Therapists in Newcastle, ON

Photo of Sandra McGREGOR, Pre-Licensed Professional in Newcastle, ON
Sandra McGREGOR
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA Hon, BEd
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, ON L1B  (Online Only)
In times of despair, therapy is a courageous step towards healing and a testament to one's mental health. I believe in our intrinsic capacity for growth and in our ability to transform our lives. I am committed to co-creating an alliance that guides you on your journey toward a more authentic and fulfilling life. My study of Gestalt dates back over thirty years and is enriched by my teaching career, cultural immersion, and a deep connection to art and nature. When we co create a supportive and empathetic space to navigate the complexities of life, we increase self-awareness, access internal resources, and explore new ways of being.
In times of despair, therapy is a courageous step towards healing and a testament to one's mental health. I believe in our intrinsic capacity for growth and in our ability to transform our lives. I am committed to co-creating an alliance that guides you on your journey toward a more authentic and fulfilling life. My study of Gestalt dates back over thirty years and is enriched by my teaching career, cultural immersion, and a deep connection to art and nature. When we co create a supportive and empathetic space to navigate the complexities of life, we increase self-awareness, access internal resources, and explore new ways of being.
(289) 274-8526 View (289) 274-8526
Photo of Emma Zwegers, Registered Social Worker in Newcastle, ON
Emma Zwegers
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Newcastle, ON L1B
Waitlist for new clients
New client waitlist. When we become consumed by thoughts that we are not good enough, difficult memories, the unknowns of life, negative body image, and fall into a dark place, it can be challenging to find hopefulness and move forward as the best versions of ourselves. Finding answers to, “who am I?” and “what is important to me?”, while also navigating relationships, family, school, work, loss, and life transitions can be overwhelming, but you do not have to figure it all out alone. For 7 years I have specialized in supporting young people and adults manage mood and anxiety concerns, and work through life’s various challenges.
New client waitlist. When we become consumed by thoughts that we are not good enough, difficult memories, the unknowns of life, negative body image, and fall into a dark place, it can be challenging to find hopefulness and move forward as the best versions of ourselves. Finding answers to, “who am I?” and “what is important to me?”, while also navigating relationships, family, school, work, loss, and life transitions can be overwhelming, but you do not have to figure it all out alone. For 7 years I have specialized in supporting young people and adults manage mood and anxiety concerns, and work through life’s various challenges.
(365) 649-1755 View (365) 649-1755
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Newcastle Counselling - Lisa Adams
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Newcastle, ON L1B
I bring 17 years of experience supporting adults, families, children and youth who are experiencing a variety of mental health challenges. My open and accepting approach puts clients and their needs first, creating a positive counseling experience. I recognize the courage it takes to share your life experience and I will allow you to do so in a safe and caring environment.
I bring 17 years of experience supporting adults, families, children and youth who are experiencing a variety of mental health challenges. My open and accepting approach puts clients and their needs first, creating a positive counseling experience. I recognize the courage it takes to share your life experience and I will allow you to do so in a safe and caring environment.
(365) 800-6857 View (365) 800-6857
Photo of Candidar Oreko, Registered Social Worker in Newcastle, ON
Candidar Oreko
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Newcastle, ON L1B
Are you going through a transition in your life? Do you want something different for yourself or for your relationships? Are you having racing thoughts, worrying about the future, feeling stuck and don't know where to go? Having the courage to ask for help is the first step. Beginning therapy can be a daunting task but here you are. You have made that first step toward healing and sometimes; that one step is all it takes. My goal as a therapist is to empower adults and seniors with the skills to overcome anger, fear, grief, pain, trauma, anxiety and depression.
Are you going through a transition in your life? Do you want something different for yourself or for your relationships? Are you having racing thoughts, worrying about the future, feeling stuck and don't know where to go? Having the courage to ask for help is the first step. Beginning therapy can be a daunting task but here you are. You have made that first step toward healing and sometimes; that one step is all it takes. My goal as a therapist is to empower adults and seniors with the skills to overcome anger, fear, grief, pain, trauma, anxiety and depression.
(289) 271-1682 View (289) 271-1682
Photo of Gina King, Registered Social Worker in Newcastle, ON
Gina King
Registered Social Worker, CYW, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Newcastle, ON L1B
With over two decades as a dedicated Registered Social Worker, my passion is aiding individuals in navigating life's challenges and conquering mental health obstacles. If stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, or overwhelming emotions affect your daily functioning, reaching out is a courageous first step. Life's unexpected turns can affect well-being; within my supportive and compassionate space, we'll customize solutions to address your unique needs. Whether it's anxiety, depression, or feeling overwhelmed, I'm here to listen and guide you toward mental well-being.
With over two decades as a dedicated Registered Social Worker, my passion is aiding individuals in navigating life's challenges and conquering mental health obstacles. If stress, anxiety, depression, burnout, or overwhelming emotions affect your daily functioning, reaching out is a courageous first step. Life's unexpected turns can affect well-being; within my supportive and compassionate space, we'll customize solutions to address your unique needs. Whether it's anxiety, depression, or feeling overwhelmed, I'm here to listen and guide you toward mental well-being.
(365) 651-5547 View (365) 651-5547
Photo of Nacima Brown Psychotherapy, Registered Social Worker in Newcastle, ON
Nacima Brown Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Newcastle, ON L1B  (Online Only)
Life is filled with ebbs and flows, ups and downs, and it can be overwhelming at times. I know the last few years have not made it any easier for children, teens or parents. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Unheard? Depressed? Anxious? Are you feeling stressed at work, home, or school? Is your child or youth having challenges at school?
Life is filled with ebbs and flows, ups and downs, and it can be overwhelming at times. I know the last few years have not made it any easier for children, teens or parents. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Unheard? Depressed? Anxious? Are you feeling stressed at work, home, or school? Is your child or youth having challenges at school?
(289) 271-1720 View (289) 271-1720
Photo of Kelsey Rozema, Registered Psychotherapist in Newcastle, ON
Kelsey Rozema
Registered Psychotherapist, MC, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, ON L1B
Currently accepting new clients! Are you feeling stressed, stuck, or overwhelmed? Like everyone around you doesn't quite understand, or is too busy to listen? My name is Kelsey Rozema, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist who loves to work children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. I work with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management, burnout, life transitions, perfectionism, and self-esteem. If you want to take the reigns back from your anxiety, manage your stress, and move from surviving to thriving, I am here to support you.
Currently accepting new clients! Are you feeling stressed, stuck, or overwhelmed? Like everyone around you doesn't quite understand, or is too busy to listen? My name is Kelsey Rozema, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist who loves to work children, adolescents, and adults of all ages. I work with individuals struggling with depression, anxiety, stress management, burnout, life transitions, perfectionism, and self-esteem. If you want to take the reigns back from your anxiety, manage your stress, and move from surviving to thriving, I am here to support you.
(289) 301-7614 View (289) 301-7614
Photo of DaLissa Alzner, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Newcastle, ON
DaLissa Alzner
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ, MACP, BHSc, BSc
Verified
Newcastle, ON L1B
Relatability adds a significant layer of understanding when supporting clients on their therapeutic journey. As a first generation Canadian woman, member of the BIPOC community, oldest sibling, wife and mother, I have an appreciation for the complexities that contribute to our lived experiences. My client-centered approach to treatment allows the client to take the lead during their therapeutic journey, while I provide support and if necessary, the tools and interventions that may be required to accomplish your mental health goals.
Relatability adds a significant layer of understanding when supporting clients on their therapeutic journey. As a first generation Canadian woman, member of the BIPOC community, oldest sibling, wife and mother, I have an appreciation for the complexities that contribute to our lived experiences. My client-centered approach to treatment allows the client to take the lead during their therapeutic journey, while I provide support and if necessary, the tools and interventions that may be required to accomplish your mental health goals.
(289) 273-9729 View (289) 273-9729
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Jennifer Sprague
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, EXA, RP, BCN
Verified
3 Endorsed
Newcastle, ON L1B
I am a therapist and counselor with training in Neurofeedback, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Gestalt therapy, and the Expressive Arts. My approach is client-centered and I work with empathy and compassion to help my clients find new strategies when old patterns aren't working anymore. I have 20 years experience providing therapy and deep understanding to people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges and other life issues. In addition to my clinical skills, I have years of meditation practice and experience teaching the mindfulness skills that can reduce stress and generate a new perspective on life.
I am a therapist and counselor with training in Neurofeedback, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy, Gestalt therapy, and the Expressive Arts. My approach is client-centered and I work with empathy and compassion to help my clients find new strategies when old patterns aren't working anymore. I have 20 years experience providing therapy and deep understanding to people struggling with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges and other life issues. In addition to my clinical skills, I have years of meditation practice and experience teaching the mindfulness skills that can reduce stress and generate a new perspective on life.
(855) 974-4730 View (855) 974-4730
Photo of Lesia Lee, Registered Social Worker in Newcastle, ON
Lesia Lee
Registered Social Worker, BSC, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Newcastle, ON L1B  (Online Only)
People Start To Heal The Moment They Feel Heard - Cheryl Richardso. Congratulations on your first step in seeking support, YOU deserve it! As we know, life can get busy and at times it may be challenging to prioritize our mental health. However, it is of utmost importance to maintain a healthy mind. My hope is to offer you a safe and trusting space on this journey. I would like to extend my warm and empathetic support in working together to help you begin to feel better and stronger.
People Start To Heal The Moment They Feel Heard - Cheryl Richardso. Congratulations on your first step in seeking support, YOU deserve it! As we know, life can get busy and at times it may be challenging to prioritize our mental health. However, it is of utmost importance to maintain a healthy mind. My hope is to offer you a safe and trusting space on this journey. I would like to extend my warm and empathetic support in working together to help you begin to feel better and stronger.
(289) 207-7911 View (289) 207-7911
Photo of Christine Johansen, Registered Psychotherapist in Newcastle, ON
Christine Johansen
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, OAMHP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Newcastle, ON L1B
I am passionate about treating children, youth, and their families using approaches that are tailored to best meeting client’s unique needs and challenges. I am dedicated to meeting clients where they are at, and working with clients to create opportunity for them to be the person they want to be in life. I practice from a psychodynamic lens while including expressive arts and play therapy. It is a pleasure to be welcomed into a clients life, and be trusted with their experience, relationships and emotions. I take pride in offering a safe space for clients to explore these emotions freely, honestly and without judgment.
I am passionate about treating children, youth, and their families using approaches that are tailored to best meeting client’s unique needs and challenges. I am dedicated to meeting clients where they are at, and working with clients to create opportunity for them to be the person they want to be in life. I practice from a psychodynamic lens while including expressive arts and play therapy. It is a pleasure to be welcomed into a clients life, and be trusted with their experience, relationships and emotions. I take pride in offering a safe space for clients to explore these emotions freely, honestly and without judgment.
(289) 210-0581 View (289) 210-0581
Photo of Alexandra Sherlock, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Newcastle, ON
Alexandra Sherlock
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Newcastle, ON L1B
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling burnt out? Are you spending most of your time meeting the needs of others, while your needs go unmet? Do you find it is getting harder to be in social gatherings? Are you are having feelings of depression, anxiety, or unworthiness? If any of these statements sound familiar, please know that you are not alone and you do not have to navigate these experiences on your own. I offer a non-judgmental, validating space where you can process your lived experiences. I provide a space of reflection which can bring clarity and direction for your life.
Are you feeling burnt out? Are you spending most of your time meeting the needs of others, while your needs go unmet? Do you find it is getting harder to be in social gatherings? Are you are having feelings of depression, anxiety, or unworthiness? If any of these statements sound familiar, please know that you are not alone and you do not have to navigate these experiences on your own. I offer a non-judgmental, validating space where you can process your lived experiences. I provide a space of reflection which can bring clarity and direction for your life.
(289) 307-5177 View (289) 307-5177
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Matthew Fidler
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(q), MACP, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, ON L1B
Whether you're navigating anxiety, doubt, grief, or one of the many other struggles that life brings to you, it's important to to have healthy, adaptive supports in place. I particularly enjoy working with clients who would like to understand more about how they feel, how they think, and how they can learn, grow, and hopefully thrive in their circumstances.
Whether you're navigating anxiety, doubt, grief, or one of the many other struggles that life brings to you, it's important to to have healthy, adaptive supports in place. I particularly enjoy working with clients who would like to understand more about how they feel, how they think, and how they can learn, grow, and hopefully thrive in their circumstances.
(289) 278-6694 View (289) 278-6694
Photo of Stephanie Headrick, Pre-Licensed Professional in Newcastle, ON
Stephanie Headrick
Pre-Licensed Professional, BTH, MACP
Verified
Newcastle, ON L1B
Waitlist for new clients
Choosing to invite someone else into your story is often a vulnerable and challenging thing to do. My aim is to assist in creating a safe non-judgemental space for you to process your journey and the unique pieces that have been crafted together within it. I work with couples, adults, teens and children to support diverse needs including strengthening relationships, conflict resolution, connection, emotional regulation, anxiety, depression and much more. I want to say thank you for considering me to be a part of your journey it is a privilege and honour.
Choosing to invite someone else into your story is often a vulnerable and challenging thing to do. My aim is to assist in creating a safe non-judgemental space for you to process your journey and the unique pieces that have been crafted together within it. I work with couples, adults, teens and children to support diverse needs including strengthening relationships, conflict resolution, connection, emotional regulation, anxiety, depression and much more. I want to say thank you for considering me to be a part of your journey it is a privilege and honour.
(289) 212-6641 View (289) 212-6641
Photo of Jesse Dale, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Newcastle, ON
Jesse Dale
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified
2 Endorsed
Newcastle, ON L1B
I have experience working with young adults with behavioural and developmental concerns in a group-home setting. This experience helped me develop a philosophy of non-judgmental care and compassion. I utilize my background in literature to inform my therapeutic approach, seeking to help clients understand their own stories in new ways and write their next chapter. I believe in working collaboratively with clients in an empathetic environment that allows them to better understand themselves and their future direction.
I have experience working with young adults with behavioural and developmental concerns in a group-home setting. This experience helped me develop a philosophy of non-judgmental care and compassion. I utilize my background in literature to inform my therapeutic approach, seeking to help clients understand their own stories in new ways and write their next chapter. I believe in working collaboratively with clients in an empathetic environment that allows them to better understand themselves and their future direction.
(289) 809-5542 View (289) 809-5542
Photo of Clarington Total Wellness, Registered Psychotherapist in Newcastle, ON
Clarington Total Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Newcastle, ON L1B
Anyone who is reading this looking for support needs to be commended on their strength and courage in reaching out. My role is to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to have meaningful and insightful conversations about your feelings, and discuss problems openly and honestly. By having a safe and supportive space, together we can explore the challenges you are going through and set achievable goals and develop healthy effective coping strategies. When you create skills to deal with difficult situations it allows you to be your best self and to be able to work through future challenging situations.
Anyone who is reading this looking for support needs to be commended on their strength and courage in reaching out. My role is to provide a compassionate, non-judgmental space for you to have meaningful and insightful conversations about your feelings, and discuss problems openly and honestly. By having a safe and supportive space, together we can explore the challenges you are going through and set achievable goals and develop healthy effective coping strategies. When you create skills to deal with difficult situations it allows you to be your best self and to be able to work through future challenging situations.
(289) 301-8795 View (289) 301-8795
Photo of Hailey Dale (Collins), Registered Social Worker in Newcastle, ON
Hailey Dale (Collins)
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Newcastle, ON L1B
In this high-paced world, people don’t take the time to sit and talk things through – especially their problems. I’m a strong believer in the importance of talking through your problems in order to process them and gain an understanding of not only your challenges, but also what’s important to you, your strengths, and your goals. I balance my approach of processing through dialogue with my love for concrete, practical interventions and strategies. My goal as your therapist is always to provide a non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties while also providing practical strategies to meet your needs.
In this high-paced world, people don’t take the time to sit and talk things through – especially their problems. I’m a strong believer in the importance of talking through your problems in order to process them and gain an understanding of not only your challenges, but also what’s important to you, your strengths, and your goals. I balance my approach of processing through dialogue with my love for concrete, practical interventions and strategies. My goal as your therapist is always to provide a non-judgemental space for you to explore your difficulties while also providing practical strategies to meet your needs.
(289) 206-8649 View (289) 206-8649
Photo of Hailey Rutherford, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Newcastle, ON
Hailey Rutherford
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MSc, CRPO
Verified
2 Endorsed
Newcastle, ON L1B  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Inspired by my own transformative therapy journey, I am passionate about guiding others through their own self-development. Having worked with ages 4 - 74, I saw the importance of the family and how it affects children in the present but also affects everyone significantly in their adult life. I specialize in addressing emotional distress and anxieties caused by past experiences, relationship dynamics, and attachment patterns. My goal is to help individuals draw up their inner strength for healing, growth, and thriving in life and meaningful relationships. Together, we will navigate the path to self-discovery.
Accepting new clients! Inspired by my own transformative therapy journey, I am passionate about guiding others through their own self-development. Having worked with ages 4 - 74, I saw the importance of the family and how it affects children in the present but also affects everyone significantly in their adult life. I specialize in addressing emotional distress and anxieties caused by past experiences, relationship dynamics, and attachment patterns. My goal is to help individuals draw up their inner strength for healing, growth, and thriving in life and meaningful relationships. Together, we will navigate the path to self-discovery.
(289) 301-9571 View (289) 301-9571
Photo of Connie Cancellara, Registered Psychotherapist in Newcastle, ON
Connie Cancellara
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, CRPO, CCPA
Verified
9 Endorsed
Newcastle, ON L1B
Accepting New Clients! - Taking this first step is not easy, so I’d like to thank you for your bravery on wanting to show up for yourself today. As a team, we will navigate through some of your current challenges and to better understand your life story. My goal is to provide an empathetic, compassionate, and non-judgemental Safe Place while using approaches tailored to your needs for self-discovery. We'll work together in supporting and processing your struggles that may surround anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, postpartum, and any other areas that you'd like support with. No matter what, you will always feel validated.
Accepting New Clients! - Taking this first step is not easy, so I’d like to thank you for your bravery on wanting to show up for yourself today. As a team, we will navigate through some of your current challenges and to better understand your life story. My goal is to provide an empathetic, compassionate, and non-judgemental Safe Place while using approaches tailored to your needs for self-discovery. We'll work together in supporting and processing your struggles that may surround anxiety, depression, grief/loss, trauma, postpartum, and any other areas that you'd like support with. No matter what, you will always feel validated.
(289) 274-5317 View (289) 274-5317
Photo of Carla Abrams Counselling For Teens And Adults, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Newcastle, ON
Carla Abrams Counselling For Teens And Adults
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, BAA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Newcastle, ON L1B
Are you struggling? Feeling stuck? Does fear have a hold on you? Maybe you are feeling alone, lost, anxious or disconnected. Or maybe something just doesn't feel right. You are seeking some insight and some ways to connect to meaning, to yourself, and to others. What would it be like to be fully engaged in life? Pema Chödrön says “When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something”. The truth is, we all need help at times. With compassionate support, I will walk alongside you as we work on your life’s challenges so you may move forward with courage, confidence, and compassion.
Are you struggling? Feeling stuck? Does fear have a hold on you? Maybe you are feeling alone, lost, anxious or disconnected. Or maybe something just doesn't feel right. You are seeking some insight and some ways to connect to meaning, to yourself, and to others. What would it be like to be fully engaged in life? Pema Chödrön says “When things are shaky and nothing is working, we might realize that we are on the verge of something”. The truth is, we all need help at times. With compassionate support, I will walk alongside you as we work on your life’s challenges so you may move forward with courage, confidence, and compassion.
(289) 768-7201 View (289) 768-7201

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Newcastle, ON

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Newcastle, ON who prioritize treating:

96% Depression
96% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Self Esteem
84% Stress
76% Peer Relationships
68% School Issues

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Blue Cross
80% Desjardins
80% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Newcastle, ON see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Newcastle?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.