Therapists in Ancaster, ON

Photo of Audrey Barta, MA, BScH, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Audrey Barta
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BScH
Verified Verified
Ancaster, ON L9G
Healing looks different for everyone, and that is why we begin with a full understanding of your experiences and the context in which they occur. I work collaboratively with you to explore those meanings and help you gain agency over these narratives to live a life with more space for compassion and curiosity in mind, body, and experience. Whatever you are working through, I respect you as the expert. My role is not to analyze, pathologize, or label you, it is to understand you as your whole self, including your experiences, identities, values, and how you have been impacted by the current systems that are set in place.
Healing looks different for everyone, and that is why we begin with a full understanding of your experiences and the context in which they occur. I work collaboratively with you to explore those meanings and help you gain agency over these narratives to live a life with more space for compassion and curiosity in mind, body, and experience. Whatever you are working through, I respect you as the expert. My role is not to analyze, pathologize, or label you, it is to understand you as your whole self, including your experiences, identities, values, and how you have been impacted by the current systems that are set in place.
(289) 276-0568 View (289) 276-0568
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Chelsea Avram
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ancaster, ON L9G  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the stress of daily life? Perhaps you are feeling anxious or depressed. You may feel burdened by past trauma or a current crisis, or maybe you are experiencing conflict at home with family, friends or at work. It can sometimes seem impossible to find balance, inner peace, and happiness. Firstly, you are not alone, but your struggles are personal, and can feel isolating and lonely. The truth is that many people find it difficult to acknowledge that they are suffering, and reaching out for help can be tough to do. Sometimes, we forget that taking care of ourselves is important and also worth the effort.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the stress of daily life? Perhaps you are feeling anxious or depressed. You may feel burdened by past trauma or a current crisis, or maybe you are experiencing conflict at home with family, friends or at work. It can sometimes seem impossible to find balance, inner peace, and happiness. Firstly, you are not alone, but your struggles are personal, and can feel isolating and lonely. The truth is that many people find it difficult to acknowledge that they are suffering, and reaching out for help can be tough to do. Sometimes, we forget that taking care of ourselves is important and also worth the effort.
(365) 800-0189 View (365) 800-0189
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Mark Thompson
Registered Social Worker, CYC, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ancaster, ON L9G
My approach to therapy involves integrating an individual's unique strengths with evidence-based therapeutic techniques. I specialize in providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and individuals living with a developmental disability. Drawing upon my experiences working in community-based and inpatient mental health services, I feel my role as a therapist is to provide a collaborative, personalized form of support that facilitates movement towards an individual's full potential. I utilize a number of techniques and therapies including Mindfulness, Trauma-informed care, Play-based therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
My approach to therapy involves integrating an individual's unique strengths with evidence-based therapeutic techniques. I specialize in providing therapy to children, adolescents, adults, and individuals living with a developmental disability. Drawing upon my experiences working in community-based and inpatient mental health services, I feel my role as a therapist is to provide a collaborative, personalized form of support that facilitates movement towards an individual's full potential. I utilize a number of techniques and therapies including Mindfulness, Trauma-informed care, Play-based therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
(289) 236-5730 View (289) 236-5730
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Kelly Thordarson
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, BScN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ancaster, ON L9G
"Sometimes when it feels that life is falling apart, it is actually falling into place". During our life's journey all of us experience times of loss, despair, and loneliness. During these occasions we are often unable to see the patterns we need to change. I have previously spent many years practicing as a nurse. I came to realize that healing the body was less meaningful if the mind is struggling with personal pain.
"Sometimes when it feels that life is falling apart, it is actually falling into place". During our life's journey all of us experience times of loss, despair, and loneliness. During these occasions we are often unable to see the patterns we need to change. I have previously spent many years practicing as a nurse. I came to realize that healing the body was less meaningful if the mind is struggling with personal pain.
(289) 512-2612 View (289) 512-2612
Photo of Audrey Aguanno, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Audrey Aguanno
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ancaster, ON L9G
Sometimes life can be difficult and these challenges can cause a sense of suffering in ourselves and those we care about. It can all feel overwhelming and exhausting, making it difficult to know what to do or where to turn for help. It takes courage to reach out for support so that you don’t have to suffer alone. Counselling can provide the opportunity to learn to share and process one’s struggles in a safe and non-judgemental space. Learning how to foster self-directed kindness and self-compassion can help nurture an individual’s personal growth and resilience.
Sometimes life can be difficult and these challenges can cause a sense of suffering in ourselves and those we care about. It can all feel overwhelming and exhausting, making it difficult to know what to do or where to turn for help. It takes courage to reach out for support so that you don’t have to suffer alone. Counselling can provide the opportunity to learn to share and process one’s struggles in a safe and non-judgemental space. Learning how to foster self-directed kindness and self-compassion can help nurture an individual’s personal growth and resilience.
(289) 275-8978 View (289) 275-8978
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Rebecca Bliss
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ancaster, ON L9G
You are not alone. Some of our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and experiences may lead us to that place where we can feel isolated and lost. The darkness is all around. I do this work primarily because I hope we can go together to that darkness. Together, we can move through this pain to the other side.
You are not alone. Some of our thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and experiences may lead us to that place where we can feel isolated and lost. The darkness is all around. I do this work primarily because I hope we can go together to that darkness. Together, we can move through this pain to the other side.
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Restore Peace Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ancaster, ON L9G  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is Elizabeth Idowu and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). My aim is to provide a safe space where my clients can feel seen and heard, as they embark on a journey towards peace, progress and healing. As a Nigerian-Canadian woman, I have both personally endured and been exposed to the struggles of others who look like me and share similar experiences. That is why I make it a priority to create and hold space for those who may struggle with their identity, and relate to experiences of feeling unheard and unseen.
Hi, my name is Elizabeth Idowu and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). My aim is to provide a safe space where my clients can feel seen and heard, as they embark on a journey towards peace, progress and healing. As a Nigerian-Canadian woman, I have both personally endured and been exposed to the struggles of others who look like me and share similar experiences. That is why I make it a priority to create and hold space for those who may struggle with their identity, and relate to experiences of feeling unheard and unseen.
(289) 276-8024 View (289) 276-8024
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Lorraine Hanley
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ancaster, ON L9G
To the world we can appear to be hard working, confident, a good planner, helpful! On the inside we can live in permanent conflict. Fear of Failure, Living in 'Survival Mode', Imposter Syndrome, Overthinking. You worry about the effects on your body, the discomfort, the tension. You worry who will notice. You worry you are not enough. When is the last time you felt like yourself? When we don't feel like we are being our best selves, life can be draining. Anxiety, Trauma, Depression and Low Self-Esteem can make daily tasks seem daunting, overwhelming and never ending.
To the world we can appear to be hard working, confident, a good planner, helpful! On the inside we can live in permanent conflict. Fear of Failure, Living in 'Survival Mode', Imposter Syndrome, Overthinking. You worry about the effects on your body, the discomfort, the tension. You worry who will notice. You worry you are not enough. When is the last time you felt like yourself? When we don't feel like we are being our best selves, life can be draining. Anxiety, Trauma, Depression and Low Self-Esteem can make daily tasks seem daunting, overwhelming and never ending.
(905) 741-8875 View (905) 741-8875
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Nez Elik
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ancaster, ON L9G
I would be most helpful to clients who may be struggling at school (K-university), have ADHD or symptoms of inattention/hyperactivity/impulsivity, deal with emotional and behavioural disturbance, suicidal thoughts, or self-harm, have social interaction difficulties, deal with low self-esteem, have chronic illnesses or pains (this only for up to 18 years old), or struggle with adjustment to a new situation, whether it is a regular stage of life (e.g., moving out of house to a university, parenthood) or tragic life changes (e.g., grief, loss of loved ones). Consultation with schools is my specialty as well.
I would be most helpful to clients who may be struggling at school (K-university), have ADHD or symptoms of inattention/hyperactivity/impulsivity, deal with emotional and behavioural disturbance, suicidal thoughts, or self-harm, have social interaction difficulties, deal with low self-esteem, have chronic illnesses or pains (this only for up to 18 years old), or struggle with adjustment to a new situation, whether it is a regular stage of life (e.g., moving out of house to a university, parenthood) or tragic life changes (e.g., grief, loss of loved ones). Consultation with schools is my specialty as well.
(365) 800-5999 View (365) 800-5999
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Insight Counselling Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSSW
Verified Verified
Ancaster, ON L9K
My passion is to help people regain their inner peace and happiness to live a pleasurable fulfilled life. Life is full of ups, downs and challenges that we are often not prepared for. It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but the what matters comes from how many times you get up. I believe the greatest accomplishment is who you become while picking yourself back up. Each new day gives you a fresh start to get back on track and to have the courage to rebuild yourself the way you desire. In therapy we would work collaboratively to address your needs and to determine how best to meet these needs.
My passion is to help people regain their inner peace and happiness to live a pleasurable fulfilled life. Life is full of ups, downs and challenges that we are often not prepared for. It does not matter how many times you get knocked down, but the what matters comes from how many times you get up. I believe the greatest accomplishment is who you become while picking yourself back up. Each new day gives you a fresh start to get back on track and to have the courage to rebuild yourself the way you desire. In therapy we would work collaboratively to address your needs and to determine how best to meet these needs.
(289) 217-9871 View (289) 217-9871
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Ilda Caeiro-Azzam
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ancaster, ON L9G  (Online Only)
I offer online psychotherapy and clinical supervision services, with a flexible schedule. Working as both a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, I support those impacted by trauma, including anxiety, depression, and interpersonal issues. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of your experiences in a non-judgmental and compassionate space. We'll explore the effects of trauma, build resilience, and help you reclaim your life.
I offer online psychotherapy and clinical supervision services, with a flexible schedule. Working as both a psychotherapist and clinical supervisor, I support those impacted by trauma, including anxiety, depression, and interpersonal issues. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of your experiences in a non-judgmental and compassionate space. We'll explore the effects of trauma, build resilience, and help you reclaim your life.
(289) 514-5807 View (289) 514-5807
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Tracy D. Pryce
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ancaster, ON L9G
Welcome to my profile. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, my holistic, person-centered approach will support your goals. I can help you recognize unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour, manage difficult emotions, cope with stress, anxiety and depression, and heal from trauma. My ability to foster meaningful connections and commitment to culturally competent care results in an informed, judgment-free therapeutic space to safely explore problems that hinder your emotional wellbeing and personal development, enabling you to build resilience and pursue a life more aligned with your true values.
Welcome to my profile. Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, my holistic, person-centered approach will support your goals. I can help you recognize unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour, manage difficult emotions, cope with stress, anxiety and depression, and heal from trauma. My ability to foster meaningful connections and commitment to culturally competent care results in an informed, judgment-free therapeutic space to safely explore problems that hinder your emotional wellbeing and personal development, enabling you to build resilience and pursue a life more aligned with your true values.
(289) 276-0662 View (289) 276-0662
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Daru Therapy Centre
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ancaster, ON L9G
Sometimes life can be challenging, and making changes feels daunting, and for young people it can be even harder. I specialize in helping children and youth cope with stressors and live their lives to the fullest. I can help parents and children navigate mental health diagnoses such as ADHD, anxiety, depression and ODD. I also support adult clients experiencing low self-esteem, child behavioural issues, trauma, family conflicts and parenting difficulties. I draw on modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).
Sometimes life can be challenging, and making changes feels daunting, and for young people it can be even harder. I specialize in helping children and youth cope with stressors and live their lives to the fullest. I can help parents and children navigate mental health diagnoses such as ADHD, anxiety, depression and ODD. I also support adult clients experiencing low self-esteem, child behavioural issues, trauma, family conflicts and parenting difficulties. I draw on modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT) and Solution Focused Therapy (SFT).
(905) 741-8875 View (905) 741-8875
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Lesley Hannell (Psychologist) Supervision And Counselling
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ancaster, ON L9G
Counselling for Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families. Assessment & Diagnosis. Emotional challenges can affect any individual, couple or family. Finding a healthy way to manage can be difficult. It's common to feel overwhelmed. We provide a safe place, professional support, and the tools to help. Bringing Balance to Mind, Body & Spirit. Now available, ongoing supervision for clinicians in group or individual format. 45 years of clinical experience and training in many modalities, under many well known teachers, brings a depth that incorporates East and West, spiritual and energetic aspects of wellness and healing.
Counselling for Adolescents, Adults, Couples and Families. Assessment & Diagnosis. Emotional challenges can affect any individual, couple or family. Finding a healthy way to manage can be difficult. It's common to feel overwhelmed. We provide a safe place, professional support, and the tools to help. Bringing Balance to Mind, Body & Spirit. Now available, ongoing supervision for clinicians in group or individual format. 45 years of clinical experience and training in many modalities, under many well known teachers, brings a depth that incorporates East and West, spiritual and energetic aspects of wellness and healing.
(289) 206-6505 View (289) 206-6505
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Charlene Henry
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
Ancaster, ON L9G
I believe that each one of us is born with incredible potential but life happens and we get stuck. Most of us would need someone to come alongside to help bring out the potential that is locked inside at some point in our life journey.
I believe that each one of us is born with incredible potential but life happens and we get stuck. Most of us would need someone to come alongside to help bring out the potential that is locked inside at some point in our life journey.
(289) 274-9809 View (289) 274-9809
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Erin Sunstrum -Daru Therapy Centre
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP-Q, MACP, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ancaster, ON L9G
Specializing in Teens (14+), Young Adult Therapy and family therapy. I am committed to helping clients build resilience and create a value-driven life. I believe in nurturing self-compassion and developing skills to engage with and overcome struggles. This happens through validation, exploration, and challenge. This all starts with building a trusting, open relationship with my clients. With a client-centred approach, I am dedicated to staying up-to-date on current research through reading, consulting with colleagues, and learning from leaders in the field.
Specializing in Teens (14+), Young Adult Therapy and family therapy. I am committed to helping clients build resilience and create a value-driven life. I believe in nurturing self-compassion and developing skills to engage with and overcome struggles. This happens through validation, exploration, and challenge. This all starts with building a trusting, open relationship with my clients. With a client-centred approach, I am dedicated to staying up-to-date on current research through reading, consulting with colleagues, and learning from leaders in the field.
(905) 741-8875 View (905) 741-8875
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Bina Di Livio
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ancaster, ON L9K
We all have within us a profound sense of knowing that helps us to live the life we ought to be living. When our lives are not aligning with this inner wisdom, we experience isolation, depression, and feel unfulfilled, stuck, and bored. We find ourselves in old repetitive patterns, jobs, and relationships that are no longer serving us. I can help you address these issues and guide you to explore the deepest parts of your self so that you can begin to live your authentic life.
We all have within us a profound sense of knowing that helps us to live the life we ought to be living. When our lives are not aligning with this inner wisdom, we experience isolation, depression, and feel unfulfilled, stuck, and bored. We find ourselves in old repetitive patterns, jobs, and relationships that are no longer serving us. I can help you address these issues and guide you to explore the deepest parts of your self so that you can begin to live your authentic life.
(647) 560-0215 View (647) 560-0215
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Rachel Okoro
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, Dip HE, BSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ancaster, ON L9G  (Online Only)
I dedicated 17 years of my career to the mental health field, initially as a mental health nurse then transitioned to psychotherapy. Along this transformative journey, i developed a passion for addiction treatment, and trauma therapy, depression, and anxiety. My current clients say my skills I offer are practical and helpful! I am open to working with people who are struggling, feeling stuck, or emotionally tangled! Or just feel to vent, then we figure out what areas are keeping up from going forward. I would like to add value and see my clients flourish. No need to put up a facade, am open to help and most of all listen.
I dedicated 17 years of my career to the mental health field, initially as a mental health nurse then transitioned to psychotherapy. Along this transformative journey, i developed a passion for addiction treatment, and trauma therapy, depression, and anxiety. My current clients say my skills I offer are practical and helpful! I am open to working with people who are struggling, feeling stuck, or emotionally tangled! Or just feel to vent, then we figure out what areas are keeping up from going forward. I would like to add value and see my clients flourish. No need to put up a facade, am open to help and most of all listen.
(289) 272-9038 View (289) 272-9038
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Virginia Nusca
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ancaster, ON L9G
I provide comprehensive psychological or psycho-educational assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. Assessments explore a variety of factors important to your success (or the success of your child) at school, at work, in relationships, and in coping with the demands of everyday life. Where appropriate, I will make a diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental or mental health condition that can help you or your child access needed educational, medical, mental health, and/or community supports and services. A comprehensive report will include any relevant diagnoses as well as recommended strategies and resources.
I provide comprehensive psychological or psycho-educational assessments for children, adolescents, and adults. Assessments explore a variety of factors important to your success (or the success of your child) at school, at work, in relationships, and in coping with the demands of everyday life. Where appropriate, I will make a diagnosis of a neurodevelopmental or mental health condition that can help you or your child access needed educational, medical, mental health, and/or community supports and services. A comprehensive report will include any relevant diagnoses as well as recommended strategies and resources.
(289) 210-5048 View (289) 210-5048
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Jennifer Cremieux
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
Ancaster, ON L9G  (Online Only)
I am a registered psychotherapist who has been in the mental health field for 18+ years. My life experiences have brought me to my passion of neurodiversity. As a mother of two children on the spectrum, I have learned to help my children and also myself survive the hardest of times. Are you a parent that has a child on the spectrum or yourself on the spectrum? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck worrying about your child's future or your own? I work with families, teens and young adults looking to manage relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, life difficulties etc.
I am a registered psychotherapist who has been in the mental health field for 18+ years. My life experiences have brought me to my passion of neurodiversity. As a mother of two children on the spectrum, I have learned to help my children and also myself survive the hardest of times. Are you a parent that has a child on the spectrum or yourself on the spectrum? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stuck worrying about your child's future or your own? I work with families, teens and young adults looking to manage relationships, stress, anxiety, depression, life difficulties etc.
(289) 212-6245 View (289) 212-6245

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ancaster, ON

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Ancaster, ON who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Depression
81% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
78% Trauma and PTSD
76% Stress
72% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Green Shield Canada
50% SunLife
46% Manulife

How Counsellors in Ancaster, ON see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
8% Male
1% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in Ancaster?

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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.