Therapists in Durham, ON

Photo of Judith Excellent, Registered Social Worker in Durham, ON
Judith Excellent
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, ON N0G  (Online Only)
My ideal client would be one that is open to working on themselves. Although the person would suffer from anxiety and low self-esteem, the person wants to learn coping techniques to deal with the day-today stresses. They would want to be able to deal with their issues in a positive manner and learn more about their capabilities and inner strengths. They would want these skills in order to live happier, calmer lives and know they can control their reactions and overcome stressful situations. The person wants to be more in tune and accepting of themselves.
My ideal client would be one that is open to working on themselves. Although the person would suffer from anxiety and low self-esteem, the person wants to learn coping techniques to deal with the day-today stresses. They would want to be able to deal with their issues in a positive manner and learn more about their capabilities and inner strengths. They would want these skills in order to live happier, calmer lives and know they can control their reactions and overcome stressful situations. The person wants to be more in tune and accepting of themselves.
(289) 302-7411 View (289) 302-7411
Photo of Mike Harloff Psychotherapy, Registered Psychotherapist in Durham, ON
Mike Harloff Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Durham, ON N0G
Are you experiencing overwhelm, anxiety, self-doubt? Do you put everyone else's needs above your own and go through times of self-doubt but, deep down, your gut's telling you that you deserve better - to feel supported, understood, appreciated, and confident? I'm here to help you reclaim what your gut’s been telling you the whole time. Together, we will sort out your thoughts, feelings, and work to prioritize what matters most in your life. I take time to listen carefully, validate your feelings, and provide tools and strategies to help you get back to your ideal life and relationships. Your quality of life is my top priority.
Are you experiencing overwhelm, anxiety, self-doubt? Do you put everyone else's needs above your own and go through times of self-doubt but, deep down, your gut's telling you that you deserve better - to feel supported, understood, appreciated, and confident? I'm here to help you reclaim what your gut’s been telling you the whole time. Together, we will sort out your thoughts, feelings, and work to prioritize what matters most in your life. I take time to listen carefully, validate your feelings, and provide tools and strategies to help you get back to your ideal life and relationships. Your quality of life is my top priority.
(226) 271-2250 View (226) 271-2250
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Surya Leigh Mellor
Registered Psychotherapist, MFA, MPS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Durham, ON N0G
Our wellness is based on a combination of factors. Sometimes we need extra support during uncertain times, whether that is individually or within our relationships. I am most interested in what is meaningful for you and what you want to bring to the therapeutic process to support personal growth so that you can work towards living the life you want to live.
Our wellness is based on a combination of factors. Sometimes we need extra support during uncertain times, whether that is individually or within our relationships. I am most interested in what is meaningful for you and what you want to bring to the therapeutic process to support personal growth so that you can work towards living the life you want to live.
(226) 796-0201 View (226) 796-0201
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Saugeen Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Durham, ON N0G
You are a good, kind person who struggles with situations that cause you confusion and pain. Perhaps you are a parent concerned about your child or teen's behaviours and moods. Maybe you are struggling with feeling down, anxious or inadequate. Or there is conflict and distance in your relationship that is causing you concern. Therapy is an effective way to overcome difficulties with emotions, thoughts and relationships. Sometimes the hardest relationship is with ourselves. Therapy can help you bounce back, increase your joy, and create healthy connections with the people you love.
You are a good, kind person who struggles with situations that cause you confusion and pain. Perhaps you are a parent concerned about your child or teen's behaviours and moods. Maybe you are struggling with feeling down, anxious or inadequate. Or there is conflict and distance in your relationship that is causing you concern. Therapy is an effective way to overcome difficulties with emotions, thoughts and relationships. Sometimes the hardest relationship is with ourselves. Therapy can help you bounce back, increase your joy, and create healthy connections with the people you love.
(226) 270-7960 View (226) 270-7960
Photo of Vivien Rekkas, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Durham, ON
Vivien Rekkas
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, ON N0G
Our lives can get painful and confusing. I specialize in helping adults and youth (16+) experiencing distress (depression, anger, trauma), complex family dynamics, and challenging life transitions, including adolescence, separation, midlife changes and grief. My style is integrative and draws across several modalities. I provide a safe space to explore your feelings and practice important adjustments that will serve you better. Together, we will take note of beliefs and behaviours that are damaging and unproductive; explore feelings that want to surface; and work on strategies for moving forward with greater joy and freedom.
Our lives can get painful and confusing. I specialize in helping adults and youth (16+) experiencing distress (depression, anger, trauma), complex family dynamics, and challenging life transitions, including adolescence, separation, midlife changes and grief. My style is integrative and draws across several modalities. I provide a safe space to explore your feelings and practice important adjustments that will serve you better. Together, we will take note of beliefs and behaviours that are damaging and unproductive; explore feelings that want to surface; and work on strategies for moving forward with greater joy and freedom.
(289) 797-3005 View (289) 797-3005
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Geri Robertson
Counsellor, RPC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Durham, ON N0G
If you're a parent challenged with a child who brings a whole lot of stress and chaos I can help. If you are finding there is more struggle than seems natural, it might be a deeper understanding of your child's personality, and how it intersects with your parenting style that is needed. I have developed a program I call Transformative Compassionate Parenting, thru this way of looking at your relationship with your child we can create calm and rational responses, where there once was only explosive emotional outbursts. Reach out for a chat, calm is only a phone call or email away.
If you're a parent challenged with a child who brings a whole lot of stress and chaos I can help. If you are finding there is more struggle than seems natural, it might be a deeper understanding of your child's personality, and how it intersects with your parenting style that is needed. I have developed a program I call Transformative Compassionate Parenting, thru this way of looking at your relationship with your child we can create calm and rational responses, where there once was only explosive emotional outbursts. Reach out for a chat, calm is only a phone call or email away.
(226) 210-9745 View (226) 210-9745
Photo of Jacqueline Coletti, Registered Social Worker in Durham, ON
Jacqueline Coletti
Registered Social Worker, MSW, Hons BA
Verified Verified
Durham, ON N0G  (Online Only)
Hi my name is Jackie. Life has surprises for us that can at times be overwhelming. Having to make decisions and make peace with our choices is not always easy, especially if we are now experiencing the ramifications of such. These decisions can be about whether to stay in a relationship or job or how to live with grief. I do my best to work with you through those feelings. We talk about what it is you feel you deserve and why. Topics of forgiveness of self and/or others, self compassion and grace may arise. Expectations and assumptions of grief can be explored. Secondary losses related to grief is also something that may come up.
Hi my name is Jackie. Life has surprises for us that can at times be overwhelming. Having to make decisions and make peace with our choices is not always easy, especially if we are now experiencing the ramifications of such. These decisions can be about whether to stay in a relationship or job or how to live with grief. I do my best to work with you through those feelings. We talk about what it is you feel you deserve and why. Topics of forgiveness of self and/or others, self compassion and grace may arise. Expectations and assumptions of grief can be explored. Secondary losses related to grief is also something that may come up.
(289) 210-5908 View (289) 210-5908
Photo of Nate Venema @ Psychotherapy for You, Registered Social Worker in Durham, ON
Nate Venema @ Psychotherapy for You
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, ON N0G  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker and a virtual counselor in Ontario. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Psychology, a Master of Education, and a Master of Social Work. I provide strength-based therapy services for children, young adults, individuals, couples, and families using an anti-oppressive, integrated approach tailored to the unique needs of each new client. There are so many changes that happen as families grow and develop with the passing years, and I’m here to help with these transitions. For over twenty years I have worked in a variety of settings with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief
I am a Registered Social Worker and a virtual counselor in Ontario. My educational background includes a Bachelor of Psychology, a Master of Education, and a Master of Social Work. I provide strength-based therapy services for children, young adults, individuals, couples, and families using an anti-oppressive, integrated approach tailored to the unique needs of each new client. There are so many changes that happen as families grow and develop with the passing years, and I’m here to help with these transitions. For over twenty years I have worked in a variety of settings with diverse clients, including both long-term and brief
(343) 805-0202 View (343) 805-0202
Photo of Florence Akanbi, Registered Psychotherapist in Durham, ON
Florence Akanbi
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BSC, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Durham, ON N0G
Are you struggling with your identity? Have you been told “you are not good enough?” Do you struggle with Stress and Anxiety? I am here to help. I am a Registered and certified Psychotherapist. Intuitive, emphatic & understanding. My belief is that a good therapist is a curious, empathetic listener, compassionate and a problem solver. My goal is to help individuals, couples and families find relief from emotional distress, and help them with the building blocks to structure the lives they want. I Specialize in trauma, relationship issues, couples and family counselling, Depression, PTSD, grief and anxiety, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum.
Are you struggling with your identity? Have you been told “you are not good enough?” Do you struggle with Stress and Anxiety? I am here to help. I am a Registered and certified Psychotherapist. Intuitive, emphatic & understanding. My belief is that a good therapist is a curious, empathetic listener, compassionate and a problem solver. My goal is to help individuals, couples and families find relief from emotional distress, and help them with the building blocks to structure the lives they want. I Specialize in trauma, relationship issues, couples and family counselling, Depression, PTSD, grief and anxiety, ADHD, and Autism Spectrum.
(289) 216-6934 View (289) 216-6934
Photo of Genevieve Brown, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Durham, ON
Genevieve Brown
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBSc, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, ON N0G
Accepting New Clients. Have you ever felt "stuck" in a series of choices and patterns as you struggle with emotional pain, life's challenges, and relationships? From my own experience, I understand the strength and courage it takes to look inside yourself for the answers. Having someone join you for this journey can help you understand the new choices that can be made, the perspective you can gain, and help develop new strategies to move forward. Together we could explore your barriers to success and reconnect you with who you want to be.
Accepting New Clients. Have you ever felt "stuck" in a series of choices and patterns as you struggle with emotional pain, life's challenges, and relationships? From my own experience, I understand the strength and courage it takes to look inside yourself for the answers. Having someone join you for this journey can help you understand the new choices that can be made, the perspective you can gain, and help develop new strategies to move forward. Together we could explore your barriers to success and reconnect you with who you want to be.
(249) 506-0634 View (249) 506-0634
Photo of Tyla Farley, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Durham, ON
Tyla Farley
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Durham, ON N0G
I offer a personalized therapy approach tailored to your unique needs and goals. Whether you are experiencing relationship challenges, difficulty sleeping, or simply feeling disconnected from yourself, I strive to be a safe and supportive space to help you find the resources you need to move toward your ideal self. I understand that life can be challenging, especially for children and teens. That’s why I provide therapy services for children and teenagers, focusing on areas such as behavioural issues, peer relationships, sleep challenges, self-esteem, anger, life transitions, and more.
I offer a personalized therapy approach tailored to your unique needs and goals. Whether you are experiencing relationship challenges, difficulty sleeping, or simply feeling disconnected from yourself, I strive to be a safe and supportive space to help you find the resources you need to move toward your ideal self. I understand that life can be challenging, especially for children and teens. That’s why I provide therapy services for children and teenagers, focusing on areas such as behavioural issues, peer relationships, sleep challenges, self-esteem, anger, life transitions, and more.
(289) 270-8647 View (289) 270-8647
Photo of Candidar Oreko, Registered Social Worker in Durham, ON
Candidar Oreko
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Durham, ON N0G
Are you going through a transition in your life? Do you want something different for yourself or for your relationships? Are you having racing thoughts, worrying about the future, feeling stuck and don't know where to go? Having the courage to ask for help is the first step. Beginning therapy can be a daunting task but here you are. You have made that first step toward healing and sometimes; that one step is all it takes. My goal as a therapist is to empower adults and seniors with the skills to overcome anger, fear, grief, pain, trauma, anxiety and depression.
Are you going through a transition in your life? Do you want something different for yourself or for your relationships? Are you having racing thoughts, worrying about the future, feeling stuck and don't know where to go? Having the courage to ask for help is the first step. Beginning therapy can be a daunting task but here you are. You have made that first step toward healing and sometimes; that one step is all it takes. My goal as a therapist is to empower adults and seniors with the skills to overcome anger, fear, grief, pain, trauma, anxiety and depression.
(289) 271-1682 View (289) 271-1682
Photo of Angini Joan Mohammed, Registered Social Worker in Durham, ON
Angini Joan Mohammed
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, ON N0G
Meet Angini, a licensed therapist with 15+ years of experience in the field of mental health. With a rich background in counseling and a deep commitment to helping people, Angini is a trusted resource for those seeking support and guidance. Angini is of Indo-Caribbean background, which has given her a unique perspective on the challenges that come with navigating different cultural norms and experiences. This background has also influenced Angini's approach to therapy, which prioritizes empathy, understanding, and cultural sensitivity.
Meet Angini, a licensed therapist with 15+ years of experience in the field of mental health. With a rich background in counseling and a deep commitment to helping people, Angini is a trusted resource for those seeking support and guidance. Angini is of Indo-Caribbean background, which has given her a unique perspective on the challenges that come with navigating different cultural norms and experiences. This background has also influenced Angini's approach to therapy, which prioritizes empathy, understanding, and cultural sensitivity.
(289) 804-8449 View (289) 804-8449
Photo of Jassi Mundi, Registered Psychotherapist in Durham, ON
Jassi Mundi
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Durham, ON N0G  (Online Only)
Need someone to talk to? Navigating today’s world can be challenging. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to help you reduce your daily struggles and optimize your quality of life. I specialize in using diverse evidence-based therapies that are best suited for your situation, personality type, and specific needs. I am passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression.
Need someone to talk to? Navigating today’s world can be challenging. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to help you reduce your daily struggles and optimize your quality of life. I specialize in using diverse evidence-based therapies that are best suited for your situation, personality type, and specific needs. I am passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression.
(289) 302-5994 View (289) 302-5994
Photo of Daniel Young (Psychotherapy For You Canada), Registered Social Worker in Durham, ON
Daniel Young (Psychotherapy For You Canada)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Durham, ON N0G  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker specializing in online counselling for individual men, women, couples and families. I am dedicated to providing high-quality therapeutic care to my clients utilizing a variety of therapeutic modalities including talk therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy,acceptance and Commitment Therapy,Solution Focused Brief Therapy and other evidence-based approaches.I am passionate about helping people and have dedicated my career to improve client mental health and overall well-being. I understand that life can be challenging and sometimes we all need a little extra
I am a Registered Social Worker specializing in online counselling for individual men, women, couples and families. I am dedicated to providing high-quality therapeutic care to my clients utilizing a variety of therapeutic modalities including talk therapy, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy,acceptance and Commitment Therapy,Solution Focused Brief Therapy and other evidence-based approaches.I am passionate about helping people and have dedicated my career to improve client mental health and overall well-being. I understand that life can be challenging and sometimes we all need a little extra
(226) 840-0632 View (226) 840-0632
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Heyday Therapy Inc
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Durham, ON N0G
It is natural to need professional support when struggling with mental health. Here are examples of some issues that our therapists can help you with: anger management, anxiety/stress and depression management, addiction, burnout, relationship counseling, or couples counseling, marital & pre-marital therapy, family conflicts, modern parenting, blended families, children and divorce, teen issues, relationship problems, instability, conflict or communication issues, dating issues, infidelity peer relationships Illness or disease diagnoses bereavement, grief and loss counselling, career and corporate coaching, etc.
It is natural to need professional support when struggling with mental health. Here are examples of some issues that our therapists can help you with: anger management, anxiety/stress and depression management, addiction, burnout, relationship counseling, or couples counseling, marital & pre-marital therapy, family conflicts, modern parenting, blended families, children and divorce, teen issues, relationship problems, instability, conflict or communication issues, dating issues, infidelity peer relationships Illness or disease diagnoses bereavement, grief and loss counselling, career and corporate coaching, etc.
(647) 797-9743 View (647) 797-9743
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Alpana Das-Daffern
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Durham, ON N0G  (Online Only)
Hi, I wanted to share with you that I am a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and a part of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). One of my top priorities is to stay current and well-informed for both you and the clients I serve. I have attended numerous evidence-based trainings to ensure that I can provide you with the best care possible.
Hi, I wanted to share with you that I am a registered member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and a part of the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). One of my top priorities is to stay current and well-informed for both you and the clients I serve. I have attended numerous evidence-based trainings to ensure that I can provide you with the best care possible.
(365) 544-3478 View (365) 544-3478
Photo of Lindsay Brown, Pre-Licensed Professional in Durham, ON
Lindsay Brown
Pre-Licensed Professional, CYW, TITCCWT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Durham, ON N0G
Need a child and youth counsellor? Need parenting help? That's all I do and my goal is to help both children and youth based on their specific needs. I use fun activities and in the moment opportunities to teach new strategies to help navigate through tough times.I am a Child and Youth Worker that approaches situations through a youth-centered lens using CBT, DBT therapy models and mindfulness.
Need a child and youth counsellor? Need parenting help? That's all I do and my goal is to help both children and youth based on their specific needs. I use fun activities and in the moment opportunities to teach new strategies to help navigate through tough times.I am a Child and Youth Worker that approaches situations through a youth-centered lens using CBT, DBT therapy models and mindfulness.
(226) 241-3726 View (226) 241-3726
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Charmaine Lane
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MSc, RP, PhD(c)
Verified Verified
Durham, ON N0G
I work from a holistic, client centred perspective using an intentional anti-oppressive lens when dealing with clients dealing with a variety of clinical and social issues. My approach is rooted in warmth and compassion. I have experience working with a variety of issues such as marriage and Family, transitions such as divorce and separation, social issues in child welfare as it pertains to family reunification and advocacy. I specialize in Racialize Trauma and it's contribution to other mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and mental illness routed in internalized oppression and trauma.
I work from a holistic, client centred perspective using an intentional anti-oppressive lens when dealing with clients dealing with a variety of clinical and social issues. My approach is rooted in warmth and compassion. I have experience working with a variety of issues such as marriage and Family, transitions such as divorce and separation, social issues in child welfare as it pertains to family reunification and advocacy. I specialize in Racialize Trauma and it's contribution to other mental health issues such as depression, anxiety and mental illness routed in internalized oppression and trauma.
(289) 802-2301 View (289) 802-2301
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HealthSpace collective
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Durham, ON N0G
If you are experiencing distress from situational crisis, changes in life circumstances or conflict within your relationships seeking the support of a professional can be helpful. I believe that we are always changing, growing and evolving which is why we may be faced with issues that we are not sure how to manage. Through CBT and DBT informed practices skills and strategies can be created to support wellness in ones life and relationships.
If you are experiencing distress from situational crisis, changes in life circumstances or conflict within your relationships seeking the support of a professional can be helpful. I believe that we are always changing, growing and evolving which is why we may be faced with issues that we are not sure how to manage. Through CBT and DBT informed practices skills and strategies can be created to support wellness in ones life and relationships.
(365) 305-0233 View (365) 305-0233

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Durham, ON

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Durham, ON who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
89% Relationship Issues
86% Grief
86% Self Esteem
86% Stress
82% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Green Shield Canada
69% SunLife
69% Manulife

How Counsellors in Durham, ON see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Durham?

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.