Therapists in Belleville, ON

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The Relationship Centre
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Belleville, ON K8P
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. Don't let this continue to be your story. Working with the right therapist can help. Let us help you!
Do you struggle with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. Don't let this continue to be your story. Working with the right therapist can help. Let us help you!
(613) 707-3407 View (613) 707-3407
Photo of Fabiola Garcia - Flores Counselling Services, Registered Social Worker in Belleville, ON
Fabiola Garcia - Flores Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8P  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
The journey to parenthood is an exciting and life changing experience. It can also be a stressful and uncertain time that might leave you feeling isolated, vulnerable, and overwhelmed. If you are a perinatal client struggling to cope, experiencing low mood, distressing thoughts, perinatal anxiety/depression, grief and loss, or feelings of isolation, therapy can help. I work with individuals and their partners to help them understand and process these experiences, gain new perspectives and parent in a way that feels genuine. I have 12 years experience supporting children, youth and families with mental health and parenting concerns.
The journey to parenthood is an exciting and life changing experience. It can also be a stressful and uncertain time that might leave you feeling isolated, vulnerable, and overwhelmed. If you are a perinatal client struggling to cope, experiencing low mood, distressing thoughts, perinatal anxiety/depression, grief and loss, or feelings of isolation, therapy can help. I work with individuals and their partners to help them understand and process these experiences, gain new perspectives and parent in a way that feels genuine. I have 12 years experience supporting children, youth and families with mental health and parenting concerns.
(613) 519-2877 View (613) 519-2877
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Charles Tapp Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8N
You may be considering reaching out for help after trying to deal with things on your own, but this can be very difficult. My approach is person-centered in dealing with issues as I walk alongside you in your journey to recovery. Every person’s journey is unique, and therefore therapy for your recovery and goals is tailored to reflect your needs and desired outcomes. In my experience, an array of treatment modalities and therapeutic approaches can be effective, including using harm reduction strategies, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, stages of change, cognitive behavioural therapy, and coping skills development.
You may be considering reaching out for help after trying to deal with things on your own, but this can be very difficult. My approach is person-centered in dealing with issues as I walk alongside you in your journey to recovery. Every person’s journey is unique, and therefore therapy for your recovery and goals is tailored to reflect your needs and desired outcomes. In my experience, an array of treatment modalities and therapeutic approaches can be effective, including using harm reduction strategies, motivational interviewing, relapse prevention, stages of change, cognitive behavioural therapy, and coping skills development.
(613) 706-4260 View (613) 706-4260
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Michaella James
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8N  (Online Only)
Struggling with your mood, worries, or relationships can leave you feeling overwhelmed and isolated, sometimes even confused about why you’re feeling unhappy or unfulfilled. Therapy is a great tool to learn about yourself, work towards change, and navigate the ebbs and flows of life. I strive to provide a safe and compassionate environment, one where you feel comfortable exploring the aspects of your life that will help you achieve self-compassion, understanding and healing.
Struggling with your mood, worries, or relationships can leave you feeling overwhelmed and isolated, sometimes even confused about why you’re feeling unhappy or unfulfilled. Therapy is a great tool to learn about yourself, work towards change, and navigate the ebbs and flows of life. I strive to provide a safe and compassionate environment, one where you feel comfortable exploring the aspects of your life that will help you achieve self-compassion, understanding and healing.
(343) 341-6887 View (343) 341-6887
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Bunmi Ehigiator
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8N  (Online Only)
Welcome to your mental wellness journey. Taking the courageous step towards change is never easy, yet here you are, and I commend you for that. Embracing a compassion-focused approach, my goal is to help alleviate your burdens, soothe your hurts, and lessen your struggles through purposeful conversations. I have extensive experience supporting individuals dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, anger, stress, and relationship challenges.
Welcome to your mental wellness journey. Taking the courageous step towards change is never easy, yet here you are, and I commend you for that. Embracing a compassion-focused approach, my goal is to help alleviate your burdens, soothe your hurts, and lessen your struggles through purposeful conversations. I have extensive experience supporting individuals dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief/loss, anger, stress, and relationship challenges.
(343) 644-4069 View (343) 644-4069
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Deanna MacDonald
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA Arts, MLIS, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8P  (Online Only)
Welcoming clients from all over Ontario and Newfoundland. Appointments start as early as 7am ET. Life can sometimes present struggles that we can't overcome alone. Build confidence, self-understanding, and new habits in sessions where we dive deep into behaviours, core beliefs, and the negative thought patterns that might be holding you back. I specialise in the treatment of early life trauma such as abandonment, neglect, bullying, and abuse.
Welcoming clients from all over Ontario and Newfoundland. Appointments start as early as 7am ET. Life can sometimes present struggles that we can't overcome alone. Build confidence, self-understanding, and new habits in sessions where we dive deep into behaviours, core beliefs, and the negative thought patterns that might be holding you back. I specialise in the treatment of early life trauma such as abandonment, neglect, bullying, and abuse.
(343) 429-5345 View (343) 429-5345
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LK Psychotherapy & Clinical Services
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8N
Are you noticing some ongoing challenges in your relationships to others and yourself? Do you ever feel a void, an emptiness or even a cloud following you wherever you go and you can't seem to fully get why? That can be an extremely difficult and painful experience, especially as you are trying to navigate through the world. Unfortunately, most of us don't set enough time aside to tune into ourselves, heal some of our wounds and navigate through our complex layers. This avoidance can lead to some long-term affects in our intimate relationships, at work, with our kids, and more.
Are you noticing some ongoing challenges in your relationships to others and yourself? Do you ever feel a void, an emptiness or even a cloud following you wherever you go and you can't seem to fully get why? That can be an extremely difficult and painful experience, especially as you are trying to navigate through the world. Unfortunately, most of us don't set enough time aside to tune into ourselves, heal some of our wounds and navigate through our complex layers. This avoidance can lead to some long-term affects in our intimate relationships, at work, with our kids, and more.
(289) 216-5064 View (289) 216-5064
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Joannie Dubé
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8N
Every new bit of understanding about yourself and your experience can nurture healing and help you step out of patterns you know way too well and want to change. Working from a place of compassion and teaching you to offer yourself the same, we can break down the barriers between you and the version of yourself you want to become. I will welcome your story without judgment while we address your issues or concerns relating to relationships, self-esteem, stress, burnout, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, death and dying, or chronic pain. I will also act as a sounding board while you explore your meaning in life.
Every new bit of understanding about yourself and your experience can nurture healing and help you step out of patterns you know way too well and want to change. Working from a place of compassion and teaching you to offer yourself the same, we can break down the barriers between you and the version of yourself you want to become. I will welcome your story without judgment while we address your issues or concerns relating to relationships, self-esteem, stress, burnout, depression, anxiety, grief and loss, life transitions, death and dying, or chronic pain. I will also act as a sounding board while you explore your meaning in life.
(613) 966-0222 View (613) 966-0222
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Breanna Shanque
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8N
Reaching out is a challenge - you've made it to this point, which is a big step! I tailor sessions to each individual's needs/goals - no one fits into a box - my job is to provide you with the resources and coping skills you are looking for and provide a safe and comfortable environment to do so. Being vulnerable is difficult, but it does get easier!
Reaching out is a challenge - you've made it to this point, which is a big step! I tailor sessions to each individual's needs/goals - no one fits into a box - my job is to provide you with the resources and coping skills you are looking for and provide a safe and comfortable environment to do so. Being vulnerable is difficult, but it does get easier!
(343) 338-4002 View (343) 338-4002
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Kali May
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8N  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Reach out today to ask any questions you may have or to address your reservations about starting therapy. I have provided psychotherapeutic services for clients, of a wide variety of ages, experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, identity issues, relationship conflicts, communication difficulties, as well as educational and job-related challenges. I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Carleton University and a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa.
Reach out today to ask any questions you may have or to address your reservations about starting therapy. I have provided psychotherapeutic services for clients, of a wide variety of ages, experiencing symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, identity issues, relationship conflicts, communication difficulties, as well as educational and job-related challenges. I completed a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Carleton University and a Master of Education in Counselling Psychology from the University of Ottawa.
(343) 700-5805 View (343) 700-5805
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Jennifer Maleus
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8P
Waitlist for new clients
Jennifer is a curious, warm and vibrant person. She is keenly interested in your life experience and how she may profoundly co-create healing with you. Jennifer is a psychodynamic therapist who specializes in nurturing lasting change by guiding self-exploration, examination and expression. Jennifer creates healing conditions based on connection and a focused presence. She becomes delicately attuned to clients and her approach using IFS parts work gently stewards towards observing and embracing the various parts of ourselves. Jennifer's current offerings: individual therapy, groups & psychedelic-assisted therapy retreats in nature
Jennifer is a curious, warm and vibrant person. She is keenly interested in your life experience and how she may profoundly co-create healing with you. Jennifer is a psychodynamic therapist who specializes in nurturing lasting change by guiding self-exploration, examination and expression. Jennifer creates healing conditions based on connection and a focused presence. She becomes delicately attuned to clients and her approach using IFS parts work gently stewards towards observing and embracing the various parts of ourselves. Jennifer's current offerings: individual therapy, groups & psychedelic-assisted therapy retreats in nature
(289) 273-0039 View (289) 273-0039
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Anne Massar
Counsellor, MA, RCC
Verified Verified
Belleville, ON K8N
Counselling helps to gain self-understanding and create a roadmap for how you'd like your life to be. Ready (or almost ready) to tackle unresolved feelings or undiscovered beliefs, my client is willing to "dip their toe in the water" and take a chance. Clients feel supported, emotionally safe and ultimately in charge of their own process. Grounded in Adlerian Psychology, Anne also offers CBT, EMDR, Brief solution-focused therapy, mind-body approaches & use of self. Groups for separation and divorce, pet loss and textile therapies for anxiety & depression assist clients to re-connect with others & themselves.
Counselling helps to gain self-understanding and create a roadmap for how you'd like your life to be. Ready (or almost ready) to tackle unresolved feelings or undiscovered beliefs, my client is willing to "dip their toe in the water" and take a chance. Clients feel supported, emotionally safe and ultimately in charge of their own process. Grounded in Adlerian Psychology, Anne also offers CBT, EMDR, Brief solution-focused therapy, mind-body approaches & use of self. Groups for separation and divorce, pet loss and textile therapies for anxiety & depression assist clients to re-connect with others & themselves.
(778) 770-1729 View (778) 770-1729
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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
Belleville, ON K8N  (Online Only)
If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
(343) 307-0544 View (343) 307-0544
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Ineke Guadagnin
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA Ed, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8N
I’m here for you. I know, life doesn't always work out as we had hoped. As a trauma-sensitive therapist, I provide a safe space to listen to concerns, make sense of feelings, and discover barriers to your progress. My focus is to help you explore, grow, and thrive as you become aware of your inner strength. My style is gentle, authentic, and attentive as I collaborate with you to engage your resiliency and move forward to where you want to be in your life. If you are struggling in a relationship, are grieving a loss, or have tried everything to find stability with anxiety or after a trauma, I encourage you to give me a call.
I’m here for you. I know, life doesn't always work out as we had hoped. As a trauma-sensitive therapist, I provide a safe space to listen to concerns, make sense of feelings, and discover barriers to your progress. My focus is to help you explore, grow, and thrive as you become aware of your inner strength. My style is gentle, authentic, and attentive as I collaborate with you to engage your resiliency and move forward to where you want to be in your life. If you are struggling in a relationship, are grieving a loss, or have tried everything to find stability with anxiety or after a trauma, I encourage you to give me a call.
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Breanna Bunnett
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8P
Not accepting new clients
Do you ever wake up in the morning and stare at yourself in the mirror, feeling like you are just not "enough"? Not good enough at work, school, parenting, your relationship, whatever it may be. You want to crawl back into bed, but you push yourself to keep going, to face the day. The feeling continues to nag at you and you don't know where to turn or what to do. You finally admit to yourself that you need help.
Do you ever wake up in the morning and stare at yourself in the mirror, feeling like you are just not "enough"? Not good enough at work, school, parenting, your relationship, whatever it may be. You want to crawl back into bed, but you push yourself to keep going, to face the day. The feeling continues to nag at you and you don't know where to turn or what to do. You finally admit to yourself that you need help.
(343) 304-5539 View (343) 304-5539
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Evolve Neurofeedback & Psychotherapy Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8N
Sometimes life gets overwhelming, and it becomes difficult to see the forest for the trees. Whether it’s work, relationships or historical issues that are causing you stress, psychotherapy can help make things clearer and help you adjust your perspectives to make sense out of your experiences. Other times there is no "sense" to make, but through therapy we can learn coping strategies to get through difficult times. Our approach to therapy is client-centered, with the focus on guiding clients to identify and reach their goals.
Sometimes life gets overwhelming, and it becomes difficult to see the forest for the trees. Whether it’s work, relationships or historical issues that are causing you stress, psychotherapy can help make things clearer and help you adjust your perspectives to make sense out of your experiences. Other times there is no "sense" to make, but through therapy we can learn coping strategies to get through difficult times. Our approach to therapy is client-centered, with the focus on guiding clients to identify and reach their goals.
(855) 439-7091 View (855) 439-7091
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Samantha Barink
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BASc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8N
I provide therapy for children 6+, teens, and adults through the psychotherapy clinic ReThink Me. Children can experience struggles both emotionally and behaviourally which can affect various aspects of their life and psychological development. I work with children to build trust, teach emotional regulation techniques, and explore anxiety/stress in language they understand. In addition, if you are an individual suffering with anxiety, low-self-esteem, relationship issues, or past/current trauma induced symptoms I would love to help you explore the benefits therapy could provide you.
I provide therapy for children 6+, teens, and adults through the psychotherapy clinic ReThink Me. Children can experience struggles both emotionally and behaviourally which can affect various aspects of their life and psychological development. I work with children to build trust, teach emotional regulation techniques, and explore anxiety/stress in language they understand. In addition, if you are an individual suffering with anxiety, low-self-esteem, relationship issues, or past/current trauma induced symptoms I would love to help you explore the benefits therapy could provide you.
(343) 307-0651 View (343) 307-0651
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Donna Milton, Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, HSC, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8P
Are your finding it difficult to manage your anxiety due to past experiences? Do you find it hard to sleep at night or manage your daily routine? Our lives are full of stress, anxiety, anger and much more. Finding the root cause is important for our well being. I am a trauma-informed, RP in the Belleville, Kingston and Trenton area. I specialize in offering therapy to individuals who are struggling with trauma, domestic abuse, managing emotions, substance abuse, strained and couple relationships. Understanding the younger years offers and understanding of why certain behaviours or personalities affect you or cause emotional upset.
Are your finding it difficult to manage your anxiety due to past experiences? Do you find it hard to sleep at night or manage your daily routine? Our lives are full of stress, anxiety, anger and much more. Finding the root cause is important for our well being. I am a trauma-informed, RP in the Belleville, Kingston and Trenton area. I specialize in offering therapy to individuals who are struggling with trauma, domestic abuse, managing emotions, substance abuse, strained and couple relationships. Understanding the younger years offers and understanding of why certain behaviours or personalities affect you or cause emotional upset.
(343) 500-6264 View (343) 500-6264
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Robichaud Therapeutic Services Group
Registered Psychotherapist, MACAM, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8P
RTS Group, Where Healing Begins. We provide Individual, Couples, and Family therapy. All of our therapists are master level clinicians that are covered by most insurance/ benefit providers.
RTS Group, Where Healing Begins. We provide Individual, Couples, and Family therapy. All of our therapists are master level clinicians that are covered by most insurance/ benefit providers.
(343) 305-5185 View (343) 305-5185
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Shannon Crosbie-Sear
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Belleville, ON K8N
Welcome to the first steps towards creating the life you want for yourself. I am here to walk with you on your journey with psychotherapy and explore all of the possibilities that change and growth can bring to your life.
Welcome to the first steps towards creating the life you want for yourself. I am here to walk with you on your journey with psychotherapy and explore all of the possibilities that change and growth can bring to your life.
(343) 503-0850 View (343) 503-0850

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Belleville, ON

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Belleville, ON who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
81% Stress
79% Depression
74% Self Esteem
73% Trauma and PTSD
72% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Medavie Blue Cross
54% Blue Cross
43% Other

How Counsellors in Belleville, ON see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Belleville?

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.