Therapists in Petawawa, ON

Photo of Dwayne Robert Rennick, Registered Social Worker in Petawawa, ON
Dwayne Robert Rennick
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Petawawa, ON K8H
Those seeking counselling do so at difficult and vulnerable times in their lives. With life issues ranging from relationship conflict, grief and loss and stressful life transition, to issues of lingering depression and anxiety; many issues can hold you back from moving forward in your personal life.
Those seeking counselling do so at difficult and vulnerable times in their lives. With life issues ranging from relationship conflict, grief and loss and stressful life transition, to issues of lingering depression and anxiety; many issues can hold you back from moving forward in your personal life.
(343) 339-9279 View (343) 339-9279
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Sol Fried
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RCC, RCT, CCC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Petawawa, ON K8H
Now offering trauma focused psychotherapy and EMDR in Petawawa. I provide counselling and therapy services to adolescents, adults, and seniors. As a person who has been deaf since early childhood, I have learned to speak and hear through the benefits of technology, including the cochlear implant. I am uniquely qualified to work with clients who identify as a person with a disability. As a person with a disability, I identify with life challenges and role model resilience, compassion, perseverance and hope. I am inclusive of all cultures, faiths, gender identities and sexual orientations.
Now offering trauma focused psychotherapy and EMDR in Petawawa. I provide counselling and therapy services to adolescents, adults, and seniors. As a person who has been deaf since early childhood, I have learned to speak and hear through the benefits of technology, including the cochlear implant. I am uniquely qualified to work with clients who identify as a person with a disability. As a person with a disability, I identify with life challenges and role model resilience, compassion, perseverance and hope. I am inclusive of all cultures, faiths, gender identities and sexual orientations.
(888) 627-6379 View (888) 627-6379
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Kelsey Parker
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Petawawa, ON K8H  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Not Currently Accepting New Clients. Does it feel like you’re failing everyone around you as you struggle to meet your own needs? You don’t feel like yourself anymore and it’s as if you’ve lost your sense of direction. You and your partner may be caught in a cycle of disagreements. You may find yourself quickly irritated and stressed. Your relationship may feel disconnected, communication may be difficult and you feel you've moved away from who you are and what your purpose is.
Not Currently Accepting New Clients. Does it feel like you’re failing everyone around you as you struggle to meet your own needs? You don’t feel like yourself anymore and it’s as if you’ve lost your sense of direction. You and your partner may be caught in a cycle of disagreements. You may find yourself quickly irritated and stressed. Your relationship may feel disconnected, communication may be difficult and you feel you've moved away from who you are and what your purpose is.
(343) 305-5585 View (343) 305-5585
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Julie Daechsel
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
Petawawa, ON K8H
Waitlist for new clients
We all have challenges in life. As a Registered Psychotherapist, I am committed to developing a treatment plan that is unique to your needs. By focusing on your well-being and mental strengths, we will work together to develop the tools you need through a variety of approaches, including EMDR, CBT, solution focused approaches, and narrative therapy.
We all have challenges in life. As a Registered Psychotherapist, I am committed to developing a treatment plan that is unique to your needs. By focusing on your well-being and mental strengths, we will work together to develop the tools you need through a variety of approaches, including EMDR, CBT, solution focused approaches, and narrative therapy.
(343) 700-6053 View (343) 700-6053
Photo of Rhonda Marshall, Registered Psychotherapist in Petawawa, ON
Rhonda Marshall
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Petawawa, ON K8H
Kudos for reaching out for help especially when mental health struggles can be painful and exhausting. I work with children, adolescents and adults, and I am eager to support you and your family with solution-focused services. Here you will find non-judgemental positive regard from a practitioner with an intimate awareness of trauma, anxiety, self-harm and narcissistic abuse. I encourage you to reach out so we can have a discussion about the available therapeutic approaches. I work with clients who struggle with grief, anxiety, depression, and abuse. I would like to hear your story and help you discover new ways of being.
Kudos for reaching out for help especially when mental health struggles can be painful and exhausting. I work with children, adolescents and adults, and I am eager to support you and your family with solution-focused services. Here you will find non-judgemental positive regard from a practitioner with an intimate awareness of trauma, anxiety, self-harm and narcissistic abuse. I encourage you to reach out so we can have a discussion about the available therapeutic approaches. I work with clients who struggle with grief, anxiety, depression, and abuse. I would like to hear your story and help you discover new ways of being.
(343) 339-5349 View (343) 339-5349
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Acorn to Oak Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Petawawa, ON K8H
Are you feeling overwhelmed and in need of a welcoming space? Acorn to Oak Therapy strives to give you a warm, non-judgemental atmosphere to work through what you are going through. Some of my most common experiences with clients has been working on issues such as anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and self-esteem.
Are you feeling overwhelmed and in need of a welcoming space? Acorn to Oak Therapy strives to give you a warm, non-judgemental atmosphere to work through what you are going through. Some of my most common experiences with clients has been working on issues such as anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, interpersonal effectiveness and self-esteem.
(343) 801-4623 View (343) 801-4623
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SoulScape Services: Psychotherapy & Wellness Hub
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BAHon, RP
Verified
Petawawa, ON K8H
Life is nothing short of amazing. It's amazing how much we can go through and live to tell about it. It's amazing how fast kids grow up and time flies, how angry a co-worker can make you, how much compassion we can seem to have for others when we struggle to offer any to ourselves. It's amazing how much we put on our plates when all we need is to rest. It's amazing how much we can long for understanding and connection and how much opportunity can be missed right in front of our eyes. It's amazing how short life is. It's also amazing how much we can learn in the time we have, and how little steps can amount to such massive change.
Life is nothing short of amazing. It's amazing how much we can go through and live to tell about it. It's amazing how fast kids grow up and time flies, how angry a co-worker can make you, how much compassion we can seem to have for others when we struggle to offer any to ourselves. It's amazing how much we put on our plates when all we need is to rest. It's amazing how much we can long for understanding and connection and how much opportunity can be missed right in front of our eyes. It's amazing how short life is. It's also amazing how much we can learn in the time we have, and how little steps can amount to such massive change.
(249) 500-5015 View (249) 500-5015
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Forging Forward Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RRP, TITC-CT
Verified
Petawawa, ON K8H
Counsellors at Forging Forward Counselling Services are with our clients on their journey, every step of the way! Our counsellor works with the client using approaches that foster self-determination and promote resiliency. We believe that people have a natural and intrinsic tendency to behave in effective and healthy ways. We understand that enduring recovery is an continuous process that requires a customizable treatment plan based on each client or group's specific needs.
Counsellors at Forging Forward Counselling Services are with our clients on their journey, every step of the way! Our counsellor works with the client using approaches that foster self-determination and promote resiliency. We believe that people have a natural and intrinsic tendency to behave in effective and healthy ways. We understand that enduring recovery is an continuous process that requires a customizable treatment plan based on each client or group's specific needs.
(343) 312-6828 View (343) 312-6828
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Erin Saunders
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BSocSci, RM, CNP, RYT
Verified
5 Endorsed
Petawawa, ON K8H
It’s common to resist difficult emotions or feel stuck and uncertain of how to make positive change. Thankfully, there are many ways to heal while also honouring the struggles we walk through. With an unwavering commitment to honouring each individual’s place in my practice, I provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for you to explore your experiences, become better acquainted with yourself, and find deeper meaning within your story.
It’s common to resist difficult emotions or feel stuck and uncertain of how to make positive change. Thankfully, there are many ways to heal while also honouring the struggles we walk through. With an unwavering commitment to honouring each individual’s place in my practice, I provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for you to explore your experiences, become better acquainted with yourself, and find deeper meaning within your story.
(365) 400-7591 View (365) 400-7591
Photo of Aaron Laye, Registered Social Worker in Petawawa, ON
Aaron Laye
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Petawawa, ON K8H
There may be times when your stress interferes with what you want in your life. You may be experiencing a mix of anxiety, panic, burnout, physical pain, sadness, anger or frustration with others and/or yourself. You may have noticed a pattern you're unhappy with or a specific situation that replays in your mind. The stress you're experiencing may be related to a difficult time in your past, your present, including injury, health anxiety, work or sport performance, anticipating the future, or a combination. It's not easy to reach out for help, so taking action by contacting a professional is you being courageous!
There may be times when your stress interferes with what you want in your life. You may be experiencing a mix of anxiety, panic, burnout, physical pain, sadness, anger or frustration with others and/or yourself. You may have noticed a pattern you're unhappy with or a specific situation that replays in your mind. The stress you're experiencing may be related to a difficult time in your past, your present, including injury, health anxiety, work or sport performance, anticipating the future, or a combination. It's not easy to reach out for help, so taking action by contacting a professional is you being courageous!
(289) 807-4902 View (289) 807-4902
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Connected Counselling —Affordable Expert Care
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Petawawa, ON K8H
Are you or a member of your family struggling with anxiety or low energy? Do you have anxiety or depression? Is your marriage or relationship in trouble, or do you need help coping with an affair or divorce? Is your most intimate relationship marred by conflict? Do you drink too much or struggle with substance abuse? My name is Adrienne and I lead our team of qualified social workers and psychotherapists, as well as fully supervised social work and psychotherapy interns. In therapy, we will work towards practical solutions that make your life better in tangible ways. Our goals for you are long-term healing and growth.
Are you or a member of your family struggling with anxiety or low energy? Do you have anxiety or depression? Is your marriage or relationship in trouble, or do you need help coping with an affair or divorce? Is your most intimate relationship marred by conflict? Do you drink too much or struggle with substance abuse? My name is Adrienne and I lead our team of qualified social workers and psychotherapists, as well as fully supervised social work and psychotherapy interns. In therapy, we will work towards practical solutions that make your life better in tangible ways. Our goals for you are long-term healing and growth.
(343) 312-6405 View (343) 312-6405
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Jessica Gledhill
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MEd
Verified
Petawawa, ON K8H
My passion lies in working with clients while utilizing a down to earth approach that values empathy and compassion. I believe in the inherent strength and resiliency of individuals and work to build upon that with the client to make changes and achieve goals. My overall aim is to assist the client in achieving a new found independence and confidence through empowerment and compassion.
My passion lies in working with clients while utilizing a down to earth approach that values empathy and compassion. I believe in the inherent strength and resiliency of individuals and work to build upon that with the client to make changes and achieve goals. My overall aim is to assist the client in achieving a new found independence and confidence through empowerment and compassion.
(343) 307-8186 View (343) 307-8186
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Jessica Videto
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, RP(Q)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Petawawa, ON K8H
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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Maria Yakovlev - SL Psychotherapy and Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Petawawa, ON K8H
Our struggles in life feel heavier and can be compounded by trying to navigate them alone. When we need help the most, having someone at your side who supports you can lighten the load. I am humbled to offer a listening ear and to be a person around whom many do not hesitate to be themselves and are comfortable sharing their deepest thoughts and struggles. I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for self-discovery and growth.
Our struggles in life feel heavier and can be compounded by trying to navigate them alone. When we need help the most, having someone at your side who supports you can lighten the load. I am humbled to offer a listening ear and to be a person around whom many do not hesitate to be themselves and are comfortable sharing their deepest thoughts and struggles. I believe that everyone deserves the opportunity for self-discovery and growth.
(343) 313-0240 View (343) 313-0240
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Laura Peters-McNeil
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Petawawa, ON K8H  (Online Only)
Hello & welcome. Is your mental load building? Maybe the weight of your loss or trauma feels incredibly heavy to carry and memories are confronting you in waves. You feel anxious, irritable and low in energy and you want someone to walk alongside your struggles with you in a warm, respectful, and skilled way. Through both personal & professional life experience, my deep-seated passion formed for helping people better understand their feelings and make sense of their pain & struggles. Listening with true empathy and attentiveness, I help people work through their stress & worries, depression, loss, moral injury, trauma & PTSD.
Hello & welcome. Is your mental load building? Maybe the weight of your loss or trauma feels incredibly heavy to carry and memories are confronting you in waves. You feel anxious, irritable and low in energy and you want someone to walk alongside your struggles with you in a warm, respectful, and skilled way. Through both personal & professional life experience, my deep-seated passion formed for helping people better understand their feelings and make sense of their pain & struggles. Listening with true empathy and attentiveness, I help people work through their stress & worries, depression, loss, moral injury, trauma & PTSD.
(343) 549-2886 View (343) 549-2886
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Deborah E Cooper
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified
3 Endorsed
Petawawa, ON K8H  (Online Only)
In addition to supporting clients through life transitions and challenges, I offer First Responder or a Trauma Exposed Professional a safe space to work through mental wellness with knowledgable mental health clinician who has also worked in the field. I have come to psychotherapy after having worked almost 20 years as a frontline paramedic and bring a unique perspective to both my First Responder and “civilian” clients. Working together we can maneuver this time of your life to create personal growth and satisfaction in a judgement free, inclusive environment.
In addition to supporting clients through life transitions and challenges, I offer First Responder or a Trauma Exposed Professional a safe space to work through mental wellness with knowledgable mental health clinician who has also worked in the field. I have come to psychotherapy after having worked almost 20 years as a frontline paramedic and bring a unique perspective to both my First Responder and “civilian” clients. Working together we can maneuver this time of your life to create personal growth and satisfaction in a judgement free, inclusive environment.
(343) 305-1086 View (343) 305-1086
Photo of Shira Smith Bloomfield (Chronic Pain | Hsp | Overwhelm | Burnout), Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Petawawa, ON
Shira Smith Bloomfield (Chronic Pain | Hsp | Overwhelm | Burnout)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BES, MACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Petawawa, ON K8H  (Online Only)
Maybe you’ve been to therapy or deep-dived online for answers, numerous times. You’re also a highly sensitive person, an empath who feels like you are drowning. You are a deep thinker and meaning maker. You have strong values. You struggle to control or feel your emotions, chronically overextend yourself, feel stuck, and experience overwhelm. You may also be in chronic pain or discomfort. You may be neurodiverse. This might look like people pleasing, goodism, overthinking, avoidance, low self-esteem, procrastination, over planning, or burnout. It’s common for this to cause difficulty in your relationships with friends and family.
Maybe you’ve been to therapy or deep-dived online for answers, numerous times. You’re also a highly sensitive person, an empath who feels like you are drowning. You are a deep thinker and meaning maker. You have strong values. You struggle to control or feel your emotions, chronically overextend yourself, feel stuck, and experience overwhelm. You may also be in chronic pain or discomfort. You may be neurodiverse. This might look like people pleasing, goodism, overthinking, avoidance, low self-esteem, procrastination, over planning, or burnout. It’s common for this to cause difficulty in your relationships with friends and family.
(289) 272-8539 View (289) 272-8539
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Resilient Roots Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
Petawawa, ON K8H
In today's world there are no shortage of issues, problems or challenges that are commonly experienced on any given day by countless folks. What is unique is how we each identify, experience and cope with or resolve them. It is our philosophy that all human beings are inherently resilient and were never meant to solely cope or deal with many of the issues, problems or challenges that they often take on alone. Sometimes you can't articulate what you are going through, don't know exactly what you need or want and don't know where to start or what to do and that is ok.
In today's world there are no shortage of issues, problems or challenges that are commonly experienced on any given day by countless folks. What is unique is how we each identify, experience and cope with or resolve them. It is our philosophy that all human beings are inherently resilient and were never meant to solely cope or deal with many of the issues, problems or challenges that they often take on alone. Sometimes you can't articulate what you are going through, don't know exactly what you need or want and don't know where to start or what to do and that is ok.
(343) 622-0110 View (343) 622-0110
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Jennifer Elizabeth Tiviluk
MACP, RP, CCC
1 Endorsed
Petawawa, ON K8H
Psychotherapy is my second career, and that makes me stronger as a therapist. That's because, in addition to my academic qualifications and clinical training, my own lived experiences as a daughter, a wife and mother, a student, an employee and an entrepreneur help me relate to my clients in so many meaningful ways. Clients relate to my sense of humour, empathy, and desire for growth as a person and as a therapist. And they value my ability to get to the root of the issue and expertise in both practical problem-solving and supporting clients' growth.
Psychotherapy is my second career, and that makes me stronger as a therapist. That's because, in addition to my academic qualifications and clinical training, my own lived experiences as a daughter, a wife and mother, a student, an employee and an entrepreneur help me relate to my clients in so many meaningful ways. Clients relate to my sense of humour, empathy, and desire for growth as a person and as a therapist. And they value my ability to get to the root of the issue and expertise in both practical problem-solving and supporting clients' growth.
(855) 979-7651 View (855) 979-7651
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Adrienne Carfagnini
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Petawawa, ON K8H
Not accepting new clients
I am a registered masters-level social worker with over fifteen years of experience working with military and civilian adults, children and families. I specialize in relationship counselling and sex therapy as well as individual trauma therapy, both in-person and from a PHIPPA-approved online platform in Pembroke, Ontario. I also have specialized training in working with polyamorous or otherwise open relationships. I am eager to work with those who identify as LGBTQ2IA+ and those who identify as non-binary/fluid/exploring in their gender identities. All faiths/traditions/orientations/lifestyles are WELCOME!
I am a registered masters-level social worker with over fifteen years of experience working with military and civilian adults, children and families. I specialize in relationship counselling and sex therapy as well as individual trauma therapy, both in-person and from a PHIPPA-approved online platform in Pembroke, Ontario. I also have specialized training in working with polyamorous or otherwise open relationships. I am eager to work with those who identify as LGBTQ2IA+ and those who identify as non-binary/fluid/exploring in their gender identities. All faiths/traditions/orientations/lifestyles are WELCOME!
(613) 707-7321 View (613) 707-7321

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Number of Counsellors in Petawawa, ON

20+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Petawawa, ON who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Life Transitions
82% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
77% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Medavie Blue Cross
57% Blue Cross
43% SunLife

How Counsellors in Petawawa, ON see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Petawawa?

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.