Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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The Trauma Healing Center
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CSFT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, panic or overwhelmed? Unable to identify what's going with you? Feeling unheard? We can facilitate you on the journey of positive change and healing. Our experience helps us in supporting clients struggling to cope with stress, symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, panic attacks, individual trauma processing, low self-esteem, relationship issues, guilt, shame & more. We can work together and activate the resources that are lying within you. You are just a call away towards your journey of healthy change, overcome challenges of your everyday life and maintain mental well-being.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, panic or overwhelmed? Unable to identify what's going with you? Feeling unheard? We can facilitate you on the journey of positive change and healing. Our experience helps us in supporting clients struggling to cope with stress, symptoms of anxiety, depression, PTSD, panic attacks, individual trauma processing, low self-esteem, relationship issues, guilt, shame & more. We can work together and activate the resources that are lying within you. You are just a call away towards your journey of healthy change, overcome challenges of your everyday life and maintain mental well-being.
(226) 756-1592 View (226) 756-1592
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Jessica Dalley
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N
Not accepting new clients
Dr. Dalley completed her doctoral degree in the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology program at the University of Guelph, where she also received her Master’s degree. At Sageview Health, Dr. Dalley provides diagnostic assessment and treatment services to children and adolescents experiencing a variety of difficulties, including ADHD, Autism, anxiety, selective mutism, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, depression, and parent-child conflict.
Dr. Dalley completed her doctoral degree in the Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology program at the University of Guelph, where she also received her Master’s degree. At Sageview Health, Dr. Dalley provides diagnostic assessment and treatment services to children and adolescents experiencing a variety of difficulties, including ADHD, Autism, anxiety, selective mutism, obsessive compulsive disorder, trauma, depression, and parent-child conflict.
(289) 271-0760 View (289) 271-0760
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Village Centre CBT • Joanna Szczeskiewicz
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Things happen. It is easy to get overwhelmed. Panic attacks, flashbacks, sadness and feelings of uncomfortable tension might become a part of everyday existence. Our attempts at coping help at first, then end up by compounding the pain. Worry, procrastination, excessive defensiveness, addictions or even perfectionism, are all examples of initially helpful coping strategies that backfire over time. We might worry about our problems daily, and yet remain unable to face them. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can help make sense of things.
Things happen. It is easy to get overwhelmed. Panic attacks, flashbacks, sadness and feelings of uncomfortable tension might become a part of everyday existence. Our attempts at coping help at first, then end up by compounding the pain. Worry, procrastination, excessive defensiveness, addictions or even perfectionism, are all examples of initially helpful coping strategies that backfire over time. We might worry about our problems daily, and yet remain unable to face them. Cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) can help make sense of things.
(647) 360-6223 View (647) 360-6223
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Individual And Couples Therapist Montana Vascotto
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M  (Online Only)
If you're having trouble expressing your emotions, maintaining healthy relationships, or moving on from a past experience, then I want to offer you some extra support. The past two years have been especially taxing for all of us, leaving many of us feeling stalled in our previous trajectories, and perhaps struggling to navigate the financial, emotional, and mental challenges that have emerged. This can make it feel like reaching your potential is less achievable. I use a culturally sensitive, collaborative, and client-centered approach to therapy that seeks to establish an environment of stability, trust, safety, and non-judgement.
If you're having trouble expressing your emotions, maintaining healthy relationships, or moving on from a past experience, then I want to offer you some extra support. The past two years have been especially taxing for all of us, leaving many of us feeling stalled in our previous trajectories, and perhaps struggling to navigate the financial, emotional, and mental challenges that have emerged. This can make it feel like reaching your potential is less achievable. I use a culturally sensitive, collaborative, and client-centered approach to therapy that seeks to establish an environment of stability, trust, safety, and non-judgement.
(647) 797-0703 View (647) 797-0703
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Tanya Jacob
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
In my practice, I help individuals who feel disempowered by life's challenges. Many are struggling with anxiety, assertiveness, shame, physical illness, trauma, relationship conflict and spiritual crisis. I will create a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to assist my clients discuss their concerns, be authentic and empower themselves. I will also address the whole person by taking into account the relationship between my client’s emotional, physical and spiritual states.
In my practice, I help individuals who feel disempowered by life's challenges. Many are struggling with anxiety, assertiveness, shame, physical illness, trauma, relationship conflict and spiritual crisis. I will create a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space to assist my clients discuss their concerns, be authentic and empower themselves. I will also address the whole person by taking into account the relationship between my client’s emotional, physical and spiritual states.
(289) 207-7503 View (289) 207-7503
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Spring Psychology and Wellness Centre
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
As the words “Spring” and “Wellness” suggest we at Spring Psychology and Wellness Centre aim to install hope, motivation and optimism when working with you. We work collaboratively with you when providing assessment, treatment and consultation services. At Spring Psychology and Wellness Centre we embrace inclusion and diversity and offer services in confidence with a warm, nonjudgmental, empathic approach that is also holistic. We welcome learning more about you, your experiences and perspectives and invite you to reach out to continue your journey of wellness and resilience.
As the words “Spring” and “Wellness” suggest we at Spring Psychology and Wellness Centre aim to install hope, motivation and optimism when working with you. We work collaboratively with you when providing assessment, treatment and consultation services. At Spring Psychology and Wellness Centre we embrace inclusion and diversity and offer services in confidence with a warm, nonjudgmental, empathic approach that is also holistic. We welcome learning more about you, your experiences and perspectives and invite you to reach out to continue your journey of wellness and resilience.
(289) 273-9670 View (289) 273-9670
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Marwah Midani
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Incongruency within oneself can result from a battle between heart and mind- I aim to navigate you through your journey and help you establish an overall sense of balance. Through my therapeutic approach, I aim to provide clients with an environment that makes them feel comfortable, respected, understood, and recognized. I encourage them to discover factors which contribute to their struggles, while providing them with the emotional freedom to disclose free of judgement. I strive to provide clients with the safety to explore, understand and heal underlying trauma and unmet needs which are impacting their life.
Incongruency within oneself can result from a battle between heart and mind- I aim to navigate you through your journey and help you establish an overall sense of balance. Through my therapeutic approach, I aim to provide clients with an environment that makes them feel comfortable, respected, understood, and recognized. I encourage them to discover factors which contribute to their struggles, while providing them with the emotional freedom to disclose free of judgement. I strive to provide clients with the safety to explore, understand and heal underlying trauma and unmet needs which are impacting their life.
(289) 278-8624 View (289) 278-8624
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Rachael Goodman
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP-Q
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
Accepting NEW clients. Anxiety, depression, loneliness, isolation, burnout, loss of intimacy and other personal struggles are all real emotions and feelings that have an impact on our day to day functioning. I work with individuals, couples and families to understand and manage through these difficult struggles.
Accepting NEW clients. Anxiety, depression, loneliness, isolation, burnout, loss of intimacy and other personal struggles are all real emotions and feelings that have an impact on our day to day functioning. I work with individuals, couples and families to understand and manage through these difficult struggles.
(289) 206-9094 View (289) 206-9094
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Kate @ Fresh Start Counselling Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Kate, a passionate advocate for women’s empowerment in the realm of mental health. I specialize in women’s mental health , with a focus on fertility and reproductive issues, relationship challenges, panic and anxiety disorders. With a background in psychology and a deep commitment to fostering positive change, I have dedicated my career to addressing the unique mental health challenges that women often face. With focused sessions, I empower women to navigate complexities, fostering emotional well-being and resilience in diverse life aspects. I envision a world where women feel empowered to prioritize their mental health.
Hi, I’m Kate, a passionate advocate for women’s empowerment in the realm of mental health. I specialize in women’s mental health , with a focus on fertility and reproductive issues, relationship challenges, panic and anxiety disorders. With a background in psychology and a deep commitment to fostering positive change, I have dedicated my career to addressing the unique mental health challenges that women often face. With focused sessions, I empower women to navigate complexities, fostering emotional well-being and resilience in diverse life aspects. I envision a world where women feel empowered to prioritize their mental health.
(289) 805-2219 View (289) 805-2219
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Dr. Bernadette Caffrey-Craig
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
As a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience, I provide a caring and compassionate approach. At the same time, my work is shaped by sound scientific findings. In essence, I offer a service that uniquely blends science with a warm personable approach. Extensive experience and expertise in working with adults, adolescents, children and families allows me to appreciate each individual's concerns, collaboratively work out therapeutic goals so that the person can lead a more fulfilling life. Progress is tracked and shared with each individual client using "before" and "after" result measures. Comprehensive psycho-educational assessments are also provided.
As a Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years experience, I provide a caring and compassionate approach. At the same time, my work is shaped by sound scientific findings. In essence, I offer a service that uniquely blends science with a warm personable approach. Extensive experience and expertise in working with adults, adolescents, children and families allows me to appreciate each individual's concerns, collaboratively work out therapeutic goals so that the person can lead a more fulfilling life. Progress is tracked and shared with each individual client using "before" and "after" result measures. Comprehensive psycho-educational assessments are also provided.
(888) 498-5815 View (888) 498-5815
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Alisa Donaldson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
If you’re here, it’s likely because you want something to change, but you’re not sure how to make it happen. As your therapist, I can bring the expertise of behavioural and psychological science, as well as therapeutic practice, while you can bring the expertise of your experience in your own life. Together, we can uncover ways to help you help yourself. Through collaborative effort, we can discover a process of change that’s right for you.
If you’re here, it’s likely because you want something to change, but you’re not sure how to make it happen. As your therapist, I can bring the expertise of behavioural and psychological science, as well as therapeutic practice, while you can bring the expertise of your experience in your own life. Together, we can uncover ways to help you help yourself. Through collaborative effort, we can discover a process of change that’s right for you.
(289) 723-2148 View (289) 723-2148
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Sandy M Kooblal
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Sandy is an experienced Registered Social Worker specializing in working with people experiencing: crisis, depression, anxiety, trauma, individual/workplace/grief/relationship/family dynamics, burnout, and suicidal ideation. She has worked directly with adults, youth, 1st responders, health care providers, law enforcement, and Indigenous communities across Canada. Sandy draws from eclectic approaches including CBT, DBT, Short Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Single Session Short Term Therapy.
Sandy is an experienced Registered Social Worker specializing in working with people experiencing: crisis, depression, anxiety, trauma, individual/workplace/grief/relationship/family dynamics, burnout, and suicidal ideation. She has worked directly with adults, youth, 1st responders, health care providers, law enforcement, and Indigenous communities across Canada. Sandy draws from eclectic approaches including CBT, DBT, Short Solution Focused Brief Therapy, and Single Session Short Term Therapy.
(289) 312-1608 View (289) 312-1608
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Punitha Manoharan
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
With close to 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and families, I recognize that every one of us are unique and hold the potential for transformation and healing. I believe in resilience, an indefinable quality that knocks people down by life’s traumatic incidents and helps rebound back stronger than ever. From my clinical experience, I realize the key for healing and transformation is at the heart of the therapeutic relationship. The major gain of working with me is, I help you to see things from a positive lens, enabling you to make your own decisions to solve a problem.
With close to 20 years of clinical experience working with children, adolescents and families, I recognize that every one of us are unique and hold the potential for transformation and healing. I believe in resilience, an indefinable quality that knocks people down by life’s traumatic incidents and helps rebound back stronger than ever. From my clinical experience, I realize the key for healing and transformation is at the heart of the therapeutic relationship. The major gain of working with me is, I help you to see things from a positive lens, enabling you to make your own decisions to solve a problem.
(289) 814-8807 View (289) 814-8807
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M. Christine Brown Clearview Wellness Counselling
Counsellor, BA, BEd, MEd, equiv, Gestalt
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5G
Seeking professional counselling is a sign of mental health. It indicates that through awareness you have realized that you want more functionality and integration in your life. If you're ready to learn and grow in a new direction, please contact me. I will assist you in connecting to your self as a means to helping you discover the healthiest choices ahead.
Seeking professional counselling is a sign of mental health. It indicates that through awareness you have realized that you want more functionality and integration in your life. If you're ready to learn and grow in a new direction, please contact me. I will assist you in connecting to your self as a means to helping you discover the healthiest choices ahead.
(289) 272-9267 View (289) 272-9267
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Vivian Noehring Psychotherapy And Associates
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RN, CSAM, CCATP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Everyone deserves support as they navigate personal challenges. It's common for people travelling on life's journey to get stuck, experience immense inner pain, face crises, or experience intense anger. Our passion is to extend hope, support, and a path toward healing for anyone caught in life's struggles.
Everyone deserves support as they navigate personal challenges. It's common for people travelling on life's journey to get stuck, experience immense inner pain, face crises, or experience intense anger. Our passion is to extend hope, support, and a path toward healing for anyone caught in life's struggles.
(647) 559-4850 View (647) 559-4850
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Irish Dhindsa
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MACP-C, TAP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
The struggles we experience in life do not define us. You have unique abilities within you that can be fostered to bring about the wonderful life you deserve to live. Everything that you have gone through and things happening today can become overwhelming and out of control, but the story of your life does not have to get stuck there. We can work together to make the unique changes you need in your healing journey. You have landed on this page with hope and we can support you in developing the reality you are seeking in your life. I welcome you into a therapeutic space of empathy and authentic connection.
The struggles we experience in life do not define us. You have unique abilities within you that can be fostered to bring about the wonderful life you deserve to live. Everything that you have gone through and things happening today can become overwhelming and out of control, but the story of your life does not have to get stuck there. We can work together to make the unique changes you need in your healing journey. You have landed on this page with hope and we can support you in developing the reality you are seeking in your life. I welcome you into a therapeutic space of empathy and authentic connection.
(289) 799-3226 View (289) 799-3226
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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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Marlee Harendorf-Gold
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CSAT, CPTT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5C
Are you someone who feels that your anxiety, depression or emotions are too overwhelming and painful? Are you someone who uses drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with and escape your pain? Are you someone who feels trapped in the dark cycle of addiction and mental health issues? Then you are not alone. Many people find themselves caught in the vicious cycle of trying to live with their emotional and mental health struggles, while turning to substances seeking relief only to find it for a fleeting moment followed by more pain. Reaching out for help is a hard first step towards healing, finding freedom from pain and breaking isolation.
Are you someone who feels that your anxiety, depression or emotions are too overwhelming and painful? Are you someone who uses drugs or alcohol as a way to cope with and escape your pain? Are you someone who feels trapped in the dark cycle of addiction and mental health issues? Then you are not alone. Many people find themselves caught in the vicious cycle of trying to live with their emotional and mental health struggles, while turning to substances seeking relief only to find it for a fleeting moment followed by more pain. Reaching out for help is a hard first step towards healing, finding freedom from pain and breaking isolation.
(289) 514-1840 View (289) 514-1840
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Chantelle Vaz
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
I'm Chantelle Vaz! With years of experience, my expertise lies in supporting people across different life stages– childhood, adolescence, adulthood and seniors, I specialize in anxiety, depression, and trauma. In the midst of life's challenges, my main goal is to guide you through the journey of healing, self-discovery, and growth. Whether you find yourself struggling through traumatic experiences, undergoing significant life transitions, relationship concerns, or shaping your identity, I aim to be a supportive ally on your journey toward personal growth, resilience and empowerment.
I'm Chantelle Vaz! With years of experience, my expertise lies in supporting people across different life stages– childhood, adolescence, adulthood and seniors, I specialize in anxiety, depression, and trauma. In the midst of life's challenges, my main goal is to guide you through the journey of healing, self-discovery, and growth. Whether you find yourself struggling through traumatic experiences, undergoing significant life transitions, relationship concerns, or shaping your identity, I aim to be a supportive ally on your journey toward personal growth, resilience and empowerment.
(289) 216-5690 View (289) 216-5690
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Dominic Wozniak
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4X  (Online Only)
Whether you are struggling with addiction, stress, chronic pain, or depression, I can help. My holistic approach takes into account your life as a whole. I believe in long-term recovery, so I aim to treat and heal root causes rather than symptoms alone. I also help to create sustainable and supportive structures in your life that you can lean on during hard times.
Whether you are struggling with addiction, stress, chronic pain, or depression, I can help. My holistic approach takes into account your life as a whole. I believe in long-term recovery, so I aim to treat and heal root causes rather than symptoms alone. I also help to create sustainable and supportive structures in your life that you can lean on during hard times.
(289) 277-5724 View (289) 277-5724

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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
84% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Green Shield Canada
72% SunLife
69% 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.