Therapists in North Bay, ON

Photo of undefined - Ramsay Psychotherapy, CD, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Ramsay Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), CD, MACP
Verified Verified
North Bay, ON P1B
I view myself as a mental driving instructor. You are in the driver's seat while I help you to review your skills and make course corrections as necessary depending on your chosen destination. What does that look like? Well, you may need to get out of the fast lane and slow down for awhile. Or maybe you would benefit from parking at the side of the road to take stock of where you are, where do want to go, and how to get there. Whatever your mental health journey, I can help you to get back on course.
I view myself as a mental driving instructor. You are in the driver's seat while I help you to review your skills and make course corrections as necessary depending on your chosen destination. What does that look like? Well, you may need to get out of the fast lane and slow down for awhile. Or maybe you would benefit from parking at the side of the road to take stock of where you are, where do want to go, and how to get there. Whatever your mental health journey, I can help you to get back on course.
(249) 504-0282 View (249) 504-0282
Photo of Kevin Grant, BA, MACP, BEd, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Kevin Grant
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, BEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1A  (Online Only)
It’s not always easy....I get it! But you don’t have to feel trapped by emotional discomfort. Although there will always be the chance of facing difficult experiences, you can engage them with strength and resilience. Life is too precious to surrender to anxiety, depression, stress, and unhealthy relationships. I want to help you embrace well-being with purpose so you can live the life you want with confidence and joy. I want to help you discover that strength.
It’s not always easy....I get it! But you don’t have to feel trapped by emotional discomfort. Although there will always be the chance of facing difficult experiences, you can engage them with strength and resilience. Life is too precious to surrender to anxiety, depression, stress, and unhealthy relationships. I want to help you embrace well-being with purpose so you can live the life you want with confidence and joy. I want to help you discover that strength.
(289) 768-7006 View (289) 768-7006
Photo of Brigitte Lebel, BA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Brigitte Lebel
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified Verified
North Bay, ON P1B
Welcome and thank you for your interest in my professional services! My areas of expertise include grief and loss, gender, sex, and sexuality, parenting, pregnancy, and gender-based violence. ​
Welcome and thank you for your interest in my professional services! My areas of expertise include grief and loss, gender, sex, and sexuality, parenting, pregnancy, and gender-based violence. ​
(705) 475-6281 View (705) 475-6281
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Lori McCauley-Littlejohn
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1A  (Online Only)
Hello! Wachay! I'm a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) working virtually from North Bay, ON. I'm from Moosonee, ON, in Treaty 9 and a member of Fort Albany First Nation. I work with people ages 18+ across Ontario. My hope is to join you with empathy, curiosity, and gentleness as we explore your story, the influences playing a role in it, and what the next chapters of your story may entail. I intend to join you in a way that is collaborative and non-directive - you know yourself and your needs best, and I hope that together, we can co-create a therapeutic space that fits with where you're at in your healing journey.
Hello! Wachay! I'm a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) working virtually from North Bay, ON. I'm from Moosonee, ON, in Treaty 9 and a member of Fort Albany First Nation. I work with people ages 18+ across Ontario. My hope is to join you with empathy, curiosity, and gentleness as we explore your story, the influences playing a role in it, and what the next chapters of your story may entail. I intend to join you in a way that is collaborative and non-directive - you know yourself and your needs best, and I hope that together, we can co-create a therapeutic space that fits with where you're at in your healing journey.
(249) 802-8264 View (249) 802-8264
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A Meeting of Minds
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1A  (Online Only)
My name is Stacy Bremner. I have been in private practice for almost 20 years and I love what I do. I offer opportunities for self-discovery, healing and empowerment in a safe, accepting atmosphere.
My name is Stacy Bremner. I have been in private practice for almost 20 years and I love what I do. I offer opportunities for self-discovery, healing and empowerment in a safe, accepting atmosphere.
(249) 209-6171 View (249) 209-6171
Photo of Carmen Jelly Psychotherapy And Supervision, BA, MACP, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Carmen Jelly Psychotherapy And Supervision
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1B
I have been working in the mental health field for over 30 years. Would you like to feel better and become the best version of you? It's time to thrive, not just survive. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, overwhelm, addictions, trauma, grief, or difficult transitions. Sharing your story takes courage. We will explore your issues and concerns with curiosity and compassion. This is a deeply personal process, and my intention is that you will gain not only confidence and skills, but also the ability to create a meaningful and purposeful life. I offer both psychotherapy and clinical supervision for RP(Q) and RP's.
I have been working in the mental health field for over 30 years. Would you like to feel better and become the best version of you? It's time to thrive, not just survive. You may be experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, overwhelm, addictions, trauma, grief, or difficult transitions. Sharing your story takes courage. We will explore your issues and concerns with curiosity and compassion. This is a deeply personal process, and my intention is that you will gain not only confidence and skills, but also the ability to create a meaningful and purposeful life. I offer both psychotherapy and clinical supervision for RP(Q) and RP's.
(705) 304-2404 View (705) 304-2404
Photo of Christine Dodds, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Christine Dodds
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1B  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario with over 10 years experience. I have a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology, Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a Mental Health and Addiction Worker diploma. I have been trained in a variety of therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Strength-Based/Client-Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. My approach is to work from a non-oppressive/non-judgmental perspective, while encouraging clients to make their own life decisions.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario with over 10 years experience. I have a Master of Arts degree in Counselling Psychology, Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a Mental Health and Addiction Worker diploma. I have been trained in a variety of therapeutic interventions, including Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy, Emotionally Focused Therapy, Strength-Based/Client-Centered Therapy, and Solution Focused Therapy. My approach is to work from a non-oppressive/non-judgmental perspective, while encouraging clients to make their own life decisions.
(249) 209-5086 View (249) 209-5086
Photo of undefined - Blue Sky Psychotherapy and Counselling, PhD, MPs, BEd, RP, CCC, Registered Psychotherapist
Blue Sky Psychotherapy and Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MPs, BEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
North Bay, ON P1A
I am a compassionate and dedicated Registered Psychotherapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor. I view therapy as a process of guided self-exploration, which is best accomplished in a supportive and non-judgmental context. My role is to help you unravel the factors that contribute to your distress, identify barriers to change, and develop new ways of coping with your situation. I believe in empowering my clients to manage their difficulties by helping them build on their personal strengths and learn tools designed to meet their unique needs.
I am a compassionate and dedicated Registered Psychotherapist and Canadian Certified Counsellor. I view therapy as a process of guided self-exploration, which is best accomplished in a supportive and non-judgmental context. My role is to help you unravel the factors that contribute to your distress, identify barriers to change, and develop new ways of coping with your situation. I believe in empowering my clients to manage their difficulties by helping them build on their personal strengths and learn tools designed to meet their unique needs.
(705) 710-4402 View (705) 710-4402
Photo of Megan McKelvey, MACP, RP(Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Megan McKelvey
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1A  (Online Only)
Hello there and welcome! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) living in North Bay and offering virtual services throughout Ontario. I offer individual therapy for individuals aged 14 and up. I believe every client has a story that needs to be heard. My goal is to provide you with a nonjudgmental, empathetic space to tell that story, anchored by my core values of curiosity, authenticity, and autonomy. I view therapy as being deeply collaborative, so I believe in giving my clients the room to determine for themselves what they need from me. I aspire to hold space for and validate each client on their path to healing.
Hello there and welcome! I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) living in North Bay and offering virtual services throughout Ontario. I offer individual therapy for individuals aged 14 and up. I believe every client has a story that needs to be heard. My goal is to provide you with a nonjudgmental, empathetic space to tell that story, anchored by my core values of curiosity, authenticity, and autonomy. I view therapy as being deeply collaborative, so I believe in giving my clients the room to determine for themselves what they need from me. I aspire to hold space for and validate each client on their path to healing.
(249) 492-9934 View (249) 492-9934
Photo of undefined - Heads Up Psychotherapy, BA, MACP, BSP, PE, RP (Q), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Heads Up Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, BSP, PE, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1B
Accepting new clients! I use a person-centered, collaborative approach, placing a heavy emphasis on the individuality of each client and take a ‘no one size fits all approach.’ It’s important to realize that some interventions and approaches that work for some, may not work for others. I have a strong passion for assisting first responders, elite athletes and clients who have experienced trauma or have been diagnosed with PTSD. Often times when clients feel ‘stuck,’ the need to access and process lived experiences and the affects of these experiences (incl. avoidance) via talk therapy, Brainspotting or Prolonged Exposure is key.
Accepting new clients! I use a person-centered, collaborative approach, placing a heavy emphasis on the individuality of each client and take a ‘no one size fits all approach.’ It’s important to realize that some interventions and approaches that work for some, may not work for others. I have a strong passion for assisting first responders, elite athletes and clients who have experienced trauma or have been diagnosed with PTSD. Often times when clients feel ‘stuck,’ the need to access and process lived experiences and the affects of these experiences (incl. avoidance) via talk therapy, Brainspotting or Prolonged Exposure is key.
(249) 503-3605 View (249) 503-3605
Photo of undefined - First Step Men's Therapy, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1B  (Online Only)
Are you feeling disconnected to yourself, loved ones, or society? Do you question whether you are a good father, son, or partner? Do you feel angry, stuck, overwhelmed, powerless, guilty, or "not normal". Many men struggle with their mental health without seeking help or reaching out for support. Often, this struggle may lead to addiction, anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, suicidal ideation, poor relationships, grief, low self-esteem, or low self-worth. First Step Men's Therapy offers a safe, warm, and inviting space for men to heal, learn, and grow. Book a free consultation today by clicking the "Website" button to learn more.
Are you feeling disconnected to yourself, loved ones, or society? Do you question whether you are a good father, son, or partner? Do you feel angry, stuck, overwhelmed, powerless, guilty, or "not normal". Many men struggle with their mental health without seeking help or reaching out for support. Often, this struggle may lead to addiction, anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, suicidal ideation, poor relationships, grief, low self-esteem, or low self-worth. First Step Men's Therapy offers a safe, warm, and inviting space for men to heal, learn, and grow. Book a free consultation today by clicking the "Website" button to learn more.
(289) 301-8375 View (289) 301-8375
Photo of Mallory Weir, BHSc, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Mallory Weir
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BHSc, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1B
There are many different reasons why you might be seeking out guidance from a therapist. Maybe you’re at a place where you want to develop yourself in a particular area. Maybe you have experienced significant trauma. Or maybe you are going through a difficult transition, whether it was planned or not, and need help navigating it. Whatever might be happening in your life right now, I want you to know that I will help you each step of the way. Nothing is too small or too big to talk about. "Together, we will work on understanding the issue at hand and then we will work together to strive for the change you want to see in your life."
There are many different reasons why you might be seeking out guidance from a therapist. Maybe you’re at a place where you want to develop yourself in a particular area. Maybe you have experienced significant trauma. Or maybe you are going through a difficult transition, whether it was planned or not, and need help navigating it. Whatever might be happening in your life right now, I want you to know that I will help you each step of the way. Nothing is too small or too big to talk about. "Together, we will work on understanding the issue at hand and then we will work together to strive for the change you want to see in your life."
(249) 480-1164 View (249) 480-1164
Photo of Ashley Elliott Sunstrum, BA, MA, RP-Q, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Ashley Elliott Sunstrum
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA, RP-Q
Verified Verified
North Bay, ON P1B  (Online Only)
Ashley’s practice will focus on providing counselling with individuals who have experienced loss, suffered grief, trauma, anxiety, PTSD, and who continue to struggle with managing the challenges that day-to-day life presents. Ashley has training in evidence-based therapeutic approaches, however firmly believes that change is a personal experience and therefore, it is important that therapy be a collaborative experience.
Ashley’s practice will focus on providing counselling with individuals who have experienced loss, suffered grief, trauma, anxiety, PTSD, and who continue to struggle with managing the challenges that day-to-day life presents. Ashley has training in evidence-based therapeutic approaches, however firmly believes that change is a personal experience and therefore, it is important that therapy be a collaborative experience.
(249) 505-0468 View (249) 505-0468
Photo of Wendy Charland, DAC, BA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Wendy Charland
Registered Psychotherapist, DAC, BA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1B  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. I have been working in this field for over 18 years. My focus is on helping clients build healthy, secure relationship attachments, so they can feel happier and more closely connected to the important people in their lives. As we grow and change, we sometimes move in different life directions, or our interests may change, we may increasingly disagree, or have different opinions, when before, we mostly agreed. The next thing we know, it feels like we are growing apart and becoming more disconnected. It can be emotionally upsetting and worrisome to find ourself feeling alone, and distant.
Hello and welcome. I have been working in this field for over 18 years. My focus is on helping clients build healthy, secure relationship attachments, so they can feel happier and more closely connected to the important people in their lives. As we grow and change, we sometimes move in different life directions, or our interests may change, we may increasingly disagree, or have different opinions, when before, we mostly agreed. The next thing we know, it feels like we are growing apart and becoming more disconnected. It can be emotionally upsetting and worrisome to find ourself feeling alone, and distant.
(249) 559-0552 View (249) 559-0552
Photo of undefined - Imagine Life Solutions, BSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Imagine Life Solutions
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
North Bay, ON P1B
Telling your story is the beginning of transforming your wounds into well-being. If you are trapped by negative self-talk and old patterns, are feeling worthless and dissatisfied or are experiencing uncertainty, pain, grief and confusion about your life and your situation YOU are not alone. Many, if not most of us will feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, out of control, stuck or hopeless. It is a courageous move on your part to acknowledge that something about your situation needs to change if you are to experience joy and peace. Let's begin the journey towards wholeness as we explore the whole you.
Telling your story is the beginning of transforming your wounds into well-being. If you are trapped by negative self-talk and old patterns, are feeling worthless and dissatisfied or are experiencing uncertainty, pain, grief and confusion about your life and your situation YOU are not alone. Many, if not most of us will feel overwhelmed, anxious, depressed, out of control, stuck or hopeless. It is a courageous move on your part to acknowledge that something about your situation needs to change if you are to experience joy and peace. Let's begin the journey towards wholeness as we explore the whole you.
(249) 495-5281 View (249) 495-5281
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Charley Sharkey - The Journey Counselling And Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1A  (Online Only)
Life is hard. Choosing a therapist doesn't have to be. As a neurodivergent human trying to shimmy and shake my way through life, I often turn to humour to help lighten my thoughts while attempting to bring compassion and joy to the people around me. I am a firm believer that laughter is an essential medicine and should be a fundamental tool in the therapy space. At the age of 17 I had my first incredibly helpful experience with therapy, and since have committed to de-stigmatizing mental health ever since. As a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, I am passionate about offering a safe inclusive space to all people.
Life is hard. Choosing a therapist doesn't have to be. As a neurodivergent human trying to shimmy and shake my way through life, I often turn to humour to help lighten my thoughts while attempting to bring compassion and joy to the people around me. I am a firm believer that laughter is an essential medicine and should be a fundamental tool in the therapy space. At the age of 17 I had my first incredibly helpful experience with therapy, and since have committed to de-stigmatizing mental health ever since. As a member of the LGBTQIA2S+ community, I am passionate about offering a safe inclusive space to all people.
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Photo of Elizabeth Hepworth, MAABS, RP, OAMHP, Registered Psychotherapist
Elizabeth Hepworth
Registered Psychotherapist, MAABS, RP, OAMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1C  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in an unhealthy pattern and overwhelmed by your feelings? Are you looking to understand and move into a better relationship with yourself? I can help. I have been in private practice for 27 years and have helped thousands of individuals develop an intimate understanding of their emotions and then act and move forward. I have recently transitioned to an online platform and am accepting new clients. I like to educate my clients, and I understand therapy and growth are not easy, but neither is remaining in pain. You are not alone and do not need to know the answers; let's discover your next steps together.
Are you feeling stuck in an unhealthy pattern and overwhelmed by your feelings? Are you looking to understand and move into a better relationship with yourself? I can help. I have been in private practice for 27 years and have helped thousands of individuals develop an intimate understanding of their emotions and then act and move forward. I have recently transitioned to an online platform and am accepting new clients. I like to educate my clients, and I understand therapy and growth are not easy, but neither is remaining in pain. You are not alone and do not need to know the answers; let's discover your next steps together.
(855) 767-9075 View (855) 767-9075
Photo of Sydney McKnight, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Sydney McKnight
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1B  (Online Only)
If you can relate to feeling not quite yourself lately, you've come to the right place. I'm so glad you're here! Has it been hard to get out of bed, respond to messages, or find motivation for anything at all? Or has your anxiety been holding you back from participating fully in your life? First of all, know that you are not alone and second, that it does not have to be this way forever. Your experiences and emotions are valid and important no matter your age. You don’t have to feel stuck where you are. I know adolescence is a difficult, trying time with many stressors - I'm here to help guide you through it.
If you can relate to feeling not quite yourself lately, you've come to the right place. I'm so glad you're here! Has it been hard to get out of bed, respond to messages, or find motivation for anything at all? Or has your anxiety been holding you back from participating fully in your life? First of all, know that you are not alone and second, that it does not have to be this way forever. Your experiences and emotions are valid and important no matter your age. You don’t have to feel stuck where you are. I know adolescence is a difficult, trying time with many stressors - I'm here to help guide you through it.
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Photo of undefined - Bright Raven Psychotherapy and Consulting, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Bright Raven Psychotherapy and Consulting
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1A
Accepting new clients! Bright Raven is a group practice located in North Bay ON. The seasons of our lives can be peaceful or challenging; therapy may be beneficial at any point during your journey. There may be moments when we are met with life’s challenges and losses, where we question our decisions, worthiness and where we fit in relationships. Do you feel like you are unraveling, raw with your emotions, and uncertain about the future? Whatever brings you to therapy, know that your courage to seek help is the first step in getting better. We look forward to working with you as you explore yourself and reach your wellness goals.
Accepting new clients! Bright Raven is a group practice located in North Bay ON. The seasons of our lives can be peaceful or challenging; therapy may be beneficial at any point during your journey. There may be moments when we are met with life’s challenges and losses, where we question our decisions, worthiness and where we fit in relationships. Do you feel like you are unraveling, raw with your emotions, and uncertain about the future? Whatever brings you to therapy, know that your courage to seek help is the first step in getting better. We look forward to working with you as you explore yourself and reach your wellness goals.
(249) 501-9252 View (249) 501-9252
Photo of Kaelen Hepworth, BAH, OAMHP, Counsellor
Kaelen Hepworth
Counsellor, BAH, OAMHP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1B  (Online Only)
You may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unsupported or unheard. I am committed to co-creating a supportive environment where you can open up and experience your feelings, without judgement. As teens and young adults, we all need a place to discuss our emotions and thoughts freely, while also learning tools to manage our feelings and help to reduce the frequency of negative emotions. Therapy is challenging but you are not alone in this journey for your health. I treat the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative and joint effort to help improve your life.
You may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed, unsupported or unheard. I am committed to co-creating a supportive environment where you can open up and experience your feelings, without judgement. As teens and young adults, we all need a place to discuss our emotions and thoughts freely, while also learning tools to manage our feelings and help to reduce the frequency of negative emotions. Therapy is challenging but you are not alone in this journey for your health. I treat the therapeutic relationship as a collaborative and joint effort to help improve your life.
(249) 501-5251 View (249) 501-5251

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in North Bay, ON

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in North Bay, ON who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Stress
79% Coping Skills
76% Self Esteem
74% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% SunLife
49% First Nations Health Authority
46% Manulife

How Counsellors in North Bay, ON see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
11% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in North Bay?

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.