Therapists in Erin, ON

Photo of Jasmine Chomski in Erin, ON
Jasmine Chomski
MA, RP
Verified Verified
Erin, ON N0B
Not accepting new clients
It is not unusual to feel overwhelmed by life at times. Most people simply do not have the tools to handle certain situations. That is where a good therapist can make all the difference. I have a passion for helping others create the life they were meant to live. My caring and compassionate attitude and my knowledge, help to tailor treatment to your specific needs. Using a strong base of cognitive-behavioural therapy, I help people to identify the thought patterns that are standing in their way and work to create lasting change
It is not unusual to feel overwhelmed by life at times. Most people simply do not have the tools to handle certain situations. That is where a good therapist can make all the difference. I have a passion for helping others create the life they were meant to live. My caring and compassionate attitude and my knowledge, help to tailor treatment to your specific needs. Using a strong base of cognitive-behavioural therapy, I help people to identify the thought patterns that are standing in their way and work to create lasting change
(647) 952-1930 View (647) 952-1930
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Lisa Taylor
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, B Ed, OCT
Verified Verified
Erin, ON N0B
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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Brendan Mclarty (Psychotherapy For You)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erin, ON N0B  (Online Only)
My name is Brendan and I am a Registered Social Worker. I hold a Masters degree is Social Work from the University of Toronto. I provide virtual counselling to individuals living in Ontario. Encountering issues, no matter the severity, is a normal and natural part of our lives. However, it is my belief that our unique life experiences require a personalized approach to help us reach our goals in the face of adversity. One size does not fit all. Sessions with me are experiential in nature, with a focus on developing present moment awareness of one’s inner and outer world. Every person possesses an expert knowledge of themselves.
My name is Brendan and I am a Registered Social Worker. I hold a Masters degree is Social Work from the University of Toronto. I provide virtual counselling to individuals living in Ontario. Encountering issues, no matter the severity, is a normal and natural part of our lives. However, it is my belief that our unique life experiences require a personalized approach to help us reach our goals in the face of adversity. One size does not fit all. Sessions with me are experiential in nature, with a focus on developing present moment awareness of one’s inner and outer world. Every person possesses an expert knowledge of themselves.
(249) 523-3183 View (249) 523-3183
Photo of Samantha Martin, Registered Social Worker in Erin, ON
Samantha Martin
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW, CC-PMH
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Erin, ON N0B
You deserve to be heard and understood. You deserve to be unburdened by negative thoughts and patterns. And most importantly, you deserve to feel like yourself again. As a therapist, I am here to help guide you back to that feeling of self. Whether it is depression, anxiety, stress, panic, low self esteem or loss - you don't have to carry it alone. I am here to offer professional counselling with empathy, compassion and an evidence based approach. I also specialize in perinatal mental health, including fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and parenthood.
You deserve to be heard and understood. You deserve to be unburdened by negative thoughts and patterns. And most importantly, you deserve to feel like yourself again. As a therapist, I am here to help guide you back to that feeling of self. Whether it is depression, anxiety, stress, panic, low self esteem or loss - you don't have to carry it alone. I am here to offer professional counselling with empathy, compassion and an evidence based approach. I also specialize in perinatal mental health, including fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and parenthood.
(226) 702-4670 View (226) 702-4670
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Rewriting Your Narrative
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP, DCP c
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erin, ON N0B
Hi, how are you feeling today? You may not always get to answer that question honestly. My hope is that one day you will, as you become more in tune with your emotions and your life. I specialize in substance/alcohol addictions, borderline personality disorder, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and mood/anxiety imbalance. I like to focus on the impact your concerns may have on you, your environment, and your past/present family dynamics. I practice a psychodynamic and narrative approach to psychotherapy, which looks like walking alongside you, hearing your story, and exploring the best path to healing &wellness.
Hi, how are you feeling today? You may not always get to answer that question honestly. My hope is that one day you will, as you become more in tune with your emotions and your life. I specialize in substance/alcohol addictions, borderline personality disorder, Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), eating disorders, and mood/anxiety imbalance. I like to focus on the impact your concerns may have on you, your environment, and your past/present family dynamics. I practice a psychodynamic and narrative approach to psychotherapy, which looks like walking alongside you, hearing your story, and exploring the best path to healing &wellness.
(226) 840-0678 View (226) 840-0678
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Kate Pugh
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erin, ON N0B
Not accepting new clients
When people are unable to honour their true self or make sense of their experience this can create a significant amount of distress. This can be caused by a number of different life events such as trauma, abuse & other developmental or situational life changes. I am able to assist others in exploring the impact of these events & work towards creating a vision of their future; one in which they feel safe, grounded and can flourish. I have strong knowledge of attachment theory, trauma informed as well as grief and loss practice, & work from a strength based perspective in order to foster growth & resilience.
When people are unable to honour their true self or make sense of their experience this can create a significant amount of distress. This can be caused by a number of different life events such as trauma, abuse & other developmental or situational life changes. I am able to assist others in exploring the impact of these events & work towards creating a vision of their future; one in which they feel safe, grounded and can flourish. I have strong knowledge of attachment theory, trauma informed as well as grief and loss practice, & work from a strength based perspective in order to foster growth & resilience.
(855) 895-5013 View (855) 895-5013
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Shailagh (Shaiden) Keaney
Registered Social Worker, HBA, MSW, RSW, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erin, ON N0B
I’m here for the parents who aren't ready to give up hope, and for the teens and young adults who are clinging to life. Whether because of trauma, of neurodivergence (ADHD/ADD) or the need for a more gender-affirming world, life has been rocky. It’s been difficult to connect, sleep has been elusive, panic has been setting in and the future seems sort of bleak. At least that’s how it’s been, at least for right now. So you're looking for a therapist who gets it: your gender identity, your life experience and your inner knowing matter.
I’m here for the parents who aren't ready to give up hope, and for the teens and young adults who are clinging to life. Whether because of trauma, of neurodivergence (ADHD/ADD) or the need for a more gender-affirming world, life has been rocky. It’s been difficult to connect, sleep has been elusive, panic has been setting in and the future seems sort of bleak. At least that’s how it’s been, at least for right now. So you're looking for a therapist who gets it: your gender identity, your life experience and your inner knowing matter.
(289) 301-9689 View (289) 301-9689
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Kim Saliba
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Erin, ON N0B
I'm a Registered Doctoral level Clinical and School Psychologist. I provide a full range of comprehensive services for: Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families. I provide an empathetic approach with a wide range of experience.
I'm a Registered Doctoral level Clinical and School Psychologist. I provide a full range of comprehensive services for: Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families. I provide an empathetic approach with a wide range of experience.
(226) 840-9663 View (226) 840-9663
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Allie Farrell
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erin, ON N0B
Now Accepting New Clients! Are you struggling with overwhelm or anxiety? Do you have ADHD or suspect you have it? Are you grappling with managing your emotional regulation and executive functioning skills? Do you struggle with people pleasing, irritability, rejection sensitivity, impulsivity, etc.? Do you feel like you are constantly working but never accomplishing anything? Are your internal struggles affecting your relationships with family, friends or partners? Do you lack focus and motivation in school and work?
Now Accepting New Clients! Are you struggling with overwhelm or anxiety? Do you have ADHD or suspect you have it? Are you grappling with managing your emotional regulation and executive functioning skills? Do you struggle with people pleasing, irritability, rejection sensitivity, impulsivity, etc.? Do you feel like you are constantly working but never accomplishing anything? Are your internal struggles affecting your relationships with family, friends or partners? Do you lack focus and motivation in school and work?
(289) 804-8178 View (289) 804-8178
Photo of Denise Evans, Registered Social Worker in Erin, ON
Denise Evans
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Erin, ON N0B
I love helping people get relief from the weight of stress and mental health struggles. I have a wealth of experience working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, suicidal thoughts, and who use self-harming coping strategies. I have unique expertise working with teenagers with complex trauma. I work with my clients so that, together, we can find a path forward that brings comfort, connection and healing. Book your free consultation today.
I love helping people get relief from the weight of stress and mental health struggles. I have a wealth of experience working with individuals struggling with mood disorders, suicidal thoughts, and who use self-harming coping strategies. I have unique expertise working with teenagers with complex trauma. I work with my clients so that, together, we can find a path forward that brings comfort, connection and healing. Book your free consultation today.
(289) 312-0496 View (289) 312-0496
Photo of Jason Lavery @ Psychotherapy For You, Registered Psychotherapist in Erin, ON
Jason Lavery @ Psychotherapy For You
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erin, ON N0B  (Online Only)
I am happy to work with an extensive range of clients and organize my practice around providing Client-Centred Therapy grounded in empirically-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Additionally, I have lived experience as a first responder and am passionate about addressing the unique challenges associated with fulfilling such roles. In my experience working with people over the last 10 years, I've found that often their challenges are best addressed first and foremost by being heard; this act of listening is a gift that unlocks the resources hidden within.
I am happy to work with an extensive range of clients and organize my practice around providing Client-Centred Therapy grounded in empirically-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). Additionally, I have lived experience as a first responder and am passionate about addressing the unique challenges associated with fulfilling such roles. In my experience working with people over the last 10 years, I've found that often their challenges are best addressed first and foremost by being heard; this act of listening is a gift that unlocks the resources hidden within.
(343) 321-2522 View (343) 321-2522
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WindHorse Psychology
MA, CPsych, Assoc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erin, ON N0B
At WindHorse Psychology, our experienced clinicians provide caring and confidential psychological assessment & treatment services for children, teens, & adults. We help with a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief/loss, trauma, illness, stress, parenting, workplace injury (WSIB), and informed care for First Responders. Treatment approaches include CBT, CPT, DBT, EMDR, & other modalities. Clinicians available also include Reg. Psychotherapists, MSW, RN, & a Wellness Coach (personalised nutrition/fitness plans). Psychoeducational Assessments are currently available.
At WindHorse Psychology, our experienced clinicians provide caring and confidential psychological assessment & treatment services for children, teens, & adults. We help with a wide range of difficulties such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, grief/loss, trauma, illness, stress, parenting, workplace injury (WSIB), and informed care for First Responders. Treatment approaches include CBT, CPT, DBT, EMDR, & other modalities. Clinicians available also include Reg. Psychotherapists, MSW, RN, & a Wellness Coach (personalised nutrition/fitness plans). Psychoeducational Assessments are currently available.
(289) 274-8287 View (289) 274-8287

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Victoria Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
Breslau, ON N0B
Is it hard to find the motivation to do the things you know you should do? Do you wake up in the morning wondering what your purpose is or start your day with a sense of dread? Is your life not going the way you thought it would? Have you been through a traumatic event and are finding it hard to get back into the groove of things? Do you lack fulfillment in close relationships in your life? If any of these statements resonate with you, I encourage you to reach out so we can find a way for things to feel better. I also have years of experience in the children's mental health sector and can support children/youth ages 8+.
Is it hard to find the motivation to do the things you know you should do? Do you wake up in the morning wondering what your purpose is or start your day with a sense of dread? Is your life not going the way you thought it would? Have you been through a traumatic event and are finding it hard to get back into the groove of things? Do you lack fulfillment in close relationships in your life? If any of these statements resonate with you, I encourage you to reach out so we can find a way for things to feel better. I also have years of experience in the children's mental health sector and can support children/youth ages 8+.
(226) 894-0605 View (226) 894-0605
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Jaclyn Turpin: Grief/Caregiving/Change/Loss
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tavistock, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Hello! I am here to support folks who are experiencing a loss, change, or transition. Along with death losses, grief and loss can come from many transitions and life changes: a diagnosis, caregiving, among many other transitions. Navigating changes and loss may have you feeling uncertainty about your future. Together we will go at your pace, and I let you take the lead!
Hello! I am here to support folks who are experiencing a loss, change, or transition. Along with death losses, grief and loss can come from many transitions and life changes: a diagnosis, caregiving, among many other transitions. Navigating changes and loss may have you feeling uncertainty about your future. Together we will go at your pace, and I let you take the lead!
(226) 756-0082 View (226) 756-0082
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Steff Armstrong
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a queer and gender queer person who is committed to personal growth & continuous learning both in my professional & personal life. I aim to bring an intersectional, anti-oppressive, & harm reduction lens to my practice. This includes an understanding of how systemic power & privilege impact our lives, our experiences, how we see the world & how the world sees us. I want to work with you to address your needs & concerns so that you are able to create goals, achieve personal growth & work towards mental wellness. This may include working through anxiety, depression, work stressors, & family issues.
Welcome! I am a queer and gender queer person who is committed to personal growth & continuous learning both in my professional & personal life. I aim to bring an intersectional, anti-oppressive, & harm reduction lens to my practice. This includes an understanding of how systemic power & privilege impact our lives, our experiences, how we see the world & how the world sees us. I want to work with you to address your needs & concerns so that you are able to create goals, achieve personal growth & work towards mental wellness. This may include working through anxiety, depression, work stressors, & family issues.
(226) 909-2274 View (226) 909-2274
Photo of Fema Jacob @ Psychotherapy for You, Registered Social Worker in Erin, ON
Fema Jacob @ Psychotherapy for You
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N0B  (Online Only)
I want to understand the intricate details of your life that make you uniquely you and would be honoured to facilitate the process of your self discovery and healing. I love working with individuals in all walks of life including but not limited to individuals experiencing anxiety, panic and/or anxiety attacks, phobias, issues controlling anger, individuals wanting to improve self-esteem, those suffering from grief and loss of relationships, addictions, as well as those individuals looking for support with general life stressors.
I want to understand the intricate details of your life that make you uniquely you and would be honoured to facilitate the process of your self discovery and healing. I love working with individuals in all walks of life including but not limited to individuals experiencing anxiety, panic and/or anxiety attacks, phobias, issues controlling anger, individuals wanting to improve self-esteem, those suffering from grief and loss of relationships, addictions, as well as those individuals looking for support with general life stressors.
(289) 312-3208 View (289) 312-3208
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Therapy For Men | Michael Walecki
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MaCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N0B
Do you feel “numb”, overwhelmed, trapped, or defeated by life? Do these feelings make it hard to show up for the people you care about in your life? Feeling like you haven't “figured out” while you struggle can lead to feeling confused, angry, and ashamed that you're not “good enough”. These feelings can result in addictions, workaholism, low self-esteem, depression, relationship/family issues, and hopelessness. Talking with a therapist can help calm overthinking, provide a sense of hope, and can give you the chance to share what's really on your mind. Press the "Email" button to set up a free 20 minute consultation today.
Do you feel “numb”, overwhelmed, trapped, or defeated by life? Do these feelings make it hard to show up for the people you care about in your life? Feeling like you haven't “figured out” while you struggle can lead to feeling confused, angry, and ashamed that you're not “good enough”. These feelings can result in addictions, workaholism, low self-esteem, depression, relationship/family issues, and hopelessness. Talking with a therapist can help calm overthinking, provide a sense of hope, and can give you the chance to share what's really on your mind. Press the "Email" button to set up a free 20 minute consultation today.
(289) 799-4024 View (289) 799-4024
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Aarti Dhanda - Expert In Complex Trauma And Relationships
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You’re not “broken.” You can heal. Whether you’re an individual or a couple, I believe it’s not your fault, even if you struggle to believe it. I offer a safe space where we’ll heal the root issues so you can make lasting change. We'll address your thoughts, emotions & neurobiology to heal all of you, allowing you to thrive in unexpected ways. The deep sense of peace, calm & joy on the other side of pain is something I want everyone to feel. I know there may be some worry & hesitation showing up right now. Know that I'm very comfortable to work with that. Rest assured, I’m dedicated to being the best I can be for you.
You’re not “broken.” You can heal. Whether you’re an individual or a couple, I believe it’s not your fault, even if you struggle to believe it. I offer a safe space where we’ll heal the root issues so you can make lasting change. We'll address your thoughts, emotions & neurobiology to heal all of you, allowing you to thrive in unexpected ways. The deep sense of peace, calm & joy on the other side of pain is something I want everyone to feel. I know there may be some worry & hesitation showing up right now. Know that I'm very comfortable to work with that. Rest assured, I’m dedicated to being the best I can be for you.
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Counselling and Play Therapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tavistock, ON N0B
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you are experiencing a major life transition: grief, divorce, empty nester, new job, retirement and you are wondering where you go next. Do you feel like your anxiety has taken control of your life? You are finding it hard to lean into the uncomfortable; turning down social connections and finding it hard to stay motivated. Or, are you wanting support either individually or with your partner so that you can work towards a healthier relationship?
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you are experiencing a major life transition: grief, divorce, empty nester, new job, retirement and you are wondering where you go next. Do you feel like your anxiety has taken control of your life? You are finding it hard to lean into the uncomfortable; turning down social connections and finding it hard to stay motivated. Or, are you wanting support either individually or with your partner so that you can work towards a healthier relationship?
(548) 457-1156 View (548) 457-1156
Photo of Octavia Marquis, Registered Psychotherapist in Erin, ON
Octavia Marquis
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N0B
I understand that vulnerability in therapy can be new and intimidating work for some of us. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental and comforting environment for those from various backgrounds. My primary focus is centred on supporting young adults struggling with transitional periods, anxiety/depression and individuals who may struggle with intergenerational trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and emotional regulation.
I understand that vulnerability in therapy can be new and intimidating work for some of us. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental and comforting environment for those from various backgrounds. My primary focus is centred on supporting young adults struggling with transitional periods, anxiety/depression and individuals who may struggle with intergenerational trauma, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, and emotional regulation.
(437) 747-5506 View (437) 747-5506

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Erin, ON

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Erin, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
92% Depression
83% Coping Skills
83% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
67% ADHD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Manulife
100% Canada Life | Great-West Life
80% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Erin, ON see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
10% Male
10% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Erin?

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.