Therapists in Mount Elgin, ON

Photo of Adam Fath, Registered Psychotherapist in Mount Elgin, ON
Adam Fath
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Mount Elgin, ON N0J
In Person, or Online! Weekends, evenings & daytime availability! + Accepting New Clients! In-person appointments for those in South-west Oxford, Woodstock, Ingersoll, Tillsonburg, London and surrounding areas! I often work with clients who experience Anxiety, Depression, Burnout, Relationship issues (friendship or intimate) and mood-related concerns. If you feel like you are struggling with any of these issues, it's okay to ask for help and I would like the opportunity to see how I can be of help. Half of the battle is reaching out, and it looks like you have taken the first step. I offer a free consultation so we can meet and chat!
In Person, or Online! Weekends, evenings & daytime availability! + Accepting New Clients! In-person appointments for those in South-west Oxford, Woodstock, Ingersoll, Tillsonburg, London and surrounding areas! I often work with clients who experience Anxiety, Depression, Burnout, Relationship issues (friendship or intimate) and mood-related concerns. If you feel like you are struggling with any of these issues, it's okay to ask for help and I would like the opportunity to see how I can be of help. Half of the battle is reaching out, and it looks like you have taken the first step. I offer a free consultation so we can meet and chat!
(343) 307-0679 View (343) 307-0679

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Photo of Barbara Jancsar, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Mount Elgin, ON
Barbara Jancsar
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BEd, BMusA
Verified Verified
Woodstock, ON N4S
I value every opportunity to come alongside those who are struggling, working together to find a way through the difficult periods in their lives. It is my goal to help individuals explore ways to overcome personal challenges in order to look forward to the future with a sense of hope. At certain times in our lives we all need someone who will truly listen and accept us for who we are, and I offer that safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living the life you want.
I value every opportunity to come alongside those who are struggling, working together to find a way through the difficult periods in their lives. It is my goal to help individuals explore ways to overcome personal challenges in order to look forward to the future with a sense of hope. At certain times in our lives we all need someone who will truly listen and accept us for who we are, and I offer that safe place to explore the issues that may be preventing you from living the life you want.
(226) 243-1881 View (226) 243-1881
Photo of Kasi Shan: Prenatal & Postpartum Counselling, Registered Social Worker in Mount Elgin, ON
Kasi Shan: Prenatal & Postpartum Counselling
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Bright, ON N0J
Waitlist for new clients
As a new parent, you’re realizing that your mental health is in need of an overhaul. Things that you were able to push away, distract, or rationalize keep coming up back up (e.g. the birth trauma, your own childhood experiences, your prickly relationships). These painful reminders stop you from feeling fully present with your child. You’re distracted, triggered, and quickly overwhelmed. You want to begin parenting the right way, and that means finally addressing these emotional blocks. You want to feel more in control and like yourself again.
As a new parent, you’re realizing that your mental health is in need of an overhaul. Things that you were able to push away, distract, or rationalize keep coming up back up (e.g. the birth trauma, your own childhood experiences, your prickly relationships). These painful reminders stop you from feeling fully present with your child. You’re distracted, triggered, and quickly overwhelmed. You want to begin parenting the right way, and that means finally addressing these emotional blocks. You want to feel more in control and like yourself again.
(548) 490-1458 View (548) 490-1458
Photo of Tracy Crick-Butler, Registered Social Worker in Mount Elgin, ON
Tracy Crick-Butler
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, DMin
Verified Verified
Woodstock, ON N4S
Sometimes life hurts and we are uncertain how to move forward. Trauma, grief, life transitions, difficult relationships, and past experiences often leave us searching for healing and hope. We don’t want to do this work alone, and yet we don’t always know where to turn. In the therapeutic relationship you will be heard and seen. In my practice I use a holistic, person-centred approach where together we will build a respectful relationship that allows you to gain new skills, acquire knowledge that helps bring about change, and work toward your personal goals.
Sometimes life hurts and we are uncertain how to move forward. Trauma, grief, life transitions, difficult relationships, and past experiences often leave us searching for healing and hope. We don’t want to do this work alone, and yet we don’t always know where to turn. In the therapeutic relationship you will be heard and seen. In my practice I use a holistic, person-centred approach where together we will build a respectful relationship that allows you to gain new skills, acquire knowledge that helps bring about change, and work toward your personal goals.
(519) 860-0757 View (519) 860-0757
Photo of Kristen McFadden, Registered Social Worker in Mount Elgin, ON
Kristen McFadden
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ingersoll, ON N5C  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone should be able to feel that they have worth and are enough as they are in any given moment. My goal is to create a safe and nonjudgmental space to be able to work toward this knowledge, while exploring strengths you may have forgotten or don't know that you have. I believe in the importance of meeting people where they are at, and walking alongside them in their journey. I am a Registered Social Worker with over 5 years of clinical experience working with children, youth, and adults. I have worked closely with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, and who have experienced trauma.
Everyone should be able to feel that they have worth and are enough as they are in any given moment. My goal is to create a safe and nonjudgmental space to be able to work toward this knowledge, while exploring strengths you may have forgotten or don't know that you have. I believe in the importance of meeting people where they are at, and walking alongside them in their journey. I am a Registered Social Worker with over 5 years of clinical experience working with children, youth, and adults. I have worked closely with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, ADHD, ASD, and who have experienced trauma.
(226) 773-4361 View (226) 773-4361
Photo of Kate Bailey, Registered Social Worker in Mount Elgin, ON
Kate Bailey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Tillsonburg, ON N4G  (Online Only)
All stages of the parenting journey come with rewards and challenges. From fertility treatments to becoming a new parent, you might feel like you’re on a rollercoaster of emotions. You didn’t think it would be this hard and you’ve never felt so alone. Family members are stressing you out and you can’t shake the feeling that somehow you’re doing it all ‘wrong’. If you’re struggling with grief, loss, birth trauma, or defining yourself as a parent, counseling can help you start to feel like yourself again. With specialized training in perinatal mental health, I can offer you support wherever you are on your parenting journey.
All stages of the parenting journey come with rewards and challenges. From fertility treatments to becoming a new parent, you might feel like you’re on a rollercoaster of emotions. You didn’t think it would be this hard and you’ve never felt so alone. Family members are stressing you out and you can’t shake the feeling that somehow you’re doing it all ‘wrong’. If you’re struggling with grief, loss, birth trauma, or defining yourself as a parent, counseling can help you start to feel like yourself again. With specialized training in perinatal mental health, I can offer you support wherever you are on your parenting journey.
(437) 747-1903 View (437) 747-1903
Photo of Journey Well Health and Wellness, Registered Psychotherapist in Mount Elgin, ON
Journey Well Health and Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Woodstock, ON N4S
It is our hope for you to be able to walk along your path confidently and successfully. However, we realize that sometimes in order to journey well on that path we require support. Like a well along the path offering sustenance and rejuvenation, health and wellness services can offer a place to process, learn and grow, so that you can once again journey well. We work to create positive change and enhance physical and mental well-being through genuine connection.
It is our hope for you to be able to walk along your path confidently and successfully. However, we realize that sometimes in order to journey well on that path we require support. Like a well along the path offering sustenance and rejuvenation, health and wellness services can offer a place to process, learn and grow, so that you can once again journey well. We work to create positive change and enhance physical and mental well-being through genuine connection.
(226) 243-7178 View (226) 243-7178
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Sasha Cocarla
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodstock, ON N4V  (Online Only)
Currently accepting new clients (as of the week of April 15th, 2024)! My style and approach to therapy are influenced by a holistic understanding that we are a composite of our histories and experiences, the intersections of our identities, and socio-cultural understandings and systems. I am also a firm believer that therapy is a collaborative process of growth and discovery between the client and therapist, and while you are the true catalyst for change, it is an honour to be by your side throughout the journey.
Currently accepting new clients (as of the week of April 15th, 2024)! My style and approach to therapy are influenced by a holistic understanding that we are a composite of our histories and experiences, the intersections of our identities, and socio-cultural understandings and systems. I am also a firm believer that therapy is a collaborative process of growth and discovery between the client and therapist, and while you are the true catalyst for change, it is an honour to be by your side throughout the journey.
(289) 312-8907 View (289) 312-8907
Photo of Ellison Family, Individual & Couple's Counselling, Registered Social Worker in Mount Elgin, ON
Ellison Family, Individual & Couple's Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW, MBA
Verified Verified
Woodstock, ON N4S
You may be suffering from depression, anxiety, frustration, sadness, helplessness, or other issues... but don't give up! We all want some very basic elements in our lives. We want to be accepted, loved, cared for and supported for who we are and what we strive for. I can help you get there! My goal as a counsellor is to help you get to a better place in your life. I will bring my professional training, breadth of experience and a strong sense of empathy to bear in helping you. I strive to offer a positive, non-judgmental and relaxed atmosphere where there is no judgment, just understanding and help right now.
You may be suffering from depression, anxiety, frustration, sadness, helplessness, or other issues... but don't give up! We all want some very basic elements in our lives. We want to be accepted, loved, cared for and supported for who we are and what we strive for. I can help you get there! My goal as a counsellor is to help you get to a better place in your life. I will bring my professional training, breadth of experience and a strong sense of empathy to bear in helping you. I strive to offer a positive, non-judgmental and relaxed atmosphere where there is no judgment, just understanding and help right now.
(888) 817-0663 View (888) 817-0663
Photo of Philip Masson, Psychologist in Mount Elgin, ON
Philip Masson
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Woodstock, ON N4S  (Online Only)
My practice focuses on providing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to people struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and eating disorders. This evidence-based treatment approach provides you with an understanding of what keeps your difficulties going and offers strategies to address them. Within a confidential and non-judgmental setting, we will decide together on a treatment plan that will address your goals.
My practice focuses on providing cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) to people struggling with anxiety, depression, PTSD, and eating disorders. This evidence-based treatment approach provides you with an understanding of what keeps your difficulties going and offers strategies to address them. Within a confidential and non-judgmental setting, we will decide together on a treatment plan that will address your goals.
(519) 871-7445 View (519) 871-7445
Photo of Wendy Hawkins, Registered Social Worker in Mount Elgin, ON
Wendy Hawkins
Registered Social Worker, RP, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tillsonburg, ON N4G
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Social Work. She is a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and with the College of Nurses of Ontario (non-practising class). Wendy combines her past training and work experiences as a registered nurse and clinical social worker with psychotherapy. She assists others with emotional and psychological stressors that may play a role in the onset of burnout, chronic pain and illnesses. She has provided counselling in health care, centres, and homes for over 30 years.
Wendy holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a Master of Social Work. She is a member in good standing with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers, and with the College of Nurses of Ontario (non-practising class). Wendy combines her past training and work experiences as a registered nurse and clinical social worker with psychotherapy. She assists others with emotional and psychological stressors that may play a role in the onset of burnout, chronic pain and illnesses. She has provided counselling in health care, centres, and homes for over 30 years.
(226) 918-5097 View (226) 918-5097
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Ann E Eaves
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ingersoll, ON N5C
Everything that we do is a habit that developed based on our experiences in the past. From the moment we are born, we learn how to be in this world and how to be a person. When we are struggling or suffering, and some things are hard and challenging in our lives, whether it is anxiety, depression, trauma or addiction, or things we wish we could change, it’s because we've learned a way of being that is now a habit that can be hard to change. But we are whole, exactly as we are! The changes we make are in how we relate to the experiences and events in our lives and, most importantly, to ourselves.
Everything that we do is a habit that developed based on our experiences in the past. From the moment we are born, we learn how to be in this world and how to be a person. When we are struggling or suffering, and some things are hard and challenging in our lives, whether it is anxiety, depression, trauma or addiction, or things we wish we could change, it’s because we've learned a way of being that is now a habit that can be hard to change. But we are whole, exactly as we are! The changes we make are in how we relate to the experiences and events in our lives and, most importantly, to ourselves.
(226) 798-0909 View (226) 798-0909
Photo of Cobblestone Counselling Group, Registered Social Worker in Mount Elgin, ON
Cobblestone Counselling Group
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodstock, ON N4S
No Waitlists. We offer private In-person, phone and video Counselling and Psychotherapy services in Paris, Ontario. Are you struggling to understand and cope with challenges in your personal or professional life? Cobblestone Counselling and Psychotherapy group offers children, individuals, families and couples counselling. Like all services at Cobblestone, Counselling services are focused on treating people holistically. We see the person as a whole and employ a person centred, collaborative and integrative approach to counselling and therapy. Finding a therapist uniquely fitting to your needs is significant to us at Cobblestone.
No Waitlists. We offer private In-person, phone and video Counselling and Psychotherapy services in Paris, Ontario. Are you struggling to understand and cope with challenges in your personal or professional life? Cobblestone Counselling and Psychotherapy group offers children, individuals, families and couples counselling. Like all services at Cobblestone, Counselling services are focused on treating people holistically. We see the person as a whole and employ a person centred, collaborative and integrative approach to counselling and therapy. Finding a therapist uniquely fitting to your needs is significant to us at Cobblestone.
(519) 442-2237 View (519) 442-2237
Photo of Jodie Karpinski, Registered Social Worker in Mount Elgin, ON
Jodie Karpinski
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSWc, RSW
Verified Verified
Woodstock, ON N4V
Currently accepting new clients! Hello and a kind welcome to Jodie Karpinski Counselling Services! I want to extend my warmest greetings as you take the first step on your journey to well-being and personal growth. I want you to know that you are at the heart of everything we do. I own and operate a small caring practice with one mission in mind: to support our community through the provision of quality mental health services with minimal to no wait times. I believe that every individual has the capacity for positive change and personal transformation.
Currently accepting new clients! Hello and a kind welcome to Jodie Karpinski Counselling Services! I want to extend my warmest greetings as you take the first step on your journey to well-being and personal growth. I want you to know that you are at the heart of everything we do. I own and operate a small caring practice with one mission in mind: to support our community through the provision of quality mental health services with minimal to no wait times. I believe that every individual has the capacity for positive change and personal transformation.
(548) 490-2101 View (548) 490-2101
Photo of Jessica MacDonald, Registered Social Worker in Mount Elgin, ON
Jessica MacDonald
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Woodstock, ON N4S  (Online Only)
Offering VIRTUAL sessions ONTARIO wide. Accepting NEW clients for VIRTUAL appointments. People come to therapy for different reasons - facing life transitions, parenting stress, family tension, infertilely/miscarriage/pregnancy loss, workplace conflict, grief & loss, relationship breakdown, feeling unlike yourself or simply lost. Our health & wellbeing is greatly impacted by our sense of stress, emotions, thoughts and behaviours.
Offering VIRTUAL sessions ONTARIO wide. Accepting NEW clients for VIRTUAL appointments. People come to therapy for different reasons - facing life transitions, parenting stress, family tension, infertilely/miscarriage/pregnancy loss, workplace conflict, grief & loss, relationship breakdown, feeling unlike yourself or simply lost. Our health & wellbeing is greatly impacted by our sense of stress, emotions, thoughts and behaviours.
(437) 500-6380 View (437) 500-6380
Photo of Elyse Dodd, Registered Psychotherapist in Mount Elgin, ON
Elyse Dodd
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ingersoll, ON N5C
Hello! I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over 14 years of experience providing individual and group counselling services to a diverse, adult population. As an adjunct clinical professor, I supervised and trained junior colleagues and student therapists for over 5 years. Finding a therapist you "click with" is one of the best predictors of positive outcome in therapy. I value getting to know who you are aside from your presenting concerns and developing a genuine, human connection. Using evidence-based practice, I will pull from different models of therapy to tailor my approach to your specific needs and who you are as a person.
Hello! I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over 14 years of experience providing individual and group counselling services to a diverse, adult population. As an adjunct clinical professor, I supervised and trained junior colleagues and student therapists for over 5 years. Finding a therapist you "click with" is one of the best predictors of positive outcome in therapy. I value getting to know who you are aside from your presenting concerns and developing a genuine, human connection. Using evidence-based practice, I will pull from different models of therapy to tailor my approach to your specific needs and who you are as a person.
(226) 605-6390 View (226) 605-6390
Photo of Leanne Eby, Registered Social Worker in Mount Elgin, ON
Leanne Eby
Registered Social Worker, MSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodstock, ON N4S
Currently Accepting New Clients for Virtual Appointments Only. Do you suffer from feelings of anxiety, overwhelm, nervousness, racing thoughts, panic attacks, difficulty relaxing, exhaustion, or burn out? Having overcome my own struggle with anxiety as a young person, I have developed a strong passion for assisting others who are suffering from similar challenges. Let’s work together to transform your struggles into stepping stones, leading you towards a peaceful and empowered life. No challenge is too big or too small – I’m dedicated to helping you find your way and ensuring you no longer feel held back by your troubles.
Currently Accepting New Clients for Virtual Appointments Only. Do you suffer from feelings of anxiety, overwhelm, nervousness, racing thoughts, panic attacks, difficulty relaxing, exhaustion, or burn out? Having overcome my own struggle with anxiety as a young person, I have developed a strong passion for assisting others who are suffering from similar challenges. Let’s work together to transform your struggles into stepping stones, leading you towards a peaceful and empowered life. No challenge is too big or too small – I’m dedicated to helping you find your way and ensuring you no longer feel held back by your troubles.
(226) 778-2187 View (226) 778-2187
Photo of Dan Vervaecke, Registered Social Worker in Mount Elgin, ON
Dan Vervaecke
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodstock, ON N4S
Waitlist for new clients
I want to meet you where you are at. We all need a little help sometimes. I work hard to create a collaborative and empowering environment to adapt to whatever needs you present. I strive to offer an open minded and comfortable space. I am here to listen and provide a safe space to talk about any struggles you have. I offer individual, couples and family counselling. I am accepting new clients.
I want to meet you where you are at. We all need a little help sometimes. I work hard to create a collaborative and empowering environment to adapt to whatever needs you present. I strive to offer an open minded and comfortable space. I am here to listen and provide a safe space to talk about any struggles you have. I offer individual, couples and family counselling. I am accepting new clients.
(226) 320-7432 View (226) 320-7432
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Andrew Soave
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Ingersoll, ON N5C
Not accepting new clients
I work collaboratively with my clients to find ways to manage their problems, so they can get back to living a fulfilling life. I assist individuals who are struggling with anxiety and stress, motivation issues, feelings of sadness, social anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, workplace stress, chronic headaches, and concussion. I have worked in a variety of mental health agencies providing counselling to students, adults and individuals from different sociocultural backgrounds, gender expressions, sexual orientations and gender identities.
I work collaboratively with my clients to find ways to manage their problems, so they can get back to living a fulfilling life. I assist individuals who are struggling with anxiety and stress, motivation issues, feelings of sadness, social anxiety, relationship issues, family issues, workplace stress, chronic headaches, and concussion. I have worked in a variety of mental health agencies providing counselling to students, adults and individuals from different sociocultural backgrounds, gender expressions, sexual orientations and gender identities.
(226) 781-7273 View (226) 781-7273
Photo of Monica Trela in Mount Elgin, ON
Monica Trela
BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodstock, ON N4S
Children and adolescents want to feel understood, supported, and empowered to overcome their challenges. They desire acceptance, validation, and the tools necessary to navigate their world successfully. Ultimately, they seek happiness, fulfillment, and the opportunity to grow into confident, capable individuals. They want to be heard because their experiences, emotions, and perspectives are valid and important. By addressing their needs and goals, we can help them build a foundation for a brighter future.
Children and adolescents want to feel understood, supported, and empowered to overcome their challenges. They desire acceptance, validation, and the tools necessary to navigate their world successfully. Ultimately, they seek happiness, fulfillment, and the opportunity to grow into confident, capable individuals. They want to be heard because their experiences, emotions, and perspectives are valid and important. By addressing their needs and goals, we can help them build a foundation for a brighter future.
(226) 457-2372 View (226) 457-2372

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Mount Elgin, ON

< 10

Counsellors in Mount Elgin, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Other
100% Sleep or Insomnia
100% School Issues
100% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

3 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% BlueCross and BlueShield
100% Great-West Life
100% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Mount Elgin, ON see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Mount Elgin?

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.