Therapists in Etibicoke, ON

Photo of Hannah Majury, MA, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Hannah Majury
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Etibicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with self-criticism or perfectionism? Do you struggle with setting boundaries and prioritizing your own needs? Are you looking for a way to overcome your negative thoughts and improve your self-esteem? Welcome. I am here to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can feel heard, understood, and empowered to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings and process your past. Together, we can work towards helping you embrace self-compassion, set healthy boundaries, and rediscover your worth.
Are you struggling with self-criticism or perfectionism? Do you struggle with setting boundaries and prioritizing your own needs? Are you looking for a way to overcome your negative thoughts and improve your self-esteem? Welcome. I am here to provide a safe, non-judgmental space where you can feel heard, understood, and empowered to explore your innermost thoughts and feelings and process your past. Together, we can work towards helping you embrace self-compassion, set healthy boundaries, and rediscover your worth.
(647) 957-8944 View (647) 957-8944
Photo of Aimee Ziegler, MAMH, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Aimee Ziegler
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MAMH, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etibicoke, ON M9C
My therapy style has been described as warm and playful, conversational and collaborative. If that is what you are looking for, I would love to continue to chat with you about what your concerns are and how you would like things in your life to look differently. I offer an inclusive and safe space to navigate life’s challenges and become your authentic self. I have helped others process anxiety, depression, relationship concerns. My formal training and lived experiences also enable me to help clients navigate issues like major life transitions, career exploration, academic concerns, faith/spirituality, immigration and motherhood.
My therapy style has been described as warm and playful, conversational and collaborative. If that is what you are looking for, I would love to continue to chat with you about what your concerns are and how you would like things in your life to look differently. I offer an inclusive and safe space to navigate life’s challenges and become your authentic self. I have helped others process anxiety, depression, relationship concerns. My formal training and lived experiences also enable me to help clients navigate issues like major life transitions, career exploration, academic concerns, faith/spirituality, immigration and motherhood.
(647) 277-2758 View (647) 277-2758
Photo of Jessie Bhatia, MPsych, RP, EMDR, Registered Psychotherapist
Jessie Bhatia
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsych, RP, EMDR
Verified Verified
Etibicoke, ON M9C
We all face challenges in life and can lose a sense of ourselves. I strive to uncover a person’s authentic self, in allowing them to understand their purpose and bring empowerment and healing. During our meetings, it is important for me to create an alliance with you from a non-judgemental space that fosters trust. I value all parts of a person that are conflicted, afraid, ashamed, and parts that appear relentless.
We all face challenges in life and can lose a sense of ourselves. I strive to uncover a person’s authentic self, in allowing them to understand their purpose and bring empowerment and healing. During our meetings, it is important for me to create an alliance with you from a non-judgemental space that fosters trust. I value all parts of a person that are conflicted, afraid, ashamed, and parts that appear relentless.
(647) 372-1682 View (647) 372-1682
Photo of undefined - Phoenix Counselling Services Canada, MSW, BSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Phoenix Counselling Services Canada
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Etibicoke, ON M9C
If trauma, abuse, and mental illness have left you feeling like you’re lost in the darkness, you’re not alone. It’s perfectly natural that the difficult emotions and loneliness you feel have cast a shadow over your life. But though the darkness may feel crushing, there is hope and light. The truth is your painful past does not mean that you are stuck with an unhappy future, and though your mental health might feel like it has taken charge of your life, it does not define you. As we work together, I’ll help you discover that you are much more than your circumstances, that your life matters, and that you have a powerful purpose.
If trauma, abuse, and mental illness have left you feeling like you’re lost in the darkness, you’re not alone. It’s perfectly natural that the difficult emotions and loneliness you feel have cast a shadow over your life. But though the darkness may feel crushing, there is hope and light. The truth is your painful past does not mean that you are stuck with an unhappy future, and though your mental health might feel like it has taken charge of your life, it does not define you. As we work together, I’ll help you discover that you are much more than your circumstances, that your life matters, and that you have a powerful purpose.
(844) 912-2201 View (844) 912-2201
Photo of Elena Temelkova, HBSc, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Elena Temelkova
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBSc
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Etibicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
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Tanya Jacob
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4X
In my practice, I help clients who feel disempowered by life’s challenges. Many are struggling with anxiety, depression, shame, assertiveness, relationship conflict, trauma, physical illness and spiritual crisis. My goal is to create a safe, supportive and non-judmental space for my clients to discuss their concerns and be their authentic selves. I will help connect the body and mind to deepen emotional exploration and to release any tension from the body. I will incorporate my client’s spiritual life in the therapeutic process to facilitate emotional healing and spiritual development.
In my practice, I help clients who feel disempowered by life’s challenges. Many are struggling with anxiety, depression, shame, assertiveness, relationship conflict, trauma, physical illness and spiritual crisis. My goal is to create a safe, supportive and non-judmental space for my clients to discuss their concerns and be their authentic selves. I will help connect the body and mind to deepen emotional exploration and to release any tension from the body. I will incorporate my client’s spiritual life in the therapeutic process to facilitate emotional healing and spiritual development.
(289) 207-7503 View (289) 207-7503
Photo of Dr. Lance Rappaport, PhD, CPsych, Psychologist
Dr. Lance Rappaport
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4X
I offer psychological assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults for a wide range of psychological, emotional, and interpersonal difficulties. Psychological conditions, including anxiety and depression, are common and often distressing for youth, adults, and their families. My work acknowledges the trust placed in me to help alleviate that distress and to help patients navigate the psychological, emotional, or interpersonal challenges that can sometimes seem overwhelming.
I offer psychological assessment and treatment for children, adolescents, and adults for a wide range of psychological, emotional, and interpersonal difficulties. Psychological conditions, including anxiety and depression, are common and often distressing for youth, adults, and their families. My work acknowledges the trust placed in me to help alleviate that distress and to help patients navigate the psychological, emotional, or interpersonal challenges that can sometimes seem overwhelming.
(226) 741-0253 View (226) 741-0253
Photo of Nigel Edokpolo, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Nigel Edokpolo
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M9A  (Online Only)
There is no ideal client. No two people are the same and come from the experience even if two people experienced the same event, one's perceptions of the event will always vary from another persons. Wanting to better yourself and those around you shows me that you want change and coming into therapy tells me already that you are looking for that change.
There is no ideal client. No two people are the same and come from the experience even if two people experienced the same event, one's perceptions of the event will always vary from another persons. Wanting to better yourself and those around you shows me that you want change and coming into therapy tells me already that you are looking for that change.
(289) 272-9369 View (289) 272-9369
Photo of undefined - Rocheny Alexandre, MSW,RSW Social Worker, Psychoth, MSW, BSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Rocheny Alexandre, MSW,RSW Social Worker, Psychoth
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
As a mental health therapist, I help people experiencing distress enhance their sense of personal wellbeing and overall happiness. Over the years I have worked with adults, youth and families experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, stress, relationship conflict, divorce and unresolved family issues.
As a mental health therapist, I help people experiencing distress enhance their sense of personal wellbeing and overall happiness. Over the years I have worked with adults, youth and families experiencing struggles with anxiety, depression, suicidal ideations, stress, relationship conflict, divorce and unresolved family issues.
(289) 272-7331 View (289) 272-7331
Photo of Ruth Smith, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Ruth Smith
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C
Sometimes, unimaginably difficult circumstances can be overwhelming. Sometimes, daily life can be too. If you find yourself wondering how on earth you ended up where you are, and you don't know how (or even if) you can change things for the better, maybe the best place to start is exactly where you are. In those challenging times, it helps is to sit with a person who listens, and who holds your truth gently and carefully. By looking at your truth side by side with someone who sees it as you do, you may begin to understand it in a new way... and perhaps even see a way forward.
Sometimes, unimaginably difficult circumstances can be overwhelming. Sometimes, daily life can be too. If you find yourself wondering how on earth you ended up where you are, and you don't know how (or even if) you can change things for the better, maybe the best place to start is exactly where you are. In those challenging times, it helps is to sit with a person who listens, and who holds your truth gently and carefully. By looking at your truth side by side with someone who sees it as you do, you may begin to understand it in a new way... and perhaps even see a way forward.
(289) 278-6337 View (289) 278-6337
Photo of Claire Silvester, BSc, MSc, RP, CHRE, Registered Psychotherapist
Claire Silvester
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, MSc, RP, CHRE
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9A
Meet up with me and see if I am a fit is step one. Step two, we work together on your difficult issues from the past, relationships (including intimacy issues), life at work, parenting or grief . It’s fine that there is no apparent reason for difficult feelings. You may just need a listening ear to explore what you are going through, finding your new choices. You may need to start, by telling me your life’s pressures. Need to relax, I have just the thing, ask about experiencing hypnosis-deep relaxation “Let it go”. Virtual throughout Canada, in person West Toronto. Please connect for the confidential support you deserve with Tea !
Meet up with me and see if I am a fit is step one. Step two, we work together on your difficult issues from the past, relationships (including intimacy issues), life at work, parenting or grief . It’s fine that there is no apparent reason for difficult feelings. You may just need a listening ear to explore what you are going through, finding your new choices. You may need to start, by telling me your life’s pressures. Need to relax, I have just the thing, ask about experiencing hypnosis-deep relaxation “Let it go”. Virtual throughout Canada, in person West Toronto. Please connect for the confidential support you deserve with Tea !
(647) 371-0092 View (647) 371-0092
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Areeba I
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, MS PH, MB BS
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4W  (Online Only)
Welcome, and congratulations on starting or continuing your mental health journey. As a mental health helper, your journey is honoured, and your voice is cherished. I resonate deeply with those navigating identity, especially people of colour, immigrants, and LGBTQ+ individuals. I offer empathy and expertise from anxiety to trauma, fostering empowerment and self-understanding.
Welcome, and congratulations on starting or continuing your mental health journey. As a mental health helper, your journey is honoured, and your voice is cherished. I resonate deeply with those navigating identity, especially people of colour, immigrants, and LGBTQ+ individuals. I offer empathy and expertise from anxiety to trauma, fostering empowerment and self-understanding.
(289) 216-4339 View (289) 216-4339
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Rob Whiteman
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9B  (Online Only)
My approach to therapy is a holistic one where we look together at the whole picture of your life, to explore what messages, patterns, and feelings are currently hindering your ability to flourish. Gestalt therapy is mindfulness-based and focussed on the present moment which gives you an opportunity to see when and how your emotions arise and where you are getting stuck.
My approach to therapy is a holistic one where we look together at the whole picture of your life, to explore what messages, patterns, and feelings are currently hindering your ability to flourish. Gestalt therapy is mindfulness-based and focussed on the present moment which gives you an opportunity to see when and how your emotions arise and where you are getting stuck.
(365) 305-0413 View (365) 305-0413
Photo of undefined - Sara's Place Counselling, MACP, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Sara's Place Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4W  (Online Only)
Welcome to Sara's Place Counselling. Congratulations to you for choosing to embark on this vulnerability journey towards healing. Sara's Place is a space where you can show up authentically to be seen, heard, and accepted. I am a registered Psychotherapist who specializes in supporting adults in working through the far-reaching impacts of abuse-specific trauma on the mind and body. Trauma can manifest itself in many different ways including but not limited to symptoms of Anxiety or Depression. My intention is to encourage, educate, empower and validate your experiences as we work together to explore and process your trauma.
Welcome to Sara's Place Counselling. Congratulations to you for choosing to embark on this vulnerability journey towards healing. Sara's Place is a space where you can show up authentically to be seen, heard, and accepted. I am a registered Psychotherapist who specializes in supporting adults in working through the far-reaching impacts of abuse-specific trauma on the mind and body. Trauma can manifest itself in many different ways including but not limited to symptoms of Anxiety or Depression. My intention is to encourage, educate, empower and validate your experiences as we work together to explore and process your trauma.
(289) 274-8089 View (289) 274-8089
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Darshana Patel
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z  (Online Only)
Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here. As a social worker, I use my lived experience as part of the BIPOC community to help you navigate difficult relationships, and their impact on your life. Oftentimes, the ones who you care about the most contribute to the most amount of pain. My gentle presence helps you navigate the push and pull of wanting these connections, while also maintaining a sense of safety and personal peace. Session by session, we collaboratively make “right” the common conflicting feelings that arise in complex relationships, so you have more space “inside” to be the adult you want to be.
Welcome, I’m so glad you’re here. As a social worker, I use my lived experience as part of the BIPOC community to help you navigate difficult relationships, and their impact on your life. Oftentimes, the ones who you care about the most contribute to the most amount of pain. My gentle presence helps you navigate the push and pull of wanting these connections, while also maintaining a sense of safety and personal peace. Session by session, we collaboratively make “right” the common conflicting feelings that arise in complex relationships, so you have more space “inside” to be the adult you want to be.
(437) 291-8821 View (437) 291-8821
Photo of Zarmina Khan, MEd, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Zarmina Khan
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
Hello and welcome! I specialize in providing trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, anti-oppressive, and gender-affirming individual and couples therapy. In individual therapy, I support racialized folks, women, immigrants and LGBTQI2S+ folks with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, life transitions, generational trauma, and family dynamics. In couples therapy, I help couples at all relationship stages to manage conflict and repair connection, build healthy communication skills, and enhance intimacy. I'm especially interested in helping folks navigate cultural differences in intercultural/racial relationships.
Hello and welcome! I specialize in providing trauma-informed, culturally sensitive, anti-oppressive, and gender-affirming individual and couples therapy. In individual therapy, I support racialized folks, women, immigrants and LGBTQI2S+ folks with relationship issues, depression, anxiety, life transitions, generational trauma, and family dynamics. In couples therapy, I help couples at all relationship stages to manage conflict and repair connection, build healthy communication skills, and enhance intimacy. I'm especially interested in helping folks navigate cultural differences in intercultural/racial relationships.
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Photo of Gillian Rae Fournier, BFA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Gillian Rae Fournier
Registered Psychotherapist, BFA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9A
Whether you’re returning to therapy or starting for the first time, let's figure out what you might need right now. We will give time and space to a process of exploration, so we can deepen your awareness of 'who you are' and ‘how you are’ in this world. This is hard work, and often uncomfortable. Yet it's the work of self-discovery that gives you more choice and the flexibility to change.
Whether you’re returning to therapy or starting for the first time, let's figure out what you might need right now. We will give time and space to a process of exploration, so we can deepen your awareness of 'who you are' and ‘how you are’ in this world. This is hard work, and often uncomfortable. Yet it's the work of self-discovery that gives you more choice and the flexibility to change.
(647) 360-8170 View (647) 360-8170
Photo of Gerardo Quintero, MA, CCPA, OACCPP, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Gerardo Quintero
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCPA, OACCPP, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9P
Gerardo is a registered Psychotherapist and Canadian certified counsellor with broad experience working with adult, couples, adolescents, and children. He has more than 20 years of counseling experience. He uses his knowledge & experience in psychotherapy, human relationships and human development to improve and heal a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, Phobias, eating disorders, addictions; and personal challenges such as perfectionism, anger management, stress, procrastination, self-esteem, self-harming; relationship troubles on communication, intimacy or lack of trust.
Gerardo is a registered Psychotherapist and Canadian certified counsellor with broad experience working with adult, couples, adolescents, and children. He has more than 20 years of counseling experience. He uses his knowledge & experience in psychotherapy, human relationships and human development to improve and heal a wide range of mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, PTSD, Phobias, eating disorders, addictions; and personal challenges such as perfectionism, anger management, stress, procrastination, self-esteem, self-harming; relationship troubles on communication, intimacy or lack of trust.
(647) 931-6054 View (647) 931-6054
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Breakthrough Counseling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, LCSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4W
You’re feeling anxious, unhappy and stuck, but unsure what to do. Everyone thinks you have it all, but underneath the facade you know that something is not right. You see others who seem to be coping well during this time, but you don’t think this is possible for you. You want to stop the negative self defeating thoughts that keep you so anxious but can’t. Deep down you know you could have greater satisfaction in your relationships, be healthier and enjoy your job, but you don’t have the tools required to make lasting change. You long to be a better parent to your children but can’t seem to communicate effectively with them.
You’re feeling anxious, unhappy and stuck, but unsure what to do. Everyone thinks you have it all, but underneath the facade you know that something is not right. You see others who seem to be coping well during this time, but you don’t think this is possible for you. You want to stop the negative self defeating thoughts that keep you so anxious but can’t. Deep down you know you could have greater satisfaction in your relationships, be healthier and enjoy your job, but you don’t have the tools required to make lasting change. You long to be a better parent to your children but can’t seem to communicate effectively with them.
(365) 652-3163 View (365) 652-3163
Photo of Esther Kalaba, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Esther Kalaba
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M9A
Believe it or not, in the same way that you learned how to read or ride a bike, you CAN learn to navigate uncertainty and coast through the emotional ups and downs that come with the times in your life when you do not know where to go or what to do. I believe that creativity can be the sustaining and supportive fire that fuels your life. Listening, breathing, embodied learning, and making, are the four principles which have guided my practice over the last 15 years. Changing longstanding habits or patterns takes time, commitment, motivation, and consistency, many approaches are needed. Caring for yourself is fundamental to life.
Believe it or not, in the same way that you learned how to read or ride a bike, you CAN learn to navigate uncertainty and coast through the emotional ups and downs that come with the times in your life when you do not know where to go or what to do. I believe that creativity can be the sustaining and supportive fire that fuels your life. Listening, breathing, embodied learning, and making, are the four principles which have guided my practice over the last 15 years. Changing longstanding habits or patterns takes time, commitment, motivation, and consistency, many approaches are needed. Caring for yourself is fundamental to life.
(438) 817-3788 View (438) 817-3788

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Etibicoke, ON

< 10

Counsellors in Etibicoke, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Coping Skills
80% Depression
80% Anxiety
80% School Issues
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Green Shield Canada
100% Blue Cross
100% SunLife

How Counsellors in Etibicoke, ON see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Etibicoke?

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.