Therapists in London, ON

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Stephen Gleason
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6H
I offer therapy to adults and youth facing a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, addiction, grief, anger management, insomnia, relationship issues, and existential worries. I also work with people who are struggling to cope with life in general and want to find a path to greater well-being.
I offer therapy to adults and youth facing a wide variety of issues, including anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), depression, addiction, grief, anger management, insomnia, relationship issues, and existential worries. I also work with people who are struggling to cope with life in general and want to find a path to greater well-being.
(226) 702-2737 View (226) 702-2737
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David DaSilva
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BA, RSW
Verified Verified
London, ON N6H
Accepting new clients. David (he/they) is a white, first-generation Canadian cisgender man who is a settler of Portuguese descent. He has been working in the field of social work for almost a decade, with a focus on youth mental health and addiction, and recently completed his Master's Degree in social work. David offers individual counselling to youth aged 13 years and up, adults of the 2sLGBTQIA+ community and their family, friends, and allies. David supports individuals dealing with anxiety and depression symptoms, self-esteem and confidence issues, understanding and coping with emotions, & exploring gender & sexual identity.
Accepting new clients. David (he/they) is a white, first-generation Canadian cisgender man who is a settler of Portuguese descent. He has been working in the field of social work for almost a decade, with a focus on youth mental health and addiction, and recently completed his Master's Degree in social work. David offers individual counselling to youth aged 13 years and up, adults of the 2sLGBTQIA+ community and their family, friends, and allies. David supports individuals dealing with anxiety and depression symptoms, self-esteem and confidence issues, understanding and coping with emotions, & exploring gender & sexual identity.
(226) 455-8274 x203 View (226) 455-8274 x203
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Olivia Grigg
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Do you want to feel more confident and trust in yourself more? Are you feeling a sense of overwhelm as a parent? Have you been on a path of reconsidering your faith and belief systems you have been a part of? Do you want compassionate, gentle, and practical support on your journey to self love?
Do you want to feel more confident and trust in yourself more? Are you feeling a sense of overwhelm as a parent? Have you been on a path of reconsidering your faith and belief systems you have been a part of? Do you want compassionate, gentle, and practical support on your journey to self love?
(226) 779-7411 View (226) 779-7411
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Sarah Grace Otten
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MA
Verified Verified
London, ON N6B
Hi, I am invested in working with clients as they embark on a path of self-discovery that inspires meaningful growth. Although there are many reasons to seek therapy, understanding the complexity and interconnectedness of one's thoughts, emotions, and actions, as well as one’s past and present experiences, can bring clarity and healing in the moment, and direction for the future. This insight can be invaluable in times of crisis or transition and can be used to foster positive changes and create new patterns. I look forward to going with you on this journey of exploring your story, strengths, and potential.
Hi, I am invested in working with clients as they embark on a path of self-discovery that inspires meaningful growth. Although there are many reasons to seek therapy, understanding the complexity and interconnectedness of one's thoughts, emotions, and actions, as well as one’s past and present experiences, can bring clarity and healing in the moment, and direction for the future. This insight can be invaluable in times of crisis or transition and can be used to foster positive changes and create new patterns. I look forward to going with you on this journey of exploring your story, strengths, and potential.
(226) 779-2143 View (226) 779-2143
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Jessmyn Cabigas-Vergara
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6P
Our brain and body can protect us from danger, but when the pain becomes too much for us to handle, we can often feel stuck and unable to move forward. When we are struggling more than we can cope, it is easy to feel isolated, powerless, and hopeless. You don’t have to do it alone. I will hold and provide a safe space for you, and together, we will honour all parts of you and determine your unique path to healing. While healing looks different for everybody, it is my goal to assist you in embracing your true self.
Our brain and body can protect us from danger, but when the pain becomes too much for us to handle, we can often feel stuck and unable to move forward. When we are struggling more than we can cope, it is easy to feel isolated, powerless, and hopeless. You don’t have to do it alone. I will hold and provide a safe space for you, and together, we will honour all parts of you and determine your unique path to healing. While healing looks different for everybody, it is my goal to assist you in embracing your true self.
(226) 270-8196 View (226) 270-8196
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Marisa Kanas
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N5X
Life can be hard, and at times we can feel overwhelmed. Sometimes, our circumstances change when we separate or divorce, lose a loved one, change careers, have to deal with complex family dynamics, experience health challenges, or encounter other events that make it difficult to manage our feelings and behaviours, or sustain relationships with those closest to us.
Life can be hard, and at times we can feel overwhelmed. Sometimes, our circumstances change when we separate or divorce, lose a loved one, change careers, have to deal with complex family dynamics, experience health challenges, or encounter other events that make it difficult to manage our feelings and behaviours, or sustain relationships with those closest to us.
(226) 779-7809 View (226) 779-7809
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Susan Scott
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6G  (Online Only)
Self-reflection is the gateway to inner peace. I believe everyone possesses the capacity to heal, grow, and achieve inner peace. Having the space to explore your experience with a skilled clinician will help you to develop the insight and skills you need to enhance your well-being. Feeling stuck can pave the way to making significant changes. I am passionate about using a mind-body approach to therapy and incorporate modalities including; Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness. I have an interest in empowering people with High Sensitivity (HSP).
Self-reflection is the gateway to inner peace. I believe everyone possesses the capacity to heal, grow, and achieve inner peace. Having the space to explore your experience with a skilled clinician will help you to develop the insight and skills you need to enhance your well-being. Feeling stuck can pave the way to making significant changes. I am passionate about using a mind-body approach to therapy and incorporate modalities including; Emotion Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), and Mindfulness. I have an interest in empowering people with High Sensitivity (HSP).
(548) 482-5013 View (548) 482-5013
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Kristen Marcovecchio
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CYC, PTS
Verified Verified
London, ON N5X
Imagine feeling like you are living the best version of you. Whether you are seeking healing, purpose, clarity, love, or inner wisdom, I’m honored to be part of that journey. Your physical and emotional health can be significantly impacted by unresolved chronic emotional problems including trauma, depression, anxiety, body image issues, and interpersonal conflict. My passion and expertise are rooted in my belief that we all need to live whole. I believe that for overall wellness, a balanced approach is a must.  By focusing on mental health, exercise, and nutrition, we can work toward you living whole as your authentic healed self.
Imagine feeling like you are living the best version of you. Whether you are seeking healing, purpose, clarity, love, or inner wisdom, I’m honored to be part of that journey. Your physical and emotional health can be significantly impacted by unresolved chronic emotional problems including trauma, depression, anxiety, body image issues, and interpersonal conflict. My passion and expertise are rooted in my belief that we all need to live whole. I believe that for overall wellness, a balanced approach is a must.  By focusing on mental health, exercise, and nutrition, we can work toward you living whole as your authentic healed self.
(226) 270-5735 View (226) 270-5735
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Maribel Ayala
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, EMDR T, CCC, CHYP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Accepting New Clients - Are you feeling overwhelmed by past traumas, PTSD symptoms, stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns, experiencing sexual concerns or consumed by anxiety? Imagine a life filled with purpose where healing is possible, relationships are more fulfilling, and anxiety no longer controls you. Together, we can navigate the complexities of trauma, relationships, sexual concerns, and anxiety, empowering you to gain confidence, inner peace, and emotional wellness. Let’s embark on your journey of healing, growth, and transformation to enhance your overall-wellbeing.
Accepting New Clients - Are you feeling overwhelmed by past traumas, PTSD symptoms, stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns, experiencing sexual concerns or consumed by anxiety? Imagine a life filled with purpose where healing is possible, relationships are more fulfilling, and anxiety no longer controls you. Together, we can navigate the complexities of trauma, relationships, sexual concerns, and anxiety, empowering you to gain confidence, inner peace, and emotional wellness. Let’s embark on your journey of healing, growth, and transformation to enhance your overall-wellbeing.
(226) 271-2137 View (226) 271-2137
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Dr. Jo-Ann Leavey TelePsychology Virtual Clinic
Psychologist, NP, EdD, C Psych, LLD hc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6H  (Online Only)
Focusing on the person, mental health, and wellness, Leavey TelePsychology Clinic provides psychological counselling services for preteens to seniors. Specialties include emerging mental health problems, adult ADHD assessments, general life challenges, stressful school, home, community, relationship, workplace, and traumatic circumstances; and behavioural problems interfering with life function. Services are provided through 1:1, couples, family, and group therapy. Patients are seen through the Ontario TeleMedicine Network (OTN), a virtual platform.
Focusing on the person, mental health, and wellness, Leavey TelePsychology Clinic provides psychological counselling services for preteens to seniors. Specialties include emerging mental health problems, adult ADHD assessments, general life challenges, stressful school, home, community, relationship, workplace, and traumatic circumstances; and behavioural problems interfering with life function. Services are provided through 1:1, couples, family, and group therapy. Patients are seen through the Ontario TeleMedicine Network (OTN), a virtual platform.
(226) 799-1417 View (226) 799-1417
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Elyse Dodd
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
London, ON N6A
Hello! I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over 14 years of experience providing counselling and psychotherapy services to a diverse, adult population. As an adjunct clinical professor, I supervised and trained junior colleagues and student therapists for over 5 years. Finding a therapist you "click with" is one of the best predictors of positive outcome in therapy. I value getting to know who you are aside from your presenting concerns and developing a genuine, human connection. Using evidence-based practice, I will pull from different models of therapy to tailor my approach to your specific needs and who you are as a person.
Hello! I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over 14 years of experience providing counselling and psychotherapy services to a diverse, adult population. As an adjunct clinical professor, I supervised and trained junior colleagues and student therapists for over 5 years. Finding a therapist you "click with" is one of the best predictors of positive outcome in therapy. I value getting to know who you are aside from your presenting concerns and developing a genuine, human connection. Using evidence-based practice, I will pull from different models of therapy to tailor my approach to your specific needs and who you are as a person.
(226) 605-6390 View (226) 605-6390
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Blanca Alagon
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), BSPsych, MPsych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6A
Your spot's all set – No Waiting - Do you spiral when you have a conflict with your partner, family, friends and co-workers? Your relationships are rocky, with their ups and downs. You get highjacked by your emotions. You can’t let it go. You take a tiny little thing and escalate it to something enormous. You find yourself ruminating about conversations. You get escalated when you notice something different in your partner. You immediately think they're going to leave you. You blow up at people for small things when you feel that you don't matter to them.
Your spot's all set – No Waiting - Do you spiral when you have a conflict with your partner, family, friends and co-workers? Your relationships are rocky, with their ups and downs. You get highjacked by your emotions. You can’t let it go. You take a tiny little thing and escalate it to something enormous. You find yourself ruminating about conversations. You get escalated when you notice something different in your partner. You immediately think they're going to leave you. You blow up at people for small things when you feel that you don't matter to them.
(548) 798-0876 View (548) 798-0876
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Adam Nowakowski
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
London, ON N6K
By taking a holistic approach I acknowledge that individuals are multidimensional beings, encompassing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. Through this holistic perceptive, I aim for therapy to promote overall well-being and balance in my clients’ lives, rather than just focusing on a specific symptom or issue. In collaboration with a holistic approach, I incorporate an individualistic approach that recognizes that each person is unique and has their own set of values, beliefs and experiences. With this approach I prioritize understanding and honoring my clients’ individuality.
By taking a holistic approach I acknowledge that individuals are multidimensional beings, encompassing physical, mental, emotional and spiritual aspects. Through this holistic perceptive, I aim for therapy to promote overall well-being and balance in my clients’ lives, rather than just focusing on a specific symptom or issue. In collaboration with a holistic approach, I incorporate an individualistic approach that recognizes that each person is unique and has their own set of values, beliefs and experiences. With this approach I prioritize understanding and honoring my clients’ individuality.
(226) 917-2749 View (226) 917-2749
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Paula Birtch
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BKin
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Hi, I’m glad you’re here. There are times in our lives that we can benefit from being with another in safe, nurturing, connected space. I am passionate about cultivating such spaces where you can share your story, learn, and be empowered to lean into the voice of your own body, mind, and intuition. My personal and professional experiences have influenced specialized training in family systems, mood & personality disorders, adoption, grief & loss, trauma, life transitions, perfectionism, gender & sexuality, and existential/spiritual/religious concerns.
Hi, I’m glad you’re here. There are times in our lives that we can benefit from being with another in safe, nurturing, connected space. I am passionate about cultivating such spaces where you can share your story, learn, and be empowered to lean into the voice of your own body, mind, and intuition. My personal and professional experiences have influenced specialized training in family systems, mood & personality disorders, adoption, grief & loss, trauma, life transitions, perfectionism, gender & sexuality, and existential/spiritual/religious concerns.
(226) 781-3808 View (226) 781-3808
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Jennifer Perkins
Registered Psychotherapist, RP , MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
When we aren't feeling like the best version of ourselves, it's tough to engage in our lives and relationships in the way we would like to; our daily stress adds up and pulls us away from the things and people that are important to us. Whether little things in your life are piling up and becoming overwhelming or you are in the midst of a major life transition, accessing support is an important first step to living a values-driven life. Dedicating time and space to process our thoughts with an unbiased listener can build the insight we need to thrive.
When we aren't feeling like the best version of ourselves, it's tough to engage in our lives and relationships in the way we would like to; our daily stress adds up and pulls us away from the things and people that are important to us. Whether little things in your life are piling up and becoming overwhelming or you are in the midst of a major life transition, accessing support is an important first step to living a values-driven life. Dedicating time and space to process our thoughts with an unbiased listener can build the insight we need to thrive.
(226) 455-7423 View (226) 455-7423
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London Trauma Therapy - Leah
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Being a teen is truly an effort- for everyone involved! If you're a teen or parent of one, I am here to help. In the teens years, you go through so many tumultuous changes. Issues with body image and eating can rob you of your happiness and joy. Parents struggle and feel helpless as they watch mood changes, relationship issues and anxiety reach new levels of intensity. As a teen, you might feel so misunderstood by friends, parents and teachers. You might be struggling with persistent feelings of unhappiness, anxiety or depression. It can be hard to manage all of these pressures and changes. You can take a big breath- I am here now!
Being a teen is truly an effort- for everyone involved! If you're a teen or parent of one, I am here to help. In the teens years, you go through so many tumultuous changes. Issues with body image and eating can rob you of your happiness and joy. Parents struggle and feel helpless as they watch mood changes, relationship issues and anxiety reach new levels of intensity. As a teen, you might feel so misunderstood by friends, parents and teachers. You might be struggling with persistent feelings of unhappiness, anxiety or depression. It can be hard to manage all of these pressures and changes. You can take a big breath- I am here now!
(226) 705-0631 View (226) 705-0631
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Patricia Berendsen
Registered Psychotherapist, RMFT, RSW, RP, SEP, SSE
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
I seek to serve my clients in a manner which honors the whole person; body, mind and spirit. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a process of learning and unfolding for the client as well as the therapist. My varied expertise enables me to offer specialized therapeutic tools and skills to reflect and meet the needs and uniqueness of each person.
I seek to serve my clients in a manner which honors the whole person; body, mind and spirit. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is a process of learning and unfolding for the client as well as the therapist. My varied expertise enables me to offer specialized therapeutic tools and skills to reflect and meet the needs and uniqueness of each person.
(226) 286-4884 View (226) 286-4884
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Sarah King
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6P
I am a Registered Social Worker, a wife, mother (ages 1&3), sister, aunt, daughter, granddaughter and friend. I have lived experiences and wounds, which have led me to become a good listener and helper, allowing me to understand and empathize with others in their own suffering. We all have so many strengths, yet life brings stress, challenges, transitions, and at times, gut wrenching loss and grief. I have always been a firm believer that we are not meant to live life in isolation. Positive working relationships can help us cope and get through some of life's messiest and toughest experiences.
I am a Registered Social Worker, a wife, mother (ages 1&3), sister, aunt, daughter, granddaughter and friend. I have lived experiences and wounds, which have led me to become a good listener and helper, allowing me to understand and empathize with others in their own suffering. We all have so many strengths, yet life brings stress, challenges, transitions, and at times, gut wrenching loss and grief. I have always been a firm believer that we are not meant to live life in isolation. Positive working relationships can help us cope and get through some of life's messiest and toughest experiences.
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Amrit Kaur Gill
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London, ON N6P
Hi! My name is Amrit and I’m a Registered Psychotherapist. I believe strongly in meeting people where they’re at and using trauma-informed and culturally aware lenses to understand what’s going on in people’s lives. I know first-hand how helpful having a therapist who is willing to understand my specific experience can be, and I’m committed to being a part of that journey for other people. I have experience working with historical trauma and attachment issues. I believe in empowering people to make the best possible changes for themselves and improving their interpersonal skills, communication, and regulation!
Hi! My name is Amrit and I’m a Registered Psychotherapist. I believe strongly in meeting people where they’re at and using trauma-informed and culturally aware lenses to understand what’s going on in people’s lives. I know first-hand how helpful having a therapist who is willing to understand my specific experience can be, and I’m committed to being a part of that journey for other people. I have experience working with historical trauma and attachment issues. I believe in empowering people to make the best possible changes for themselves and improving their interpersonal skills, communication, and regulation!
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Paola Caponetto
Psychologist, MEd, CPsych
Verified Verified
London, ON N6H
My joy is to help children, adolescents, and young adults embrace their full potential! I conduct comprehensive Psychological consultations and assessments to diagnose ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Giftedness, Intellectual Disability, ASD & other processing or social-emotional issues. I use a holistic and eclectic approach to identify, work & address learning, academic, self-esteem, attentional, adaptive, executive, social-emotional or mental health challenges. I provide direct support, coaching, plans & strength-based recommendations for the whole person as well as their care team. Collaboration with client, family & team is key.
My joy is to help children, adolescents, and young adults embrace their full potential! I conduct comprehensive Psychological consultations and assessments to diagnose ADHD, Learning Disabilities, Giftedness, Intellectual Disability, ASD & other processing or social-emotional issues. I use a holistic and eclectic approach to identify, work & address learning, academic, self-esteem, attentional, adaptive, executive, social-emotional or mental health challenges. I provide direct support, coaching, plans & strength-based recommendations for the whole person as well as their care team. Collaboration with client, family & team is key.
(226) 778-2650 View (226) 778-2650

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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:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
76% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Green Shield Canada
54% Manulife
51% SunLife

How Counsellors in London, ON see their clients

66% In Person and Online
34% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
16% 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.