Therapists in Mississauga, ON

Photo of Rui Hao, Registered Social Worker in Mississauga, ON
Rui Hao
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5H
I am a registered social worker, psychotherapist with a Master's degree from University of Toronto. I've been working as a hospital social worker in mental health field since 2007 and won Professional Practice Award. In my private practice, I provide counseling and psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. I am also a tutor at University of Toronto Medical School. I am fluent in English and Mandarin and have extensive experience working with clients facing challenges during major life transitions. I use a variety of methods to help clients discover their strength and develop balanced core beliefs.
I am a registered social worker, psychotherapist with a Master's degree from University of Toronto. I've been working as a hospital social worker in mental health field since 2007 and won Professional Practice Award. In my private practice, I provide counseling and psychotherapy to adolescents and adults. I am also a tutor at University of Toronto Medical School. I am fluent in English and Mandarin and have extensive experience working with clients facing challenges during major life transitions. I use a variety of methods to help clients discover their strength and develop balanced core beliefs.
(289) 724-4313 View (289) 724-4313
Photo of Jacqueline (Jackie) Salas @mindfulpsychology, Registered Psychotherapist in Mississauga, ON
Jacqueline (Jackie) Salas @mindfulpsychology
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5G
I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, currently pursuing my registration with the College of Psychologists. Having worked in various clinical and forensic settings, I have developed an open awareness of the intersections of factors that shape clients’ mental health and well-being. I am respectful and considerate of cultural and contextual factors when offering support. My approach is warm, empathic, and grounded in humanistic principles while utilizing evidence-based interventions to help my client achieve his, her or their goals.
I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, currently pursuing my registration with the College of Psychologists. Having worked in various clinical and forensic settings, I have developed an open awareness of the intersections of factors that shape clients’ mental health and well-being. I am respectful and considerate of cultural and contextual factors when offering support. My approach is warm, empathic, and grounded in humanistic principles while utilizing evidence-based interventions to help my client achieve his, her or their goals.
(647) 794-5400 x5 View (647) 794-5400 x5
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Michelle Bloom
Registered Social Worker, BACYC, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking this courageous step in reaching out. I have been supporting individuals including adults and young people for over 40 years My extensive experience is grounded mental health well-being impacted by the challenges of life events including, loss and traumatic events. I work from an attachment and trauma informed lens and trained in strength based approaches including attachment focused EMDR, self compassion, somatic approaches and mindfulness practice. I offer a compassionate welcoming atmosphere. If you are experiencing stress that is causing you distress, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
Thank you for taking this courageous step in reaching out. I have been supporting individuals including adults and young people for over 40 years My extensive experience is grounded mental health well-being impacted by the challenges of life events including, loss and traumatic events. I work from an attachment and trauma informed lens and trained in strength based approaches including attachment focused EMDR, self compassion, somatic approaches and mindfulness practice. I offer a compassionate welcoming atmosphere. If you are experiencing stress that is causing you distress, please do not hesitate in contacting me.
(289) 210-7201 View (289) 210-7201
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Megan Lawrence
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone. I develop a strong therapeutic relationship with clients by building real and authentic connections, listening without judgment, accepting people as they are, and making space for new beginnings. With years of experience in social services, I am passionate about journeying alongside you, as you discover new paths moving forward.
When we can talk about our feelings, they become less overwhelming, less upsetting, and less scary. The people we trust with that important talk can help us know that we are not alone. I develop a strong therapeutic relationship with clients by building real and authentic connections, listening without judgment, accepting people as they are, and making space for new beginnings. With years of experience in social services, I am passionate about journeying alongside you, as you discover new paths moving forward.
(289) 805-6588 View (289) 805-6588
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Ivona Szostak
Registered Psychotherapist, (Qual), MEd, HBSc, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5L
Life can present us with complex challenges, and seeking support is a courageous step toward healing and personal growth. Ivona is here to provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space where you can embark on your journey of self-discovery and well-being. Ivona is more than a therapist; she's a dedicated partner in your healing journey. With over 20 years of experience working with diverse populations, she understands the unique emotional needs of her clients. Ivona utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFIT) and (IFS) to take you deep into your experiences and to heal from past emotional wounds.
Life can present us with complex challenges, and seeking support is a courageous step toward healing and personal growth. Ivona is here to provide a safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space where you can embark on your journey of self-discovery and well-being. Ivona is more than a therapist; she's a dedicated partner in your healing journey. With over 20 years of experience working with diverse populations, she understands the unique emotional needs of her clients. Ivona utilizes Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFIT) and (IFS) to take you deep into your experiences and to heal from past emotional wounds.
(365) 607-5650 View (365) 607-5650
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Maria A Wallis Social Work Consulting
Registered Social Worker, PhD, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
Are you experiencing anxiety, panic, depression or other mental health concerns? Or are you new in Canada and looking for support orientating to Canadian schools, workplaces and other institutions? If so, let’s talk. I also have personal and professional experience with the adoption process, racial trauma, and gender violence.
Are you experiencing anxiety, panic, depression or other mental health concerns? Or are you new in Canada and looking for support orientating to Canadian schools, workplaces and other institutions? If so, let’s talk. I also have personal and professional experience with the adoption process, racial trauma, and gender violence.
(289) 796-3991 View (289) 796-3991
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Santyna Brar
Occupational Therapist, MSc(OT), OT Reg, (Ont)
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
I am an Occupational Therapist (OT), Psychotherapist working in the field of spiritual/transpersonal psychology. The term "occupation" in OT does not directly refer to your job (a common misconception!). Rather, "occupations" are defined as your personally meaningful activities. I collaborate with clients who are interested in engaging in more spiritual, self-care & leisure activities to help improve their mental health. As your OT, I will combine activity engagement, spiritual care and psychotherapeutic modalities (Emotional Freedom Techniques, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, etc.) to support your healing/recovery.
I am an Occupational Therapist (OT), Psychotherapist working in the field of spiritual/transpersonal psychology. The term "occupation" in OT does not directly refer to your job (a common misconception!). Rather, "occupations" are defined as your personally meaningful activities. I collaborate with clients who are interested in engaging in more spiritual, self-care & leisure activities to help improve their mental health. As your OT, I will combine activity engagement, spiritual care and psychotherapeutic modalities (Emotional Freedom Techniques, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, etc.) to support your healing/recovery.
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Zahra Ahmed
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4W  (Online Only)
We’re all looking for healing and a sense of connection - it is so very human of you to even be in search of a therapist for support. Hi, I’m Zahra, and I’d love to guide you on this bumpy road called life. I help Gen Z and Millennial clients improve their relationship with themselves, their ability to manage anxiety and stress, and help them feel more fulfilled with their life choices. This is about healing and strengthening from the inside, and most importantly, not alone. If this relates to you, I would be humbled in walking you through your journey of care.
We’re all looking for healing and a sense of connection - it is so very human of you to even be in search of a therapist for support. Hi, I’m Zahra, and I’d love to guide you on this bumpy road called life. I help Gen Z and Millennial clients improve their relationship with themselves, their ability to manage anxiety and stress, and help them feel more fulfilled with their life choices. This is about healing and strengthening from the inside, and most importantly, not alone. If this relates to you, I would be humbled in walking you through your journey of care.
(289) 274-4473 View (289) 274-4473
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Nancy Tabiri
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Accepting new clients. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
Accepting new clients. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
(289) 207-6381 View (289) 207-6381
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Nahed Dajjani
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Life has its challenges and we may feel overwhelmed and stressed and have trouble managing our feelings and our thoughts. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, conflicts, or other issues that are affecting your mental health, I can support you and your family needs with compassion and collaboration.
Life has its challenges and we may feel overwhelmed and stressed and have trouble managing our feelings and our thoughts. Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, conflicts, or other issues that are affecting your mental health, I can support you and your family needs with compassion and collaboration.
(289) 723-2109 View (289) 723-2109
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Jason Bacchiochi
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
Dr. Jason Bacchiochi a registered Psychologist and the Co-Founder of Sageview Health. Dr. Bacchiochi's clinical work includes assessment and treatment, with particular emphasis on mental health in the workplace and psychological trauma. His primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is an experienced therapist in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. Most recently Dr. Bacchiochi was the Assessment Team Head at the Work, Stress and Health Program, and the Psychological Trauma Program at the CAMH and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto (2008 to 2012).
Dr. Jason Bacchiochi a registered Psychologist and the Co-Founder of Sageview Health. Dr. Bacchiochi's clinical work includes assessment and treatment, with particular emphasis on mental health in the workplace and psychological trauma. His primary theoretical orientation is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and is an experienced therapist in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. Most recently Dr. Bacchiochi was the Assessment Team Head at the Work, Stress and Health Program, and the Psychological Trauma Program at the CAMH and an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Toronto (2008 to 2012).
(844) 332-2535 View (844) 332-2535
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Odaly Lara
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5B
I've had the privilege of working with diverse populations, spanning different ages, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and a wide range of gender identities. My approach is rooted in anti-oppressive and trauma-informed principles, dedicated to fostering a safe and inclusive therapeutic environment where you can explore and grow. Guided by a person-centred approach, I co-create attainable goals with my clients, emphasizing their unique hopes and desires. I understand the importance of helping individuals discover their innate strengths and resilience to thrive amidst life's challenges.
I've had the privilege of working with diverse populations, spanning different ages, cultures, socioeconomic backgrounds, and a wide range of gender identities. My approach is rooted in anti-oppressive and trauma-informed principles, dedicated to fostering a safe and inclusive therapeutic environment where you can explore and grow. Guided by a person-centred approach, I co-create attainable goals with my clients, emphasizing their unique hopes and desires. I understand the importance of helping individuals discover their innate strengths and resilience to thrive amidst life's challenges.
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Tulsi Radia
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5J
Tulsi believes that the beauty of life is in its ups and downs, however, there are times in our journey when life comes with challenges that may feel overwhelming or unmanageable. Working from a culturally responsive lens, Tulsi works with individuals experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, issues with self-esteem, mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar), borderline personality disorder, anger management, grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, relationship issues, family conflict, emotional disturbances, and time- management amongst various other concerns.
Tulsi believes that the beauty of life is in its ups and downs, however, there are times in our journey when life comes with challenges that may feel overwhelming or unmanageable. Working from a culturally responsive lens, Tulsi works with individuals experiencing stress, depression, anxiety, issues with self-esteem, mood disorders (depression, anxiety, bipolar), borderline personality disorder, anger management, grief and loss, trauma, PTSD, relationship issues, family conflict, emotional disturbances, and time- management amongst various other concerns.
(289) 512-2382 View (289) 512-2382
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Remy Karda Counselling Services, Social Worker
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5R
I’ve been supporting diverse communities in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools and community mental health for 20 years. I offer therapy to individuals struggling with stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, family conflict, trauma and much more. Providing a safe space to explore your emotions in a confidential setting without judgment, is very important to me.
I’ve been supporting diverse communities in a variety of settings such as hospitals, schools and community mental health for 20 years. I offer therapy to individuals struggling with stress, burnout, anxiety, depression, family conflict, trauma and much more. Providing a safe space to explore your emotions in a confidential setting without judgment, is very important to me.
(289) 212-6727 View (289) 212-6727
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Beverly Griffiths
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Thank you for viewing my profile. I am accepting new clients. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
Thank you for viewing my profile. I am accepting new clients. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
(289) 401-5366 View (289) 401-5366
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Carolyn Buhler- Social Worker & Psychotherapist
Registered Social Worker, MA CPSY, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5L
Welcome to Ascend Counselling & Wellness. My name is Carolyn Buhler and I am a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with 20 years of experience as a therapist. Are you feeling anxious, stressed or weighed down by lifes struggles? Do you see the changes you want to make but not know where to start? Whether you're struggling with anxiety, stress, relationships or other life stressors- it takes bravery & courage to embark on the therapeutic journey & allow for positive change to occur. I am here to do that alongside you as you journey through personal healing & growth.
Welcome to Ascend Counselling & Wellness. My name is Carolyn Buhler and I am a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with 20 years of experience as a therapist. Are you feeling anxious, stressed or weighed down by lifes struggles? Do you see the changes you want to make but not know where to start? Whether you're struggling with anxiety, stress, relationships or other life stressors- it takes bravery & courage to embark on the therapeutic journey & allow for positive change to occur. I am here to do that alongside you as you journey through personal healing & growth.
(289) 809-0244 View (289) 809-0244
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Michael Jones-Zabanah
Registered Psychotherapist, CCC, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
Making sense of our lives is no easy task. Each of us finds themselves at the centre of a story that has never been lived by anyone else before them. Our time together will highlight the factors that make your story so unique, and how this shapes the dynamics of your thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and relationships. This insight will help us understand who you are, who you want to become, and how we can improve your situation.
Making sense of our lives is no easy task. Each of us finds themselves at the centre of a story that has never been lived by anyone else before them. Our time together will highlight the factors that make your story so unique, and how this shapes the dynamics of your thoughts, emotions, behaviours, and relationships. This insight will help us understand who you are, who you want to become, and how we can improve your situation.
(437) 747-5756 View (437) 747-5756
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Karen A. Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
Are you overwhelmed by challenges in life and looking for ways to manage your anxiety and stress? You are not alone. We live in a complex world that is increasingly difficult to navigate, and this can leave you feeling isolated and can impact your mental health. I’m a Registered Social Worker and passionate about helping people on their journey of grief and loss, trauma, anxiety and stress related to work and life. Reaching out for help takes courage and is the first step to finding the support you need to overcome the barriers that you are facing and be empowered to live a meaningful life.
Are you overwhelmed by challenges in life and looking for ways to manage your anxiety and stress? You are not alone. We live in a complex world that is increasingly difficult to navigate, and this can leave you feeling isolated and can impact your mental health. I’m a Registered Social Worker and passionate about helping people on their journey of grief and loss, trauma, anxiety and stress related to work and life. Reaching out for help takes courage and is the first step to finding the support you need to overcome the barriers that you are facing and be empowered to live a meaningful life.
(437) 747-6095 View (437) 747-6095
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The Couple Wellness Experts
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
Bravo on taking the first step of your journey! Finding the right therapist is not easy, and there is hope! Our team is here to help. We hope to give you enough information here to determine if we would be a good fit. Feel free to book a free 15 minute video consultation or book a session at www.thecouplewellnessexperts.com. We work with individuals and couples on-line. Kristen Parselias is under the direct supervision of the Clinic Director, Melissa Johari. Melissa also offers supervision services to Social Workers and Psychotherapists.
Bravo on taking the first step of your journey! Finding the right therapist is not easy, and there is hope! Our team is here to help. We hope to give you enough information here to determine if we would be a good fit. Feel free to book a free 15 minute video consultation or book a session at www.thecouplewellnessexperts.com. We work with individuals and couples on-line. Kristen Parselias is under the direct supervision of the Clinic Director, Melissa Johari. Melissa also offers supervision services to Social Workers and Psychotherapists.
(855) 231-4562 View (855) 231-4562
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Marie Chong
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker with over 5 years of combined experience in hospital and community settings. I practice multiple modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, and Strengths-Based Therapy. My career journey has included varied experiences in different settings. I previously worked as a Social Worker on the geriatric and medicine unit at the Mississauga Hospital. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, a challenging relationship, stress management or low self-esteem, relationships or career, I am here to help.
I am a Registered Social Worker with over 5 years of combined experience in hospital and community settings. I practice multiple modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution-Focused, and Strengths-Based Therapy. My career journey has included varied experiences in different settings. I previously worked as a Social Worker on the geriatric and medicine unit at the Mississauga Hospital. Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, a challenging relationship, stress management or low self-esteem, relationships or career, I am here to help.
(289) 312-1718 View (289) 312-1718

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Number of Counsellors in Mississauga, ON

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Mississauga, ON who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
83% Stress
75% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Green Shield Canada
72% SunLife
70% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Mississauga, ON see their clients

60% In Person and Online
40% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mississauga?

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.