Therapists in Novar, ON

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Jennifer Miller
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Novar, ON P0A
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered psychotherapist and registered social worker. I have worked in the field of social work for over ten years. I have extensive experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship and attachment issues, etc. In addition to a master’s degree in counselling psychology, I also hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in both psychology and social work (specializing in Indigenous studies).
I am a registered psychotherapist and registered social worker. I have worked in the field of social work for over ten years. I have extensive experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship and attachment issues, etc. In addition to a master’s degree in counselling psychology, I also hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in both psychology and social work (specializing in Indigenous studies).
(249) 202-2080 View (249) 202-2080

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Roaming Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sundridge, ON P0A
Has life knocked you down? Life is rarely smooth sailing and sometimes, all you can do is row. There are some events that can shake us to our core. It's only human to feel discouraged and overwhelmed during those difficult times. Whether you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, going through a major life change, struggling with grief or seeking to process and heal from trauma, I am here to provide a safe space for rowing and will offer practical tools starting at our first session. Mes services sont aussi offerts en français.
Has life knocked you down? Life is rarely smooth sailing and sometimes, all you can do is row. There are some events that can shake us to our core. It's only human to feel discouraged and overwhelmed during those difficult times. Whether you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, going through a major life change, struggling with grief or seeking to process and heal from trauma, I am here to provide a safe space for rowing and will offer practical tools starting at our first session. Mes services sont aussi offerts en français.
(249) 802-8475 View (249) 802-8475
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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, MSW
Verified Verified
Burks Falls, ON P0A  (Online Only)
If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
(249) 487-0858 View (249) 487-0858
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Jonathon Collins
Registered Psychotherapist, DAC, BA, RP, OAMHP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Burks Falls, ON P0A
Hello, I am currently accepting new in-person and online clients. Working together, we can improve your coping skills, set healthy boundaries, and better regulate your emotions. Together we can develop ways to get the life you want by broadening insights to overcome challenges and plan what steps are needed to achieve your goals. For those with ADHD, I share additional guidance on proven behavioural approaches that will help you develop effective ways of working, learning and relating to others.
Hello, I am currently accepting new in-person and online clients. Working together, we can improve your coping skills, set healthy boundaries, and better regulate your emotions. Together we can develop ways to get the life you want by broadening insights to overcome challenges and plan what steps are needed to achieve your goals. For those with ADHD, I share additional guidance on proven behavioural approaches that will help you develop effective ways of working, learning and relating to others.
(249) 503-4475 View (249) 503-4475
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Sheryl Roy-Thomson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BFA, MACP
Verified Verified
South River, ON P0A
Finding balance amongst the pitfalls that life can throw at us can be challenging. Emotions, anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can quickly, and for some chronically, become overwhelming. Trauma, like your life experiences, is subjective and unique; as is the way one reacts to a stressful event. Some will struggle despite higher functioning, while others are challenged with basic daily tasks. You may find yourself desiring a sense of calm, clarity, and a more authentic fulfilling life. Having experience with some of life's challenges myself, I can provide you with understanding, expertise, and a genuine empathetic connection.
Finding balance amongst the pitfalls that life can throw at us can be challenging. Emotions, anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can quickly, and for some chronically, become overwhelming. Trauma, like your life experiences, is subjective and unique; as is the way one reacts to a stressful event. Some will struggle despite higher functioning, while others are challenged with basic daily tasks. You may find yourself desiring a sense of calm, clarity, and a more authentic fulfilling life. Having experience with some of life's challenges myself, I can provide you with understanding, expertise, and a genuine empathetic connection.
(249) 802-7445 View (249) 802-7445
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Binczak Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CSAT, CCAC, CCS-AC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sundridge, ON P0A  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a supportive outlet to address childhood issues, navigate traumatic events, manage anger spells, and alleviate feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, I invite you to explore healthier alternatives than the temporary relief found in alcohol, shopping sprees, or excessive consumption of adult content. If you've found yourself preoccupied with non-medical drug use or starting your day with a sweet treat to trigger a rush of dopamine, it may be time to examine these patterns. Discover how to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and explore the connection between your behaviours and past experiences.
Are you seeking a supportive outlet to address childhood issues, navigate traumatic events, manage anger spells, and alleviate feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, I invite you to explore healthier alternatives than the temporary relief found in alcohol, shopping sprees, or excessive consumption of adult content. If you've found yourself preoccupied with non-medical drug use or starting your day with a sweet treat to trigger a rush of dopamine, it may be time to examine these patterns. Discover how to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and explore the connection between your behaviours and past experiences.
(782) 821-5577 View (782) 821-5577
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Courtney Evans
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burks Falls, ON P0A
Hi there. I'm Courtney and I'm a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist. I specialize in anxiety, panic, health anxiety, as well as burnout and body image. My approach is curious and conversational, with a priority in you feeling safe. I'm trained in a number of different treatment modalities including DBT, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and CBT and use them to inform my work.
Hi there. I'm Courtney and I'm a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist. I specialize in anxiety, panic, health anxiety, as well as burnout and body image. My approach is curious and conversational, with a priority in you feeling safe. I'm trained in a number of different treatment modalities including DBT, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and CBT and use them to inform my work.
(249) 703-5226 View (249) 703-5226
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Brenda Tichler
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MCCP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dwight, ON P0A
Being human means experiencing a wide range of emotions which are often overwhelming and hard to manage. Society's rigid expectations can leave anyone feeling isolated and ashamed when their emotional responses don't fit the box. Emotional turmoil can severely impact relationships and self-perception, particularly after trauma, leading to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, or unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as addictions, self-harm, suicide, or disordered eating. I am here to reassure you that you're not alone in these struggles and to accompany you on your path to reclaiming control and fostering a positive self-view.
Being human means experiencing a wide range of emotions which are often overwhelming and hard to manage. Society's rigid expectations can leave anyone feeling isolated and ashamed when their emotional responses don't fit the box. Emotional turmoil can severely impact relationships and self-perception, particularly after trauma, leading to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, or unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as addictions, self-harm, suicide, or disordered eating. I am here to reassure you that you're not alone in these struggles and to accompany you on your path to reclaiming control and fostering a positive self-view.
(249) 523-3038 View (249) 523-3038

Online Therapists

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Healing Connections Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BA(Psy), MC, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1B
Do you have anxiety or pervasive negative thoughts that talk therapy doesn’t seem to help? Are you having flashbacks, nightmares or intrusive thoughts that you can’t seem to shake? Are your past experiences impacting the way you feel or the way you can connect with the people around you today? We have a team of trauma-informed psychotherapists that are ready to support you on your healing journey. We offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment and more!
Do you have anxiety or pervasive negative thoughts that talk therapy doesn’t seem to help? Are you having flashbacks, nightmares or intrusive thoughts that you can’t seem to shake? Are your past experiences impacting the way you feel or the way you can connect with the people around you today? We have a team of trauma-informed psychotherapists that are ready to support you on your healing journey. We offer Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR), Trauma Informed Stabilization Treatment and more!
(249) 490-8852 View (249) 490-8852
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hazenpsychotherapyservices
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, OSRP, TITC-CT, TITC-ST
Verified Verified
Orillia, ON L3V  (Online Only)
As a psychotherapist I am dedicated to improving the health and well being of my clients and it is my goal to make the therapeutic process as comfortable as possible. I work from a positive psychology perspective geared towards increasing confidence, self-esteem and helping you recognize your own individual strengths. By increasing your self awareness and addressing all aspects of yourself as a whole person, together we can shape the way you view your self and the experiences around you.
As a psychotherapist I am dedicated to improving the health and well being of my clients and it is my goal to make the therapeutic process as comfortable as possible. I work from a positive psychology perspective geared towards increasing confidence, self-esteem and helping you recognize your own individual strengths. By increasing your self awareness and addressing all aspects of yourself as a whole person, together we can shape the way you view your self and the experiences around you.
(289) 799-4375 View (289) 799-4375
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Katrina Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
Does life feel like a never-ending uphill battle? Do you grapple with feeling like things will never change, or find it tough just getting through each day? The issues that are affecting your life can manifest in various ways – anxiety, mood disorders, depression, relationship issues, grief, or feelings of low self-worth. This can be exhausting. I've encountered many individuals who've felt stuck, overwhelmed, or simply in need of understanding and guidance. From adults, children, teenager, couples, to families, every story is unique, and every challenge deserves its own tailored approach.
Does life feel like a never-ending uphill battle? Do you grapple with feeling like things will never change, or find it tough just getting through each day? The issues that are affecting your life can manifest in various ways – anxiety, mood disorders, depression, relationship issues, grief, or feelings of low self-worth. This can be exhausting. I've encountered many individuals who've felt stuck, overwhelmed, or simply in need of understanding and guidance. From adults, children, teenager, couples, to families, every story is unique, and every challenge deserves its own tailored approach.
(249) 294-3029 View (249) 294-3029
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Allison Jones
Registered Psychotherapist, MS, RP
Verified Verified
Bracebridge, ON P1L
Let me help you bring joy and connection back to your family! Parenting with the stresses and strains of modern family life can feel overwhelming, leaving us feeling uncertain, unprepared and exhausted. You are not alone! I am a Registered Psychotherapist with more than 20 years of experience working in the field of child and youth mental health. I have extensive training in providing assessment and treatment to individuals, children and families who are struggling with misbehaviour, emotion regulation, attachment difficulties, and the impact of trauma.
Let me help you bring joy and connection back to your family! Parenting with the stresses and strains of modern family life can feel overwhelming, leaving us feeling uncertain, unprepared and exhausted. You are not alone! I am a Registered Psychotherapist with more than 20 years of experience working in the field of child and youth mental health. I have extensive training in providing assessment and treatment to individuals, children and families who are struggling with misbehaviour, emotion regulation, attachment difficulties, and the impact of trauma.
(249) 202-5194 View (249) 202-5194
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Cassandra Eriksson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
I am passionate about supporting others in their pursuit of wellness. Establishing a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is the first step in assisting clients to develop and achieve their goals.
I am passionate about supporting others in their pursuit of wellness. Establishing a safe and trusting therapeutic relationship is the first step in assisting clients to develop and achieve their goals.
(249) 490-5450 View (249) 490-5450
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Jessica Videto
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pembroke, ON K8A
I am a client-centered, registered psychotherapist (qualifying) who has completed the Master of Arts and Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. In my practice, I work to build on the client’s natural resiliency, and aim to support them on their healing journey by meeting each person where they are at. Primarily, I work with clients who have dealt with various different traumas by using somatic therapy. I also support clients who are experiencing stress and burnout, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and those who are navigating life transitions as well as living with ADHD.
I am a client-centered, registered psychotherapist (qualifying) who has completed the Master of Arts and Counselling Psychology program at Yorkville University. In my practice, I work to build on the client’s natural resiliency, and aim to support them on their healing journey by meeting each person where they are at. Primarily, I work with clients who have dealt with various different traumas by using somatic therapy. I also support clients who are experiencing stress and burnout, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and those who are navigating life transitions as well as living with ADHD.
(343) 308-1639 View (343) 308-1639
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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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Patricia Burns
Verified Verified
Bracebridge, ON P1L
Personal relationships, anxiety/fear/depression and trauma are my main areas of interest. Each of these can negatively influence and impede us from making positive changes in our lives. It is my belief that our well being is founded, first and foremost, on empathetic, supportive, relationships. Therefore, our work together, whether one to one or with your partner or another family member, will in part, entail an exploration of patterns of behaviour, coping mechanisms and major life events that help answer the questions 'how did I get here?' and 'why do I feel so bad?'
Personal relationships, anxiety/fear/depression and trauma are my main areas of interest. Each of these can negatively influence and impede us from making positive changes in our lives. It is my belief that our well being is founded, first and foremost, on empathetic, supportive, relationships. Therefore, our work together, whether one to one or with your partner or another family member, will in part, entail an exploration of patterns of behaviour, coping mechanisms and major life events that help answer the questions 'how did I get here?' and 'why do I feel so bad?'
(855) 452-6502 View (855) 452-6502
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Enlightened Living Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Jungian Analyst Candidate. I am passionate about helping people heal their mind, body, and spirit. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavioural, Cognitive-Processing, Psychoanalytic, Somatic, and Spirituality Therapy frameworks in session. I utilize these therapeutic approaches to assist clients in gaining insight and skills to work with the thought patterns, behaviours, and situational factors which may be creating distress in lives. My hope is that my clients gain self-knowledge, self-compassion, and strategies to help they create the life they desire to live.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Jungian Analyst Candidate. I am passionate about helping people heal their mind, body, and spirit. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavioural, Cognitive-Processing, Psychoanalytic, Somatic, and Spirituality Therapy frameworks in session. I utilize these therapeutic approaches to assist clients in gaining insight and skills to work with the thought patterns, behaviours, and situational factors which may be creating distress in lives. My hope is that my clients gain self-knowledge, self-compassion, and strategies to help they create the life they desire to live.
(807) 907-0249 View (807) 907-0249
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Shauna Crawford Boone
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
Childhood is often thought of as a magical time. The reality is that many kids face problems that leave them feeling worried, scared, angry, sad or confused. This can be difficult and heart breaking for parents trying their best to connect with and support their child. Very often, despite a caregiver’s best effort to learn more and help solve the problem, a child’s response is “I don’t know”. Play therapy can help provide children with the tools they need to express their thoughts and explore their inner world.
Childhood is often thought of as a magical time. The reality is that many kids face problems that leave them feeling worried, scared, angry, sad or confused. This can be difficult and heart breaking for parents trying their best to connect with and support their child. Very often, despite a caregiver’s best effort to learn more and help solve the problem, a child’s response is “I don’t know”. Play therapy can help provide children with the tools they need to express their thoughts and explore their inner world.
(705) 242-5071 View (705) 242-5071
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Kristen Dormer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Orillia, ON L3V
Hi there, I'm Kristen! I offer counselling services to children, youth and adults. Lets create a circle of support that is (w)holistic, non-judgmental, and inclusive to your needs. We will create a space where you can explore yourself, your relationships, and how you want to heal. I am honoured to be on this journey with you, as I too have lived experiences of trauma and understand the complexities of navigating systems of healing. I'm an honest, down-to-earth, open therapist who wants to tag along this journey with you.
Hi there, I'm Kristen! I offer counselling services to children, youth and adults. Lets create a circle of support that is (w)holistic, non-judgmental, and inclusive to your needs. We will create a space where you can explore yourself, your relationships, and how you want to heal. I am honoured to be on this journey with you, as I too have lived experiences of trauma and understand the complexities of navigating systems of healing. I'm an honest, down-to-earth, open therapist who wants to tag along this journey with you.
(249) 294-3019 View (249) 294-3019
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Ephie Nicholson
Registered Social Worker, HBSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntsville, ON P1H
Life can throw unexpected turbulence and I believe we thrive when we learn to move with these challenges and focus on the small steps towards feeling better. I am motivated to help you find a path toward healing that works for you and at your own individual pace. I have worked to support those with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, neurodivergence, addictions, and other mental health conditions and experiences as well as those with daily stressors struggling with balancing life’s demands. I have worked with children, youth, adults, and seniors and can connect with those of all ages and stages.
Life can throw unexpected turbulence and I believe we thrive when we learn to move with these challenges and focus on the small steps towards feeling better. I am motivated to help you find a path toward healing that works for you and at your own individual pace. I have worked to support those with anxiety, depression, chronic illness, neurodivergence, addictions, and other mental health conditions and experiences as well as those with daily stressors struggling with balancing life’s demands. I have worked with children, youth, adults, and seniors and can connect with those of all ages and stages.

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Novar, ON

< 10

Counsellors in Novar, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Child
100% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

5 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Novar, ON see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Novar?

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.