Therapists in Deep River, ON

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Deborah E Cooper
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Deep River, ON K0J  (Online Only)
In addition to supporting clients through life transitions and challenges, I offer First Responder or a Trauma Exposed Professional a safe space to work through mental wellness with knowledgable mental health clinician who has also worked in the field. I have come to psychotherapy after having worked over 20 years as a frontline paramedic and bring a unique perspective to both my First Responder and “civilian” clients. Working together we can maneuver this time of your life to create personal growth and satisfaction in a judgement free, inclusive environment.
In addition to supporting clients through life transitions and challenges, I offer First Responder or a Trauma Exposed Professional a safe space to work through mental wellness with knowledgable mental health clinician who has also worked in the field. I have come to psychotherapy after having worked over 20 years as a frontline paramedic and bring a unique perspective to both my First Responder and “civilian” clients. Working together we can maneuver this time of your life to create personal growth and satisfaction in a judgement free, inclusive environment.
(343) 305-1086 View (343) 305-1086
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Resilient Roots Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
Deep River, ON K0J
In today's world there are no shortage of issues, problems or challenges that are commonly experienced on any given day by countless folks. What is unique is how we each identify, experience and cope with or resolve them. It is our philosophy that all human beings are inherently resilient and were never meant to solely cope or deal with many of the issues, problems or challenges that they often take on alone. Sometimes you can't articulate what you are going through, don't know exactly what you need or want and don't know where to start or what to do and that is ok.
In today's world there are no shortage of issues, problems or challenges that are commonly experienced on any given day by countless folks. What is unique is how we each identify, experience and cope with or resolve them. It is our philosophy that all human beings are inherently resilient and were never meant to solely cope or deal with many of the issues, problems or challenges that they often take on alone. Sometimes you can't articulate what you are going through, don't know exactly what you need or want and don't know where to start or what to do and that is ok.
(343) 622-0110 View (343) 622-0110
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Rena Tennant, Registered Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP, BCN
Verified
2 Endorsed
Deep River, ON K0J
Waitlist for new clients
Do you need a safe place to discuss difficult issues? Are you interested in learning what you can do to help achieve better sleep? Could you use some help with managing symptoms of anxiety & depression ? Are you wondering if your drinking or drug use is a problem? Do PTSD symptoms prevent you from engaging in your daily activities? Is stress effecting your health? Using a client-centred approach, I encourage clients to be collaborative in their treatment. I believe there is always an opportunity for growth and change, and I support clients as they explore their own pathway to increased psychological wellness.
Do you need a safe place to discuss difficult issues? Are you interested in learning what you can do to help achieve better sleep? Could you use some help with managing symptoms of anxiety & depression ? Are you wondering if your drinking or drug use is a problem? Do PTSD symptoms prevent you from engaging in your daily activities? Is stress effecting your health? Using a client-centred approach, I encourage clients to be collaborative in their treatment. I believe there is always an opportunity for growth and change, and I support clients as they explore their own pathway to increased psychological wellness.
(855) 248-3485 View (855) 248-3485
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Acorn to Oak Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Deep River, ON K0J
Are you feeling overwhelmed and in need of a welcoming space? Acorn to Oak Therapy strives to give you a warm, non-judgemental atmosphere to work through what you are going through. Some of my most common experiences with clients has been working on issues such as anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and self-esteem.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and in need of a welcoming space? Acorn to Oak Therapy strives to give you a warm, non-judgemental atmosphere to work through what you are going through. Some of my most common experiences with clients has been working on issues such as anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and self-esteem.
(343) 801-4623 View (343) 801-4623
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Kelsey Parker
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Deep River, ON K0J  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Not Currently Accepting New Clients. Does it feel like you’re failing everyone around you as you struggle to meet your own needs? You don’t feel like yourself anymore and it’s as if you’ve lost your sense of direction. You and your partner may be caught in a cycle of disagreements. You may find yourself quickly irritated and stressed. Your relationship may feel disconnected, communication may be difficult and you feel you've moved away from who you are and what your purpose is.
Not Currently Accepting New Clients. Does it feel like you’re failing everyone around you as you struggle to meet your own needs? You don’t feel like yourself anymore and it’s as if you’ve lost your sense of direction. You and your partner may be caught in a cycle of disagreements. You may find yourself quickly irritated and stressed. Your relationship may feel disconnected, communication may be difficult and you feel you've moved away from who you are and what your purpose is.
(343) 305-5585 View (343) 305-5585

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Amanda Lafreniere
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified
Pembroke, ON K8A
Not accepting new clients
We all come to therapy for different reasons. To have support when we are grieving and navigating difficult life transitions. To identify, understand and change patterns that leave us feeling stuck in our lives and relationships. To loosen the hold anxiety and self-critical thoughts have on us. To get to know ourselves more deeply and move towards self-acceptance and compassion. To live more mindfully so we can really be in the present moment. These, along with so many more, are valid reasons to reach out for help. You are in the right place - you don't have to do it all alone.
We all come to therapy for different reasons. To have support when we are grieving and navigating difficult life transitions. To identify, understand and change patterns that leave us feeling stuck in our lives and relationships. To loosen the hold anxiety and self-critical thoughts have on us. To get to know ourselves more deeply and move towards self-acceptance and compassion. To live more mindfully so we can really be in the present moment. These, along with so many more, are valid reasons to reach out for help. You are in the right place - you don't have to do it all alone.
(613) 702-3001 View (613) 702-3001
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Connected Counselling —Affordable Expert Care
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Cobden, ON K0J
Are you or a member of your family struggling with anxiety or low energy? Do you have anxiety or depression? Is your marriage or relationship in trouble, or do you need help coping with an affair or divorce? Is your most intimate relationship marred by conflict? Do you drink too much or struggle with substance abuse? My name is Adrienne and I lead our team of qualified social workers and psychotherapists, as well as fully supervised social work and psychotherapy interns. In therapy, we will work towards practical solutions that make your life better in tangible ways. Our goals for you are long-term healing and growth.
Are you or a member of your family struggling with anxiety or low energy? Do you have anxiety or depression? Is your marriage or relationship in trouble, or do you need help coping with an affair or divorce? Is your most intimate relationship marred by conflict? Do you drink too much or struggle with substance abuse? My name is Adrienne and I lead our team of qualified social workers and psychotherapists, as well as fully supervised social work and psychotherapy interns. In therapy, we will work towards practical solutions that make your life better in tangible ways. Our goals for you are long-term healing and growth.
(343) 312-6405 View (343) 312-6405
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Adrienne Carfagnini
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Beachburg, ON K0J
Not accepting new clients
I am a registered masters-level social worker with over fifteen years of experience working with military and civilian adults, children and families. I specialize in relationship counselling and sex therapy as well as individual trauma therapy, both in-person and from a PHIPPA-approved online platform in Pembroke, Ontario. I also have specialized training in working with polyamorous or otherwise open relationships. I am eager to work with those who identify as LGBTQ2IA+ and those who identify as non-binary/fluid/exploring in their gender identities. All faiths/traditions/orientations/lifestyles are WELCOME!
I am a registered masters-level social worker with over fifteen years of experience working with military and civilian adults, children and families. I specialize in relationship counselling and sex therapy as well as individual trauma therapy, both in-person and from a PHIPPA-approved online platform in Pembroke, Ontario. I also have specialized training in working with polyamorous or otherwise open relationships. I am eager to work with those who identify as LGBTQ2IA+ and those who identify as non-binary/fluid/exploring in their gender identities. All faiths/traditions/orientations/lifestyles are WELCOME!
(613) 707-7321 View (613) 707-7321
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Brooke Webster
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP
Verified
Madawaska, ON K0J  (Online Only)
I am passionate about helping my clients overcome their struggles and be able to live the best life they can. I understand how difficult it can be to navigate through life, maintain healthy relationships, all while taking care of yourself. Are you in need of someone to help you understand your own emotions and how to handle these difficult situations and transitions in life? Reaching out for help is an amazing and brave first step. Building a strong, trusting relationship with my clients is the most important thing to me, and I am excited to get to know you and help you the best I possibly can.
I am passionate about helping my clients overcome their struggles and be able to live the best life they can. I understand how difficult it can be to navigate through life, maintain healthy relationships, all while taking care of yourself. Are you in need of someone to help you understand your own emotions and how to handle these difficult situations and transitions in life? Reaching out for help is an amazing and brave first step. Building a strong, trusting relationship with my clients is the most important thing to me, and I am excited to get to know you and help you the best I possibly can.
(289) 274-2206 View (289) 274-2206
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Jessica Stephens Psychotherapy Supervision
Registered Psychotherapist, OT(reg), MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Eganville, ON K0J
Waitlist for new clients
"Does anyone know where the love of God goes~When the waves turn the minutes to hours?" [Gordon Lightfoot]...Peoples' curiosity and courage are natural resources & forces that amplify therapy process and results. After years of experience, I am convinced that the most powerful tools for recovery are CBT, DBT (cognitive & dialectical behaviour therapy), EMDR and cardio-emotive feedback therapy... All are founded on the latest scientific findings on the neurobiology of attachment and "heart/brain" treatments. Along with time-tested healing traditions, together we can activate your innate instinct & privilege to become whole and connect meaningfully with others .
"Does anyone know where the love of God goes~When the waves turn the minutes to hours?" [Gordon Lightfoot]...Peoples' curiosity and courage are natural resources & forces that amplify therapy process and results. After years of experience, I am convinced that the most powerful tools for recovery are CBT, DBT (cognitive & dialectical behaviour therapy), EMDR and cardio-emotive feedback therapy... All are founded on the latest scientific findings on the neurobiology of attachment and "heart/brain" treatments. Along with time-tested healing traditions, together we can activate your innate instinct & privilege to become whole and connect meaningfully with others .
(866) 272-3729 View (866) 272-3729
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Carly Quintero @ Psychotherapy for You
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrys Bay, ON K0J  (Online Only)
Hello I am a welcoming, attentive clinician with a natural knack for relationship building. I earned my Master's degree in Counselling from Oakland University (Michigan) in 2013 and have been a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario since 2016, as well as a Member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists. I have over eight years of experience counselling individuals from predominantly person-centered and narrative approaches with specific focus placed on developing treatment to fit each client's unique needs and personality. I am confident working with anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional effects of chronic pain,
Hello I am a welcoming, attentive clinician with a natural knack for relationship building. I earned my Master's degree in Counselling from Oakland University (Michigan) in 2013 and have been a Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario since 2016, as well as a Member of the Ontario Society of Registered Psychotherapists. I have over eight years of experience counselling individuals from predominantly person-centered and narrative approaches with specific focus placed on developing treatment to fit each client's unique needs and personality. I am confident working with anxiety, depression, trauma, emotional effects of chronic pain,
(289) 272-9090 View (289) 272-9090

Online Therapists

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Haley R Toll
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD Can, RP, RCAT, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1C  (Online Only)
As an art psychotherapist, I am dedicated to unlocking the transformative power of creativity to heal, inspire, and empower individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being with a strengths-based, humanistic, trauma-informed, and solution-focused approach. Through a harmonious blend of traditional counselling and art therapy, I provide a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their inner landscapes, express their unique stories, and discover new perspectives. My mission is to cultivate personal growth, resilience, and self-awareness, fostering lasting positive change in the lives of those I support.
As an art psychotherapist, I am dedicated to unlocking the transformative power of creativity to heal, inspire, and empower individuals on their journey to mental and emotional well-being with a strengths-based, humanistic, trauma-informed, and solution-focused approach. Through a harmonious blend of traditional counselling and art therapy, I provide a safe and supportive space where clients can explore their inner landscapes, express their unique stories, and discover new perspectives. My mission is to cultivate personal growth, resilience, and self-awareness, fostering lasting positive change in the lives of those I support.
(289) 512-0791 View (289) 512-0791
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Benilda Formoso
Registered Social Worker, MTA, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1R
Waitlist for new clients
It’s time for you to have a down to earth psychotherapist that feels just like an old friend. You don't have to go about it alone. People have been feeling it, and stronger than ever before - anxiety, burnout, depression, past-traumas, change, loss, grief. Maybe you’re a young professional or maybe you’re well into your career, even retired, and ready to finally start working on (deep breath!) you. I am an experienced therapist you completely be yourself with. I will accept you exactly as you are. Swearing and sharing of honest thoughts permitted ;)
It’s time for you to have a down to earth psychotherapist that feels just like an old friend. You don't have to go about it alone. People have been feeling it, and stronger than ever before - anxiety, burnout, depression, past-traumas, change, loss, grief. Maybe you’re a young professional or maybe you’re well into your career, even retired, and ready to finally start working on (deep breath!) you. I am an experienced therapist you completely be yourself with. I will accept you exactly as you are. Swearing and sharing of honest thoughts permitted ;)
(833) 703-0450 View (833) 703-0450
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Emily Murphy Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7P
You want to feel better – and I understand that. Maybe your life looks good on the outside, but you don’t feel good on the inside. Or maybe, your life isn’t going the way you’d hoped and you want to make some changes. I am here to help you explore your story. Through our sessions, we will discover how your past may be impacting your day-to-day life - whether it’s showing up as anxiety, people pleasing, or maybe perfectionism.
You want to feel better – and I understand that. Maybe your life looks good on the outside, but you don’t feel good on the inside. Or maybe, your life isn’t going the way you’d hoped and you want to make some changes. I am here to help you explore your story. Through our sessions, we will discover how your past may be impacting your day-to-day life - whether it’s showing up as anxiety, people pleasing, or maybe perfectionism.
(343) 600-2231 View (343) 600-2231
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Jenn Snell
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1V  (Online Only)
Navigating life can sometimes be challenging and overwhelming. We do the best we can and sometimes that can be exhausting. We can feel alone with our problems and potentially criticized for our current situations. What we want is to be happy, to be free from our day to day struggles, and to be back in control of our own life’s journey. With someone there as support, we do not need to tackle these issues on our own. Having a non-judgmental, safe space to talk about and process our thoughts can make all the difference. You are the expert of your own life and I am there to support you in increasing your quality of life.
Navigating life can sometimes be challenging and overwhelming. We do the best we can and sometimes that can be exhausting. We can feel alone with our problems and potentially criticized for our current situations. What we want is to be happy, to be free from our day to day struggles, and to be back in control of our own life’s journey. With someone there as support, we do not need to tackle these issues on our own. Having a non-judgmental, safe space to talk about and process our thoughts can make all the difference. You are the expert of your own life and I am there to support you in increasing your quality of life.
(343) 312-6874 View (343) 312-6874
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Tye Laframboise
Registered Social Worker, RSW/BSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1G  (Online Only)
Tye (they/them) identifies as a trans, agender, queer and neurodivergent. They are a registered social worker, practicing in Ontario. They have a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and are currently completing their student placement at Pink Opal Counselling for their Master of Social Work (Lakehead University). Tye has over six years experience working in the field of mental health and substance use with youth and adults, as well as queer and trans communities. They ground their practice in feminism and harm reduction, and are oriented towards social justice and anti-oppressive practices.
Tye (they/them) identifies as a trans, agender, queer and neurodivergent. They are a registered social worker, practicing in Ontario. They have a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, and are currently completing their student placement at Pink Opal Counselling for their Master of Social Work (Lakehead University). Tye has over six years experience working in the field of mental health and substance use with youth and adults, as well as queer and trans communities. They ground their practice in feminism and harm reduction, and are oriented towards social justice and anti-oppressive practices.
(343) 321-2585 View (343) 321-2585
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Alyssa Short
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, CCC, PMH-C, CTS-I, RYT-200
Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2P
Waitlist for new clients
Change is hard. Are you feeling overwhelmed by a new life transition, like pregnancy or parenting? Is grappling with a loss or change in relationship limiting your ability to enjoy life? Wondering how to cope day-to-day, and experiencing feelings of worry, sadness or anger in response to past and present challenges, or an uncertain future? With a great change, even the most positive shifts involve some degree of loss, and can leave you feeling overwhelmed - like you’re tumbling into a deep hole, with no way out. But you’re not alone. I’d be honoured to brave the dark alongside, and help you on your climb back up and into the sun.
Change is hard. Are you feeling overwhelmed by a new life transition, like pregnancy or parenting? Is grappling with a loss or change in relationship limiting your ability to enjoy life? Wondering how to cope day-to-day, and experiencing feelings of worry, sadness or anger in response to past and present challenges, or an uncertain future? With a great change, even the most positive shifts involve some degree of loss, and can leave you feeling overwhelmed - like you’re tumbling into a deep hole, with no way out. But you’re not alone. I’d be honoured to brave the dark alongside, and help you on your climb back up and into the sun.
(343) 308-1426 View (343) 308-1426
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Stephanie McGrath
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2H  (Online Only)
Do you find yourself over-thinking or worrying about the future? Does worry or negative thinking impact your sleep or relationships with others? Since the covid 19 pandemic, rates of depression and anxiety have increased given the significant challenges and changes faced throughout this time. You are not alone in feeling overwhelmed, stuck or lacking motivation. Give yourself a moment to recognize the many obstacles you have faced and the courage it takes to reach out for support.
Do you find yourself over-thinking or worrying about the future? Does worry or negative thinking impact your sleep or relationships with others? Since the covid 19 pandemic, rates of depression and anxiety have increased given the significant challenges and changes faced throughout this time. You are not alone in feeling overwhelmed, stuck or lacking motivation. Give yourself a moment to recognize the many obstacles you have faced and the courage it takes to reach out for support.
(343) 453-5174 View (343) 453-5174
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Lauren Leahy - Holistic Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
As a psychotherapist specializing in Perinatal Mental Health, I am particularly passionate about supporting women through the emotional, spiritual, and physical journeys of pregnancy, postpartum, and the transition to motherhood. I also work with clients who are grieving a loss that occurred through miscarriage or stillbirth, are struggling with infertility, or who experienced a traumatic birthing experience. In addition, I work with parents who are in the process of adoption or who have adopted a child, as well as individuals who themselves are adopted.
As a psychotherapist specializing in Perinatal Mental Health, I am particularly passionate about supporting women through the emotional, spiritual, and physical journeys of pregnancy, postpartum, and the transition to motherhood. I also work with clients who are grieving a loss that occurred through miscarriage or stillbirth, are struggling with infertility, or who experienced a traumatic birthing experience. In addition, I work with parents who are in the process of adoption or who have adopted a child, as well as individuals who themselves are adopted.
(343) 655-4197 View (343) 655-4197
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Cindy Bekkedam
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), RD, MACP
Verified
Ottawa, ON K1Y  (Online Only)
Feeling anxious, caught in the cycle of people-pleasing or struggling with an eating disorder? Are you disconnected from your true self or struggling with relationships? Childhood trauma can have lasting effects that limit us, impacting our self-esteem, direction, and relationships. If you're navigating the conditioning from emotionally immature or neglectful parents, or if relationships don't feel safe, holistic psychotherapy can be your compass for healing. There's hope for breaking free from old patterns, knowing your true needs and desires, and living a life aligned with your authentic self, not just societal expectations.
Feeling anxious, caught in the cycle of people-pleasing or struggling with an eating disorder? Are you disconnected from your true self or struggling with relationships? Childhood trauma can have lasting effects that limit us, impacting our self-esteem, direction, and relationships. If you're navigating the conditioning from emotionally immature or neglectful parents, or if relationships don't feel safe, holistic psychotherapy can be your compass for healing. There's hope for breaking free from old patterns, knowing your true needs and desires, and living a life aligned with your authentic self, not just societal expectations.
(343) 655-2646 View (343) 655-2646

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Number of Counsellors in Deep River, ON

< 10

Counsellors in Deep River, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
80% Women's Issues
80% Stress
80% Life Transitions
60% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Medavie Blue Cross
50% Blue Cross
50% SunLife

How Counsellors in Deep River, ON see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

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How can I find a therapist in Deep River?

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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.

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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.