Therapists in Huntsville, ON

Photo of Melanie Hayes, Registered Psychotherapist in Huntsville, ON
Melanie Hayes
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H
Not accepting new clients
I provide individual counselling to adolescents and adults using a client centred and compassionate approach. My experience is in private practice and community based mental health, and am passionate about helping others use their own strengths to find meaning in their life. I take pride in meeting everyone where they are at, and using a variety of treatment methods, combined with the client's own knowledge and experiences to help them meet their goals for counselling. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy available.
I provide individual counselling to adolescents and adults using a client centred and compassionate approach. My experience is in private practice and community based mental health, and am passionate about helping others use their own strengths to find meaning in their life. I take pride in meeting everyone where they are at, and using a variety of treatment methods, combined with the client's own knowledge and experiences to help them meet their goals for counselling. Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR), Solution-Focused Brief Therapy available.
(249) 202-2231 View (249) 202-2231
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Joseph Hoyda
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H
Veritas is Latin for truth, which is a central value in my therapeutic approach. People have a tendency to mask what they are actually experiencing, subscribing instead to behaviour dictated by social norms. Over time, suppressed emotional suffering manifests itself in disorders such as anxiety, explosive anger, panic attacks, addiction, and depression. While many modern therapies focus on treating surface symptoms (band-aid solutions), I believe in getting to the root of the suffering to help clients gain insight so that they can truly grow, heal, and flourish.
Veritas is Latin for truth, which is a central value in my therapeutic approach. People have a tendency to mask what they are actually experiencing, subscribing instead to behaviour dictated by social norms. Over time, suppressed emotional suffering manifests itself in disorders such as anxiety, explosive anger, panic attacks, addiction, and depression. While many modern therapies focus on treating surface symptoms (band-aid solutions), I believe in getting to the root of the suffering to help clients gain insight so that they can truly grow, heal, and flourish.
(249) 490-5364 View (249) 490-5364
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Adrienne Renee Thorpe
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP/RP, BEd, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntsville, ON P1H
Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery and through working to build a strong therapeutic relationship, together we will work towards your wellness and growth with a wholesome approach to life. I work with people in many stages of life, from teens, through adults, helping you in working through life's challenges. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental, evidence based and honest environment for you to explore your path, whether to process life events and stressors or to take charge of your future. I strive to provide an empowering space for you to seek and achieve your wellness.
Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery and through working to build a strong therapeutic relationship, together we will work towards your wellness and growth with a wholesome approach to life. I work with people in many stages of life, from teens, through adults, helping you in working through life's challenges. I strive to provide a safe, non-judgmental, evidence based and honest environment for you to explore your path, whether to process life events and stressors or to take charge of your future. I strive to provide an empowering space for you to seek and achieve your wellness.
(249) 490-0851 View (249) 490-0851
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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, MSW
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H  (Online Only)
If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
(249) 487-0858 View (249) 487-0858
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Lana Wilson Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H
Waitlist for new clients
My eclectic treatment approach focuses on supporting the mind and body towards healing. I consider my approach to be non-judgmental, holistic, trauma informed, evidence-based, and compassionate. For the last 18 years I have worked in the social services sector and for over a decade I have worked in a therapeutic capacity in various roles that focused on counselling and assessment skills. Please check out my website to see how various treatment approaches can help you achieve your goals.
My eclectic treatment approach focuses on supporting the mind and body towards healing. I consider my approach to be non-judgmental, holistic, trauma informed, evidence-based, and compassionate. For the last 18 years I have worked in the social services sector and for over a decade I have worked in a therapeutic capacity in various roles that focused on counselling and assessment skills. Please check out my website to see how various treatment approaches can help you achieve your goals.
(249) 492-9831 View (249) 492-9831
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Courtney Evans
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntsville, ON P1H
Hi there. I'm Courtney and I'm a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist. I specialize in anxiety, panic, health anxiety, as well as burnout and body image. My approach is curious and conversational, with a priority in you feeling safe. I'm trained in a number of different treatment modalities including DBT, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and CBT and use them to inform my work.
Hi there. I'm Courtney and I'm a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist. I specialize in anxiety, panic, health anxiety, as well as burnout and body image. My approach is curious and conversational, with a priority in you feeling safe. I'm trained in a number of different treatment modalities including DBT, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and CBT and use them to inform my work.
(249) 703-5226 View (249) 703-5226
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Nyssa Laing
Registered Psychotherapist, MCAP, BHSc, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H
Not accepting new clients
The primary focus of my practice is helping emergency responders and anyone who feels disconnected from themselves, others, and the world around them. Whether this is due to trauma, anxiety, depression, or life challenges, I use a holistic, integrated approach that is tailored to each client. Along with talk therapies, I am trained in EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and Forest Therapy. I am also certified to administer Direct Neurofeedback. My priority is to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for you to gain awareness and understanding of yourself and life experiences.
The primary focus of my practice is helping emergency responders and anyone who feels disconnected from themselves, others, and the world around them. Whether this is due to trauma, anxiety, depression, or life challenges, I use a holistic, integrated approach that is tailored to each client. Along with talk therapies, I am trained in EMDR, Internal Family Systems, and Forest Therapy. I am also certified to administer Direct Neurofeedback. My priority is to create a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental space for you to gain awareness and understanding of yourself and life experiences.
(289) 275-4096 View (289) 275-4096
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Brenda Wainman, MSW, RSW Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H
Together, we can untangle your stories of being human. Are you facing a new diagnosis or a recurrence of cancer or a chronic illness? Are you struggling with how to speak to your children about a recent diagnosis? Are you a stressed out health care/education worker, veteran or ER personnel struggling with mental health, work/home balance & disability issues? Are you experiencing caregiver burnout? Are you a senior grappling with bereavement issues? Are you & your partner facing intimacy concerns? Are your creative energies on hold? Do you feel alarmed by climate change & global strife? Let's untangle and appreciate the moments!
Together, we can untangle your stories of being human. Are you facing a new diagnosis or a recurrence of cancer or a chronic illness? Are you struggling with how to speak to your children about a recent diagnosis? Are you a stressed out health care/education worker, veteran or ER personnel struggling with mental health, work/home balance & disability issues? Are you experiencing caregiver burnout? Are you a senior grappling with bereavement issues? Are you & your partner facing intimacy concerns? Are your creative energies on hold? Do you feel alarmed by climate change & global strife? Let's untangle and appreciate the moments!
(249) 488-4041 View (249) 488-4041
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Janet Ho
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, DTATI
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntsville, ON P1H
Sometimes, feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, resentment, worthlessness and isolation can persist and make us feel stuck or hopeless. It can feel like being on a hamster wheel – repeating the same unproductive patterns or harmful behaviours. Therapy can help with emotional processing and connect us with our inner world. It makes room for the difficult emotions and experiences that need our attention and greater understanding. Through deeper awareness, we can then explore new perspectives and solutions and a clearer way forward to a better quality of life.
Sometimes, feelings of depression, anxiety, anger, resentment, worthlessness and isolation can persist and make us feel stuck or hopeless. It can feel like being on a hamster wheel – repeating the same unproductive patterns or harmful behaviours. Therapy can help with emotional processing and connect us with our inner world. It makes room for the difficult emotions and experiences that need our attention and greater understanding. Through deeper awareness, we can then explore new perspectives and solutions and a clearer way forward to a better quality of life.
(249) 802-7412 View (249) 802-7412
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Ephie Nicholson
Registered Social Worker, HBSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntsville, ON P1H
Life can throw unexpected turbulence and I believe we thrive when we learn to move with these challenges and focus on the small steps towards feeling better. I am motivated to help you find a path toward healing that works for you and at your own individual pace. I have worked to support those with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, neurodivergence, addictions, and other mental health conditions and experiences as well as those with daily stressors struggling with balancing life’s demands. I have worked with children, youth, adults, and seniors and can connect with those of all ages and stages.
Life can throw unexpected turbulence and I believe we thrive when we learn to move with these challenges and focus on the small steps towards feeling better. I am motivated to help you find a path toward healing that works for you and at your own individual pace. I have worked to support those with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, neurodivergence, addictions, and other mental health conditions and experiences as well as those with daily stressors struggling with balancing life’s demands. I have worked with children, youth, adults, and seniors and can connect with those of all ages and stages.
(249) 486-5837 View (249) 486-5837
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Enlightened Living Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Jungian Analyst Candidate. I am passionate about helping people heal their mind, body, and spirit. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavioural, Cognitive-Processing, Psychoanalytic, Somatic, and Spirituality Therapy frameworks in session. I utilize these therapeutic approaches to assist clients in gaining insight and skills to work with the thought patterns, behaviours, and situational factors which may be creating distress in lives. My hope is that my clients gain self-knowledge, self-compassion, and strategies to help they create the life they desire to live.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Jungian Analyst Candidate. I am passionate about helping people heal their mind, body, and spirit. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavioural, Cognitive-Processing, Psychoanalytic, Somatic, and Spirituality Therapy frameworks in session. I utilize these therapeutic approaches to assist clients in gaining insight and skills to work with the thought patterns, behaviours, and situational factors which may be creating distress in lives. My hope is that my clients gain self-knowledge, self-compassion, and strategies to help they create the life they desire to live.
(807) 907-0249 View (807) 907-0249
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Karen Pitt
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, MDiv
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H  (Online Only)
With over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy, faith-based and transformational healing & growth, counseling, and spiritual care I continue to enjoy the opportunity to help people with telephonic, internet, and video consultations. I facilitate new opportunities for growth and change with an interactive and dynamic outlook. I have extensive experience in many areas of life and the emotional pain that holds us captive to our pasts or the fears of the present, causing us to fail in caring for ourselves and those whom we love. Specific areas of experience include disability, race, gender identity and adjustments.
With over 25 years of experience in psychotherapy, faith-based and transformational healing & growth, counseling, and spiritual care I continue to enjoy the opportunity to help people with telephonic, internet, and video consultations. I facilitate new opportunities for growth and change with an interactive and dynamic outlook. I have extensive experience in many areas of life and the emotional pain that holds us captive to our pasts or the fears of the present, causing us to fail in caring for ourselves and those whom we love. Specific areas of experience include disability, race, gender identity and adjustments.
(289) 512-2478 View (289) 512-2478
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Juli Ana Fyfe
Registered Psychotherapist, H BSc, MA, RP, CT, OAMHP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Huntsville, ON P1H
Its not easy to navigate the chaos of life's challenges and find joy. When clients are facing the hardest times of their life, they can feel isolated, alone, and stuck. I partner with clients with a warm, collaborative person-centered and solutions-oriented approach. I hold the space for them to discover a path forward and experience real growth. I have 14 years of life-coaching experience combined with a Master's degree. I have a particular interest in helping support caregivers, who have family members with Alzheimers Disease, any type of cancer or rare disease, and mental health disorders. ⁠⁣
Its not easy to navigate the chaos of life's challenges and find joy. When clients are facing the hardest times of their life, they can feel isolated, alone, and stuck. I partner with clients with a warm, collaborative person-centered and solutions-oriented approach. I hold the space for them to discover a path forward and experience real growth. I have 14 years of life-coaching experience combined with a Master's degree. I have a particular interest in helping support caregivers, who have family members with Alzheimers Disease, any type of cancer or rare disease, and mental health disorders. ⁠⁣
(647) 372-2078 View (647) 372-2078
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Path Forward Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP/MACP, CHRL, BSc
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H
My passion is helping others. I am here to support you and your family on your journey to improved mental health wellness and spirit. Having just completed the competency-based examination (required every 5 years) I can assure clients that I offer a safe, empathic, strength-based, client-centred approach. The coping strategies you learn, and implement can improve your relationships, self-acceptance, and self-confidence. I began my professional career as a scientist bringing both knowledge of social and biological understanding of how mental illness can manifest. Using a holistic approach together we will find the path forward.
My passion is helping others. I am here to support you and your family on your journey to improved mental health wellness and spirit. Having just completed the competency-based examination (required every 5 years) I can assure clients that I offer a safe, empathic, strength-based, client-centred approach. The coping strategies you learn, and implement can improve your relationships, self-acceptance, and self-confidence. I began my professional career as a scientist bringing both knowledge of social and biological understanding of how mental illness can manifest. Using a holistic approach together we will find the path forward.
(249) 202-2550 View (249) 202-2550
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Carolyn Walsh
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BEd, MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Huntsville, ON P1H  (Online Only)
Grief is a deeply personal experience and a natural response to loss. If you are struggling with grief and loss, it can be a lonely and confusing time. The emotional suffering and physical reactions you feel when something or someone you love is taken away are normal reactions to loss. You may feel like you are in a fog or lost. That’s OK. There is no right or wrong way to feel loss or grief. Loss is often accompanied by questions and feelings of anxiety, depression, and low self-worth. You don’t have to face these challenges alone. Together, we can identify and unravel your grief and find a way to live after loss.
Grief is a deeply personal experience and a natural response to loss. If you are struggling with grief and loss, it can be a lonely and confusing time. The emotional suffering and physical reactions you feel when something or someone you love is taken away are normal reactions to loss. You may feel like you are in a fog or lost. That’s OK. There is no right or wrong way to feel loss or grief. Loss is often accompanied by questions and feelings of anxiety, depression, and low self-worth. You don’t have to face these challenges alone. Together, we can identify and unravel your grief and find a way to live after loss.
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Photo of Anna C Nuedling, Registered Social Worker in Huntsville, ON
Anna C Nuedling
Registered Social Worker, MACP, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntsville, ON P1H
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with 25 years of clinical experience. The decision to seek help is a courageous step, whether you are looking for change for yourself, or your child and family. Together we will build a safe and secure relationship, which becomes the basis for addressing challenges, difficult life events, trauma, relationship issues and other difficulties you wish to work on. I use a variety of therapy approaches (EMDR, Natural Processing, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and Inner Family Systems) to ensure that our sessions meet your needs and goals, and that you feel safe and supported.
I am a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with 25 years of clinical experience. The decision to seek help is a courageous step, whether you are looking for change for yourself, or your child and family. Together we will build a safe and secure relationship, which becomes the basis for addressing challenges, difficult life events, trauma, relationship issues and other difficulties you wish to work on. I use a variety of therapy approaches (EMDR, Natural Processing, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and Inner Family Systems) to ensure that our sessions meet your needs and goals, and that you feel safe and supported.
(249) 493-6445 View (249) 493-6445
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Heather Purvis
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Huntsville, ON P1H
At different times in life you may find yourself in need of support to get through difficult experiences and personal challenges. It takes courage to even begin searching for a therapist. You may be feeling sad, anxious, alone, stressed out, burned out or even lost. However you arrived here, I'm glad you're here. I help people like you find your inner strength, wisdom and hope during these challenging times. I can provide you with a safe space to fully express all aspects of who you are and what you're experiencing and help you find your way through. I look forward to working with you.
At different times in life you may find yourself in need of support to get through difficult experiences and personal challenges. It takes courage to even begin searching for a therapist. You may be feeling sad, anxious, alone, stressed out, burned out or even lost. However you arrived here, I'm glad you're here. I help people like you find your inner strength, wisdom and hope during these challenging times. I can provide you with a safe space to fully express all aspects of who you are and what you're experiencing and help you find your way through. I look forward to working with you.
(249) 503-3933 View (249) 503-3933
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Andrea Laidlaw
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), M Ed, B Ed
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntsville, ON P1H
Reaching out to a therapist can be intimidating, but you have already taken the first step by doing this search! Take a deep breath and give me a call to see how I can help. Evening and weekend appointments are available to accommodate your schedule. Life is too short to settle for bad relationships, or endure emotional pain indefinitely. I want to help you make the changes you may have been avoiding as some things are tough to face alone. I recognize the courage it takes to acknowledge that daily life is a struggle, and to be strong enough to ask for help.
Reaching out to a therapist can be intimidating, but you have already taken the first step by doing this search! Take a deep breath and give me a call to see how I can help. Evening and weekend appointments are available to accommodate your schedule. Life is too short to settle for bad relationships, or endure emotional pain indefinitely. I want to help you make the changes you may have been avoiding as some things are tough to face alone. I recognize the courage it takes to acknowledge that daily life is a struggle, and to be strong enough to ask for help.
(249) 559-0617 View (249) 559-0617
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Patti Moses
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H
Want something different? Then you have to do something different. Are you ready? Then let's get to work. The reason I am here offering this service is because I am ready to support YOU in making positive changes in your life. As a Social Worker you can likely claim our time through your work benefits. Call today. I have just moved to Huntsville ON where I am now taking face to face appointments, but will continue to provide virtual to anyone in the world.
Want something different? Then you have to do something different. Are you ready? Then let's get to work. The reason I am here offering this service is because I am ready to support YOU in making positive changes in your life. As a Social Worker you can likely claim our time through your work benefits. Call today. I have just moved to Huntsville ON where I am now taking face to face appointments, but will continue to provide virtual to anyone in the world.
(226) 778-4979 View (226) 778-4979
Photo of Gabriele Reid, Registered Social Worker in Huntsville, ON
Gabriele Reid
Registered Social Worker, BA, HBISW, RSW
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H
I am a Registered Social Worker with over 8 years of experience in the field. I hold a Bachelor of Arts (with a focus in Psychology) and an Honours Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work. I am currently completing a Master of Social Work degree. I have worked extensively with adults, families, youth, and children. Throughout my career I have supported individuals with depression, anxiety, addictions, family & relationship challenges, neurodivergence, as well as other psychiatric disorders and diagnoses.
I am a Registered Social Worker with over 8 years of experience in the field. I hold a Bachelor of Arts (with a focus in Psychology) and an Honours Bachelor of Indigenous Social Work. I am currently completing a Master of Social Work degree. I have worked extensively with adults, families, youth, and children. Throughout my career I have supported individuals with depression, anxiety, addictions, family & relationship challenges, neurodivergence, as well as other psychiatric disorders and diagnoses.
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Number of Counsellors in Huntsville, ON

60+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Huntsville, ON who prioritize treating:

99% Anxiety
94% Depression
87% Self Esteem
84% Coping Skills
84% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Manulife
50% Green Shield Canada
50% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Huntsville, ON see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

91% Female
8% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Huntsville?

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.