Therapists in Collingwood, ON

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Leanne Raeburn-Gibson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MDiv
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Collingwood, ON L9Y
People come to counselling for a variety of reasons. I strive to meet people wherever they are on their journey, and help to ignite in them a renewed sense of hope. My goal is to help clients experience a greater sense of connection to both themselves and others. I walk clients through the emotional moments that define their sense of self, and help them reclaim a life of balance and calm. I work with clients at every stage of life, and I counsel those who are working through challenging experiences such as trauma, betrayal, anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship concerns.
People come to counselling for a variety of reasons. I strive to meet people wherever they are on their journey, and help to ignite in them a renewed sense of hope. My goal is to help clients experience a greater sense of connection to both themselves and others. I walk clients through the emotional moments that define their sense of self, and help them reclaim a life of balance and calm. I work with clients at every stage of life, and I counsel those who are working through challenging experiences such as trauma, betrayal, anxiety, depression, anger, low self-esteem, life transitions, and relationship concerns.
(705) 995-1889 View (705) 995-1889
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Lori Lynn Lanktree
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Collingwood, ON L9Y
We all know life can have its up's and down's. I am here to help you deal with some of the more challenging times. I am a caring and compassionate therapist who is here to listen. I am also here to help you develop positive strategies that are focused on your goals. This ensures that you come away feeling like you are making change and healing happens in your life. I am also open minded and non-judgmental.
We all know life can have its up's and down's. I am here to help you deal with some of the more challenging times. I am a caring and compassionate therapist who is here to listen. I am also here to help you develop positive strategies that are focused on your goals. This ensures that you come away feeling like you are making change and healing happens in your life. I am also open minded and non-judgmental.
(226) 408-4576 View (226) 408-4576
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Lisa Pelletier
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
Collingwood, ON L9Y
I am a registered Marital and Family Therapist with CAMFT and am a certified sex therapist (www.bestco.info). I work with individuals couples and families. My specialties are also in separation and divorce, grief, life transitions as well as couple and sexual issues.
I am a registered Marital and Family Therapist with CAMFT and am a certified sex therapist (www.bestco.info). I work with individuals couples and families. My specialties are also in separation and divorce, grief, life transitions as well as couple and sexual issues.
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Ian Raeburn-Gibson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA Hons, RP-Q, BA Hons
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collingwood, ON L9Y
I became a therapist because I believe in the power of healing. I’ve seen it happen, and it can happen for you too. When you begin to heal, you discover new hope for your life. I believe all of us, no matter the circumstances we come from, have this innate ability to transcend suffering and become who we were meant to be. I approach therapy from this lens, and I walk along side you as you begin this new path in your life. Whether you're depressed, anxious, grieving, working through addiction, feeling lost in life, or anything else, I invite you to start the journey today and discover what hope can do in your life.
I became a therapist because I believe in the power of healing. I’ve seen it happen, and it can happen for you too. When you begin to heal, you discover new hope for your life. I believe all of us, no matter the circumstances we come from, have this innate ability to transcend suffering and become who we were meant to be. I approach therapy from this lens, and I walk along side you as you begin this new path in your life. Whether you're depressed, anxious, grieving, working through addiction, feeling lost in life, or anything else, I invite you to start the journey today and discover what hope can do in your life.
(647) 327-6959 View (647) 327-6959
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Dr. Bill Colvin
Psychologist, EdD
Verified Verified
Collingwood, ON L9Y
My services focus on providing clients with a family of origin perspective combined with practical strategies to manage dysfunctional thinking and behaviour to support lasting emotional change. This focus supports change across a wide range of problem areas. When clients understand how their family of origin affects them and how their thoughts and behaviours maintain problems, change comes naturally and lasting change comes with mastery of behaviour and thinking.
My services focus on providing clients with a family of origin perspective combined with practical strategies to manage dysfunctional thinking and behaviour to support lasting emotional change. This focus supports change across a wide range of problem areas. When clients understand how their family of origin affects them and how their thoughts and behaviours maintain problems, change comes naturally and lasting change comes with mastery of behaviour and thinking.
(249) 500-8901 View (249) 500-8901
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Britney Selina
Registered Psychotherapist, CCC, MA, RP, BSc
Verified Verified
Collingwood, ON L9Y  (Online Only)
You're here – and that's an awesome first step! As humans, we are messy and complex, and that's okay. In fact, it's what unites us. We continuously face challenges and it's our roots that allow us to move through the world with confidence, compassion, and purpose. Sometimes it can be difficult to pull out our strengths, and that's where your support team comes in. Whether it’s re-connecting in a post pandemic world, working through relationship issues, exploring self-discovery, addressing trauma, or coping with the overload of societal standards, we can face those challenges together.
You're here – and that's an awesome first step! As humans, we are messy and complex, and that's okay. In fact, it's what unites us. We continuously face challenges and it's our roots that allow us to move through the world with confidence, compassion, and purpose. Sometimes it can be difficult to pull out our strengths, and that's where your support team comes in. Whether it’s re-connecting in a post pandemic world, working through relationship issues, exploring self-discovery, addressing trauma, or coping with the overload of societal standards, we can face those challenges together.
(289) 301-7812 View (289) 301-7812
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Cambrian Counselling and Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collingwood, ON L9Y
Here at CCW, we don't just focus on a singular aspect; we embrace your entire world—the relationship with yourself, family, friends, work, and the broader context of society shaping your experiences. Our approach involves immersing ourselves in your reality, understanding, and supporting you every step of the way. You're never alone in this journey. We understand that the cornerstone of successful therapy is the connection between the client and therapist. At CCW, nurturing this bond is paramount; we deeply value and honour the relationship we build with you, ensuring it's founded on respect and compassion.
Here at CCW, we don't just focus on a singular aspect; we embrace your entire world—the relationship with yourself, family, friends, work, and the broader context of society shaping your experiences. Our approach involves immersing ourselves in your reality, understanding, and supporting you every step of the way. You're never alone in this journey. We understand that the cornerstone of successful therapy is the connection between the client and therapist. At CCW, nurturing this bond is paramount; we deeply value and honour the relationship we build with you, ensuring it's founded on respect and compassion.
(226) 918-6167 View (226) 918-6167
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Psychotherapy Relationships Anne Marie Shewfelt
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collingwood, ON L9Y
As a Registered Psychotherapist, and Marriage & Family Therapist, I work with individuals, couples and families. I offer an emotionally safe, non-judgmental and relational approach for my clients to share the content of their stories, circumstances, and life experiences. I have worked with a wide range of clients within the realms of cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and relational issues, however at the root of nearly all presenting problems is the emotional impact of a relationship. My specialty in relationships enables me to work confidently, and effectively with my clients regardless of their identified issue.
As a Registered Psychotherapist, and Marriage & Family Therapist, I work with individuals, couples and families. I offer an emotionally safe, non-judgmental and relational approach for my clients to share the content of their stories, circumstances, and life experiences. I have worked with a wide range of clients within the realms of cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and relational issues, however at the root of nearly all presenting problems is the emotional impact of a relationship. My specialty in relationships enables me to work confidently, and effectively with my clients regardless of their identified issue.
(249) 488-1261 View (249) 488-1261
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Esther Kalaba
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Collingwood, ON L9Y
Believe it or not, in the same way that you learned how to read or ride a bike, you CAN learn to navigate uncertainty and coast through the emotional ups and downs that come with the times in your life when you do not know where to go or what to do. I believe that creativity can be the sustaining and supportive fire that fuels your life. Listening, breathing, embodied learning, and making, are the four principles which have guided my practice over the last 15 years. Changing longstanding habits or patterns takes time, commitment, motivation, and consistency, many approaches are needed. Caring for yourself is fundamental to life.
Believe it or not, in the same way that you learned how to read or ride a bike, you CAN learn to navigate uncertainty and coast through the emotional ups and downs that come with the times in your life when you do not know where to go or what to do. I believe that creativity can be the sustaining and supportive fire that fuels your life. Listening, breathing, embodied learning, and making, are the four principles which have guided my practice over the last 15 years. Changing longstanding habits or patterns takes time, commitment, motivation, and consistency, many approaches are needed. Caring for yourself is fundamental to life.
(438) 817-3788 View (438) 817-3788
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Michele L Rich
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Collingwood, ON L9Y
I work with people of all ages, including children and youth as well as adults and seniors who are facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, body image, relationships, sexuality, grief, loss, life changes, spirituality, disconnectedness among other issues. I believe that the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and each other, is personal healing.
I work with people of all ages, including children and youth as well as adults and seniors who are facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, body image, relationships, sexuality, grief, loss, life changes, spirituality, disconnectedness among other issues. I believe that the greatest gift we can give to ourselves and each other, is personal healing.
(877) 685-6213 View (877) 685-6213
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Lauren Hammond Counseling & Ecotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Collingwood, ON L9Y
Not accepting new clients
Please note: I am unable to take new clients at the moment. As a therapist who is as passionate about mental health as I am about the outdoors, ecotherapy is something I am excited to share with you. I'm an experienced counselor, trail guide and backcountry camper, and have facilitated outdoor experiences, including therapeutic journeying with youth and adults, for many years. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, strengths-based, client-led, and is grounded in the ideologies of anti-oppressive practice and decolonizing.
Please note: I am unable to take new clients at the moment. As a therapist who is as passionate about mental health as I am about the outdoors, ecotherapy is something I am excited to share with you. I'm an experienced counselor, trail guide and backcountry camper, and have facilitated outdoor experiences, including therapeutic journeying with youth and adults, for many years. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed, strengths-based, client-led, and is grounded in the ideologies of anti-oppressive practice and decolonizing.
(226) 887-6476 View (226) 887-6476
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Michelle Lloyd
Registered Psychotherapist, D:VATI, MC:AT, RP
Verified Verified
Collingwood, ON L9Y
Within my practice, I specialize in working with children and adolescents and adults, specifically adults looking for parenting support/coaching and mothers entering into the world of parenting (prenatal, pregnancy, postpartum). My therapeutic approach is an eclectic one, one that is flexible to the needs of my client. It is very important to know that therapy is not a “one size fits all” approach and therefore I find flexibility in my approach to be imperative. I offer therapeutic approaches in the realm of talk, art, and play therapy. I have training in a variety of therapeutic approaches making my approach flexible to your needs.
Within my practice, I specialize in working with children and adolescents and adults, specifically adults looking for parenting support/coaching and mothers entering into the world of parenting (prenatal, pregnancy, postpartum). My therapeutic approach is an eclectic one, one that is flexible to the needs of my client. It is very important to know that therapy is not a “one size fits all” approach and therefore I find flexibility in my approach to be imperative. I offer therapeutic approaches in the realm of talk, art, and play therapy. I have training in a variety of therapeutic approaches making my approach flexible to your needs.
(249) 490-5634 View (249) 490-5634
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Darlene Neelands Ormsby
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collingwood, ON L9Y  (Online Only)
There are times during our life's journey we may feel overwhelmed and unable to move past from situations that may be hindering our ability to live life joyfully in the moment. Stress and anxiety can be quite debilitating at times. I am certified as a Traumatic Incident Reduction facilitator as well as trained in D.B.T., C.B.T. and N.L.P.. I have 15 years experience in providing mental health support. My previous background was in Nursing beginning in 1982.
There are times during our life's journey we may feel overwhelmed and unable to move past from situations that may be hindering our ability to live life joyfully in the moment. Stress and anxiety can be quite debilitating at times. I am certified as a Traumatic Incident Reduction facilitator as well as trained in D.B.T., C.B.T. and N.L.P.. I have 15 years experience in providing mental health support. My previous background was in Nursing beginning in 1982.
(226) 783-4253 View (226) 783-4253
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Peter Madore
Registered Psychotherapist, Dip, TIRP, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Collingwood, ON L9Y
It is the normal experience of struggle and suffering that brings people to psychotherapy. You may feel that something in your life is not making sense or is not working. That may be a relationship, your reactions to life events, the past wounds of trauma that emerge, or other challenging experiences; it is all okay. Whatever it is that brings you in, I maintain that there is nothing “wrong” with you, that there is just something wrong for you. This perspective can seem completely foreign at first, however, it is the process of therapy that can shift the feeling of being “wrong” to an intuitive, felt sense that you are just right.
It is the normal experience of struggle and suffering that brings people to psychotherapy. You may feel that something in your life is not making sense or is not working. That may be a relationship, your reactions to life events, the past wounds of trauma that emerge, or other challenging experiences; it is all okay. Whatever it is that brings you in, I maintain that there is nothing “wrong” with you, that there is just something wrong for you. This perspective can seem completely foreign at first, however, it is the process of therapy that can shift the feeling of being “wrong” to an intuitive, felt sense that you are just right.
(855) 595-3269 View (855) 595-3269
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Melissa Cornell - Esprit Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Collingwood, ON L9Y
We all need support at different times in our lives and I understand that reaching out for this help can be difficult. My therapeutic approach is to connect with you, where you are at, as the first step in our work. From there, we will strive to recognize where change is needed and how to create this change for a more manageable place in life. Understanding your story, respectfully and safely, then creating goals for success and how to get there, will be the direction of our work together. With my primary focus on anxiety, depression, family issues and grief, the ultimate outcome of our work should feel progressive and empowering.
We all need support at different times in our lives and I understand that reaching out for this help can be difficult. My therapeutic approach is to connect with you, where you are at, as the first step in our work. From there, we will strive to recognize where change is needed and how to create this change for a more manageable place in life. Understanding your story, respectfully and safely, then creating goals for success and how to get there, will be the direction of our work together. With my primary focus on anxiety, depression, family issues and grief, the ultimate outcome of our work should feel progressive and empowering.
(249) 490-4470 View (249) 490-4470
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Michele Wolf
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BASc
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Collingwood, ON L9Y  (Online Only)
Life has its ups and downs and sometimes gets really challenging. So often we tell ourselves we can handle it, that things will get better, that it's not that bad, or that other people have it worse. Maybe we’ll fix it by doing more, giving more, pleasing others more. Everyone has their unique reasons to seek counselling. Often, it's for gaining support with a current challenge or life transition. Or, for support around long-standing unhelpful patterns and difficulties from the past. For adult women from their 20’s through midlife and into their elder years.
Life has its ups and downs and sometimes gets really challenging. So often we tell ourselves we can handle it, that things will get better, that it's not that bad, or that other people have it worse. Maybe we’ll fix it by doing more, giving more, pleasing others more. Everyone has their unique reasons to seek counselling. Often, it's for gaining support with a current challenge or life transition. Or, for support around long-standing unhelpful patterns and difficulties from the past. For adult women from their 20’s through midlife and into their elder years.
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Geoff Ayton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Collingwood, ON L9Y
There are times in our life when it feels like nothing we do makes a difference. Problems become complicated by issues associated with our struggles managing mood or anxiety, feelings of shame, or coping with grief and loss. Situations such as transitions related to life stages, conflict or loss of connection in significant relationships, or changes in mental well being can be distressing and overwhelming. I work hard to build collaborative alliances with clients to co-construct different narratives about our relationship with problems, and develop alternative personal stories of strength, growth and recovery.
There are times in our life when it feels like nothing we do makes a difference. Problems become complicated by issues associated with our struggles managing mood or anxiety, feelings of shame, or coping with grief and loss. Situations such as transitions related to life stages, conflict or loss of connection in significant relationships, or changes in mental well being can be distressing and overwhelming. I work hard to build collaborative alliances with clients to co-construct different narratives about our relationship with problems, and develop alternative personal stories of strength, growth and recovery.
(705) 995-0167 View (705) 995-0167
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Katie Beres
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BScN, HBSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collingwood, ON L9Y
My goal as a Registered Psychotherapist is to empower individuals to overcome challenges and discover their inner strength, enabling them to lead fulfilling lives. With a belief in tailoring therapeutic approaches to meet each patient's unique needs, I draw upon a wide range of theoretical frameworks, ensuring that my clients receive a personalized and holistic approach to therapy.
My goal as a Registered Psychotherapist is to empower individuals to overcome challenges and discover their inner strength, enabling them to lead fulfilling lives. With a belief in tailoring therapeutic approaches to meet each patient's unique needs, I draw upon a wide range of theoretical frameworks, ensuring that my clients receive a personalized and holistic approach to therapy.
(249) 490-8583 View (249) 490-8583
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Tara Siobhan McGee
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Collingwood, ON L9Y
I work with trauma survivors, parents, couples, individual adults and new parents. It is in relationship that we are formed, and it is also in relationship that we can heal and grow. My job is to provide a safe, professional, healing relationship. It is my goal to look beyond symptoms and pathology to help you make contact with your authentic self. I also view my role as a bridge, helping couples and families discover and create a sense of safety and security so that each person in the relationship can thrive.
I work with trauma survivors, parents, couples, individual adults and new parents. It is in relationship that we are formed, and it is also in relationship that we can heal and grow. My job is to provide a safe, professional, healing relationship. It is my goal to look beyond symptoms and pathology to help you make contact with your authentic self. I also view my role as a bridge, helping couples and families discover and create a sense of safety and security so that each person in the relationship can thrive.
(705) 996-3122 View (705) 996-3122
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Sheilagh O'Sullivan
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, CHyp
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Collingwood, ON L9Y  (Online Only)
Mark Twain noted "The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why". Are you feeling lost, and unsure? Do you want to find your purpose in this life? Do you dream of a life in which you are confident to be, and share your authentic self? It is possible. Receiving compassionate, thoughtful, creative support will allow you to transform your dream life into your real life. A life that is filled with peace, meaning and inner resolve. You know what you desire, and I am able to provide you with unique, and interesting approaches to help you unleash your inner wisdom, power, and creativity.
Mark Twain noted "The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you find out why". Are you feeling lost, and unsure? Do you want to find your purpose in this life? Do you dream of a life in which you are confident to be, and share your authentic self? It is possible. Receiving compassionate, thoughtful, creative support will allow you to transform your dream life into your real life. A life that is filled with peace, meaning and inner resolve. You know what you desire, and I am able to provide you with unique, and interesting approaches to help you unleash your inner wisdom, power, and creativity.
(705) 996-0294 View (705) 996-0294

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Number of Counsellors in Collingwood, ON

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Collingwood, ON who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
90% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
79% Coping Skills
77% Self Esteem
74% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Green Shield Canada
39% Other
39% SunLife

How Counsellors in Collingwood, ON see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Collingwood?

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.