Therapists in Burks Falls, ON

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Rachel Kotack
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Burks Falls, ON P0A
Accepting new clients. Do you struggle with challenging relationships that affect how you handle day-to-day life? Do you feel frustrated or exhausted repeating the same patterns over and over again? Are you tired of negative self talk sabotaging your efforts to change? Do you wonder if your connections to your loved ones could be stronger? Now more than ever, women are feeling overwhelmed and 'stuck' trying to create more positive relationships with their loved ones while also taking care of their own needs and desires. I strongly believe that we all have the ability to change the way we connect with others and with ourselves.
Accepting new clients. Do you struggle with challenging relationships that affect how you handle day-to-day life? Do you feel frustrated or exhausted repeating the same patterns over and over again? Are you tired of negative self talk sabotaging your efforts to change? Do you wonder if your connections to your loved ones could be stronger? Now more than ever, women are feeling overwhelmed and 'stuck' trying to create more positive relationships with their loved ones while also taking care of their own needs and desires. I strongly believe that we all have the ability to change the way we connect with others and with ourselves.
(249) 487-0423 View (249) 487-0423
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Dana @ Dana Dragusica Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burks Falls, ON P0A  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, relational challenges, or emotional regulation that affects your day-to-day functioning? Do you feel burnt out, overwhelmed, or stuck in the same cyclical patterns? Have you ever wondered why you are the way that you are and why certain things affect you the way that they do? At times, there are significant barriers that can feel tricky to navigate in journey to healing. Let's work together to identify those challenges so that you can start to feel better.
Accepting new clients. Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, obsessive thoughts, relational challenges, or emotional regulation that affects your day-to-day functioning? Do you feel burnt out, overwhelmed, or stuck in the same cyclical patterns? Have you ever wondered why you are the way that you are and why certain things affect you the way that they do? At times, there are significant barriers that can feel tricky to navigate in journey to healing. Let's work together to identify those challenges so that you can start to feel better.
(249) 488-2419 View (249) 488-2419
Photo of Courtney Evans, Registered Social Worker in Burks Falls, ON
Courtney Evans
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burks Falls, ON P0A
Hi there. I'm Courtney and I'm a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist. I specialize in anxiety, panic, health anxiety, as well as burnout and body image. My approach is curious and conversational, with a priority in you feeling safe. I'm trained in a number of different treatment modalities including DBT, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and CBT and use them to inform my work.
Hi there. I'm Courtney and I'm a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist. I specialize in anxiety, panic, health anxiety, as well as burnout and body image. My approach is curious and conversational, with a priority in you feeling safe. I'm trained in a number of different treatment modalities including DBT, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and CBT and use them to inform my work.
(249) 703-5226 View (249) 703-5226
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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, MSW
Verified Verified
Burks Falls, ON P0A  (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.
(249) 487-0858 View (249) 487-0858
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Jonathon Collins
Registered Psychotherapist, DAC, BA, RP, OAMHP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Burks Falls, ON P0A
Hello, I am currently accepting new in-person and online clients. Working together, we can improve your coping skills, set healthy boundaries, and better regulate your emotions. Together we can develop ways to get the life you want by broadening insights to overcome challenges and plan what steps are needed to achieve your goals. For those with ADHD, I share additional guidance on proven behavioural approaches that will help you develop effective ways of working, learning and relating to others.
Hello, I am currently accepting new in-person and online clients. Working together, we can improve your coping skills, set healthy boundaries, and better regulate your emotions. Together we can develop ways to get the life you want by broadening insights to overcome challenges and plan what steps are needed to achieve your goals. For those with ADHD, I share additional guidance on proven behavioural approaches that will help you develop effective ways of working, learning and relating to others.
(249) 503-4475 View (249) 503-4475

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Jennifer Miller
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Novar, ON P0A
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered psychotherapist and registered social worker. I have worked in the field of social work for over ten years. I have extensive experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship and attachment issues, etc. In addition to a master’s degree in counselling psychology, I also hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in both psychology and social work (specializing in Indigenous studies).
I am a registered psychotherapist and registered social worker. I have worked in the field of social work for over ten years. I have extensive experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship and attachment issues, etc. In addition to a master’s degree in counselling psychology, I also hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in both psychology and social work (specializing in Indigenous studies).
(249) 202-2080 View (249) 202-2080
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Roaming Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sundridge, ON P0A
Has life knocked you down? Life is rarely smooth sailing and sometimes, all you can do is row. There are some events that can shake us to our core. It's only human to feel discouraged and overwhelmed during those difficult times. Whether you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, going through a major life change, struggling with grief or seeking to process and heal from trauma, I am here to provide a safe space for rowing and will offer practical tools starting at our first session. Mes services sont aussi offerts en français.
Has life knocked you down? Life is rarely smooth sailing and sometimes, all you can do is row. There are some events that can shake us to our core. It's only human to feel discouraged and overwhelmed during those difficult times. Whether you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, going through a major life change, struggling with grief or seeking to process and heal from trauma, I am here to provide a safe space for rowing and will offer practical tools starting at our first session. Mes services sont aussi offerts en français.
(249) 802-8475 View (249) 802-8475
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Brenda Tichler
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MCCP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dwight, ON P0A
Being human means experiencing a wide range of emotions which are often overwhelming and hard to manage. Society's rigid expectations can leave anyone feeling isolated and ashamed when their emotional responses don't fit the box. Emotional turmoil can severely impact relationships and self-perception, particularly after trauma, leading to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, or unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as addictions, self-harm, suicide, or disordered eating. I am here to reassure you that you're not alone in these struggles and to accompany you on your path to reclaiming control and fostering a positive self-view.
Being human means experiencing a wide range of emotions which are often overwhelming and hard to manage. Society's rigid expectations can leave anyone feeling isolated and ashamed when their emotional responses don't fit the box. Emotional turmoil can severely impact relationships and self-perception, particularly after trauma, leading to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, or unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as addictions, self-harm, suicide, or disordered eating. I am here to reassure you that you're not alone in these struggles and to accompany you on your path to reclaiming control and fostering a positive self-view.
(249) 523-3038 View (249) 523-3038
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Sheryl Roy-Thomson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BFA, MACP
Verified Verified
South River, ON P0A
Finding balance amongst the pitfalls that life can throw at us can be challenging. Emotions, anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can quickly, and for some chronically, become overwhelming. Trauma, like your life experiences, is subjective and unique; as is the way one reacts to a stressful event. Some will struggle despite higher functioning, while others are challenged with basic daily tasks. You may find yourself desiring a sense of calm, clarity, and a more authentic fulfilling life. Having experience with some of life's challenges myself, I can provide you with understanding, expertise, and a genuine empathetic connection.
Finding balance amongst the pitfalls that life can throw at us can be challenging. Emotions, anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can quickly, and for some chronically, become overwhelming. Trauma, like your life experiences, is subjective and unique; as is the way one reacts to a stressful event. Some will struggle despite higher functioning, while others are challenged with basic daily tasks. You may find yourself desiring a sense of calm, clarity, and a more authentic fulfilling life. Having experience with some of life's challenges myself, I can provide you with understanding, expertise, and a genuine empathetic connection.
(249) 802-7445 View (249) 802-7445
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Binczak Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CSAT, CCAC, CCS-AC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sundridge, ON P0A  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a supportive outlet to address childhood issues, navigate traumatic events, manage anger spells, and alleviate feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, I invite you to explore healthier alternatives than the temporary relief found in alcohol, shopping sprees, or excessive consumption of adult content. If you've found yourself preoccupied with non-medical drug use or starting your day with a sweet treat to trigger a rush of dopamine, it may be time to examine these patterns. Discover how to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and explore the connection between your behaviours and past experiences.
Are you seeking a supportive outlet to address childhood issues, navigate traumatic events, manage anger spells, and alleviate feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, I invite you to explore healthier alternatives than the temporary relief found in alcohol, shopping sprees, or excessive consumption of adult content. If you've found yourself preoccupied with non-medical drug use or starting your day with a sweet treat to trigger a rush of dopamine, it may be time to examine these patterns. Discover how to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and explore the connection between your behaviours and past experiences.
(782) 821-5577 View (782) 821-5577

Online Therapists

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Candy Potter
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Orillia, ON L3V
Supporting women through life's bumpy changes. Hi, I’m Candy – I’ve spent 53 years navigating, exploring, and experiencing life, I have a degree in Women’s Studies, and I have extensive experience in psychotherapy spanning a 25-year career – I bring all this to the table to help you to navigate the bumps, challenges, and surprises that women experience during the big life changes. Middle age, perimenopause, menopause, and teen age are times of massive changes externally and internally for women.
Supporting women through life's bumpy changes. Hi, I’m Candy – I’ve spent 53 years navigating, exploring, and experiencing life, I have a degree in Women’s Studies, and I have extensive experience in psychotherapy spanning a 25-year career – I bring all this to the table to help you to navigate the bumps, challenges, and surprises that women experience during the big life changes. Middle age, perimenopause, menopause, and teen age are times of massive changes externally and internally for women.
(705) 996-1202 View (705) 996-1202
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Evi Donevan
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MDiv, BScN, MFT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, a challenging relationship or loss of a sense of self that affects your day-to-day life, relationships and ability to function? Do you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted or lost. Is it difficult to just get through the day, answer emails, texts or calls or struggle with the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you wonder if you can ever be happy? Now more than ever people are struggling with feeling overwhelmed and wanting to move beyond past traumas that have affected them and their relationships for years. We believe that there is hope.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, a challenging relationship or loss of a sense of self that affects your day-to-day life, relationships and ability to function? Do you feel overwhelmed, frustrated, exhausted or lost. Is it difficult to just get through the day, answer emails, texts or calls or struggle with the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you wonder if you can ever be happy? Now more than ever people are struggling with feeling overwhelmed and wanting to move beyond past traumas that have affected them and their relationships for years. We believe that there is hope.
(249) 487-1978 View (249) 487-1978
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Katherine Palframan
Registered Social Worker, HBSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1A
NOW available spots on Friday afternoons! If you are someone struggling to cope with life’s challenges, are a parent needing support, a professional feeling overwhelmed, a couple wanting to make things work or are someone grieving a loss, know that you are not alone. Life can be overwhelming and I strongly believe the only way out of hardship is through. I have over nine years of experience working in mental health and my practice is open to anyone facing hardships, life transitions, or simply seeking a deeper awareness of self. Whatever it is you are going through, we can face it together.
NOW available spots on Friday afternoons! If you are someone struggling to cope with life’s challenges, are a parent needing support, a professional feeling overwhelmed, a couple wanting to make things work or are someone grieving a loss, know that you are not alone. Life can be overwhelming and I strongly believe the only way out of hardship is through. I have over nine years of experience working in mental health and my practice is open to anyone facing hardships, life transitions, or simply seeking a deeper awareness of self. Whatever it is you are going through, we can face it together.
(249) 494-0879 View (249) 494-0879
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Karen Jay-Moore
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, BEd, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
Are you struggling with relationships, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, illness or facing pressures at work, home or school? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to do list? Are you feeling disconnected from others or overwhelmed? Pushing your needs aside can lead to health issues. I encourage you to share your story, release old patterns, and regain your sense of hope. A basic need is to feel seen, heard and validated. My work experience in education, hospice, grief work, non profits & as a holistic practitioner offers a unique and integrated approach in an inclusive setting. I work with all ages, couples & families.
Are you struggling with relationships, anxiety, depression, grief, trauma, illness or facing pressures at work, home or school? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to do list? Are you feeling disconnected from others or overwhelmed? Pushing your needs aside can lead to health issues. I encourage you to share your story, release old patterns, and regain your sense of hope. A basic need is to feel seen, heard and validated. My work experience in education, hospice, grief work, non profits & as a holistic practitioner offers a unique and integrated approach in an inclusive setting. I work with all ages, couples & families.
(249) 490-4477 View (249) 490-4477
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Anita Federici
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych, FAED
Verified Verified
Midland, ON L4R
Dr. Anita Federici is a Clinical Psychologist and the Owner of The Centre for Psychology and Emotion Regulation. She serves an Adjunct Faculty position at York University and is a distinguished Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). Anita offers team training, implementation support, and program development with a special focus on eating disorders and DBT. While her availability to take on new clients is limited, she oversees a multidisciplinary team who provide MED-DBT, standard DBT, and trauma treatments.
Dr. Anita Federici is a Clinical Psychologist and the Owner of The Centre for Psychology and Emotion Regulation. She serves an Adjunct Faculty position at York University and is a distinguished Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). Anita offers team training, implementation support, and program development with a special focus on eating disorders and DBT. While her availability to take on new clients is limited, she oversees a multidisciplinary team who provide MED-DBT, standard DBT, and trauma treatments.
(249) 496-1966 View (249) 496-1966
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Shailie Dubois
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
Orillia, ON L3V
NO WAIT list, weekend & in-person appts- Anxiety/Depression/Stress, Self-Esteem, Relationships- You feel isolated and trapped by your own thoughts and feelings. Right now, reaching out to close friends or loved ones for the support you need may feel impossible. You realize that you can’t get to where you want to be in life alone and have courageously decided to look for a therapist that can help you get to where you want to be. I am honoured that your journey has brought you HERE! Starting therapy can be daunting, but rest assured, you are leading every step of the way.
NO WAIT list, weekend & in-person appts- Anxiety/Depression/Stress, Self-Esteem, Relationships- You feel isolated and trapped by your own thoughts and feelings. Right now, reaching out to close friends or loved ones for the support you need may feel impossible. You realize that you can’t get to where you want to be in life alone and have courageously decided to look for a therapist that can help you get to where you want to be. I am honoured that your journey has brought you HERE! Starting therapy can be daunting, but rest assured, you are leading every step of the way.
(249) 523-3202 View (249) 523-3202
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Kathleen Aikins
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
Currently accepting new clients for the Pay-What-You-Can student therapist clinic, in-person in Orillia, ON, and online to residents of Ontario. When you're struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, relational issues, or difficult thoughts, I understand that these can feel overwhelming and affect your day-to-day life. Together, we can take a collaborative approach to therapy that will help you discover the root causes of what has brought you here and what changes we can make together to give you back a sense of direction with meaningful and lasting change!
Currently accepting new clients for the Pay-What-You-Can student therapist clinic, in-person in Orillia, ON, and online to residents of Ontario. When you're struggling with feelings of depression, anxiety, relational issues, or difficult thoughts, I understand that these can feel overwhelming and affect your day-to-day life. Together, we can take a collaborative approach to therapy that will help you discover the root causes of what has brought you here and what changes we can make together to give you back a sense of direction with meaningful and lasting change!
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Dwayne Robert Rennick
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Petawawa, ON K8H
Those seeking counselling do so at difficult and vulnerable times in their lives. With life issues ranging from relationship conflict, grief and loss and stressful life transition, to issues of lingering depression and anxiety; many issues can hold you back from moving forward in your personal life.
Those seeking counselling do so at difficult and vulnerable times in their lives. With life issues ranging from relationship conflict, grief and loss and stressful life transition, to issues of lingering depression and anxiety; many issues can hold you back from moving forward in your personal life.
(343) 339-9279 View (343) 339-9279
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Patricia Burns
Verified Verified
Bracebridge, ON P1L
Personal relationships, anxiety/fear/depression and trauma are my main areas of interest. Each of these can negatively influence and impede us from making positive changes in our lives. It is my belief that our well being is founded, first and foremost, on empathetic, supportive, relationships. Therefore, our work together, whether one to one or with your partner or another family member, will in part, entail an exploration of patterns of behaviour, coping mechanisms and major life events that help answer the questions 'how did I get here?' and 'why do I feel so bad?'
Personal relationships, anxiety/fear/depression and trauma are my main areas of interest. Each of these can negatively influence and impede us from making positive changes in our lives. It is my belief that our well being is founded, first and foremost, on empathetic, supportive, relationships. Therefore, our work together, whether one to one or with your partner or another family member, will in part, entail an exploration of patterns of behaviour, coping mechanisms and major life events that help answer the questions 'how did I get here?' and 'why do I feel so bad?'
(855) 452-6502 View (855) 452-6502
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Jordan Whitton
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
Orillia, ON L3V
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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Number of Counsellors in Burks Falls, ON

< 10

Counsellors in Burks Falls, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
80% Self Esteem
60% Parenting
60% Trauma and PTSD
60% Substance Use
60% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Counsellors in Burks Falls, ON see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Burks Falls?

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.