Therapists in Burlington, ON

Photo of Sarah Johnston, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Sarah Johnston
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7S
Welcome to Blooming Rose Therapy! We believe in the importance of connection and growth. We nurture a space to feel comforted and safe as we build an understanding towards what is blocking you in fostering change. We support individuals, without judgement, to help them feel at ease while exploring themes of self-esteem, relationship concerns, trauma, familial conflicts, identity, anxiety, depression and grief/loss.
Welcome to Blooming Rose Therapy! We believe in the importance of connection and growth. We nurture a space to feel comforted and safe as we build an understanding towards what is blocking you in fostering change. We support individuals, without judgement, to help them feel at ease while exploring themes of self-esteem, relationship concerns, trauma, familial conflicts, identity, anxiety, depression and grief/loss.
(289) 272-8998 View (289) 272-8998
Photo of Leanne Waugh McLean, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, ON
Leanne Waugh McLean
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BEd, BA Hons
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7R
Life is a journey that is balanced by our own unique experiences and our accompanying emotions. Sometimes life’s circumstances can tip that balance and create challenges that may cause us to feel uncertain or to experience emotions that we are not sure how to process, manage or understand. If you are struggling with feeling anxious, depressed or having difficulty with life transitions, I can help you to work through your feelings and develop skills and ways of thinking that will empower you and help you to regain control of your life - you deserve that!
Life is a journey that is balanced by our own unique experiences and our accompanying emotions. Sometimes life’s circumstances can tip that balance and create challenges that may cause us to feel uncertain or to experience emotions that we are not sure how to process, manage or understand. If you are struggling with feeling anxious, depressed or having difficulty with life transitions, I can help you to work through your feelings and develop skills and ways of thinking that will empower you and help you to regain control of your life - you deserve that!
(226) 401-8646 View (226) 401-8646
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Stefany Rosemberg (H.o.p.e Psychotherapy)
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7N
Major life events can evoke different emotions: excitement, sadness, fear, and uncertainty. They can be overwhelming. I thrive on helping individuals and couples process, understand, and adjust to life events. It can be challenging to say out loud why this place may not feel completely like home or why your children may feel very different from you. I provide deep compassion, understanding, and empathy. I have a special interest in working with immigrant populations. I think all of us can have the opportunity to understand motives and transform patterns that allow us to grow emotionally in a safe space.
Major life events can evoke different emotions: excitement, sadness, fear, and uncertainty. They can be overwhelming. I thrive on helping individuals and couples process, understand, and adjust to life events. It can be challenging to say out loud why this place may not feel completely like home or why your children may feel very different from you. I provide deep compassion, understanding, and empathy. I have a special interest in working with immigrant populations. I think all of us can have the opportunity to understand motives and transform patterns that allow us to grow emotionally in a safe space.
(289) 276-8221 View (289) 276-8221
Photo of Dreena Caffrey Clinical Therapy and Counselling, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, ON
Dreena Caffrey Clinical Therapy and Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA, CYC, CYW , cert
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7N  (Online Only)
My goal is to support clients with finding the direction and solutions they are seeking to the challenges they face. I provide a welcoming space for clients to explore personal uncertainties and learn concrete strategies to accomplish the healing, change, and growth they hope to achieve.My practice is to embrace diversity and a collaborative ,anti-oppressive ,non-judgmental approach . My approach is to work in partnership with clients to restore healthy communication, trust, emotional connection, and intimacy within their lives.
My goal is to support clients with finding the direction and solutions they are seeking to the challenges they face. I provide a welcoming space for clients to explore personal uncertainties and learn concrete strategies to accomplish the healing, change, and growth they hope to achieve.My practice is to embrace diversity and a collaborative ,anti-oppressive ,non-judgmental approach . My approach is to work in partnership with clients to restore healthy communication, trust, emotional connection, and intimacy within their lives.
(416) 844-1984 View (416) 844-1984
Photo of Nancy Bothwell Psychotherapy Services, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, ON
Nancy Bothwell Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, EdD, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7L
February 2023: Unfortunately, I am fully scheduled at this time. I view the courageous people who contact me the utmost respect. My intention is to meet you where you are, considering the whole of your physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual self. Working collaboratively, we will strive to create change and promote well-being. I have connected with many people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship, sexuality, life transition, and spiritual/existential concerns. I enjoy working experientially in the 'here and now' of our encounter while keeping your strengths, skills, and goals in focus.
February 2023: Unfortunately, I am fully scheduled at this time. I view the courageous people who contact me the utmost respect. My intention is to meet you where you are, considering the whole of your physical, emotional, psychological, social, and spiritual self. Working collaboratively, we will strive to create change and promote well-being. I have connected with many people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, relationship, sexuality, life transition, and spiritual/existential concerns. I enjoy working experientially in the 'here and now' of our encounter while keeping your strengths, skills, and goals in focus.
(289) 276-8859 View (289) 276-8859
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Tosha Freitag Certified Nurse Psychotherapist (Q)
RN, MN, CNP (q)
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7P
My passion is working with children, adolescents, and young adults, specifically around anxiety and when it becomes overwhelming, affecting your quality of life. Anxiety can look different for everyone and appear everyday or in certain situations, which makes it difficult to be confident, content, or successful. Anxiety can be generalized or specific, such as fear and phobias, health, academic or sports-related, or social settings. With my help using cognitive behavioral therapy, one can find great relief from anxiety.
My passion is working with children, adolescents, and young adults, specifically around anxiety and when it becomes overwhelming, affecting your quality of life. Anxiety can look different for everyone and appear everyday or in certain situations, which makes it difficult to be confident, content, or successful. Anxiety can be generalized or specific, such as fear and phobias, health, academic or sports-related, or social settings. With my help using cognitive behavioral therapy, one can find great relief from anxiety.
(289) 512-2354 View (289) 512-2354
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Lily Loretta Nell Burt
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7M
Do you struggle with shame and judgment about your past? Do you feel misunderstood or like you want to escape from painful memories, emotions, and feelings? Do you feel stuck as though you are unable to move forward in life? Today, many people experience shame, guilt, and feel overwhelmed from their past experiences of relationships stemming from their childhood. Ignoring or dismissing your feelings about painful memories can lead to long-term chronic stress and trauma.
Do you struggle with shame and judgment about your past? Do you feel misunderstood or like you want to escape from painful memories, emotions, and feelings? Do you feel stuck as though you are unable to move forward in life? Today, many people experience shame, guilt, and feel overwhelmed from their past experiences of relationships stemming from their childhood. Ignoring or dismissing your feelings about painful memories can lead to long-term chronic stress and trauma.
(289) 216-5047 View (289) 216-5047
Photo of Tracy Arias, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Tracy Arias
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7M
Therapists are responsible for developing a reciprocal & safe atmosphere for their clients to explore & learn more about themselves & the patterns in their lives; this comes with responsibility to ensure responsiveness to a variety of different types of people. I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker with over 19 years experience. I have worked with children, teens & adults, couples & families in various capacities. I have experience in both clinical/hospital based & community based settings. I am certified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) & Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) as well as mindfulness based approaches.
Therapists are responsible for developing a reciprocal & safe atmosphere for their clients to explore & learn more about themselves & the patterns in their lives; this comes with responsibility to ensure responsiveness to a variety of different types of people. I am a Registered Clinical Social Worker with over 19 years experience. I have worked with children, teens & adults, couples & families in various capacities. I have experience in both clinical/hospital based & community based settings. I am certified in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) & Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) as well as mindfulness based approaches.
(289) 210-6998 View (289) 210-6998
Photo of Shari Markovich, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, ON
Shari Markovich
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BEd, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7M
I work with parents either in relationship or separated, who are struggling with parenting due to relational break-down or children's behavioural issues. Co-parenting is especially tricky! I can help with strategies and ideas for how to cope, including how and when to tell children you are separating. I offer personal counselling for teens and adults struggling with anxiety and/or depression. I also provide marriage/relationship counselling. The goal is always to take steps towards respect and harmony in relationships with family and friends.
I work with parents either in relationship or separated, who are struggling with parenting due to relational break-down or children's behavioural issues. Co-parenting is especially tricky! I can help with strategies and ideas for how to cope, including how and when to tell children you are separating. I offer personal counselling for teens and adults struggling with anxiety and/or depression. I also provide marriage/relationship counselling. The goal is always to take steps towards respect and harmony in relationships with family and friends.
(289) 302-6609 View (289) 302-6609
Photo of Michelle Guest Registered Social Worker, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Michelle Guest Registered Social Worker
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7L
My focus is on providing a safe space where you will be heard, understood and treated with compassion. I support individuals when life becomes overwhelming or uncertain. Whether you are needing support to talk things through, process and problem solve stressors such as relationship struggles, worries, grief, menopause or specific treatment for Anxiety, Depression or Trauma I can help you. I bring many years of comprehensive training and experience to my work and believe that connection and belonging can reduce isolation. I am trained and highly experienced in providing CPT, DBT, ACT and Mindfulness. www.calmmindco.ca
My focus is on providing a safe space where you will be heard, understood and treated with compassion. I support individuals when life becomes overwhelming or uncertain. Whether you are needing support to talk things through, process and problem solve stressors such as relationship struggles, worries, grief, menopause or specific treatment for Anxiety, Depression or Trauma I can help you. I bring many years of comprehensive training and experience to my work and believe that connection and belonging can reduce isolation. I am trained and highly experienced in providing CPT, DBT, ACT and Mindfulness. www.calmmindco.ca
(289) 274-4284 View (289) 274-4284
Photo of Krystal Carmichael - Counselling For Kids And Teens, Counsellor in Burlington, ON
Krystal Carmichael - Counselling For Kids And Teens
Counsellor, CYW, CYC, (Cert), BA SDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7R
Do you have a child or teen struggling with friendships, anxiety or difficulties at school? Is your family affected by these issues, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to help? Would you benefit from some strategies and tools of your own to support your child? Now more than ever, parents and caregivers are concerned about their children's mental well-being.
Do you have a child or teen struggling with friendships, anxiety or difficulties at school? Is your family affected by these issues, leaving you feeling overwhelmed and unsure of how to help? Would you benefit from some strategies and tools of your own to support your child? Now more than ever, parents and caregivers are concerned about their children's mental well-being.
(289) 302-3580 View (289) 302-3580
Photo of Taylor Locke-Ribble, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, ON
Taylor Locke-Ribble
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7L  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stretched too thin, or struggling to cope with the state of the world? Looking for a safe space to explore how you’re feeling? Let’s talk. I’m Taylor and my goal in therapy is to make sure you feel seen, understood, valued, and hopeful. I aim to empower you to realize your worth and feel confident in your ability to enact positive change in your life. My hope is that through our work together you will gain a deeper understanding of how to show up for and take care of yourself, applying your learning far beyond just the therapy setting. I look forward to supporting you in your growth and healing.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stretched too thin, or struggling to cope with the state of the world? Looking for a safe space to explore how you’re feeling? Let’s talk. I’m Taylor and my goal in therapy is to make sure you feel seen, understood, valued, and hopeful. I aim to empower you to realize your worth and feel confident in your ability to enact positive change in your life. My hope is that through our work together you will gain a deeper understanding of how to show up for and take care of yourself, applying your learning far beyond just the therapy setting. I look forward to supporting you in your growth and healing.
(289) 216-6988 View (289) 216-6988
Photo of Linda Gould, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, ON
Linda Gould
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, OAMHP
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7L
** Seeing clients both in person and online **. Linda is an individual, couple, and family therapist meeting with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, stress + transitions, self-esteem, trauma, addiction, emotional dysregulation, front-line work strain, burnout, etc. Linda is rooted in the Christian tradition, but works to create a safe, non-judgemental and inclusive place for all people who need care.
** Seeing clients both in person and online **. Linda is an individual, couple, and family therapist meeting with clients dealing with anxiety, depression, grief/loss, stress + transitions, self-esteem, trauma, addiction, emotional dysregulation, front-line work strain, burnout, etc. Linda is rooted in the Christian tradition, but works to create a safe, non-judgemental and inclusive place for all people who need care.
(289) 210-0384 View (289) 210-0384
Photo of Katie Rice, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Katie Rice
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7L  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Specializing in grief and bereavement, chronic illness, health related anxiety, maternal mental health and parenting. "Little by little we let go of loss, but not of love" - anon. Change and loss are constant. How we process and cope with these adjustments can impact our quality of life and emotional health. I have experience and specialty in the care of persons and families affected by breast cancer, including educating parents on supporting children.
Specializing in grief and bereavement, chronic illness, health related anxiety, maternal mental health and parenting. "Little by little we let go of loss, but not of love" - anon. Change and loss are constant. How we process and cope with these adjustments can impact our quality of life and emotional health. I have experience and specialty in the care of persons and families affected by breast cancer, including educating parents on supporting children.
(437) 291-7939 View (437) 291-7939
Photo of Jennifer Beauchesne, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, ON
Jennifer Beauchesne
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7L
Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties? Are you concerned about your or a friend/family member's use of alcohol, substances or gambling? Are you feeling overwhelmed by your emotions and negative or critical thoughts? I hope to empower and encourage you to explore, navigate and develop healthy skills and strategies in wellness and healthy living that are consistent with your values. At Beau Psychotherapy, I wish to support you to develop insight into your struggles and improve your confidence and sense of well-being.
Are you experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties? Are you concerned about your or a friend/family member's use of alcohol, substances or gambling? Are you feeling overwhelmed by your emotions and negative or critical thoughts? I hope to empower and encourage you to explore, navigate and develop healthy skills and strategies in wellness and healthy living that are consistent with your values. At Beau Psychotherapy, I wish to support you to develop insight into your struggles and improve your confidence and sense of well-being.
(289) 302-5528 View (289) 302-5528
Photo of Kristen Anderson, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, ON
Kristen Anderson
Registered Psychotherapist, MMT, RP, MTA
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7R
My client population includes youth to senior age group with a variety of diagnoses, including Autism, Acquired Brain Injury, Alzheimer's/Dementias, Palliative care, PTSD and general wellness. No musical training is required and clients are encouraged to engage in therapeutic song-writing, vocal/instrumental improvisation, listening & analysis and performance. Clients want to ignite their creativity in order to have resources to deal with mental health challenges and for general mental/emotional/spiritual well-being. Reconnect with the most imaginative part of yourself for access to creative solutions to your own healing.
My client population includes youth to senior age group with a variety of diagnoses, including Autism, Acquired Brain Injury, Alzheimer's/Dementias, Palliative care, PTSD and general wellness. No musical training is required and clients are encouraged to engage in therapeutic song-writing, vocal/instrumental improvisation, listening & analysis and performance. Clients want to ignite their creativity in order to have resources to deal with mental health challenges and for general mental/emotional/spiritual well-being. Reconnect with the most imaginative part of yourself for access to creative solutions to your own healing.
(289) 210-5972 View (289) 210-5972
Photo of Natalie St-Denis, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Burlington, ON
Natalie St-Denis
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BScPT, PT, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7N  (Online Only)
Are you currently struggling with the intricate difficulties presented by long-lasting health concerns, encompassing potential experiences of trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief? This burden can be amplified by the anxiety and distress that frequently accompany pain, health-related challenges, and traumatic experiences. Navigating these interwoven challenges can result in a complex cycle that leaves you with a sense of helplessness and isolation. I provide a compassionate approach that encompasses both the physical and psychological aspects of chronic pain, health-related anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief.
Are you currently struggling with the intricate difficulties presented by long-lasting health concerns, encompassing potential experiences of trauma, anxiety, depression, and grief? This burden can be amplified by the anxiety and distress that frequently accompany pain, health-related challenges, and traumatic experiences. Navigating these interwoven challenges can result in a complex cycle that leaves you with a sense of helplessness and isolation. I provide a compassionate approach that encompasses both the physical and psychological aspects of chronic pain, health-related anxiety, depression, trauma, and grief.
(289) 401-2517 View (289) 401-2517
Photo of James Curtis-Welsh, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
James Curtis-Welsh
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7R
Life can sometimes be tricky to navigate. One day you're feeling great, and the next everything comes crashing down. Seeing a therapist during stressful times provides support, a fresh perspective, and someone to listen when you need to voice your struggles. Also, you don't have to wait until things are bad to see someone! Talking to someone (like me) and getting on solid ground when things are going okay in your life can really help to keep you level for when life throws you a curveball. I offer therapy for a number of different situations, from personal growth, anxiety, depression or grief, to LGBTQ+ specific challenges.
Life can sometimes be tricky to navigate. One day you're feeling great, and the next everything comes crashing down. Seeing a therapist during stressful times provides support, a fresh perspective, and someone to listen when you need to voice your struggles. Also, you don't have to wait until things are bad to see someone! Talking to someone (like me) and getting on solid ground when things are going okay in your life can really help to keep you level for when life throws you a curveball. I offer therapy for a number of different situations, from personal growth, anxiety, depression or grief, to LGBTQ+ specific challenges.
(289) 276-8461 View (289) 276-8461
Photo of Justine Fram, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, ON
Justine Fram
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7N
Trauma, anxiety and depression are on the rise, and it's no wonder with everything that's happened in the last few years. If you are tired of doing everything yourself, having to be strong, to grit your teeth and just get through the day, speaking to a counsellor may help. I am a trauma-informed therapist, and I'm here to offer you room to breathe deeply, to unclench your shoulders and to find a little peace in your day to day life. You have made it through life so far, and now may be the right time to learn and explore new ways of caring for yourself, communicating with your loved ones, and building better supports for the future.
Trauma, anxiety and depression are on the rise, and it's no wonder with everything that's happened in the last few years. If you are tired of doing everything yourself, having to be strong, to grit your teeth and just get through the day, speaking to a counsellor may help. I am a trauma-informed therapist, and I'm here to offer you room to breathe deeply, to unclench your shoulders and to find a little peace in your day to day life. You have made it through life so far, and now may be the right time to learn and explore new ways of caring for yourself, communicating with your loved ones, and building better supports for the future.
(289) 802-2315 View (289) 802-2315
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Dr. Marisa Murray
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7L  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I use a collaborative therapeutic approach to explore and confront your challenges and work toward equipping you with insight, skills, and tools to foster positive and lasting life changes. I am committed to working alongside you to instill hope and courage, to build on your strengths, and to ensure feelings of comfort, safety, and validation. I support individuals presenting with stress and anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, attention deficit challenges, perfectionism, emotion dysregulation, and interpersonal difficulties.
I use a collaborative therapeutic approach to explore and confront your challenges and work toward equipping you with insight, skills, and tools to foster positive and lasting life changes. I am committed to working alongside you to instill hope and courage, to build on your strengths, and to ensure feelings of comfort, safety, and validation. I support individuals presenting with stress and anxiety, depression, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, attention deficit challenges, perfectionism, emotion dysregulation, and interpersonal difficulties.
(289) 768-8790 View (289) 768-8790

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Burlington, ON

600+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Burlington, ON who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
86% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

66% SunLife
65% Green Shield Canada
57% Manulife

How Counsellors in Burlington, ON see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in Burlington?

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.