Therapists in Barrie, ON

Photo of Vanessa Angi, Registered Social Worker in Barrie, ON
Vanessa Angi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, TITC-CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M
Now accepting new clients for evenings and Saturdays (In-Person and Virtual). As a Registered Social worker and Clinical Traumatologist on the Michelle Harris & Associates team, I specialize in working individually with children (7+), teens, young adults and families. I also offer parent coaching and consultation for children aged 7+ to provide support around managing a mental health or medical issue/diagnosis where parents can play an active role in treatment. You will be welcomed into a non-judgemental, empathic environment that can help build on the skills and strengths you already have and improve your overall quality of life.
Now accepting new clients for evenings and Saturdays (In-Person and Virtual). As a Registered Social worker and Clinical Traumatologist on the Michelle Harris & Associates team, I specialize in working individually with children (7+), teens, young adults and families. I also offer parent coaching and consultation for children aged 7+ to provide support around managing a mental health or medical issue/diagnosis where parents can play an active role in treatment. You will be welcomed into a non-judgemental, empathic environment that can help build on the skills and strengths you already have and improve your overall quality of life.
(249) 201-6249 View (249) 201-6249
Photo of Royce Tucker, Registered Psychotherapist in Barrie, ON
Royce Tucker
Registered Psychotherapist, BA Psyc, MC Psyc, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4N
Going to therapy, particularly for the first time, can be difficult. You may want someone who can give you direction or tools, who you can also connect with and feel supported by. At my practice, I strive to provide a good therapeutic relationship with someone who is warm, caring, competent and knowledgeable.
Going to therapy, particularly for the first time, can be difficult. You may want someone who can give you direction or tools, who you can also connect with and feel supported by. At my practice, I strive to provide a good therapeutic relationship with someone who is warm, caring, competent and knowledgeable.
(705) 770-8916 View (705) 770-8916
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Tammy Frazer
MA, BCBA
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
As the Clinical Director at On Solid Ground Inc in Barrie, we specialize in working with families with children with Autism or behavioural challenges; parents who want to learn alternate ways of engaging with their child to produce improved interactions, communication, social and life skills.
As the Clinical Director at On Solid Ground Inc in Barrie, we specialize in working with families with children with Autism or behavioural challenges; parents who want to learn alternate ways of engaging with their child to produce improved interactions, communication, social and life skills.
(249) 201-9230 View (249) 201-9230
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Meghan Bradley
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4N
Is your child finding it tough to manage their emotions and regulate themselves? Are you feeling a bit lost, unsure how best to support them? Not sure how to navigate their feelings of being bullied, conflicts with peers or loneliness? Perhaps you've recently gone through a separation or other life changes and you're worried about how your child is coping with it all? Understanding and managing emotions can be really tricky for kids, and it can leave them feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and alone. I'm here with genuine care and understanding, ready to offer a safe and non-judgemental space to navigate and explore these challenges.
Is your child finding it tough to manage their emotions and regulate themselves? Are you feeling a bit lost, unsure how best to support them? Not sure how to navigate their feelings of being bullied, conflicts with peers or loneliness? Perhaps you've recently gone through a separation or other life changes and you're worried about how your child is coping with it all? Understanding and managing emotions can be really tricky for kids, and it can leave them feeling frustrated, overwhelmed and alone. I'm here with genuine care and understanding, ready to offer a safe and non-judgemental space to navigate and explore these challenges.
(249) 504-2814 View (249) 504-2814
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Victoria Gray
Registered Social Worker, RSW, HBSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4N  (Online Only)
Hello, & welcome! Recognizing & reaching out for support is not easy; it has taken a great level of courage, & I am so glad you have landed here. I have a passion for understanding our brain-body communication, & exploring the connection between our thoughts, feelings, & behaviors. I offer a safe, welcoming, & non-judgmental space for healing and connection. My goal for my clients is to offer therapeutic space where you feel heard, valued, & understood, so that you can relieve your stress, attune to yourself emotionally, choose growth, & practice self-compassion.
Hello, & welcome! Recognizing & reaching out for support is not easy; it has taken a great level of courage, & I am so glad you have landed here. I have a passion for understanding our brain-body communication, & exploring the connection between our thoughts, feelings, & behaviors. I offer a safe, welcoming, & non-judgmental space for healing and connection. My goal for my clients is to offer therapeutic space where you feel heard, valued, & understood, so that you can relieve your stress, attune to yourself emotionally, choose growth, & practice self-compassion.
(249) 488-2486 View (249) 488-2486
Photo of Francois Jaume, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Barrie, ON
Francois Jaume
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4N
Life often presents numerous challenges and difficulties that can feel overwhelming. Let's work together to bring a new light and perspective to your situation. Together, we'll explore your strengths, unpack obstacles, and pave a path toward healing and resilience. My core believe is that given the right environment, anyone can grow and blossom. During every session, I focus on personalizing and addresing your unique needs and personality. You make the decisions that would best fit your life, while I serve as a supportive guide, valuing your opinions, values, and personal viewpoints throughout our journey.
Life often presents numerous challenges and difficulties that can feel overwhelming. Let's work together to bring a new light and perspective to your situation. Together, we'll explore your strengths, unpack obstacles, and pave a path toward healing and resilience. My core believe is that given the right environment, anyone can grow and blossom. During every session, I focus on personalizing and addresing your unique needs and personality. You make the decisions that would best fit your life, while I serve as a supportive guide, valuing your opinions, values, and personal viewpoints throughout our journey.
(289) 768-8502 View (289) 768-8502
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Petrina Rocca
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M
A Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who is currently completing a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, my naturally empathetic and understanding nature is what fuels my passion and devotion to understand a client's perspectives, needs, and experiences. My goal is to help you find acceptance in your thoughts and feelings without being overwhelmed by them, and to bring a sense of connection to your world bringing forth an optimistic, confident, and courageous way to live life the way you want to.
A Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who is currently completing a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology, my naturally empathetic and understanding nature is what fuels my passion and devotion to understand a client's perspectives, needs, and experiences. My goal is to help you find acceptance in your thoughts and feelings without being overwhelmed by them, and to bring a sense of connection to your world bringing forth an optimistic, confident, and courageous way to live life the way you want to.
(249) 802-7484 View (249) 802-7484
Photo of Nichole McKever, Registered Social Worker in Barrie, ON
Nichole McKever
Registered Social Worker, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
Do you feel weighed down by something you have said, done, or experienced? Maybe you are feeling shame, guilt, or embarrassment. My mission is to help you get to the root of your suffering and find a way forward. I hope to help you gain confidence and learn some tools to help you feel better about yourself. I invite your choices, decisions, and goals into the therapy session at all times. I hope to earn your trust and truly listen to your needs so I can offer helpful strategies. I'm formally trained in CBT and EMDR (which is primarily used to address trauma).
Do you feel weighed down by something you have said, done, or experienced? Maybe you are feeling shame, guilt, or embarrassment. My mission is to help you get to the root of your suffering and find a way forward. I hope to help you gain confidence and learn some tools to help you feel better about yourself. I invite your choices, decisions, and goals into the therapy session at all times. I hope to earn your trust and truly listen to your needs so I can offer helpful strategies. I'm formally trained in CBT and EMDR (which is primarily used to address trauma).
(249) 202-2196 View (249) 202-2196
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Natalie Drever
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
Feeling isolated and misunderstood is a common result of the stress and emotional strain of coping; whether the concern is addiction (your own or that of someone close to you), domestic abuse, trauma, caring for a loved one with a chronic condition, depression, anxiety, or other challenges. I take an eclectic client centred, empathic approach to assist clients in the development of effective coping skills, making life style changes, strengthening relationships, and making new connections in their lives. Over the past 20+ years I have had the privilege of witnessing clients cope more effectively and thrive.
Feeling isolated and misunderstood is a common result of the stress and emotional strain of coping; whether the concern is addiction (your own or that of someone close to you), domestic abuse, trauma, caring for a loved one with a chronic condition, depression, anxiety, or other challenges. I take an eclectic client centred, empathic approach to assist clients in the development of effective coping skills, making life style changes, strengthening relationships, and making new connections in their lives. Over the past 20+ years I have had the privilege of witnessing clients cope more effectively and thrive.
(705) 996-0559 View (705) 996-0559
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SOS Transformation Services Inc | Life Coaching
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW, CLC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M  (Online Only)
You desire more from life, but have no idea how to achieve it. You want to grow into a better version of yourself, but the change you desire seems so gigantic, that you sometimes think it’s impossible. Your past, limiting beliefs about yourself, lack of tools, structures, motivation, maps and accountability are keeping you STUCK. You hate it, but have no idea how to get out of this rut of stagnation, and you sometimes feel like giving up. It's likely that you've even tried-several times-to change, but you keep ending up in the same place, only now, you're even more discouraged.
You desire more from life, but have no idea how to achieve it. You want to grow into a better version of yourself, but the change you desire seems so gigantic, that you sometimes think it’s impossible. Your past, limiting beliefs about yourself, lack of tools, structures, motivation, maps and accountability are keeping you STUCK. You hate it, but have no idea how to get out of this rut of stagnation, and you sometimes feel like giving up. It's likely that you've even tried-several times-to change, but you keep ending up in the same place, only now, you're even more discouraged.
(249) 209-6241 View (249) 209-6241
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Shanna Gerber
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4N
Are you dealing with anxiety, low self-esteem, life transition, or relationship challenges? I invite you to a safe, non-judgmental space where you can process emotion, discover self, and acquire tools for better living.
Are you dealing with anxiety, low self-esteem, life transition, or relationship challenges? I invite you to a safe, non-judgmental space where you can process emotion, discover self, and acquire tools for better living.
(249) 504-1088 View (249) 504-1088
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Jordan Whitton
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
NO-WAIT list- Men's Issues, ADHD, Couples, Stress/Anxiety/Depression- You feel stuck, hopeless, and unsure about where to turn but just know that you want to start feeling better. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, ADHD or motivation issues and this is complicating seeking help. Or as a man, you've been feeling bad for quite a while but society tells you to "toughen up" and get through it on your own. Your self-worth has taken a hit and feel lost. Whatever it is you're struggling with, I'd be honoured to help you navigate this tough time and work towards creating a more fulfilling, empowered life.
NO-WAIT list- Men's Issues, ADHD, Couples, Stress/Anxiety/Depression- You feel stuck, hopeless, and unsure about where to turn but just know that you want to start feeling better. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, overwhelm, ADHD or motivation issues and this is complicating seeking help. Or as a man, you've been feeling bad for quite a while but society tells you to "toughen up" and get through it on your own. Your self-worth has taken a hit and feel lost. Whatever it is you're struggling with, I'd be honoured to help you navigate this tough time and work towards creating a more fulfilling, empowered life.
(249) 486-5727 View (249) 486-5727
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Amy Johnson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4M
Upsetting news in the moment can lead to troubled days, and letting those troubles fester can create one heck of a miserable existence that impacts every facet of your life. What we don't learn from or resolve, inevitably circles back to remind us that change needs to happen. Believe me, we have all been there! A doctor or spouse tells you that you need to make a change due to a health scare or a relationship problem and you have no idea where to begin. You start asking the questions - How did I get here? How do I change it? Can I change it? Is it worth making all the effort for the change that you think you need or want?
Upsetting news in the moment can lead to troubled days, and letting those troubles fester can create one heck of a miserable existence that impacts every facet of your life. What we don't learn from or resolve, inevitably circles back to remind us that change needs to happen. Believe me, we have all been there! A doctor or spouse tells you that you need to make a change due to a health scare or a relationship problem and you have no idea where to begin. You start asking the questions - How did I get here? How do I change it? Can I change it? Is it worth making all the effort for the change that you think you need or want?
(249) 523-5316 View (249) 523-5316
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Suzanne E Aikins
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, OACCPP, EMDRIA
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4M
I have recently joined forces with Psychology Matters as Director of EMDR Therapy and Business Operations. This position allows me to continue to focus on the trauma therapy work for which I have a great passion, as well as collaborating with the Psychology Matters team to meet the greater needs of our community. Having worked in this field for 17 years I've gained a deep appreciation for the influence of our early development on our present ability to cope. With this and the framework of EMDR I am witnessing amazing growth in the people that I am working with.
I have recently joined forces with Psychology Matters as Director of EMDR Therapy and Business Operations. This position allows me to continue to focus on the trauma therapy work for which I have a great passion, as well as collaborating with the Psychology Matters team to meet the greater needs of our community. Having worked in this field for 17 years I've gained a deep appreciation for the influence of our early development on our present ability to cope. With this and the framework of EMDR I am witnessing amazing growth in the people that I am working with.
(855) 593-2112 View (855) 593-2112
Photo of Dianne Maing, Psychologist in Barrie, ON
Dianne Maing
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4M
Have you experienced a recent loss, whether it be through a death of a loved one or a job change? Have you witnessed or directly suffered a traumatic event? Perhaps you are feeling overly anxious or sad, and can't concentrate or sleep? Or maybe your child or teenager has become withdrawn, is having difficulty maintaining his or her grades, and is more irritable or angry than typical? If these are among your concerns, it may be timely to seek assistance.
Have you experienced a recent loss, whether it be through a death of a loved one or a job change? Have you witnessed or directly suffered a traumatic event? Perhaps you are feeling overly anxious or sad, and can't concentrate or sleep? Or maybe your child or teenager has become withdrawn, is having difficulty maintaining his or her grades, and is more irritable or angry than typical? If these are among your concerns, it may be timely to seek assistance.
(249) 503-3598 View (249) 503-3598
Photo of Nanette Basic, Registered Psychotherapist in Barrie, ON
Nanette Basic
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M
At the heart of my therapeutic philosophy is the fundamental belief in the powerful impact of therapy to help people heal and grow. I believe that every person deserves to be heard and each unique story and challenges are met with compassion, deep listening, and warmth to allow you to better access this potential in a safe environment. I am a lifelong learner and use an experiential and integrative approach including acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, self-compassion, CBT, and person-centred therapy.
At the heart of my therapeutic philosophy is the fundamental belief in the powerful impact of therapy to help people heal and grow. I believe that every person deserves to be heard and each unique story and challenges are met with compassion, deep listening, and warmth to allow you to better access this potential in a safe environment. I am a lifelong learner and use an experiential and integrative approach including acceptance and commitment therapy, mindfulness, self-compassion, CBT, and person-centred therapy.
(249) 506-5028 View (249) 506-5028
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Elyse Ayliffe
Registered Social Worker, HBSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4M
Elyse is a Registered Social Worker and Clinical Traumatologist who has completed her Masters in Social Work. She has been providing counselling since 2014, working with families, adolescents and adults alike. Her compassionate and empathetic nature has allowed her to walk with clients experiencing a wide range of ever changing life events such as relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self harm, family/couple conflict, grief and loss, managing emotions, flexible thinking, coping skills, life coaching, and supportive counselling.
Elyse is a Registered Social Worker and Clinical Traumatologist who has completed her Masters in Social Work. She has been providing counselling since 2014, working with families, adolescents and adults alike. Her compassionate and empathetic nature has allowed her to walk with clients experiencing a wide range of ever changing life events such as relationship issues, self-esteem, anxiety, depression, self harm, family/couple conflict, grief and loss, managing emotions, flexible thinking, coping skills, life coaching, and supportive counselling.
(705) 710-4358 View (705) 710-4358
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Paul Turner
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M
For some people, counselling can be a scary thing - sitting across from a stranger, not knowing what to expect, and not entirely sure if they want to share their story. I get it. That was my experience when I first saw a counsellor years ago. But what I quickly learned is that counselling is simply a conversation between two people who are mutually devoted to achieving a common goal. And as a counsellor, it is my desire to give you a safe place to have that conversation, to hear your thoughts and emotions, to understand your story, and then to journey with you toward a place of mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.
For some people, counselling can be a scary thing - sitting across from a stranger, not knowing what to expect, and not entirely sure if they want to share their story. I get it. That was my experience when I first saw a counsellor years ago. But what I quickly learned is that counselling is simply a conversation between two people who are mutually devoted to achieving a common goal. And as a counsellor, it is my desire to give you a safe place to have that conversation, to hear your thoughts and emotions, to understand your story, and then to journey with you toward a place of mental, emotional and spiritual wellness.
(249) 449-2268 View (249) 449-2268
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Raluca Petridis
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, CCC, EMDR
Verified Verified
Barrie, ON L4N
Are you feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Depressed? Do you have low self-esteem or low self confidence? Do you feel as though you've lost yourself? I offer a therapy space where you can be yourself, a place that welcomes you as you are, in all your true colours, with your raw & unedited thoughts & emotions. Whatever you're experiencing, you're not alone. Together, we can navigate your current circumstances and find healthier coping mechanisms to move you towards your goals.
Are you feeling stressed? Overwhelmed? Anxious? Depressed? Do you have low self-esteem or low self confidence? Do you feel as though you've lost yourself? I offer a therapy space where you can be yourself, a place that welcomes you as you are, in all your true colours, with your raw & unedited thoughts & emotions. Whatever you're experiencing, you're not alone. Together, we can navigate your current circumstances and find healthier coping mechanisms to move you towards your goals.
(289) 969-9898 View (289) 969-9898
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Anthony Wright
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4N
Reaching out for support can be one of the most emotion-infused tasks and can seem intimidating or overwhelming; I believe that you are the expert in your life journey and I am here to guide you on your unique recovery path. As a practitioner I hold dual identities within settler-Canadian and Indigenous-Ojibwe roots. I also identify within Two-Spirit & Queer communities. I am here to meet you where you are at and take whichever direction you would like to take within your healing.
Reaching out for support can be one of the most emotion-infused tasks and can seem intimidating or overwhelming; I believe that you are the expert in your life journey and I am here to guide you on your unique recovery path. As a practitioner I hold dual identities within settler-Canadian and Indigenous-Ojibwe roots. I also identify within Two-Spirit & Queer communities. I am here to meet you where you are at and take whichever direction you would like to take within your healing.
(249) 802-8493 View (249) 802-8493

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Barrie, ON

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Barrie, ON who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
84% Self Esteem
83% Stress
81% Coping Skills
78% Relationship Issues
70% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% SunLife
60% Green Shield Canada
55% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Barrie, ON see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Barrie?

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.