Therapists in Mississauga, ON

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Amna Khan
Registered Psychotherapist, MS(CP), PMD, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
I am a passionate and dynamic Psychotherapist with over 12+ years experience in providing Psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of psychological difficulties. My work is inspired by eclectic approach in which I apply different therapeutic modalities based on the needs and best interest of my client. I predominantly use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Solution Focussed approach in my practice.
I am a passionate and dynamic Psychotherapist with over 12+ years experience in providing Psychotherapy to individuals, couples and families experiencing a range of psychological difficulties. My work is inspired by eclectic approach in which I apply different therapeutic modalities based on the needs and best interest of my client. I predominantly use Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Emotionally Focussed Therapy, Mindfulness, Psychodynamic, Solution Focussed approach in my practice.
(647) 952-6155 View (647) 952-6155
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Sarah Lamb
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5R
HI! My name is Sarah Lamb, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist at Piece of Mind Counselling! I have experience working with adults and adolescents experiencing various forms of anxiety and depression, as well as assisting clients with processing past trauma, increasing self-compassion, developing coping skills, processing life transitions, relational issues, and walking through grief. I also work with couples and have completed my Gottman Level 1 Training.
HI! My name is Sarah Lamb, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist at Piece of Mind Counselling! I have experience working with adults and adolescents experiencing various forms of anxiety and depression, as well as assisting clients with processing past trauma, increasing self-compassion, developing coping skills, processing life transitions, relational issues, and walking through grief. I also work with couples and have completed my Gottman Level 1 Training.
(289) 902-3545 View (289) 902-3545
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Dia Meratian
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified
8 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
When I think about therapy, I imagine my client’s search for well-being and healing as if they were lost and trying to find their way home. You might know where home is, but find yourself stuck in darkness, not being able to find your way. As your therapist, I see myself holding the flashlight. You are the one who knows your way to healing, and I have the tools to help get you there easier. This is what I believe therapy looks like; us walking together on your journey. As we travel together to help you find “home”—your place of healing, peace, and comfort—while I share my knowledge and tools to help you find that “home”.
When I think about therapy, I imagine my client’s search for well-being and healing as if they were lost and trying to find their way home. You might know where home is, but find yourself stuck in darkness, not being able to find your way. As your therapist, I see myself holding the flashlight. You are the one who knows your way to healing, and I have the tools to help get you there easier. This is what I believe therapy looks like; us walking together on your journey. As we travel together to help you find “home”—your place of healing, peace, and comfort—while I share my knowledge and tools to help you find that “home”.
(289) 276-5941 View (289) 276-5941
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Julia St. Cyr
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), BMT, MTA, MT-BC, NMT
Verified
3 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5J
Whether you're struggling with personal or relational difficulties, complex issues, or a clinical diagnosis, I offer individuals, couples, families, and children a safe and confidential space to be heard and understood. Ultimately, my goal as a therapist is to work with you and/or your loved ones to support real and lasting change, so that you can live a life with ease.
Whether you're struggling with personal or relational difficulties, complex issues, or a clinical diagnosis, I offer individuals, couples, families, and children a safe and confidential space to be heard and understood. Ultimately, my goal as a therapist is to work with you and/or your loved ones to support real and lasting change, so that you can live a life with ease.
(289) 274-5547 View (289) 274-5547
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Rini Sharma
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MA, PGAMH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5T
Life can be uncertain and overwhelming at times. We sometimes feel struck in the journey of our life but its fine to feel angry, hurt and sad. My approach is client- centered and strength based. I can assist you to accept yourself for what you are and focus on your strengths. As clients are the best navigators of their own lives, I assist my clients to take best decisions of their lives.I am hoping that we will work together as a team. You have knowledge and expertise about your own life and I have knowledge and expertise about the therapeutic process. I expect you to be actively involved in the process as you work towards your goal
Life can be uncertain and overwhelming at times. We sometimes feel struck in the journey of our life but its fine to feel angry, hurt and sad. My approach is client- centered and strength based. I can assist you to accept yourself for what you are and focus on your strengths. As clients are the best navigators of their own lives, I assist my clients to take best decisions of their lives.I am hoping that we will work together as a team. You have knowledge and expertise about your own life and I have knowledge and expertise about the therapeutic process. I expect you to be actively involved in the process as you work towards your goal
(289) 206-6754 View (289) 206-6754
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Nabeeha Mahmood
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
You may find that you have a vice-like grip on a past self, a past relationship, or a past life that is keeping you from living your present life fully. I can understand the desire to keep alive a memory that has long since served in protecting you from harm. However, if you’re feeling like holding onto that memory is what’s causing you harm now, you may be ready to release it.
You may find that you have a vice-like grip on a past self, a past relationship, or a past life that is keeping you from living your present life fully. I can understand the desire to keep alive a memory that has long since served in protecting you from harm. However, if you’re feeling like holding onto that memory is what’s causing you harm now, you may be ready to release it.
(289) 536-2838 x727 View (289) 536-2838 x727
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Sarah Kaulback
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5B
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
(289) 302-6727 View (289) 302-6727
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Dr. Tsubasa (Subie) Sawashima Psychologist
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I am Dr. Subie. I work with adults across Ontario. I provide treatment for various difficulties including: trauma and PTSD, depression, grief, anger, anxiety, OCD, worry, work stress, interpersonal problems, insomnia, and psychosis (e.g., schizophrenia).
Hello and welcome! I am Dr. Subie. I work with adults across Ontario. I provide treatment for various difficulties including: trauma and PTSD, depression, grief, anger, anxiety, OCD, worry, work stress, interpersonal problems, insomnia, and psychosis (e.g., schizophrenia).
(289) 210-7447 View (289) 210-7447
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Jawhar Iman
Registered Psychotherapist, Mpsy, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z  (Online Only)
I have experience working with the Male Population, who appear to face more difficulty expressing their genuine emotions, fearing unpleasant outcomes, especially in their relationships. But in a safe and caring therapy space, you can freely express your real self without fear, shame or guilt. Through counselling, you'll gain a better understanding of your feelings, find courage, and learn to accept and be kind to yourself. We'll also work on practical skills to help you manage the behavioural and emotional challenges you've been facing. My practice also places significance on spirituality and the search for deeper meanings in life.
I have experience working with the Male Population, who appear to face more difficulty expressing their genuine emotions, fearing unpleasant outcomes, especially in their relationships. But in a safe and caring therapy space, you can freely express your real self without fear, shame or guilt. Through counselling, you'll gain a better understanding of your feelings, find courage, and learn to accept and be kind to yourself. We'll also work on practical skills to help you manage the behavioural and emotional challenges you've been facing. My practice also places significance on spirituality and the search for deeper meanings in life.
(289) 512-2693 View (289) 512-2693
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Josh Kirstein
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5M
Making the decision to seek out therapy can be daunting. However, for many of us, who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, talking with someone about it can be an important first-step in the journey towards healing and self-discovery. As a therapist, my primary objective is to aide you in this journey, by creating a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space for you to explore any issues you may be experiencing.
Making the decision to seek out therapy can be daunting. However, for many of us, who struggle with stress, anxiety, depression, grief, anger, relationship issues, or any other mental health concern, talking with someone about it can be an important first-step in the journey towards healing and self-discovery. As a therapist, my primary objective is to aide you in this journey, by creating a safe, warm, and non-judgmental space for you to explore any issues you may be experiencing.
(365) 298-5249 View (365) 298-5249
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Mariam Ahmed
Counsellor, BA, PGCert, ADMH
Verified
Mississauga, ON L5K
I am Mariam A. and I am a counsellor who provides online counselling services. I graduated from the University of Toronto in 2018 with my Bachelor of Arts degree, specializing in History of Religions and Psychology. I received my Ontario Graduate certificate from Humber College in Addictions & Mental Health. I am currently a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I am also a registered member of the Mental Health First Aid and Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute.
I am Mariam A. and I am a counsellor who provides online counselling services. I graduated from the University of Toronto in 2018 with my Bachelor of Arts degree, specializing in History of Religions and Psychology. I received my Ontario Graduate certificate from Humber College in Addictions & Mental Health. I am currently a professional member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. I am also a registered member of the Mental Health First Aid and Crisis and Trauma Resource Institute.
(647) 371-0377 View (647) 371-0377
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Ridhim Mehta
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Mississauga, ON L4W  (Online Only)
Hello! My name is Ridhim, and I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, family/interpersonal conflict, youth/teen issues, 2SLGBTQ+ issues and cultural issues/conflict.
Hello! My name is Ridhim, and I specialize in working with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, family/interpersonal conflict, youth/teen issues, 2SLGBTQ+ issues and cultural issues/conflict.
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Tala Barrage
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4X
Welcome! I commend you for taking the incredibly courageous and inspiring decision to seek support despite feeling overwhelmed and intimidated! I aim to cultivate a culturally sensitive safe space in which you can explore and better understand yourself, as well as address challenges you may be facing such as anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem. In using a holistic and client-centered approach, I work collaboratively with you as a unique individual with your own unique needs wanting to live a more purposeful, connected, and fulfilling life.
Welcome! I commend you for taking the incredibly courageous and inspiring decision to seek support despite feeling overwhelmed and intimidated! I aim to cultivate a culturally sensitive safe space in which you can explore and better understand yourself, as well as address challenges you may be facing such as anxiety, depression, anger, trauma, grief, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem. In using a holistic and client-centered approach, I work collaboratively with you as a unique individual with your own unique needs wanting to live a more purposeful, connected, and fulfilling life.
(289) 274-0592 View (289) 274-0592
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Rebecca Stead
Psychologist, PhD , CPsych
Verified
Mississauga, ON L5N
Dr. Rebecca Stead specializes in working with adults of all ages who experience a wide range of psychological concerns, including depression, anxiety (e.g., social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, interpersonal problems, emotional dysregulation, chronic pain, insomnia, stress, and self-esteem challenges. She has extensive training in both tertiary care and private settings conducting complex differential diagnosis and engaging adults in treatment, even when they have had limited success working with other mental health care professionals in the past.
Dr. Rebecca Stead specializes in working with adults of all ages who experience a wide range of psychological concerns, including depression, anxiety (e.g., social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder), obsessive-compulsive disorder, trauma, interpersonal problems, emotional dysregulation, chronic pain, insomnia, stress, and self-esteem challenges. She has extensive training in both tertiary care and private settings conducting complex differential diagnosis and engaging adults in treatment, even when they have had limited success working with other mental health care professionals in the past.
(289) 799-4390 View (289) 799-4390
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Carolyn Buhler- Social Worker & Psychotherapist
Registered Social Worker, MA CPSY, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5L
Welcome to Ascend Counselling & Wellness. My name is Carolyn Buhler and I am a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with 20 years of experience as a therapist. Are you feeling anxious, stressed or weighed down by lifes struggles? Do you see the changes you want to make but not know where to start? Whether you're struggling with anxiety, stress, relationships or other life stressors- it takes bravery & courage to embark on the therapeutic journey & allow for positive change to occur. I am here to do that alongside you as you journey through personal healing & growth.
Welcome to Ascend Counselling & Wellness. My name is Carolyn Buhler and I am a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with 20 years of experience as a therapist. Are you feeling anxious, stressed or weighed down by lifes struggles? Do you see the changes you want to make but not know where to start? Whether you're struggling with anxiety, stress, relationships or other life stressors- it takes bravery & courage to embark on the therapeutic journey & allow for positive change to occur. I am here to do that alongside you as you journey through personal healing & growth.
(289) 809-0244 View (289) 809-0244
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Eve Mpofu
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CCH
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5R
Eve’s practice specializes in healing from acute and chronic trauma, as well as addressing and healing the root causes that lead to experiences of anxiety, and depression. She utilizes Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness based strategies as pathways to foster self-reflection and overall mental wellness. Her practice also promotes healing through spiritual exploration and awareness, as well as traditional and non-traditional holistic healing techniques such as Body Psychotherapy, Breath Therapy, Guided Visualization and Hypnotherapy.
Eve’s practice specializes in healing from acute and chronic trauma, as well as addressing and healing the root causes that lead to experiences of anxiety, and depression. She utilizes Narrative Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and mindfulness based strategies as pathways to foster self-reflection and overall mental wellness. Her practice also promotes healing through spiritual exploration and awareness, as well as traditional and non-traditional holistic healing techniques such as Body Psychotherapy, Breath Therapy, Guided Visualization and Hypnotherapy.
(289) 274-2347 View (289) 274-2347
Photo of Samantha Miranda, Registered Social Worker in Mississauga, ON
Samantha Miranda
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5A  (Online Only)
Hi there, my name is Samantha (she/her) and I am a Registered Social Worker. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental and comfortable space where my clients truly feel empowered. I do this by working through an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed lens because I strongly believe therapy should be a place where clients feel acknowledged, heard and understood. Using a client-centred, strengths-based, and conversational approach, I draw upon a wide range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
Hi there, my name is Samantha (she/her) and I am a Registered Social Worker. I strive to create a safe, non-judgmental and comfortable space where my clients truly feel empowered. I do this by working through an anti-oppressive and trauma-informed lens because I strongly believe therapy should be a place where clients feel acknowledged, heard and understood. Using a client-centred, strengths-based, and conversational approach, I draw upon a wide range of therapeutic modalities including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness-Based Therapy, Narrative Therapy and Motivational Interviewing.
(289) 278-7307 View (289) 278-7307
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Kanwaljit Kaur
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L4Z
I believe that when we come to therapy, we have the potential to heal ourselves. We are the masters of our own paths in life. It’s the circumstances in our lives—such as our social environment and various other factors—which can prevent us from living up to our full potential. I believe that through therapy, these hidden potentials can be realized. As a therapist, I act as a facilitator to help my clients see what they already have inside of them, foster self-acceptance, and help them reach their life goals through discovery of the self and of one’s own strengths.
I believe that when we come to therapy, we have the potential to heal ourselves. We are the masters of our own paths in life. It’s the circumstances in our lives—such as our social environment and various other factors—which can prevent us from living up to our full potential. I believe that through therapy, these hidden potentials can be realized. As a therapist, I act as a facilitator to help my clients see what they already have inside of them, foster self-acceptance, and help them reach their life goals through discovery of the self and of one’s own strengths.
(289) 272-7325 View (289) 272-7325
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Esra Magsoud
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5V
I provide individual, couples & family therapy to children, youth & adults. Deciding to seek therapy is an important step forward & I look forward to supporting you on your journey of personal growth. Whether you desire to make strides in your emotional, personal, social, or mental health, I will facilitate positive changes to improve your quality of life. I believe that safely & openly exploring your emotions in a positive & helpful environment is crucial. We will collaboratively create treatment plans & goals together, according to your unique needs, preferences & values. I apply an intersectional lens to promote cultural safety.
I provide individual, couples & family therapy to children, youth & adults. Deciding to seek therapy is an important step forward & I look forward to supporting you on your journey of personal growth. Whether you desire to make strides in your emotional, personal, social, or mental health, I will facilitate positive changes to improve your quality of life. I believe that safely & openly exploring your emotions in a positive & helpful environment is crucial. We will collaboratively create treatment plans & goals together, according to your unique needs, preferences & values. I apply an intersectional lens to promote cultural safety.
(289) 272-9509 View (289) 272-9509
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Louise Arbic
Registered Psychotherapist, CYC, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5W  (Online Only)
I want to collaborate with you, by creating a safe, non-judgmental space to identify your goals and strengths. I will introduce new skills to improve your interpersonal relationships, manage life stressors, grief, trauma, workplace struggles, anxiety, and low mood symptoms so that you can enjoy the life you’ve always wanted with confidence! We will build on your assets and develop a treatment plan that is personalized to your needs.
I want to collaborate with you, by creating a safe, non-judgmental space to identify your goals and strengths. I will introduce new skills to improve your interpersonal relationships, manage life stressors, grief, trauma, workplace struggles, anxiety, and low mood symptoms so that you can enjoy the life you’ve always wanted with confidence! We will build on your assets and develop a treatment plan that is personalized to your needs.
(289) 273-9458 View (289) 273-9458

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Number of Counsellors in Mississauga, ON

1,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Mississauga, ON who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
86% Self Esteem
83% Stress
82% Relationship Issues
76% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

76% Green Shield Canada
72% SunLife
68% Manulife

How Counsellors in Mississauga, ON see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% 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.