Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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Ruzica (Rosie) Vujcic
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
In today’s society, we are experiencing many challenges which can often be overwhelming and stressful. I offer support for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I am a registered Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience in the field working with adolescents, adults and elders.
In today’s society, we are experiencing many challenges which can often be overwhelming and stressful. I offer support for a wide range of issues including stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, and life transitions. I am a registered Social Worker with more than 20 years of experience in the field working with adolescents, adults and elders.
(647) 496-1081 View (647) 496-1081
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Sageview Health: Dialectical Behavior Therapy
Psychologist, PhD , CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N
We are excited to offer comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) programs for both adolescents and young adults in our community. DBT is an evidence-based program designed to guide individuals from enormous suffering (e.g., thinking of suicide, self-harm, intense mood swings, difficult relationships) to a "life worth living." Many people struggling with these difficult problems have trouble finding success in more traditional therapy or make repeated visits to inpatient facilities. DBT programs are set up to break through barriers to treatment and help individuals significantly improve within 6 months to 1 year of treatment.
We are excited to offer comprehensive Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) programs for both adolescents and young adults in our community. DBT is an evidence-based program designed to guide individuals from enormous suffering (e.g., thinking of suicide, self-harm, intense mood swings, difficult relationships) to a "life worth living." Many people struggling with these difficult problems have trouble finding success in more traditional therapy or make repeated visits to inpatient facilities. DBT programs are set up to break through barriers to treatment and help individuals significantly improve within 6 months to 1 year of treatment.
(289) 216-6969 View (289) 216-6969
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Shasha Weir
Registered Social Worker, RSSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B  (Online Only)
Healing is a journey that should be nurturing, safe, and empowering. Oftentimes, you may feel helpless, hopeless, and stuck in a place where you cannot escape from. With all the unmanageable emotions, fears, and thoughts that play in your mind over and over, it may seem as though there is no end and no relief. Therapy will allow you to navigate, understand and provide clarity that leads to peace of mind and optimal living.
Healing is a journey that should be nurturing, safe, and empowering. Oftentimes, you may feel helpless, hopeless, and stuck in a place where you cannot escape from. With all the unmanageable emotions, fears, and thoughts that play in your mind over and over, it may seem as though there is no end and no relief. Therapy will allow you to navigate, understand and provide clarity that leads to peace of mind and optimal living.
(289) 271-1631 View (289) 271-1631
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Lee-Tasha Smith
MC, BA, CYW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5E  (Online Only)
I'm on a mission to make safe and welcoming spaces for people seeking support. I'm trained as a counseling psychologist with over 10 years of experience helping people in places like hospitals, schools, child protection, and community programs. I believe counseling should be easy to access and affordable for everyone. My goal is to support individuals and make sure they feel heard and understood.
I'm on a mission to make safe and welcoming spaces for people seeking support. I'm trained as a counseling psychologist with over 10 years of experience helping people in places like hospitals, schools, child protection, and community programs. I believe counseling should be easy to access and affordable for everyone. My goal is to support individuals and make sure they feel heard and understood.
(289) 312-2033 View (289) 312-2033
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Dimple Mehta
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5R
Seeking therapy can be a difficult and overwhelming choice to make. My goal is to provide a safe, open, and non-judgemental space while supporting you through your therapeutic journey. I practice within a collaborative framework focused on developing our therapeutic relationship based on trust, mutual respect and understanding. I am committed to your mental well-being while working on your goals and personal growth in the areas you wish to transform. As someone with an ethnic background, I also have an awareness of cultural sensitivities and how these associations can impact individual development, mental health and healing.
Seeking therapy can be a difficult and overwhelming choice to make. My goal is to provide a safe, open, and non-judgemental space while supporting you through your therapeutic journey. I practice within a collaborative framework focused on developing our therapeutic relationship based on trust, mutual respect and understanding. I am committed to your mental well-being while working on your goals and personal growth in the areas you wish to transform. As someone with an ethnic background, I also have an awareness of cultural sensitivities and how these associations can impact individual development, mental health and healing.
(289) 778-5522 View (289) 778-5522
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Revati Ravuvari
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, BEd, MACP, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
New Clients Welcome- Hello! Even when you’re around others, do you ever feel depressed or lonely? Does it seem like worry is controlling your relationships or your life? Most likely, this isn’t the life you had imagined for yourself. I believe you deserve better. When my clients need assistance with depression, trauma, relationship conflicts, or other issues, they frequently come to me. I deal with people who want to solve their problems and reclaim their happiness, including women, children, and couples. You might discover that you’re enthusiastic about what lies ahead once you’ve been able to overcome what’s been holding
New Clients Welcome- Hello! Even when you’re around others, do you ever feel depressed or lonely? Does it seem like worry is controlling your relationships or your life? Most likely, this isn’t the life you had imagined for yourself. I believe you deserve better. When my clients need assistance with depression, trauma, relationship conflicts, or other issues, they frequently come to me. I deal with people who want to solve their problems and reclaim their happiness, including women, children, and couples. You might discover that you’re enthusiastic about what lies ahead once you’ve been able to overcome what’s been holding
(289) 277-6846 View (289) 277-6846
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Ariane Rodrigues
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, GCert, BA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
I currently offer individual counselling - in person or virtually. Appointments are available Monday - Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. Life's challenges can lead to difficulties coping with our thoughts, emotions, relationships, tough situations and more. No matter the issue, I strive to provide a safe, judgement free space to help you gain support and insight in your life. I take a client-centered approach that prioritizes your personal needs, goals and strengths.
I currently offer individual counselling - in person or virtually. Appointments are available Monday - Thursday, Saturday & Sunday. Life's challenges can lead to difficulties coping with our thoughts, emotions, relationships, tough situations and more. No matter the issue, I strive to provide a safe, judgement free space to help you gain support and insight in your life. I take a client-centered approach that prioritizes your personal needs, goals and strengths.
(365) 305-0190 View (365) 305-0190
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Darshana Patel
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N
I can help you improve your mental health by guiding you through your thoughts and bringing you closer to your path of growth. This could look like beginning to notice how your nervous system reacts in different situations, or intentionally challenging your thoughts in session. While this process may look different for each individual, one thing remains the same, you are not alone. I will help you every step of the way. I will help guide you through the hardship that you may be bringing to the forefront, whether it be stress or anxiety, I am here to help you. Connect with us to learn more about what growth can look like for you.
I can help you improve your mental health by guiding you through your thoughts and bringing you closer to your path of growth. This could look like beginning to notice how your nervous system reacts in different situations, or intentionally challenging your thoughts in session. While this process may look different for each individual, one thing remains the same, you are not alone. I will help you every step of the way. I will help guide you through the hardship that you may be bringing to the forefront, whether it be stress or anxiety, I am here to help you. Connect with us to learn more about what growth can look like for you.
(905) 997-2639 View (905) 997-2639
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Building Bridges Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: IN-PERSON & PHONE/VIDEO*** We believe that there is good in every person, and hope in every situation. We have helped individuals, couples, and families heal, grow, and connect. As relational therapists, we appreciate the impact that our relationships have on our well-being. We do not see clients as having something wrong with their minds that necessarily needs to be fixed. Rather, we see our clients as unique individuals, each with their own stories and perspectives, embedded in important relationships and contexts that impact them. We see strengths and we see hope, even when it feels like there is none.
***ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS: IN-PERSON & PHONE/VIDEO*** We believe that there is good in every person, and hope in every situation. We have helped individuals, couples, and families heal, grow, and connect. As relational therapists, we appreciate the impact that our relationships have on our well-being. We do not see clients as having something wrong with their minds that necessarily needs to be fixed. Rather, we see our clients as unique individuals, each with their own stories and perspectives, embedded in important relationships and contexts that impact them. We see strengths and we see hope, even when it feels like there is none.
(289) 210-5106 View (289) 210-5106
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Hardeep Ajmani
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5N
Feeling insecure? Overthinking? Loud Inner Critic? Comparing yourself to others and worried that you're falling behind in life? I know exactly how you feel. Your friends and family brush you off or they give simple advice that doesn't work for the long term. You try to do all the things but nothing is working. You worry you're not good enough, successful enough, perfect enough. You've got to do something different. That something that can help you live a joyful and content life and bring out the wisdom that you already have inside.
Feeling insecure? Overthinking? Loud Inner Critic? Comparing yourself to others and worried that you're falling behind in life? I know exactly how you feel. Your friends and family brush you off or they give simple advice that doesn't work for the long term. You try to do all the things but nothing is working. You worry you're not good enough, successful enough, perfect enough. You've got to do something different. That something that can help you live a joyful and content life and bring out the wisdom that you already have inside.
(289) 768-9089 View (289) 768-9089
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Rupinder (Rupi) Multani
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Life is an ever continual journey of growth, learning from past experiences, and (re)creating a sense of ourselves. Individuals may experience feeling weighed down by emotions, uncertainty of how to move forward in life after a traumatic event, or struggle with relationships. Regardless, if you know what concerns you would like to discuss or require a safe space to explore and gain clarity, your journey will be supported with care and compassion. I will help guide you through your lived experiences, thoughts, and emotions. My hope is to empower you to transform your concerns into self-awareness, vitality, and sustainable change.
Life is an ever continual journey of growth, learning from past experiences, and (re)creating a sense of ourselves. Individuals may experience feeling weighed down by emotions, uncertainty of how to move forward in life after a traumatic event, or struggle with relationships. Regardless, if you know what concerns you would like to discuss or require a safe space to explore and gain clarity, your journey will be supported with care and compassion. I will help guide you through your lived experiences, thoughts, and emotions. My hope is to empower you to transform your concerns into self-awareness, vitality, and sustainable change.
(289) 210-7301 View (289) 210-7301
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Dr. Satinder Kaur Brar
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5T  (Online Only)
I believe that therapy is a transformative journey that can help you achieve emotional wellness and personal growth. Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or disconnected from the world around you? Are you feeling stuck and unable to move forward, even though you've tried everything? Do you wish you could be kinder to yourself and feel more fulfilled? Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationship issues, major life transitions, or other challenges, I want to help you live a more meaningful life.
I believe that therapy is a transformative journey that can help you achieve emotional wellness and personal growth. Do you struggle with feeling overwhelmed, hopeless, or disconnected from the world around you? Are you feeling stuck and unable to move forward, even though you've tried everything? Do you wish you could be kinder to yourself and feel more fulfilled? Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, relationship issues, major life transitions, or other challenges, I want to help you live a more meaningful life.
(289) 274-8540 View (289) 274-8540
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Osato Osa-Odigie; Culturally Sensitive Therapist
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
Accepting New Clients. Do you fear not being accepted by loved ones if they know who you really are or the things that make you happy? Do you feel weighed down by familial, societal and cultural expectations? Sometimes we sacrifice who we are and what we want to feel accepted by the people we love because we think it makes them love us more. However, we end up feeling even more abandoned and lost. If you feel ready to face your fears, step into who you really are and begin leading a more balanced and fulfilled life, I am here to support you through your journey.
Accepting New Clients. Do you fear not being accepted by loved ones if they know who you really are or the things that make you happy? Do you feel weighed down by familial, societal and cultural expectations? Sometimes we sacrifice who we are and what we want to feel accepted by the people we love because we think it makes them love us more. However, we end up feeling even more abandoned and lost. If you feel ready to face your fears, step into who you really are and begin leading a more balanced and fulfilled life, I am here to support you through your journey.
(289) 677-1593 x1 View (289) 677-1593 x1
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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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Rita Kohli
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MEd, EdD-c
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4X
Clients in my practice are from diverse backgrounds who have experienced traumatic events that are adversely impacting their personal sense of who they are, their relationships, both personal and professional. They usually have a history of ancestral and intergenerational violence and seek therapy for resolve issues such as historic and current sexual/violence, intimate relational violence, trafficking, trauma related to war and conflict, workplace violence, discrimination and harassment. The clients are seeking to make sense of their lived experiences, recover their agency and power to live a wholesome life with dignity and respect
Clients in my practice are from diverse backgrounds who have experienced traumatic events that are adversely impacting their personal sense of who they are, their relationships, both personal and professional. They usually have a history of ancestral and intergenerational violence and seek therapy for resolve issues such as historic and current sexual/violence, intimate relational violence, trafficking, trauma related to war and conflict, workplace violence, discrimination and harassment. The clients are seeking to make sense of their lived experiences, recover their agency and power to live a wholesome life with dignity and respect
(647) 202-2882 View (647) 202-2882
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Jacqueline (Jackie) Salas @mindfulpsychology
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5G
I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, currently pursuing my registration with the College of Psychologists. Having worked in various clinical and forensic settings, I have developed an open awareness of the intersections of factors that shape clients’ mental health and well-being. I am respectful and considerate of cultural and contextual factors when offering support. My approach is warm, empathic, and grounded in humanistic principles while utilizing evidence-based interventions to help my client achieve his, her or their goals.
I am a member of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, currently pursuing my registration with the College of Psychologists. Having worked in various clinical and forensic settings, I have developed an open awareness of the intersections of factors that shape clients’ mental health and well-being. I am respectful and considerate of cultural and contextual factors when offering support. My approach is warm, empathic, and grounded in humanistic principles while utilizing evidence-based interventions to help my client achieve his, her or their goals.
(647) 794-5400 x5 View (647) 794-5400 x5
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Balpreet Grewal
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5B
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness/depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth can help. We offer a variety of counselling/psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives. I also offer supervision to RP's/RP qualifying using a D&I lense.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness/depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth can help. We offer a variety of counselling/psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives. I also offer supervision to RP's/RP qualifying using a D&I lense.
(647) 697-7876 View (647) 697-7876
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Anna Persaud
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5G
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed or frustrated in life or in your relationships? Does it feel like you can’t handle stress like you used to? Are you an individual who is struggling with anxious thoughts, negative self talk, low self-esteem or emotional disturbance? Are you and your partner experiencing issues with trust, intimacy, or simply want to improve communication? I have good news, there is a place and space for you in therapy!
Do you feel stuck, overwhelmed or frustrated in life or in your relationships? Does it feel like you can’t handle stress like you used to? Are you an individual who is struggling with anxious thoughts, negative self talk, low self-esteem or emotional disturbance? Are you and your partner experiencing issues with trust, intimacy, or simply want to improve communication? I have good news, there is a place and space for you in therapy!
(289) 768-6376 View (289) 768-6376
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Cory Macdonald
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5J
Cory is a seasoned Social Worker registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers. With an extensive twenty-three-year background in the field, her expertise lies in aiding children, adolescents, and young adults. Most recently, she has served as a dedicated school-based Social Worker for the past eight years.
Cory is a seasoned Social Worker registered with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers and the Ontario Association of Social Workers. With an extensive twenty-three-year background in the field, her expertise lies in aiding children, adolescents, and young adults. Most recently, she has served as a dedicated school-based Social Worker for the past eight years.
(289) 312-3739 View (289) 312-3739
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Jennifer Jones-Springstead
Registered Social Worker, BED, RSW
Verified Verified
Mississauga, ON L5J
Are you at a point in your life where you are dealing with an issue that has become overwhelming? Perhaps it is a recent situation that has occurred causing you distress? During these times, it is often better to reach out for help to a professional for guidance.
Are you at a point in your life where you are dealing with an issue that has become overwhelming? Perhaps it is a recent situation that has occurred causing you distress? During these times, it is often better to reach out for help to a professional for guidance.
(289) 210-7035 View (289) 210-7035

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mississauga, ON

1,000+

Average cost per session

$151

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.