Therapists in Kingston, ON

Photo of Marissa Holway, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Marissa Holway
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7M  (Online Only)
Accepting Virtual Clients. Let’s face it: becoming a mom can be incredibly challenging. There is little to prepare you for the reality of postpartum and the identity shift that can happen. I know the lonely nights, overwhelming days, racing thoughts, and feeling that I don’t recognize myself or my life anymore. How would it feel to not have your mood run your day? To feel more at-ease with your decisions. To embrace the joy. I’m that mom friend you meet at drop-off that's been in your shoes. I can help you make your experience of motherhood what you want it to be.
Accepting Virtual Clients. Let’s face it: becoming a mom can be incredibly challenging. There is little to prepare you for the reality of postpartum and the identity shift that can happen. I know the lonely nights, overwhelming days, racing thoughts, and feeling that I don’t recognize myself or my life anymore. How would it feel to not have your mood run your day? To feel more at-ease with your decisions. To embrace the joy. I’m that mom friend you meet at drop-off that's been in your shoes. I can help you make your experience of motherhood what you want it to be.
(343) 338-4438 View (343) 338-4438
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Britney McArthur
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7L
Are you struggling with repeated cycles or have a motivation towards changing aspects of your life? Whether beginning a new chapter of your life, coping with a past chapter, or needing a listening ear for the difficulties of lived experiences - I am here to help you better understand your mental health concerns and to support you on your path of personal growth. I look forward to working with individuals who have a drive to create a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life; whether starting from scratch or building on additional skills.
Are you struggling with repeated cycles or have a motivation towards changing aspects of your life? Whether beginning a new chapter of your life, coping with a past chapter, or needing a listening ear for the difficulties of lived experiences - I am here to help you better understand your mental health concerns and to support you on your path of personal growth. I look forward to working with individuals who have a drive to create a healthy, happy, and fulfilling life; whether starting from scratch or building on additional skills.
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Johnson Family Counseling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC, LPC, RPT-S
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7M
Ms. Julia Johnson holds a Master degree is Clinical Psychology, is a Registered Psychotherapist, & Play-therapy Supervisor, a Certified Canadian Counsellor and a Licensed Professional Counsellor in NJ. Ms. Johnson has worked in US for 17 years & Canada for 14 years in different settings, hospital, residential and schools. In 2016 she funded Johnson, Family counselling to provide services to people of different walk of life. We support couples, families, & parents. JFC provides psychotherapy to people who wants to move on and overcome fears and limitations, becoming the best they can be and creating meaning-full relationships.
Ms. Julia Johnson holds a Master degree is Clinical Psychology, is a Registered Psychotherapist, & Play-therapy Supervisor, a Certified Canadian Counsellor and a Licensed Professional Counsellor in NJ. Ms. Johnson has worked in US for 17 years & Canada for 14 years in different settings, hospital, residential and schools. In 2016 she funded Johnson, Family counselling to provide services to people of different walk of life. We support couples, families, & parents. JFC provides psychotherapy to people who wants to move on and overcome fears and limitations, becoming the best they can be and creating meaning-full relationships.
(647) 496-0415 View (647) 496-0415
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Kristen Beattie
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kingston, ON K7P
Welcome to my page! My name is Kristen. I am a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with a passion for supporting individuals who are looking to embark on a healing journey and reclaim their life. I have a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Windsor, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Trent University. I am registered with both the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). In addition to my education, I have 7 years of experience supporting adults and youth in inpatient and community mental health settings.
Welcome to my page! My name is Kristen. I am a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with a passion for supporting individuals who are looking to embark on a healing journey and reclaim their life. I have a Master of Social Work Degree from the University of Windsor, as well as a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology from Trent University. I am registered with both the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW) and the Ontario Association of Social Workers (OASW). In addition to my education, I have 7 years of experience supporting adults and youth in inpatient and community mental health settings.
(613) 707-4095 View (613) 707-4095
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Brittnee Stewart - Spear Counselling And Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7K
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and co-creator of Spear Wellness Centre and Spear Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am a self-led Certified EMDR Therapist, EMDR Consultant in Training, IFS Level 1 trained Therapist and trained Psychedelic Assisted Therapist. My practice embodies a holistic approach to wellness, using the alchemy of science + spirituality to facilitate meaningful and long lasting positive changes. I am passionate about helping others achieve balance and harmony within their internal system and I create a safe container to support personal transformation so you can find your way back home - to yourself.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and co-creator of Spear Wellness Centre and Spear Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am a self-led Certified EMDR Therapist, EMDR Consultant in Training, IFS Level 1 trained Therapist and trained Psychedelic Assisted Therapist. My practice embodies a holistic approach to wellness, using the alchemy of science + spirituality to facilitate meaningful and long lasting positive changes. I am passionate about helping others achieve balance and harmony within their internal system and I create a safe container to support personal transformation so you can find your way back home - to yourself.
(343) 500-6291 View (343) 500-6291
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Richard Tyo
Registered Psychotherapist, BSocSc, RP
Verified Verified
Kingston, ON K7K
My ideal person to work with is one who has done some personal work already and is wanting to dive deeper. I am often sought out when people have been through the system and are looking for a more compassionate and empowering perspective than what is often offered. Without condoning or promoting the use of any substances, I do work from a harm reduction perspective and support prep and integration of psychedelic experiences as well as harm reduction coaching and consulting for microdosing. I do group ceremonies with breathwork and come from an anti-oppression framework.
My ideal person to work with is one who has done some personal work already and is wanting to dive deeper. I am often sought out when people have been through the system and are looking for a more compassionate and empowering perspective than what is often offered. Without condoning or promoting the use of any substances, I do work from a harm reduction perspective and support prep and integration of psychedelic experiences as well as harm reduction coaching and consulting for microdosing. I do group ceremonies with breathwork and come from an anti-oppression framework.
(613) 519-6086 View (613) 519-6086
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Dr. Kris Boksman - Happiness Locater
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7M  (Online Only)
So, you're feeling down, irritable, stressed-out, and stranded out there without knowing where to start getting better? Are you having trouble getting over negative events from your past? Do you feel like you're failing at this life thing and need to make some serious changes? You've read some books or tried to be more grateful, positive, and energetic, but that doesn't last long enough to get you out of your rut. Your negative moods or behaviours are not going away, and it feels like your challenges are taking over despite your best efforts. It can be legit really hard to get over some of life's hard things, and you're stuck.
So, you're feeling down, irritable, stressed-out, and stranded out there without knowing where to start getting better? Are you having trouble getting over negative events from your past? Do you feel like you're failing at this life thing and need to make some serious changes? You've read some books or tried to be more grateful, positive, and energetic, but that doesn't last long enough to get you out of your rut. Your negative moods or behaviours are not going away, and it feels like your challenges are taking over despite your best efforts. It can be legit really hard to get over some of life's hard things, and you're stuck.
(343) 453-0150 View (343) 453-0150
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Nadia Hovencamp
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kingston, ON K7M
During difficult times of crisis and uncertainty - I encourage everyone to be aware of their mental health and be intentional with self-care. Having access to a clinical counsellor is not something you need to sacrifice as a result of social distancing. Sessions can be offered via phone or secure video conferencing. Online booking is available at www.nadiahovencamp.com
During difficult times of crisis and uncertainty - I encourage everyone to be aware of their mental health and be intentional with self-care. Having access to a clinical counsellor is not something you need to sacrifice as a result of social distancing. Sessions can be offered via phone or secure video conferencing. Online booking is available at www.nadiahovencamp.com
(613) 777-3459 View (613) 777-3459
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Fiona Woodman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7M  (Online Only)
Currently Accepting New Clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of experience. I have extensive experience working with adults who struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, PTSD, interpersonal conflict and life transitions. I particularly enjoy working with university and college students who are grappling with adjusting to secondary school, family of origin issues, perfectionism and relationship difficulties.
Currently Accepting New Clients. I am a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with 18 years of experience. I have extensive experience working with adults who struggle with issues such as depression, anxiety, OCD, trauma, PTSD, interpersonal conflict and life transitions. I particularly enjoy working with university and college students who are grappling with adjusting to secondary school, family of origin issues, perfectionism and relationship difficulties.
(343) 307-9437 View (343) 307-9437
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Joanne Roston
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7K  (Online Only)
I have 28 years in private practice and public service co-creating well-being with all ages and relationship configurations. Addiction, drug culture & use; the blues, depression & anxiety; violence & social justice; family and personal crises; LGBTQ issues; young adult & menopausal transition times; & all aspects of relationships both inter- and intra-personal are my areas of interest and proficiency. Group trainings are available to address any of these issues.
I have 28 years in private practice and public service co-creating well-being with all ages and relationship configurations. Addiction, drug culture & use; the blues, depression & anxiety; violence & social justice; family and personal crises; LGBTQ issues; young adult & menopausal transition times; & all aspects of relationships both inter- and intra-personal are my areas of interest and proficiency. Group trainings are available to address any of these issues.
(855) 976-9632 View (855) 976-9632
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Kim Marshall
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7L
Not accepting new clients
I provide a safe, empathetic environment for self-exploration. I work collaboratively with you, to help you gain new perspectives, increase self-understanding and develop positive coping. I can help you heal past and current wounds, gain greater self-awareness, and move forward in ways that feel right for you. I assist with anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, grief and loss, attachment and relationship challenges and difficult transitional times in life. Together we can uncover your needs, develop strengths and abilities, and use them to guide change and growth.
I provide a safe, empathetic environment for self-exploration. I work collaboratively with you, to help you gain new perspectives, increase self-understanding and develop positive coping. I can help you heal past and current wounds, gain greater self-awareness, and move forward in ways that feel right for you. I assist with anxiety, depression, trauma recovery, grief and loss, attachment and relationship challenges and difficult transitional times in life. Together we can uncover your needs, develop strengths and abilities, and use them to guide change and growth.
(613) 777-0373 View (613) 777-0373
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Ensemble Counselling (Services Bilingues)
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7L
We are currently ACCEPTING clients. Our team has years of experience and knowledge to help you with stress, anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, adult ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), grief and loss (infertility, illness, bereavement), couple counselling and various relationship issues as well as a multitude of life transitions. We understand the complexities of new parents and those who have adopted children. We understand sports psychology and the issues that arise from being involved in sports. Collectively we work with ages 12 to 99. We offer bilingual services. We are allies of the LGBTQ+ community.
We are currently ACCEPTING clients. Our team has years of experience and knowledge to help you with stress, anxiety disorders, OCD, depression, adult ADHD, post-traumatic stress disorders (PTSD), grief and loss (infertility, illness, bereavement), couple counselling and various relationship issues as well as a multitude of life transitions. We understand the complexities of new parents and those who have adopted children. We understand sports psychology and the issues that arise from being involved in sports. Collectively we work with ages 12 to 99. We offer bilingual services. We are allies of the LGBTQ+ community.
(343) 655-3644 View (343) 655-3644
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Lyndsay Foster
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kingston, ON K7M
I provide attachment focused Child, Youth and Family Therapy. I use the frameworks of Family Systems Theory and Attachment Theory to guide my clients on the path to optimal mental health and family functioning. I have been providing counselling services and support to children, youth and families since 2009. I have particular experience in the areas of adolescent mental health, addressing parent-child conflict and supporting adoptions and adoptive families.
I provide attachment focused Child, Youth and Family Therapy. I use the frameworks of Family Systems Theory and Attachment Theory to guide my clients on the path to optimal mental health and family functioning. I have been providing counselling services and support to children, youth and families since 2009. I have particular experience in the areas of adolescent mental health, addressing parent-child conflict and supporting adoptions and adoptive families.
(877) 978-1383 View (877) 978-1383
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Couples Therapy Ontario | Jane Allen Psychologist
Psychologist, MC, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7L  (Online Only)
If you're considering couples therapy, it's natural to feel many emotions. You may be experiencing frustration, disappointment, or even fear. You yearn for a deeper emotional connection, open and honest communication, and a renewed sense of trust and intimacy. You envision a relationship where you both feel seen, heard, and understood; where conflicts are resolved with compassion and respect. The decision to seek help can bring up vulnerability and uncertainty about the future of your relationship. These feelings are valid and common. You don't have to navigate these struggles alone. Help is available, and healing is possible.
If you're considering couples therapy, it's natural to feel many emotions. You may be experiencing frustration, disappointment, or even fear. You yearn for a deeper emotional connection, open and honest communication, and a renewed sense of trust and intimacy. You envision a relationship where you both feel seen, heard, and understood; where conflicts are resolved with compassion and respect. The decision to seek help can bring up vulnerability and uncertainty about the future of your relationship. These feelings are valid and common. You don't have to navigate these struggles alone. Help is available, and healing is possible.
(343) 342-0396 View (343) 342-0396
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Erin McCormick
Psychologist, MA, CPsych
Verified Verified
Kingston, ON K7K
Do you often find that you are not meeting your goals? Despite your best intentions, do you make less progress professionally and in your relationships than you expect? Are you frustrated by the challenges of living your values and and finding joy? If you are an adult or adolescent who struggles with focus and attention issues, or you have been diagnosed with ADHD, I would love to work with you. If you are having difficulties sleeping and find it challenging to enjoy life, your health is being impacted.
Do you often find that you are not meeting your goals? Despite your best intentions, do you make less progress professionally and in your relationships than you expect? Are you frustrated by the challenges of living your values and and finding joy? If you are an adult or adolescent who struggles with focus and attention issues, or you have been diagnosed with ADHD, I would love to work with you. If you are having difficulties sleeping and find it challenging to enjoy life, your health is being impacted.
(343) 307-5451 View (343) 307-5451
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Janelle Fisher
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kingston, ON K7L  (Online Only)
The term “Out of the Fog” refers to adoptees coming to terms with feelings and realizations about adoption and their adoption experience. It is a slowly evolving awareness that the reality of the adoption experience may not fit the shiny, happy, and joy filled mold society has constructed. As an adoption professional for the majority of my social work career, I too underwent an awakening about adoption. Part of this process was to acknowledge my participation in damaging practices of adoption and that adoption is complex, non linear, and a life long journey full of a range of emotions.
The term “Out of the Fog” refers to adoptees coming to terms with feelings and realizations about adoption and their adoption experience. It is a slowly evolving awareness that the reality of the adoption experience may not fit the shiny, happy, and joy filled mold society has constructed. As an adoption professional for the majority of my social work career, I too underwent an awakening about adoption. Part of this process was to acknowledge my participation in damaging practices of adoption and that adoption is complex, non linear, and a life long journey full of a range of emotions.
(343) 312-6694 View (343) 312-6694
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Yan Deng
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP-Q, MACP, MSc, MBBS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7P  (Online Only)
Are you experiencing life challenges and facing a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactivity (ADHD), as well as difficulties with interpersonal relationships, family/couple relationships, raising children with neurodiversity (ADHD/ASD), emotional distress, stress management and life transitions?
Are you experiencing life challenges and facing a variety of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, attention deficit and hyperactivity (ADHD), as well as difficulties with interpersonal relationships, family/couple relationships, raising children with neurodiversity (ADHD/ASD), emotional distress, stress management and life transitions?
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Rahel-Leigh Peckett
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7L  (Online Only)
Whether you have experienced a traumatic event or are finding it difficult to cope with the stressors in your life, individual counselling may be right for you. I offer a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment in which to share your thoughts and feelings. I support clients to identify and challenge unhelpful patterns, enhance self-esteem, maintain safe relationships, and utilize healthy coping strategies.
Whether you have experienced a traumatic event or are finding it difficult to cope with the stressors in your life, individual counselling may be right for you. I offer a safe, caring, and non-judgmental environment in which to share your thoughts and feelings. I support clients to identify and challenge unhelpful patterns, enhance self-esteem, maintain safe relationships, and utilize healthy coping strategies.
(844) 332-1454 View (844) 332-1454
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Ryan Schmidtke - Men's Mood Maverick
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7M  (Online Only)
You: "I am READY to feel better." Me: "Right on. I've got the tools. Let's get to work." This whole therapy business may seem a little weird to you, but you have been feeling a deep lack of connection to the things that really matter to you and you don't want to keep feeling this way. You've had some struggles earlier in your life, or more recently, that have impacted how you relate to others and how you related to the world in general, and you're not liking how this restriction, this disconnect feels. You've wanted to be a better coworker, partner, or father, and you're feeling really ready to invest the time to make it happen.
You: "I am READY to feel better." Me: "Right on. I've got the tools. Let's get to work." This whole therapy business may seem a little weird to you, but you have been feeling a deep lack of connection to the things that really matter to you and you don't want to keep feeling this way. You've had some struggles earlier in your life, or more recently, that have impacted how you relate to others and how you related to the world in general, and you're not liking how this restriction, this disconnect feels. You've wanted to be a better coworker, partner, or father, and you're feeling really ready to invest the time to make it happen.
(343) 303-6890 View (343) 303-6890
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Jacqueline Boehme
Registered Psychotherapist, BAH, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kingston, ON K7M
I believe in working with individuals and couples to help them reach their objectives and purpose for seeking counselling. I do so while exhibiting respect, empathy, unconditional positive regard, genuineness and understanding. I create a safe and non-judgmental place or outlet for you to feel heard. I am very passionate about what I do and thank you for trusting me and taking the first step towards your mental health wellness. I prefer to work with anxiety & mood disorders, stress, relationship/marriage issues, sexuality/intimacy, career/academic concerns, personal growth issues.
I believe in working with individuals and couples to help them reach their objectives and purpose for seeking counselling. I do so while exhibiting respect, empathy, unconditional positive regard, genuineness and understanding. I create a safe and non-judgmental place or outlet for you to feel heard. I am very passionate about what I do and thank you for trusting me and taking the first step towards your mental health wellness. I prefer to work with anxiety & mood disorders, stress, relationship/marriage issues, sexuality/intimacy, career/academic concerns, personal growth issues.
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Number of Counsellors in Kingston, ON

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Kingston, ON who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
83% Depression
80% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
75% Self Esteem
71% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Blue Cross
57% Medavie Blue Cross
56% SunLife

How Counsellors in Kingston, ON see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kingston?

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.