Therapists in Dunrobin, ON

Photo of Courtney Argue Registered Nurse Psychotherapist, BScN
Courtney Argue Registered Nurse Psychotherapist
BScN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dunrobin, ON K0A
Optimizing Your Mental Health With Nursing Support - This is my vision with Cornerbrook Counselling and Psychotherapy. Life challenges will happen. These challenges can come in various forms such as: Anxiety, Depression, Burnout, Work Stress, Substance Use, Relationship Stress, Trauma, OCD.. The list goes on. It's how we prepare ourselves or heal ourselves that can help us live with, through and past these challenges.
Optimizing Your Mental Health With Nursing Support - This is my vision with Cornerbrook Counselling and Psychotherapy. Life challenges will happen. These challenges can come in various forms such as: Anxiety, Depression, Burnout, Work Stress, Substance Use, Relationship Stress, Trauma, OCD.. The list goes on. It's how we prepare ourselves or heal ourselves that can help us live with, through and past these challenges.
(343) 309-5363 View (343) 309-5363
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Relationship Counseling & Therapy with Anne Kanata
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Dunrobin, ON K0A
I am a registered psychotherapist in Kanata experienced in assisting adults, couples, youth & families with personal issues, with relationships, & with career issues. I use an evidence based approach tailored to meet your individual need. Together, we work to create a supportive, safe & nonjudgemental environment to help you make changes in your life, relieve anxiety, stress, reach new understandings & ultimately achieve true personal growth. My expertise is in communication with both professionals & families. I have training in resilience for anxiety & depression for adolescents, children, adults & in navigating school challenges
I am a registered psychotherapist in Kanata experienced in assisting adults, couples, youth & families with personal issues, with relationships, & with career issues. I use an evidence based approach tailored to meet your individual need. Together, we work to create a supportive, safe & nonjudgemental environment to help you make changes in your life, relieve anxiety, stress, reach new understandings & ultimately achieve true personal growth. My expertise is in communication with both professionals & families. I have training in resilience for anxiety & depression for adolescents, children, adults & in navigating school challenges
(343) 341-0027 View (343) 341-0027
4U Psychology Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
Dunrobin, ON K0A
As a therapist and supervisor, I build connections that are genuine, accepting and encouraging, holding space that gently fosters sharing, reflection and growth. I work from a systemic approach that is strengths-based and collaborative, bringing appreciation to the impact of external factors on experiences, while building awareness and offering challenges around personal potential, capabilities and influence. Along our journey together, I hope to share how living and working mindfully, intentionally and compassionately can evolve our beliefs about ourselves and others, transforming our relationships and our experiences of the world.
As a therapist and supervisor, I build connections that are genuine, accepting and encouraging, holding space that gently fosters sharing, reflection and growth. I work from a systemic approach that is strengths-based and collaborative, bringing appreciation to the impact of external factors on experiences, while building awareness and offering challenges around personal potential, capabilities and influence. Along our journey together, I hope to share how living and working mindfully, intentionally and compassionately can evolve our beliefs about ourselves and others, transforming our relationships and our experiences of the world.
(343) 339-9269 View (343) 339-9269
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Sandra J Forbes
Registered Social Worker, RSW, CRPO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dunrobin, ON K0A
People who feel low, anxious, and/or are tired of arguing can make a change. I am a registered therapist, social worker and coach. If repetitive patterns are draining you, I can help. For over 30 yrs I have helped individuals, couples and families overcome personal challenges and deepen their relationships. I offer Systemic, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Emotionally Focussed and other therapeutic approaches to help people, stretch personal and relationship muscles, in order to make changes that are central to their lives.
People who feel low, anxious, and/or are tired of arguing can make a change. I am a registered therapist, social worker and coach. If repetitive patterns are draining you, I can help. For over 30 yrs I have helped individuals, couples and families overcome personal challenges and deepen their relationships. I offer Systemic, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT), Emotionally Focussed and other therapeutic approaches to help people, stretch personal and relationship muscles, in order to make changes that are central to their lives.
(343) 453-2123 View (343) 453-2123

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Photo of Nathalie Héloïse Graveline, NP, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
Nathalie Héloïse Graveline
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP
Verified Verified
Almonte, ON K0A  (Online Only)
My purpose: "Getting you back on an even keel!" I provide counselling plus other health services to those who struggle with health problems complicated by mental health and or substance-related disorders. Whether you are looking for yourself or you are a health care provider looking to better help your clients, I have something for you. Some of my clients are people who are frustrated with the fragmented approach to concurrent disorders while others are people who are struggling but "not sick enough" to fit admission's criteria to the publicly funded services they seek. More at https://evenkeelhealth.ca/about-even-keel-health/
My purpose: "Getting you back on an even keel!" I provide counselling plus other health services to those who struggle with health problems complicated by mental health and or substance-related disorders. Whether you are looking for yourself or you are a health care provider looking to better help your clients, I have something for you. Some of my clients are people who are frustrated with the fragmented approach to concurrent disorders while others are people who are struggling but "not sick enough" to fit admission's criteria to the publicly funded services they seek. More at https://evenkeelhealth.ca/about-even-keel-health/
(613) 558-1967 View (613) 558-1967
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Dr. Brian Gunther
Psychologist, PhD, C Psyc
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K0A
Waitlist for new clients
My personal therapy style is structured, goal-oriented, solution-focused, collaborative, flexible, empathetic, and patient. I will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and strive to create an environment where you can discuss difficult topics while feeling safe, understood, and cared for. By establishing a non-judgmental, person-focused atmosphere, one that is based on a concrete and flexible treatment plan, my primary goal is to help you develop insight and create lasting, meaningful change in your life.
My personal therapy style is structured, goal-oriented, solution-focused, collaborative, flexible, empathetic, and patient. I will work closely with you to develop a treatment plan tailored to your needs and strive to create an environment where you can discuss difficult topics while feeling safe, understood, and cared for. By establishing a non-judgmental, person-focused atmosphere, one that is based on a concrete and flexible treatment plan, my primary goal is to help you develop insight and create lasting, meaningful change in your life.
(613) 801-0485 View (613) 801-0485
Photo of Mia Zehil, MA, ACNN, CCPA
Mia Zehil
MA, ACNN, CCPA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K0A
Welcome adults and older teens who struggle to feel good enough. Do you feel disconnected from your authentic self, and like you need to please everyone else? Do you feel stuck in certain patterns of thinking or being? In a performance-driven world, our human needs for connection, identity and dignity are too often sacrificed. I invite you to engage in a therapeutic process that will center your humanity, and that will reconnect you to your emotions and your inherent wisdom. By paying attention to all the ways your body speaks to you, you can find the answers you seek. Every part of you is welcome and honoured here.
Welcome adults and older teens who struggle to feel good enough. Do you feel disconnected from your authentic self, and like you need to please everyone else? Do you feel stuck in certain patterns of thinking or being? In a performance-driven world, our human needs for connection, identity and dignity are too often sacrificed. I invite you to engage in a therapeutic process that will center your humanity, and that will reconnect you to your emotions and your inherent wisdom. By paying attention to all the ways your body speaks to you, you can find the answers you seek. Every part of you is welcome and honoured here.
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Photo of Amanda Graham, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Amanda Graham
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K0A
Is life feeling difficult or overwhelming? Are you feeling burned out and anxious? Whether these feelings are recent or have persisted for some time, therapy can bring a new perspective and help you find a renewed sense of hopefulness.
Is life feeling difficult or overwhelming? Are you feeling burned out and anxious? Whether these feelings are recent or have persisted for some time, therapy can bring a new perspective and help you find a renewed sense of hopefulness.
(343) 307-0849 View (343) 307-0849
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Grief And Trauma | Perinatal Loss | Jessica Findlay Grief Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K0A  (Online Only)
Welcome to Findlay Grief Therapy! Accepting new clients virtually across Ontario and Alberta and in-person in Cochrane, AB. I specialize in trauma and grief, particularly due to a pregnancy or infant loss, termination of a pregnancy, infertility, and grief/trauma from lengthy NICU or PICU admissions for parents. For over 14 years, I have been passionate about providing high quality and compassionate support to individuals, couples, or families during one of the most devastating and difficult times in their lives.
Welcome to Findlay Grief Therapy! Accepting new clients virtually across Ontario and Alberta and in-person in Cochrane, AB. I specialize in trauma and grief, particularly due to a pregnancy or infant loss, termination of a pregnancy, infertility, and grief/trauma from lengthy NICU or PICU admissions for parents. For over 14 years, I have been passionate about providing high quality and compassionate support to individuals, couples, or families during one of the most devastating and difficult times in their lives.
(587) 912-2298 View (587) 912-2298
Photo of Bita Bardi, MscED, MA (CP), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Bita Bardi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MscED, MA (CP)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K0A
What would life feel like if you were confident and healthy, your emotional needs were met too, and you could stand up for yourself? Therapy is a gift to yourself to feel good again and free yourself from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and PTSD that keeps you feeling stuck, empty, and less than. Often people make wrong conclusions about their worth based on the level of emotional attunement and care they received growing up or traumas they experienced (bullying, neglect, school ex, racism. In the empowering relationship we form, I will compassionately work alongside you to help transform your pain into living your best life.
What would life feel like if you were confident and healthy, your emotional needs were met too, and you could stand up for yourself? Therapy is a gift to yourself to feel good again and free yourself from anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and PTSD that keeps you feeling stuck, empty, and less than. Often people make wrong conclusions about their worth based on the level of emotional attunement and care they received growing up or traumas they experienced (bullying, neglect, school ex, racism. In the empowering relationship we form, I will compassionately work alongside you to help transform your pain into living your best life.
(437) 747-4999 View (437) 747-4999
Photo of Meagan Szwed, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Meagan Szwed
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K0A
Hi, I'm Meagan! I am most passionate about working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship and sexuality concerns, personality disorders, caregiver burnout, and stressed-out mamas. I work from a trauma informed, antiracist, 2slgbtqia+ ally, harm reduction, sex positive, consumer survivor informed, feminist approach. What does all that mean? It means that I appreciate and accept YOU for YOU, no matter who you are.
Hi, I'm Meagan! I am most passionate about working with those struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction, relationship and sexuality concerns, personality disorders, caregiver burnout, and stressed-out mamas. I work from a trauma informed, antiracist, 2slgbtqia+ ally, harm reduction, sex positive, consumer survivor informed, feminist approach. What does all that mean? It means that I appreciate and accept YOU for YOU, no matter who you are.
(289) 379-7917 View (289) 379-7917
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Renata S. Kulpa (Codependency Relationship Challenges)
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K0A  (Online Only)
Confused, drained or ALONE in your relationship? Are you putting the needs of others before your own? Are you changing yourself (like a chameleon) in order to feel appreciated? If the other person becomes your main focus and you modify your behaviors and ignore your needs to keep the relationship going at any cost, you have codependency. Codependents are MAGNETS for entitled, narcissistic, grandiose personalities. The ensuing relationship can stumble along for a LONG time, requiring huge amounts of effort and energy to keep up until finally it falls apart. When it does, you feel betrayed and abandoned (codependent's biggest fear).
Confused, drained or ALONE in your relationship? Are you putting the needs of others before your own? Are you changing yourself (like a chameleon) in order to feel appreciated? If the other person becomes your main focus and you modify your behaviors and ignore your needs to keep the relationship going at any cost, you have codependency. Codependents are MAGNETS for entitled, narcissistic, grandiose personalities. The ensuing relationship can stumble along for a LONG time, requiring huge amounts of effort and energy to keep up until finally it falls apart. When it does, you feel betrayed and abandoned (codependent's biggest fear).
(647) 493-2962 View (647) 493-2962
Photo of undefined - Andrea O'Reilly: Grief, Loss & Trauma , MSW, RSW, CCTP, Registered Social Worker
Andrea O'Reilly: Grief, Loss & Trauma
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCTP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K0A  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients for Virtual Grief & Trauma Therapy - Are you seeking compassionate support on your journey through grief, loss, and trauma? I am a compassionate Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, here to guide you through the healing process, helping you emerge stronger, happier, and healthier. Grief doesn't just happen in our hearts and minds—it sends ripples across our routines and relationships, disrupting our daily lives. Suddenly, the simplest tasks feel like Herculean feats, and the world around us loses its rhythm. I can help you find balance again.
Now Accepting New Clients for Virtual Grief & Trauma Therapy - Are you seeking compassionate support on your journey through grief, loss, and trauma? I am a compassionate Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Certified Clinical Trauma Professional, here to guide you through the healing process, helping you emerge stronger, happier, and healthier. Grief doesn't just happen in our hearts and minds—it sends ripples across our routines and relationships, disrupting our daily lives. Suddenly, the simplest tasks feel like Herculean feats, and the world around us loses its rhythm. I can help you find balance again.
(289) 803-9534 View (289) 803-9534
Photo of Brooke McLatchie, RP, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist
Brooke McLatchie
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K0A  (Online Only)
Therapy is something that can help anyone but certainly isn't 'one size fits all'. I've always compared therapy cooking the most elaborate meal...one clear goal, but many different steps, ingredients and changes to get there. Like cooking, you may have to adjust as you go, possibly changing therapists, changing the therapeutic modality or mixing several, adjusting the goal as you go if needed. My goal is to always work with you to find that perfect 'mixture' and adjusting as we go to ensure that the desired goal is met. It takes patience, some trial and error, and a willingness. No matter what the 'issue' is, we can adjust and adapt
Therapy is something that can help anyone but certainly isn't 'one size fits all'. I've always compared therapy cooking the most elaborate meal...one clear goal, but many different steps, ingredients and changes to get there. Like cooking, you may have to adjust as you go, possibly changing therapists, changing the therapeutic modality or mixing several, adjusting the goal as you go if needed. My goal is to always work with you to find that perfect 'mixture' and adjusting as we go to ensure that the desired goal is met. It takes patience, some trial and error, and a willingness. No matter what the 'issue' is, we can adjust and adapt
(343) 308-1994 View (343) 308-1994
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Momenta Clinic for Psychological Wellness
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K0A
We are a team of compassionate psychologists and therapists who are deeply invested in helping the patients we work with. We collaborate with you towards meaningful change and personal insight. Our process involves identifying the barriers that are getting in the way of your wellness. We work together with you to help you feel better, but also function better in your personal life, relationships, school or work life. We are professionals with diverse backgrounds and embrace diversity in all of its forms. LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC welcoming.
We are a team of compassionate psychologists and therapists who are deeply invested in helping the patients we work with. We collaborate with you towards meaningful change and personal insight. Our process involves identifying the barriers that are getting in the way of your wellness. We work together with you to help you feel better, but also function better in your personal life, relationships, school or work life. We are professionals with diverse backgrounds and embrace diversity in all of its forms. LGBTQ2S+ and BIPOC welcoming.
(365) 651-5540 View (365) 651-5540
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Shauna Currie
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K0A  (Online Only)
Each day feels like a struggle, and you are feeling as though life is not turning out the way you imagined it to be. You wake up to the same routines, same stressors and know that there has to be something different. Life changes - whether it be education, financial, family or day to day responsibilities can often drain us emotionally and mentally, but there is support available. Your first step has already started, by coming here to find a therapist.
Each day feels like a struggle, and you are feeling as though life is not turning out the way you imagined it to be. You wake up to the same routines, same stressors and know that there has to be something different. Life changes - whether it be education, financial, family or day to day responsibilities can often drain us emotionally and mentally, but there is support available. Your first step has already started, by coming here to find a therapist.
(647) 362-2637 View (647) 362-2637
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Live Inspired Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K0A
At Live Inspired Counselling, we serve a diverse clientele, each with unique backgrounds and needs. Whether you're a CEO, entrepreneur, high-performing professional, or athlete, we understand the pressures of striving for excellence. Our aim is to help you manage stress, avoid burnout, and maintain work-life balance while prioritizing your mental and emotional well-being and growth. We offer a safe, inclusive space where neurodiverse individuals can explore their strengths and thrive. We also offer support for youths (ages 10+) and adolescents, guiding them through emotions, relationships, and stress, alongside parent coaching.
At Live Inspired Counselling, we serve a diverse clientele, each with unique backgrounds and needs. Whether you're a CEO, entrepreneur, high-performing professional, or athlete, we understand the pressures of striving for excellence. Our aim is to help you manage stress, avoid burnout, and maintain work-life balance while prioritizing your mental and emotional well-being and growth. We offer a safe, inclusive space where neurodiverse individuals can explore their strengths and thrive. We also offer support for youths (ages 10+) and adolescents, guiding them through emotions, relationships, and stress, alongside parent coaching.
(289) 301-7217 View (289) 301-7217
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Melissa Donohue
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, Ontario, LCSW, PA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K0A
Every individual I have the opportunity to meet carriers with them a collection of unique experiences, thoughts, beliefs, values and goals. As humans, we all have periods in our lives when we think, “things are not how they should or ought to be” and this may lead us to a place where we may not be feeling like ourselves. I genuinely believe that you, as a client, are the expert at your own life, but sometimes, even experts can use a little fine tuning- this is one of the functions of therapy! I promise to provide you with the highest quality service that it tailored to your specific needs.
Every individual I have the opportunity to meet carriers with them a collection of unique experiences, thoughts, beliefs, values and goals. As humans, we all have periods in our lives when we think, “things are not how they should or ought to be” and this may lead us to a place where we may not be feeling like ourselves. I genuinely believe that you, as a client, are the expert at your own life, but sometimes, even experts can use a little fine tuning- this is one of the functions of therapy! I promise to provide you with the highest quality service that it tailored to your specific needs.
(289) 216-6989 View (289) 216-6989
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Bev Fredborg
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K0A  (Online Only)
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in Ontario, working at Nellie Health. I also am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Winnipeg. I am passionate about providing a warm and non-judgmental therapeutic environment that emphasizes the understanding and exploration of painful emotions to facilitate change. My treatment approaches include dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT for PTSD), and prolonged exposure (PE for PTSD).
I am a clinical psychologist licensed in Ontario, working at Nellie Health. I also am an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the University of Winnipeg. I am passionate about providing a warm and non-judgmental therapeutic environment that emphasizes the understanding and exploration of painful emotions to facilitate change. My treatment approaches include dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT), cognitive processing therapy (CPT for PTSD), and prolonged exposure (PE for PTSD).
(437) 371-8953 View (437) 371-8953
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Estie Zeifman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K0A  (Online Only)
Ever feel like "somethings just not right" but you're not sure what it is? You've landed in the right space! I am here to support you in navigating the twists and turns of life's transitions, work through relationship challenges, and establish healthy boundaries. With my guidance, you'll find yourself feeling more confident and connected as you embrace change, as you learn to understand your emotions and learn new ways to cope. I am also passionate about supporting new or established parents through prenatal and postpartum challenges as well as, the other daily stressors that come with parenting.
Ever feel like "somethings just not right" but you're not sure what it is? You've landed in the right space! I am here to support you in navigating the twists and turns of life's transitions, work through relationship challenges, and establish healthy boundaries. With my guidance, you'll find yourself feeling more confident and connected as you embrace change, as you learn to understand your emotions and learn new ways to cope. I am also passionate about supporting new or established parents through prenatal and postpartum challenges as well as, the other daily stressors that come with parenting.
(437) 747-5047 View (437) 747-5047

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Dunrobin, ON

< 10

Counsellors in Dunrobin, ON who prioritize treating:

75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Grief
75% Coping Skills
75% Self Esteem
75% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Great-West Life
100% Other
100% SunLife

How Counsellors in Dunrobin, ON see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dunrobin?

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.