Therapists in L'Orignal, ON

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Brittany Fletcher
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
L'Orignal, ON K0B  (Online Only)
As a Registered Psychotherapist-Qualifying I collaborate with my clients in a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship built on trust and empathy. Through a culturally sensitive approach, I will support you in developing and working towards your goals and ensuring you feel heard regardless of your sexuality, ethnicity, gender, values, or beliefs. My approach is tailored to each individual, allowing you to have autonomy in the goals we establish and the strategies we utilize.
As a Registered Psychotherapist-Qualifying I collaborate with my clients in a non-judgmental therapeutic relationship built on trust and empathy. Through a culturally sensitive approach, I will support you in developing and working towards your goals and ensuring you feel heard regardless of your sexuality, ethnicity, gender, values, or beliefs. My approach is tailored to each individual, allowing you to have autonomy in the goals we establish and the strategies we utilize.
(343) 309-9772 View (343) 309-9772

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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawkesbury, ON K6A
Feeling disconnected lately? Doubting your role as a father, son, or partner? Maybe you're dealing with anger, feeling stuck, or overwhelmed, and it's starting to weigh on you. You're not alone in this struggle. We understand! We know that men face unique challenges and sometimes find it hard to reach out for help. But staying silent can lead to even bigger issues like addiction, anxiety, or depression. Don't let these feelings control you. Take the first step towards a brighter tomorrow. Our therapy sessions offer a safe, supportive environment for you to heal & grow. Click "Website" for a free consultation. Services en français!
Feeling disconnected lately? Doubting your role as a father, son, or partner? Maybe you're dealing with anger, feeling stuck, or overwhelmed, and it's starting to weigh on you. You're not alone in this struggle. We understand! We know that men face unique challenges and sometimes find it hard to reach out for help. But staying silent can lead to even bigger issues like addiction, anxiety, or depression. Don't let these feelings control you. Take the first step towards a brighter tomorrow. Our therapy sessions offer a safe, supportive environment for you to heal & grow. Click "Website" for a free consultation. Services en français!
(343) 307-9734 View (343) 307-9734
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Xeon Woods
Counsellor, MEd, DipAT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawkesbury, ON K6A  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
If you are experiencing difficulties coping or are in need of support dealing with anxiety, depression, a loved one's addiction or mental health issues, loss, childhood issues, trauma, addictions to pornography, sex, gambling, substances, or co-dependancy issues, contact me for a free initial telephone consultation: I help - Children 10 and older & Youth - Adults & Seniors - Art Therapy can be done by All Ages - Loss & Bereavement - Addiction Recovery - Depression & Anxiety Recovery - Life Transitions - Career Management
If you are experiencing difficulties coping or are in need of support dealing with anxiety, depression, a loved one's addiction or mental health issues, loss, childhood issues, trauma, addictions to pornography, sex, gambling, substances, or co-dependancy issues, contact me for a free initial telephone consultation: I help - Children 10 and older & Youth - Adults & Seniors - Art Therapy can be done by All Ages - Loss & Bereavement - Addiction Recovery - Depression & Anxiety Recovery - Life Transitions - Career Management
(343) 338-3155 View (343) 338-3155
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Lisa Davis
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Alfred, ON K0B  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW patients for phone & video sessions. Asking for support is a courageous first step in managing your mental health & wellness. It is easy to get stuck in unhelpful thought patterns that do not serve us, but we have more control over our thoughts & feelings than it may seem. I can help you take charge of this & your behaviours to live a more fulfilled & happy life. I will work collaboratively with you to set achievable goals that support empowerment, capacity building & resiliency. I believe in the importance of a strong therapeutic alliance where you feel safe to share so we can have authentic & real conversations.
Accepting NEW patients for phone & video sessions. Asking for support is a courageous first step in managing your mental health & wellness. It is easy to get stuck in unhelpful thought patterns that do not serve us, but we have more control over our thoughts & feelings than it may seem. I can help you take charge of this & your behaviours to live a more fulfilled & happy life. I will work collaboratively with you to set achievable goals that support empowerment, capacity building & resiliency. I believe in the importance of a strong therapeutic alliance where you feel safe to share so we can have authentic & real conversations.
(249) 209-5140 View (249) 209-5140
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Kira Lynn Laurin
Registered Psychotherapist, HBSc, MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hawkesbury, ON K6A
Have you ever been unsure of who you are? Or felt lost or alone in dealing with feelings of loss, depression, or anxiety? Trauma and stressful life events can change us; an experience where we can't even recognize ourselves. Issues surrounding gender identity or sexuality can at times bring about feelings of being alone in the world. If you are struggling with difficult thoughts and emotions, a trusted therapist could help engage with what truly matters to you. I'm here to help you with your unexpected challenges in your life so that you can live a life that is in line with YOUR values.
Have you ever been unsure of who you are? Or felt lost or alone in dealing with feelings of loss, depression, or anxiety? Trauma and stressful life events can change us; an experience where we can't even recognize ourselves. Issues surrounding gender identity or sexuality can at times bring about feelings of being alone in the world. If you are struggling with difficult thoughts and emotions, a trusted therapist could help engage with what truly matters to you. I'm here to help you with your unexpected challenges in your life so that you can live a life that is in line with YOUR values.
(343) 339-9283 View (343) 339-9283
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CBT Wellness & Virtual Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Alfred, ON K0B
Accepting NEW patients. Are you or your child feeling: overwhelmed, stuck, or on edge? Experiencing mood swings, flashbacks or urges? Having trouble sleeping, managing emotions or getting through the day? Are you having communication or trust issues in your relationshpi? You are NOT alone & we CAN help. We have helped hundreds of people THRIVE in their life & we look forward to helping you too! Our professional, compassionate & experienced therapists have immediate openings for SAME day & NEXT day appointments for individual, couples & family therapy to children (5+), youth and adults.
Accepting NEW patients. Are you or your child feeling: overwhelmed, stuck, or on edge? Experiencing mood swings, flashbacks or urges? Having trouble sleeping, managing emotions or getting through the day? Are you having communication or trust issues in your relationshpi? You are NOT alone & we CAN help. We have helped hundreds of people THRIVE in their life & we look forward to helping you too! Our professional, compassionate & experienced therapists have immediate openings for SAME day & NEXT day appointments for individual, couples & family therapy to children (5+), youth and adults.
(289) 301-7240 View (289) 301-7240
Photo of Linda Sabourin No New Clients Until June 2024, Registered Social Worker in L'Orignal, ON
Linda Sabourin No New Clients Until June 2024
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA PSY
Verified Verified
Hawkesbury, ON K6A
Waitlist for new clients
Are you dealing with anxiety, panic attacks, depression or unresolved issues from past experiences? Are you going through relational difficulties with your spouse, your parent or your child? Are you hoping you could deal with the grieving of a lost loved one? Are you wishing you could finally find happiness and enjoy mental freedom? I understand your pain and I can help you achieve the peaceful mental life you desire and transform your relationships into more loving and meaningful ones. Together, we can treat the deep roots of your current relational, cognitive and emotional struggles. Just take that step today and call me.
Are you dealing with anxiety, panic attacks, depression or unresolved issues from past experiences? Are you going through relational difficulties with your spouse, your parent or your child? Are you hoping you could deal with the grieving of a lost loved one? Are you wishing you could finally find happiness and enjoy mental freedom? I understand your pain and I can help you achieve the peaceful mental life you desire and transform your relationships into more loving and meaningful ones. Together, we can treat the deep roots of your current relational, cognitive and emotional struggles. Just take that step today and call me.
(343) 307-5439 View (343) 307-5439
Photo of Eastern Township Offsite Counseling Services -ETOC, Registered Social Worker in L'Orignal, ON
Eastern Township Offsite Counseling Services -ETOC
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
Vankleek Hill, ON K0B
Recovery, improved connections, better relationships with others and self are all possible even when life seems overwhelming and it feels like you're alone in the confusion. I have been in private practice since 2011. I provide client-centered, assessment and treatment, psycho-education and skills development. Clients with PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, codependency, are bereaved, adapting to chronic illness or problems in the workplace - compassion fatigue, lateral violence, bullying and stress are assisted using CBT, EFT, DBT, Narrative therapies, with strength-based counseling.
Recovery, improved connections, better relationships with others and self are all possible even when life seems overwhelming and it feels like you're alone in the confusion. I have been in private practice since 2011. I provide client-centered, assessment and treatment, psycho-education and skills development. Clients with PTSD, anxiety, depression, addiction, codependency, are bereaved, adapting to chronic illness or problems in the workplace - compassion fatigue, lateral violence, bullying and stress are assisted using CBT, EFT, DBT, Narrative therapies, with strength-based counseling.
(343) 633-2103 View (343) 633-2103
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Mélodie Mayer
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
Hawkesbury, ON K6A
Everyone has the ability to heal, grow, learn, deepen the understanding of who they are and gain knowledge on the impacts of the world around them - sometimes they just need a safe space to allow this to unfold as they figure it out. I am here to offer a safe, confidential space with a holistic approach to support your needs and allow you to discover or uncover ways to navigate what you ante going through and perhaps more.
Everyone has the ability to heal, grow, learn, deepen the understanding of who they are and gain knowledge on the impacts of the world around them - sometimes they just need a safe space to allow this to unfold as they figure it out. I am here to offer a safe, confidential space with a holistic approach to support your needs and allow you to discover or uncover ways to navigate what you ante going through and perhaps more.
(343) 307-8377 View (343) 307-8377
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Shannon Kane
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), CRPO, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Chute a Blondeau, ON K0B  (Online Only)
Struggling with low self-esteem? Looking to unlock your full potential? Trauma can manifest differently in each individual. Shannon Kane, a compassionate mental health professional at Canadian Therapy, employs a somatic approach to create a relaxed mindset and facilitate open dialogue. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, or aiming for psychological flexibility, Shannon believes in cultivating a safe environment.
Struggling with low self-esteem? Looking to unlock your full potential? Trauma can manifest differently in each individual. Shannon Kane, a compassionate mental health professional at Canadian Therapy, employs a somatic approach to create a relaxed mindset and facilitate open dialogue. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, or aiming for psychological flexibility, Shannon believes in cultivating a safe environment.
(437) 747-3832 View (437) 747-3832
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Relationship Matters Therapy Centre
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hawkesbury, ON K6A
Psychotherapy can play a vital role in supporting mental health and relationships. We know that every person faces unique challenges. For example, LGBTQ+ people may face difficult experiences related to their sexual orientation, gender identity, and societal attitudes. Our therapists provide a safe and supportive space for clients to explore these issues, address any psychological distress, and foster personal growth and well-being.
Psychotherapy can play a vital role in supporting mental health and relationships. We know that every person faces unique challenges. For example, LGBTQ+ people may face difficult experiences related to their sexual orientation, gender identity, and societal attitudes. Our therapists provide a safe and supportive space for clients to explore these issues, address any psychological distress, and foster personal growth and well-being.
(548) 800-1685 View (548) 800-1685
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Rachelle Trudel
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CCC
Verified Verified
Hawkesbury, ON K6A  (Online Only)
Welcome to my psychotherapy practice! I offer attachment theory-based psychotherapy. Are you tired of your childhood wounds running your life? Of knowing where your anxiety, low self-esteem, and difficulty trusting yourself and others come from, but not knowing what to do about them? Of feeling like you’ve tried everything to heal yourself and to have success in your relationships, but not seeing the results you've hoped for? In my work, I put my knowledge of attachment theory as well as my skills in SFBT, CBT, MI, and mindfulness to use in helping my clients progress in their healing of lifelong childhood wounds.
Welcome to my psychotherapy practice! I offer attachment theory-based psychotherapy. Are you tired of your childhood wounds running your life? Of knowing where your anxiety, low self-esteem, and difficulty trusting yourself and others come from, but not knowing what to do about them? Of feeling like you’ve tried everything to heal yourself and to have success in your relationships, but not seeing the results you've hoped for? In my work, I put my knowledge of attachment theory as well as my skills in SFBT, CBT, MI, and mindfulness to use in helping my clients progress in their healing of lifelong childhood wounds.
(343) 304-6629 View (343) 304-6629
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Prof. Oxford York
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, CCC, CAGCS, CTTP, RMFT-Q
Verified Verified
Hawkesbury, ON K6A
Do you feel that life has taken a toll on your mental and physical health? Are you struggling to maintain motivated? Do you feel judged, lost or alone with your emotions? Are you feeling "stuck" without any direction on how to turn or exit your present situation? Are you questioning current or past relationships in your life? Are you managing illness, disease or pain alone? Having fears or concerns about who you have become after a major life transition? Are you suffering alone in silence? Are you ready to learn about yourself? If yes to any, then the time is NOW to SLOW down, and CONNECT to begin the healthy healing process.
Do you feel that life has taken a toll on your mental and physical health? Are you struggling to maintain motivated? Do you feel judged, lost or alone with your emotions? Are you feeling "stuck" without any direction on how to turn or exit your present situation? Are you questioning current or past relationships in your life? Are you managing illness, disease or pain alone? Having fears or concerns about who you have become after a major life transition? Are you suffering alone in silence? Are you ready to learn about yourself? If yes to any, then the time is NOW to SLOW down, and CONNECT to begin the healthy healing process.
(343) 801-0172 View (343) 801-0172

Online Therapists

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Hannah Mackley
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1R  (Online Only)
I’m a counsellor and psychotherapist as well as a registered social worker. However, I might better be described as warm, accepting and open. Hopeful. A believer in the capacity of our minds and bodies to heal. Passionate about discovering our truest self and the strengths we each possess. I am not the ‘expert’, rather you are the expert of your life. I am simply a guide for a time, as you explore what has brought you to this point and how you want to move forward. As we are all unique, I draw on a variety of methods and techniques to suit you and your goals. Ultimately therapy should be what you want it to be.
I’m a counsellor and psychotherapist as well as a registered social worker. However, I might better be described as warm, accepting and open. Hopeful. A believer in the capacity of our minds and bodies to heal. Passionate about discovering our truest self and the strengths we each possess. I am not the ‘expert’, rather you are the expert of your life. I am simply a guide for a time, as you explore what has brought you to this point and how you want to move forward. As we are all unique, I draw on a variety of methods and techniques to suit you and your goals. Ultimately therapy should be what you want it to be.
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Elizabeth Anne Reynolds
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2H  (Online Only)
My psychotherapy and counselling practice offers individuals, couples, and families (18 and up) expertise to support them as together we explore how to navigate the challenges of life. As a Registered Psychotherapist who respects individual perspectives for finding direction, growth and healing, I support those dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, anger, self-worth concerns, and relationship issues.
My psychotherapy and counselling practice offers individuals, couples, and families (18 and up) expertise to support them as together we explore how to navigate the challenges of life. As a Registered Psychotherapist who respects individual perspectives for finding direction, growth and healing, I support those dealing with anxiety, depression, grief, anger, self-worth concerns, and relationship issues.
(343) 304-6397 View (343) 304-6397
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Sage Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Cornwall, ON K6H  (Online Only)
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety & depression (Beck Institute), Grief certified from David Kessler, trauma (levels I & II) , Gottman couples therapy, work/life stress to name a few. I am trained in Somatic-body based therapy as research has shown we hold stress and trauma in the body. It is not uncommon to experience one or more of these issues throughout ones lifetime. I collaboratively work with you building your own self-care tool kit. I keep abreast of the most current research by being committed to on-going trainings. Being Indigenous I am proud to be an approved NHIB provider for those Registered as Indigenous.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety & depression (Beck Institute), Grief certified from David Kessler, trauma (levels I & II) , Gottman couples therapy, work/life stress to name a few. I am trained in Somatic-body based therapy as research has shown we hold stress and trauma in the body. It is not uncommon to experience one or more of these issues throughout ones lifetime. I collaboratively work with you building your own self-care tool kit. I keep abreast of the most current research by being committed to on-going trainings. Being Indigenous I am proud to be an approved NHIB provider for those Registered as Indigenous.
(613) 519-6007 View (613) 519-6007
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Sam Shaw
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2J
Accepting new clients - I work with young adults and adults who are dealing with issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, school/ workplace stress, and major life transitions. I am passionate about helping clients get unstuck from their struggles and start living fuller, more enriched lives. I strive to foster an environment that feels safe, supportive, comfortable, and collaborative, so that you can show up as your authentic self and work towards creating the life you want to live! I also have a special interest in working with post-secondary students balancing school and mental health challenges.
Accepting new clients - I work with young adults and adults who are dealing with issues including anxiety, depression, ADHD, school/ workplace stress, and major life transitions. I am passionate about helping clients get unstuck from their struggles and start living fuller, more enriched lives. I strive to foster an environment that feels safe, supportive, comfortable, and collaborative, so that you can show up as your authentic self and work towards creating the life you want to live! I also have a special interest in working with post-secondary students balancing school and mental health challenges.
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Felicia Edomwande
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA Hons, MACP, CCPA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1C
Welcome, and thanks for stopping by. My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief that every person has a unique story and a reservoir of untapped strengths and abilities, and as you journey through life’s issues and uncertainties, my role is not only to provide a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space where your thoughts, emotions, and experiences will be explored, but guide you in nurturing and facilitating a process of self-discovery and healing.
Welcome, and thanks for stopping by. My approach to therapy is rooted in the belief that every person has a unique story and a reservoir of untapped strengths and abilities, and as you journey through life’s issues and uncertainties, my role is not only to provide a safe and non-judgmental therapeutic space where your thoughts, emotions, and experiences will be explored, but guide you in nurturing and facilitating a process of self-discovery and healing.
(343) 633-4128 View (343) 633-4128
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Vanessa @ The Honeyful Parenting
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K1S  (Online Only)
Are you a parent who is feeling exhausted from the regular daily routine? Are you a mom or dad feeling like you are on the verge of burnout, day in and day out? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed, and worst, part of you is feeling really bad about it? Are you continuously hard on yourself trying to meet the daily demands at work and at home? Do you find yourself wanting to do better without truly knowing what better really looks like for you? As a Registered Psychotherapist, I am profoundly dedicated to contributing to the wellness of our community, more specifically parental well-being.
Are you a parent who is feeling exhausted from the regular daily routine? Are you a mom or dad feeling like you are on the verge of burnout, day in and day out? Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, and stressed, and worst, part of you is feeling really bad about it? Are you continuously hard on yourself trying to meet the daily demands at work and at home? Do you find yourself wanting to do better without truly knowing what better really looks like for you? As a Registered Psychotherapist, I am profoundly dedicated to contributing to the wellness of our community, more specifically parental well-being.
(343) 655-3326 View (343) 655-3326
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Angela Broadhead
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Kanata, ON K2L
Many of us don’t realize just how much painful events from our past still affect our lives today. They can affect the way we interact with others, our communication styles, the people we choose to form relationships with, and even sometimes our health. Things that once didn’t bother you may now make you more emotional, angry or overwhelmed. This may be a sign that you are running out of room to stuff your feelings. Or maybe you feel as though you have lost yourself, or just feel stuck. All of us need help at one time or another. If you are ready, I would be happy to help you on your path to feeling better and improving your life.
Many of us don’t realize just how much painful events from our past still affect our lives today. They can affect the way we interact with others, our communication styles, the people we choose to form relationships with, and even sometimes our health. Things that once didn’t bother you may now make you more emotional, angry or overwhelmed. This may be a sign that you are running out of room to stuff your feelings. Or maybe you feel as though you have lost yourself, or just feel stuck. All of us need help at one time or another. If you are ready, I would be happy to help you on your path to feeling better and improving your life.
(343) 307-0242 View (343) 307-0242

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in L'Orignal, ON

< 10

Counsellors in L'Orignal, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Infertility
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Divorce

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Great-West Life
100% Green Shield Canada
100% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in L'Orignal, ON see their clients

100% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in L'Orignal?

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.