Therapists in Etobicoke, ON

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Increments Psychotherapy - ADHD Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C
Are you ready to make change to your life? Ready to feel different, think different, and act different? Sometimes it may feel like the old way of doing things isn't working and you find yourself feeling stuck. You may ask yourself a million question, but the only answer that you hear is “something needs to change”. Whether find yourself lost with your education/career, how to manage ADHD, how to create boundaries, or how to bring balance into your life - I can support you to be that best version of you.
Are you ready to make change to your life? Ready to feel different, think different, and act different? Sometimes it may feel like the old way of doing things isn't working and you find yourself feeling stuck. You may ask yourself a million question, but the only answer that you hear is “something needs to change”. Whether find yourself lost with your education/career, how to manage ADHD, how to create boundaries, or how to bring balance into your life - I can support you to be that best version of you.
(365) 658-1913 View (365) 658-1913
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Isheaga Counseling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA , BA, CYC P
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8W
I offer support and guidance to individuals seeking a holistic approach to overall well-being and personal growth. If you are at a point in your life where you've realized that talking and thinking yourself through your emotions to "feeling better" has not affected the changes you desire, then Somatic focused therapy may be a fit for you. By learning to connect with your internal felt experiences, you will develop the capacity and skills to self regulate and navigate through both past and current experiences that may be challenging you to be your authentic self.
I offer support and guidance to individuals seeking a holistic approach to overall well-being and personal growth. If you are at a point in your life where you've realized that talking and thinking yourself through your emotions to "feeling better" has not affected the changes you desire, then Somatic focused therapy may be a fit for you. By learning to connect with your internal felt experiences, you will develop the capacity and skills to self regulate and navigate through both past and current experiences that may be challenging you to be your authentic self.
(647) 492-8210 View (647) 492-8210
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Angela Cowling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MACP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8X  (Online Only)
I can help with anxiety, chronic illness, grief, and more. I'm a Certified Grief Counselling Specialist with a Master’s degree in Health and a Master's in Counselling Psychology, and my interests in mental and physical health come together to help you cope, create life balance, and teach you how to put your needs first. I use a goal-directed approach to identify your needs and take an integrative approach of different theories and techniques to find the best fit for you. I can also help with stress, self-esteem, life transitions, depression, and relationships.
I can help with anxiety, chronic illness, grief, and more. I'm a Certified Grief Counselling Specialist with a Master’s degree in Health and a Master's in Counselling Psychology, and my interests in mental and physical health come together to help you cope, create life balance, and teach you how to put your needs first. I use a goal-directed approach to identify your needs and take an integrative approach of different theories and techniques to find the best fit for you. I can also help with stress, self-esteem, life transitions, depression, and relationships.
(647) 930-2282 View (647) 930-2282
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Shawnette Thompson
Registered Social Worker, HBSc, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
5 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a therapist who will listen, understand, and empower you on your journey towards personal growth, self-discovery and meaningful connections? Look no further. I’m a passionate and curious therapist dedicated to helping people like you navigate life's challenges and discover their true potential.
Are you seeking a therapist who will listen, understand, and empower you on your journey towards personal growth, self-discovery and meaningful connections? Look no further. I’m a passionate and curious therapist dedicated to helping people like you navigate life's challenges and discover their true potential.
(647) 696-7809 View (647) 696-7809
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Balanced Mind and Wellness Inc
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8X
Do you often find yourself living in the past, dwelling on things that have happened, or living in the future, worrying about what might happen? Having trouble dealing with or identifying depressed or anxious feelings? I can provide clarity, motivation, and help you put into words what you are experiencing. Life's issues define your world - I can bring passion and purpose back into your life, with effective solutions to specific problems. Our practice is practical and interactive. We work together as a team with you to find the best solution for you. Let us help you reach your true potential!
Do you often find yourself living in the past, dwelling on things that have happened, or living in the future, worrying about what might happen? Having trouble dealing with or identifying depressed or anxious feelings? I can provide clarity, motivation, and help you put into words what you are experiencing. Life's issues define your world - I can bring passion and purpose back into your life, with effective solutions to specific problems. Our practice is practical and interactive. We work together as a team with you to find the best solution for you. Let us help you reach your true potential!
(833) 748-9754 View (833) 748-9754
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Sarah Argent
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8X  (Online Only)
Regardless of the path that we decide to embark on, there are moments when we may feel as though we don't have the resources to cope. Having someone to bear witness to our suffering and support us as we explore our internal resiliency can be life-changing. Working in the mental health field for over 9 years has shown me that stress, depression, trauma, etc. does not discriminate, nor should it be a defining part of who we are.
Regardless of the path that we decide to embark on, there are moments when we may feel as though we don't have the resources to cope. Having someone to bear witness to our suffering and support us as we explore our internal resiliency can be life-changing. Working in the mental health field for over 9 years has shown me that stress, depression, trauma, etc. does not discriminate, nor should it be a defining part of who we are.
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Noemia Cerqueira
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9R  (Online Only)
Everyone has challenges in life when feeling overwhelmed. These difficult moments provide an opportunity to go deeper and to discover our inner strength. My focus is on supporting you in finding the strength you have and to help you understand, and to gain a deeper understanding of what is holding you back. We will work together to identify your strengths and values that can shift you towards living a life with ease and a life that is more fulfilling. In me you will find a therapist who is compassionate, and empathetic to what you share with me.
Everyone has challenges in life when feeling overwhelmed. These difficult moments provide an opportunity to go deeper and to discover our inner strength. My focus is on supporting you in finding the strength you have and to help you understand, and to gain a deeper understanding of what is holding you back. We will work together to identify your strengths and values that can shift you towards living a life with ease and a life that is more fulfilling. In me you will find a therapist who is compassionate, and empathetic to what you share with me.
(365) 364-2724 View (365) 364-2724
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Iva Keighley
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, LLB, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
I am EMDR Certified Therapist (EMDRIA), Reg. Psychotherapist (ON) and Reg. Social Worker (ON) with an academic background in law, clinical social work, mental health and trauma specialized training. I provide counseling and therapy services in different categories of concern, which may include traumatic life experiences, complex post-traumatic stress, developmental trauma, workplace trauma and managing life-work changes and transitions.
I am EMDR Certified Therapist (EMDRIA), Reg. Psychotherapist (ON) and Reg. Social Worker (ON) with an academic background in law, clinical social work, mental health and trauma specialized training. I provide counseling and therapy services in different categories of concern, which may include traumatic life experiences, complex post-traumatic stress, developmental trauma, workplace trauma and managing life-work changes and transitions.
(416) 500-1792 View (416) 500-1792
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Kennedy McLean Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients-Virtual Only—You feel stressed, anxious, and depressed. Maybe you have lost your sense of joy and hope. Past events or traumas have kept you feeling stuck and frustrated, unable to move forward. Things feel out of control and you aren't even sure how you ended up in this place. Life is filled with challenges and it can feel lonely. Maybe you have been too afraid to try therapy before, or you have tried and it didn't seem like a good fit. That's okay, you are here now.
Accepting New Clients-Virtual Only—You feel stressed, anxious, and depressed. Maybe you have lost your sense of joy and hope. Past events or traumas have kept you feeling stuck and frustrated, unable to move forward. Things feel out of control and you aren't even sure how you ended up in this place. Life is filled with challenges and it can feel lonely. Maybe you have been too afraid to try therapy before, or you have tried and it didn't seem like a good fit. That's okay, you are here now.
(289) 210-7135 View (289) 210-7135
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Charles C. Pitts M.a.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Qualifying
Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8W  (Online Only)
I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying). I provide private counselling and work with Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in French and English to couple and individuals. My approach is eclectic. I offer the benefits of clinical hypnotherapy to reduce stress, manage chronic pain, relieve sleep disorders and modify undesired behaviours (smoking, phobia and compulsive eating and drinking, etc.). My work is highly influenced by humanist and behavioural psychology and by Transactional Analysis.
I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying). I provide private counselling and work with Employee Assistance Programs (EAP) in French and English to couple and individuals. My approach is eclectic. I offer the benefits of clinical hypnotherapy to reduce stress, manage chronic pain, relieve sleep disorders and modify undesired behaviours (smoking, phobia and compulsive eating and drinking, etc.). My work is highly influenced by humanist and behavioural psychology and by Transactional Analysis.
(365) 364-1774 View (365) 364-1774
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Dan Bevan-Baker
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MTA, BMus
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Y  (Online Only)
I am a white, queer, cisgender man and settler. I value authenticity and strive to be collaborative, warm, playful, curious, and compassionate in my work with clients. I invite you to also bring any parts of yourself to our shared therapy space - the hurt, the hidden, the joyful, and anything else we may discover. My approach to care is rooted in intersectional, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed frameworks. Some specializations of mine include anxiety, perfectionism, relationship challenges, queer experiences, identity exploration, HIV/AIDS, and navigating trauma. I work with children, youth, adults, and older adults.
I am a white, queer, cisgender man and settler. I value authenticity and strive to be collaborative, warm, playful, curious, and compassionate in my work with clients. I invite you to also bring any parts of yourself to our shared therapy space - the hurt, the hidden, the joyful, and anything else we may discover. My approach to care is rooted in intersectional, anti-oppressive, and trauma-informed frameworks. Some specializations of mine include anxiety, perfectionism, relationship challenges, queer experiences, identity exploration, HIV/AIDS, and navigating trauma. I work with children, youth, adults, and older adults.
(289) 273-7986 View (289) 273-7986
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Laura Winterton
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MACP , RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
Whether you are dealing with relationship and parenting issues, chronic illness, trauma, life transitions, anxiety, or depression, I will consistently seek to build a strong and effective therapeutic alliance in supporting you to grow and evolve to discover interpersonal harmony.
Whether you are dealing with relationship and parenting issues, chronic illness, trauma, life transitions, anxiety, or depression, I will consistently seek to build a strong and effective therapeutic alliance in supporting you to grow and evolve to discover interpersonal harmony.
(365) 363-1612 View (365) 363-1612
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Khatiza Bi Bi Individual And Couple Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9B  (Online Only)
Are you ready to take charge of your mental health and unleash your true potential? At my practice, I offer comprehensive and professional psychological services tailored to your unique needs. Using my clinical experience and compassionate approach I am here to provide you with the support, guidance, and tools you need to overcome challenges, improve your mental well-being, and achieve your personal and emotional goals. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or simply need someone to talk to, I am here to help.
Are you ready to take charge of your mental health and unleash your true potential? At my practice, I offer comprehensive and professional psychological services tailored to your unique needs. Using my clinical experience and compassionate approach I am here to provide you with the support, guidance, and tools you need to overcome challenges, improve your mental well-being, and achieve your personal and emotional goals. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, or simply need someone to talk to, I am here to help.
(613) 777-0782 View (613) 777-0782
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Kennedy McLean
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, CCTP-II
Verified
12 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9A  (Online Only)
Your life looks great on the outside. You have all the things that should make you happy but you don’t feel that way. You may be struggling with anxiety, unresolved past trauma, or relationship dissatisfaction. Maybe you've been using substances more than usual to cope with feeling overwhelmed, either on edge or just completely disconnected like you’re running on autopilot. You’re used to handling your own problems so it can be hard to ask for help. Other people don’t understand, they think you are fine.
Your life looks great on the outside. You have all the things that should make you happy but you don’t feel that way. You may be struggling with anxiety, unresolved past trauma, or relationship dissatisfaction. Maybe you've been using substances more than usual to cope with feeling overwhelmed, either on edge or just completely disconnected like you’re running on autopilot. You’re used to handling your own problems so it can be hard to ask for help. Other people don’t understand, they think you are fine.
(647) 557-3171 View (647) 557-3171
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Juliana Sìlva Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, RP(Q), CBT-C, PPI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8X
Você ou um familiar está enfrentando desafios emocionais? Eu estou aqui para te ajudar! Me chamo Juliana, sou uma psicoterapeuta e tenho paixão por auxiliar pessoas em sua jornada de cura emocional. Eu tenho mais 9 anos de experiência trabalhando com criancas, adolescentes e adultos e formações em Terapia Cognitiva Comportamental, Terapia do Esquema e Body & Mind therapy. Se você está lutando contra trauma, TDAH, PTSD, depressão, ansiedade, problemas de relacionamentos e outros desafios da saúde mental, eu posso ajudar.
Você ou um familiar está enfrentando desafios emocionais? Eu estou aqui para te ajudar! Me chamo Juliana, sou uma psicoterapeuta e tenho paixão por auxiliar pessoas em sua jornada de cura emocional. Eu tenho mais 9 anos de experiência trabalhando com criancas, adolescentes e adultos e formações em Terapia Cognitiva Comportamental, Terapia do Esquema e Body & Mind therapy. Se você está lutando contra trauma, TDAH, PTSD, depressão, ansiedade, problemas de relacionamentos e outros desafios da saúde mental, eu posso ajudar.
(437) 989-4006 View (437) 989-4006
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Denise Mariani Clinical Supervisor And Certified Emdr Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8X
You might be feeling hurt, angry, and uncertain after being betrayed by someone close to you. Are you struggling with sexual concerns that are affecting your relationships, causing you to feel disconnected from your partner, and alone? When we are faced with feelings of distrust, resentment, guilt, or shame, the hope for change can seem far away. Therapy can provide a safe place for you to identify these feelings, identify the root causes, and feel empowered.
You might be feeling hurt, angry, and uncertain after being betrayed by someone close to you. Are you struggling with sexual concerns that are affecting your relationships, causing you to feel disconnected from your partner, and alone? When we are faced with feelings of distrust, resentment, guilt, or shame, the hope for change can seem far away. Therapy can provide a safe place for you to identify these feelings, identify the root causes, and feel empowered.
(289) 207-6304 View (289) 207-6304
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Vanessa Villani
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Etobicoke, ON M9B  (Online Only)
I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University, and I am registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). I assess and provide therapy for anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, PTSD, OCD, interpersonal challenges, emotion regulation difficulties, and parenting. I care deeply about working with my clients to improve mental health and wellbeing.
I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Toronto Metropolitan University, and I am registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO). I assess and provide therapy for anxiety, depression, sleep difficulties, PTSD, OCD, interpersonal challenges, emotion regulation difficulties, and parenting. I care deeply about working with my clients to improve mental health and wellbeing.
(365) 601-1387 View (365) 601-1387
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Rebecca Pedersen
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Etobicoke, ON M8X
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy is grounded in an atmosphere of safety, empathy and collaboration. I am fully engaged in helping my clients enhance their emotional well-being and resolve their personal issues. I will listen to you with compassion and without judgment. I am also adept at using active techniques to help you better cope with distress, process painful emotions, resolve past trauma, learn new interpersonal skills, and change problematic behaviours and thought patterns. I look forward to helping you create positive change in your life.
My approach to therapy is grounded in an atmosphere of safety, empathy and collaboration. I am fully engaged in helping my clients enhance their emotional well-being and resolve their personal issues. I will listen to you with compassion and without judgment. I am also adept at using active techniques to help you better cope with distress, process painful emotions, resolve past trauma, learn new interpersonal skills, and change problematic behaviours and thought patterns. I look forward to helping you create positive change in your life.
(647) 931-1519 View (647) 931-1519
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Samuel Williams
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP, CSFT
Verified
Etobicoke, ON M9C  (Online Only)
Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, loss, transitions, parenting or relationships in general, I am here to provide a safe, collaborative and encouraging space which supports self awareness, healing and growth. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, grief, spiritual issues, life transitions, premarital and marriage enrichment and relationship issues.
Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, grief, loss, transitions, parenting or relationships in general, I am here to provide a safe, collaborative and encouraging space which supports self awareness, healing and growth. My areas of expertise include anxiety, depression, grief, spiritual issues, life transitions, premarital and marriage enrichment and relationship issues.
(647) 370-8426 View (647) 370-8426
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Andrea Best
Registered Social Worker, NN, RSSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M8Z
Specializing in Separation and divorce. You are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and frustrated. You have hopes and dreams of having a lasting relationship, but everything has changed. You’re wondering how you got to this point and where to go from here. You think to yourself, “I can’t continue living this way,” and you want to find your footing. You’re wondering how to navigate the next phase of your life and to make time to prioritize yourself so you can work through your struggles. You deserve time, attention and to be heard.
Specializing in Separation and divorce. You are feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and frustrated. You have hopes and dreams of having a lasting relationship, but everything has changed. You’re wondering how you got to this point and where to go from here. You think to yourself, “I can’t continue living this way,” and you want to find your footing. You’re wondering how to navigate the next phase of your life and to make time to prioritize yourself so you can work through your struggles. You deserve time, attention and to be heard.
(647) 496-3290 View (647) 496-3290

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Etobicoke, ON

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Etobicoke, ON who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
82% Stress
77% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% SunLife
63% Green Shield Canada
58% Manulife

How Counsellors in Etobicoke, ON see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Etobicoke?

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.