Therapists in Cornwall, ON

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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSW, MA
Verified Verified
Cornwall, ON K6H  (Online Only)
It's not just you, life HAS gotten harder in the last few years. If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
It's not just you, life HAS gotten harder in the last few years. If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
(613) 519-2697 View (613) 519-2697
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Ataraxia Counselling Cornwall
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BAPsych
Verified Verified
Cornwall, ON K6H
I am a registered psychotherapist and I work with both couples and individuals who struggle with various inter/intrapersonal issues. I see my clients, not as a diagnosis, but as individuals with complex life stories who require a treatment plan designed with their specific needs and experiences in mind. If you are struggling with your mental health and are looking for someone to turn to as you begin your journey, reach out today. Together, we can work towards improving your current and future life satisfaction.
I am a registered psychotherapist and I work with both couples and individuals who struggle with various inter/intrapersonal issues. I see my clients, not as a diagnosis, but as individuals with complex life stories who require a treatment plan designed with their specific needs and experiences in mind. If you are struggling with your mental health and are looking for someone to turn to as you begin your journey, reach out today. Together, we can work towards improving your current and future life satisfaction.
(343) 305-1744 View (343) 305-1744
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Better You Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornwall, ON K6H
We offer Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Virtual Exposure Therapy, Dialectal Behavioural based approaches, Biofeedback Training, EMDR, Safe Sounds Protocol and other evidence-based approaches to help clients identify how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours work together and to develop the skills needed to overcome their personal challenges.
We offer Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Virtual Exposure Therapy, Dialectal Behavioural based approaches, Biofeedback Training, EMDR, Safe Sounds Protocol and other evidence-based approaches to help clients identify how their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours work together and to develop the skills needed to overcome their personal challenges.
(343) 338-5080 View (343) 338-5080
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Katie Vachon
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornwall, ON K6H
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. I have over 13 years of experience providing intensive support to individuals and families struggling with a wide range of mental health challenges, abuse, trauma, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence. I utilize a person-centered, collaborative approach to treatment to support and promote self-reflection, healing, personal growth, resilience, and lasting emotional well-being using a variety of therapeutic modalities tailored to each unique clients needs.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. I have over 13 years of experience providing intensive support to individuals and families struggling with a wide range of mental health challenges, abuse, trauma, substance abuse, and intimate partner violence. I utilize a person-centered, collaborative approach to treatment to support and promote self-reflection, healing, personal growth, resilience, and lasting emotional well-being using a variety of therapeutic modalities tailored to each unique clients needs.
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Jennifer Gaudreau Registered Psychotherapist
Counsellor, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Cornwall, ON K6H
Are you looking to feel better? Sometimes the journey to healing can feel overwhelming and a lot like an unsolved puzzle. I am a seasoned Therapist with over 25 years of offering Mental Health and Addictions experience. If you want more awareness about yourself, your struggles and understanding, clarity and emotional peace, then psychotherapy may be what you need. Do you suspect there past events may be holding you back from enjoying your life today? Please call me for initial consultation. Mental Wellness can be found. I work with unique people looking for solutions incl. adults, youth, couples and families, groups public events
Are you looking to feel better? Sometimes the journey to healing can feel overwhelming and a lot like an unsolved puzzle. I am a seasoned Therapist with over 25 years of offering Mental Health and Addictions experience. If you want more awareness about yourself, your struggles and understanding, clarity and emotional peace, then psychotherapy may be what you need. Do you suspect there past events may be holding you back from enjoying your life today? Please call me for initial consultation. Mental Wellness can be found. I work with unique people looking for solutions incl. adults, youth, couples and families, groups public events
(613) 704-0703 View (613) 704-0703
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New Mindset Therapy & Yoga
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW, EMDR
Verified Verified
Cornwall, ON K6J
Do you struggle with feeling irritable, distant or cut off from others, avoid social activities have difficulty concentrating or inability to function in your profession or personal relationships? Do you have difficulty saying no without feeling guilty, or trying to live up to unrealistic expectations? Now more than ever, professionals in our community are feeling tired and forgotten. Since the beginning of the pandemic; individuals like you. We believe that professionals should be provided with consistent and quality therapy to be able to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
Do you struggle with feeling irritable, distant or cut off from others, avoid social activities have difficulty concentrating or inability to function in your profession or personal relationships? Do you have difficulty saying no without feeling guilty, or trying to live up to unrealistic expectations? Now more than ever, professionals in our community are feeling tired and forgotten. Since the beginning of the pandemic; individuals like you. We believe that professionals should be provided with consistent and quality therapy to be able to live a more peaceful and fulfilling life.
(343) 304-6131 View (343) 304-6131
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Health Within Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Cornwall, ON K6J
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? Maybe life has thrown you one too many curve balls and you’re struggling to cope. I am here to help you by offering you a safe space that is free of judgment to navigate your challenges. I completed my MACP at Yorkville University and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. I am also a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed or depressed? Maybe life has thrown you one too many curve balls and you’re struggling to cope. I am here to help you by offering you a safe space that is free of judgment to navigate your challenges. I completed my MACP at Yorkville University and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. I am also a member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association.
(343) 312-5559 View (343) 312-5559
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Charlene Roy
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
Cornwall, ON K6K  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
***Full Practice - Unable to accept new clients.*** I work in private practice. I enjoy journeying with people on their unique and personal therapeutic journey of growth and healing. I believe in each person's own inner healing abilities, strengths and unique needs. I help people dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, post-traumatic stress, dissociation, childhood abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues, work/career concerns, life transitions, physical ailments and health concerns, personal growth, and more. Others seek my services for spiritual awakening and growth, and to explore one's life meaning and life purpose.
***Full Practice - Unable to accept new clients.*** I work in private practice. I enjoy journeying with people on their unique and personal therapeutic journey of growth and healing. I believe in each person's own inner healing abilities, strengths and unique needs. I help people dealing with anxiety, depression, trauma, post-traumatic stress, dissociation, childhood abuse, grief and loss, relationship issues, work/career concerns, life transitions, physical ailments and health concerns, personal growth, and more. Others seek my services for spiritual awakening and growth, and to explore one's life meaning and life purpose.
(613) 704-7682 View (613) 704-7682
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Alyssa Girard
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornwall, ON K6H
Hello, my name is Alyssa, and I am a dedicated psychotherapist (qualifying) passionate about helping people on their journey towards healing and growth. I understand that therapy can be costly, so I strive to offer flexible rates to better cater to my clients and their needs. Life is full of challenges, and I am committed to helping individuals achieve their goals, whether navigating relationships, managing personal growth, or coping with life's complexities.
Hello, my name is Alyssa, and I am a dedicated psychotherapist (qualifying) passionate about helping people on their journey towards healing and growth. I understand that therapy can be costly, so I strive to offer flexible rates to better cater to my clients and their needs. Life is full of challenges, and I am committed to helping individuals achieve their goals, whether navigating relationships, managing personal growth, or coping with life's complexities.
(343) 342-1294 View (343) 342-1294
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Amanda Thomas
Registered Psychotherapist, BAPsy, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornwall, ON K6H
Hi! My name is Amanda. I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Cornwall. I am currently offering individual counselling and psychotherapy to youth and adults ages 15 to 64 years old experiencing mental health challenges including but not limited to, anxiety, stress, depression, and more (see below). I take an electic, collaborative, and strength/boundaries-based approach to supporting and empowering clients. It's okay to not be okay - recognizing this and seeking support is the first step in taking your power back.
Hi! My name is Amanda. I am a Registered Psychotherapist in Cornwall. I am currently offering individual counselling and psychotherapy to youth and adults ages 15 to 64 years old experiencing mental health challenges including but not limited to, anxiety, stress, depression, and more (see below). I take an electic, collaborative, and strength/boundaries-based approach to supporting and empowering clients. It's okay to not be okay - recognizing this and seeking support is the first step in taking your power back.
(343) 453-5363 View (343) 453-5363
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Susan Hess
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cornwall, ON K6H
Welcome to Wellness Within Counselling service. We offer psychotherapy to aid in healing and empowering individuals through personal growth. More than just support, psychotherapy will help get to the root source of what keeps us from being the best version of ourselves. Trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues or just general wellbeing; psychotherapy can help you to challenge troubling emotions, thoughts and behaviour. Our approach can include treatment specific to trauma, cognitive behavioural therapy, family history/interpersonal relationship work and supportive therapy. We specialize in EMDR for trauma.
Welcome to Wellness Within Counselling service. We offer psychotherapy to aid in healing and empowering individuals through personal growth. More than just support, psychotherapy will help get to the root source of what keeps us from being the best version of ourselves. Trauma, anxiety, depression, stress, relationship issues or just general wellbeing; psychotherapy can help you to challenge troubling emotions, thoughts and behaviour. Our approach can include treatment specific to trauma, cognitive behavioural therapy, family history/interpersonal relationship work and supportive therapy. We specialize in EMDR for trauma.
(613) 801-8553 View (613) 801-8553
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Anne Stones
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
Cornwall, ON K6H
Hi, I'm Anne and I recently completed my MA in Counselling and Spirituality at St Paul University. I bring compassion, empathy and life experience to my practice, and I use a client-centred approach that recognizes and values your individuality. My practice incorporates elements of an attachment-based perspective, Internal Family Systems, Emotion Focused Therapy, narrative theory and CBT. However, my main priority is for you to feel heard and understood; and for us to work together on goals that are tailored to your specific needs and experiences.
Hi, I'm Anne and I recently completed my MA in Counselling and Spirituality at St Paul University. I bring compassion, empathy and life experience to my practice, and I use a client-centred approach that recognizes and values your individuality. My practice incorporates elements of an attachment-based perspective, Internal Family Systems, Emotion Focused Therapy, narrative theory and CBT. However, my main priority is for you to feel heard and understood; and for us to work together on goals that are tailored to your specific needs and experiences.
(343) 341-4993 View (343) 341-4993
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Tammy Wells-Petryna
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornwall, ON K6H
I believe that personal health is not only the state of the body but our minds, emotions, spirituality and thoughts as well. To help ourselves, we need to feel safe and secure in order to allow ourselves to become vulnerable and therefore able to work through the discomfort of change. There are times when life gets overwhelming as it's part of the human experience. As a result of this, you may feel stressed, anxious, depressed, angry, and your usual coping strategies aren't working. It is helpful to get support from someone who can provide a safe space for you to explore the thoughts and behaviours that are causing you pain.
I believe that personal health is not only the state of the body but our minds, emotions, spirituality and thoughts as well. To help ourselves, we need to feel safe and secure in order to allow ourselves to become vulnerable and therefore able to work through the discomfort of change. There are times when life gets overwhelming as it's part of the human experience. As a result of this, you may feel stressed, anxious, depressed, angry, and your usual coping strategies aren't working. It is helpful to get support from someone who can provide a safe space for you to explore the thoughts and behaviours that are causing you pain.
(343) 338-3744 View (343) 338-3744
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Sam Boulazreg @ Psychotherapy For You
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cornwall, ON K6J  (Online Only)
I am a licensed psychotherapist (qualifying) with a master's degree in counseling psychology. I have been working in the mental health field and have experience helping individuals of all ages navigate various challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma.
I am a licensed psychotherapist (qualifying) with a master's degree in counseling psychology. I have been working in the mental health field and have experience helping individuals of all ages navigate various challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship issues, and trauma.
(343) 633-3766 View (343) 633-3766
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Camille Leclerc
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA
Verified Verified
Cornwall, ON K6H
Do you feel like your relationship is in distress? Conflicts with your family members are frequent and a distance is being created? You may feel stressed, angry, sad or isolated, because the ties with your loved ones are difficult. Couple or family therapy can help you! Indeed, your well-being is influenced by the quality of your relationships, and we are all capable of learning to interact in a satisfying and nourishing way. I propose to create a safe environment in therapy so that we can work together towards your well-being and improve the bonds with your love partner or loved ones leading to a life aligned with your values.
Do you feel like your relationship is in distress? Conflicts with your family members are frequent and a distance is being created? You may feel stressed, angry, sad or isolated, because the ties with your loved ones are difficult. Couple or family therapy can help you! Indeed, your well-being is influenced by the quality of your relationships, and we are all capable of learning to interact in a satisfying and nourishing way. I propose to create a safe environment in therapy so that we can work together towards your well-being and improve the bonds with your love partner or loved ones leading to a life aligned with your values.
(613) 777-0024 View (613) 777-0024
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Cotton Mill Counselling Clinic
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Cornwall, ON K6H
NEW location! Psychotherapy and couples counselling are available in office and online. I love listening carefully to my clients' life stories and asking just the right questions at just the right time to help them think through the problems differently. I am a Registered Social Worker and Sociologist. I use Narrative Therapy, a gentle talk therapy that is client-centered and strengths-based. My approach is informed by research with an understanding of the nervous system. This means, I help clients understand and work with their own nervous system as we talk. My approach is also CBT, DBT & EFT informed.
NEW location! Psychotherapy and couples counselling are available in office and online. I love listening carefully to my clients' life stories and asking just the right questions at just the right time to help them think through the problems differently. I am a Registered Social Worker and Sociologist. I use Narrative Therapy, a gentle talk therapy that is client-centered and strengths-based. My approach is informed by research with an understanding of the nervous system. This means, I help clients understand and work with their own nervous system as we talk. My approach is also CBT, DBT & EFT informed.
(613) 933-8264 View (613) 933-8264
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Rachelle Trudel
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Cornwall, ON K6H  (Online Only)
Welcome to my psychotherapy practice! I offer attachment theory-based psychotherapy. Are you tired of your childhood wounds running your life? Of knowing where your anxiety, low self-esteem, and difficulty trusting yourself and others come from, but not knowing what to do about them? Of feeling like you’ve tried everything to heal yourself and to have success in your relationships, but not seeing the results you've hoped for? In my work, I put my knowledge of attachment theory as well as my skills in SFBT, CBT, MI, and mindfulness to use in helping my clients progress in their healing of lifelong childhood wounds.
Welcome to my psychotherapy practice! I offer attachment theory-based psychotherapy. Are you tired of your childhood wounds running your life? Of knowing where your anxiety, low self-esteem, and difficulty trusting yourself and others come from, but not knowing what to do about them? Of feeling like you’ve tried everything to heal yourself and to have success in your relationships, but not seeing the results you've hoped for? In my work, I put my knowledge of attachment theory as well as my skills in SFBT, CBT, MI, and mindfulness to use in helping my clients progress in their healing of lifelong childhood wounds.
(343) 304-6629 View (343) 304-6629
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Lise Walker
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Cornwall, ON K6J
Currently accepting patients for virtual & in person EVENING appointments. Tired of feeling tense, having a short fuse, struggling to get things done or feeling hopeless? Emotional experiences impact our health and well-being and can leave someone feeling stuck, disconnected in our relationships or with physical symptoms. Overwhelmed, fear, anger and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. They impact our day to day and relationships with partners and family. I can help you overcome these, guide you through a process of change and teach you coping strategies.
Currently accepting patients for virtual & in person EVENING appointments. Tired of feeling tense, having a short fuse, struggling to get things done or feeling hopeless? Emotional experiences impact our health and well-being and can leave someone feeling stuck, disconnected in our relationships or with physical symptoms. Overwhelmed, fear, anger and anxiety are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. They impact our day to day and relationships with partners and family. I can help you overcome these, guide you through a process of change and teach you coping strategies.
(613) 938-1000 View (613) 938-1000
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Alexis Labrecque-Bedard
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Cornwall, ON K6H  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients - Are you feeling stunted in your growth journey? As someone who as struggled with their own anxiety, emotions, and sexuality, I know how challenging therapy can be sometimes. The pressure, the expectations, the fit; sometimes it can all be too much when all you want to do is feel a bit lighter. Whether it's working through a break up, coming out to your peers, adjusting to a new job, or just struggling with the day-to-day emotions or tasks, there is room to grow. I believe in finding strengths and learning to utilize them to face challenges, gain self-compassion skills, and enhance personal well-being.
Accepting New Clients - Are you feeling stunted in your growth journey? As someone who as struggled with their own anxiety, emotions, and sexuality, I know how challenging therapy can be sometimes. The pressure, the expectations, the fit; sometimes it can all be too much when all you want to do is feel a bit lighter. Whether it's working through a break up, coming out to your peers, adjusting to a new job, or just struggling with the day-to-day emotions or tasks, there is room to grow. I believe in finding strengths and learning to utilize them to face challenges, gain self-compassion skills, and enhance personal well-being.
(613) 701-8945 View (613) 701-8945
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Rhonda Quinn
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Cornwall, ON K6H
Waitlist for new clients
Do you often feel like your emotions are overwhelming, uncontrollable, and get in the way of your goals? Do you feel misunderstood and unable to get the support you need from those around you? Are you a caregiver who needs help coping, while finding ways to support the children in your life? Are you a teenager or parent having difficulty navigating a relationship? If so, I might be the right fit for you.
Do you often feel like your emotions are overwhelming, uncontrollable, and get in the way of your goals? Do you feel misunderstood and unable to get the support you need from those around you? Are you a caregiver who needs help coping, while finding ways to support the children in your life? Are you a teenager or parent having difficulty navigating a relationship? If so, I might be the right fit for you.
(343) 313-0861 View (343) 313-0861

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cornwall, ON

60+

Average cost per session

$145

Counsellors in Cornwall, ON who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
79% Depression
79% Self Esteem
77% Stress
74% Coping Skills
73% Relationship Issues
73% Grief

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% SunLife
64% Canada Life | Great-West Life
61% Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Cornwall, ON see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cornwall?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.