Therapists in Cambridge, ON

Photo of The Purple Butterfly Healing Centre, Registered Social Worker in Cambridge, ON
The Purple Butterfly Healing Centre
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N3C
The Purple Butterfly Healing Centre recognizes that difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations. Much like a caterpillar that cocoons itself and transforms into a beautiful butterfly, the journey in life may include dark times. Our clinicians are nurturing companions, supporting clients as they transform into states of calm and wellness. Additional treatment modalities include: EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, Play therapy, Theraplay, Brainspotting, and Neuroptimal Neurofeedback. Billie-Jo Bennett, MSW RSW is an EMDRIA approved Consultant and a qualifying Canadian Association for Play therapy supervisor, accepting consultees
The Purple Butterfly Healing Centre recognizes that difficult roads lead to beautiful destinations. Much like a caterpillar that cocoons itself and transforms into a beautiful butterfly, the journey in life may include dark times. Our clinicians are nurturing companions, supporting clients as they transform into states of calm and wellness. Additional treatment modalities include: EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness, Play therapy, Theraplay, Brainspotting, and Neuroptimal Neurofeedback. Billie-Jo Bennett, MSW RSW is an EMDRIA approved Consultant and a qualifying Canadian Association for Play therapy supervisor, accepting consultees
(226) 242-2150 View (226) 242-2150
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Mahnaz Aminzadeh
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
Life being like a roller coaster, we all get to experience going up and down in this journey of life. Often our adopted behviours, learned values and practices, difficult life and childhood experiences, unpleasant and violent environments, judgments, deficiencies, and… contribute to hurtful rides, and leave us feel discouraged, judged, sad, anxious, traumatized, angry, depressed, unable to focus, and ... If you are tired of suffering and experiencing pain, let me help you. with many challenges to face and many borders to cover to achieve something, count on me and together we will tackle the issues one by one.
Life being like a roller coaster, we all get to experience going up and down in this journey of life. Often our adopted behviours, learned values and practices, difficult life and childhood experiences, unpleasant and violent environments, judgments, deficiencies, and… contribute to hurtful rides, and leave us feel discouraged, judged, sad, anxious, traumatized, angry, depressed, unable to focus, and ... If you are tired of suffering and experiencing pain, let me help you. with many challenges to face and many borders to cover to achieve something, count on me and together we will tackle the issues one by one.
(548) 490-7080 View (548) 490-7080
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Nobis Counselling and Therapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N3H
Managing overwhelming responsibilities and expectations of life can be hard, even with good intentions and our best efforts. If you’re feeling stuck, disconnected, exhausted or like something just has to change, maybe it’s time to pause and take a closer look. At Nobis Counselling and Therapy Services, there is space to slow down and reflect, to make sense of what brought you here and how to move through these moments meaningfully so that you can reconnect what with matters to you. We aim to help you to get to know yourself, to understand experiences and patterns in your life and to navigate your thoughts and emotions.
Managing overwhelming responsibilities and expectations of life can be hard, even with good intentions and our best efforts. If you’re feeling stuck, disconnected, exhausted or like something just has to change, maybe it’s time to pause and take a closer look. At Nobis Counselling and Therapy Services, there is space to slow down and reflect, to make sense of what brought you here and how to move through these moments meaningfully so that you can reconnect what with matters to you. We aim to help you to get to know yourself, to understand experiences and patterns in your life and to navigate your thoughts and emotions.
(226) 705-0543 View (226) 705-0543
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John Arthur
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
Cambridge, ON N1R
Are you looking for a different counselling experience? Some forms of therapy are highly structured and while this can be necessary and helpful it may not be the best approach for you. I utilize a holistic, integrative and relational counselling style that is free flowing and personalized to you, not a program! As we talk, I help you share your life issues and struggles, as well as your strengths and unique sense of self. In every session we'll explore your life experiences, work towards co-created goals, clarify your meaning-making, uncover your patterns of behavior and create space for authentic living and healing.
Are you looking for a different counselling experience? Some forms of therapy are highly structured and while this can be necessary and helpful it may not be the best approach for you. I utilize a holistic, integrative and relational counselling style that is free flowing and personalized to you, not a program! As we talk, I help you share your life issues and struggles, as well as your strengths and unique sense of self. In every session we'll explore your life experiences, work towards co-created goals, clarify your meaning-making, uncover your patterns of behavior and create space for authentic living and healing.
(548) 484-5613 View (548) 484-5613
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Leanne Wagner
Psychological Associate, MA, CPsych, Assoc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
I work with a variety of clients including adolescents and adults in individual as well as couples formats. My areas of interest include anxiety, communication skills, relationship difficulties, parenting, depression, self esteem issues, eating disorders, trauma, post traumatic stress, and pain.
I work with a variety of clients including adolescents and adults in individual as well as couples formats. My areas of interest include anxiety, communication skills, relationship difficulties, parenting, depression, self esteem issues, eating disorders, trauma, post traumatic stress, and pain.
(226) 777-0409 View (226) 777-0409
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Maris Stella Jacob
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
Does your alcohol or drug use feel like it's gotten out of control? Are you feeling hopeless and overwhelmed? Are you looking for a compassionate, caring, and safe therapist with a “no bs” approach to help you get the life that seems just out of reach? I will help build a life where you are able to show up authentically, and feel connected to those who are important to you. My name is Maris Stella Jacob, and I have years of experience providing counselling and support to adults who are looking to make changes to their behaviour: to reduce or stop using, and to make amends for difficulties in relationships.
Does your alcohol or drug use feel like it's gotten out of control? Are you feeling hopeless and overwhelmed? Are you looking for a compassionate, caring, and safe therapist with a “no bs” approach to help you get the life that seems just out of reach? I will help build a life where you are able to show up authentically, and feel connected to those who are important to you. My name is Maris Stella Jacob, and I have years of experience providing counselling and support to adults who are looking to make changes to their behaviour: to reduce or stop using, and to make amends for difficulties in relationships.
(226) 702-2339 View (226) 702-2339
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Rachel Malcolm - Reconnect Within Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N3C  (Online Only)
I have evening and weekend availability with a fully virtual practice. Is day-to-day life feeling difficult? Are you feeling lost or ‘off’? Perhaps you’re here because you’re experiencing feelings of inadequacy or struggling in your relationships. Maybe you’ve been feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. If you're feeling like you just know it has to be possible to feel better than you currently are, you’re in the right place. All of these experiences (and more!) can be reasons for seeking support from a therapist like me. Often, our struggles in life can make us feel alone, so I make sure to provide a warm, supportive environment.
I have evening and weekend availability with a fully virtual practice. Is day-to-day life feeling difficult? Are you feeling lost or ‘off’? Perhaps you’re here because you’re experiencing feelings of inadequacy or struggling in your relationships. Maybe you’ve been feeling stressed, anxious or depressed. If you're feeling like you just know it has to be possible to feel better than you currently are, you’re in the right place. All of these experiences (and more!) can be reasons for seeking support from a therapist like me. Often, our struggles in life can make us feel alone, so I make sure to provide a warm, supportive environment.
(647) 559-7975 View (647) 559-7975
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Joanna Kapron
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1S  (Online Only)
Life is constantly changing and bringing new opportunities and challenges. Sometimes we can feel stuck, hopeless, and unsure of how to navigate change. I believe that authenticity and being true to our values is the way to having a meaningful life. I work with adults experiencing anger, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, self-harm, stress, insomnia, and trauma. I also have experience working with individuals who have concerns about their substance use. My hope is that our work together will help you find a new way to relate to yourself, others, and life in general.
Life is constantly changing and bringing new opportunities and challenges. Sometimes we can feel stuck, hopeless, and unsure of how to navigate change. I believe that authenticity and being true to our values is the way to having a meaningful life. I work with adults experiencing anger, anxiety, depression, grief, relationship difficulties, self-esteem, self-harm, stress, insomnia, and trauma. I also have experience working with individuals who have concerns about their substance use. My hope is that our work together will help you find a new way to relate to yourself, others, and life in general.
(226) 887-8732 View (226) 887-8732
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Nicole Schiener
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, CCFP, CGE
Verified Verified
Cambridge, ON N1R
Imagine more peace and joy in your life; returning to the you before everything felt so hard. My clients are brave, brilliant women with beautiful hearts. Many are sensitive mothers or helpers or both. Our sessions are a time for you to feel seen, validated and give yourself the kindness you give to others. Tears and laughter are welcome. Whether it's help for anxiety, boundary setting, grieving a loss, dealing with parenting challenges, relationship difficulties or workplace stress and burnout I'm here for you. I offer virtual 1:1 and in person therapy sessions in Kitchener (on Mondays) and walking therapy along the Grand River.
Imagine more peace and joy in your life; returning to the you before everything felt so hard. My clients are brave, brilliant women with beautiful hearts. Many are sensitive mothers or helpers or both. Our sessions are a time for you to feel seen, validated and give yourself the kindness you give to others. Tears and laughter are welcome. Whether it's help for anxiety, boundary setting, grieving a loss, dealing with parenting challenges, relationship difficulties or workplace stress and burnout I'm here for you. I offer virtual 1:1 and in person therapy sessions in Kitchener (on Mondays) and walking therapy along the Grand River.
(226) 408-4721 View (226) 408-4721
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Mirela Kovacevic Smith
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW, CSAT(c)
Verified Verified
Cambridge, ON N1R
Hope changes everything, but sometimes life circumstances can make it difficult to find hope in the midst of what feels like overwhelming darkness. I offer a non-judgmental space to explore past and current issues that may be contributing to the feeling of hopelessness. I work with clients to help uncover the underlying issues that are driving problematic behaviours. Along with talk therapy I use mindful movement and creative interventions to allow clients a full range of expression, and a more holistic approach to healing and recovery. My approach is gentle, and client centred.
Hope changes everything, but sometimes life circumstances can make it difficult to find hope in the midst of what feels like overwhelming darkness. I offer a non-judgmental space to explore past and current issues that may be contributing to the feeling of hopelessness. I work with clients to help uncover the underlying issues that are driving problematic behaviours. Along with talk therapy I use mindful movement and creative interventions to allow clients a full range of expression, and a more holistic approach to healing and recovery. My approach is gentle, and client centred.
(519) 277-1759 View (519) 277-1759
Deb Hounam
Psychological Associate, DipCS, CPsych, Assoc
Verified Verified
Cambridge, ON N1S
Understanding strengths and weakness is important for success. I believe in a strength based approach and understanding how areas of strength can be applied to areas of weakness. Through the use of assessment tools a learning or strength profile can be understood more effectively and when in school shared with educators and school personnel. Effective learning strategies can assist with individuals of all ages achieve goals.
Understanding strengths and weakness is important for success. I believe in a strength based approach and understanding how areas of strength can be applied to areas of weakness. Through the use of assessment tools a learning or strength profile can be understood more effectively and when in school shared with educators and school personnel. Effective learning strategies can assist with individuals of all ages achieve goals.
(519) 622-8327 View (519) 622-8327
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Jessica Collins
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, ON N1R  (Online Only)
As you journey through life it is common to at times feel stressed or overwhelmed. Feeling this way can lead to changes in our mental health, ability to function, relationships, and overall peace of mind. As a therapist I walk alongside and support you, holding empathy and understanding as we work together to lighten the load, develop skills, and enhance personal understanding.
As you journey through life it is common to at times feel stressed or overwhelmed. Feeling this way can lead to changes in our mental health, ability to function, relationships, and overall peace of mind. As a therapist I walk alongside and support you, holding empathy and understanding as we work together to lighten the load, develop skills, and enhance personal understanding.
(226) 781-4133 View (226) 781-4133
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Jason Carrasco
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT-SQ
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, which I approach in a collaborative and relational way. This basically means that I work with you as we take all factors in your life into consideration in order to facilitate meaningful change. I have the tools and professional experience to help you and your relationship get back on track.
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, which I approach in a collaborative and relational way. This basically means that I work with you as we take all factors in your life into consideration in order to facilitate meaningful change. I have the tools and professional experience to help you and your relationship get back on track.
(226) 894-3627 View (226) 894-3627
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Riverside Counselling - Jaime Thor, MSW RSW
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, ON N1R
**Accepting New Clients!** Many of our clients come to therapy because they are struggling with low mood, distressing thoughts and anxiety, major life changes and transitions, prenatal and postpartum challenges, or feeling isolated and alone. Perhaps you are experiencing some or all of these challenges and are looking to feel better. Therapy can bring a different perspective to the difficulties you are experiencing, provide you with the direction and confidence to achieve your goals or successfully transition into new parts of your life, live in accordance to your values, and feel better.
**Accepting New Clients!** Many of our clients come to therapy because they are struggling with low mood, distressing thoughts and anxiety, major life changes and transitions, prenatal and postpartum challenges, or feeling isolated and alone. Perhaps you are experiencing some or all of these challenges and are looking to feel better. Therapy can bring a different perspective to the difficulties you are experiencing, provide you with the direction and confidence to achieve your goals or successfully transition into new parts of your life, live in accordance to your values, and feel better.
(548) 483-6392 View (548) 483-6392
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Emily Chatten
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MC, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N3H  (Online Only)
Do you feel like your mental health is getting in the way of accomplishing what you want, or your relationships? Do you feel like you want a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings, so you can better manage your mental health? I work with clients to help you explore your thoughts and feelings, and work together to build a toolbox of strategies that work for you. I can work with you to explore your past relationships to help you feel more safe and secure moving forward, or we can focus more on exploring solutions that work best for you – therapy is your time, and you have control in every step of the process.
Do you feel like your mental health is getting in the way of accomplishing what you want, or your relationships? Do you feel like you want a better understanding of your thoughts and feelings, so you can better manage your mental health? I work with clients to help you explore your thoughts and feelings, and work together to build a toolbox of strategies that work for you. I can work with you to explore your past relationships to help you feel more safe and secure moving forward, or we can focus more on exploring solutions that work best for you – therapy is your time, and you have control in every step of the process.
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Brianna Stewart
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Cambridge, ON N1S
Welcome to Therapy Heals! Specializing in working with teenagers, adolescents, and adults, I am eager to support you in your wellness journey. I am well-versed in guiding individuals through a spectrum of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, interpersonal challenges, life transitions, and more. My approach is rooted in empathy, with a genuine commitment to understanding the unique needs of each client.
Welcome to Therapy Heals! Specializing in working with teenagers, adolescents, and adults, I am eager to support you in your wellness journey. I am well-versed in guiding individuals through a spectrum of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, interpersonal challenges, life transitions, and more. My approach is rooted in empathy, with a genuine commitment to understanding the unique needs of each client.
(888) 340-4325 View (888) 340-4325
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Tessa Gracie
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free.. quote by Rollo May. Life comes with many challenges, we all benefit from help to discover what is already within us to achieve the desired life we want to create. I am passionate about and have worked to support individuals, families and the community for over 18 years. I strive to assist individuals with a focus on strength-based, client centred methodology, to provide education, empowerment, and emotional support.
The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free.. quote by Rollo May. Life comes with many challenges, we all benefit from help to discover what is already within us to achieve the desired life we want to create. I am passionate about and have worked to support individuals, families and the community for over 18 years. I strive to assist individuals with a focus on strength-based, client centred methodology, to provide education, empowerment, and emotional support.
(226) 909-2218 View (226) 909-2218
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Bina Moore
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Cambridge, ON N3C
Bina Moore MSW RSW is a Registered Social Worker and the Owner of Embrace Counselling Services opened in October 2017 with the sole intention of providing a personalized counselling approach for woman and partners navigating prenatal, birth, postpartum challenges, birth trauma, infertility & loss of pregnancy. Bina is also an Infant and Pregnancy Loss Doula with the Home Hospice Association.
Bina Moore MSW RSW is a Registered Social Worker and the Owner of Embrace Counselling Services opened in October 2017 with the sole intention of providing a personalized counselling approach for woman and partners navigating prenatal, birth, postpartum challenges, birth trauma, infertility & loss of pregnancy. Bina is also an Infant and Pregnancy Loss Doula with the Home Hospice Association.
(226) 406-5062 View (226) 406-5062
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New Mind Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
If you are looking for accessible, affordable care that is evidence based and person centered, reach out to New Mind Therapy. At New Mind Therapy, we offer a space place where you explore your deepest concerns and aspirations, believing that a compassionate listener can be the catalyst to change. We believe in evidence based therapies such as CBT, teaching coping skills and focus on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and actions as well as drawing from therapy traditions in integrative and holistic manner. We take a person-centered approach, allowing you to take the lead.
If you are looking for accessible, affordable care that is evidence based and person centered, reach out to New Mind Therapy. At New Mind Therapy, we offer a space place where you explore your deepest concerns and aspirations, believing that a compassionate listener can be the catalyst to change. We believe in evidence based therapies such as CBT, teaching coping skills and focus on how your thoughts, beliefs and attitudes affect your feelings and actions as well as drawing from therapy traditions in integrative and holistic manner. We take a person-centered approach, allowing you to take the lead.
(365) 800-4914 View (365) 800-4914
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Cortney Van Allen
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cambridge, ON N1R
Hi there, I'm Cortney, a licensed psychotherapist with experience helping individuals ages 13+ overcome mental health challenges. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which has been shown to be effective for a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also use mindfulness-based techniques to help clients cultivate greater self-awareness and self-compassion.
Hi there, I'm Cortney, a licensed psychotherapist with experience helping individuals ages 13+ overcome mental health challenges. I specialize in cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which has been shown to be effective for a wide range of mental health concerns, including anxiety, depression, and trauma. I also use mindfulness-based techniques to help clients cultivate greater self-awareness and self-compassion.
(226) 640-3706 View (226) 640-3706

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cambridge, ON

300+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Cambridge, ON who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
86% Self Esteem
84% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
78% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Green Shield Canada
59% SunLife
58% Manulife

How Counsellors in Cambridge, ON see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cambridge?

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.