Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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Micheal Mularz
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4T  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Are you one of the many men struggling with relationships, including the one with yourself? Do you live with low self-esteem and poor self-confidence? You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or challenges in communicating with others. With a better understanding of who you are, you will be better able to grow and establish a relationship with yourself and others.
Are you one of the many men struggling with relationships, including the one with yourself? Do you live with low self-esteem and poor self-confidence? You may be struggling with anxiety, depression, or challenges in communicating with others. With a better understanding of who you are, you will be better able to grow and establish a relationship with yourself and others.
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Rylie Foerster
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5R
Are you caught in a cycle of negative thoughts, overthinking and anxiety? Do you find it hard to enjoy things like you used to? Are your relationships being affected by how you're feeling? What you're feeling is not uncommon, but there are effective ways to manage it. My focus is on helping individuals dealing with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder behavior or tendencies. I provide a plan that meets your unique goals and needs, no matter the thought or compulsion. Exploring these thoughts may seem daunting, but with me, no topic is off-limits.
Are you caught in a cycle of negative thoughts, overthinking and anxiety? Do you find it hard to enjoy things like you used to? Are your relationships being affected by how you're feeling? What you're feeling is not uncommon, but there are effective ways to manage it. My focus is on helping individuals dealing with anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorder behavior or tendencies. I provide a plan that meets your unique goals and needs, no matter the thought or compulsion. Exploring these thoughts may seem daunting, but with me, no topic is off-limits.
(289) 805-6151 View (289) 805-6151
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Cecy Ancy Daniel
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
I work hard with my Clients to strengthen their sense of agency/choices, widen their capacity to self-reflect, evaluate, regulate any difficult thoughts/emotions/actions & psycho-educate on topics relevant to them. I empower Clients to validate their inner strengths, embrace/work through their weaknesses, build their external supports & self-advocacy skills to voice their needs. I also collaborate with the various sub-systems both at the micro (family, doctors) & macro levels (schools, hospitals, lawyers) with the intention to support Client reach their goal of improving their life. Fluent in-English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam
I work hard with my Clients to strengthen their sense of agency/choices, widen their capacity to self-reflect, evaluate, regulate any difficult thoughts/emotions/actions & psycho-educate on topics relevant to them. I empower Clients to validate their inner strengths, embrace/work through their weaknesses, build their external supports & self-advocacy skills to voice their needs. I also collaborate with the various sub-systems both at the micro (family, doctors) & macro levels (schools, hospitals, lawyers) with the intention to support Client reach their goal of improving their life. Fluent in-English, Hindi, Urdu, Punjabi, Malayalam
(289) 204-1940 View (289) 204-1940
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Nabeela Marzook
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N
Nabeela is experienced in providing psychotherapy and psychoeducation for clients with serious physical and mental health challenges. Nabeela is trained in variety of counseling modalities, including Trauma Informed Therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative and Brief Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Nabeela has dedicated her career to supporting children, youth, families, and adults of various diverse backgrounds and different life experiences.
Nabeela is experienced in providing psychotherapy and psychoeducation for clients with serious physical and mental health challenges. Nabeela is trained in variety of counseling modalities, including Trauma Informed Therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Solution Focused Therapy, Narrative and Brief Therapy, Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). Nabeela has dedicated her career to supporting children, youth, families, and adults of various diverse backgrounds and different life experiences.
(289) 512-2933 View (289) 512-2933
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Kathleen McLean
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
I believe that challenges can be beautiful, albeit deeply painful, opportunities to create a life you feel inspired to live There is hope in every situation, and often life’s greatest lessons are learned during its biggest obstacles. Life's not always easy. Hardships and transitions can blindside you and leave you feeling like you’re just trying to survive, and on autopilot. And then the questions come: Who am I? How did I get here? The life you have doesn’t reflect the one you imagined. While we can not change the past, we can choose to create meaning in our experiences, and determine how its legacy comes forward with us.
I believe that challenges can be beautiful, albeit deeply painful, opportunities to create a life you feel inspired to live There is hope in every situation, and often life’s greatest lessons are learned during its biggest obstacles. Life's not always easy. Hardships and transitions can blindside you and leave you feeling like you’re just trying to survive, and on autopilot. And then the questions come: Who am I? How did I get here? The life you have doesn’t reflect the one you imagined. While we can not change the past, we can choose to create meaning in our experiences, and determine how its legacy comes forward with us.
(289) 302-7151 View (289) 302-7151
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Eunice Chau
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L4Z
Assisting individuals in discovering their inner strengths and providing them with the tools to achieve their life objectives is a passion of mine. My compassionate nature allows me to create a supportive and empathetic environment for those seeking personal growth and healing.
Assisting individuals in discovering their inner strengths and providing them with the tools to achieve their life objectives is a passion of mine. My compassionate nature allows me to create a supportive and empathetic environment for those seeking personal growth and healing.
(289) 812-5505 View (289) 812-5505
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Amanda Fata - New Mindset CBT
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5W  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Do you feel tense, nervous or on edge? Are you an expert in worst-case scenarios? Do you blame yourself for something painful that happened to you in your past? These are common experiences for people living with trauma and/or anxiety. If you’ve been in survival mode for longer than you can remember, then you know that living with fear can be debilitating. If this sounds familiar, I can help!
Do you feel tense, nervous or on edge? Are you an expert in worst-case scenarios? Do you blame yourself for something painful that happened to you in your past? These are common experiences for people living with trauma and/or anxiety. If you’ve been in survival mode for longer than you can remember, then you know that living with fear can be debilitating. If this sounds familiar, I can help!
(289) 302-6829 View (289) 302-6829
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Princess Vivian Patrick
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MSc, BSC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5S  (Online Only)
Would you like to find better ways to cope with life's stressors, such as anxiety, depression, sadness, racism, cultural issues, loss, relationship struggles, grief, and challenges at school and work? Do you want to build resiliency and coping skills so that you can bring joy back to your life? I provide professional counseling to help individuals over 16 years of age with their needs.Being a person of colour, a person of faith identities can make it difficult to address issues of anxiety and depression with someone who's never been and I am most passionate about supporting Black and minority communities.
Would you like to find better ways to cope with life's stressors, such as anxiety, depression, sadness, racism, cultural issues, loss, relationship struggles, grief, and challenges at school and work? Do you want to build resiliency and coping skills so that you can bring joy back to your life? I provide professional counseling to help individuals over 16 years of age with their needs.Being a person of colour, a person of faith identities can make it difficult to address issues of anxiety and depression with someone who's never been and I am most passionate about supporting Black and minority communities.
(289) 278-6922 View (289) 278-6922
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Natasha Dawkins
Registered Social Worker, BA
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5L  (Online Only)
My name is Natasha Dawkins and I am a Clinical Therapist with over 10 years experience providing psychotherapy to individuals (youth/adults) and families. I am registered with The Ontario College of Social Work and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). I am excited to provide my support and services to Refining Therapy Services. I am committed to empowering individuals and families to identify and build on their strengths in areas including; self-awareness, enhancing relationships, supporting me
My name is Natasha Dawkins and I am a Clinical Therapist with over 10 years experience providing psychotherapy to individuals (youth/adults) and families. I am registered with The Ontario College of Social Work and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). I am excited to provide my support and services to Refining Therapy Services. I am committed to empowering individuals and families to identify and build on their strengths in areas including; self-awareness, enhancing relationships, supporting me
(289) 216-6805 View (289) 216-6805
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Cristina Snook
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5J
Cristina Snook is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She specializes in perinatal mental health, including but not limited to individuals and couples undergoing fertility treatments, anxiety during pregnancy and post-partum, perinatal grief and loss, intimacy post-baby, and early parenting challenges. Cristina is a neurodiversity-affirming therapist, with both personal experience and additional training in ADHD and neurodiversity, she understands how this intersection can uniquely impact the perinatal period.
Cristina Snook is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) registered with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She specializes in perinatal mental health, including but not limited to individuals and couples undergoing fertility treatments, anxiety during pregnancy and post-partum, perinatal grief and loss, intimacy post-baby, and early parenting challenges. Cristina is a neurodiversity-affirming therapist, with both personal experience and additional training in ADHD and neurodiversity, she understands how this intersection can uniquely impact the perinatal period.
(289) 276-7213 View (289) 276-7213
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Aisha Applewhaite
Registered Social Worker, HBA, HBSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5M
***Virtual Sessions Available!*** Have you experienced stress, pressure, difficulty coping or relationship struggles? Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, urges to self-harm or thoughts of suicide? Let's tackle it together. We can partner to create specific and measurable goals for treatment which may include stabilizing self-harming or impulsive behaviours or thoughts, understanding & managing emotions, navigating challenges effectively, coping with distress & uncertainty, challenging unhelpful ways of thinking, improving relationships or figuring out what you want and making a plan to achieve it.
***Virtual Sessions Available!*** Have you experienced stress, pressure, difficulty coping or relationship struggles? Are you experiencing depression, anxiety, urges to self-harm or thoughts of suicide? Let's tackle it together. We can partner to create specific and measurable goals for treatment which may include stabilizing self-harming or impulsive behaviours or thoughts, understanding & managing emotions, navigating challenges effectively, coping with distress & uncertainty, challenging unhelpful ways of thinking, improving relationships or figuring out what you want and making a plan to achieve it.
(647) 930-0338 View (647) 930-0338
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Mena Ibrahim
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RSSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4W
Welcome to my profile! I'm Mena Ibrahim, a dedicated therapist on a mission to help you uncover your inner strength and resilience. With over 5 years of experience in mental health, I've had the privilege of witnessing countless transformations as clients heal, grow, and connect. I deeply value each person's unique story, strengths, and perspectives, viewing them as individuals with immense potential. My approach focuses on fostering hope and possibility, empowering you to overcome challenges and thrive. Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth together, creating positive change and unlocking your full potential.
Welcome to my profile! I'm Mena Ibrahim, a dedicated therapist on a mission to help you uncover your inner strength and resilience. With over 5 years of experience in mental health, I've had the privilege of witnessing countless transformations as clients heal, grow, and connect. I deeply value each person's unique story, strengths, and perspectives, viewing them as individuals with immense potential. My approach focuses on fostering hope and possibility, empowering you to overcome challenges and thrive. Let's embark on a journey of self-discovery and growth together, creating positive change and unlocking your full potential.
(289) 512-2708 View (289) 512-2708
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Sapna Singh
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, lack of motivation, grief, feeling overwhelmed, 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, lack of motivation, grief, feeling overwhelmed, 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) 312-1856 View (289) 312-1856
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Dhwani Joshi
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
At the heart of my practice lies a deep commitment to guiding individuals through the complexities of trauma, attachment, and relationship issues. There's nothing more rewarding to me than witnessing the transformative journey towards healing from these challenges. Clients often seek support for a range of struggles, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship breakdown. These burdens often stem from early traumatic experiences and ruptured attachment bonds with caregivers. Together, we will illuminate these hurdles, uncover your potential to navigate them and co-create new meanings for your life moving forward.
At the heart of my practice lies a deep commitment to guiding individuals through the complexities of trauma, attachment, and relationship issues. There's nothing more rewarding to me than witnessing the transformative journey towards healing from these challenges. Clients often seek support for a range of struggles, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship breakdown. These burdens often stem from early traumatic experiences and ruptured attachment bonds with caregivers. Together, we will illuminate these hurdles, uncover your potential to navigate them and co-create new meanings for your life moving forward.
(647) 955-1713 View (647) 955-1713
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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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Ashley J Kreze
Counsellor, BA, MA, RCC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
Struggling with emotions or life changes? Our counselling practice provides an empowering solution to overcome obstacles and achieve purpose. We create a nurturing environment for you to explore emotions. Together, we craft tailored strategies for growth, guiding you at every step. Whether it's battling anxiety, overcoming depression, addressing relationship concerns, or feeling constrained in life, our dedicated team empowers you with clarity and guidance.
Struggling with emotions or life changes? Our counselling practice provides an empowering solution to overcome obstacles and achieve purpose. We create a nurturing environment for you to explore emotions. Together, we craft tailored strategies for growth, guiding you at every step. Whether it's battling anxiety, overcoming depression, addressing relationship concerns, or feeling constrained in life, our dedicated team empowers you with clarity and guidance.
(289) 536-4503 View (289) 536-4503
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Prapti Giri
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, SEP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5E  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As we learn how to regulate our own nervous systems, we become more able to be present to the joys and challenges that life presents. Healing our own wounds also helps us develop the capacity to be present for both ourselves and others. Through my own healing journey I have learned that health is not just an individual state, but a collective and social dynamic. I believe that well being is a holistic pursuit, which involves integration of mind, body, and spirit.
As we learn how to regulate our own nervous systems, we become more able to be present to the joys and challenges that life presents. Healing our own wounds also helps us develop the capacity to be present for both ourselves and others. Through my own healing journey I have learned that health is not just an individual state, but a collective and social dynamic. I believe that well being is a holistic pursuit, which involves integration of mind, body, and spirit.
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Monica Lazarescu
Psychologist, MA, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I offer psychotherapy services to children and teenagers who struggle with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, as well as to their parents interested in developing successful parenting strategies to support their kids overcome their struggles. I also provide comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for learning and attentional difficulties, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorder. I provide English and French psychoeducational assessments to children with diverse developmental, learning, and socio-emotional needs.
I offer psychotherapy services to children and teenagers who struggle with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem, as well as to their parents interested in developing successful parenting strategies to support their kids overcome their struggles. I also provide comprehensive psychoeducational evaluations for learning and attentional difficulties, developmental delays, and autism spectrum disorder. I provide English and French psychoeducational assessments to children with diverse developmental, learning, and socio-emotional needs.
(289) 274-7138 View (289) 274-7138
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Tharsika Tharmasrirajah
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HonsBA, MA, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
As we travel on this life journey, we may face many challenges that require adapting and adjusting to life's changes. Therapy can help us understand these obstacles and learn new ways of overcoming them to create the life that we desire. My goal is to establish a collaborative, mutual therapeutic relationship of care, support and provide a nonjudgement space for my clients to recognize, share life experiences, and foster valuable coping skills. Together, we could identify the patterns limiting your life and develop tools to gain greater sense of clarity, and feelings of empowerment for positive change & reach self-awareness.
As we travel on this life journey, we may face many challenges that require adapting and adjusting to life's changes. Therapy can help us understand these obstacles and learn new ways of overcoming them to create the life that we desire. My goal is to establish a collaborative, mutual therapeutic relationship of care, support and provide a nonjudgement space for my clients to recognize, share life experiences, and foster valuable coping skills. Together, we could identify the patterns limiting your life and develop tools to gain greater sense of clarity, and feelings of empowerment for positive change & reach self-awareness.
(289) 278-8789 View (289) 278-8789
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Ravia Habeeb
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5J
Rae Habeeb is a supervised student practitioner and a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She has almost four years of experience on the national suicide hotline working with individuals experiencing thoughts of suicide, suicidal attempts, and suicide loss. She has experience working with individuals exposed to the effects of severe trauma, involvement in the legal system, various kinds of behavioural disorders, and mental illnesses such as borderline personality disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia.
Rae Habeeb is a supervised student practitioner and a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). She has almost four years of experience on the national suicide hotline working with individuals experiencing thoughts of suicide, suicidal attempts, and suicide loss. She has experience working with individuals exposed to the effects of severe trauma, involvement in the legal system, various kinds of behavioural disorders, and mental illnesses such as borderline personality disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia.
(289) 301-7946 View (289) 301-7946

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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
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
72% SunLife
70% Manulife

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.