Therapists in Dwight, ON

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Brenda Tichler
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MCCP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dwight, ON P0A
Being human means experiencing a wide range of emotions which are often overwhelming and hard to manage. Society's rigid expectations can leave anyone feeling isolated and ashamed when their emotional responses don't fit the box. Emotional turmoil can severely impact relationships and self-perception, particularly after trauma, leading to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, or unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as addictions, self-harm, suicide, or disordered eating. I am here to reassure you that you're not alone in these struggles and to accompany you on your path to reclaiming control and fostering a positive self-view.
Being human means experiencing a wide range of emotions which are often overwhelming and hard to manage. Society's rigid expectations can leave anyone feeling isolated and ashamed when their emotional responses don't fit the box. Emotional turmoil can severely impact relationships and self-perception, particularly after trauma, leading to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, or unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as addictions, self-harm, suicide, or disordered eating. I am here to reassure you that you're not alone in these struggles and to accompany you on your path to reclaiming control and fostering a positive self-view.
(249) 523-3038 View (249) 523-3038

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Binczak Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CSAT, CCAC, CCS-AC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sundridge, ON P0A  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a supportive outlet to address childhood issues, navigate traumatic events, manage anger spells, and alleviate feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, I invite you to explore healthier alternatives than the temporary relief found in alcohol, shopping sprees, or excessive consumption of adult content. If you've found yourself preoccupied with non-medical drug use or starting your day with a sweet treat to trigger a rush of dopamine, it may be time to examine these patterns. Discover how to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and explore the connection between your behaviours and past experiences.
Are you seeking a supportive outlet to address childhood issues, navigate traumatic events, manage anger spells, and alleviate feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, I invite you to explore healthier alternatives than the temporary relief found in alcohol, shopping sprees, or excessive consumption of adult content. If you've found yourself preoccupied with non-medical drug use or starting your day with a sweet treat to trigger a rush of dopamine, it may be time to examine these patterns. Discover how to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and explore the connection between your behaviours and past experiences.
(782) 821-5577 View (782) 821-5577
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Roaming Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sundridge, ON P0A
Has life knocked you down? Life is rarely smooth sailing and sometimes, all you can do is row. There are some events that can shake us to our core. It's only human to feel discouraged and overwhelmed during those difficult times. Whether you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, going through a major life change, struggling with grief or seeking to process and heal from trauma, I am here to provide a safe space for rowing and will offer practical tools starting at our first session. Mes services sont aussi offerts en français.
Has life knocked you down? Life is rarely smooth sailing and sometimes, all you can do is row. There are some events that can shake us to our core. It's only human to feel discouraged and overwhelmed during those difficult times. Whether you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, going through a major life change, struggling with grief or seeking to process and heal from trauma, I am here to provide a safe space for rowing and will offer practical tools starting at our first session. Mes services sont aussi offerts en français.
(249) 802-8475 View (249) 802-8475
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Courtney Evans
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burks Falls, ON P0A
Hi there. I'm Courtney and I'm a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist. I specialize in anxiety, panic, health anxiety, as well as burnout and body image. My approach is curious and conversational, with a priority in you feeling safe. I'm trained in a number of different treatment modalities including DBT, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and CBT and use them to inform my work.
Hi there. I'm Courtney and I'm a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist. I specialize in anxiety, panic, health anxiety, as well as burnout and body image. My approach is curious and conversational, with a priority in you feeling safe. I'm trained in a number of different treatment modalities including DBT, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and CBT and use them to inform my work.
(249) 703-5226 View (249) 703-5226
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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, MSW
Verified Verified
Burks Falls, ON P0A  (Online Only)
If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
(249) 487-0858 View (249) 487-0858
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Jonathon Collins
Registered Psychotherapist, DAC, BA, RP, OAMHP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Burks Falls, ON P0A
Hello, I am currently accepting new in-person and online clients. Working together, we can improve your coping skills, set healthy boundaries, and better regulate your emotions. Together we can develop ways to get the life you want by broadening insights to overcome challenges and plan what steps are needed to achieve your goals. For those with ADHD, I share additional guidance on proven behavioural approaches that will help you develop effective ways of working, learning and relating to others.
Hello, I am currently accepting new in-person and online clients. Working together, we can improve your coping skills, set healthy boundaries, and better regulate your emotions. Together we can develop ways to get the life you want by broadening insights to overcome challenges and plan what steps are needed to achieve your goals. For those with ADHD, I share additional guidance on proven behavioural approaches that will help you develop effective ways of working, learning and relating to others.
(249) 503-4475 View (249) 503-4475
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Sheryl Roy-Thomson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BFA, MACP
Verified Verified
South River, ON P0A
Finding balance amongst the pitfalls that life can throw at us can be challenging. Emotions, anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can quickly, and for some chronically, become overwhelming. Trauma, like your life experiences, is subjective and unique; as is the way one reacts to a stressful event. Some will struggle despite higher functioning, while others are challenged with basic daily tasks. You may find yourself desiring a sense of calm, clarity, and a more authentic fulfilling life. Having experience with some of life's challenges myself, I can provide you with understanding, expertise, and a genuine empathetic connection.
Finding balance amongst the pitfalls that life can throw at us can be challenging. Emotions, anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can quickly, and for some chronically, become overwhelming. Trauma, like your life experiences, is subjective and unique; as is the way one reacts to a stressful event. Some will struggle despite higher functioning, while others are challenged with basic daily tasks. You may find yourself desiring a sense of calm, clarity, and a more authentic fulfilling life. Having experience with some of life's challenges myself, I can provide you with understanding, expertise, and a genuine empathetic connection.
(249) 802-7445 View (249) 802-7445
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Jennifer Miller
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Novar, ON P0A
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered psychotherapist and registered social worker. I have worked in the field of social work for over ten years. I have extensive experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship and attachment issues, etc. In addition to a master’s degree in counselling psychology, I also hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in both psychology and social work (specializing in Indigenous studies).
I am a registered psychotherapist and registered social worker. I have worked in the field of social work for over ten years. I have extensive experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship and attachment issues, etc. In addition to a master’s degree in counselling psychology, I also hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in both psychology and social work (specializing in Indigenous studies).
(249) 202-2080 View (249) 202-2080

Online Therapists

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Carla Katsuno
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
Whether you are exploring therapy for the first time or revisiting it with a desire to connect with a therapist that can support you where you are at now, I’m glad you’re here. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with experience in supporting people with a wide range of reasons to seek therapy. Emotion regulation, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma and PTSD are some of the areas that I specialize in. I approach all of my work with compassion, empathy and a client centered approach. I believe that therapy is a collaboration between people working toward common goals.
Whether you are exploring therapy for the first time or revisiting it with a desire to connect with a therapist that can support you where you are at now, I’m glad you’re here. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with experience in supporting people with a wide range of reasons to seek therapy. Emotion regulation, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma and PTSD are some of the areas that I specialize in. I approach all of my work with compassion, empathy and a client centered approach. I believe that therapy is a collaboration between people working toward common goals.
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Natasha Rykaszewski
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Bracebridge, ON P1L
Hi, I’m Natasha—a registered social worker, Certified EMDR Therapist and the founder of Rooted in Counselling. My extensive experience includes supporting youth and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, interpersonal conflict, emotional regulation and trauma. The path to healing, growing and creating lasting change is one that I know well.
Hi, I’m Natasha—a registered social worker, Certified EMDR Therapist and the founder of Rooted in Counselling. My extensive experience includes supporting youth and adults struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, interpersonal conflict, emotional regulation and trauma. The path to healing, growing and creating lasting change is one that I know well.
(249) 201-8622 View (249) 201-8622
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HeadWay Clinic
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
North Bay, ON P1B
Hello and welcome! As a registered social worker practicing psychotherapy with adults, I am passionate about supporting the mental health and overall wellness of others in a kind, considerate, respectful way. I work with people experiencing a wide range of wellness challenges, including ADHD, BPD, stress, anxiety, anger, depression, intense emotions, and difficult circumstances. I enjoy connecting with others, listening to clients' stories and offering a safe, non-judgmental space for them to unpack their personal challenges, gain new insights into themselves, and develop additional coping skills.
Hello and welcome! As a registered social worker practicing psychotherapy with adults, I am passionate about supporting the mental health and overall wellness of others in a kind, considerate, respectful way. I work with people experiencing a wide range of wellness challenges, including ADHD, BPD, stress, anxiety, anger, depression, intense emotions, and difficult circumstances. I enjoy connecting with others, listening to clients' stories and offering a safe, non-judgmental space for them to unpack their personal challenges, gain new insights into themselves, and develop additional coping skills.
(249) 487-0494 View (249) 487-0494
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Susan Catherine Hudson
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
Fenelon Falls, ON K0M  (Online Only)
A certain amount of anxiety helps us to stay alert and aware but for those suffering from an anxiety disorder it feels far from normal. It can be completely debilitating. We all get sad in our lives but depression is characterized by persistent sadness and a lack of interest or pleasure in previously rewarding or enjoyable activities. If you suffer anxiety or depression and feel stuck and unable to move forward I can meet you where you are at in your journey to get to where you want to be in your life and your relationships.
A certain amount of anxiety helps us to stay alert and aware but for those suffering from an anxiety disorder it feels far from normal. It can be completely debilitating. We all get sad in our lives but depression is characterized by persistent sadness and a lack of interest or pleasure in previously rewarding or enjoyable activities. If you suffer anxiety or depression and feel stuck and unable to move forward I can meet you where you are at in your journey to get to where you want to be in your life and your relationships.
(249) 496-2042 View (249) 496-2042
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Enlightened Living Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Jungian Analyst Candidate. I am passionate about helping people heal their mind, body, and spirit. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavioural, Cognitive-Processing, Psychoanalytic, Somatic, and Spirituality Therapy frameworks in session. I utilize these therapeutic approaches to assist clients in gaining insight and skills to work with the thought patterns, behaviours, and situational factors which may be creating distress in lives. My hope is that my clients gain self-knowledge, self-compassion, and strategies to help they create the life they desire to live.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Jungian Analyst Candidate. I am passionate about helping people heal their mind, body, and spirit. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavioural, Cognitive-Processing, Psychoanalytic, Somatic, and Spirituality Therapy frameworks in session. I utilize these therapeutic approaches to assist clients in gaining insight and skills to work with the thought patterns, behaviours, and situational factors which may be creating distress in lives. My hope is that my clients gain self-knowledge, self-compassion, and strategies to help they create the life they desire to live.
(807) 907-0249 View (807) 907-0249
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Olivia Stewart: Trauma And Self-Esteem
Registered Psychotherapist, HBSc, MACP, DCP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Severn, ON L3V  (Online Only)
Trauma, anxiety, loss of self and identity - these are incredibly painful parts of life that you don't have to face alone. With values deeply rooted in self-compassion and acceptance, I strive to help people reclaim and reconnect to their true Self and return to feeling happy and fulfilled in life. Having worked in the mental health field for over a decade, I apply a wide range of skills and expertise. As a Doctor of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I have a comprehensive knowledge of psychotherapy and trauma work.
Trauma, anxiety, loss of self and identity - these are incredibly painful parts of life that you don't have to face alone. With values deeply rooted in self-compassion and acceptance, I strive to help people reclaim and reconnect to their true Self and return to feeling happy and fulfilled in life. Having worked in the mental health field for over a decade, I apply a wide range of skills and expertise. As a Doctor of Counselling and Psychotherapy, I have a comprehensive knowledge of psychotherapy and trauma work.
(289) 212-6902 View (289) 212-6902
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Natalie Lebel
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1B
Maybe you feel muddled, overwhelmed and/or paralyzed by day-to-day life. Stuck within competing responsibilities in this increasingly fast-paced world. There might be times when you feel stuck in patterns that leave life feeling unsatisfying and empty. Recognizing how the past contaminates the present is essential within trauma-focused psychotherapy and/or relationship psychotherapy. Self-awareness provides the ability to identify embedded core beliefs that interfere with creating a life worth living.
Maybe you feel muddled, overwhelmed and/or paralyzed by day-to-day life. Stuck within competing responsibilities in this increasingly fast-paced world. There might be times when you feel stuck in patterns that leave life feeling unsatisfying and empty. Recognizing how the past contaminates the present is essential within trauma-focused psychotherapy and/or relationship psychotherapy. Self-awareness provides the ability to identify embedded core beliefs that interfere with creating a life worth living.
(249) 495-5701 View (249) 495-5701
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Marelle Parkin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Bracebridge, ON P1L
Welcome! My name is Marelle and I am a registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW. I hold a Master of Social Work degree from York University, a Bachelor of Social Work degree from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Sociology degree from Laurentian University. I have extensive experience and training supporting people of all ages who have experienced trauma, attachment disruptions, mental health struggles, family/spousal conflict or struggles, high-conflict situations, developmental delays, grief and loss, child welfare involvement (protection, kinship, and adoption), as well as victims of abuse, crime and tragedy.
Welcome! My name is Marelle and I am a registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW. I hold a Master of Social Work degree from York University, a Bachelor of Social Work degree from McMaster University and a Bachelor of Sociology degree from Laurentian University. I have extensive experience and training supporting people of all ages who have experienced trauma, attachment disruptions, mental health struggles, family/spousal conflict or struggles, high-conflict situations, developmental delays, grief and loss, child welfare involvement (protection, kinship, and adoption), as well as victims of abuse, crime and tragedy.
(249) 488-0957 View (249) 488-0957
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Natalie Drever
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
Midland, ON L4R
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling isolated and misunderstood is a common result of the stress and emotional strain of coping; whether the concern is addiction (your own or that of someone close to you), domestic abuse, trauma, caring for a loved one with a chronic condition, depression, anxiety, or other challenges. I take an eclectic client centred, empathic approach to assist clients in the development of effective coping skills, making life style changes, strengthening relationships, and making new connections in their lives. Over the past 20+ years I have had the privilege of witnessing clients cope more effectively and thrive.
Feeling isolated and misunderstood is a common result of the stress and emotional strain of coping; whether the concern is addiction (your own or that of someone close to you), domestic abuse, trauma, caring for a loved one with a chronic condition, depression, anxiety, or other challenges. I take an eclectic client centred, empathic approach to assist clients in the development of effective coping skills, making life style changes, strengthening relationships, and making new connections in their lives. Over the past 20+ years I have had the privilege of witnessing clients cope more effectively and thrive.
(705) 996-0559 View (705) 996-0559
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Patti Moses
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H
Want something different? Then you have to do something different. Are you ready? Then let's get to work. The reason I am here offering this service is because I am ready to support YOU in making positive changes in your life. As a Social Worker you can likely claim our time through your work benefits. Call today. I have just moved to Huntsville ON where I am now taking face to face appointments, but will continue to provide virtual to anyone in the world.
Want something different? Then you have to do something different. Are you ready? Then let's get to work. The reason I am here offering this service is because I am ready to support YOU in making positive changes in your life. As a Social Worker you can likely claim our time through your work benefits. Call today. I have just moved to Huntsville ON where I am now taking face to face appointments, but will continue to provide virtual to anyone in the world.
(226) 778-4979 View (226) 778-4979
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Michèle Mani-Psychotherapist & Clinical Supervisor
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Midland, ON L4R  (Online Only)
Hello there…A warm welcome to my virtual office, and it's good to meet you. You’ve taken a courageous step coming here, and that tells us you’re already thinking about the changes you want to make. Ultimately, your hope is to transform your relationship with yourself...whether you're coming from a place of feeling burned out, depressed, anxious, uncertain, or are experiencing a significant life transition. And when we cultivate positive relationships with ourselves, we can more intentionally engage in our other meaningful relationships.
Hello there…A warm welcome to my virtual office, and it's good to meet you. You’ve taken a courageous step coming here, and that tells us you’re already thinking about the changes you want to make. Ultimately, your hope is to transform your relationship with yourself...whether you're coming from a place of feeling burned out, depressed, anxious, uncertain, or are experiencing a significant life transition. And when we cultivate positive relationships with ourselves, we can more intentionally engage in our other meaningful relationships.
(437) 747-3818 View (437) 747-3818
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Monika Eberhard
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A
My journey in the therapy field began in the public sector providing addiction counselling to adults and youth. Through my work as an addiction counsellor, I developed an understanding of trauma and developed a passion for helping people heal and grow mentally, emotionally, and physically. I know therapy can be difficult. My objective is to provide an environment that makes you feel safe and comfortable. I take a client-centered approach to meet you where you are by incorporating a variety of different approaches to tailor treatment to your individual needs.
My journey in the therapy field began in the public sector providing addiction counselling to adults and youth. Through my work as an addiction counsellor, I developed an understanding of trauma and developed a passion for helping people heal and grow mentally, emotionally, and physically. I know therapy can be difficult. My objective is to provide an environment that makes you feel safe and comfortable. I take a client-centered approach to meet you where you are by incorporating a variety of different approaches to tailor treatment to your individual needs.
(249) 486-6045 View (249) 486-6045

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Number of Counsellors in Dwight, ON

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Counsellors in Dwight, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Eating Disorders
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD

How Counsellors in Dwight, ON see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dwight?

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.