ON
Roxanne Leblanc
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Alexandria, ON K0C  (Online Only)
(I offer English and French services) *Frais étudiant disponible* *Student Fee available* Je crois fermement que tout le monde a des capacités innées à guérir et à améliorer ses relations. Nous avons parfois besoin de quelqu'un sur notre chemin pour nous éclairer dans nos réflexions, questions et combats. En tant que psychothérapeute, je m'assure que vous avez un endroit sécuritaire pour construire une alliance thérapeutique solide basée sur la confiance, le non-jugement, l'authenticité et l'acceptation. Je crois que si nous formons une équipe, nous pourrons faciliter votre processus et mettre en valeur votre potentiel intérieur.
(I offer English and French services) *Frais étudiant disponible* *Student Fee available* Je crois fermement que tout le monde a des capacités innées à guérir et à améliorer ses relations. Nous avons parfois besoin de quelqu'un sur notre chemin pour nous éclairer dans nos réflexions, questions et combats. En tant que psychothérapeute, je m'assure que vous avez un endroit sécuritaire pour construire une alliance thérapeutique solide basée sur la confiance, le non-jugement, l'authenticité et l'acceptation. Je crois que si nous formons une équipe, nous pourrons faciliter votre processus et mettre en valeur votre potentiel intérieur.
(873) 700-0746 View (873) 700-0746
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Jessica Trainor - Trauma Therapy (EMDR and BSP)
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Alexandria, ON K0C  (Online Only)
Childhood Sexual Abuse & Trauma Therapy - I help intra-familial childhood sexual abuse survivors own their enoughness. Painful past experiences, such as trauma, shape the way we show up and navigate through our present day lives and the world around us. Without deep healing of these experiences and traumas, we can feel stuck; like nothing is working. It feels hopeless and discouraging. You likely landed here because it’s all gotten to be too much - I see you and I am so glad you're here. I provide a warm space to explore present day anxieties and get you past that feeling of stuckness. Let's rebuild your mind-body connection.
Childhood Sexual Abuse & Trauma Therapy - I help intra-familial childhood sexual abuse survivors own their enoughness. Painful past experiences, such as trauma, shape the way we show up and navigate through our present day lives and the world around us. Without deep healing of these experiences and traumas, we can feel stuck; like nothing is working. It feels hopeless and discouraging. You likely landed here because it’s all gotten to be too much - I see you and I am so glad you're here. I provide a warm space to explore present day anxieties and get you past that feeling of stuckness. Let's rebuild your mind-body connection.
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Chantal Williams
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Alexandria, ON K0C  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW patients for phone & video sessions across Ontario. I have 15+ years of experience. I provide individual, couples & family therapy to children (4+), youth and adults. Services are provided in English or French with no waitlist. Life is full of challenging moments, but you don’t have to overcome them alone. I am here to support you. I am passionate about helping children, youth and adults navigate life stressors by discovering their strengths and learning practical strategies to build their capacity to cope and make meaningful change. I can help you do the same.
Accepting NEW patients for phone & video sessions across Ontario. I have 15+ years of experience. I provide individual, couples & family therapy to children (4+), youth and adults. Services are provided in English or French with no waitlist. Life is full of challenging moments, but you don’t have to overcome them alone. I am here to support you. I am passionate about helping children, youth and adults navigate life stressors by discovering their strengths and learning practical strategies to build their capacity to cope and make meaningful change. I can help you do the same.
(289) 805-6289 View (289) 805-6289
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Christiane Brunet
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Alexandria, ON K0C  (Online Only)
I am a registered psychotherapist with over thirteen years of experience working with individuals and families experiencing hardship, including, trauma, abuse, addiction, mental health struggles, and child-parent conflicts. I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology which has equipped me with the fundamental knowledge and skills to provide impactful therapy.
I am a registered psychotherapist with over thirteen years of experience working with individuals and families experiencing hardship, including, trauma, abuse, addiction, mental health struggles, and child-parent conflicts. I hold a Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology which has equipped me with the fundamental knowledge and skills to provide impactful therapy.
(613) 662-3507 View (613) 662-3507
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Camille Leclerc
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA
Verified Verified
Alexandria, ON K0C
Do you feel like your relationship is in distress? Conflicts with your family members are frequent and a distance is being created? You may feel stressed, angry, sad or isolated, because the ties with your loved ones are difficult. Couple or family therapy can help you! Indeed, your well-being is influenced by the quality of your relationships, and we are all capable of learning to interact in a satisfying and nourishing way. I propose to create a safe environment in therapy so that we can work together towards your well-being and improve the bonds with your love partner or loved ones leading to a life aligned with your values.
Do you feel like your relationship is in distress? Conflicts with your family members are frequent and a distance is being created? You may feel stressed, angry, sad or isolated, because the ties with your loved ones are difficult. Couple or family therapy can help you! Indeed, your well-being is influenced by the quality of your relationships, and we are all capable of learning to interact in a satisfying and nourishing way. I propose to create a safe environment in therapy so that we can work together towards your well-being and improve the bonds with your love partner or loved ones leading to a life aligned with your values.
(613) 777-0024 View (613) 777-0024
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Kira Lynn Laurin
Registered Psychotherapist, HBSc, MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Alexandria, ON K0C
Have you ever felt unsure of who you are? Or felt lost or alone in dealing with feelings of loss, depression, or anxiety? Trauma and stressful life events can change us; an experience where we can't even recognize ourselves. Issues surrounding gender identity or sexuality can at times bring about feelings of being alone in the world. If you are struggling with difficult thoughts and emotions, a trusted therapist could help engage with what truly matters to you. I'm here to help you with your unexpected challenges in your life so that you can live a life that is in line with YOUR values.
Have you ever felt unsure of who you are? Or felt lost or alone in dealing with feelings of loss, depression, or anxiety? Trauma and stressful life events can change us; an experience where we can't even recognize ourselves. Issues surrounding gender identity or sexuality can at times bring about feelings of being alone in the world. If you are struggling with difficult thoughts and emotions, a trusted therapist could help engage with what truly matters to you. I'm here to help you with your unexpected challenges in your life so that you can live a life that is in line with YOUR values.
(343) 339-9283 View (343) 339-9283

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Courtney Vezina
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Winchester, ON K0C
My team and I at Courtney James Counselling and Psychotherapy are here to provide a safe and supportive space for you. We are honoured to meet you where you are, and move toward meeting your goals. We offer therapy services to children, teens, adults and couples. I also offer specialized support for caregivers and children/adolescents in the foster care and adoption community.
My team and I at Courtney James Counselling and Psychotherapy are here to provide a safe and supportive space for you. We are honoured to meet you where you are, and move toward meeting your goals. We offer therapy services to children, teens, adults and couples. I also offer specialized support for caregivers and children/adolescents in the foster care and adoption community.
(343) 312-6832 View (343) 312-6832
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New Mindset Therapy & Yoga
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Bainsville, ON K0C
Do you struggle with feeling irritable, distant or cut off from others, avoid social activities have difficulty concentrating or inability to function in your profession or personal relationships? Do you have difficulty saying no without feeling guilty, or trying to live up to unrealistic expectations? Now more than ever, professionals in our community are feeling tired and forgotten. Since the beginning of the pandemic; individuals like you. We believe that professionals should be provided with consistent and quality therapy to be able to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
Do you struggle with feeling irritable, distant or cut off from others, avoid social activities have difficulty concentrating or inability to function in your profession or personal relationships? Do you have difficulty saying no without feeling guilty, or trying to live up to unrealistic expectations? Now more than ever, professionals in our community are feeling tired and forgotten. Since the beginning of the pandemic; individuals like you. We believe that professionals should be provided with consistent and quality therapy to be able to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
(343) 304-6131 View (343) 304-6131
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Health Within Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Long Sault, ON K0C
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? Maybe life has thrown you one too many curve balls and you’re struggling to cope. I am here to help you by offering you a safe space that is free of judgment to navigate your challenges. I completed my MACP at Yorkville University and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. I am also a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? Maybe life has thrown you one too many curve balls and you’re struggling to cope. I am here to help you by offering you a safe space that is free of judgment to navigate your challenges. I completed my MACP at Yorkville University and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. I am also a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
(343) 312-5559 View (343) 312-5559
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Amanda Thomas
Registered Psychotherapist, BAPsy, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ingleside, ON K0C
Hi! My name is Amanda. I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Cornwall. I am currently offering individual counselling and psychotherapy to youth and adults ages 15 to 64 years old experiencing mental health challenges including but not limited to, anxiety, stress, depression, and more (see below). I take an electic, collaborative, and strength/boundaries-based approach to supporting and empowering clients. It's okay to not be okay - recognizing this and seeking support is the first step in taking your power back.
Hi! My name is Amanda. I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Cornwall. I am currently offering individual counselling and psychotherapy to youth and adults ages 15 to 64 years old experiencing mental health challenges including but not limited to, anxiety, stress, depression, and more (see below). I take an electic, collaborative, and strength/boundaries-based approach to supporting and empowering clients. It's okay to not be okay - recognizing this and seeking support is the first step in taking your power back.
(343) 453-5363 View (343) 453-5363
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Sarah Bolton
Registered Psychotherapist, NP, MACP, MScN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Morrisburg, ON K0C
Waitlist for new clients. Is a workplace trauma/critical incident impacting your well-being? Are you a Novice nurse looking for support as you navigate this challenging career? Are you feeling burned out and looking for change? Are you feeling isolated in your pain and loss? Are you looking for relief, support, and personal growth. Sarah works together with clients towards their goals in a caring and confidential environment. Sarah’s career as a nurse and life experience equips her well to provide support and counselling for a variety of client concerns.
Waitlist for new clients. Is a workplace trauma/critical incident impacting your well-being? Are you a Novice nurse looking for support as you navigate this challenging career? Are you feeling burned out and looking for change? Are you feeling isolated in your pain and loss? Are you looking for relief, support, and personal growth. Sarah works together with clients towards their goals in a caring and confidential environment. Sarah’s career as a nurse and life experience equips her well to provide support and counselling for a variety of client concerns.
(343) 307-0693 View (343) 307-0693
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Mandy Joseph
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BScR-TR, MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Long Sault, ON K0C  (Online Only)
Perhaps you're here because you're feeling stuck and unsure, navigating a significant life event like trauma or illness or struggling with a sense of loss and searching for meaning. It could be that you're seeking support due to the overwhelming weight of stress, burnout, or anxiety. Maybe you're feeling alone and experiencing unresolved issues with a loved one or simply not feeling like yourself. You're yearning for change and believe what I believe – that things can get better. After all, we face challenges and sometimes lose our way - it's a natural part of being human. The magic lies in how we get back on our path.
Perhaps you're here because you're feeling stuck and unsure, navigating a significant life event like trauma or illness or struggling with a sense of loss and searching for meaning. It could be that you're seeking support due to the overwhelming weight of stress, burnout, or anxiety. Maybe you're feeling alone and experiencing unresolved issues with a loved one or simply not feeling like yourself. You're yearning for change and believe what I believe – that things can get better. After all, we face challenges and sometimes lose our way - it's a natural part of being human. The magic lies in how we get back on our path.
(343) 341-5620 View (343) 341-5620
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Heather Sansom
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Winchester, ON K0C  (Online Only)
Currently limited space for new clients. Please email to inquire. Services bilingues. Convenient, virtual options for individuals, couples, youth, rural residents. Insurance covered. In addition to common concerns like stress, anxiety, and depression, I have experience with health crisis, grief, life change, PTSD, trauma, burnout, eating/body issues, autism/ADHD. You can rebuild, thrive, and find joy again. I take a whole-person and strengths-based approach.
Currently limited space for new clients. Please email to inquire. Services bilingues. Convenient, virtual options for individuals, couples, youth, rural residents. Insurance covered. In addition to common concerns like stress, anxiety, and depression, I have experience with health crisis, grief, life change, PTSD, trauma, burnout, eating/body issues, autism/ADHD. You can rebuild, thrive, and find joy again. I take a whole-person and strengths-based approach.
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Jessica Pershick
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Long Sault, ON K0C  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you have a desire to learn about yourself? Working with me, we can explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and make deeper connections between your present life triumphs and challenges with past woes and future worries. I work with individuals who are seeking collaborative support to manage general mental health concerns and improve their wellbeing. Common goals addressed in therapy are to develop self acceptance, increase sense of belonging, strengthen connections with others, improve communication style and gain peace over emotions.
Do you have a desire to learn about yourself? Working with me, we can explore your feelings, thoughts and behaviours and make deeper connections between your present life triumphs and challenges with past woes and future worries. I work with individuals who are seeking collaborative support to manage general mental health concerns and improve their wellbeing. Common goals addressed in therapy are to develop self acceptance, increase sense of belonging, strengthen connections with others, improve communication style and gain peace over emotions.
(343) 338-3755 View (343) 338-3755
Photo of Natalie Carrière, Registered Psychotherapist in Alexandria, ON
Natalie Carrière
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Winchester, ON K0C
Waitlist for new clients
Are you suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, or troubled relationships? If you are experiencing a difficult life transition such as employment change or loss, divorce, , retirement, parenthood, or the loss of a loved one - I can help and offer support, kindness and empathy to help you see more clearly in the difficult times you may be experiencing. I favour a holistic, integrative approach, which is tailored to your individual needs. We work together to build on your strengths and identify behaviour patterns and thought processes which no longer serve you, in order to help you change and heal.
Are you suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, or troubled relationships? If you are experiencing a difficult life transition such as employment change or loss, divorce, , retirement, parenthood, or the loss of a loved one - I can help and offer support, kindness and empathy to help you see more clearly in the difficult times you may be experiencing. I favour a holistic, integrative approach, which is tailored to your individual needs. We work together to build on your strengths and identify behaviour patterns and thought processes which no longer serve you, in order to help you change and heal.
(613) 704-2718 View (613) 704-2718
Photo of Jessica Morrow, Registered Psychotherapist in Alexandria, ON
Jessica Morrow
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Winchester, ON K0C
Are you struggling with people-pleasing? Does it feel hard or even impossible to set boundaries? Often when we experience these challenges we tend to also struggle with self-esteem, anxiety, and perfectionism. We might feel burnt out or dissatisfied, and it can be difficult to imagine things could be different. When we fall into people-pleasing patterns we often focus on what we feel is expected of us, leading to disconnection from our own wants, needs, and aspirations.
Are you struggling with people-pleasing? Does it feel hard or even impossible to set boundaries? Often when we experience these challenges we tend to also struggle with self-esteem, anxiety, and perfectionism. We might feel burnt out or dissatisfied, and it can be difficult to imagine things could be different. When we fall into people-pleasing patterns we often focus on what we feel is expected of us, leading to disconnection from our own wants, needs, and aspirations.
(343) 304-6183 View (343) 304-6183
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Cynthia Dewolfe
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chesterville, ON K0C
Life is unpredictable and everchanging as are we. The stresses and barriers of day-to-day life as well as unexpected challenges stretch our resources and drain our resilience. Taking time for ourselves to reflect, renew, and grow becomes an even harder task when supports are low. I strive to offer a safe, non-judgemental environment to discuss difficulties, provide an empathetic ear, and explore concerns through a variety of therapeutic modalities that are uniquely tailored to you. I believe that each person has the strength and ability for personal growth and can affect change in their life.
Life is unpredictable and everchanging as are we. The stresses and barriers of day-to-day life as well as unexpected challenges stretch our resources and drain our resilience. Taking time for ourselves to reflect, renew, and grow becomes an even harder task when supports are low. I strive to offer a safe, non-judgemental environment to discuss difficulties, provide an empathetic ear, and explore concerns through a variety of therapeutic modalities that are uniquely tailored to you. I believe that each person has the strength and ability for personal growth and can affect change in their life.
(343) 300-0071 View (343) 300-0071
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Shahnaz Perveen
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
Winchester, ON K0C
I am accepting new clients. If you are in crisis and are seeking support, I am here to help you. Work stress and family matters could have negative impacts on your mental and physical health. I follow a holistic approach - a combination of CBT, narrative therapy, and solution-focused. My therapy is person-centered, strengths-based, and solution focused. I have more than 15 years' experience helping adults and seniors.
I am accepting new clients. If you are in crisis and are seeking support, I am here to help you. Work stress and family matters could have negative impacts on your mental and physical health. I follow a holistic approach - a combination of CBT, narrative therapy, and solution-focused. My therapy is person-centered, strengths-based, and solution focused. I have more than 15 years' experience helping adults and seniors.
(343) 312-5487 View (343) 312-5487
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Dominique Dufour
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Long Sault, ON K0C
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and I have 10 years of experience doing crisis interventions and therapeutic work around abuse, addiction, mental health, and concurrent disorders. I also have experience in working with clients who have gone through severe trauma, such as human trafficking and those who present with very complex needs.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and I have 10 years of experience doing crisis interventions and therapeutic work around abuse, addiction, mental health, and concurrent disorders. I also have experience in working with clients who have gone through severe trauma, such as human trafficking and those who present with very complex needs.
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Photo of Charlene Roy, Registered Social Worker in Alexandria, ON
Charlene Roy
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
Morrisburg, ON K0C  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
***Full Practice - Unable to accept new clients.*** I work in private practice. I enjoy journeying with people on their unique and personal therapeutic journey of growth and healing. I believe in each person's own inner healing abilities, strengths and unique needs. I help people dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, post-traumatic stress, dissociation, childhood abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues, work/career concerns, life transitions, physical ailments and health concerns, personal growth, and more. Others seek my services for spiritual awakening and growth, and to explore one's life meaning and life purpose.
***Full Practice - Unable to accept new clients.*** I work in private practice. I enjoy journeying with people on their unique and personal therapeutic journey of growth and healing. I believe in each person's own inner healing abilities, strengths and unique needs. I help people dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, post-traumatic stress, dissociation, childhood abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues, work/career concerns, life transitions, physical ailments and health concerns, personal growth, and more. Others seek my services for spiritual awakening and growth, and to explore one's life meaning and life purpose.
(613) 704-7682 View (613) 704-7682

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Alexandria, ON

< 10

Counsellors in Alexandria, ON who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
67% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Emotional Disturbance
67% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% SunLife
67% Great-West Life
67% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Alexandria, ON see their clients

66% Online Only
34% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Alexandria?

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.