Therapists in Millbrook, ON

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Tara Lalonde
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Millbrook, ON L0A
Not accepting new clients
I have worked extensively with individual adults and couples for almost twenty years, helping them find hope, insight, and real change. Now I specialize in two specific but broad areas. First, clients who suspect or recognize that their struggles may be rooted in unresolved events, traumas, or beliefs inherited from their past. This manifests as past memories continuing to resurface, being easily irritated, overwhelming shame, fears, insecurities, and unhealthy or codependent relationships. My second area of focus is helping couples going through marital distress find healing through Focus on the Family Hope Restored intensives.
I have worked extensively with individual adults and couples for almost twenty years, helping them find hope, insight, and real change. Now I specialize in two specific but broad areas. First, clients who suspect or recognize that their struggles may be rooted in unresolved events, traumas, or beliefs inherited from their past. This manifests as past memories continuing to resurface, being easily irritated, overwhelming shame, fears, insecurities, and unhealthy or codependent relationships. My second area of focus is helping couples going through marital distress find healing through Focus on the Family Hope Restored intensives.
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Jordyn Webb
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Millbrook, ON L0A  (Online Only)
Hi there! I'm Jordyn, a Registered Psychotherapist, providing support to individuals across the lifespan, who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues and difficulty adjusting to life changes. In my practice, I extend a warm, non-judgemental and collaborative approach, fostering an environment where clients feel safe, supported, and truly heard. My primary goal is to empower individuals to navigate their unique journeys towards self-fulfillment and growth.
Hi there! I'm Jordyn, a Registered Psychotherapist, providing support to individuals across the lifespan, who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues and difficulty adjusting to life changes. In my practice, I extend a warm, non-judgemental and collaborative approach, fostering an environment where clients feel safe, supported, and truly heard. My primary goal is to empower individuals to navigate their unique journeys towards self-fulfillment and growth.
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Rhea Eady
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Millbrook, ON L0A
Hi, I'm Rhea, a social worker supporting those who yearn to lead a heart-centered life. Many people I serve long to heal, are curious about understanding their emotions, relationships, others & their inner worlds. Together, we break intergenerational wounds and heal from trauma. I believe in your ability to heal, and work from a whole system perspective. Perhaps it's depression, anxiety, birth trauma, professional relationships, parenting, feelings of uncertainty, patterns you can't resolve, childhood wounds or beyond. You desire to feel better, find balance & thrive.
Hi, I'm Rhea, a social worker supporting those who yearn to lead a heart-centered life. Many people I serve long to heal, are curious about understanding their emotions, relationships, others & their inner worlds. Together, we break intergenerational wounds and heal from trauma. I believe in your ability to heal, and work from a whole system perspective. Perhaps it's depression, anxiety, birth trauma, professional relationships, parenting, feelings of uncertainty, patterns you can't resolve, childhood wounds or beyond. You desire to feel better, find balance & thrive.
(249) 493-6427 View (249) 493-6427
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Wendy Morgan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA-CP, MA-Ed
Verified Verified
Millbrook, ON L0A
Do you struggle to understand your own emotions? Are you regularly feeling anxious? Overwhelmed? Maybe you are finding it harder to connect with those you care about? These have been some very difficult years. Many of us need to take more time and space to heal. Therapy can help. I use person-centred and relational approaches grounded in neuropsychology. I work with individuals and couples to reduce anxiety and manage overwhelming emotions so that they are more grounded in themselves, stronger and more connected inside of their relationships, and ultimately able to make positive change in their lives.
Do you struggle to understand your own emotions? Are you regularly feeling anxious? Overwhelmed? Maybe you are finding it harder to connect with those you care about? These have been some very difficult years. Many of us need to take more time and space to heal. Therapy can help. I use person-centred and relational approaches grounded in neuropsychology. I work with individuals and couples to reduce anxiety and manage overwhelming emotions so that they are more grounded in themselves, stronger and more connected inside of their relationships, and ultimately able to make positive change in their lives.
(249) 294-1502 View (249) 294-1502
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Catherine Carly Calabretta
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Millbrook, ON L0A
Welcome! My name is Catherine and I am excited to walk with you on your healing journey. Before training as a therapist, I worked in Autism Services. I also have experience in mental health, and substance use. This background helps me to understand the unique needs and cultures of a diverse range of people including those in the neurodiverse community. My approach is culturally sensitive, and humanistic, which means that I believe that you are the expert of your life and experiences. I am here to hear your struggles and your story, to offer support while you explore your truth and change old habits and patterns as needed.
Welcome! My name is Catherine and I am excited to walk with you on your healing journey. Before training as a therapist, I worked in Autism Services. I also have experience in mental health, and substance use. This background helps me to understand the unique needs and cultures of a diverse range of people including those in the neurodiverse community. My approach is culturally sensitive, and humanistic, which means that I believe that you are the expert of your life and experiences. I am here to hear your struggles and your story, to offer support while you explore your truth and change old habits and patterns as needed.
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Lucinda Rose
Registered Psychotherapist, Hon BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Millbrook, ON L0A  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Therapy provides a safe and supportive space for us to work through your concerns around aspects of your experience. The relationship between the therapist and client is based on trust, acceptance, understanding, and confidentiality. I aim to empower each client, to make choices for their own life, which serve them in the ways that they need. I practice from the biopsychosocial approach which recognizes that we all have complex factors which influence our well being. I believe each person has within, unique strengths and gifts to contribute to this world.
Therapy provides a safe and supportive space for us to work through your concerns around aspects of your experience. The relationship between the therapist and client is based on trust, acceptance, understanding, and confidentiality. I aim to empower each client, to make choices for their own life, which serve them in the ways that they need. I practice from the biopsychosocial approach which recognizes that we all have complex factors which influence our well being. I believe each person has within, unique strengths and gifts to contribute to this world.
(705) 243-2921 View (705) 243-2921
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Danielle M Shaer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Millbrook, ON L0A
I am a Clinical Social Worker that will approach your situations through a person-centered lens using different therapeutic modalities and mindfulness. My space is a non-judgmental and safe where your metal health is my only concern. Everyone experiences life circumstances differently and as a result everyone should have their therapy created individually. My role will be to support you while you are on your journey to mental wellness. I support clients with an array of different lived experiences with the focus on anxiety, depression, stress, difficult life transitions, conflict resolution, trauma and grief.
I am a Clinical Social Worker that will approach your situations through a person-centered lens using different therapeutic modalities and mindfulness. My space is a non-judgmental and safe where your metal health is my only concern. Everyone experiences life circumstances differently and as a result everyone should have their therapy created individually. My role will be to support you while you are on your journey to mental wellness. I support clients with an array of different lived experiences with the focus on anxiety, depression, stress, difficult life transitions, conflict resolution, trauma and grief.
(705) 413-3585 View (705) 413-3585
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Korina Wynd R P Qualifying
Pre-Licensed Professional, BSc, BMus, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Millbrook, ON L0A
Hi, I’m Korina Wynd. I offer trauma-informed therapy for clients ages 12 years of age and older who need support with anxiety, depression, stress management, and navigating life transitions. I approach therapy from a humanistic, person-centred orientation, which means we will look at not only your mental health struggles but also who you are as a person. Together we will help you to connect more with your innate strength and inner wisdom. I believe your unique experiences and personal perspective on life can be a central part of your healing process. You are the expert on you!
Hi, I’m Korina Wynd. I offer trauma-informed therapy for clients ages 12 years of age and older who need support with anxiety, depression, stress management, and navigating life transitions. I approach therapy from a humanistic, person-centred orientation, which means we will look at not only your mental health struggles but also who you are as a person. Together we will help you to connect more with your innate strength and inner wisdom. I believe your unique experiences and personal perspective on life can be a central part of your healing process. You are the expert on you!
(365) 601-6523 View (365) 601-6523

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Leslie Mountjoy
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, BRE, SSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Hope, ON L1A
Hey there - As a therapy survivor myself, I know that it is often hard to reach out. I want to encourage you that I can relate, and also know that the first step to change comes with taking a courageous leap to work on your own goals! I am incredibly passionate about my role as a Registered Psychotherapist (with the CRPO). Life has had its share of ups and downs for me, which I believe have helped me understand my clients in a deeper level. I find a lot of joy out of those 'ah-ha' moments, when a client breaks free from what is holding them back, or finds healing on their journey. It's truly an honour to walk with every client!
Hey there - As a therapy survivor myself, I know that it is often hard to reach out. I want to encourage you that I can relate, and also know that the first step to change comes with taking a courageous leap to work on your own goals! I am incredibly passionate about my role as a Registered Psychotherapist (with the CRPO). Life has had its share of ups and downs for me, which I believe have helped me understand my clients in a deeper level. I find a lot of joy out of those 'ah-ha' moments, when a client breaks free from what is holding them back, or finds healing on their journey. It's truly an honour to walk with every client!
(289) 272-8514 View (289) 272-8514
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Annastashia Petrie
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Campbellcroft, ON L0A  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients. When asked “how are you?”, do you ever answer “I’m fine”, even though internally you’re in turmoil? I work with individuals to learn how they actually feel, approach and accept those feelings and move away from letting those feelings be in control. I primarily work with First-Responders, other Therapists and civilians who have experienced trauma both in their work and in their personal lives. Whether you are looking to explore the roots of your trauma symptoms, learn to cope with distress or build healthy boundaries, I hope to help you meet those goals.
Currently accepting new clients. When asked “how are you?”, do you ever answer “I’m fine”, even though internally you’re in turmoil? I work with individuals to learn how they actually feel, approach and accept those feelings and move away from letting those feelings be in control. I primarily work with First-Responders, other Therapists and civilians who have experienced trauma both in their work and in their personal lives. Whether you are looking to explore the roots of your trauma symptoms, learn to cope with distress or build healthy boundaries, I hope to help you meet those goals.
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Photo of Alicia Hamstra, Registered Psychotherapist in Millbrook, ON
Alicia Hamstra
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Cavan, ON L0A
Alicia supports various individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional difficulties, trauma, grief and a variety of other difficulties. Some people seek counselling for one of the above or they seek counselling to talk in a safe and judgment free environment to work through day to day difficulties. I want to support people to flourish in the life they are determined to lead.
Alicia supports various individuals and couples experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship issues, emotional difficulties, trauma, grief and a variety of other difficulties. Some people seek counselling for one of the above or they seek counselling to talk in a safe and judgment free environment to work through day to day difficulties. I want to support people to flourish in the life they are determined to lead.
(705) 300-5429 View (705) 300-5429
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Louise Stiles Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Hampton, ON L0B  (Online Only)
Therapy is a collaborative effort between the counsellor and client. Services offered include but are not limited to; Depression & anxiety, ADHD & neurodivergence, Burnout, Trauma, Grief & loss, Relational challenges & boundaries, Self-esteem & identity, Anger, Body image, Domestic abuse & violence, Sexual Abuse, Addiction, and Substance use disorder. Together, we can explore challenges, create goals and determine the best therapeutic modality to suit your needs, values and unique perspective. A strong therapeutic alliance between therapist and client is the cornerstone of the work we do together, so honesty and safety is key.
Therapy is a collaborative effort between the counsellor and client. Services offered include but are not limited to; Depression & anxiety, ADHD & neurodivergence, Burnout, Trauma, Grief & loss, Relational challenges & boundaries, Self-esteem & identity, Anger, Body image, Domestic abuse & violence, Sexual Abuse, Addiction, and Substance use disorder. Together, we can explore challenges, create goals and determine the best therapeutic modality to suit your needs, values and unique perspective. A strong therapeutic alliance between therapist and client is the cornerstone of the work we do together, so honesty and safety is key.
(289) 769-9397 View (289) 769-9397
Photo of Laura Bakker, Registered Social Worker in Millbrook, ON
Laura Bakker
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CSAT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Hope, ON L1A  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
It takes an incredible amount of strength to reach out for help. Deciding to embark on the process of change can feel overwhelming and it can be difficult to know where to start. Your process has brought you here to this site and that is already a significant step. Whether you are struggling with a single experience or a lifetime of experiences, therapy can be beneficial. The therapeutic process can be helpful to make sense of your thoughts, identify barriers to change and explore new ways of coping. Therapy can be empowering.
It takes an incredible amount of strength to reach out for help. Deciding to embark on the process of change can feel overwhelming and it can be difficult to know where to start. Your process has brought you here to this site and that is already a significant step. Whether you are struggling with a single experience or a lifetime of experiences, therapy can be beneficial. The therapeutic process can be helpful to make sense of your thoughts, identify barriers to change and explore new ways of coping. Therapy can be empowering.
(289) 799-4339 View (289) 799-4339
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Chantal Tabi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hampton, ON L0B
Accepting NEW patients. I have 15 years+ of experience supporting children (4+), youth, adults, couples and families from diverse backgrounds with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, ODD, self esteem issues or relationships concerns. I help couples & families resolve conflict, enhance communication, effectively co-parent and set healthy boundaries. I can help you too! I am accepting new clients for individual, couples and family therapy via phone and video. Next day appointments available. I offer free consultations to ensure good fit. Daytime & evening openings. I look forward to hearing from you!
Accepting NEW patients. I have 15 years+ of experience supporting children (4+), youth, adults, couples and families from diverse backgrounds with a variety of issues such as anxiety, depression, ADHD, anger, ODD, self esteem issues or relationships concerns. I help couples & families resolve conflict, enhance communication, effectively co-parent and set healthy boundaries. I can help you too! I am accepting new clients for individual, couples and family therapy via phone and video. Next day appointments available. I offer free consultations to ensure good fit. Daytime & evening openings. I look forward to hearing from you!
(289) 301-7873 View (289) 301-7873
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Felisa Shizgal
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Cobourg, ON K9A
Waitlist for new clients
As a Registered Psychotherapist, working with adults of all ages, I specialize in the treatment of trauma. I provide a warm and empathic space to help you feel less alone when dealing with overwhelming issues such as: depression, anxiety, anger, relationship difficulties, addictions, and emotional volatility. I offer a space in which you can learn to feel safer and more hopeful in the world, as together we explore ways of reaching your full potential: in life, work, and your relationship to yourself and others. I am an experienced and empathic therapist and I will collaborate with you to tailor therapy to meet your individual needs.
As a Registered Psychotherapist, working with adults of all ages, I specialize in the treatment of trauma. I provide a warm and empathic space to help you feel less alone when dealing with overwhelming issues such as: depression, anxiety, anger, relationship difficulties, addictions, and emotional volatility. I offer a space in which you can learn to feel safer and more hopeful in the world, as together we explore ways of reaching your full potential: in life, work, and your relationship to yourself and others. I am an experienced and empathic therapist and I will collaborate with you to tailor therapy to meet your individual needs.
(647) 930-4478 View (647) 930-4478
Photo of Andrea Fennell, Registered Psychotherapist in Millbrook, ON
Andrea Fennell
Registered Psychotherapist, CYCP, BA, RP
Verified Verified
Port Hope, ON L1A
Engaging in the field of mental health and holistic practices for over 15 years has taught me that we have the internal capacity to manage our own well-being with co-regulation. If you find yourself emotionally, mentally or physically overwhelmed or life feels painful and unmanageable, support is available. If you find yourself wanting more capacity for life, focusing on your inner world and reflecting on your perceptions, belief systems and relational patterns will begin to create a pathway through to your inner self guidance, which spills over into your outer world experience.
Engaging in the field of mental health and holistic practices for over 15 years has taught me that we have the internal capacity to manage our own well-being with co-regulation. If you find yourself emotionally, mentally or physically overwhelmed or life feels painful and unmanageable, support is available. If you find yourself wanting more capacity for life, focusing on your inner world and reflecting on your perceptions, belief systems and relational patterns will begin to create a pathway through to your inner self guidance, which spills over into your outer world experience.
(289) 216-6763 View (289) 216-6763

Online Therapists

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Elene Lagazidze
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPHM
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4Y  (Online Only)
Psychodynamic therapy can give way to a new beginning in one’s daily life. It can help a person overcome anxiety emerging from their internalized conflicts, emotional deficits, traumas, or other challenges. Play therapy is a healing experience for a child and a way to express and mentally metabolize worries and emotional difficulties. It can help to change some of the characterological patterns of a child.
Psychodynamic therapy can give way to a new beginning in one’s daily life. It can help a person overcome anxiety emerging from their internalized conflicts, emotional deficits, traumas, or other challenges. Play therapy is a healing experience for a child and a way to express and mentally metabolize worries and emotional difficulties. It can help to change some of the characterological patterns of a child.
(437) 747-6834 View (437) 747-6834
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Sean Gedney
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
I have had the privilege and honour of supporting individuals and families traversing palliative care, end-of-life care and as caregivers go through their grief journey for over 10 years. Additionally, I’ve supported clients through a wide range of challenges like depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. I will meet you where you’re at.
I have had the privilege and honour of supporting individuals and families traversing palliative care, end-of-life care and as caregivers go through their grief journey for over 10 years. Additionally, I’ve supported clients through a wide range of challenges like depression, anxiety, trauma, and life transitions. I will meet you where you’re at.
(289) 276-7682 View (289) 276-7682
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Justin La Rose
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Do you suffer from unwanted OCD thoughts and anxiety? Do you worry about bad things happening to you or those you love? Maybe you are having thoughts that you have harmed someone or may harm someone in the future. Perhaps you fear that you will become contaminated or that you will be responsible for a tragedy. Do you wash your hands excessively or check things like door locks or the stove? Or do you avoid things like knives, public restrooms, or anything that might trigger your fearful thoughts? Do you find that your OCD is interfering with your relationships?
Do you suffer from unwanted OCD thoughts and anxiety? Do you worry about bad things happening to you or those you love? Maybe you are having thoughts that you have harmed someone or may harm someone in the future. Perhaps you fear that you will become contaminated or that you will be responsible for a tragedy. Do you wash your hands excessively or check things like door locks or the stove? Or do you avoid things like knives, public restrooms, or anything that might trigger your fearful thoughts? Do you find that your OCD is interfering with your relationships?
(647) 931-9485 View (647) 931-9485
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Mona Ammad
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4H  (Online Only)
I provide individual and group counselling to adults, youth and families experiencing anxiety, stress, panic, low self-esteem, grief, depression, and interpersonal relation issues. My therapeutic modalities include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Meditation, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). My approach is client-centered, trauma-informed and culturally sensitive.
I provide individual and group counselling to adults, youth and families experiencing anxiety, stress, panic, low self-esteem, grief, depression, and interpersonal relation issues. My therapeutic modalities include, but are not limited to, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Meditation, Narrative Therapy, Solution Focused Brief therapy (SFBT), Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). My approach is client-centered, trauma-informed and culturally sensitive.
(289) 216-6621 View (289) 216-6621

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Millbrook, ON

< 10

Counsellors in Millbrook, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Self Esteem
88% Anxiety
75% Depression
75% Emotional Disturbance
75% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

6 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Millbrook, ON see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Millbrook?

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.