Therapists in Kitchener, ON

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Street Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, RP, (CRPO), CCC
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
Bernadette Street, clinical supervisor and director of Street Therapy, has over 13 years of experience working with children, youth and adults. Street Therapy is a group practice, providing mental health services for clients across the lifespan. Our practitioners come from diverse academic, religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds, practicing within the neurodiversity and anti-oppressive frameworks. We strive to provide a safe space for clinicians and clients alike to explore and engage in collaborative, and respectful, psychotherapeutic relationships.
Bernadette Street, clinical supervisor and director of Street Therapy, has over 13 years of experience working with children, youth and adults. Street Therapy is a group practice, providing mental health services for clients across the lifespan. Our practitioners come from diverse academic, religious, spiritual, and cultural backgrounds, practicing within the neurodiversity and anti-oppressive frameworks. We strive to provide a safe space for clinicians and clients alike to explore and engage in collaborative, and respectful, psychotherapeutic relationships.
(647) 496-5504 View (647) 496-5504
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Mina Asrar
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Do you find yourself overwhelmed and consumed by your emotions, feeling disconnected from both yourself and others? Are you struggling to stay present and find control amidst a wave of unsettling emotions, making it challenging to navigate through daily situations and maintain healthy relationships? The persistent worry can gradually affect your sense of control, ultimately impeding your ability to lead a joyful and purposeful life.
Do you find yourself overwhelmed and consumed by your emotions, feeling disconnected from both yourself and others? Are you struggling to stay present and find control amidst a wave of unsettling emotions, making it challenging to navigate through daily situations and maintain healthy relationships? The persistent worry can gradually affect your sense of control, ultimately impeding your ability to lead a joyful and purposeful life.
(226) 457-2250 View (226) 457-2250
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Springs Christian Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BA(Hon), MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2C
As Christians we have the promise of a joy-filled life but sometimes, life can feel like a struggle. Between balancing work, relationships, and that inner critic, finding moments of peace and joy can seem like a distant dream. But here's the truth: you're not alone! I am passionate about guiding you through life's complexities with evidence-based tools, guidance from the scripture and a heaping dose of empathy. I believe in your strength, resilience, and capacity for change, and I’m here to walk alongside you as you build a fulfilling life, one step at a time. So, take a deep breath, unclench your fists, and let's journey together.
As Christians we have the promise of a joy-filled life but sometimes, life can feel like a struggle. Between balancing work, relationships, and that inner critic, finding moments of peace and joy can seem like a distant dream. But here's the truth: you're not alone! I am passionate about guiding you through life's complexities with evidence-based tools, guidance from the scripture and a heaping dose of empathy. I believe in your strength, resilience, and capacity for change, and I’m here to walk alongside you as you build a fulfilling life, one step at a time. So, take a deep breath, unclench your fists, and let's journey together.
(226) 455-6931 View (226) 455-6931
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Kasi Shan: Prenatal & Postpartum Counselling
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
Waitlist for new clients
As a new parent, you’re realizing that your mental health is in need of an overhaul. Things that you were able to push away, distract, or rationalize keep coming up back up (e.g. the birth trauma, your own childhood experiences, your prickly relationships). These painful reminders stop you from feeling fully present with your child. You’re distracted, triggered, and quickly overwhelmed. You want to begin parenting the right way, and that means finally addressing these emotional blocks. You want to feel more in control and like yourself again.
As a new parent, you’re realizing that your mental health is in need of an overhaul. Things that you were able to push away, distract, or rationalize keep coming up back up (e.g. the birth trauma, your own childhood experiences, your prickly relationships). These painful reminders stop you from feeling fully present with your child. You’re distracted, triggered, and quickly overwhelmed. You want to begin parenting the right way, and that means finally addressing these emotional blocks. You want to feel more in control and like yourself again.
(548) 490-1458 View (548) 490-1458
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BluEssence Wellness & Psychotherapy
RN, BScN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2C  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Joanna, a Nurse Psychotherapist with a passion for guiding individuals through life's twists and turns. If you're feeling lost, battling anxiety, depression, or grappling with chronic pain, I'm here to be your ally on the path to healing. In my practice, I create a warm and judgment-free space where we can explore your unique journey.
Hello I'm Joanna, a Nurse Psychotherapist with a passion for guiding individuals through life's twists and turns. If you're feeling lost, battling anxiety, depression, or grappling with chronic pain, I'm here to be your ally on the path to healing. In my practice, I create a warm and judgment-free space where we can explore your unique journey.
(226) 455-8326 View (226) 455-8326
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Bunny Ninaber
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2M  (Online Only)
Do you long for friendship and belonging, but fear closeness? Do you get attached quickly but things don’t turn out the way you had hoped? Do you find yourself repeating patterns that you want to change, but are unsure of how, or where, to begin? You describe yourself as a giver but feel upset and disappointed when others don’t give back. You try to be the best version of yourself, but you’re exhausted. Experiences like these can leave us feeling unsafe. We feel lost and alone, desperately wanting change but not sure what steps to take.
Do you long for friendship and belonging, but fear closeness? Do you get attached quickly but things don’t turn out the way you had hoped? Do you find yourself repeating patterns that you want to change, but are unsure of how, or where, to begin? You describe yourself as a giver but feel upset and disappointed when others don’t give back. You try to be the best version of yourself, but you’re exhausted. Experiences like these can leave us feeling unsafe. We feel lost and alone, desperately wanting change but not sure what steps to take.
(226) 777-6696 View (226) 777-6696
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Devyn Eadie
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2K
Not currently accepting new clients. Do you find yourself often thinking negatively about yourself? Do you struggle with confidence and feeling good about yourself? Do you feel like your life is out of your control? Do you just need someone to talk to? Do you need help reaching your goals? If any of these questions resonate with you, we could be a good fit. I have a special interest in working with those struggling with low self-esteem, poor body image or body dysmorphia, and disordered eating or eating disorders. I also enjoy working with neurodivergent individuals as I have ADHD myself and know what that struggle can be like.
Not currently accepting new clients. Do you find yourself often thinking negatively about yourself? Do you struggle with confidence and feeling good about yourself? Do you feel like your life is out of your control? Do you just need someone to talk to? Do you need help reaching your goals? If any of these questions resonate with you, we could be a good fit. I have a special interest in working with those struggling with low self-esteem, poor body image or body dysmorphia, and disordered eating or eating disorders. I also enjoy working with neurodivergent individuals as I have ADHD myself and know what that struggle can be like.
(548) 490-0841 View (548) 490-0841
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Laila Brand
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2G
Hello and welcome. From the get go, I know that you bring strength, resilience and things that make you wonderfully unique as a person. From this starting point, I work with teens, adults and couples/families, to attend to the areas of your life that bring you to therapy. We aren’t meant to do it all on our own. My approach is gentle and curious. In working together, I prioritize attending to your felt-sense of safety and connection. These are primary and essential conditions for healing.
Hello and welcome. From the get go, I know that you bring strength, resilience and things that make you wonderfully unique as a person. From this starting point, I work with teens, adults and couples/families, to attend to the areas of your life that bring you to therapy. We aren’t meant to do it all on our own. My approach is gentle and curious. In working together, I prioritize attending to your felt-sense of safety and connection. These are primary and essential conditions for healing.
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First Step Men's Therapy (Indiv./Couples)
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW, CSAT(C), CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H  (Online Only)
Are you ready to take the first step? I help men and their partners heal from addiction, compulsive sexual behaviour, betrayal trauma, infidelity, and other problematic or unhealthy behaviours that keep you from living fully and presently. You may be struggling with an addiction to porn, sex, alcohol, or another substance or process, or perhaps you are the partner of someone struggling with an addiction and need some support of your own. You may be trying to make sense of what has happened or want to put the pieces back together. Book a free 20-minute consultation today. Click the "website" button to started on your journey.
Are you ready to take the first step? I help men and their partners heal from addiction, compulsive sexual behaviour, betrayal trauma, infidelity, and other problematic or unhealthy behaviours that keep you from living fully and presently. You may be struggling with an addiction to porn, sex, alcohol, or another substance or process, or perhaps you are the partner of someone struggling with an addiction and need some support of your own. You may be trying to make sense of what has happened or want to put the pieces back together. Book a free 20-minute consultation today. Click the "website" button to started on your journey.
(343) 453-4487 View (343) 453-4487
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Ayse Erenay
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, PhD(c)
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2H
My clinical focus encompasses a wide range of areas, including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, inter-generational dynamics, immigrants’ health, identity and belonging, and immigrant struggles and spirituality. I work with couples and individuals providing a holistic, culturally sensitive, and client-centered approach to foster trust and understanding to explore yourself and overcome struggles.
My clinical focus encompasses a wide range of areas, including depression, anxiety, grief, loss, inter-generational dynamics, immigrants’ health, identity and belonging, and immigrant struggles and spirituality. I work with couples and individuals providing a holistic, culturally sensitive, and client-centered approach to foster trust and understanding to explore yourself and overcome struggles.
(548) 490-0373 View (548) 490-0373
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Kaitlyn Power
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, TCTSY-F
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H
My primary clinical work has been offering individual and group therapy ages 15 and older who have navigated varying mental health challenges including trauma. My trauma experience is inclusive of childhood or adult sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, workplace trauma including first responders and military personnel, medical/dental and high impact trauma. In the realm of mental health and wellness I have worked alongside many who have experienced obstacles related to depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, eating disorder, addiction, grief, stress as well as those suffering with persistent or chronic pain.
My primary clinical work has been offering individual and group therapy ages 15 and older who have navigated varying mental health challenges including trauma. My trauma experience is inclusive of childhood or adult sexual abuse, intimate partner violence, workplace trauma including first responders and military personnel, medical/dental and high impact trauma. In the realm of mental health and wellness I have worked alongside many who have experienced obstacles related to depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, eating disorder, addiction, grief, stress as well as those suffering with persistent or chronic pain.
(226) 407-6039 View (226) 407-6039
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Emily A Ascroft
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2K  (Online Only)
Many of us find ourselves grappling with the complexities of human experiences—navigating thoughts, emotions, unique struggles, and imperfections. You may struggle to know yourself, fear change, and the unexpected. You may have a hard time trusting your instincts, thoughts and feelings and struggle to make decisions or act impulsively. You may feel misunderstood, place unreasonable expectations on yourself, and engage in negative self-talk or harmful behaviours. You may avoid facing situations and addressing problems through disengaging or distraction.
Many of us find ourselves grappling with the complexities of human experiences—navigating thoughts, emotions, unique struggles, and imperfections. You may struggle to know yourself, fear change, and the unexpected. You may have a hard time trusting your instincts, thoughts and feelings and struggle to make decisions or act impulsively. You may feel misunderstood, place unreasonable expectations on yourself, and engage in negative self-talk or harmful behaviours. You may avoid facing situations and addressing problems through disengaging or distraction.
(226) 756-0147 View (226) 756-0147
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3 Chords Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2G  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, or grief that is affecting your sleep, energy levels, and relationships? Are you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or frustrated? Is it hard to make it through the day? Our team is ready to help you become the version of yourself that you have always wanted to be. We think finding the right therapist is extremely important which is why we have a large team that supports a diverse range of mental health challenges. Reach out to us today to find the right therapist for you!
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, or grief that is affecting your sleep, energy levels, and relationships? Are you feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, or frustrated? Is it hard to make it through the day? Our team is ready to help you become the version of yourself that you have always wanted to be. We think finding the right therapist is extremely important which is why we have a large team that supports a diverse range of mental health challenges. Reach out to us today to find the right therapist for you!
(437) 747-6561 View (437) 747-6561
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Jackie Vaerewyck
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2B
Accepting NEW clients! -If you are reading this you have already taken the scariest step; recognizing that you want some extra help or support. Are you experiencing issues in life and you don't know how to approach them, where to even start, or who to reach out to? Do you have past experiences which are not letting you move on with your life? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, unhelpful thinking patterns, self-esteem or trauma? Work as a first responder and experience work stress or trauma? Struggle with a personality or mood disorder? Sometimes life gives us more than we can handle alone and we don't know how to cope.
Accepting NEW clients! -If you are reading this you have already taken the scariest step; recognizing that you want some extra help or support. Are you experiencing issues in life and you don't know how to approach them, where to even start, or who to reach out to? Do you have past experiences which are not letting you move on with your life? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, unhelpful thinking patterns, self-esteem or trauma? Work as a first responder and experience work stress or trauma? Struggle with a personality or mood disorder? Sometimes life gives us more than we can handle alone and we don't know how to cope.
(226) 778-2352 View (226) 778-2352
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Emerald Marie Hill
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2E  (Online Only)
I am a therapist that operates an acceptance and commitment focussed health and wellness retreat, specializing in body and image acceptance, emotion regulation, as well as 2SLGBTQ+ and neurodiversity-affirming trauma-focussed practice. I work from a culturally informed, intersectional, anti-racist, feminist, and body-positive value system. I provide strengths-based, client-centered holistic therapy that fosters connection to the whole self. The therapeutic retreat setting opens the door to exploring your values and intersecting identities, build self-compassion, set boundaries, and heal from complex traumas.
I am a therapist that operates an acceptance and commitment focussed health and wellness retreat, specializing in body and image acceptance, emotion regulation, as well as 2SLGBTQ+ and neurodiversity-affirming trauma-focussed practice. I work from a culturally informed, intersectional, anti-racist, feminist, and body-positive value system. I provide strengths-based, client-centered holistic therapy that fosters connection to the whole self. The therapeutic retreat setting opens the door to exploring your values and intersecting identities, build self-compassion, set boundaries, and heal from complex traumas.
(548) 490-1541 View (548) 490-1541
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Narine Dat Sookram
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2E  (Online Only)
I am an award-winning social worker and I have over 10 years of experience working with a diverse population struggling with a broad range of issues, including life transitions, relationships, anger, trauma, anxiety, trauma, depression, and loss, just to name a few. I work with individuals, adults and youth, families, and couples seeking support in sorting through the challenges. As a therapist, I will make it my priority to provide a warm, safe, and non-judgmental environment so my clients will feel secure enough to share and gain a deeper understanding of their behaviors, thoughts, and emotions.
I am an award-winning social worker and I have over 10 years of experience working with a diverse population struggling with a broad range of issues, including life transitions, relationships, anger, trauma, anxiety, trauma, depression, and loss, just to name a few. I work with individuals, adults and youth, families, and couples seeking support in sorting through the challenges. As a therapist, I will make it my priority to provide a warm, safe, and non-judgmental environment so my clients will feel secure enough to share and gain a deeper understanding of their behaviors, thoughts, and emotions.
(226) 271-7809 View (226) 271-7809
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Jeremy McGregor
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2R  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you have been struggling for years with addiction, anxiety, symptoms of depression, or other mental health difficulties, or have just recently become aware of a desire to change your life in some way, you deserve support. My name is Jeremy McGregor and I am a registered psychotherapist who regularly supports clients with a wide range of life challenges, specifically in the field of addiction and mood related issues. I specialize in helping clients make changes to substance use habits, gain control over anxious and/or depressive thinking, and/or improve stress management and emotion regulation skills.
Whether you have been struggling for years with addiction, anxiety, symptoms of depression, or other mental health difficulties, or have just recently become aware of a desire to change your life in some way, you deserve support. My name is Jeremy McGregor and I am a registered psychotherapist who regularly supports clients with a wide range of life challenges, specifically in the field of addiction and mood related issues. I specialize in helping clients make changes to substance use habits, gain control over anxious and/or depressive thinking, and/or improve stress management and emotion regulation skills.
(226) 286-8584 View (226) 286-8584
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Milica Malinovic
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, MA
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2E
Life is filled with challenging decisions and choices that can be overwhelming. Milica’s commitment to you is to provide a client-centered experience that empowers you to navigate these challenges with confidence. It will be easy for you to openly share your hardships as Milica is able to bring a wealth of experience in creating a non-judgmental space. Through motivational interviewing and empathetic understanding, she aims to support you in gaining the confidence needed to make everyday decisions that align with your authentic self.
Life is filled with challenging decisions and choices that can be overwhelming. Milica’s commitment to you is to provide a client-centered experience that empowers you to navigate these challenges with confidence. It will be easy for you to openly share your hardships as Milica is able to bring a wealth of experience in creating a non-judgmental space. Through motivational interviewing and empathetic understanding, she aims to support you in gaining the confidence needed to make everyday decisions that align with your authentic self.
(226) 458-4418 View (226) 458-4418
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Leanne Sawchuk
Registered Psychotherapist, DipTIRP, BA, RP, CTIC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H  (Online Only)
Life can be overwhelming at times and it often takes courage and bravery to open the door to something new and to something different. Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed or disconnected or maybe you need to better understand and work through what is happening in your life right now. I specialize in supporting individuals with eating disorders, body image issues, anxiety and self-esteem, addictions, relationship issues, and trauma. Together we will explore what is happening for you interpersonally and relationally, while making sense of the feelings, thoughts, and behaviours that are holding you back or causing you emotional pain.
Life can be overwhelming at times and it often takes courage and bravery to open the door to something new and to something different. Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed or disconnected or maybe you need to better understand and work through what is happening in your life right now. I specialize in supporting individuals with eating disorders, body image issues, anxiety and self-esteem, addictions, relationship issues, and trauma. Together we will explore what is happening for you interpersonally and relationally, while making sense of the feelings, thoughts, and behaviours that are holding you back or causing you emotional pain.
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Timothy S Eddy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MMT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2H  (Online Only)
Are you a young adult or adult who is experiencing depression and anxiety? I am here for you! It is inevitable that at some points in our life we will become discouraged. We find ourselves stuck in situations we never asked for with expectations that we can’t meet. There is nothing wrong with you. Life is difficult at times. Walk with me as we explore the beauty of our emotions - difficult ones included - and appreciate how through understanding them more deeply we can transform our lives for the better.
Are you a young adult or adult who is experiencing depression and anxiety? I am here for you! It is inevitable that at some points in our life we will become discouraged. We find ourselves stuck in situations we never asked for with expectations that we can’t meet. There is nothing wrong with you. Life is difficult at times. Walk with me as we explore the beauty of our emotions - difficult ones included - and appreciate how through understanding them more deeply we can transform our lives for the better.
(226) 779-4104 View (226) 779-4104

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Kitchener, ON

500+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Kitchener, ON who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
88% Depression
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
74% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% SunLife
58% Green Shield Canada
56% Manulife

How Counsellors in Kitchener, ON see their clients

69% In Person and Online
31% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Kitchener?

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.