Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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Craig Oolup
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5L  (Online Only)
Navigating some of life’s more difficult challenges can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. You might be feeling worried, stressed, angry and questioning your place in the world. It is my hope and honor to act as an empathic guide, by creating a safe and supportive environment in which you can explore any confusing or unsettling thoughts, emotions, behaviors and relationships you may be experiencing. I offer a collaborative and creative approach to help you cultivate a deeper understanding of any potentially negative patterns, and seek to enhance your strengths and resiliency to challenge and change them as they arise.
Navigating some of life’s more difficult challenges can sometimes be an overwhelming experience. You might be feeling worried, stressed, angry and questioning your place in the world. It is my hope and honor to act as an empathic guide, by creating a safe and supportive environment in which you can explore any confusing or unsettling thoughts, emotions, behaviors and relationships you may be experiencing. I offer a collaborative and creative approach to help you cultivate a deeper understanding of any potentially negative patterns, and seek to enhance your strengths and resiliency to challenge and change them as they arise.
(289) 512-2539 View (289) 512-2539
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Sana Huda
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
Life has its’ ebbs and flows, I am here to support and guide you during times of change, along with times of stability. I am eager to learn more about you and help you achieve your goals, balance and empowerment in your life!
Life has its’ ebbs and flows, I am here to support and guide you during times of change, along with times of stability. I am eager to learn more about you and help you achieve your goals, balance and empowerment in your life!
(289) 207-6752 View (289) 207-6752
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Nakasha Ogbonna
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5R
I'm a registered social worker specializing in mental health. Before entering private practice, I served as the University of Calgary’s Mental Health Consultant where I was the primary on-campus therapeutic support for staff, faculty and post doctorates. I now work in private practice supporting individuals, couples, families, and groups. I also have specialized training and experience working with first responders and their families in dealing with operational stress injuries. My breadth of experience includes work with patients accessing community public health as well as school aged youth in primary and secondary school divisions
I'm a registered social worker specializing in mental health. Before entering private practice, I served as the University of Calgary’s Mental Health Consultant where I was the primary on-campus therapeutic support for staff, faculty and post doctorates. I now work in private practice supporting individuals, couples, families, and groups. I also have specialized training and experience working with first responders and their families in dealing with operational stress injuries. My breadth of experience includes work with patients accessing community public health as well as school aged youth in primary and secondary school divisions
(289) 272-8845 View (289) 272-8845
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Daniel Rutley (Doctorate In Psychology)
Registered Psychotherapist, PsyD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
My sessions are 90 MINUTES LONG. Other therapists usually have 50 or 60-minute sessions & are often too short to get into the "meat" of a problem. Longer sessions equal getting more accomplished thus FASTER progress, FEWER sessions & LESS cost... So, let's begin today... You can feel better...regardless of your life situation. Whether you're feeling down, irritable, anxious or worried, I'm no stranger to the problems that you face. Maybe you feel dissatisfied with your relationship...or your life. Ongoing problems can be distressing, and painful and affect your sleep and your health. It's time to take charge....NOW...today, together
My sessions are 90 MINUTES LONG. Other therapists usually have 50 or 60-minute sessions & are often too short to get into the "meat" of a problem. Longer sessions equal getting more accomplished thus FASTER progress, FEWER sessions & LESS cost... So, let's begin today... You can feel better...regardless of your life situation. Whether you're feeling down, irritable, anxious or worried, I'm no stranger to the problems that you face. Maybe you feel dissatisfied with your relationship...or your life. Ongoing problems can be distressing, and painful and affect your sleep and your health. It's time to take charge....NOW...today, together
(905) 502-7779 View (905) 502-7779
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Afreen Chowdhury
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Specializing in providing therapy for Working Young Adults and Adults in addressing anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational issues that are interfering with daily life, functioning, and relationships. In counselling, we will explore your pattern of emotions, thoughts, and behaviours and how they are linked to the problems in your life. You will learn more yourself, your attachment styles, relationships, trauma responses, and more. You will learn to effectively cope in stressful situations by using advanced coping techniques from various therapy methods.
Specializing in providing therapy for Working Young Adults and Adults in addressing anxiety, depression, trauma, and relational issues that are interfering with daily life, functioning, and relationships. In counselling, we will explore your pattern of emotions, thoughts, and behaviours and how they are linked to the problems in your life. You will learn more yourself, your attachment styles, relationships, trauma responses, and more. You will learn to effectively cope in stressful situations by using advanced coping techniques from various therapy methods.
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Shema Hassan
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, postpartum, lack of motivation, grief, feeling stuck or relationship issues? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship/dating, family role, school, job, health, or some other area of your life? Do you sometimes think to yourself "my child's behaviour is out of control?" My practice services individuals, children, youth, and families. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you or a loved is struggling with emotional, psychological, mental health and/or behavioural challenges, the team at Support & Growth can help. There's immediate support available.
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, postpartum, lack of motivation, grief, feeling stuck or relationship issues? Are you experiencing difficulties in your relationship/dating, family role, school, job, health, or some other area of your life? Do you sometimes think to yourself "my child's behaviour is out of control?" My practice services individuals, children, youth, and families. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you or a loved is struggling with emotional, psychological, mental health and/or behavioural challenges, the team at Support & Growth can help. There's immediate support available.
(289) 301-8722 View (289) 301-8722
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Katherine Ridolfo, Unstuck Mental Health
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CH
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G  (Online Only)
Life is in full session and can be overwhelming at times! As we journey through it, it is not uncommon to experience anxiety, depression, stress and trauma along the way. This can unravel our lives in dramatic ways affecting not only us but all of our relationships and hold us back from achieving happy and fulfilling lives. I am passionate about bringing hope, healing and life balance to you using a client centered, collaborative, strengths based approach. Let me walk your path with you to help lift the weight of life's struggles and help you to overcome the obstacles that may be holding you back.
Life is in full session and can be overwhelming at times! As we journey through it, it is not uncommon to experience anxiety, depression, stress and trauma along the way. This can unravel our lives in dramatic ways affecting not only us but all of our relationships and hold us back from achieving happy and fulfilling lives. I am passionate about bringing hope, healing and life balance to you using a client centered, collaborative, strengths based approach. Let me walk your path with you to help lift the weight of life's struggles and help you to overcome the obstacles that may be holding you back.
(289) 273-9881 View (289) 273-9881
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Ornella Harris
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Ornella! You may be here for support with communication issues or codependency in relationships, difficulties with managing stress or anger, low self-worth, negative self-talk, anxiety, depression, feelings of loneliness, feeling stuck, or other challenges that you may be unable to name right now. My goal is to support you with finding the direction and solutions you need. I bring over 10 years of experience in mental health and psychotherapy, while providing a welcoming virtual space for you to explore your uncertainties, as you learn concrete strategies to accomplish the healing, change, and growth you hope to experience.
Hi, I'm Ornella! You may be here for support with communication issues or codependency in relationships, difficulties with managing stress or anger, low self-worth, negative self-talk, anxiety, depression, feelings of loneliness, feeling stuck, or other challenges that you may be unable to name right now. My goal is to support you with finding the direction and solutions you need. I bring over 10 years of experience in mental health and psychotherapy, while providing a welcoming virtual space for you to explore your uncertainties, as you learn concrete strategies to accomplish the healing, change, and growth you hope to experience.
(289) 216-6877 View (289) 216-6877
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Clinical Supervision
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N
As a clinical supervisor, I am passionate about empowering mental health professionals to reach their full potential and provide exceptional care to their clients. With over a decade of experience in the field, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of effective supervision. My approach to supervision is rooted in a collaborative and supportive environment, where supervisees feel encouraged to explore their clinical questions, celebrate their successes, and develop their unique therapeutic style.
As a clinical supervisor, I am passionate about empowering mental health professionals to reach their full potential and provide exceptional care to their clients. With over a decade of experience in the field, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of effective supervision. My approach to supervision is rooted in a collaborative and supportive environment, where supervisees feel encouraged to explore their clinical questions, celebrate their successes, and develop their unique therapeutic style.
(289) 907-0344 View (289) 907-0344
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Veronica Palmieri
Registered Social Worker, RSW, ocswssw
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Y  (Online Only)
I can't wait to connect with you! I’m a passionate Mental Health advocate, with over 10 years of experience offering compassionate and trauma informed care. Sometimes all you need is the ability to speak openly without judgement, to feel heard, seen and supported. Life can offer some challenging moments, but you don’t need to suffer alone. Human connection is a powerful tool towards healing. Together we can explore internal strengths and build on a brighter path forward.
I can't wait to connect with you! I’m a passionate Mental Health advocate, with over 10 years of experience offering compassionate and trauma informed care. Sometimes all you need is the ability to speak openly without judgement, to feel heard, seen and supported. Life can offer some challenging moments, but you don’t need to suffer alone. Human connection is a powerful tool towards healing. Together we can explore internal strengths and build on a brighter path forward.
(289) 724-3578 View (289) 724-3578
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Josh Kirstein
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
Making the decision to seek out therapy can be daunting. However, for many of us, who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, talking with someone about it can be an important first-step in the journey towards healing and self-discovery. As a therapist, my primary objective is to aide you in this journey, by creating a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space for you to explore any issues you may be experiencing.
Making the decision to seek out therapy can be daunting. However, for many of us, who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, talking with someone about it can be an important first-step in the journey towards healing and self-discovery. As a therapist, my primary objective is to aide you in this journey, by creating a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space for you to explore any issues you may be experiencing.
(365) 298-5249 View (365) 298-5249
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Abeer Faruqui
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BSc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M  (Online Only)
It's common to feel overwhelmed when you are going through a challenging time. But you don’t have to tackle it alone! Through individual and couples psychotherapy, I provide a non-judgemental, warm and supportive space for you to explore and untangle your thoughts and feelings. Depending on your goals therapy can also provide guidance and teach you life-long skills, such as better communication in your relationships or tools for personal mental wellness.
It's common to feel overwhelmed when you are going through a challenging time. But you don’t have to tackle it alone! Through individual and couples psychotherapy, I provide a non-judgemental, warm and supportive space for you to explore and untangle your thoughts and feelings. Depending on your goals therapy can also provide guidance and teach you life-long skills, such as better communication in your relationships or tools for personal mental wellness.
(365) 800-5586 View (365) 800-5586
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Chloe Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, HBSc
Verified Verified
15 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4X
You may be feeling overwhelmed and anxious during this time of uncertainty or struggling with your interpersonal relationships/partnerships. You may have a child/adolescent that is struggling to manage their thoughts and feelings. It can be hard asking for help and taking the step to start therapy can feel nerve-wracking and scary. By starting your healing journey, you are hoping to experience a welcoming, collaborative and safe space where you can gain coping strategies, improve your mood and better understand yourself. My practice consists of working with people of all ages and couples using various techniques including EMDR.
You may be feeling overwhelmed and anxious during this time of uncertainty or struggling with your interpersonal relationships/partnerships. You may have a child/adolescent that is struggling to manage their thoughts and feelings. It can be hard asking for help and taking the step to start therapy can feel nerve-wracking and scary. By starting your healing journey, you are hoping to experience a welcoming, collaborative and safe space where you can gain coping strategies, improve your mood and better understand yourself. My practice consists of working with people of all ages and couples using various techniques including EMDR.
(289) 803-0179 View (289) 803-0179
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Sana Zehra: Anxiety Depression Trauma Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
Do you struggle with anxiety, unwanted thoughts, and depression that affect your ability to be in the moment and enjoy your life? Do you often feel exhausted, numb, or overwhelmed by all the feelings you are experiencing? Do you find yourself thinking about the past, or worrying about the future? Do you find yourself wondering if there is any light at the end of the tunnel? Now more than ever, people are struggling with anxiety, and depression that is impacting their ability to enjoy life. Not addressing these challenges can have many far-reaching consequences on your health, and relationships.
Do you struggle with anxiety, unwanted thoughts, and depression that affect your ability to be in the moment and enjoy your life? Do you often feel exhausted, numb, or overwhelmed by all the feelings you are experiencing? Do you find yourself thinking about the past, or worrying about the future? Do you find yourself wondering if there is any light at the end of the tunnel? Now more than ever, people are struggling with anxiety, and depression that is impacting their ability to enjoy life. Not addressing these challenges can have many far-reaching consequences on your health, and relationships.
(289) 276-1648 View (289) 276-1648
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Ahmad Shihab
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5T
Hello My name is Ahmad Shihab, a Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying and Director of Serenity Psychotherapy Clinic. I offer psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families virtually (online). I offer services in English or Arabic (most dialects). When it comes to therapy, my philosophy is that the client is at the heart of the process, and I simply have the privilege to walk alongside them in their journey of healing and growth. I work from a client-centered and integrative theoretical frameworks.
Hello My name is Ahmad Shihab, a Registered Psychotherapist Qualifying and Director of Serenity Psychotherapy Clinic. I offer psychotherapy services to individuals, couples, and families virtually (online). I offer services in English or Arabic (most dialects). When it comes to therapy, my philosophy is that the client is at the heart of the process, and I simply have the privilege to walk alongside them in their journey of healing and growth. I work from a client-centered and integrative theoretical frameworks.
(289) 797-3318 View (289) 797-3318
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Tiffany Thomas
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
How to find hope? How do you heal the ache you feel inside? If you are feeling alone, engaging in therapy, can help you feel connected again. We long to feel accepted and that we belong. It takes courage to seek help and you have taken the first step! You sense something is missing and you want things to be different. Life can be overwhelming with uncertainty. This affects your ability to regulate your feelings towards others and within yourself. This can lead to feelings frustration, sadness, loneliness, and irritability.
How to find hope? How do you heal the ache you feel inside? If you are feeling alone, engaging in therapy, can help you feel connected again. We long to feel accepted and that we belong. It takes courage to seek help and you have taken the first step! You sense something is missing and you want things to be different. Life can be overwhelming with uncertainty. This affects your ability to regulate your feelings towards others and within yourself. This can lead to feelings frustration, sadness, loneliness, and irritability.
(289) 768-8235 View (289) 768-8235
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Gta Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Accepting new clients! No waiting list. Hello and welcome to our page! We have many different therapists to choose from whether you are looking for virtual sessions or in person sessions. Many of our therapist have EFT, EFFT,CBT,EMDR,DBT,ACT and many other certifications and training. Our therapists are very diverse and speak many different languages as well and are all Registered Psychotherapist or Registered Social Workers. We work with children, Individuals, Couples and Families. We can match you with the right therapist or feel free to browse around our website and give us a call!
Accepting new clients! No waiting list. Hello and welcome to our page! We have many different therapists to choose from whether you are looking for virtual sessions or in person sessions. Many of our therapist have EFT, EFFT,CBT,EMDR,DBT,ACT and many other certifications and training. Our therapists are very diverse and speak many different languages as well and are all Registered Psychotherapist or Registered Social Workers. We work with children, Individuals, Couples and Families. We can match you with the right therapist or feel free to browse around our website and give us a call!
(289) 278-8591 View (289) 278-8591
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Mahnoor Shaikh
Registered Psychotherapist, MS, ClinPsy, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Do you feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety, depression or just general sadness? Do you find it exhausting to sometimes continue with day-to-day activities? Do you struggle with negative thoughts and unresolved trauma? Acknowledging these feelings is the first step in your journey, reaching out for help is the next. I am here to help you through this process. Together, we will work on building healthy coping strategies catered specifically for your needs.
Do you feel weighed down by feelings of anxiety, depression or just general sadness? Do you find it exhausting to sometimes continue with day-to-day activities? Do you struggle with negative thoughts and unresolved trauma? Acknowledging these feelings is the first step in your journey, reaching out for help is the next. I am here to help you through this process. Together, we will work on building healthy coping strategies catered specifically for your needs.
(289) 276-6023 View (289) 276-6023
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Liz Thenamkodath
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MSc, BSC, RP-Q
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Accepting New Clients. My practice services individuals, youth, families, and groups. I provide psychotherapy to support your emotional wellbeing, 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 and I and my team at Support and Growth are here to help you navigate! We offer a variety of counseling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
Accepting New Clients. My practice services individuals, youth, families, and groups. I provide psychotherapy to support your emotional wellbeing, 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 and I and my team at Support and Growth are here to help you navigate! We offer a variety of counseling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
(289) 276-6868 View (289) 276-6868
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Jassi Mundi
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
Need someone to talk to? Navigating today’s world can be challenging. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to help you reduce your daily struggles and optimize your quality of life. I specialize in using diverse evidence-based therapies that are best suited for your situation, personality type, and specific needs. I am passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression.
Need someone to talk to? Navigating today’s world can be challenging. My goal is to work collaboratively with you to help you reduce your daily struggles and optimize your quality of life. I specialize in using diverse evidence-based therapies that are best suited for your situation, personality type, and specific needs. I am passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing stress, anxiety, and depression.
(289) 302-5994 x700 View (289) 302-5994 x700

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mississauga, ON

1,000+

Average cost per session

$154

Counsellors in Mississauga, ON who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% 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
71% SunLife
71% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Mississauga, ON see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% 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.