Therapists in Nepean, ON

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Kyli Robertson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G
Are you struggling to work through difficult emotions? I am a Registered Psychotherapist with in-depth education and experience counselling individuals who are struggling with personal and interpersonal difficulties. I focus on treating a variety of mental health concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, parenting and family struggles, bullying and grief. I am also passionate about working with aspiring, expecting, new and experienced parents through the various stressors and challenges of parenthood such as infertility, miscarriage, Postpartum Depression and family adjustment.
Are you struggling to work through difficult emotions? I am a Registered Psychotherapist with in-depth education and experience counselling individuals who are struggling with personal and interpersonal difficulties. I focus on treating a variety of mental health concerns including but not limited to: anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, parenting and family struggles, bullying and grief. I am also passionate about working with aspiring, expecting, new and experienced parents through the various stressors and challenges of parenthood such as infertility, miscarriage, Postpartum Depression and family adjustment.
(613) 704-0764 View (613) 704-0764
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Tara MacGillivray
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2H
For over 17 years, I have been working with individuals and families, walking beside them through challenging times and helping them to make positive changes in their lives. I enjoy helping people who have experienced all sorts of life challenges including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationships, separation/divorce, parenting, grief, and intimate partner violence. My work experience has provided me with a strong foundation for working with both children and adults. I help to empower my clients, building upon their already-existing strengths and helping them to heal their wounds.
For over 17 years, I have been working with individuals and families, walking beside them through challenging times and helping them to make positive changes in their lives. I enjoy helping people who have experienced all sorts of life challenges including but not limited to anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationships, separation/divorce, parenting, grief, and intimate partner violence. My work experience has provided me with a strong foundation for working with both children and adults. I help to empower my clients, building upon their already-existing strengths and helping them to heal their wounds.
(343) 341-8019 View (343) 341-8019
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Lorraine Jaksic
Marriage & Family Therapist, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2G
I work with individuals, couples and families of all cultural/spiritual backgrounds. I use an eclectic treatment approach to address anxiety, depression, anger, communication issues and relationship recovery, addictions, work/life balance, self-esteem, post-traumatic stress, career and many other issues. I believe that active listening is at the heart of effective therapy, and I work to help my clients find their own hidden strengths, empowering them to effectively resolve their issues. My personal life mission is to assist my clients in identifying solutions to the problems that prevent them from enjoying their lives to the fullest extent possible.
I work with individuals, couples and families of all cultural/spiritual backgrounds. I use an eclectic treatment approach to address anxiety, depression, anger, communication issues and relationship recovery, addictions, work/life balance, self-esteem, post-traumatic stress, career and many other issues. I believe that active listening is at the heart of effective therapy, and I work to help my clients find their own hidden strengths, empowering them to effectively resolve their issues. My personal life mission is to assist my clients in identifying solutions to the problems that prevent them from enjoying their lives to the fullest extent possible.
(613) 727-4455 View (613) 727-4455
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Brenda Verch
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2H
Insomnia. Are you tired of tossing and turning night after night, desperately searching for the elusive embrace of sleep? Tired of having to get up in the morning after a night of no sleep. Tired of hitting the snooze button over and over. You feel exhausted and irritable and fuzzy headed, worried about how you are going to get through the day. You're not alone. Insomnia can feel like a relentless adversary, leaving you drained, frustrated, and longing for relief. You have come to the right place to start the process of breaking free from the grip of insomnia and rediscovering the joy of restorative sleep.
Insomnia. Are you tired of tossing and turning night after night, desperately searching for the elusive embrace of sleep? Tired of having to get up in the morning after a night of no sleep. Tired of hitting the snooze button over and over. You feel exhausted and irritable and fuzzy headed, worried about how you are going to get through the day. You're not alone. Insomnia can feel like a relentless adversary, leaving you drained, frustrated, and longing for relief. You have come to the right place to start the process of breaking free from the grip of insomnia and rediscovering the joy of restorative sleep.
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Kelly McGuire
MA, CH
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G
Counsellor and Certified Hypnotherapist - Using kind and creative tools, I offer counselling and/or hypnotherapy for women experiencing anxiety, stress, fears, phobias, shame, guilt, loss of sense of self, grief, sadness, stressful transitions, relationship difficulties, panic, sleep disturbances and self esteem issues. After over 25 years of Counselling experience, I understand that when we are hurting, we have a deep need to feel heard and valued, while at the same time find relief and support. I am a proud member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association as well as the National Guild of Hypnotists.
Counsellor and Certified Hypnotherapist - Using kind and creative tools, I offer counselling and/or hypnotherapy for women experiencing anxiety, stress, fears, phobias, shame, guilt, loss of sense of self, grief, sadness, stressful transitions, relationship difficulties, panic, sleep disturbances and self esteem issues. After over 25 years of Counselling experience, I understand that when we are hurting, we have a deep need to feel heard and valued, while at the same time find relief and support. I am a proud member of the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association as well as the National Guild of Hypnotists.
(613) 704-5934 View (613) 704-5934
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Victoria Elaine Howarth
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G
How is fear impacting your life? From problems that make you feel paralyzed, to uncomfortable feelings that are difficult to identify, trying to figure it out on your own can be confusing and scary. These feelings can hinder your enjoyment of daily life and future plans. By learning to understand how ADHD, anxiety, or trauma is affecting you, you can begin to see your life in a new way. I offer a nonjudgmental therapeutic lens where you can feel safe to explore your patterns and past. I created Dune Psychotherapy to be a collaborative practice, where we work together to move towards an authentic version of yourself.
How is fear impacting your life? From problems that make you feel paralyzed, to uncomfortable feelings that are difficult to identify, trying to figure it out on your own can be confusing and scary. These feelings can hinder your enjoyment of daily life and future plans. By learning to understand how ADHD, anxiety, or trauma is affecting you, you can begin to see your life in a new way. I offer a nonjudgmental therapeutic lens where you can feel safe to explore your patterns and past. I created Dune Psychotherapy to be a collaborative practice, where we work together to move towards an authentic version of yourself.
(343) 305-1081 View (343) 305-1081
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Dr. Loretta Patterson
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2E
Please Note: I am only accepting therapy clients to work with my supervisee, Alexandra Matheson, who is candidate of Yorkville University's Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology. My doctoral training has been in evidence-based practice and my primary theoretical orientation is cognitive-behavioural, including exposure and response prevention therapy. I often integrate other therapeutic methods (i.e., emotionally focused therapy, and mindfulness) as my therapeutic approach is to work collaboratively with clients.
Please Note: I am only accepting therapy clients to work with my supervisee, Alexandra Matheson, who is candidate of Yorkville University's Masters of Arts in Counselling Psychology. My doctoral training has been in evidence-based practice and my primary theoretical orientation is cognitive-behavioural, including exposure and response prevention therapy. I often integrate other therapeutic methods (i.e., emotionally focused therapy, and mindfulness) as my therapeutic approach is to work collaboratively with clients.
(343) 341-5332 View (343) 341-5332
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Corrina Arsenault
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2E
Hello and welcome! Thank you for visiting my profile page! Over the years, I have been entrusted to support and guide many people in their respective journeys towards recovery, healing, and wellness. For this, I am deeply grateful. It is both rewarding and inspiring to bear witness to the triumphs of others over that which has been holding them back.
Hello and welcome! Thank you for visiting my profile page! Over the years, I have been entrusted to support and guide many people in their respective journeys towards recovery, healing, and wellness. For this, I am deeply grateful. It is both rewarding and inspiring to bear witness to the triumphs of others over that which has been holding them back.
(343) 304-6195 View (343) 304-6195
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Family/Individual Therapist & Relationship Coach
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, PgDip, MBA, OACCPP
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2J
Ade is a Clinical Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Relationship coach at the Mental Health Unit of Precision Medical Centre located in Barrhaven, Nepean. She holds a Master Degree in Counselling Psychology and Certified Clinician in REBT, CBT and Emotion Focus Therapy. She also a Faculty member of Centre for Rational and Cognitive Therapies, teaches, mentors and supervises graduating Masters degree students for College registration and completion of degree. She has years of experience working with all age group in mental health and relationship issues.
Ade is a Clinical Counsellor, Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Relationship coach at the Mental Health Unit of Precision Medical Centre located in Barrhaven, Nepean. She holds a Master Degree in Counselling Psychology and Certified Clinician in REBT, CBT and Emotion Focus Therapy. She also a Faculty member of Centre for Rational and Cognitive Therapies, teaches, mentors and supervises graduating Masters degree students for College registration and completion of degree. She has years of experience working with all age group in mental health and relationship issues.
(613) 703-0187 x226 View (613) 703-0187 x226
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Rabah Musa
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2J
I am here to offer compassionate support, both in-person and online, for individuals seeking assistance. As a BIPOC professional specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, stress management, and life transitions, I bring a wealth of experience and understanding to my work. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, drawing from positive psychology, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Attachment Theory to provide guidance and support on your therapeutic journey.
I am here to offer compassionate support, both in-person and online, for individuals seeking assistance. As a BIPOC professional specializing in trauma, anxiety, depression, addictions, stress management, and life transitions, I bring a wealth of experience and understanding to my work. My approach is rooted in evidence-based practices, drawing from positive psychology, Emotion-Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Attachment Theory to provide guidance and support on your therapeutic journey.
(343) 801-0198 View (343) 801-0198
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Alyssa Bonneville
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2J
I provide counselling and psychotherapy services to Individuals, Teens (12+), and Families. I work tirelessly to support my clients in achieving their goals and reducing their distress. I believe that the most fundamental step towards effective therapy is a strong and trusting relationship between the client and the therapist, therefore it is a top priority in the work I do. My overall goal is to facilitate a therapeutic process which empowers clients to find happiness, balance, health, and well-being.
I provide counselling and psychotherapy services to Individuals, Teens (12+), and Families. I work tirelessly to support my clients in achieving their goals and reducing their distress. I believe that the most fundamental step towards effective therapy is a strong and trusting relationship between the client and the therapist, therefore it is a top priority in the work I do. My overall goal is to facilitate a therapeutic process which empowers clients to find happiness, balance, health, and well-being.
(343) 801-0726 View (343) 801-0726
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Grafted Branches
Pre-Licensed Professional, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2J
Families created through adoption, fostering and donor-assisted reproduction and blended families have unique histories and experiences which differ from families created through birth alone. All have experienced losses and the trauma of broken birth bonds. These experiences can provoke conscious or unconscious feelings such as grief, anger and shame which have significant impacts on self-value, behaviours, relationships and intimacy. If you are a part of such a family, accessing & understanding your experience & grieving your losses, are necessary before personal change and deeper interpersonal connections can be made.
Families created through adoption, fostering and donor-assisted reproduction and blended families have unique histories and experiences which differ from families created through birth alone. All have experienced losses and the trauma of broken birth bonds. These experiences can provoke conscious or unconscious feelings such as grief, anger and shame which have significant impacts on self-value, behaviours, relationships and intimacy. If you are a part of such a family, accessing & understanding your experience & grieving your losses, are necessary before personal change and deeper interpersonal connections can be made.
(343) 306-4460 View (343) 306-4460
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Riffat Yusaf
Registered Psychotherapist, OAMHP, CHT, RP
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2H
I am passionate about my work in the field of Psychotherapy, and I take pride in providing compassionate, empathetic, non-judgemental and trusting therapeutic relationship throughout the process. I strive to empower individuals to overcome their personal emotional barriers to improve overall mental health and move on successfully.
I am passionate about my work in the field of Psychotherapy, and I take pride in providing compassionate, empathetic, non-judgemental and trusting therapeutic relationship throughout the process. I strive to empower individuals to overcome their personal emotional barriers to improve overall mental health and move on successfully.
(343) 805-0146 View (343) 805-0146
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Matthias Barter
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2J  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with your mental health, anxiety, anger or stress? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel like you’re barely getting by? Whether you’re feeling the pressure from something big in your life or a hundred small things, the result is often the same: losing hope, a lack of energy, and the feeling that you will never overcome this feeling of being stuck… But I’m here to tell you that you can! I draw from numerous psychotherapy approaches in my work, but my goal will always be to find the approach that works best for you.
Are you struggling with your mental health, anxiety, anger or stress? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you feel like you’re barely getting by? Whether you’re feeling the pressure from something big in your life or a hundred small things, the result is often the same: losing hope, a lack of energy, and the feeling that you will never overcome this feeling of being stuck… But I’m here to tell you that you can! I draw from numerous psychotherapy approaches in my work, but my goal will always be to find the approach that works best for you.
(343) 338-3159 View (343) 338-3159
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Kyle Kearnan
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2J
I appreciate that the hardest part of this journey is finding “your person.” Someone that you can trust will show up and be there for you . A person that makes you feel safe, heard, and accepted unconditionally. No matter what you are going through. To make starting as comfortable as possible, I provide a non-judgmental space for you to come in and be as open (and authentic) as you need to be. Completely free to express and uncover all your unconscious thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Allowing you to move past the deep layers of your trauma, fear, and pain. To a place where you can explore the deepest parts of who you truly are.
I appreciate that the hardest part of this journey is finding “your person.” Someone that you can trust will show up and be there for you . A person that makes you feel safe, heard, and accepted unconditionally. No matter what you are going through. To make starting as comfortable as possible, I provide a non-judgmental space for you to come in and be as open (and authentic) as you need to be. Completely free to express and uncover all your unconscious thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Allowing you to move past the deep layers of your trauma, fear, and pain. To a place where you can explore the deepest parts of who you truly are.
(343) 304-5686 View (343) 304-5686
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Robertson Therapy & Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G
Our team of therapists provide a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space to explore your struggles and move towards your goals. Our team brings a variety of experience and knowledge to their work to fit your personal goals. We work with individuals and couples and provide both in-person and virtual sessions. Visit our website at www.robertsontherapy.ca to book your first session.
Our team of therapists provide a safe, non-judgemental and supportive space to explore your struggles and move towards your goals. Our team brings a variety of experience and knowledge to their work to fit your personal goals. We work with individuals and couples and provide both in-person and virtual sessions. Visit our website at www.robertsontherapy.ca to book your first session.
(343) 304-6578 View (343) 304-6578
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Michelle Berezny Psychotherapy and Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Nepean, ON K2G
Are you worried about your child or adolescent? Is your child struggling to connect with peers, bullying others, or being bullied? Is your adolescent having difficulty managing his or her mood or anxiety? Are you having difficulty connecting as a family? Counselling can help to alleviate the pain and discomfort of these difficult experiences, while supporting you and your family to thoughtfully move forward by helping each member feel heard, understood, and connected once again.
Are you worried about your child or adolescent? Is your child struggling to connect with peers, bullying others, or being bullied? Is your adolescent having difficulty managing his or her mood or anxiety? Are you having difficulty connecting as a family? Counselling can help to alleviate the pain and discomfort of these difficult experiences, while supporting you and your family to thoughtfully move forward by helping each member feel heard, understood, and connected once again.
(613) 704-0849 View (613) 704-0849
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Maria Kristina Lamb
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I wholeheartedly respect and admire the choice you’ve made - by being here right now - to prioritize your mental health. Whether you’re proactively seeking support to maintain your overall well-being or because you’re ready to explore painful experiences, your mental health journey is worthy of attention and support and I’m happy you’re here. When we work together you'll be invited and empowered to bring all aspects of who you are and what you’re working through into our therapeutic relationship - you won’t need to hide anything.
Hello and welcome! I wholeheartedly respect and admire the choice you’ve made - by being here right now - to prioritize your mental health. Whether you’re proactively seeking support to maintain your overall well-being or because you’re ready to explore painful experiences, your mental health journey is worthy of attention and support and I’m happy you’re here. When we work together you'll be invited and empowered to bring all aspects of who you are and what you’re working through into our therapeutic relationship - you won’t need to hide anything.
(343) 700-1670 View (343) 700-1670
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Chantal Leger Counselling Clinic
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, RSW, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G
Chantal focuses on journeying with clients toward freedom, using empathy, and holding space for clients to explore areas of needed healing and growth. Chantal is an individual, couple, child, and family counsellor with areas of specialty in art therapy, children, and families. Chantal's approach to counselling is based on the Interpersonal Process Model and incorporates family and child therapy techniques: such as Sandtray and Art Therapy techniques. Chantal has obtained her MA in Counselling, Spirituality, and Psychotherapy, from Saint Paul University.
Chantal focuses on journeying with clients toward freedom, using empathy, and holding space for clients to explore areas of needed healing and growth. Chantal is an individual, couple, child, and family counsellor with areas of specialty in art therapy, children, and families. Chantal's approach to counselling is based on the Interpersonal Process Model and incorporates family and child therapy techniques: such as Sandtray and Art Therapy techniques. Chantal has obtained her MA in Counselling, Spirituality, and Psychotherapy, from Saint Paul University.
(343) 801-3272 View (343) 801-3272
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Mandie Robertson
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Nepean, ON K2G
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with extensive experience working with both individuals and couples who are struggling with personal and relational difficulties. I focus on treating a number of mental health concerns including, but not limited to: depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief, relationship struggles, parenting, and perinatal issues. I am also passionate about supporting individuals and couples experiencing difficulties and challenges related to family creation and parenthood such as infertility, miscarriage/stillbirth, infant loss, postpartum depression and anxiety, and family adjustment issues.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with extensive experience working with both individuals and couples who are struggling with personal and relational difficulties. I focus on treating a number of mental health concerns including, but not limited to: depression, stress, anxiety, trauma, self-esteem, grief, relationship struggles, parenting, and perinatal issues. I am also passionate about supporting individuals and couples experiencing difficulties and challenges related to family creation and parenthood such as infertility, miscarriage/stillbirth, infant loss, postpartum depression and anxiety, and family adjustment issues.
(613) 801-8556 View (613) 801-8556

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Nepean, ON

100+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Nepean, ON who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
88% Depression
88% Self Esteem
88% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
79% Coping Skills
76% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Blue Cross
54% Canada Life | Great-West Life
52% SunLife

How Counsellors in Nepean, ON see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Nepean?

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.