Therapists in Carleton Place, ON

Photo of Shannon Woolner, Registered Psychotherapist in Carleton Place, ON
Shannon Woolner
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carleton Place, ON K7C
My goal is to offer you a safe space by listening to you with openness, curiosity and compassion. I will strive to create a supportive environment in which you feel free to explore your thoughts and feelings, and identify your goals. Perhaps you hope to ease your suffering, deal with trauma (past or present), free yourself from an unhealthy behaviour, or adjust to life transitions. Whatever it may be, we will collaborate to determine how to most effectively help you move forward. Regardless of your goals, my hope is that our work together will help you achieve increased wellness mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
My goal is to offer you a safe space by listening to you with openness, curiosity and compassion. I will strive to create a supportive environment in which you feel free to explore your thoughts and feelings, and identify your goals. Perhaps you hope to ease your suffering, deal with trauma (past or present), free yourself from an unhealthy behaviour, or adjust to life transitions. Whatever it may be, we will collaborate to determine how to most effectively help you move forward. Regardless of your goals, my hope is that our work together will help you achieve increased wellness mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
(289) 274-4487 View (289) 274-4487
Photo of Colleen Leafloor, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Carleton Place, ON
Colleen Leafloor
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carleton Place, ON K7C
I favour an integrative approach to psychotherapy, pulling elements from cognitive behavioural, narrative, emotion-focused, and strength based approaches. My approach is always client-directed, as my belief in the collaborative nature of therapy is deeply rooted in my stance towards care. I am passionate about strengthening communication skills, particularly in the context of couple’s therapy, and would welcome the opportunity to support individuals and couples in developing more adaptive methods of communication/conflict resolution.
I favour an integrative approach to psychotherapy, pulling elements from cognitive behavioural, narrative, emotion-focused, and strength based approaches. My approach is always client-directed, as my belief in the collaborative nature of therapy is deeply rooted in my stance towards care. I am passionate about strengthening communication skills, particularly in the context of couple’s therapy, and would welcome the opportunity to support individuals and couples in developing more adaptive methods of communication/conflict resolution.
(343) 303-6879 View (343) 303-6879
Photo of Julia Valley, Registered Social Worker in Carleton Place, ON
Julia Valley
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carleton Place, ON K7C  (Online Only)
The decision to access counselling is a personal one. Whether you've been to a counsellor before, or you are just starting to explore the options, thank you. Not just for reading this - but for taking the time to look into what is available and what may be right for you. People generally come to therapy for a reason, such as a specific event that they would like to discuss, or to work through uncomfortable emotions. Together, we can prioritize goals, explore and work through issues, develop new coping strategies, and create a plan to determine next steps.
The decision to access counselling is a personal one. Whether you've been to a counsellor before, or you are just starting to explore the options, thank you. Not just for reading this - but for taking the time to look into what is available and what may be right for you. People generally come to therapy for a reason, such as a specific event that they would like to discuss, or to work through uncomfortable emotions. Together, we can prioritize goals, explore and work through issues, develop new coping strategies, and create a plan to determine next steps.
(343) 304-5524 View (343) 304-5524
Photo of Beverley Gail Rice, Registered Psychotherapist in Carleton Place, ON
Beverley Gail Rice
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CTIRF , CLSRF
Verified
Carleton Place, ON K7C
Are you feeling stressed or sad? Have you experienced a trauma, a difficult event, loss of a loved one, or some one on the job, or are you having difficulties with a relationship? Would you like to have relief from your emotional pain? Resolve past traumas? Discharge life stress issues? Would you like to have stronger self esteem, more self confidence, and increased productivity and satisfaction in life? Richer more satisfying relationships?
Are you feeling stressed or sad? Have you experienced a trauma, a difficult event, loss of a loved one, or some one on the job, or are you having difficulties with a relationship? Would you like to have relief from your emotional pain? Resolve past traumas? Discharge life stress issues? Would you like to have stronger self esteem, more self confidence, and increased productivity and satisfaction in life? Richer more satisfying relationships?
(343) 312-8825 View (343) 312-8825
Photo of Karen Moore, Registered Social Worker in Carleton Place, ON
Karen Moore
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MA, ECE
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carleton Place, ON K7C
I am a registered social worker (RSW) specializing in working with children, youth, families and adults. I have extensive experience working with clients dealing with various issues including trauma, adoption/permanency issues, parenting, LGBTQ, parenting, self esteem/self concept, grief/loss.
I am a registered social worker (RSW) specializing in working with children, youth, families and adults. I have extensive experience working with clients dealing with various issues including trauma, adoption/permanency issues, parenting, LGBTQ, parenting, self esteem/self concept, grief/loss.
(343) 312-7336 View (343) 312-7336
Photo of Jessica Jones - Psykhe Psychotherapy, Registered Psychotherapist in Carleton Place, ON
Jessica Jones - Psykhe Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, OAMHP, MACP, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carleton Place, ON K7C  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). I have been studying psychology for over 10 years and I have earned my Master's of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP). My passion is to empower others. I recognize the strength that it takes to seek support and I strive to create a trusting, judgement-free relationship with my clients.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) and a member of the Ontario Association of Mental Health Professionals (OAMHP). I have been studying psychology for over 10 years and I have earned my Master's of Arts in Counselling Psychology (MACP). My passion is to empower others. I recognize the strength that it takes to seek support and I strive to create a trusting, judgement-free relationship with my clients.
(613) 407-1531 View (613) 407-1531
Photo of Kelly DeSalvo, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Carleton Place, ON
Kelly DeSalvo
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Carleton Place, ON K7C
Life can sometimes find a way to make us stand still in our tracks. It can be challenging to find our footing and start moving forward again. I use a compassionate, unbiased approach to listen and assist in skill development and learning techniques to help deal with daily stressors, whether big or small, that can restrict our ability to complete everyday tasks or to take on new challenges. It can take a lot of courage to reach out for help. I work to provide a safe space, so you feel confident taking the first step toward your goals.
Life can sometimes find a way to make us stand still in our tracks. It can be challenging to find our footing and start moving forward again. I use a compassionate, unbiased approach to listen and assist in skill development and learning techniques to help deal with daily stressors, whether big or small, that can restrict our ability to complete everyday tasks or to take on new challenges. It can take a lot of courage to reach out for help. I work to provide a safe space, so you feel confident taking the first step toward your goals.
(343) 801-4369 View (343) 801-4369
Photo of Jill Brule, Registered Social Worker in Carleton Place, ON
Jill Brule
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Carleton Place, ON K7C
Not accepting new clients
Welcome! I look forward to meeting with you. As a Registered Social Worker, I offer individual counseling/therapy in person, or virtually. I believe therapy is a collaborative process, and I look forward to joining you on your wellness journey. I have extensive experience working in community mental health and health care settings. I value ongoing training and education, and am able to offer treatment based in CBT, DBT, ACT, Narrative therapy and EMDR. My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, life stress (work, relationships, parenting), grief, and trauma.
Welcome! I look forward to meeting with you. As a Registered Social Worker, I offer individual counseling/therapy in person, or virtually. I believe therapy is a collaborative process, and I look forward to joining you on your wellness journey. I have extensive experience working in community mental health and health care settings. I value ongoing training and education, and am able to offer treatment based in CBT, DBT, ACT, Narrative therapy and EMDR. My areas of focus include anxiety, depression, life stress (work, relationships, parenting), grief, and trauma.
(343) 429-5311 View (343) 429-5311
Photo of JNM Wellness - Jen Nadon-Murray, Registered Psychotherapist in Carleton Place, ON
JNM Wellness - Jen Nadon-Murray
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BSc, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Carleton Place, ON K7C
At JNM Wellness, we offer compassionate and supportive counselling services to individuals and couples looking to address any of life's many challenges. My own approach is based primarily in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and is always client-directed. I am a firm believer that you are the expert in your own life, and my role is to provide the guidance and support to help you unpack the past, work with the present, and find your way onto your desired path for the future. With a focus on strengths, goal setting, and psychoeducation, I aim to empower my clients to overcome their challenges and achieve their full potential.
At JNM Wellness, we offer compassionate and supportive counselling services to individuals and couples looking to address any of life's many challenges. My own approach is based primarily in cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and is always client-directed. I am a firm believer that you are the expert in your own life, and my role is to provide the guidance and support to help you unpack the past, work with the present, and find your way onto your desired path for the future. With a focus on strengths, goal setting, and psychoeducation, I aim to empower my clients to overcome their challenges and achieve their full potential.
(613) 704-5809 View (613) 704-5809
Photo of Janice Fraser, Registered Social Worker in Carleton Place, ON
Janice Fraser
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW, SEP
Verified
Carleton Place, ON K7C
Not accepting new clients
**I AM CURRENTLY UNABLE TO ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS**I have been providing counselling and therapy for 30 years, as well as supervision and consultation to therapists and Masters degree students. My areas of specialty include addictions, trauma, and sexual abuse, and I have extensive experience in other areas of psychotherapy including depression, anxiety, relationships, life transitions, grief and loss, family of origin issues, dissociation, separation, and infertility. I have a passion for helping people develop new ways of understanding and working through their challenges. I am a registered clinical social worker and psychotherapist.
**I AM CURRENTLY UNABLE TO ACCEPT NEW CLIENTS**I have been providing counselling and therapy for 30 years, as well as supervision and consultation to therapists and Masters degree students. My areas of specialty include addictions, trauma, and sexual abuse, and I have extensive experience in other areas of psychotherapy including depression, anxiety, relationships, life transitions, grief and loss, family of origin issues, dissociation, separation, and infertility. I have a passion for helping people develop new ways of understanding and working through their challenges. I am a registered clinical social worker and psychotherapist.
(613) 519-0055 View (613) 519-0055
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CLM Counselling & Psychotherapy- Martine De Villa
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Carleton Place, ON K7C
I am a Social Worker with over 30 years experience working as a Social Worker/Psychotherapist in the mental health field. I have worked with youth, adults, families and couples. I have a wealth of experience treating depression, many forms of anxiety, issues around self-esteem, trauma, relationships, self harm and emotional dysregulation,
I am a Social Worker with over 30 years experience working as a Social Worker/Psychotherapist in the mental health field. I have worked with youth, adults, families and couples. I have a wealth of experience treating depression, many forms of anxiety, issues around self-esteem, trauma, relationships, self harm and emotional dysregulation,
(343) 314-1023 View (343) 314-1023
Photo of Christa McParlan-CLM Counselling and Psychotherapy, Registered Social Worker in Carleton Place, ON
Christa McParlan-CLM Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Carleton Place, ON K7C
At times in our lives we feel lost, overwhelmed and need focused support and reflection to shift our attitude and uncover what it truly creating barriers and stress in our lives and shift towards a healthier and more positive authentic version of ourselves. My goal is to listen and respond with acceptance, compassion, and empathy, providing the space for you to safely explore what is causing you stress, anxiety or sadness, or what is stopping you from feeling fulfilled in your life. Together I believe we are capable of making positive progress towards your goals, especially with the support of being truly understood and validated.
At times in our lives we feel lost, overwhelmed and need focused support and reflection to shift our attitude and uncover what it truly creating barriers and stress in our lives and shift towards a healthier and more positive authentic version of ourselves. My goal is to listen and respond with acceptance, compassion, and empathy, providing the space for you to safely explore what is causing you stress, anxiety or sadness, or what is stopping you from feeling fulfilled in your life. Together I believe we are capable of making positive progress towards your goals, especially with the support of being truly understood and validated.
(613) 900-6046 View (613) 900-6046
Photo of Clm Counselling And Psychotherapy - Mariah Soper, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Carleton Place, ON
Clm Counselling And Psychotherapy - Mariah Soper
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carleton Place, ON K7C
I follow a humanistic approach and have experience with CBT and Parts Work. I believe that regardless of the gold standard approaches, there is no one size fits all when it comes to psychotherapy. I have experience with trauma, anxiety and feeling stuck. I work with individuals, couples, youth and kids.
I follow a humanistic approach and have experience with CBT and Parts Work. I believe that regardless of the gold standard approaches, there is no one size fits all when it comes to psychotherapy. I have experience with trauma, anxiety and feeling stuck. I work with individuals, couples, youth and kids.
(343) 308-3744 View (343) 308-3744
Photo of Lillian Gudmundsson, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Carleton Place, ON
Lillian Gudmundsson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carleton Place, ON K7C
Lillian strives to help her clients develop a curiosity about themselves and explore new ways of connecting with themselves and the world around them. Whether a client wishes to make tangible changes, engage in self-reflection, or is simply seeking a safe place to be open and honest, Lillian provides a compassionate and comforting environment for them to explore their goals. Lillian is trained in perinatal counselling and is passionate about supporting people through pregnancy and postpartum. As a new mother herself, she understands the unique challenges that come with this particular time of one's life.
Lillian strives to help her clients develop a curiosity about themselves and explore new ways of connecting with themselves and the world around them. Whether a client wishes to make tangible changes, engage in self-reflection, or is simply seeking a safe place to be open and honest, Lillian provides a compassionate and comforting environment for them to explore their goals. Lillian is trained in perinatal counselling and is passionate about supporting people through pregnancy and postpartum. As a new mother herself, she understands the unique challenges that come with this particular time of one's life.
(343) 633-4434 View (343) 633-4434
Photo of Michelle King-Stacey, Registered Social Worker in Carleton Place, ON
Michelle King-Stacey
Registered Social Worker, MSW/RSW
Verified
Carleton Place, ON K7C  (Online Only)
Hi. I am a registered Social Worker with many years experience working with adults within a Community Health Centre setting. I am an attachment-based counsellor with extensive training in Emotionally-Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). I also have training in modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotional Regulation, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I weave positive self-talk, mindfulness, and gratitude into my practice as I believe this can contribute to living a more full and happy life.
Hi. I am a registered Social Worker with many years experience working with adults within a Community Health Centre setting. I am an attachment-based counsellor with extensive training in Emotionally-Focused Couple Therapy (EFT). I also have training in modalities such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Emotional Regulation, and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction. I weave positive self-talk, mindfulness, and gratitude into my practice as I believe this can contribute to living a more full and happy life.
(343) 945-7637 View (343) 945-7637
Photo of Julia Miller, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Carleton Place, ON
Julia Miller
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carleton Place, ON K7C
Life often does not go according to plan and sometimes we need support navigating its challenges. I am passionate about supporting others in living their best quality of life possible. I believe this is best done by creating and holding a safe, non-judgmental space to support self-awareness, curiosity, expression, and change. I believe that each individual has a unique life experience and that you are the expert on your life. I view my role as a counsellor as a supportive guide and ally on whatever journey you happen to be on. I offer an empathetic, inclusive, integrated and collaborative approach.
Life often does not go according to plan and sometimes we need support navigating its challenges. I am passionate about supporting others in living their best quality of life possible. I believe this is best done by creating and holding a safe, non-judgmental space to support self-awareness, curiosity, expression, and change. I believe that each individual has a unique life experience and that you are the expert on your life. I view my role as a counsellor as a supportive guide and ally on whatever journey you happen to be on. I offer an empathetic, inclusive, integrated and collaborative approach.
(343) 313-0997 View (343) 313-0997
Photo of Terrilee Kelford, Registered Psychotherapist in Carleton Place, ON
Terrilee Kelford
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Carleton Place, ON K7C
So many young people today are struggling with sleep, feeling sick and/or avoiding school, fighting with parents about seemingly simple routines or expectations, spending too much time on technology, are moody and/or irritable or hurting themselves? As a Registered Psychotherapist with 25+ years experience providing support to incredible young people, I can help. I provide caring and non-judgemental support to young people age 10-30 who are experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, sleep issues, bullying, anger, trauma, gender dysphoria, sexual identity, attachment, self-injury, addictions, ADHD and self-esteem etc.
So many young people today are struggling with sleep, feeling sick and/or avoiding school, fighting with parents about seemingly simple routines or expectations, spending too much time on technology, are moody and/or irritable or hurting themselves? As a Registered Psychotherapist with 25+ years experience providing support to incredible young people, I can help. I provide caring and non-judgemental support to young people age 10-30 who are experiencing challenges with anxiety, depression, sleep issues, bullying, anger, trauma, gender dysphoria, sexual identity, attachment, self-injury, addictions, ADHD and self-esteem etc.
(613) 704-6109 View (613) 704-6109
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Danielle Madeleine Leduc
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified
Carleton Place, ON K7C  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you want to learn, to grow, and to heal you can go to therapy. Therapy is unique in that it treats problems (medical model) as well as improves an already decent life (wellness model). Therapy is effective for helping painful experiences become tolerable. It is a proven method for changing harmful thinking, relational patterns, and behavioral patterns. By helping achieve your potential and a healthy well-being, it can also be used to make good lives great. It can even expand and explore spiritual aspirations.
If you want to learn, to grow, and to heal you can go to therapy. Therapy is unique in that it treats problems (medical model) as well as improves an already decent life (wellness model). Therapy is effective for helping painful experiences become tolerable. It is a proven method for changing harmful thinking, relational patterns, and behavioral patterns. By helping achieve your potential and a healthy well-being, it can also be used to make good lives great. It can even expand and explore spiritual aspirations.
(855) 971-0836 View (855) 971-0836
Photo of Scott Buck, Registered Psychotherapist in Carleton Place, ON
Scott Buck
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carleton Place, ON K7C
Hello, I’m Scott. My person-centered approach to therapy emphasizes collaboration, trust, and a deep respect for your autonomy. We will focus is on building a safe, non-judgemental relationship that will serve as the foundation for our work together. As our therapeutic relationship develops, I aim to promote reflection and provide insight to encourage your authentic growth. I consider the impact of structural (social, environmental, etc.) factors on your unique life circumstances and recognize you are doing the best you can within your current context.
Hello, I’m Scott. My person-centered approach to therapy emphasizes collaboration, trust, and a deep respect for your autonomy. We will focus is on building a safe, non-judgemental relationship that will serve as the foundation for our work together. As our therapeutic relationship develops, I aim to promote reflection and provide insight to encourage your authentic growth. I consider the impact of structural (social, environmental, etc.) factors on your unique life circumstances and recognize you are doing the best you can within your current context.
(343) 321-0108 View (343) 321-0108
Photo of Brianna Ramsay -Clm Counselling And Psychotherapy, Registered Social Worker in Carleton Place, ON
Brianna Ramsay -Clm Counselling And Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Carleton Place, ON K7C  (Online Only)
With a passion for helping people, Brianna has a friendly, relaxed style and is non-judgemental. She offers a safe and supportive space for people to talk about those hard things, and finding ways to thrive when it feels like things are out of control, or not what you were expecting. Brianna is currently working with individuals virtually.
With a passion for helping people, Brianna has a friendly, relaxed style and is non-judgemental. She offers a safe and supportive space for people to talk about those hard things, and finding ways to thrive when it feels like things are out of control, or not what you were expecting. Brianna is currently working with individuals virtually.
(226) 256-8431 View (226) 256-8431

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Number of Counsellors in Carleton Place, ON

60+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Carleton Place, ON who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
94% Depression
89% Stress
77% Coping Skills
76% Relationship Issues
76% Self Esteem
60% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% SunLife
45% Manulife
40% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Carleton Place, ON see their clients

76% In Person and Online
24% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
10% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Carleton Place?

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.