Therapists in Ayr, ON

Photo of Julia McArthur, Psychologist in Ayr, ON
Julia McArthur
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Are you a caregiver looking for some extra support in understanding and guiding a highly sensitive child with big emotions? Is your child in need of support with managing their emotions or navigating life’s ups and downs? Are you interested in better understanding your own feelings and reactions to life’s challenges?
Are you a caregiver looking for some extra support in understanding and guiding a highly sensitive child with big emotions? Is your child in need of support with managing their emotions or navigating life’s ups and downs? Are you interested in better understanding your own feelings and reactions to life’s challenges?
(226) 641-5954 View (226) 641-5954
Photo of Heather Young Counselling, Registered Social Worker in Ayr, ON
Heather Young Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Parenthood is hard! You know that showing up for your kids helps them grow up to be resilient, confident, and secure adults. But when your tank is empty and you are feeling exhausted, you aren't showing up in the way you want to. You live with guilt, self-doubt and anxiety leaving you feeling angry and lost. You find yourself yelling more than you'd like and resorting to old ways of reacting to your children's behaviour. You're tired and struggle to make it through the day. You want to do better. You long to feel energized, grounded and certain as you make daily parenting choices that will help your family feel more at ease.
Parenthood is hard! You know that showing up for your kids helps them grow up to be resilient, confident, and secure adults. But when your tank is empty and you are feeling exhausted, you aren't showing up in the way you want to. You live with guilt, self-doubt and anxiety leaving you feeling angry and lost. You find yourself yelling more than you'd like and resorting to old ways of reacting to your children's behaviour. You're tired and struggle to make it through the day. You want to do better. You long to feel energized, grounded and certain as you make daily parenting choices that will help your family feel more at ease.
(226) 270-7032 View (226) 270-7032
Photo of Sarah Bacso, Pre-Licensed Professional in Ayr, ON
Sarah Bacso
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
Many individuals face challenges with their mental health at some point in their lives. Many also struggle to reach out for help and to find a therapist with an approach that fits well with their needs. I create an individualized treatment plan that focuses on the client’s unique goals for therapy. I work with the client through steps to improve the difficulties they are faced with. I endeavour to provide children, youth, and adult clients with a treatment plan that works for them. I also work to create a safe, open, and welcoming space where clients can work through the unique challenges they face.
Many individuals face challenges with their mental health at some point in their lives. Many also struggle to reach out for help and to find a therapist with an approach that fits well with their needs. I create an individualized treatment plan that focuses on the client’s unique goals for therapy. I work with the client through steps to improve the difficulties they are faced with. I endeavour to provide children, youth, and adult clients with a treatment plan that works for them. I also work to create a safe, open, and welcoming space where clients can work through the unique challenges they face.
(226) 741-0216 View (226) 741-0216
Photo of Justine MacMeekin, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ayr, ON
Justine MacMeekin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MACP, HBA
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Welcome! My name is Justine, and I am a trauma-informed psychotherapist who strives to provide a safe, respectful, non-judgmental, and inclusive space for individuals who may be dealing with various types of issues and concerns. At times, life can be challenging and difficult to navigate. These challenges can lead us to feeling lost, confused, stuck, lonely, overwhelmed, hurt, or unheard. I believe that every person has within them the innate ability to enact change in their lives. Taking the step to seek help takes courage and a desire for growth and healing.
Welcome! My name is Justine, and I am a trauma-informed psychotherapist who strives to provide a safe, respectful, non-judgmental, and inclusive space for individuals who may be dealing with various types of issues and concerns. At times, life can be challenging and difficult to navigate. These challenges can lead us to feeling lost, confused, stuck, lonely, overwhelmed, hurt, or unheard. I believe that every person has within them the innate ability to enact change in their lives. Taking the step to seek help takes courage and a desire for growth and healing.
(226) 270-7068 View (226) 270-7068
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Katherine Spere
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B
Do you feel like life is dragging you down? Like you are just getting through each day rather than enjoying what life has to offer? Or do you have a child or teen that seems overwhelmed or stressed out? Or a child who is struggling to manage their behaviour? Now, more than ever, life feels tough and people of all ages are feeling anxious, depressed and burnt out. Pushing these feelings aside is probably not working for you. It doesn't have to be this way. I believe therapy is an effective way to gain control and to improve mental health so that you or your child can thrive in their daily life.
Do you feel like life is dragging you down? Like you are just getting through each day rather than enjoying what life has to offer? Or do you have a child or teen that seems overwhelmed or stressed out? Or a child who is struggling to manage their behaviour? Now, more than ever, life feels tough and people of all ages are feeling anxious, depressed and burnt out. Pushing these feelings aside is probably not working for you. It doesn't have to be this way. I believe therapy is an effective way to gain control and to improve mental health so that you or your child can thrive in their daily life.
(226) 780-1160 View (226) 780-1160
Photo of Jessica Pyc, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist in Ayr, ON
Jessica Pyc
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, BASc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B
Life sometimes has a way of throwing us curve balls that can leave us feeling stuck and overwhelmed.  As your therapist, I aim to assist you in identifying emotions, thoughts and behaviours that can keep you feeling stuck. This often leads to greater self-awareness, self-compassion and new ways of being that allow you to live a life that is more in alignment with your values.
Life sometimes has a way of throwing us curve balls that can leave us feeling stuck and overwhelmed.  As your therapist, I aim to assist you in identifying emotions, thoughts and behaviours that can keep you feeling stuck. This often leads to greater self-awareness, self-compassion and new ways of being that allow you to live a life that is more in alignment with your values.
(226) 455-1730 View (226) 455-1730
Photo of Laura McCarthy, Psychological Associate in Ayr, ON
Laura McCarthy
Psychological Associate, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
I collaborate with children, adolescents, and their caregivers to gain a better understanding of their strengths, learning profiles, emotional and behavioural challenges, and mental wellbeing. I love working with clients who want to explore the things that are preventing them from being the best version of themselves.
I collaborate with children, adolescents, and their caregivers to gain a better understanding of their strengths, learning profiles, emotional and behavioural challenges, and mental wellbeing. I love working with clients who want to explore the things that are preventing them from being the best version of themselves.
(226) 887-8475 View (226) 887-8475
Photo of Renee Ledford, Counsellor in Ayr, ON
Renee Ledford
Counsellor, RSSW
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Do your relationships have your brain spinning at night? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of what to do next? Know that you’re not alone; and it doesn’t have to stay that way. My motto is "Today is not your forever". If people pleasing has you feeling burnt out and resentful or you feel like you've lost your voice. Allow me to journey with you so you can gain clarity and create calm in your life.
Are you feeling anxious and overwhelmed? Do your relationships have your brain spinning at night? Are you feeling stuck and unsure of what to do next? Know that you’re not alone; and it doesn’t have to stay that way. My motto is "Today is not your forever". If people pleasing has you feeling burnt out and resentful or you feel like you've lost your voice. Allow me to journey with you so you can gain clarity and create calm in your life.
(548) 490-2830 View (548) 490-2830
Photo of Sarah Potvin, Registered Psychotherapist in Ayr, ON
Sarah Potvin
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B
In a society where talking is more common than listening, I aim to provide a place where you feel heard and not judged. It is my personal goal to create a safe and compassionate environment where you can explore who you are, find resiliency, and walk on the path towards healing. I am committed to walking with you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.
In a society where talking is more common than listening, I aim to provide a place where you feel heard and not judged. It is my personal goal to create a safe and compassionate environment where you can explore who you are, find resiliency, and walk on the path towards healing. I am committed to walking with you on your journey of self-discovery and healing.
(548) 483-5370 View (548) 483-5370
Photo of Chelsea Schuringa, Counsellor in Ayr, ON
Chelsea Schuringa
Counsellor, RSW
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Immediate availability for new clients! Are you feeling discouraged that negative & anxious thoughts and behaviours seem to be ruling your life? No matter how long you have struggled, healing and freedom IS possible for you! Counselling is a powerful avenue through which we can identify negative patterns, challenge and then change them for good! Choosing to prioritize your healing and wholeness is one of the best investments you will ever make. I am proud of you for taking this first step to seek support!
Immediate availability for new clients! Are you feeling discouraged that negative & anxious thoughts and behaviours seem to be ruling your life? No matter how long you have struggled, healing and freedom IS possible for you! Counselling is a powerful avenue through which we can identify negative patterns, challenge and then change them for good! Choosing to prioritize your healing and wholeness is one of the best investments you will ever make. I am proud of you for taking this first step to seek support!
(833) 643-0915 View (833) 643-0915
Photo of Dr. Kristy Boughton, Psychologist in Ayr, ON
Dr. Kristy Boughton
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or other aspects of your mental health? Seeking support to navigate life stressors, address interpersonal difficulties, or to better understand yourself and your experiences? Are you a parent looking to foster healthy child development and positive parent-child relationships? Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed and unsure how to move forward? Dealing with the challenges and stresses of life can be difficult to manage, especially on your own. With empathy and genuineness, I strive to create a therapeutic space where clients feel heard, understood, and validated.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or other aspects of your mental health? Seeking support to navigate life stressors, address interpersonal difficulties, or to better understand yourself and your experiences? Are you a parent looking to foster healthy child development and positive parent-child relationships? Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed and unsure how to move forward? Dealing with the challenges and stresses of life can be difficult to manage, especially on your own. With empathy and genuineness, I strive to create a therapeutic space where clients feel heard, understood, and validated.
(226) 270-1603 View (226) 270-1603
Photo of Reflections Mental Health Group, Psychologist in Ayr, ON
Reflections Mental Health Group
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
Do you struggle with anxiety or depression that is affecting your day to day life, career or relationships? Is your child struggling to manage their big emotions or is feeling sad or stressed out? Now, more than ever, life is tough and people are feeling burnt out and overwhelmed. Not addressing these feelings can make it feel like we are on autopilot or just getting through each day. We believe that it doesn't have to be this way. There is hope and answers and we can help you find them.
Do you struggle with anxiety or depression that is affecting your day to day life, career or relationships? Is your child struggling to manage their big emotions or is feeling sad or stressed out? Now, more than ever, life is tough and people are feeling burnt out and overwhelmed. Not addressing these feelings can make it feel like we are on autopilot or just getting through each day. We believe that it doesn't have to be this way. There is hope and answers and we can help you find them.
(226) 641-5983 View (226) 641-5983
Photo of Nicole Schiener, Registered Psychotherapist in Ayr, ON
Nicole Schiener
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, CCFP, CGE
Verified Verified
Ayr, ON N0B
Imagine more peace and joy in your life; returning to the you before everything felt so hard. My clients are brave, brilliant women with beautiful hearts. Many are sensitive mothers or helpers or both. Our sessions are a time for you to feel seen, validated and give yourself the kindness you give to others. Tears and laughter are welcome. Whether it's help for anxiety, boundary setting, grieving a loss, dealing with parenting challenges, relationship difficulties or workplace stress and burnout I'm here for you. I offer virtual 1:1 and in person therapy sessions in Kitchener (on Mondays) and walking therapy along the Grand River.
Imagine more peace and joy in your life; returning to the you before everything felt so hard. My clients are brave, brilliant women with beautiful hearts. Many are sensitive mothers or helpers or both. Our sessions are a time for you to feel seen, validated and give yourself the kindness you give to others. Tears and laughter are welcome. Whether it's help for anxiety, boundary setting, grieving a loss, dealing with parenting challenges, relationship difficulties or workplace stress and burnout I'm here for you. I offer virtual 1:1 and in person therapy sessions in Kitchener (on Mondays) and walking therapy along the Grand River.
(226) 408-4721 View (226) 408-4721
Photo of Amy De Silva, Registered Psychotherapist in Ayr, ON
Amy De Silva
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
Welcome! If you've found yourself here, chances are you're looking to start making changes, seek additional support, or maybe you're looking to embark on a journey of self-discovery or self-care. I offer compassionate, confidential and professional therapeutic services that promote healing, well-being and growth.
Welcome! If you've found yourself here, chances are you're looking to start making changes, seek additional support, or maybe you're looking to embark on a journey of self-discovery or self-care. I offer compassionate, confidential and professional therapeutic services that promote healing, well-being and growth.
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Photo of Megan Day, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ayr, ON
Megan Day
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MS, MSc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
Are you finding it hard to be the parent or partner you want to be? You may not know who you are anymore or recognize the person you've become. I work with parents as they navigate mental health concerns in themselves or their children. I also support folks with intimate relationships. As a therapist, I strive to create a nurturing space where we can unpack your thoughts and feelings, look for patterns that may be keeping you stuck, and examine how challenging experiences, past and present, may be impacting how you show up in your challenges now. I want you to feel relief and to feel more connected to yourself and your loved ones.
Are you finding it hard to be the parent or partner you want to be? You may not know who you are anymore or recognize the person you've become. I work with parents as they navigate mental health concerns in themselves or their children. I also support folks with intimate relationships. As a therapist, I strive to create a nurturing space where we can unpack your thoughts and feelings, look for patterns that may be keeping you stuck, and examine how challenging experiences, past and present, may be impacting how you show up in your challenges now. I want you to feel relief and to feel more connected to yourself and your loved ones.
(226) 779-5924 View (226) 779-5924
Photo of Heather Watson, Registered Social Worker in Ayr, ON
Heather Watson
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
Sometimes emotions can be more then we can handle. They can take over our lives, and our relationships and make it hard to make choices that line up with the person we are. If you are struggling to set boundaries or thinking about ending relationships, or maybe your emotions are so intense that you are struggling with self-harm or thinking about suicide, there is lots we can work on together to help make change.
Sometimes emotions can be more then we can handle. They can take over our lives, and our relationships and make it hard to make choices that line up with the person we are. If you are struggling to set boundaries or thinking about ending relationships, or maybe your emotions are so intense that you are struggling with self-harm or thinking about suicide, there is lots we can work on together to help make change.
(226) 796-7310 View (226) 796-7310
Photo of Ashley Legate, Psychologist in Ayr, ON
Ashley Legate
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
(226) 212-4954 View (226) 212-4954
Photo of Hayley Bowers, Psychologist in Ayr, ON
Hayley Bowers
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ayr, ON N0B
(226) 756-2186 View (226) 756-2186

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Photo of Ashley Talbot (Stress And Self Esteem Therapy) (Career Counselling), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ayr, ON
Ashley Talbot (Stress And Self Esteem Therapy) (Career Counselling)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCDP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with self-esteem? Is stress following you around wherever you go? As adults, we take on so much, and if your mental health and mindset fall behind, the journey gets tough. Sometimes, stress, anxiety, and career woes get hard to shake off. We all need support during those challenging stretches of the journey. You find that you function fine, but all the little stressors of daily life are building up. You want insight into why this is happening and how to solve it. Let’s work together, talk it through, and sort it all out so you can reclaim power over your journey. Stop surviving and start thriving!
Are you struggling with self-esteem? Is stress following you around wherever you go? As adults, we take on so much, and if your mental health and mindset fall behind, the journey gets tough. Sometimes, stress, anxiety, and career woes get hard to shake off. We all need support during those challenging stretches of the journey. You find that you function fine, but all the little stressors of daily life are building up. You want insight into why this is happening and how to solve it. Let’s work together, talk it through, and sort it all out so you can reclaim power over your journey. Stop surviving and start thriving!
(289) 216-8418 View (289) 216-8418
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WindHorse Psychology
MA, CPsych, Assoc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erin, ON N0B
At WindHorse Psychology, our experienced clinicians provide caring and confidential psychological assessment & treatment services for children, teens, & adults. We help with a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief/loss, trauma, illness, stress, parenting, workplace injury (WSIB), and informed care for First Responders. Treatment approaches include CBT, CPT, DBT, EMDR, & other modalities. Clinicians available also include Reg. Psychotherapists, MSW, RN, & a Wellness Coach (personalised nutrition/fitness plans). Psychoeducational Assessments are currently available.
At WindHorse Psychology, our experienced clinicians provide caring and confidential psychological assessment & treatment services for children, teens, & adults. We help with a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief/loss, trauma, illness, stress, parenting, workplace injury (WSIB), and informed care for First Responders. Treatment approaches include CBT, CPT, DBT, EMDR, & other modalities. Clinicians available also include Reg. Psychotherapists, MSW, RN, & a Wellness Coach (personalised nutrition/fitness plans). Psychoeducational Assessments are currently available.
(289) 274-8287 View (289) 274-8287

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ayr, ON

10+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Ayr, ON who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
83% Depression
83% Coping Skills
83% Self Esteem
83% Stress
72% Relationship Issues
72% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Great-West Life
100% Humana

How Counsellors in Ayr, ON see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ayr?

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.