Therapists in Elmira, ON

Photo of Woolwich Counselling Centre, Registered Social Worker in Elmira, ON
Woolwich Counselling Centre
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
Elmira, ON N3B
Woolwich Counselling Centre is dedicated to providing the highest quality of professional counselling services to individuals in Woolwich / Wellesley Townships and surrounding areas. All therapists have a minimum of a Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field and are registered with their respective professional colleges. Counselling fees are often covered by extended health benefits. Our fees are geared to income, based on a sliding fee scale and service is offered regardless of ability to pay.
Woolwich Counselling Centre is dedicated to providing the highest quality of professional counselling services to individuals in Woolwich / Wellesley Townships and surrounding areas. All therapists have a minimum of a Masters degree in Social Work, Psychology or a related field and are registered with their respective professional colleges. Counselling fees are often covered by extended health benefits. Our fees are geared to income, based on a sliding fee scale and service is offered regardless of ability to pay.
(226) 773-1646 View (226) 773-1646
Photo of Carla Bertolin-Siegmund, Registered Psychotherapist in Elmira, ON
Carla Bertolin-Siegmund
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Elmira, ON N3B
Carla is Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with over a decade of experience helping individuals, couples and families. She specializes in perinatal mental health and perinatal loss. Carla supports individuals, couples and families facing a variety of mental health and life challenges including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress symptoms, life transitions, relationship and marriage challenges, grief/loss, emotional regulation, and self-esteem/self-worth. She practices a form of integrative or holistic therapy, a depth approach that tries to do justice to the whole person including mind, body and spirit.
Carla is Registered Psychotherapist (RP) with over a decade of experience helping individuals, couples and families. She specializes in perinatal mental health and perinatal loss. Carla supports individuals, couples and families facing a variety of mental health and life challenges including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress symptoms, life transitions, relationship and marriage challenges, grief/loss, emotional regulation, and self-esteem/self-worth. She practices a form of integrative or holistic therapy, a depth approach that tries to do justice to the whole person including mind, body and spirit.
(647) 493-2649 View (647) 493-2649
Photo of Tara L Boyce, Registered Social Worker in Elmira, ON
Tara L Boyce
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, P
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elmira, ON N3B
Are things piling up and feeling like too much? Are you minimizing your pain? Do you pour energy into the things that sap your soul? Do you need a safe space to be understood and return to yourself? To remember who you are? If you are ready to begin looking at yourself with acceptance and compassion, I am waiting for your call. There are reasons for your current struggles and suffering. My philosophy is that you are already wired with many strengths and that we all need a little help along the way to get ourselves where we need to go.
Are things piling up and feeling like too much? Are you minimizing your pain? Do you pour energy into the things that sap your soul? Do you need a safe space to be understood and return to yourself? To remember who you are? If you are ready to begin looking at yourself with acceptance and compassion, I am waiting for your call. There are reasons for your current struggles and suffering. My philosophy is that you are already wired with many strengths and that we all need a little help along the way to get ourselves where we need to go.
(226) 270-1368 View (226) 270-1368
Photo of Katie George, Occupational Therapist in Elmira, ON
Katie George
Occupational Therapist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmira, ON N3B
I am a skilled clinician with nearly 20 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist. I work with children, teens and their families, helping them realize their potential. I work primarily with individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions and those who are neurodivergent. I have specialized training in fine motor skills, writing skills, sensory processing, PECS, Autism, Therapeutic Listening, Solution-Focused Coaching and Neuro-Developmental Treatment.
I am a skilled clinician with nearly 20 years of experience as an Occupational Therapist. I work with children, teens and their families, helping them realize their potential. I work primarily with individuals with neurodevelopmental conditions and those who are neurodivergent. I have specialized training in fine motor skills, writing skills, sensory processing, PECS, Autism, Therapeutic Listening, Solution-Focused Coaching and Neuro-Developmental Treatment.
(226) 796-0288 View (226) 796-0288
Photo of The Couples Clinic, Registered Social Worker in Elmira, ON
The Couples Clinic
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Elmira, ON N3B
Are you afraid of breaking up? Do you find that the two of you can’t communicate, or hear each other anymore? Our goal at The Couples Clinic is to help couples find their way back to each other. Topics such as trust, intimacy, extended family, money and infidelity can cause huge struggles in relationships. Even when couples have been together for years, they can still have difficulty navigating these issues. Anger, mistrust, contempt and resentment can pull the two of you apart and make it that much harder to heal and build the future you both deserve.
Are you afraid of breaking up? Do you find that the two of you can’t communicate, or hear each other anymore? Our goal at The Couples Clinic is to help couples find their way back to each other. Topics such as trust, intimacy, extended family, money and infidelity can cause huge struggles in relationships. Even when couples have been together for years, they can still have difficulty navigating these issues. Anger, mistrust, contempt and resentment can pull the two of you apart and make it that much harder to heal and build the future you both deserve.
(807) 806-1313 View (807) 806-1313
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Sandra Karlin
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Elmira, ON N3B
You deserve to feel supported. You deserve to be heard. Whether you are coming to therapy in a moment of crisis, years of stress and pain, or just needing another person to share your more guarded thoughts with- therapy is for you. Whether it's anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles, or anything in between, it's all welcome in my office. Let's talk!
You deserve to feel supported. You deserve to be heard. Whether you are coming to therapy in a moment of crisis, years of stress and pain, or just needing another person to share your more guarded thoughts with- therapy is for you. Whether it's anxiety, trauma, relationship struggles, or anything in between, it's all welcome in my office. Let's talk!
(548) 800-1654 View (548) 800-1654
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Britni Chambers - - Whole Family Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elmira, ON N3B  (Online Only)
Society tells us becoming a parent should to be natural, joyful, and will happen within our desired timeline. For some there is truth to this, but many parents are left disoriented with the gap between their expectations and reality. We are urged to pour into our children, give them all of our attention, but also find time for ourselves and our relationship. The challenges of this stage of life can leave parents feeling lonely, overwhelmed and with a sense of personal failure. You might wonder who you even are anymore and if things will ever change - If you are struggling, you are not alone, and it doesn’t have to stay this way.
Society tells us becoming a parent should to be natural, joyful, and will happen within our desired timeline. For some there is truth to this, but many parents are left disoriented with the gap between their expectations and reality. We are urged to pour into our children, give them all of our attention, but also find time for ourselves and our relationship. The challenges of this stage of life can leave parents feeling lonely, overwhelmed and with a sense of personal failure. You might wonder who you even are anymore and if things will ever change - If you are struggling, you are not alone, and it doesn’t have to stay this way.
(226) 458-5579 View (226) 458-5579
Photo of Brooke Pickersgill, Clinical Social Work/Therapist in Elmira, ON
Brooke Pickersgill
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Elmira, ON N3B  (Online Only)
I have extensive experience working with both youth and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction challenges, behavior challenges, emotion dysregulation and various other mental health struggles. In our work together, you will be supported through a compassionate, non-judgmental lens, where you are provided with supportive listening, validation, and somebody to bear witness for you in your experiences. We will work together as a team to identify barriers, build on strengths, and also help families gain insight and attunement for a holistic approach.
I have extensive experience working with both youth and adults who are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction challenges, behavior challenges, emotion dysregulation and various other mental health struggles. In our work together, you will be supported through a compassionate, non-judgmental lens, where you are provided with supportive listening, validation, and somebody to bear witness for you in your experiences. We will work together as a team to identify barriers, build on strengths, and also help families gain insight and attunement for a holistic approach.
(226) 907-1515 View (226) 907-1515
Photo of Polina Fedotenko, Registered Psychotherapist in Elmira, ON
Polina Fedotenko
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmira, ON N3B
Accepting New Clients in person and virtually. If your relationships are a struggle – I am the person for you. Any kind of relationship—the one with your partner, the one with your child, the one with your parent, coworker, or boss, and most importantly, the one with yourself! Instead of bringing you joy, your relationships leave you feeling dissatisfied, disconnected, and empty. You struggle to figure out how to remove the hostility and despair you feel. Your thoughts and feelings turn to negativity, and your self-esteem doesn’t hold you up.
Accepting New Clients in person and virtually. If your relationships are a struggle – I am the person for you. Any kind of relationship—the one with your partner, the one with your child, the one with your parent, coworker, or boss, and most importantly, the one with yourself! Instead of bringing you joy, your relationships leave you feeling dissatisfied, disconnected, and empty. You struggle to figure out how to remove the hostility and despair you feel. Your thoughts and feelings turn to negativity, and your self-esteem doesn’t hold you up.
(226) 212-7078 View (226) 212-7078
Photo of Lisa Taylor, Registered Social Worker in Elmira, ON
Lisa Taylor
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, B Ed, OCT
Verified Verified
Elmira, ON N3B
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you looking to find the balance between work, home, kids, yourself? Are you dealing with changes in your life that are causing you to be more anxious or stressed?
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you looking to find the balance between work, home, kids, yourself? Are you dealing with changes in your life that are causing you to be more anxious or stressed?
(226) 706-9932 View (226) 706-9932
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Kayla Holliday
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmira, ON N3B
I became a Social Worker because of this intrinsic desire to walk alongside people through their pain and into their growth. As I’ve continued my own growth, both personally and professionally, I have developed a deep passion for working with folks across the lifespan, from ages 8 to 90, as they work towards healing and peace. I have worked with folks with various neurotypes, substance use and addiction, those experiencing housing insecurity and poverty, intimate partner violence/domestic violence, trauma and attachment challenges, self-esteem, emotion regulation, self-harm, suicidal ideation/suicidality, Dementia, and TBI/ABIs.
I became a Social Worker because of this intrinsic desire to walk alongside people through their pain and into their growth. As I’ve continued my own growth, both personally and professionally, I have developed a deep passion for working with folks across the lifespan, from ages 8 to 90, as they work towards healing and peace. I have worked with folks with various neurotypes, substance use and addiction, those experiencing housing insecurity and poverty, intimate partner violence/domestic violence, trauma and attachment challenges, self-esteem, emotion regulation, self-harm, suicidal ideation/suicidality, Dementia, and TBI/ABIs.
(548) 483-6734 View (548) 483-6734
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Mary Emily Crome
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elmira, ON N3B
Mary Crome BA, MSW, RSW is a internationally registered (PSI) perinatal mental health counsellor. She takes a strengths based, trauma informed approach to support those working to conceive, those who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss, post partem depression, post partem anxiety, new parents and couples navigating the transition into the next phase.
Mary Crome BA, MSW, RSW is a internationally registered (PSI) perinatal mental health counsellor. She takes a strengths based, trauma informed approach to support those working to conceive, those who have experienced pregnancy or infant loss, post partem depression, post partem anxiety, new parents and couples navigating the transition into the next phase.
(226) 640-8946 View (226) 640-8946
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Stone Silo Counselling & Wellness
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MA, RP, CRPO
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elmira, ON N3B
Many of the individuals we counsel seek help with various issues, ranging from emotional to physical well-being. Our team provides support and guidance on these topics for our clients to understand and enhance their overall quality of life, such as emotional support, problem-solving, growth and self-improvement, empowerment, and relief from symptoms. Seeking guidance and understanding is a step towards self-exploration. At Stone Silo, clients can find the support they need to express their innermost distress in an environment of acceptance and security - allowing them to identify new paths for growth with confidence.
Many of the individuals we counsel seek help with various issues, ranging from emotional to physical well-being. Our team provides support and guidance on these topics for our clients to understand and enhance their overall quality of life, such as emotional support, problem-solving, growth and self-improvement, empowerment, and relief from symptoms. Seeking guidance and understanding is a step towards self-exploration. At Stone Silo, clients can find the support they need to express their innermost distress in an environment of acceptance and security - allowing them to identify new paths for growth with confidence.
(226) 444-9562 View (226) 444-9562
Photo of Theresa Will, Registered Psychotherapist in Elmira, ON
Theresa Will
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elmira, ON N3B
Not accepting new clients
Reaching out for help, especially from a stranger, is incredibly scary and courageous - the first step is often the hardest. I always feel honoured to join my clients on their journey to wellness and I welcome the opportunity to work with you. I am committed to working with you at your pace. My approach is down to earth and collaborative, always. I strive to maintain an emotionally safe and judgment free space so that you may feel respected and heard. I am extensively trained in trauma therapy and have participated in Phases 1, 2, 3, 4 and Masters level of Brainspotting, as well as the specialty Children and Adolescents training.
Reaching out for help, especially from a stranger, is incredibly scary and courageous - the first step is often the hardest. I always feel honoured to join my clients on their journey to wellness and I welcome the opportunity to work with you. I am committed to working with you at your pace. My approach is down to earth and collaborative, always. I strive to maintain an emotionally safe and judgment free space so that you may feel respected and heard. I am extensively trained in trauma therapy and have participated in Phases 1, 2, 3, 4 and Masters level of Brainspotting, as well as the specialty Children and Adolescents training.
(226) 400-8579 View (226) 400-8579
Photo of Ezra Branderhorst, Registered Social Worker in Elmira, ON
Ezra Branderhorst
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Elmira, ON N3B
I help people who are ready for change and have tried other methods with little success. Even small steps toward change can lead to significant progress. I offer a partnership with a relaxed approach that works at your pace, with you in control.
I help people who are ready for change and have tried other methods with little success. Even small steps toward change can lead to significant progress. I offer a partnership with a relaxed approach that works at your pace, with you in control.
(226) 907-5027 View (226) 907-5027

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Mary Soppitt
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2L
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome here! Whatever brought you to this space, I want you to know you are welcome and supported. I view the therapeutic journey, as a client welcoming me to walk alongside them as they walk on the pathway of their life, and I don’t take this invitation lightly. I can understand it can be vulnerable to reach out for support and I honor your bravery in taking the first step. I hold a strong belief in the expertise of clients when it comes to their own lives, and as a therapist, my role is to support and guide you in processing and uncovering what's happening for you, in your internal world.
Welcome here! Whatever brought you to this space, I want you to know you are welcome and supported. I view the therapeutic journey, as a client welcoming me to walk alongside them as they walk on the pathway of their life, and I don’t take this invitation lightly. I can understand it can be vulnerable to reach out for support and I honor your bravery in taking the first step. I hold a strong belief in the expertise of clients when it comes to their own lives, and as a therapist, my role is to support and guide you in processing and uncovering what's happening for you, in your internal world.
(548) 457-1530 View (548) 457-1530
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Ada Choy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2L  (Online Only)
My heart is dedicated to supporting individuals like you in their journey towards healing and growth across Ontario virtually. My areas of focus include anxiety, self-esteem, ADHD, disordered eating, and trauma. I'm deeply committed to creating an inclusive space for everyone, particularly members of the BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, and neurodivergent communities. Whether your struggles surround overthinking, perfectionism, boundary setting, self-criticism, completing tasks, body image, trust issues, emotional dysregulation, managing triggers, and more - I want to be here alongside you to work towards what hope and change looks like for you.
My heart is dedicated to supporting individuals like you in their journey towards healing and growth across Ontario virtually. My areas of focus include anxiety, self-esteem, ADHD, disordered eating, and trauma. I'm deeply committed to creating an inclusive space for everyone, particularly members of the BIPOC, 2SLGBTQ+, and neurodivergent communities. Whether your struggles surround overthinking, perfectionism, boundary setting, self-criticism, completing tasks, body image, trust issues, emotional dysregulation, managing triggers, and more - I want to be here alongside you to work towards what hope and change looks like for you.
(343) 633-2784 View (343) 633-2784
Photo of Peter R Holden, Registered Social Worker in Elmira, ON
Peter R Holden
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2V
I am a trauma specialist. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults. I am currently offering Face to Face sessions making use of a large office. I do offer video conference through Microsoft Teams. I am utilizing EMDR and Trauma Focused CBT. You can be assured that the treatment modalities that I use are grounded in best practices to ensure that you will see positive changes in your life. I graduated with a Masters of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1993, so I have a solid track record of Clinical Social Work Employment in the community and my Private Practice.
I am a trauma specialist. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults. I am currently offering Face to Face sessions making use of a large office. I do offer video conference through Microsoft Teams. I am utilizing EMDR and Trauma Focused CBT. You can be assured that the treatment modalities that I use are grounded in best practices to ensure that you will see positive changes in your life. I graduated with a Masters of Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University in 1993, so I have a solid track record of Clinical Social Work Employment in the community and my Private Practice.
(226) 458-0818 View (226) 458-0818
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Dr. Kerris Oates
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2J  (Online Only)
I have a passion for helping people attain optimal mental health, thru improved coping with life stressors/experiences and also personal healing/growth. Basically, I want to help you (or your child) thrive! I have extensive training and experience with a broad range of issues and treatment modalities. I am certified with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in the areas of Clinical & Counselling Psychology (both assessment & treatment) for Adults, Couples, Adolescents and Children. My approach is tailored for each unique client and also allows for the integration of spiritual issues into therapy when appropriate and desired.
I have a passion for helping people attain optimal mental health, thru improved coping with life stressors/experiences and also personal healing/growth. Basically, I want to help you (or your child) thrive! I have extensive training and experience with a broad range of issues and treatment modalities. I am certified with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in the areas of Clinical & Counselling Psychology (both assessment & treatment) for Adults, Couples, Adolescents and Children. My approach is tailored for each unique client and also allows for the integration of spiritual issues into therapy when appropriate and desired.
(289) 302-8253 View (289) 302-8253
Photo of Stacey Thurman, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Elmira, ON
Stacey Thurman
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterloo, ON N2L  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist you trust is hard. I've been there. It can be even more difficult when it is your child. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying), with over 20 years of experience in the mental health and developmental services field (the past five years were spent in Yellowknife, NT). I mostly support children, youth, and families, and also offer support to adults and couples, in the areas of trauma, intergenerational trauma, grief and loss, self-harm, suicidal ideation, crisis, relationship difficulties, attachment, mood/personality disorders, behaviour concerns, neurodiversity, gender and sexuality.
Finding a therapist you trust is hard. I've been there. It can be even more difficult when it is your child. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying), with over 20 years of experience in the mental health and developmental services field (the past five years were spent in Yellowknife, NT). I mostly support children, youth, and families, and also offer support to adults and couples, in the areas of trauma, intergenerational trauma, grief and loss, self-harm, suicidal ideation, crisis, relationship difficulties, attachment, mood/personality disorders, behaviour concerns, neurodiversity, gender and sexuality.
(548) 490-8478 View (548) 490-8478

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Elmira, ON

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Elmira, ON who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% First Nations Health Authority
25% Other
25% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Elmira, ON see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Elmira?

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.