Therapists in London, ON

Photo of Katrina Johnson-Balanced Mind Counselling, Registered Psychotherapist in London, ON
Katrina Johnson-Balanced Mind Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP-Qual
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6G
Accepting new clients - I firmly believe that the client is the expert of their story and I recognize the importance of therapists and clients working together in a collaborative space in which to explore any obstacles to growth. I also understand that it can be scary and intimidating to reach out and ask for support. It is with this understanding that I work to create and offer an empathetic and supportive space while acknowledging that each of us have unique needs, strengths, and goals. Together, we can explore how these have and continue to shape experiences, perspectives, and identities.
Accepting new clients - I firmly believe that the client is the expert of their story and I recognize the importance of therapists and clients working together in a collaborative space in which to explore any obstacles to growth. I also understand that it can be scary and intimidating to reach out and ask for support. It is with this understanding that I work to create and offer an empathetic and supportive space while acknowledging that each of us have unique needs, strengths, and goals. Together, we can explore how these have and continue to shape experiences, perspectives, and identities.
(548) 483-6752 View (548) 483-6752
Photo of Shaneen Duffield, Registered Social Worker in London, ON
Shaneen Duffield
Registered Social Worker, BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5Y
Empowering BIPOC women over 40 to reconnect with themselves and others. Struggling with people-pleasing, saying 'yes' to everyone but yourself? Feeling isolated despite a busy life filled with obligations to partners, children, and parents? I'm here to help you prioritize your needs, cultivate meaningful relationships, and break free from the cycle of self-neglect and isolation. Let's journey together towards self-care, assertiveness, and the fulfilling connections you deserve."
Empowering BIPOC women over 40 to reconnect with themselves and others. Struggling with people-pleasing, saying 'yes' to everyone but yourself? Feeling isolated despite a busy life filled with obligations to partners, children, and parents? I'm here to help you prioritize your needs, cultivate meaningful relationships, and break free from the cycle of self-neglect and isolation. Let's journey together towards self-care, assertiveness, and the fulfilling connections you deserve."
(548) 489-1981 x202 View (548) 489-1981 x202
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Nicole Susann Cormier
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5Y  (Online Only)
It is so difficult living in a world that wasn’t made for you - that wasn’t made for so many of us. Your life has been very different than those around you, and you’re tired of trying to explain because you’re met with confusion, misunderstanding, or even hostility. Maybe you’re deep in depression, frozen with anxiety, haunted by intrusive memories of past abuse, or trapped in a currently abusive environment. Maybe you’re living as someone you know in your heart you aren’t, or maybe you’ve found yourself, but others have been slow to accept it. Maybe you’re trapped by your own or others’ expectations, feeling like you can’t breathe.
It is so difficult living in a world that wasn’t made for you - that wasn’t made for so many of us. Your life has been very different than those around you, and you’re tired of trying to explain because you’re met with confusion, misunderstanding, or even hostility. Maybe you’re deep in depression, frozen with anxiety, haunted by intrusive memories of past abuse, or trapped in a currently abusive environment. Maybe you’re living as someone you know in your heart you aren’t, or maybe you’ve found yourself, but others have been slow to accept it. Maybe you’re trapped by your own or others’ expectations, feeling like you can’t breathe.
(548) 901-0933 View (548) 901-0933
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Dr. Lindsey Forbes & Associates
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
London, ON N6A
Waitlist for new clients
Let's reveal the best version of you. Together. Harness your strengths, let go of what no longer serves your well-being, discover who you really are and what you truly need, and live the life you've been longing for. We are a group of caring therapists who want to support you to flourish and live your best life. We'll work with you to overcome obstacles, to relate to your experiences in a new way with more understanding, acceptance, and compassion, and to ultimately reach your true potential - personally, academically, professionally, and athletically.
Let's reveal the best version of you. Together. Harness your strengths, let go of what no longer serves your well-being, discover who you really are and what you truly need, and live the life you've been longing for. We are a group of caring therapists who want to support you to flourish and live your best life. We'll work with you to overcome obstacles, to relate to your experiences in a new way with more understanding, acceptance, and compassion, and to ultimately reach your true potential - personally, academically, professionally, and athletically.
(519) 280-6697 View (519) 280-6697
Photo of Trehani Fonseka, Registered Social Worker in London, ON
Trehani Fonseka
Registered Social Worker, MSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6C
[Note: RSW, Inactive/On Leave] Life can be challenging, and although we all have the inner resources to overcome these hardships, we may benefit from some extra support to move us towards mental wellness and our ideal self. As a therapist, I offer individual and group therapy to youth (ages 12-30) who present with concerns related but not limited to anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, relationships, and school/work. Together, we will co-create goals and a therapeutic plan by exploring factors that may contribute to the issue(s) at hand but also personal strengths that can be leveraged within recovery.
[Note: RSW, Inactive/On Leave] Life can be challenging, and although we all have the inner resources to overcome these hardships, we may benefit from some extra support to move us towards mental wellness and our ideal self. As a therapist, I offer individual and group therapy to youth (ages 12-30) who present with concerns related but not limited to anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, relationships, and school/work. Together, we will co-create goals and a therapeutic plan by exploring factors that may contribute to the issue(s) at hand but also personal strengths that can be leveraged within recovery.
(226) 243-0824 View (226) 243-0824
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Andre Stam
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP , OCT, CCC, BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Are you at a loss? Can't seem to think straight? Is everything coming at you too fast? Are you at the point where you just want to throw in the towel? Do you feel stuck, as if no matter what you do nothing works? Have you lost sight of what you once enjoyed? You are not alone, just know that things can work out, but sometimes you need a nudge to get you started. Sometimes you need someone to listen, to hear what you have to say without fear of judgement.
Are you at a loss? Can't seem to think straight? Is everything coming at you too fast? Are you at the point where you just want to throw in the towel? Do you feel stuck, as if no matter what you do nothing works? Have you lost sight of what you once enjoyed? You are not alone, just know that things can work out, but sometimes you need a nudge to get you started. Sometimes you need someone to listen, to hear what you have to say without fear of judgement.
(226) 546-1733 View (226) 546-1733
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Ashley Fader
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Processing your thoughts and emotions can be challenging and often leaves people feeling lost and alone. What if you could have a safe place, free of judgement to share your story. Often, emotional difficulties such as anxiety and depression are related to deeper issues that have not yet been resolved. Together, we will explore issues that have left you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed and begin your journey towards growth and well-being. Whether you have had a traumatic experience, are experiencing emotional difficulties, are stressed out and struggling with setting boundaries, I believe healing is within reach.
Processing your thoughts and emotions can be challenging and often leaves people feeling lost and alone. What if you could have a safe place, free of judgement to share your story. Often, emotional difficulties such as anxiety and depression are related to deeper issues that have not yet been resolved. Together, we will explore issues that have left you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed and begin your journey towards growth and well-being. Whether you have had a traumatic experience, are experiencing emotional difficulties, are stressed out and struggling with setting boundaries, I believe healing is within reach.
(226) 270-3255 View (226) 270-3255
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Art Therapy, Art Smart Inc. Sarah Leyes
Art Therapist, RP, RCAT, BEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
I offer talk, art therapy and play-based counselling and psychotherapy for children, youth and families. One of my core beliefs is that, like a compass trying to find its true north, everyone intuitively orientates towards health. I am respectful of each participant's unique journey back to health and wholeness. Most extended insurance plans provide full or partial coverage for psychotherapy services.
I offer talk, art therapy and play-based counselling and psychotherapy for children, youth and families. One of my core beliefs is that, like a compass trying to find its true north, everyone intuitively orientates towards health. I am respectful of each participant's unique journey back to health and wholeness. Most extended insurance plans provide full or partial coverage for psychotherapy services.
(855) 971-1013 View (855) 971-1013
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Spencer Talbot
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MS, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B  (Online Only)
Every individual has the capacity to make the changes that they want to see within themselves. Whether this is to grow as a person or overcome particular adversities, we can work together to explore the various changes that you want to see in your life. Change can mean many things. It can mean developing specific skills and abilities for unique tasks or it can mean looking internally to better understand yourself. In our time together, we will work as an alliance to explore these various areas and develop new perspectives that can be used within your life.
Every individual has the capacity to make the changes that they want to see within themselves. Whether this is to grow as a person or overcome particular adversities, we can work together to explore the various changes that you want to see in your life. Change can mean many things. It can mean developing specific skills and abilities for unique tasks or it can mean looking internally to better understand yourself. In our time together, we will work as an alliance to explore these various areas and develop new perspectives that can be used within your life.
(226) 271-1076 View (226) 271-1076
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Lambeth Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
London, ON N6P
I am Dr. Devita Singh, the owner of Lambeth Psychology. We are a growing practice of Clinical Psychologists, aimed at helping you achieve meaningful change in your life. We provide individualized assessment and therapy for a wide range of psychological concerns, for adults, adolescents, and children, as well as parenting guidance. Each person as a unique story. This means that the best psychological approach is one that is constructed specifically for you. Whether you are choosing to start with a formal assessment, or with therapy, our approach is individualized to meet your specific needs and integrate your goals.
I am Dr. Devita Singh, the owner of Lambeth Psychology. We are a growing practice of Clinical Psychologists, aimed at helping you achieve meaningful change in your life. We provide individualized assessment and therapy for a wide range of psychological concerns, for adults, adolescents, and children, as well as parenting guidance. Each person as a unique story. This means that the best psychological approach is one that is constructed specifically for you. Whether you are choosing to start with a formal assessment, or with therapy, our approach is individualized to meet your specific needs and integrate your goals.
(226) 909-2076 View (226) 909-2076
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Claude Danièle Forrat
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
London, ON N6K  (Online Only)
Hello. I know it took a lot of courage for you to start looking for help to deal with the challenges you are facing. Life can be really hard at times. And sometimes, you just feel bad and you don't know why or how to change that. You need to be heard, to be understood and to feel you are not alone. Therapy provides you with tools that will help you solve a problem and reach the balance, joy and peace you need. You might feel vulnerable, you don't know what you will discover and you don't want to be judged or misunderstood. Therapy is safe, respectful, nonjudgmental, compassionate, a time just for you. You are not alone.
Hello. I know it took a lot of courage for you to start looking for help to deal with the challenges you are facing. Life can be really hard at times. And sometimes, you just feel bad and you don't know why or how to change that. You need to be heard, to be understood and to feel you are not alone. Therapy provides you with tools that will help you solve a problem and reach the balance, joy and peace you need. You might feel vulnerable, you don't know what you will discover and you don't want to be judged or misunderstood. Therapy is safe, respectful, nonjudgmental, compassionate, a time just for you. You are not alone.
(343) 306-1544 View (343) 306-1544
Photo of Ana Hamwi, Registered Psychotherapist in London, ON
Ana Hamwi
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BSc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
London, ON N6G  (Online Only)
I offer therapy services to teens, adults, and couples. Through my work in psychotherapy, I have come to believe that even within the most difficult experiences and circumstances, each individual has a truly profound capacity for resilience and meaning. I strive to create a supportive and warm environment that allows clients to explore and heal from past trauma, learn and practice slowing life down to foster intentional living, prioritize strengthening connection in their relationships, as well as to identify and cultivate their unique strengths.
I offer therapy services to teens, adults, and couples. Through my work in psychotherapy, I have come to believe that even within the most difficult experiences and circumstances, each individual has a truly profound capacity for resilience and meaning. I strive to create a supportive and warm environment that allows clients to explore and heal from past trauma, learn and practice slowing life down to foster intentional living, prioritize strengthening connection in their relationships, as well as to identify and cultivate their unique strengths.
(343) 312-7390 View (343) 312-7390
Photo of Sarah Matthews, Registered Social Worker in London, ON
Sarah Matthews
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Not accepting new clients
I am a Registered Social Worker (MSW) with knowledge and experience working with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents (their families) and adults. I provide counselling and therapy to those who are struggling with complex trauma and attachment, anxiety or depression, and those individuals seeking overall growth and improvement in their emotional well-being.
I am a Registered Social Worker (MSW) with knowledge and experience working with individuals of all ages, including children, adolescents (their families) and adults. I provide counselling and therapy to those who are struggling with complex trauma and attachment, anxiety or depression, and those individuals seeking overall growth and improvement in their emotional well-being.
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Bridget DeMarchi
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6P
When considering therapy, often times the hardest step is making the first phone call or email. I have a deep respect for the process of choosing a therapist. The therapeutic alliance is an integral part of the counselling relationship. I encourage you to take that next step and contact me. I have a warm, yet direct style when practicing and hold a deep respect for my clients. While this may be a challenging time in your life, this is an opportunity to explore, gain insights and heal. Anxiety, depression & stress need not control your life. Call or email me today!
When considering therapy, often times the hardest step is making the first phone call or email. I have a deep respect for the process of choosing a therapist. The therapeutic alliance is an integral part of the counselling relationship. I encourage you to take that next step and contact me. I have a warm, yet direct style when practicing and hold a deep respect for my clients. While this may be a challenging time in your life, this is an opportunity to explore, gain insights and heal. Anxiety, depression & stress need not control your life. Call or email me today!
(226) 455-6863 View (226) 455-6863
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May Al-Fartousi
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N5V  (Online Only)
Accepting clients. Certified Trauma Integration Clinician (CTIC); Informed-IFS. Trauma reactions are overwhelming, however, the human mind is capable of overcoming all the hardships that life throws at us. I'm here to help with your needs and am committed to being part of your support system.
Accepting clients. Certified Trauma Integration Clinician (CTIC); Informed-IFS. Trauma reactions are overwhelming, however, the human mind is capable of overcoming all the hardships that life throws at us. I'm here to help with your needs and am committed to being part of your support system.
(226) 778-2799 View (226) 778-2799
Photo of Martha Elliott, Registered Social Worker in London, ON
Martha Elliott
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B  (Online Only)
am a Registered Social Worker through the Ontario College of Social Work offering online psychotherapy services to adolescents and adults 13 years and older. I am experienced in working with youth and young adults struggling with emotional dysregulation, self-harm and suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, self-criticism, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. My therapeutic approach includes Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, Polyvagal Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and is informed by a feminist, anti-oppressive, and LGBTQA+ affirming theories.
am a Registered Social Worker through the Ontario College of Social Work offering online psychotherapy services to adolescents and adults 13 years and older. I am experienced in working with youth and young adults struggling with emotional dysregulation, self-harm and suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety, self-criticism, grief and loss, and relationship difficulties. My therapeutic approach includes Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Mindful Self-Compassion, Polyvagal Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and is informed by a feminist, anti-oppressive, and LGBTQA+ affirming theories.
(226) 242-0752 View (226) 242-0752
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Kaitlyn Cavacas
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6P
Envision a version of yourself that feels fulfilled, whole and connected. Think about how your life may look as reflected by these values. Often times, the busy pace of life can leave us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from ourselves and others. Pressures and expectations can make it hard to find our voice. You are not alone. Your voice is important and matters.
Envision a version of yourself that feels fulfilled, whole and connected. Think about how your life may look as reflected by these values. Often times, the busy pace of life can leave us feeling overwhelmed and disconnected from ourselves and others. Pressures and expectations can make it hard to find our voice. You are not alone. Your voice is important and matters.
(226) 909-1614 View (226) 909-1614
Photo of Elizabeth Townsend, Registered Social Worker in London, ON
Elizabeth Townsend
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6C
I believe relationships and connections are foundational to our mental health and well-being. When we feel connected to others we are better able to explore, heal, and adapt. My goal is to support people at any age with learning new skills, exploring emotions, and sharing experiences. When working with me you can expect an open, warm, and non-judgmental perspective.
I believe relationships and connections are foundational to our mental health and well-being. When we feel connected to others we are better able to explore, heal, and adapt. My goal is to support people at any age with learning new skills, exploring emotions, and sharing experiences. When working with me you can expect an open, warm, and non-judgmental perspective.
(226) 756-0053 View (226) 756-0053
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Paola Caponetto
Psychologist, MEd, CPsych
Verified Verified
London, ON N6H
My joy is to help children, adolescents, and adults embrace their full potential! I conduct comprehensive Psychological consultations and assessments to diagnose ADHD, Learning Disability, Giftedness, Intellectual Disability, ASD, and other developmental or social-emotional issues. I use a holistic and eclectic approach to identify and help address learning, academic, self-esteem, attentional, adaptive/developmental, social-emotional or other mental health challenges. I provide direct supports, coaching plan and strength-based recommendations for the whole person and parents. Collaboration with the whole family and team is key.
My joy is to help children, adolescents, and adults embrace their full potential! I conduct comprehensive Psychological consultations and assessments to diagnose ADHD, Learning Disability, Giftedness, Intellectual Disability, ASD, and other developmental or social-emotional issues. I use a holistic and eclectic approach to identify and help address learning, academic, self-esteem, attentional, adaptive/developmental, social-emotional or other mental health challenges. I provide direct supports, coaching plan and strength-based recommendations for the whole person and parents. Collaboration with the whole family and team is key.
(226) 778-2650 View (226) 778-2650
Photo of Marnie Wedlake, Registered Psychotherapist in London, ON
Marnie Wedlake
Registered Psychotherapist, HonsBA, MEd, PhD, RP
Verified Verified
London, ON N6H  (Online Only)
My interests & expertise include: Workplace traumas, bullying, harassment, discrimination, constructive dismissal, psychologically unsafe workplaces, unanticipated job loss/end. The Mother Wound. Existential despair, i.e. feeling lost/adrift in life, lack of meaning & purpose. Not realizing one’s potential. Issues stemming from trauma in childhood. Difficult life transitions, life endings, e.g. retirement, relationship endings. Support for withdrawal from psychiatric drugs. Dissociation, depersonalization, dis-integration in response to trauma. Many come to me when they’ve exhausted options provided by mainstream mental healthcare.
My interests & expertise include: Workplace traumas, bullying, harassment, discrimination, constructive dismissal, psychologically unsafe workplaces, unanticipated job loss/end. The Mother Wound. Existential despair, i.e. feeling lost/adrift in life, lack of meaning & purpose. Not realizing one’s potential. Issues stemming from trauma in childhood. Difficult life transitions, life endings, e.g. retirement, relationship endings. Support for withdrawal from psychiatric drugs. Dissociation, depersonalization, dis-integration in response to trauma. Many come to me when they’ve exhausted options provided by mainstream mental healthcare.
(226) 406-5819 View (226) 406-5819

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in London, ON

800+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in London, ON who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
86% Depression
81% Self Esteem
81% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
77% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Green Shield Canada
52% SunLife
51% Manulife

How Counsellors in London, ON see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in London?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.