Therapists in Markham, ON

Photo of Jennifer Kwong in Markham, ON
Jennifer Kwong
MA, CPsych, Assoc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6C
Waitlist for new clients
Sleepless? Irritable? Constantly tired? If you've been struggling with poor sleep for more than a month, it's time to get it checked out. Poor sleep contributes to all sorts of daytime challenges, including increased stress at work and in your relationships. Or... is it chronic stress from work/school/family that's contributing to sleep problems? You might be on autopilot so much that it's hard to evaluate and problem solve. You resort to old reaction habits that aren't really effective anymore.
Sleepless? Irritable? Constantly tired? If you've been struggling with poor sleep for more than a month, it's time to get it checked out. Poor sleep contributes to all sorts of daytime challenges, including increased stress at work and in your relationships. Or... is it chronic stress from work/school/family that's contributing to sleep problems? You might be on autopilot so much that it's hard to evaluate and problem solve. You resort to old reaction habits that aren't really effective anymore.
(647) 360-8903 View (647) 360-8903
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Hayley Chan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
You may be here because you are feeling stressed, isolated, not good enough, or even helpless. Perhaps you are struggling to navigate or recover from overwhelming or unexpected life events. Regardless of the reason, you are opening yourself up to vulnerability and growth, and I commend you for your bravery. While pain, stress, and suffering are all universal human experiences, your relationship with adversity, and how you grow from it, is unique and special to you. I am deeply committed to supporting you in this process and strive to do so with warmth, compassion, and genuine curiosity.
You may be here because you are feeling stressed, isolated, not good enough, or even helpless. Perhaps you are struggling to navigate or recover from overwhelming or unexpected life events. Regardless of the reason, you are opening yourself up to vulnerability and growth, and I commend you for your bravery. While pain, stress, and suffering are all universal human experiences, your relationship with adversity, and how you grow from it, is unique and special to you. I am deeply committed to supporting you in this process and strive to do so with warmth, compassion, and genuine curiosity.
(289) 536-4448 View (289) 536-4448
Photo of Counsellor Samara Tomaz, Counsellor in Markham, ON
Counsellor Samara Tomaz
Counsellor, BSc, PgD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
How about improving your mental health? Counselling has a lot of benefits if done with a qualified professional. My approach is Phenomenological and Humanistic-Existential. I consider with empathy and active listening that every person has experiences in a unique way and has the possibility to resignify their challenges and achieve a higher life quality. I also use the Brief Focal technique, which prioritizes the planning, strategy and intervention in the appointments. I'm available to answer all your questions and start this process with you.
How about improving your mental health? Counselling has a lot of benefits if done with a qualified professional. My approach is Phenomenological and Humanistic-Existential. I consider with empathy and active listening that every person has experiences in a unique way and has the possibility to resignify their challenges and achieve a higher life quality. I also use the Brief Focal technique, which prioritizes the planning, strategy and intervention in the appointments. I'm available to answer all your questions and start this process with you.
(289) 275-4059 View (289) 275-4059
Photo of Lloyd Chow, Registered Psychotherapist in Markham, ON
Lloyd Chow
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MDiv
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R
Are you struggling to maintain good relationships, well-being and peace of mind? Lloyd is patient, kindhearted and a creative out-the-box thinker. He is passionate about holistic care, and finding a healthy balance between the bio-psycho-social-spiritual areas of life. His sensible and personable approach is down to earth, and he enjoys helping others through the process of healing and wholeness. Lloyd’s areas of interest include vocational direction, managing stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sexual issues, addictions, grief and mourning, relational dynamics and anger management.
Are you struggling to maintain good relationships, well-being and peace of mind? Lloyd is patient, kindhearted and a creative out-the-box thinker. He is passionate about holistic care, and finding a healthy balance between the bio-psycho-social-spiritual areas of life. His sensible and personable approach is down to earth, and he enjoys helping others through the process of healing and wholeness. Lloyd’s areas of interest include vocational direction, managing stress, depression, anxiety, self-esteem, sexual issues, addictions, grief and mourning, relational dynamics and anger management.
(365) 655-6280 View (365) 655-6280
Photo of Briana Goldberg | Better Days Counselling Psychotherapy, Registered Psychotherapist in Markham, ON
Briana Goldberg | Better Days Counselling Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA(Ed), RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R  (Online Only)
Have you had enough of the repetitive cycle in your love life? Progress often seems short-lived, leaving you questioning yourself and replaying conflicts in your mind. Break free from this never-ending pattern! The sacrifices you have made may have left you feeling lonely and depleted, but it’s time for change. Rediscover joy and fulfillment in relationships. Let's challenge these ingrained patterns, find strategies, and create a better future. It is time to embrace the power of possibility and create the life you've always imagined. Let's make your dreams a reality!
Have you had enough of the repetitive cycle in your love life? Progress often seems short-lived, leaving you questioning yourself and replaying conflicts in your mind. Break free from this never-ending pattern! The sacrifices you have made may have left you feeling lonely and depleted, but it’s time for change. Rediscover joy and fulfillment in relationships. Let's challenge these ingrained patterns, find strategies, and create a better future. It is time to embrace the power of possibility and create the life you've always imagined. Let's make your dreams a reality!
(365) 803-0018 View (365) 803-0018
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Paul D Scuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, DMin, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3P
At Emmaus Counselling we build healthy relationships through individual, couple and family therapy. Co-therapy with a male and female therapist is available. Four registered therapists are available: Paul Scuse, Elizabeth Scuse, Brian Chung & Graham Lawrence. We try to find the best match between the the client and the therapist.
At Emmaus Counselling we build healthy relationships through individual, couple and family therapy. Co-therapy with a male and female therapist is available. Four registered therapists are available: Paul Scuse, Elizabeth Scuse, Brian Chung & Graham Lawrence. We try to find the best match between the the client and the therapist.
(647) 977-5885 View (647) 977-5885
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Stephen Craig Ashley
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6B
I am a therapist who is passionate about working with my clients to achieve their personal goals, whether they are facing personal difficulties, life challenges, life transitions, or looking for personal growth and self-improvement. I take a client-centred and solutions focused approach and believe in working together with each of my clients to find the effective strategies and solutions that work best for them.
I am a therapist who is passionate about working with my clients to achieve their personal goals, whether they are facing personal difficulties, life challenges, life transitions, or looking for personal growth and self-improvement. I take a client-centred and solutions focused approach and believe in working together with each of my clients to find the effective strategies and solutions that work best for them.
(289) 210-4760 View (289) 210-4760
Photo of Ian Andrew Wine, Registered Social Worker in Markham, ON
Ian Andrew Wine
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R
With over two decades of experience in mental health and psychotherapy services, I specialize in working with tweens, teens, adults and families across a range of mental health and wellness areas including: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Stress Management, School Based Challenges, Parenting, Relationship difficulties, etc.
With over two decades of experience in mental health and psychotherapy services, I specialize in working with tweens, teens, adults and families across a range of mental health and wellness areas including: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Stress Management, School Based Challenges, Parenting, Relationship difficulties, etc.
(647) 360-9642 View (647) 360-9642
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Kimeiko Hotta Dover
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, PsyDip
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3T  (Online Only)
If you're feeling unhappy, anxious, overwhelmed, stuck, or lost, know that you are not alone! I provide a compassionate and supportive space for individuals and couples to process challenging experiences, thoughts, emotions, and responses to uncover patterns, learnings, strengths, skills, and hope. Having done "the work" myself ensures that I can support you safely and effectively; helps me appreciate your vulnerability, effort, and progress; and equips me to share the best of the many approaches, tools, and strategies I've experienced.
If you're feeling unhappy, anxious, overwhelmed, stuck, or lost, know that you are not alone! I provide a compassionate and supportive space for individuals and couples to process challenging experiences, thoughts, emotions, and responses to uncover patterns, learnings, strengths, skills, and hope. Having done "the work" myself ensures that I can support you safely and effectively; helps me appreciate your vulnerability, effort, and progress; and equips me to share the best of the many approaches, tools, and strategies I've experienced.
(365) 363-3990 View (365) 363-3990
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Chelsea Ziwei Zhu
Registered Psychotherapist, M Ed, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
As a member of Hopewoods Psychotherapy, we aim to provide professional mental health services for the Chinese community in Toronto. My main client groups are university students, adults, and couples with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, adjustment issues, and other mental health difficulties. Clients would be supported to break the problem-maintaining cycle, discover their unique strengths and resources, and get empowered to make positive changes.
As a member of Hopewoods Psychotherapy, we aim to provide professional mental health services for the Chinese community in Toronto. My main client groups are university students, adults, and couples with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, adjustment issues, and other mental health difficulties. Clients would be supported to break the problem-maintaining cycle, discover their unique strengths and resources, and get empowered to make positive changes.
(289) 302-7375 View (289) 302-7375
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Christopher Matsoukas
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3P  (Online Only)
Life's journey can be challenging, but it's important to remember that healing is possible. My name is Christopher and I am a therapist dedicated to helping individuals overcome trauma, anxiety, and depression. My values include empathy, respect, and a commitment to fostering a collaborative therapeutic partnership. If you've experienced trauma, whether recent or from the past, I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to heal. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of your emotions, fostering resilience and empowerment as you embark on the path to recovery.
Life's journey can be challenging, but it's important to remember that healing is possible. My name is Christopher and I am a therapist dedicated to helping individuals overcome trauma, anxiety, and depression. My values include empathy, respect, and a commitment to fostering a collaborative therapeutic partnership. If you've experienced trauma, whether recent or from the past, I provide a safe and nurturing space for you to heal. Together, we'll navigate the complexities of your emotions, fostering resilience and empowerment as you embark on the path to recovery.
(289) 301-7187 View (289) 301-7187
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Noha-Christine Guorgui
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, MEd, BEd, BA, OCT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Life is full of highs and lows. While we may need very little help to maneuver through the highs, there are certain lows that may leave us feeling "stuck", "tired", or just plain "drained". The goal of therapy is to provide clients with a safe place where they can explore and process their thoughts and emotions in an effort to work through challenging issues in a fully confidential and non-judgemental environment. As a result, clients are able to heal from the issues that are holding them back, and they can begin to thrive with more ease. Life's lows become more manageable and less bothersome. Life's highs become more enjoyable!
Life is full of highs and lows. While we may need very little help to maneuver through the highs, there are certain lows that may leave us feeling "stuck", "tired", or just plain "drained". The goal of therapy is to provide clients with a safe place where they can explore and process their thoughts and emotions in an effort to work through challenging issues in a fully confidential and non-judgemental environment. As a result, clients are able to heal from the issues that are holding them back, and they can begin to thrive with more ease. Life's lows become more manageable and less bothersome. Life's highs become more enjoyable!
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Photo of Brittany Malfara, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Markham, ON
Brittany Malfara
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Life can feel like a lot sometimes. Whether we are struggling with difficult thoughts, battling with overwhelming emotions, navigating challenging relationships or just feeling stuck. In recognizing the courage it takes to attend therapy, I strive to support individuals in achieving their goals and overcome life challenges to help them live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. I am dedicated to working with others through their healing journey, allowing them to feel heard, validated and understood. Taking a collaborative approach, I aim to create a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space.
Life can feel like a lot sometimes. Whether we are struggling with difficult thoughts, battling with overwhelming emotions, navigating challenging relationships or just feeling stuck. In recognizing the courage it takes to attend therapy, I strive to support individuals in achieving their goals and overcome life challenges to help them live a more meaningful and fulfilling life. I am dedicated to working with others through their healing journey, allowing them to feel heard, validated and understood. Taking a collaborative approach, I aim to create a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space.
(437) 747-6427 View (437) 747-6427
Photo of Ambrose Ty, Registered Psychotherapist in Markham, ON
Ambrose Ty
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MDiv, MSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6C  (Online Only)
Marriage or trauma, depression or anxiety; seeking help when you are feeling stuck is difficult but necessary in your first step towards change. By equipping yourself with tools that you can add to your "toolbox" of life, you will find ways to overcome difficult situations which can guide you to growth, change or healing. As a registered psychotherapist (RP), my specialty is working with those who have experienced trauma, couples who are experiencing marital difficulties, and individuals that are struggling through mental health issues, especially youth.
Marriage or trauma, depression or anxiety; seeking help when you are feeling stuck is difficult but necessary in your first step towards change. By equipping yourself with tools that you can add to your "toolbox" of life, you will find ways to overcome difficult situations which can guide you to growth, change or healing. As a registered psychotherapist (RP), my specialty is working with those who have experienced trauma, couples who are experiencing marital difficulties, and individuals that are struggling through mental health issues, especially youth.
(647) 493-1950 View (647) 493-1950
Photo of Jessica Hunt, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Markham, ON
Jessica Hunt
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MDiv
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
I work with teens, adults, and couples struggling to cope with the stresses of life, the intricate process of addressing trauma, building essential coping skills, and fostering a sense of empowerment. I aim to provide a safe and nurturing space, where clients can openly explore their emotions, experiences, and struggles. Whether you’re a teenager grappling with the complexities of adolescence or an adult carrying the weight of past experiences, I want to meet people where they are at. With a focus on empowerment, I can help clients tap into their inner strengths and resources by working collaboratively with me.
I work with teens, adults, and couples struggling to cope with the stresses of life, the intricate process of addressing trauma, building essential coping skills, and fostering a sense of empowerment. I aim to provide a safe and nurturing space, where clients can openly explore their emotions, experiences, and struggles. Whether you’re a teenager grappling with the complexities of adolescence or an adult carrying the weight of past experiences, I want to meet people where they are at. With a focus on empowerment, I can help clients tap into their inner strengths and resources by working collaboratively with me.
(289) 805-2203 View (289) 805-2203
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Little Black Rose Family Services
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RN , BScN, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3S  (Online Only)
During these unprecedented times, emotional support is needed more than ever. I am here for you, to offer words of comfort during your difficult days and to remind you that there is an alternative to hopelessness and that alternative is purpose. My positive outlook brought me into the world of counselling, where I approach issues in an empathetic and non-judgmental manner. My goal is to compassionately and actively listen to all individuals, helping them through their challenges, enabling them to function confidently and with a new perspective. Over the past 25 years, I have acquired a wide range of experiences.
During these unprecedented times, emotional support is needed more than ever. I am here for you, to offer words of comfort during your difficult days and to remind you that there is an alternative to hopelessness and that alternative is purpose. My positive outlook brought me into the world of counselling, where I approach issues in an empathetic and non-judgmental manner. My goal is to compassionately and actively listen to all individuals, helping them through their challenges, enabling them to function confidently and with a new perspective. Over the past 25 years, I have acquired a wide range of experiences.
(289) 207-6241 View (289) 207-6241
Photo of Jody Levac, Registered Social Worker in Markham, ON
Jody Levac
Registered Social Worker, DHA, CHE, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L6E
Your mental well-being matters, and Jody Levac is here to help you on your transformative journey. Jody believes one of the key elements to healing is the strength of the psycho-therapeutic relationship. Jody brings compassion, 35 years of healthcare and system knowledge, and a desire to guide people to recovery and strength.
Your mental well-being matters, and Jody Levac is here to help you on your transformative journey. Jody believes one of the key elements to healing is the strength of the psycho-therapeutic relationship. Jody brings compassion, 35 years of healthcare and system knowledge, and a desire to guide people to recovery and strength.
(905) 201-9355 View (905) 201-9355
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Pamela Baker
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R  (Online Only)
I am a registered Social Worker (RSW) with over 20+ years of counselling experience in mental health and addiction. I’ve been helping people in various settings, including group homes, youth homes and corrections, victim services, addiction centres, and community health centres. I have unique expertise in trauma counselling, including the Traumatic Incident Reduction technique, and specialties in addictions, mood disorders and mindfulness-based strategies. I also have a holistic approach to counselling, and I like to explore the mind, body, and spirit using my certification as an Integrative Mental Health Professional.
I am a registered Social Worker (RSW) with over 20+ years of counselling experience in mental health and addiction. I’ve been helping people in various settings, including group homes, youth homes and corrections, victim services, addiction centres, and community health centres. I have unique expertise in trauma counselling, including the Traumatic Incident Reduction technique, and specialties in addictions, mood disorders and mindfulness-based strategies. I also have a holistic approach to counselling, and I like to explore the mind, body, and spirit using my certification as an Integrative Mental Health Professional.
(289) 799-9516 View (289) 799-9516
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Kyrillos Fakhouri
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Life is full of stresses that could become overwhelming most of the time. My passion is to help others realize their potential and to achieve it. Valuing the uniqueness in everyone's struggle. Following a client-centered approach to empower you to learn real skills that will help you accomplish your goals. Believing that everyone has the potential to change their struggles to strength, we can work together in sessions to build skills for you to face life with whatever coming your way.
Life is full of stresses that could become overwhelming most of the time. My passion is to help others realize their potential and to achieve it. Valuing the uniqueness in everyone's struggle. Following a client-centered approach to empower you to learn real skills that will help you accomplish your goals. Believing that everyone has the potential to change their struggles to strength, we can work together in sessions to build skills for you to face life with whatever coming your way.
(289) 274-5420 View (289) 274-5420
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Mun Yee Lee
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
Having difficulty understanding what your child needs can be challenging. When you have tried a variety of parenting techniques and are still so worried about how to help a child and why they are experiencing the issues they are, is heart wrenching. It can also be exhausting and defeating when trying to coparent with a narcissist. Understanding how to deal with a toxic ex-partner is exhausting, challenging and frustrating. Together we can work on strategies that will arm you to protect your children in these tough situations so that you are the stable, loving and grounded parent. They love unconditionally, just as you do.
Having difficulty understanding what your child needs can be challenging. When you have tried a variety of parenting techniques and are still so worried about how to help a child and why they are experiencing the issues they are, is heart wrenching. It can also be exhausting and defeating when trying to coparent with a narcissist. Understanding how to deal with a toxic ex-partner is exhausting, challenging and frustrating. Together we can work on strategies that will arm you to protect your children in these tough situations so that you are the stable, loving and grounded parent. They love unconditionally, just as you do.
(289) 806-9092 View (289) 806-9092

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Markham, ON

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Markham, ON who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
79% Stress
72% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

79% SunLife
76% Green Shield Canada
71% Manulife

How Counsellors in Markham, ON see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
19% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Markham?

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.