Therapists in Burlington, ON

Photo of Enkeleda Nazaj-Bulovas, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Enkeleda Nazaj-Bulovas
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7T
My name is Enkeleda and I am a Registered Social Worker/ Psychotherapist. I specialize in trauma-informed therapeutic practice with children, adolescents and adults with complex mental health needs. I have experience working with clients who have diagnoses of major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, ADHD, ODD, OCD and BPD. My goal as a social worker is to create a trustworthy relationship with my clients and to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment and offer guidance to help them heal, grow and accomplish their goals.
My name is Enkeleda and I am a Registered Social Worker/ Psychotherapist. I specialize in trauma-informed therapeutic practice with children, adolescents and adults with complex mental health needs. I have experience working with clients who have diagnoses of major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety, social anxiety, ADHD, ODD, OCD and BPD. My goal as a social worker is to create a trustworthy relationship with my clients and to provide a safe, non-judgmental environment and offer guidance to help them heal, grow and accomplish their goals.
(289) 806-4957 View (289) 806-4957
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Chandra Paul - Counselling For Parents
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA, RP (Q), RECE
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7R  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with the challenges of parenting, feeling overwhelmed by the stress of managing a family, or finding it hard to cope with significant changes like your children moving out or starting school? Many parents face these difficulties, and it's perfectly okay to seek support. I'm here to help you navigate these tough times. I specialize in helping parents manage stress, understand and address behavioural difficulties, and adapt to life's changes. My approach is grounded in empathy and a deep understanding of the unique pressures parents face. You don't have to face these challenges alone.
Are you struggling with the challenges of parenting, feeling overwhelmed by the stress of managing a family, or finding it hard to cope with significant changes like your children moving out or starting school? Many parents face these difficulties, and it's perfectly okay to seek support. I'm here to help you navigate these tough times. I specialize in helping parents manage stress, understand and address behavioural difficulties, and adapt to life's changes. My approach is grounded in empathy and a deep understanding of the unique pressures parents face. You don't have to face these challenges alone.
(365) 305-0070 View (365) 305-0070
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Linda Corry
Counsellor, BA, BTh, DipMin
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7S
You are a mature and accomplished person, but you've had a lot to cope with lately, and you're seeking insight and resources. Your most immediate need may be to recover a daily life that works for you, or to cope with stress, or to grieve a loss. You may be at a crossroads with decisions to make, or in the midst of a transition. You may carry the responsibilities of a leadership position. As a Life and Leadership Coach, I meet you in conversations which inspire and equip you to know yourself, to identify your goals, and to design strategies for moving forward.
You are a mature and accomplished person, but you've had a lot to cope with lately, and you're seeking insight and resources. Your most immediate need may be to recover a daily life that works for you, or to cope with stress, or to grieve a loss. You may be at a crossroads with decisions to make, or in the midst of a transition. You may carry the responsibilities of a leadership position. As a Life and Leadership Coach, I meet you in conversations which inspire and equip you to know yourself, to identify your goals, and to design strategies for moving forward.
(289) 206-2799 View (289) 206-2799
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Charmin Charania - Not Feeling Good Enough Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP Q
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7R
Is it hard to find things you like about yourself? Do you notice you beat yourself up? Not feeling good about yourself and who you are can lead to feeling sad and defeated. It can affect your mood and energy levels, making it hard to do things and be with other people. It can also lead to feeling worried about what other people might think or feel about you, being left out or left behind and worrying about the future. This can make life feel even harder. I understand how feeling this way can affect all areas of your life. I help people who are struggling with low self-esteem, low mood, and anxiety to feel better.
Is it hard to find things you like about yourself? Do you notice you beat yourself up? Not feeling good about yourself and who you are can lead to feeling sad and defeated. It can affect your mood and energy levels, making it hard to do things and be with other people. It can also lead to feeling worried about what other people might think or feel about you, being left out or left behind and worrying about the future. This can make life feel even harder. I understand how feeling this way can affect all areas of your life. I help people who are struggling with low self-esteem, low mood, and anxiety to feel better.
(289) 301-9191 View (289) 301-9191
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Heroic Minds
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7L  (Online Only)
I enjoy working with pre-teens, teenagers and adults that have yet to find a fix to their life challenges. I work with a large number semi & professional athletes as well as first responders.
I enjoy working with pre-teens, teenagers and adults that have yet to find a fix to their life challenges. I work with a large number semi & professional athletes as well as first responders.
(289) 816-6558 View (289) 816-6558
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Lauren Benedictus
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7R
Are you unsure of your sexual or gender identity? Do you find yourself staying up at night with worries about being accepted? Do you feel frustrated with the world around you and the standards that society sets upon you? When you are feeling as if you are not accepted, it can bring up feelings like intense sadness, worry, or stress. If you are feeling alone, isolated, or not understood, I am here to help. I can work with you to support you in what you are going through.
Are you unsure of your sexual or gender identity? Do you find yourself staying up at night with worries about being accepted? Do you feel frustrated with the world around you and the standards that society sets upon you? When you are feeling as if you are not accepted, it can bring up feelings like intense sadness, worry, or stress. If you are feeling alone, isolated, or not understood, I am here to help. I can work with you to support you in what you are going through.
(289) 277-5647 View (289) 277-5647
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Tanushree Bhandari Virtual Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7M  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Add circumstances of trauma, pain, injury, or other negative experiences to this, and we start to run low on resources and resilience. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your physical and mental health. I am happy to chat with you to see how I might be able to support your goals to move towards a brighter future.
Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers and their lives. Add circumstances of trauma, pain, injury, or other negative experiences to this, and we start to run low on resources and resilience. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself can lead to long-term issues for your physical and mental health. I am happy to chat with you to see how I might be able to support your goals to move towards a brighter future.
(289) 778-5162 View (289) 778-5162
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Katie Hildyard
Psychologist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7R
I am a registered psychologist providing assessment and treatment services to children, teens, adults, and families. My treatment approach is largely cognitive-behavioural, and I have experience working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, mood problems, stress, relationship difficulties, and child-behaviour management. The treatment that I provide is client-centred, meaning that I work each individual (and their families, when appropriate) to identify and work towards his or her own unique goals. Counselling is provided in a supportive, confidential and professional environment. Collaboration with other health care (or school) professionals is always possible.
I am a registered psychologist providing assessment and treatment services to children, teens, adults, and families. My treatment approach is largely cognitive-behavioural, and I have experience working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, mood problems, stress, relationship difficulties, and child-behaviour management. The treatment that I provide is client-centred, meaning that I work each individual (and their families, when appropriate) to identify and work towards his or her own unique goals. Counselling is provided in a supportive, confidential and professional environment. Collaboration with other health care (or school) professionals is always possible.
(855) 974-4548 x102 View (855) 974-4548 x102
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Path To Empowerment
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7L
We have a team of passionate therapists here to help you. We will match you with the right therapist for you depending on your unique story and wants. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, transitions (childhood to young adult, career, parenthood, separation etc), dealing with addiction/recovery, diagnosis, or loss/grief... life keeps us guessing. We are here to listen, help you slow it all down, and figure out a plan together.
We have a team of passionate therapists here to help you. We will match you with the right therapist for you depending on your unique story and wants. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, transitions (childhood to young adult, career, parenthood, separation etc), dealing with addiction/recovery, diagnosis, or loss/grief... life keeps us guessing. We are here to listen, help you slow it all down, and figure out a plan together.
(289) 514-5990 View (289) 514-5990
Photo of Nicole Presutti, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Nicole Presutti
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7L  (Online Only)
Facing life's challenges can be overwhelming, so I'm here to offer professional support to guide you toward positive change. I believe that your challenges can become a catalyst for the life you want to live. Specializing in high-achieving and busy teens/adults, I assist with stress and anxiety management, including anticipatory anxiety, worry, rumination, panic attacks, perfectionism, health anxiety, burnout, and social anxiety. My practice also extends to treating depression, low mood, relationship issues, and self-defeating behaviours.
Facing life's challenges can be overwhelming, so I'm here to offer professional support to guide you toward positive change. I believe that your challenges can become a catalyst for the life you want to live. Specializing in high-achieving and busy teens/adults, I assist with stress and anxiety management, including anticipatory anxiety, worry, rumination, panic attacks, perfectionism, health anxiety, burnout, and social anxiety. My practice also extends to treating depression, low mood, relationship issues, and self-defeating behaviours.
(289) 204-7616 View (289) 204-7616
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CASE Psychology
Psychologist, MEd, CPsych
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7L
CASE Psychology, located in Burlington, Ontario, is a highly-trained, experienced team of registered psychologists and licensed therapists. We provide psychotherapy and counselling for children, teens, adults, and families, for a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, ADHD, OCD, social skills, behavioural challenges, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, parenting, work-related stress, self-esteem, anger management, and grief & loss. We offer in-person sessions at our Burlington clinic, as well as online video therapy for anyone in Ontario.
CASE Psychology, located in Burlington, Ontario, is a highly-trained, experienced team of registered psychologists and licensed therapists. We provide psychotherapy and counselling for children, teens, adults, and families, for a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, ADHD, OCD, social skills, behavioural challenges, relationship issues, life transitions, trauma, parenting, work-related stress, self-esteem, anger management, and grief & loss. We offer in-person sessions at our Burlington clinic, as well as online video therapy for anyone in Ontario.
(289) 276-7684 View (289) 276-7684
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Angie Kingma
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BHScOT, RP
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7N
Are you feeling overwhelmed, self-critical, having a hard time 'turning off' your thoughts or feeling like you’re 'going through the motions’? Are you just done with feeling the way you’re feeling? It's time for you to restore your confidence, rebuild a sense of holistic well-being and enjoy life again! If you're looking for a therapist, chances are you're hoping to make changes in these or other areas. I will help empower you to learn new ways of dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma & relationships. Therapy can absolutely help you make room for new ways of coping and feel better again!
Are you feeling overwhelmed, self-critical, having a hard time 'turning off' your thoughts or feeling like you’re 'going through the motions’? Are you just done with feeling the way you’re feeling? It's time for you to restore your confidence, rebuild a sense of holistic well-being and enjoy life again! If you're looking for a therapist, chances are you're hoping to make changes in these or other areas. I will help empower you to learn new ways of dealing with stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, trauma & relationships. Therapy can absolutely help you make room for new ways of coping and feel better again!
(365) 803-0210 View (365) 803-0210
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Ashley Zimmer
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7N
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Valley Connections Counselling. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in psychology at Western University, I went on to complete my Master of Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at Valley Connections Counselling. After receiving my bachelor’s degree in psychology at Western University, I went on to complete my Master of Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University
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Caroline Cayuga
Psychologist, M A , CPsych
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7S
I am a registered psychologist in the area of School Psychology. I have worked in children’s mental health, as well in University/College and School Board settings. My primary focus is psychological/psycho-educational assessments that focus on one’s cognitive, academic, processing, memory, attention, behaviour, adaptive and executive functioning, as well as social/emotional needs. I work with children, youth and adults who want to better understand their learning strengths and needs. I also provided consultation/coaching to develop learning strategies particularly with developing executive functioning skills.
I am a registered psychologist in the area of School Psychology. I have worked in children’s mental health, as well in University/College and School Board settings. My primary focus is psychological/psycho-educational assessments that focus on one’s cognitive, academic, processing, memory, attention, behaviour, adaptive and executive functioning, as well as social/emotional needs. I work with children, youth and adults who want to better understand their learning strengths and needs. I also provided consultation/coaching to develop learning strategies particularly with developing executive functioning skills.
(905) 546-7264 View (905) 546-7264
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Right To Wellness Counselling Service Jennifer Kindy McPherson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7N
I am Jennifer Kindy-McPherson, a registered Social Worker with an MSW and over 20 years of experience. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of supporting children, youth, and adults facing a variety of emotional and mental health challenges. Recognizing that seeking support is a brave and significant step, I approach therapy with empathy, compassion, and a focus on client-centered, strength-based strategies. My practice is built on the belief that each person brings unique strengths to the table, and these strengths are critical to the therapeutic journey.
I am Jennifer Kindy-McPherson, a registered Social Worker with an MSW and over 20 years of experience. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of supporting children, youth, and adults facing a variety of emotional and mental health challenges. Recognizing that seeking support is a brave and significant step, I approach therapy with empathy, compassion, and a focus on client-centered, strength-based strategies. My practice is built on the belief that each person brings unique strengths to the table, and these strengths are critical to the therapeutic journey.
(289) 272-9504 View (289) 272-9504
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Driftwood Counselling
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7M
Are you struggling with obsessions causing intrusive ideas, urges, images, or thoughts that are unwanted and may cause guilt, shame or worry? Engaging in actions in order reduce the upsetting feelings or to prevent something bad from happening? Do you require family members to accommodate or participate in the compulsion? OCD can cause you to feel stuck and worrying about the "what if's". I provide Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) which has been found to have the most strong effect on the successful outcome of treatment for OCD.
Are you struggling with obsessions causing intrusive ideas, urges, images, or thoughts that are unwanted and may cause guilt, shame or worry? Engaging in actions in order reduce the upsetting feelings or to prevent something bad from happening? Do you require family members to accommodate or participate in the compulsion? OCD can cause you to feel stuck and worrying about the "what if's". I provide Exposure and Response Prevention (ERP) which has been found to have the most strong effect on the successful outcome of treatment for OCD.
(289) 272-9273 View (289) 272-9273
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Natalie Lafleur
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7R  (Online Only)
Natalie is a registered social worker with 10+ years of experience working with individuals, families, and children. With an extensive trauma background, she specializes in working with people who have experienced abuse, or who struggle with self-esteem, anger management, communication and conflict resolution in their relationships. The effects of trauma can be unpredictable and persistent, often intruding on our relationships with others, our perception of ourselves, and our overall sense of well-being. Connecting with the right therapist can help you to process, understand and heal from these experiences.
Natalie is a registered social worker with 10+ years of experience working with individuals, families, and children. With an extensive trauma background, she specializes in working with people who have experienced abuse, or who struggle with self-esteem, anger management, communication and conflict resolution in their relationships. The effects of trauma can be unpredictable and persistent, often intruding on our relationships with others, our perception of ourselves, and our overall sense of well-being. Connecting with the right therapist can help you to process, understand and heal from these experiences.
(289) 768-7740 View (289) 768-7740
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Dating Relationships Attachment - Lit From Within
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7N
Tired of settling for less in your love life, but not sure how to get what you want? Does something feel "off" in your relationship, but you're not sure if you're over-thinking things, or if you have a legitimate reason to feel that way? You wish you had the kind of clarity and calm to help you understand what's going on between you and your partner—or someone you wish was your partner. If only you knew what to do to find or create the kind of relationship you've dreamed of. Modern dating and relationships can be confusing and exhausting—but it can be easier with the right support and insight.
Tired of settling for less in your love life, but not sure how to get what you want? Does something feel "off" in your relationship, but you're not sure if you're over-thinking things, or if you have a legitimate reason to feel that way? You wish you had the kind of clarity and calm to help you understand what's going on between you and your partner—or someone you wish was your partner. If only you knew what to do to find or create the kind of relationship you've dreamed of. Modern dating and relationships can be confusing and exhausting—but it can be easier with the right support and insight.
(226) 705-0564 View (226) 705-0564
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Lauren Mallon
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BSc
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Burlington, ON L7T
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL. It is inevitable that we will be faced with challenges & hardships throughout our lifetime. Whilst most of these challenges may be manageable, some can feel impossible to work through & overcome alone. Connecting with a therapist can be a valuable first step towards positive change, becoming the best version of yourself & getting the support you need. Although we may not always feel like it, we hold a lot of power in our ability to face & overcome problems. Therapy can help you find that power & strength and get you back into the driver seat of your life. There is no issue too big or small for therapy.
IN-PERSON & VIRTUAL. It is inevitable that we will be faced with challenges & hardships throughout our lifetime. Whilst most of these challenges may be manageable, some can feel impossible to work through & overcome alone. Connecting with a therapist can be a valuable first step towards positive change, becoming the best version of yourself & getting the support you need. Although we may not always feel like it, we hold a lot of power in our ability to face & overcome problems. Therapy can help you find that power & strength and get you back into the driver seat of your life. There is no issue too big or small for therapy.
(289) 276-1339 View (289) 276-1339
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Dr. Jelena King
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Burlington, ON L7R  (Online Only)
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience in the public mental health system. I have been a psychologist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton since 2007 and hold a full-time academic appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. I provide a wide range of evidence-based psychological treatments for individuals with complex mental health challenges or for those looking to make life changes or who need assistance navigating complicated life circumstances.
I am a licensed clinical psychologist and neuropsychologist with over 20 years of clinical experience in the public mental health system. I have been a psychologist at St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton since 2007 and hold a full-time academic appointment as an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neurosciences at McMaster University. I provide a wide range of evidence-based psychological treatments for individuals with complex mental health challenges or for those looking to make life changes or who need assistance navigating complicated life circumstances.
(289) 312-6009 View (289) 312-6009

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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
83% Self Esteem
80% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
64% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% SunLife
66% Green Shield Canada
60% Manulife

How Counsellors in Burlington, ON see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
12% 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.