Therapists in East Gwillimbury, ON

Photo of Michelle Iaboni, Registered Social Worker in East Gwillimbury, ON
Michelle Iaboni
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N
I am deeply proud of the relationships that I build with my clients based on providing encouragement, support and the exploration and promotion of one’s inner strength and assets. My practice specializes in developing and maintaining a safe and supportive environment to facilitate affirmation and to guide clients in creating the change they desire and, ultimately, the achievement of their goals and well-being.
I am deeply proud of the relationships that I build with my clients based on providing encouragement, support and the exploration and promotion of one’s inner strength and assets. My practice specializes in developing and maintaining a safe and supportive environment to facilitate affirmation and to guide clients in creating the change they desire and, ultimately, the achievement of their goals and well-being.
(289) 401-5334 View (289) 401-5334
Photo of Heather Kent, Registered Psychotherapist in East Gwillimbury, ON
Heather Kent
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N
You’re dealing with a lot; feeling guilty and confused. Guilty for not loving more or trying harder. They’re telling you these things - it must be true, right? They were charismatic and charming, showering you with PDA and compliments, but it all changed. You’re embarrassing they say, and now you feel trapped and broken. You’re not alone. It's not your fault. You Google “abusive relationships” and read about narcissistic abuse. That’s your life! You need guidance. I know this because I needed it too. I chased “good enough” trying to “behave well” for my family. After college, I married and divorced a narcissist who always blamed me.
You’re dealing with a lot; feeling guilty and confused. Guilty for not loving more or trying harder. They’re telling you these things - it must be true, right? They were charismatic and charming, showering you with PDA and compliments, but it all changed. You’re embarrassing they say, and now you feel trapped and broken. You’re not alone. It's not your fault. You Google “abusive relationships” and read about narcissistic abuse. That’s your life! You need guidance. I know this because I needed it too. I chased “good enough” trying to “behave well” for my family. After college, I married and divorced a narcissist who always blamed me.
(249) 490-5850 View (249) 490-5850
Photo of Sofiya Hass, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in East Gwillimbury, ON
Sofiya Hass
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA Hons, BEd, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N
We all need someone to talk to from time to time. Someone who will listen attentively to us without passing judgment. As early in life as I can remember, I have possessed an innate desire to help others. I'm an empathic, highly attuned individual with genuine care, compassion & unconditional positive regard for others. Childhood trauma profoundly impacted me, eventually inspiring a career in education. My goal has been to foster inclusion & empower others, leading to my role as a therapist. I utilize a client-centred, cognitive behavioural & solution-focused approach, embedding holistic practices such as mindfulness & spirituality.
We all need someone to talk to from time to time. Someone who will listen attentively to us without passing judgment. As early in life as I can remember, I have possessed an innate desire to help others. I'm an empathic, highly attuned individual with genuine care, compassion & unconditional positive regard for others. Childhood trauma profoundly impacted me, eventually inspiring a career in education. My goal has been to foster inclusion & empower others, leading to my role as a therapist. I utilize a client-centred, cognitive behavioural & solution-focused approach, embedding holistic practices such as mindfulness & spirituality.
(289) 272-4993 View (289) 272-4993
Photo of Connie Butera, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in East Gwillimbury, ON
Connie Butera
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ, BComm, BAS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N
Connie is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and member of The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Connie runs a private practice in Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada as well as is part of a Group Practice at Oona of Newmarket. Connie's specific focus is on supporting the family unit as a whole. Her experience lies in working with individuals struggling with various perinatal mood disorders, postpartum stress, anxiety, depression and emotional dysregulation. Connie also has great experience in supporting Autism and neurodiversity; having completed an additional certificate in Autism.
Connie is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and member of The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). Connie runs a private practice in Holland Landing, Ontario, Canada as well as is part of a Group Practice at Oona of Newmarket. Connie's specific focus is on supporting the family unit as a whole. Her experience lies in working with individuals struggling with various perinatal mood disorders, postpartum stress, anxiety, depression and emotional dysregulation. Connie also has great experience in supporting Autism and neurodiversity; having completed an additional certificate in Autism.
(289) 302-7161 View (289) 302-7161
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Jesse Schulman
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N  (Online Only)
Just because you are struggling does not mean you are failing. Asking for help is a sign of strength. Your story isn't over yet, message me for more details on how you can start to help yourself be the best authentic you.
Just because you are struggling does not mean you are failing. Asking for help is a sign of strength. Your story isn't over yet, message me for more details on how you can start to help yourself be the best authentic you.
(289) 207-3953 View (289) 207-3953
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Sara Katchutas
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N
Working alongside my clients, my mission is to create and nurture trusting relationships so we can uncover, understand, and heal the concerns and pains that have led to difficulty and dissatisfaction in their lives. Using an integrative, emotionally-focused, client-centred approach, my goal is to ensure that each person who comes into my office is treated as an individual with a story and history as unique as their fingerprint.
Working alongside my clients, my mission is to create and nurture trusting relationships so we can uncover, understand, and heal the concerns and pains that have led to difficulty and dissatisfaction in their lives. Using an integrative, emotionally-focused, client-centred approach, my goal is to ensure that each person who comes into my office is treated as an individual with a story and history as unique as their fingerprint.
(289) 272-0875 View (289) 272-0875
Photo of Dela Fotoohi (Lumita Wellness), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in East Gwillimbury, ON
Dela Fotoohi (Lumita Wellness)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N  (Online Only)
What weighs us down is the baggage we consciously carry or the pain we have buried deep in our unconscious. Either way, the weight becomes too much for one person to bear. It causes unease, despair and hopelessness. When we open to someone we trust, we allow light into our darkness. We start healing, and we begin feeling hope again. Whatever is causing you pain, know that you are not alone. Counsellors walk beside you to hold your hand so you can take the necessary steps. However long it takes, no matter how slow your journey, you are valuable, and you deserve to live your best life. Hope stands for Hold On, Pain Ends.
What weighs us down is the baggage we consciously carry or the pain we have buried deep in our unconscious. Either way, the weight becomes too much for one person to bear. It causes unease, despair and hopelessness. When we open to someone we trust, we allow light into our darkness. We start healing, and we begin feeling hope again. Whatever is causing you pain, know that you are not alone. Counsellors walk beside you to hold your hand so you can take the necessary steps. However long it takes, no matter how slow your journey, you are valuable, and you deserve to live your best life. Hope stands for Hold On, Pain Ends.
(289) 276-7367 View (289) 276-7367
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About: Anxiety Lgbtq+ Transgender - Avery Rodger
Counsellor, RP(Q), BSc
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N
I understand what you’re carrying is heavy. Therapists in the past were cold and removed, dismissed and diminished you, not understanding the complexity of gender and identity. You’ve researched, journaled, listened to the podcasts, tried CBT, DBT, breathing exercises; anything to release the fear of having to navigate a dangerous world of violence, hate, oppression, and misinformation. A world that wants you erased. I know this because I see so much of my own story in yours; the black sheep (cycle breaker, dreamer) in a family or workplace that doesn’t know you and makes no effort to do so. You want to feel seen, heard, respected.
I understand what you’re carrying is heavy. Therapists in the past were cold and removed, dismissed and diminished you, not understanding the complexity of gender and identity. You’ve researched, journaled, listened to the podcasts, tried CBT, DBT, breathing exercises; anything to release the fear of having to navigate a dangerous world of violence, hate, oppression, and misinformation. A world that wants you erased. I know this because I see so much of my own story in yours; the black sheep (cycle breaker, dreamer) in a family or workplace that doesn’t know you and makes no effort to do so. You want to feel seen, heard, respected.
(825) 255-5407 View (825) 255-5407
Photo of Amanda Gould - Couples Therapist, Registered Psychotherapist in East Gwillimbury, ON
Amanda Gould - Couples Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N  (Online Only)
Hi there! I am a Registered Psychotherapist who is passionate about coming alongside couples and individuals who are ready to embark on their healing journeys. From creating secure attachments between romantic partners to strengthening one’s relationship with themselves, I strive to create a safe space for my clients to explore their experiences— the highs, the lows, and everything in between.
Hi there! I am a Registered Psychotherapist who is passionate about coming alongside couples and individuals who are ready to embark on their healing journeys. From creating secure attachments between romantic partners to strengthening one’s relationship with themselves, I strive to create a safe space for my clients to explore their experiences— the highs, the lows, and everything in between.
(365) 398-0675 View (365) 398-0675
Photo of Melissa Tolman, Registered Psychotherapist in East Gwillimbury, ON
Melissa Tolman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N
Its time to feel Empowered to Overcome Life's Challenges... If you are experiencing the hardships of life, exhaustive efforts to manage day to day stressors, difficulties in your relationships, or wanting to become more self-aware and whole, now is your time to overcome these challenges, and create positive lasting change. My focus is to provide compassionate, effective psychotherapy that will empower individuals to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. With a commitment to holistic approaches to mental health, I offer a range of clinical approaches and draw upon extensive experience to help you achieve lasting positive change.
Its time to feel Empowered to Overcome Life's Challenges... If you are experiencing the hardships of life, exhaustive efforts to manage day to day stressors, difficulties in your relationships, or wanting to become more self-aware and whole, now is your time to overcome these challenges, and create positive lasting change. My focus is to provide compassionate, effective psychotherapy that will empower individuals to lead healthier, more fulfilling lives. With a commitment to holistic approaches to mental health, I offer a range of clinical approaches and draw upon extensive experience to help you achieve lasting positive change.
(289) 216-4504 View (289) 216-4504
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Emily LeMoine
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N
Just as every person differs, I can expect every client to be a unique experience. Clients who are facing discomfort in their lives and are active in their search for change can find comfort in the space we create together. Many of us want to change but are restricted due to a past trauma or attachment confusion. This presents itself through anxiety, depression, body image issues, and/or relationship dysfunction.
Just as every person differs, I can expect every client to be a unique experience. Clients who are facing discomfort in their lives and are active in their search for change can find comfort in the space we create together. Many of us want to change but are restricted due to a past trauma or attachment confusion. This presents itself through anxiety, depression, body image issues, and/or relationship dysfunction.
(289) 302-6878 View (289) 302-6878
Photo of Wendy Lee, RP, EMDR, Registered Psychotherapist in East Gwillimbury, ON
Wendy Lee, RP, EMDR
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N
Therapy is a time and space for you to share your stories and to freely explore your feelings, emotional reactions, thoughts, and behaviors without judgment. It is also an opportunity for you to receive empathetic support and guidance on how to address challenging issues in life. This process is client-centered and collaborative; while I believe we are the experts on ourselves, sometimes we need guidance, reflection, and insights from others to propel, especially when we feel stuck. Reaching out for support may seem daunting, but is a sign of courage and strength.
Therapy is a time and space for you to share your stories and to freely explore your feelings, emotional reactions, thoughts, and behaviors without judgment. It is also an opportunity for you to receive empathetic support and guidance on how to address challenging issues in life. This process is client-centered and collaborative; while I believe we are the experts on ourselves, sometimes we need guidance, reflection, and insights from others to propel, especially when we feel stuck. Reaching out for support may seem daunting, but is a sign of courage and strength.
(647) 370-3716 View (647) 370-3716
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Fran McEvoy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N  (Online Only)
I am delighted you're taking some time to explore psychotherapy. I offer online sessions and work with a client-centred therapy approach. Together we will identify your therapeutic goals and agree on a unique plan of care to meet your needs. We will work together in a safe, practical and down-to-earth way that provides you with guidance and support that is easy to understand, we will agree on changes you will be able to implement and you will have clear next steps to support yourself when you are not in session.
I am delighted you're taking some time to explore psychotherapy. I offer online sessions and work with a client-centred therapy approach. Together we will identify your therapeutic goals and agree on a unique plan of care to meet your needs. We will work together in a safe, practical and down-to-earth way that provides you with guidance and support that is easy to understand, we will agree on changes you will be able to implement and you will have clear next steps to support yourself when you are not in session.
(289) 274-9017 View (289) 274-9017
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Melissa Louka
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N
Welcome, I am so glad you are here. My name is Melissa Louka, the proud owner of Under The Oak Psychotherapy. I am passionate about walking alongside women, teens and young adults in the ups and downs of this life. At Under the Oak, I work with you to sit safely in the pain, grieving and uncertainty, all the while helping you to see the flickers of beauty through the trees. I understand that it can be difficult to find purpose and meaning in seasons of suffering, which is why I work with you to help create a life you want stick around for and is worth your while.
Welcome, I am so glad you are here. My name is Melissa Louka, the proud owner of Under The Oak Psychotherapy. I am passionate about walking alongside women, teens and young adults in the ups and downs of this life. At Under the Oak, I work with you to sit safely in the pain, grieving and uncertainty, all the while helping you to see the flickers of beauty through the trees. I understand that it can be difficult to find purpose and meaning in seasons of suffering, which is why I work with you to help create a life you want stick around for and is worth your while.
(365) 645-7088 View (365) 645-7088
Photo of A Healing Path Therapy—Trauma•Relationships•Stress, Registered Psychotherapist in East Gwillimbury, ON
A Healing Path Therapy—Trauma•Relationships•Stress
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
East Gwillimbury, ON L9N
Will the abuse ever stop? Will I always be in pain? Will I ever be good enough? Will I always feel this overwhelmed? Will I ever be in a loving relationship? Will I always feel paralyzed by my emotions? These worries are exhausting. Maybe you’ve Googled things like: therapist/therapy group near me, therapy for depression, anxiety, intimacy, chronic pain, narcissistic abuse, personality disorders, grief, couples counseling, 2SLGBTQ+ friendly therapists, queer or Muslim therapist. The decision to reach out can come with a lot of emotions, especially if you’ve been let down in the past & you’re tired of feeling misunderstood or unseen.
Will the abuse ever stop? Will I always be in pain? Will I ever be good enough? Will I always feel this overwhelmed? Will I ever be in a loving relationship? Will I always feel paralyzed by my emotions? These worries are exhausting. Maybe you’ve Googled things like: therapist/therapy group near me, therapy for depression, anxiety, intimacy, chronic pain, narcissistic abuse, personality disorders, grief, couples counseling, 2SLGBTQ+ friendly therapists, queer or Muslim therapist. The decision to reach out can come with a lot of emotions, especially if you’ve been let down in the past & you’re tired of feeling misunderstood or unseen.
(289) 272-9184 View (289) 272-9184

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Photo of Joan Smith, Registered Social Worker in East Gwillimbury, ON
Joan Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L3Y
Your story, your challenges are unique to you. This realization is the first step to understanding your struggles, feeling empowered, and making positive change to improve your life. My name is Joan Smith. I have a Master in Social Work, and I am a Registered Social Worker with more than 25 years of experience supporting individuals struggling with trauma, grief, and mental health challenges. My approach is sincere, non-judgemental, and professional.
Your story, your challenges are unique to you. This realization is the first step to understanding your struggles, feeling empowered, and making positive change to improve your life. My name is Joan Smith. I have a Master in Social Work, and I am a Registered Social Worker with more than 25 years of experience supporting individuals struggling with trauma, grief, and mental health challenges. My approach is sincere, non-judgemental, and professional.
(365) 800-1826 View (365) 800-1826
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Jeaninne Cairns
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L3Y
We all face hurdles in life, and I believe individuals possess an inner wisdom that can help overcome these obstacles. I strive to create a setting where therapy can be fun and empowering as we work together to discover this inner wisdom. My goal is to foster a judgement free environment, enhancing opportunities to reflect, be heard, and develop skills to achieve confidence extending beyond the therapeutic setting. I believe our body gives us cues that as we learn to tune into can encourage us to understand, process and cope with our emotions - this can support one to navigate both concerns and resources with a renewed capacity.
We all face hurdles in life, and I believe individuals possess an inner wisdom that can help overcome these obstacles. I strive to create a setting where therapy can be fun and empowering as we work together to discover this inner wisdom. My goal is to foster a judgement free environment, enhancing opportunities to reflect, be heard, and develop skills to achieve confidence extending beyond the therapeutic setting. I believe our body gives us cues that as we learn to tune into can encourage us to understand, process and cope with our emotions - this can support one to navigate both concerns and resources with a renewed capacity.
(289) 312-1497 View (289) 312-1497
Photo of Marguerite McCarron, Registered Psychotherapist in East Gwillimbury, ON
Marguerite McCarron
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Newmarket, ON L3Y
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over 25 years experience in the provision of individual and family therapy for children , adolescents and their parents. Therapies offered include Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety and Mood concerns and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with fostering and Adoptive families to address early childhood relational trauma and facilitate the development of more secure and adaptive attachment relationships.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over 25 years experience in the provision of individual and family therapy for children , adolescents and their parents. Therapies offered include Play Therapy, Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for Anxiety and Mood concerns and Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy with fostering and Adoptive families to address early childhood relational trauma and facilitate the development of more secure and adaptive attachment relationships.
(647) 250-1683 View (647) 250-1683
Photo of Jessica Squilloni, Registered Psychotherapist in East Gwillimbury, ON
Jessica Squilloni
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L3Y
I am a Registered Psychotherapist through the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I provide evidence-based therapy and skills training in dialectical behaviour therapy. I specialize in issues related to emotion regulation and impulsivity which include borderline personality disorder and other personality disorders, PTSD, suicide as well as mood, anxiety and eating disorders. I have international training with DBT experts from locations including Italy and New York. I have formal training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD and CBT for anxiety.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist through the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario with a Masters degree in Counselling Psychology. I provide evidence-based therapy and skills training in dialectical behaviour therapy. I specialize in issues related to emotion regulation and impulsivity which include borderline personality disorder and other personality disorders, PTSD, suicide as well as mood, anxiety and eating disorders. I have international training with DBT experts from locations including Italy and New York. I have formal training in Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD and CBT for anxiety.
(249) 495-5310 View (249) 495-5310
Photo of Nicole Davis, Registered Social Worker in East Gwillimbury, ON
Nicole Davis
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Newmarket, ON L9N
Everyone gets a little stuck sometimes. We experience painful experiences that can be hard to move past. We become overwhelmed by our responsibilities and sometimes burn out. We get in arguments with loved ones, and we make mistakes. We're human. If you're looking to get back on track, you've come to the right place. My goal is to support you in learning to balance the conflicting expectations and responsibilities in your life, and also make time for the things that you enjoy. To support you as you explore your own needs and desires and learn to have compassion for yourself, instead of beating yourself up all of the time.
Everyone gets a little stuck sometimes. We experience painful experiences that can be hard to move past. We become overwhelmed by our responsibilities and sometimes burn out. We get in arguments with loved ones, and we make mistakes. We're human. If you're looking to get back on track, you've come to the right place. My goal is to support you in learning to balance the conflicting expectations and responsibilities in your life, and also make time for the things that you enjoy. To support you as you explore your own needs and desires and learn to have compassion for yourself, instead of beating yourself up all of the time.
(249) 501-5155 View (249) 501-5155

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in East Gwillimbury, ON

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in East Gwillimbury, ON who prioritize treating:

87% Anxiety
87% Grief
87% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
80% Family Conflict
80% Stress
73% Depression

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Great-West Life
50% Green Shield Canada
50% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in East Gwillimbury, ON see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in East Gwillimbury?

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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.