Therapists in Burlington, ON

Photo of Crystal Rutherford, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Crystal Rutherford
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CT
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7M
Not accepting new clients
Life brings many challenges and at times we may need the support of a therapist. I am warm, caring and respectful. I use a variety of evidence based treatment modalities such as CBT, solution focused, strengths based, mindfulness and DBT informed treatment. I believe that change is possible when you are given the guidance to draw on your strengths and inherent skills to realize YOUR potential to navigate life. I have over 15 years of experience serving children, adolescents, adults, families and couples in the community, hospital setting and private practice.
Life brings many challenges and at times we may need the support of a therapist. I am warm, caring and respectful. I use a variety of evidence based treatment modalities such as CBT, solution focused, strengths based, mindfulness and DBT informed treatment. I believe that change is possible when you are given the guidance to draw on your strengths and inherent skills to realize YOUR potential to navigate life. I have over 15 years of experience serving children, adolescents, adults, families and couples in the community, hospital setting and private practice.
(289) 210-4924 View (289) 210-4924
Photo of Jennifer Gratzfeld, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Jennifer Gratzfeld
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7M  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW) with more than 15 years experience. I work with individuals who encounter various mental health and life challenges. My approach is eclectic, playful, and trauma informed. I am inspired by peoples stories and the moments that lead us toward embracing our authentic selves. I am passionate about working with the LGBTQIA2S communities. I am also available to supporting friends and families who may be experiencing difficulty in their relationships with those in the LGBTQIA2S communities.
I am a Registered Social Worker (OCSWSSW) with more than 15 years experience. I work with individuals who encounter various mental health and life challenges. My approach is eclectic, playful, and trauma informed. I am inspired by peoples stories and the moments that lead us toward embracing our authentic selves. I am passionate about working with the LGBTQIA2S communities. I am also available to supporting friends and families who may be experiencing difficulty in their relationships with those in the LGBTQIA2S communities.
(289) 271-1278 View (289) 271-1278
Photo of Shikha Seeboruth | Trauma Therapy | Relationship Therapy, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, ON
Shikha Seeboruth | Trauma Therapy | Relationship Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7N
Are you questioning your relationships? You are wondering why you are staying and putting with it? We are left confused when the ones closest to us are causing us pain. Or maybe there's resentment or past trauma that's now affecting your relationship? You know that's not how your life and relationship should be like. Whether you're wanting to recover and grow as a person, heal from trauma, rebuild your self-esteem or simply looking for relationship support, I am here to help you find clarity, understanding, and resolution. With the right strategies you can begin to find peace and resilience.
Are you questioning your relationships? You are wondering why you are staying and putting with it? We are left confused when the ones closest to us are causing us pain. Or maybe there's resentment or past trauma that's now affecting your relationship? You know that's not how your life and relationship should be like. Whether you're wanting to recover and grow as a person, heal from trauma, rebuild your self-esteem or simply looking for relationship support, I am here to help you find clarity, understanding, and resolution. With the right strategies you can begin to find peace and resilience.
(289) 236-0706 View (289) 236-0706
Photo of Julia Petrakis, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Burlington, ON
Julia Petrakis
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7L  (Online Only)
I am a dedicated online healthcare services Nurse Practitioner and Psychotherapist. I completed my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing at Western University in 2010 and my primary healthcare nurse practitioner program in 2018. My medical background also includes a specialization in infectious diseases like HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis. Starting in Paediatrics, I transitioned to a trauma unit, spending nearly a decade there before focusing on primary and women's care as a nurse practitioner. My own experiences with an autoimmune disease and infertility intensified my commitment to holistic women's care.
I am a dedicated online healthcare services Nurse Practitioner and Psychotherapist. I completed my Bachelor's of Science in Nursing at Western University in 2010 and my primary healthcare nurse practitioner program in 2018. My medical background also includes a specialization in infectious diseases like HIV, malaria, and tuberculosis. Starting in Paediatrics, I transitioned to a trauma unit, spending nearly a decade there before focusing on primary and women's care as a nurse practitioner. My own experiences with an autoimmune disease and infertility intensified my commitment to holistic women's care.
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Photo of Anya Moon, Psychologist in Burlington, ON
Anya Moon
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7L
Waitlist for new clients
I enjoy working with adults struggling to make and maintain behavioral change in areas such as substance use, addictive behaviors, anxiety, and depression. I also work with clients interested in enhancing interpersonal functioning and learning skills for navigating relationships. I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to change, and I emphasize and cultivate an environment of collaboration, mutual respect, and compassion.
I enjoy working with adults struggling to make and maintain behavioral change in areas such as substance use, addictive behaviors, anxiety, and depression. I also work with clients interested in enhancing interpersonal functioning and learning skills for navigating relationships. I believe the therapeutic relationship is key to change, and I emphasize and cultivate an environment of collaboration, mutual respect, and compassion.
(289) 274-5033 View (289) 274-5033
Photo of Klara Laszlo, Pre-Licensed Professional in Burlington, ON
Klara Laszlo
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7M
I provide supervised psychological services to adolescents and adults from varying life experiences who are experiencing emotional dysregulation, interpersonal challenges, and overwhelming life transitions, along with other challenges. Using a compassionate, holistic, and collaborative therapeutic approach, we will work together as you navigate your thoughts and emotions, while exploring challenges that interfere with day-to-day activities, to restore your inner balance. I believe therapy works best when we consider your unique life experiences and individual needs.
I provide supervised psychological services to adolescents and adults from varying life experiences who are experiencing emotional dysregulation, interpersonal challenges, and overwhelming life transitions, along with other challenges. Using a compassionate, holistic, and collaborative therapeutic approach, we will work together as you navigate your thoughts and emotions, while exploring challenges that interfere with day-to-day activities, to restore your inner balance. I believe therapy works best when we consider your unique life experiences and individual needs.
(289) 778-0115 View (289) 778-0115
Photo of Irina Koturic, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Irina Koturic
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7L  (Online Only)
Hello! Thanks for stopping by. You probably already know that people often consider therapy when they find themselves in difficult and painful situations and maybe the coping skills they have are not providing them relief. Often, our time together can provide an opportunity to learn new ways of perceiving and solving our problems. Through our work together, my clients are able to expand their capacity to cope with their challenges. I am passionate about building resilience and strength in others - I believe that we are all resilient and that with the right support, we can get through any obstacles that come our way.
Hello! Thanks for stopping by. You probably already know that people often consider therapy when they find themselves in difficult and painful situations and maybe the coping skills they have are not providing them relief. Often, our time together can provide an opportunity to learn new ways of perceiving and solving our problems. Through our work together, my clients are able to expand their capacity to cope with their challenges. I am passionate about building resilience and strength in others - I believe that we are all resilient and that with the right support, we can get through any obstacles that come our way.
(289) 206-8836 View (289) 206-8836
Photo of Sarah Thornley, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Sarah Thornley
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7M  (Online Only)
There are times when everyone struggles to find ways to balance their own needs vs. all of life's competing demands. When this balance becomes uneven due to additional stressors in our relationships, school or work lives, we often forget to prioritize our emotional health. This can lead to chronic stress and problematic behaviours that impact functioning. I believe that the adolescent brain is inherently resilient, and I also know that there are times when these stressors can have a profound impact on one's overall wellness. Psychotherapy can give adolescents the chance to explore the root cause of these stressors.
There are times when everyone struggles to find ways to balance their own needs vs. all of life's competing demands. When this balance becomes uneven due to additional stressors in our relationships, school or work lives, we often forget to prioritize our emotional health. This can lead to chronic stress and problematic behaviours that impact functioning. I believe that the adolescent brain is inherently resilient, and I also know that there are times when these stressors can have a profound impact on one's overall wellness. Psychotherapy can give adolescents the chance to explore the root cause of these stressors.
(226) 270-6734 View (226) 270-6734
Photo of Justin Hamilton, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Justin Hamilton
Registered Social Worker, SSW, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7L
Welcome. Good mental health is essential to a happy life. It affects the depth and quality of all our relationships. It allows us to love our lives and the people closest to us deeply. Living life with a sense of purpose and meaning is essential. Sometimes, things can get in the way, and we have trouble getting around them. There is a way to get past almost anything. With effort and determination, I have witnessed some fantastic breakthroughs and life changes. If you're willing, a better life awaits.
Welcome. Good mental health is essential to a happy life. It affects the depth and quality of all our relationships. It allows us to love our lives and the people closest to us deeply. Living life with a sense of purpose and meaning is essential. Sometimes, things can get in the way, and we have trouble getting around them. There is a way to get past almost anything. With effort and determination, I have witnessed some fantastic breakthroughs and life changes. If you're willing, a better life awaits.
(289) 302-5235 View (289) 302-5235
Photo of Dr. Angela Saunders, Psychologist in Burlington, ON
Dr. Angela Saunders
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7P
Hello, I am a Registered Psychologist licensed work in Clinical, Counselling and Rehabilitation Psychology. Throughout my career I have worked with families, couples and individuals, in preventative, supportive, crisis and therapeutic settings. These roles have allowed me to develop an approach to working with people that draws upon the strengths of cognitive, behavioural, relational, attachment and trauma informed therapies. Working together may involve understanding how your past is impacting your relationships/parenting today, or it may focus on developing ways of dealing with and working through issues in your daily life.
Hello, I am a Registered Psychologist licensed work in Clinical, Counselling and Rehabilitation Psychology. Throughout my career I have worked with families, couples and individuals, in preventative, supportive, crisis and therapeutic settings. These roles have allowed me to develop an approach to working with people that draws upon the strengths of cognitive, behavioural, relational, attachment and trauma informed therapies. Working together may involve understanding how your past is impacting your relationships/parenting today, or it may focus on developing ways of dealing with and working through issues in your daily life.
(289) 274-9808 View (289) 274-9808
Photo of Abigail Stupple, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Burlington, ON
Abigail Stupple
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP-Q, BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7L
After dedicating the past two decades to the field of education, I set about on a transformative journey towards becoming a registered psychotherapist. My professional journey in education evolved into a Special Education Resource Teacher, where my focus shifted towards removing barriers for my students and their families. My experience in the education sector has honed my empathic nature and nurtured my ability to view individuals without judgment.
After dedicating the past two decades to the field of education, I set about on a transformative journey towards becoming a registered psychotherapist. My professional journey in education evolved into a Special Education Resource Teacher, where my focus shifted towards removing barriers for my students and their families. My experience in the education sector has honed my empathic nature and nurtured my ability to view individuals without judgment.
(289) 914-2053 View (289) 914-2053
Photo of Nicole Presutti, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, ON
Nicole Presutti
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7L  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Facing life's challenges can be tough, but I'm here to offer professional support to guide you toward positive change. I firmly believe that your challenges don't have to hold you back; instead, they can become a catalyst for the life you aspire to live. I am dedicated to assisting my clients with stress and anxiety management, addressing concerns such as excessive worry, rumination, panic attacks, perfectionism, health anxiety, burnout and social anxiety. My practice also extends to the treatment of depression, low mood, relationship issues and self-defeating behaviours.
Accepting new clients! Facing life's challenges can be tough, but I'm here to offer professional support to guide you toward positive change. I firmly believe that your challenges don't have to hold you back; instead, they can become a catalyst for the life you aspire to live. I am dedicated to assisting my clients with stress and anxiety management, addressing concerns such as excessive worry, rumination, panic attacks, perfectionism, health anxiety, burnout and social anxiety. My practice also extends to the treatment of depression, low mood, relationship issues and self-defeating behaviours.
(289) 204-7616 View (289) 204-7616
Photo of Jenna Burnham, Pre-Licensed Professional in Burlington, ON
Jenna Burnham
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7M
Child therapy (10+), teen counselling, and adult psychotherapy are the services I offer. Children and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, and trauma are clients with whom I have experience. If your goals are to reduce symptoms, improve functioning, and improve quality of life, I can help. I offer in person and virtual counselling at Brookside Psychologists, where I am completing my Master's Counselling Psychology practicum placement under the clinical supervision of Jeffrey Sica, Registered Psychotherapist. Services are reimbursed by insurance plans that include Registered Psychotherapists.
Child therapy (10+), teen counselling, and adult psychotherapy are the services I offer. Children and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues, and trauma are clients with whom I have experience. If your goals are to reduce symptoms, improve functioning, and improve quality of life, I can help. I offer in person and virtual counselling at Brookside Psychologists, where I am completing my Master's Counselling Psychology practicum placement under the clinical supervision of Jeffrey Sica, Registered Psychotherapist. Services are reimbursed by insurance plans that include Registered Psychotherapists.
(289) 277-6735 View (289) 277-6735
Photo of Meredith Bailey, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Burlington, ON
Meredith Bailey
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7R
Offering 30 Min Consults at no cost! Does life feel harder than it used to? Do you feel like for every step taken forward, two more are taken backward? Are you feeling stuck, alone, lost, or misunderstood? Do you know where you want to be but just don’t know how to get there? Often the challenges in life feel like being lost in a dense forest, with no clear path out. My role is to be your map. Just like any map, there are several options that will lead you to your destination. Working together, we will find the right path for you. Along your journey, I will walk with you as your find your way out of the forest, and into the sun.
Offering 30 Min Consults at no cost! Does life feel harder than it used to? Do you feel like for every step taken forward, two more are taken backward? Are you feeling stuck, alone, lost, or misunderstood? Do you know where you want to be but just don’t know how to get there? Often the challenges in life feel like being lost in a dense forest, with no clear path out. My role is to be your map. Just like any map, there are several options that will lead you to your destination. Working together, we will find the right path for you. Along your journey, I will walk with you as your find your way out of the forest, and into the sun.
(289) 278-9097 View (289) 278-9097
Photo of Dr. Elena Ivanova, Psychologist in Burlington, ON
Dr. Elena Ivanova
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7R
Through in-person or virtual therapy, I create a safe and compassionate space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a culturally safe and trauma-informed approach. I work with youth who describe an overwhelming combination of concerns related to feeling insecure in social settings (e.g., What people think of me?), alone, anxious, unable to cope with external demands, or thoughts about the past or the future. I work with adults who are experiencing general mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, as well as grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, or living/adjusting to major life changes (car/work accidents).
Through in-person or virtual therapy, I create a safe and compassionate space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings in a culturally safe and trauma-informed approach. I work with youth who describe an overwhelming combination of concerns related to feeling insecure in social settings (e.g., What people think of me?), alone, anxious, unable to cope with external demands, or thoughts about the past or the future. I work with adults who are experiencing general mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, as well as grief, post-traumatic stress disorder, or living/adjusting to major life changes (car/work accidents).
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Photo of Scott Burgess, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Burlington, ON
Scott Burgess
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7L
Are you motivated to make a change? Whether the issue is mood disorders, or recovery from addictions, the will to make changes will be a key ingredient. This is true in couple therapy as well as individual.
Are you motivated to make a change? Whether the issue is mood disorders, or recovery from addictions, the will to make changes will be a key ingredient. This is true in couple therapy as well as individual.
(289) 271-0558 View (289) 271-0558
Photo of Lauren McCabe, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, ON
Lauren McCabe
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7N  (Online Only)
I'm Lauren and I'm a Registered Psychotherapist. I work with adults, couples, children, youth and families who are seeking support for a broad range of challenges, including: anxiety, depression, parenting, relationship struggles, ADHD and self-esteem. I have 15 years of experience helping folks achieve goals like reduced worries, improved mood, increased self-esteem and experiencing more harmonious relationships. I approach therapy with thoughtfulness, skill and empathy. I have a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from The University of Toronto, OISE and I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
I'm Lauren and I'm a Registered Psychotherapist. I work with adults, couples, children, youth and families who are seeking support for a broad range of challenges, including: anxiety, depression, parenting, relationship struggles, ADHD and self-esteem. I have 15 years of experience helping folks achieve goals like reduced worries, improved mood, increased self-esteem and experiencing more harmonious relationships. I approach therapy with thoughtfulness, skill and empathy. I have a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology from The University of Toronto, OISE and I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario.
(289) 272-9130 View (289) 272-9130
Photo of Brittney Gill, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Brittney Gill
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7L  (Online Only)
I am a registered Social Worker in Ontario with over 12 years of experience in children’s mental health. I provide treatment for a wide range of childhood issues, including anxiety and anxiety related disorders, emotional regulation, relationship difficulties, developmental trauma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) & executive function difficulties, depression, oppositional behaviour, self-esteem, sleep problems, and difficulties relating to separation/divorce.
I am a registered Social Worker in Ontario with over 12 years of experience in children’s mental health. I provide treatment for a wide range of childhood issues, including anxiety and anxiety related disorders, emotional regulation, relationship difficulties, developmental trauma, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) & executive function difficulties, depression, oppositional behaviour, self-esteem, sleep problems, and difficulties relating to separation/divorce.
(289) 301-0789 View (289) 301-0789
Photo of Terri Boodhram, Registered Psychotherapist in Burlington, ON
Terri Boodhram
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7N
I help professionals and other high achievers conquer their fear of failure and overcome feelings of inadequacy. You face another day feeling low and burnt out. You work tirelessly to make others happy and to prove that you’re worthy and lovable. But no matter what you do or how hard you work, you never quite feel good enough. You’re not sure what you can do to shake these feelings of self-doubt and finally feel content. You just wish you could break free from your loud inner-critic and fear of negative judgment. You lack self-acceptance, have a hard time being self-compassionate, and struggle to feel confident.
I help professionals and other high achievers conquer their fear of failure and overcome feelings of inadequacy. You face another day feeling low and burnt out. You work tirelessly to make others happy and to prove that you’re worthy and lovable. But no matter what you do or how hard you work, you never quite feel good enough. You’re not sure what you can do to shake these feelings of self-doubt and finally feel content. You just wish you could break free from your loud inner-critic and fear of negative judgment. You lack self-acceptance, have a hard time being self-compassionate, and struggle to feel confident.
(289) 272-6977 View (289) 272-6977
Photo of Gail A Paterson, Registered Social Worker in Burlington, ON
Gail A Paterson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RYT
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7M
APPROACH TO HELPING: Life on this planet can be hard. There are ups and downs; pluses and minuses; stops and starts; joys and sorrows. Flux and flow. We all live within that and, sometimes, we need help managing. The right therapy can help rebuild a foundation solid enough to begin creating a life that feels right, for you, according to your values. A place to safely process, redefine and reframe. A place to learn the tools to rebuild, manage and accept everything that comes your way, using the theories, practices and protocols of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment, Interpersonal and Emotion-Focussed models.
APPROACH TO HELPING: Life on this planet can be hard. There are ups and downs; pluses and minuses; stops and starts; joys and sorrows. Flux and flow. We all live within that and, sometimes, we need help managing. The right therapy can help rebuild a foundation solid enough to begin creating a life that feels right, for you, according to your values. A place to safely process, redefine and reframe. A place to learn the tools to rebuild, manage and accept everything that comes your way, using the theories, practices and protocols of Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment, Interpersonal and Emotion-Focussed models.
(289) 207-5218 View (289) 207-5218

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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:

95% Anxiety
86% Depression
81% Self Esteem
80% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
73% Coping Skills
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% SunLife
63% Green Shield Canada
56% Manulife

How Counsellors in Burlington, ON see their clients

71% In Person and Online
29% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
14% 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.