Therapists in Keswick, ON

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Dianne Scott
Registered Psychotherapist, BTh-CEd, MDiv-CC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
Life can be overwhelming as we long for acceptance and belonging in a world that is stressful and lonely. Losses and transitions in life impact us in waves of grief and emotional pain. Relationships may be conflictual, confusing and at times, we feel like we are "not enough". We need clarity and connections in our lives and relationships. Conversations on the Bridge offers you a safe, confidential space to find out the possibilities of who you are at this moment, and to discover the opportunities of who you may become.
Life can be overwhelming as we long for acceptance and belonging in a world that is stressful and lonely. Losses and transitions in life impact us in waves of grief and emotional pain. Relationships may be conflictual, confusing and at times, we feel like we are "not enough". We need clarity and connections in our lives and relationships. Conversations on the Bridge offers you a safe, confidential space to find out the possibilities of who you are at this moment, and to discover the opportunities of who you may become.
(905) 251-6049 View (905) 251-6049
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Philippa Hamson
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
In my years of practice I have provided psychotherapy to clients presenting with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, past trauma, depression, marital discord, relationship ambivilence, affair recovery, low self-esteem/self-worth, and grief. I am committed to helping clients make meaningful changes in their life through using a gentle yet directive approach.
In my years of practice I have provided psychotherapy to clients presenting with a variety of issues including, but not limited to, anxiety, past trauma, depression, marital discord, relationship ambivilence, affair recovery, low self-esteem/self-worth, and grief. I am committed to helping clients make meaningful changes in their life through using a gentle yet directive approach.
(289) 769-9490 View (289) 769-9490
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Candace Putric: Adhd Autism Bpd Neurodivergent Adult
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Candace and I am currently practicing as a Registered Qualifying Psychotherapist at Kindred Hope Wellness. Do you have a complex diagnosis with unique needs? Are you in need of support with confidence building and/or experiencing periods of moodiness? Are you looking for affordable and accessible therapy? Please contact me to begin your healing journey and restore your life balance.
Hello! My name is Candace and I am currently practicing as a Registered Qualifying Psychotherapist at Kindred Hope Wellness. Do you have a complex diagnosis with unique needs? Are you in need of support with confidence building and/or experiencing periods of moodiness? Are you looking for affordable and accessible therapy? Please contact me to begin your healing journey and restore your life balance.
(289) 312-4786 View (289) 312-4786
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Trish Joyes: Autism Adhd Neurodivergent Anxiety Adults
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or being overwhelmed? Are you feeling frustrated, doubting yourself, or unsure of what to do? Life throws us a lot of experiences, and sometimes it can be too much. Are you a neurodivergent individual (or family member) who deals with high-functioning autism (ASD) or ADHD? Are you a first responder with so much on your plate? We have questions throughout our lives, often unsure. My approach is positive, compassionate and encouraging in exploring new skills and strategies from a mindful perspective.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or being overwhelmed? Are you feeling frustrated, doubting yourself, or unsure of what to do? Life throws us a lot of experiences, and sometimes it can be too much. Are you a neurodivergent individual (or family member) who deals with high-functioning autism (ASD) or ADHD? Are you a first responder with so much on your plate? We have questions throughout our lives, often unsure. My approach is positive, compassionate and encouraging in exploring new skills and strategies from a mindful perspective.
(365) 363-0322 View (365) 363-0322
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Pamela M. Robinson
Registered Social Worker, RSSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
I remember feeling so lost and alone, unsure which way to turn. Who was I? Having 2 young children yet, wanting to die. The pain was unbearable, I could not see any other way out. I cried non stop, dragging myself out of bed in the morning; slept many hours during the day. Not able to see any possibility of change in sight. Why do I hurt? Why am I here? Blaming myself for all that had gone wrong in my life. I was emotionally frozen. No hope! Even the things I loved, didn't bring me joy any more. Does this sound like you? Do you want to be rid of your pain? Are you tired of living this way? IT IS possible to change! I did!
I remember feeling so lost and alone, unsure which way to turn. Who was I? Having 2 young children yet, wanting to die. The pain was unbearable, I could not see any other way out. I cried non stop, dragging myself out of bed in the morning; slept many hours during the day. Not able to see any possibility of change in sight. Why do I hurt? Why am I here? Blaming myself for all that had gone wrong in my life. I was emotionally frozen. No hope! Even the things I loved, didn't bring me joy any more. Does this sound like you? Do you want to be rid of your pain? Are you tired of living this way? IT IS possible to change! I did!
(365) 801-4305 x202 View (365) 801-4305 x202
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Terri Keay
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BASC, CYW
Verified Verified
Keswick, ON L4P  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed with parenting? Struggling to navigate the complex emotions of your child or teen? You're not alone in these challenges. The journey of parenting, while immensely rewarding, can often become overshadowed by the day-to-day challenges it presents. If you find yourself caught in a cycle of stress and overwhelm, struggling to find joy in the chaos of family life, it's time for a change. Imagine a home where everyone understands and supports each other, where challenges become opportunities for growth, and where every family member feels valued and connected. That's the possibility I will help you strive for.
Overwhelmed with parenting? Struggling to navigate the complex emotions of your child or teen? You're not alone in these challenges. The journey of parenting, while immensely rewarding, can often become overshadowed by the day-to-day challenges it presents. If you find yourself caught in a cycle of stress and overwhelm, struggling to find joy in the chaos of family life, it's time for a change. Imagine a home where everyone understands and supports each other, where challenges become opportunities for growth, and where every family member feels valued and connected. That's the possibility I will help you strive for.
(365) 655-0349 View (365) 655-0349
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Tim Kahtava Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P  (Online Only)
When overwhelming emotions limit the pursuit of our responsibilities or passions in life there are effective strategies that can help regulate and minimize the emotional storms as well as provide the resilience needed to thrive in your life despite those storms. Life can be very difficult, unlike physical pain that is usually hard to ignore therefore treatment is sought after, emotional pain is unfortunately often ignored hoping it goes away. Anger, stress, anxiety, low moods, loss and relationship upheavals are all issues that can be better worked through with professional support through those storms. My name is Tim Kahtava, I
When overwhelming emotions limit the pursuit of our responsibilities or passions in life there are effective strategies that can help regulate and minimize the emotional storms as well as provide the resilience needed to thrive in your life despite those storms. Life can be very difficult, unlike physical pain that is usually hard to ignore therefore treatment is sought after, emotional pain is unfortunately often ignored hoping it goes away. Anger, stress, anxiety, low moods, loss and relationship upheavals are all issues that can be better worked through with professional support through those storms. My name is Tim Kahtava, I
(807) 907-4571 View (807) 907-4571
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Carol Speed-Zeyen Therapist - Anxiety-Depression-Stress
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Keswick, ON L4P  (Online Only)
Fear, Panic, Anxiety, Stress, Depression and Low Self Esteem can be so debilitating. Do you have constant worries, fear the unknown or other people's judgement of you, fear having yet another panic attack? Are you feeling hopeless, like you'll never feel better about yourself, your relationships or work? Carol combines over 25 yrs of experience and a compassionate approach to help with these challenges. She is a certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a Social Worker/Psychotherapist with a Masters degree in Social Work and training in Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction among other modalities.
Fear, Panic, Anxiety, Stress, Depression and Low Self Esteem can be so debilitating. Do you have constant worries, fear the unknown or other people's judgement of you, fear having yet another panic attack? Are you feeling hopeless, like you'll never feel better about yourself, your relationships or work? Carol combines over 25 yrs of experience and a compassionate approach to help with these challenges. She is a certified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and a Social Worker/Psychotherapist with a Masters degree in Social Work and training in Psychotherapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction among other modalities.
(289) 276-8726 View (289) 276-8726
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Valerie Kates Couple And Individual Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BIS, MEd, DipTIRP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P  (Online Only)
It can be difficult trying to cope with distressing times on your own. Sometimes friends and family can only help so much. My role is to give you caring, non-judgmental support so that you can make sense of your emotions and gain a clearer picture of how your past plays a role in your current relationships. You will begin by telling me about yourself and the reasons why you've come to therapy and then we can explore together new ways of reflecting and interacting that will lead to a more fulfilling life.
It can be difficult trying to cope with distressing times on your own. Sometimes friends and family can only help so much. My role is to give you caring, non-judgmental support so that you can make sense of your emotions and gain a clearer picture of how your past plays a role in your current relationships. You will begin by telling me about yourself and the reasons why you've come to therapy and then we can explore together new ways of reflecting and interacting that will lead to a more fulfilling life.
(647) 952-6689 View (647) 952-6689
Beverley Hilton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
Modern life presents challenges: unanticipated changes and problems that appear to have no easy solution. There are times when counselling and support can help. Sharing concerns often leads to greater insight and promotes positive change. As a Registered Social Worker in practise for over 20 years, I am licensed to practise counselling and psychotherapy. Trained as a Child and Family Therapist, I have worked with clients of all ages. My counselling style is client-centered and strengths based. Together we will identify your goals and work toward accomplishing them, encouraging greater resiliency in the process.
Modern life presents challenges: unanticipated changes and problems that appear to have no easy solution. There are times when counselling and support can help. Sharing concerns often leads to greater insight and promotes positive change. As a Registered Social Worker in practise for over 20 years, I am licensed to practise counselling and psychotherapy. Trained as a Child and Family Therapist, I have worked with clients of all ages. My counselling style is client-centered and strengths based. Together we will identify your goals and work toward accomplishing them, encouraging greater resiliency in the process.
(289) 460-3357 View (289) 460-3357
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Kristin Greco
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
Waitlist for new clients
At times, life can feel complex and challenging for all of us. However, finding a therapist who is a good fit for your individual needs can feel very reassuring. The therapeutic relationship between you and your therapist is an important aspect in determining the efficacy of your therapeutic experience. I have a Masters in Social Work, and I am a Registered Social Worker with more than 15 years of psychotherapy and case management experience. Although I am primarily attachment-based in my approach, I integrate other treatment modalities to accommodate a client's individual needs for therapy.
At times, life can feel complex and challenging for all of us. However, finding a therapist who is a good fit for your individual needs can feel very reassuring. The therapeutic relationship between you and your therapist is an important aspect in determining the efficacy of your therapeutic experience. I have a Masters in Social Work, and I am a Registered Social Worker with more than 15 years of psychotherapy and case management experience. Although I am primarily attachment-based in my approach, I integrate other treatment modalities to accommodate a client's individual needs for therapy.
(647) 503-4171 View (647) 503-4171
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Kirstin Dana Bindseil
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
Available either by phone or video conference, I am here to help people including those in health care cope in uncertain times. Situations such as illness, difficulties in the family, a change at work, or some other unforeseen event that leads to changes that you never imagined can be crippling. Long standing needs may also get triggered that make it difficult manage alone. You may begin to wonder "Will things ever get back on track"? Happiness is still possible in times of uncertainty. Kirana Psychotherapy has over 20 years of experience helping people understand how to grow even in difficult times.
Available either by phone or video conference, I am here to help people including those in health care cope in uncertain times. Situations such as illness, difficulties in the family, a change at work, or some other unforeseen event that leads to changes that you never imagined can be crippling. Long standing needs may also get triggered that make it difficult manage alone. You may begin to wonder "Will things ever get back on track"? Happiness is still possible in times of uncertainty. Kirana Psychotherapy has over 20 years of experience helping people understand how to grow even in difficult times.
(647) 559-9446 View (647) 559-9446
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Katelyn Beveridge
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
Life is difficult! But it is important to know that you don’t have to do it alone. From personal experience, I know how a non-judgmental, safe, & empowering space can allow for self-exploration & personal growth. My goal is to be aware of your individual needs & put your well-being first. I utilize a client-centred approach that integrates mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, & solution focused therapy to collaborate with clients on their desired goals & outcomes of our sessions.
Life is difficult! But it is important to know that you don’t have to do it alone. From personal experience, I know how a non-judgmental, safe, & empowering space can allow for self-exploration & personal growth. My goal is to be aware of your individual needs & put your well-being first. I utilize a client-centred approach that integrates mindfulness, cognitive behavioural therapy, & solution focused therapy to collaborate with clients on their desired goals & outcomes of our sessions.
(289) 763-9898 View (289) 763-9898
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Massyha Taghavi
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
As my teacher would say: "Our stories might vary but in the realm of feelings, there is no discrimination." We feel things, and we go through ups and downs. Sometimes, we need each other to stand tall in the midst of chaos by being received, heard, and understood – and other times by exploring the root cause of our pain. I’m a strong believer of a human’s capacity for resiliency and growth, therefore our work will be a mixture of support and opportunities for deep self exploration and improvement of your life.
As my teacher would say: "Our stories might vary but in the realm of feelings, there is no discrimination." We feel things, and we go through ups and downs. Sometimes, we need each other to stand tall in the midst of chaos by being received, heard, and understood – and other times by exploring the root cause of our pain. I’m a strong believer of a human’s capacity for resiliency and growth, therefore our work will be a mixture of support and opportunities for deep self exploration and improvement of your life.
(289) 272-9313 View (289) 272-9313
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Alaina Clarke
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients virtually - - Anxiety, Panic, Overwhelm, Chronic Stress - These experiences can make you feel helpless & alone. I am passionate about helping people understand how anxiety & mood issues operate and how to begin to heal. Having provided counselling for over 10 years, my priority is to create a space that is welcoming & safe so that you feel able & willing to explore your concerns & challenges. I strive to understand you for the unique person that you are. I believe all humans are experts in their own lives & that the therapeutic process can allow movement towards better balance, well being & overall health.
Accepting new clients virtually - - Anxiety, Panic, Overwhelm, Chronic Stress - These experiences can make you feel helpless & alone. I am passionate about helping people understand how anxiety & mood issues operate and how to begin to heal. Having provided counselling for over 10 years, my priority is to create a space that is welcoming & safe so that you feel able & willing to explore your concerns & challenges. I strive to understand you for the unique person that you are. I believe all humans are experts in their own lives & that the therapeutic process can allow movement towards better balance, well being & overall health.
(289) 763-9898 View (289) 763-9898
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Kristen Marszalek
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
Waitlist for new clients
Do you find yourself grappling with the paralyzing fear of the unknown? Does your anxiety stop you from doing the things you want to do and leave you feeling stuck? Your brain can make your thoughts very convincing, especially when they are screaming that something is wrong. Unfortunately, when you pay a lot of attention to these thoughts, they may convince you to avoid doing important things—the things that matter to you. When you don't do the things that matter to you, it can leave you feeling unfulfilled and like your life is not your own.
Do you find yourself grappling with the paralyzing fear of the unknown? Does your anxiety stop you from doing the things you want to do and leave you feeling stuck? Your brain can make your thoughts very convincing, especially when they are screaming that something is wrong. Unfortunately, when you pay a lot of attention to these thoughts, they may convince you to avoid doing important things—the things that matter to you. When you don't do the things that matter to you, it can leave you feeling unfulfilled and like your life is not your own.
(289) 236-3263 View (289) 236-3263
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Newmarket Psychotherapy Team, Inc.
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
Are you in a place in your life where you require emotional support? Perhaps you know someone who does? We have all struggled, or are struggling, and it is important to remember that as human beings, it is common to experience a variety of hardships at different times in life. Newmarket Psychotherapy Team is a growing team of collaborative therapists with a nurturing space for you to visit, where a therapist of your choice can provide you with the kind of support that you require and deserve. Our Collective welcomes everyone, at anytime. It is never too late to reach out for support.
Are you in a place in your life where you require emotional support? Perhaps you know someone who does? We have all struggled, or are struggling, and it is important to remember that as human beings, it is common to experience a variety of hardships at different times in life. Newmarket Psychotherapy Team is a growing team of collaborative therapists with a nurturing space for you to visit, where a therapist of your choice can provide you with the kind of support that you require and deserve. Our Collective welcomes everyone, at anytime. It is never too late to reach out for support.
(289) 768-8386 View (289) 768-8386
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Eric Phuc Hong Kim
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P  (Online Only)
My expertise is in working with clients who have recently experienced acute trauma. I help them manage situations where they are experiencing panic attacks, freezing in public or situations where they didn't before, anxious feelings and intrusive anxious thoughts. I also help to manage "re-living" experiences like flashbacks and nightmares following trauma. So if you've experienced an armed robbery, sexual assault, been cheated on, or anything else that challenged your way to cope and are having trouble finding your way back, I can help you reestablish a sense of safety again.
My expertise is in working with clients who have recently experienced acute trauma. I help them manage situations where they are experiencing panic attacks, freezing in public or situations where they didn't before, anxious feelings and intrusive anxious thoughts. I also help to manage "re-living" experiences like flashbacks and nightmares following trauma. So if you've experienced an armed robbery, sexual assault, been cheated on, or anything else that challenged your way to cope and are having trouble finding your way back, I can help you reestablish a sense of safety again.
(647) 424-3254 View (647) 424-3254
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Mary McClenaghan
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Keswick, ON L4P
Do you feel like you are just existing in your life instead of truly living? Maybe you feel stuck, overwhelmed, isolated or alone even when you are surrounded by others. Many of us can feel uncomfortable with who we are and within our own lives. I truly believe that we all have the capacity and potential to have and live the life we want. I have extensive experience in working with clients to explore what is in the way of them having the life they hope for and specialize in how one's view of self can impact their ability to achieve what they want in either their personal or business relationships.
Do you feel like you are just existing in your life instead of truly living? Maybe you feel stuck, overwhelmed, isolated or alone even when you are surrounded by others. Many of us can feel uncomfortable with who we are and within our own lives. I truly believe that we all have the capacity and potential to have and live the life we want. I have extensive experience in working with clients to explore what is in the way of them having the life they hope for and specialize in how one's view of self can impact their ability to achieve what they want in either their personal or business relationships.
(289) 805-3687 View (289) 805-3687
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Madison Farr
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA H, MACP
Verified Verified
Keswick, ON L4P
Are you in search of a safe space where you can openly share your life's struggles? I'm here to guide you on a journey towards self-improvement using a holistic approach. My goal is to offer you a warm & supportive space where you can explore your innermost thoughts & emotions without fear of judgment. I understand that taking the step to seek therapy can feel daunting, but it can also be incredibly freeing. From the moment we connect, my priority is to build a relationship of trust & understanding. As a compassionate therapist, I'm dedicated to creating an environment that revolves around your unique experiences.
Are you in search of a safe space where you can openly share your life's struggles? I'm here to guide you on a journey towards self-improvement using a holistic approach. My goal is to offer you a warm & supportive space where you can explore your innermost thoughts & emotions without fear of judgment. I understand that taking the step to seek therapy can feel daunting, but it can also be incredibly freeing. From the moment we connect, my priority is to build a relationship of trust & understanding. As a compassionate therapist, I'm dedicated to creating an environment that revolves around your unique experiences.
(289) 763-9898 View (289) 763-9898

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Keswick, ON

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Keswick, ON who prioritize treating:

91% Depression
91% Anxiety
91% Self Esteem
91% Stress
89% Relationship Issues
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% SunLife
50% Other
50% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Keswick, ON see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Keswick?

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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.