Therapists in Peterborough, ON

Photo of Canadian Family Health Counselling, Registered Psychotherapist in Peterborough, ON
Canadian Family Health Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BA, EHP
Verified Verified
Peterborough, ON K9H  (Online Only)
Who Are We? We are Counsellors and Educators. Emotional Health Practitioners have completed a two year training and internship, in addition to their prerequisite designations in Social Work, Psychology, or Health Sciences. We believe education to be the primary foundation for generating lasting changes in behaviour.
Who Are We? We are Counsellors and Educators. Emotional Health Practitioners have completed a two year training and internship, in addition to their prerequisite designations in Social Work, Psychology, or Health Sciences. We believe education to be the primary foundation for generating lasting changes in behaviour.
(705) 740-8360 View (705) 740-8360
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Chloe Hudson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Peterborough, ON K9H
Welcome! My approach as a counsellor is first and foremost to provide a safe space where you can feel comfortable sharing what brings you to seek therapy. Together we can work to explore these topics and develop realistic and attainable goals. We will create strategies and use tools that are tailored and personalized to best suit your needs. I will provide you with caring and judgement-free support in your counselling journey. I am dedicated to ensuring your therapy experience is a positive one. I am here for you throughout this journey, ensuring the care provided is accessible, effective, and affordable!
Welcome! My approach as a counsellor is first and foremost to provide a safe space where you can feel comfortable sharing what brings you to seek therapy. Together we can work to explore these topics and develop realistic and attainable goals. We will create strategies and use tools that are tailored and personalized to best suit your needs. I will provide you with caring and judgement-free support in your counselling journey. I am dedicated to ensuring your therapy experience is a positive one. I am here for you throughout this journey, ensuring the care provided is accessible, effective, and affordable!
(249) 523-4200 View (249) 523-4200
Photo of Michael Peddle - Pathways Therapy, Registered Psychotherapist in Peterborough, ON
Michael Peddle - Pathways Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, C Hyp
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peterborough, ON K9H  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You struggle and may have a trauma history with anxiety and other issues. You feel stuck and don't know what to do. Are you willing to engage in self-exploration and have a genuine desire to heal yourself at a deeper level? My clients have a strong need to heal these burdens and are willing to invest time, effort, and energy into their therapeutic journey. They are open to exploring the different parts of themselves, including the ones that may be difficult, uncomfortable, or holding the burdens of the trauma. If you've had enough of letting whatever happened to you RULE your life, then maybe we can talk.
You struggle and may have a trauma history with anxiety and other issues. You feel stuck and don't know what to do. Are you willing to engage in self-exploration and have a genuine desire to heal yourself at a deeper level? My clients have a strong need to heal these burdens and are willing to invest time, effort, and energy into their therapeutic journey. They are open to exploring the different parts of themselves, including the ones that may be difficult, uncomfortable, or holding the burdens of the trauma. If you've had enough of letting whatever happened to you RULE your life, then maybe we can talk.
(249) 202-2092 View (249) 202-2092
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Tyler Waterman
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP-PHC, CD, MN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Peterborough, ON K9H
I am a nurse practitioner and psychotherapist with over 15 years experience in mental health. I work with all ages and treat a variety of mental health conditions. I offer individual therapy along with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. I utilize a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities and employ an integrative approach with treatment. As a nurse practitioner, I can also provide a diagnosis, order diagnostic/laboratory testing and prescribe medication to manage symptoms.
I am a nurse practitioner and psychotherapist with over 15 years experience in mental health. I work with all ages and treat a variety of mental health conditions. I offer individual therapy along with a comprehensive psychiatric evaluation. I utilize a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities and employ an integrative approach with treatment. As a nurse practitioner, I can also provide a diagnosis, order diagnostic/laboratory testing and prescribe medication to manage symptoms.
(249) 559-0116 View (249) 559-0116
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Inner Alchemy Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Peterborough, ON K9J
Waitlist for new clients
Have you always had an alternative approach to lifestyle, relationship, or spirituality and wonder if you'll ever find a therapist who will "get" you? Are you struggling with anxiety, mood, ADHD, life transitions, grief or trauma? Tired of feeling stagnant and ready to take a leap to change? Reaching out for help is half the battle and together we will challenge you to heal, grow, and transform. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor, and have an MA in Counselling Psychology. I have 9 years' experience working in mental health, and am certified in virtual counselling.
Have you always had an alternative approach to lifestyle, relationship, or spirituality and wonder if you'll ever find a therapist who will "get" you? Are you struggling with anxiety, mood, ADHD, life transitions, grief or trauma? Tired of feeling stagnant and ready to take a leap to change? Reaching out for help is half the battle and together we will challenge you to heal, grow, and transform. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor, and have an MA in Counselling Psychology. I have 9 years' experience working in mental health, and am certified in virtual counselling.
(855) 748-6884 View (855) 748-6884
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Neuroshaping
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Peterborough, ON K9J
Our team offers cutting-edge services to improve your mental health and optimize your functioning. We can assess, diagnose, and treat many conditions that may adversely affect your well-being such as depression, anxiety, trauma, concussions, headaches, insomnia, and addictions. We believe that only by working with the whole person, body and mind, can true and lasting changes take place. We call our approach "neuroshaping," which is an application of the science of neuroplasticity. The neuroshaping services that we offer integrate psychotherapy, hypnosis, meditation, biofeedback, neurofeedback, and other evidence-based strategies.
Our team offers cutting-edge services to improve your mental health and optimize your functioning. We can assess, diagnose, and treat many conditions that may adversely affect your well-being such as depression, anxiety, trauma, concussions, headaches, insomnia, and addictions. We believe that only by working with the whole person, body and mind, can true and lasting changes take place. We call our approach "neuroshaping," which is an application of the science of neuroplasticity. The neuroshaping services that we offer integrate psychotherapy, hypnosis, meditation, biofeedback, neurofeedback, and other evidence-based strategies.
(249) 496-2149 View (249) 496-2149
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Tom Barwell
Registered Psychotherapist, BSc, RP
Verified Verified
Peterborough, ON K9J  (Online Only)
I work holistically with a broad range of people, and write regularly on the blog page of my own website at www.dyadtherapy.com. My practice is based on psychodynamic therapy, which involves listening intently and without judgement. I'm also trained in CBT. I help you explore issues and help to make sense of what we find together, putting feelings and thoughts into helpful contexts and insights.
I work holistically with a broad range of people, and write regularly on the blog page of my own website at www.dyadtherapy.com. My practice is based on psychodynamic therapy, which involves listening intently and without judgement. I'm also trained in CBT. I help you explore issues and help to make sense of what we find together, putting feelings and thoughts into helpful contexts and insights.
(249) 209-0261 View (249) 209-0261
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Susan Vande Kraats
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BA, BEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peterborough, ON K9H
We are all in need of a little help sometimes as conflicts in life are inevitable. These difficulties in various aspects of our lives can interfere with personal success, social and family relationships, and/or our own mental health. They can leave us feeling stuck, confused, overwhelmed, or even depressed. Together, with support and guidance, we can navigate these challenging situations. We can unpack your struggles and make positive changes to meet your goals through a therapeutic journey to re-healing and re-discovery. Throughout this journey you are the author of your own story and I will be there to support you.
We are all in need of a little help sometimes as conflicts in life are inevitable. These difficulties in various aspects of our lives can interfere with personal success, social and family relationships, and/or our own mental health. They can leave us feeling stuck, confused, overwhelmed, or even depressed. Together, with support and guidance, we can navigate these challenging situations. We can unpack your struggles and make positive changes to meet your goals through a therapeutic journey to re-healing and re-discovery. Throughout this journey you are the author of your own story and I will be there to support you.
(289) 512-2930 View (289) 512-2930
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Martin Art Therapy and Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MCAT, DVATI, PAT, CCC
Verified Verified
Peterborough, ON K9H
Waitlist for new clients
Realizing you have a problem that you can’t solve on your own is a brave first step for any person. Seeking out help and support is one of the toughest decisions to make. If you allow us to be a part of your journey, we will be here to support you & work with you to help you become the best version of yourself. In our years of specializing in trauma therapy and art therapy, I have seen people on various kinds of paths. Through tailoring my practice to meet the specific needs of every client, I can help you learn strategies to address your current difficulties and help you confidently create a better tomorrow.
Realizing you have a problem that you can’t solve on your own is a brave first step for any person. Seeking out help and support is one of the toughest decisions to make. If you allow us to be a part of your journey, we will be here to support you & work with you to help you become the best version of yourself. In our years of specializing in trauma therapy and art therapy, I have seen people on various kinds of paths. Through tailoring my practice to meet the specific needs of every client, I can help you learn strategies to address your current difficulties and help you confidently create a better tomorrow.
(249) 202-2310 View (249) 202-2310
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Stacey L Sanderson
Registered Psychotherapist, BSW, MA, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peterborough, ON K9H
There is a wide range of people I work with. Many of them are kind, naturally empathic and are seeking help with boundaries, clarity and reciprocity in their relationships. There is humor, shared stories, moments of deep understanding and connection. Most clients are seeking affirmation that they are 'ok' and that their feelings and experiences are human. We are so much more than what we perceive our problems are. My goal is that you leave the first session with hope, optimism and courage to learn about old patterns and make changes to your life and relationships.
There is a wide range of people I work with. Many of them are kind, naturally empathic and are seeking help with boundaries, clarity and reciprocity in their relationships. There is humor, shared stories, moments of deep understanding and connection. Most clients are seeking affirmation that they are 'ok' and that their feelings and experiences are human. We are so much more than what we perceive our problems are. My goal is that you leave the first session with hope, optimism and courage to learn about old patterns and make changes to your life and relationships.
(249) 500-4966 View (249) 500-4966
Photo of Karen Searle, Registered Social Worker in Peterborough, ON
Karen Searle
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Peterborough, ON K9H
Do you experience unwanted feelings, emotions, sensations, attitudes, or pains without necessarily being aware of the underlying causes of them? Do you experience ongoing symptoms of anxiety or depression? Have you faced the loss of a loved one or friend or suffered from an incident (divorce, car accident, an assault, etc.,) which continues to cause you ongoing emotional or physical pain? I use a client-centred approach to guiding clients in addressing and releasing unwanted emotional or behavioural after-effects of life events such as grief/loss, injuries, illness, relationship concerns and other painful life experiences.
Do you experience unwanted feelings, emotions, sensations, attitudes, or pains without necessarily being aware of the underlying causes of them? Do you experience ongoing symptoms of anxiety or depression? Have you faced the loss of a loved one or friend or suffered from an incident (divorce, car accident, an assault, etc.,) which continues to cause you ongoing emotional or physical pain? I use a client-centred approach to guiding clients in addressing and releasing unwanted emotional or behavioural after-effects of life events such as grief/loss, injuries, illness, relationship concerns and other painful life experiences.
(844) 402-2687 View (844) 402-2687
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Resilient Cactus Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MA can, RSW
Verified Verified
Peterborough, ON K9K  (Online Only)
My approach involves developing an understanding of your experience, relationships, and emotions - this often involves sharing the science behind what you are experiencing. Then we will work together to process your emotions and resolve them, which allows life to feel more manageable. Whether you have experience with therapy, are a new-comer, are chatty, or are unsure where to start, my conversational approach to therapy can help to get you unstuck and back on the road to mental wellness! Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, past traumas, or any other issue, there is hope! Contact me for a free phone consultation.
My approach involves developing an understanding of your experience, relationships, and emotions - this often involves sharing the science behind what you are experiencing. Then we will work together to process your emotions and resolve them, which allows life to feel more manageable. Whether you have experience with therapy, are a new-comer, are chatty, or are unsure where to start, my conversational approach to therapy can help to get you unstuck and back on the road to mental wellness! Whether you struggle with anxiety, depression, past traumas, or any other issue, there is hope! Contact me for a free phone consultation.
(343) 304-6357 View (343) 304-6357
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Mithila Ballal
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, MA, RP, R-DMT
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Peterborough, ON K9K  (Online Only)
Are you struggling right now? Are you feeling stuck? Are you feeling anxious? Are you grieving? Is it hard for you to reach out for help? Are you being heard or seen? Do you have supports in place? I am here to provide you a listening ear and support you by helping you set your goals and help you find coping strategies. The word 'therapy' can cause fear. We can work collaboratively to find what works best for you. My interventions will help you connect with your body and mind which will in turn help with your thoughts, feelings and body sensations.
Are you struggling right now? Are you feeling stuck? Are you feeling anxious? Are you grieving? Is it hard for you to reach out for help? Are you being heard or seen? Do you have supports in place? I am here to provide you a listening ear and support you by helping you set your goals and help you find coping strategies. The word 'therapy' can cause fear. We can work collaboratively to find what works best for you. My interventions will help you connect with your body and mind which will in turn help with your thoughts, feelings and body sensations.
(289) 768-7982 View (289) 768-7982
Photo of Tanya Kowalenko, Registered Psychotherapist in Peterborough, ON
Tanya Kowalenko
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MHSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peterborough, ON K9H  (Online Only)
Being human isn't always a walk in the park. Maybe you’re feeling numb and finding it difficult to connect with others. Maybe your mind is swirling with thoughts and you're feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you’re anxious and having a hard time finding solid ground. Or maybe you're dealing with the impact of past traumas. Whatever you’re experiencing, you don't have to walk it alone. I work with clients 18+ from a body-centred approach using a combination of Gestalt therapy and expressive art. My work is trauma-informed and a safe place for those who identify as non-binary and LGBTQIA+
Being human isn't always a walk in the park. Maybe you’re feeling numb and finding it difficult to connect with others. Maybe your mind is swirling with thoughts and you're feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you’re anxious and having a hard time finding solid ground. Or maybe you're dealing with the impact of past traumas. Whatever you’re experiencing, you don't have to walk it alone. I work with clients 18+ from a body-centred approach using a combination of Gestalt therapy and expressive art. My work is trauma-informed and a safe place for those who identify as non-binary and LGBTQIA+
(705) 243-3469 View (705) 243-3469
Photo of Hiseler, Kelly & Associates, Psychologist in Peterborough, ON
Hiseler, Kelly & Associates
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Peterborough, ON K9J
HISELER, KELLY & ASSOCIATES (HK&A) is a growing practice of mental health professionals. We provide psychological assessment, individual/group psychotherapy, and consultation for adults dealing with a variety of mental health concerns. This also includes specialized forensic psychology services for those in conflict with the law. We are a community of inspired, skilled, and dedicated clinicians who offer quality mental health services. Practitioners at HK&A are registered Psychologists and Social Workers who are qualified in offering a number of treatment modalities and evidenced-based approaches to help with your concerns.
HISELER, KELLY & ASSOCIATES (HK&A) is a growing practice of mental health professionals. We provide psychological assessment, individual/group psychotherapy, and consultation for adults dealing with a variety of mental health concerns. This also includes specialized forensic psychology services for those in conflict with the law. We are a community of inspired, skilled, and dedicated clinicians who offer quality mental health services. Practitioners at HK&A are registered Psychologists and Social Workers who are qualified in offering a number of treatment modalities and evidenced-based approaches to help with your concerns.
(249) 502-5847 View (249) 502-5847
Photo of Shelley L Hermer, Registered Social Worker in Peterborough, ON
Shelley L Hermer
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Peterborough, ON K9H
Adults, children, and their families are continuing to cope with tremendous stress since the pandemic, and this sometimes shows up in mood and anxiety issues that may not resolve on their own. You may have noticed an increase in concern for the mental well-being of yourself and those most important to you. Moreover, if you have experienced trauma, grief, family discord or other big life challenges, knowing what to do and how to heal gets overwhelming, no matter how recent these events occurred. Clients are typically looking to relieve emotional distress, resolve difficult circumstances, and find hope even when it seems far away.
Adults, children, and their families are continuing to cope with tremendous stress since the pandemic, and this sometimes shows up in mood and anxiety issues that may not resolve on their own. You may have noticed an increase in concern for the mental well-being of yourself and those most important to you. Moreover, if you have experienced trauma, grief, family discord or other big life challenges, knowing what to do and how to heal gets overwhelming, no matter how recent these events occurred. Clients are typically looking to relieve emotional distress, resolve difficult circumstances, and find hope even when it seems far away.
(249) 701-3549 View (249) 701-3549
Photo of Katherine Stewart Creative Psychotherapy, Registered Psychotherapist in Peterborough, ON
Katherine Stewart Creative Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RCAT, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Peterborough, ON K9H
Waitlist for new clients
Feeling stressed, unfocused, stuck or searching for a place to find your ground? I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to comprehend and express our thoughts and feelings. A therapeutic foundation can help to unlock personal insights, explore the self and, discover inner strengths. In a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental atmosphere, I provide place for you to untangle, reflect, transform and realign with yourself.
Feeling stressed, unfocused, stuck or searching for a place to find your ground? I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to comprehend and express our thoughts and feelings. A therapeutic foundation can help to unlock personal insights, explore the self and, discover inner strengths. In a safe, empathetic and non-judgemental atmosphere, I provide place for you to untangle, reflect, transform and realign with yourself.
(289) 216-6937 View (289) 216-6937
Photo of Deb Cockerton, Counsellor in Peterborough, ON
Deb Cockerton
Counsellor, BST, CYCP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Peterborough, ON K9J
I am now accepting clients for May appointments. I am able to provide behavioural as well as strength-based counselling for children and youth My activity-based learning introduces and reinforces the concepts in a non-threatening and engaging manner. I have over 40 years of experience with children and youth in schools, group homes, and community settings.
I am now accepting clients for May appointments. I am able to provide behavioural as well as strength-based counselling for children and youth My activity-based learning introduces and reinforces the concepts in a non-threatening and engaging manner. I have over 40 years of experience with children and youth in schools, group homes, and community settings.
(877) 331-6784 View (877) 331-6784
Photo of Michael McCarthy, Registered Social Worker in Peterborough, ON
Michael McCarthy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, MEd, RSW
Verified Verified
Peterborough, ON K9H
My ideal client is someone who senses that there is more to this life and is ready to reach for it. You may have tried other therapies, psychedelics, tried changing jobs or even changing relationships. You want more peace, joy, connection, and empowerment in your life. You need someone who will listen and empathize with you but also provide challenge and direction in service of your goals. You may also have the sense that traditional talk therapy doesn't work for you. You want to explore pathways to healing and change and are ready to face both the gold and the shadow within.
My ideal client is someone who senses that there is more to this life and is ready to reach for it. You may have tried other therapies, psychedelics, tried changing jobs or even changing relationships. You want more peace, joy, connection, and empowerment in your life. You need someone who will listen and empathize with you but also provide challenge and direction in service of your goals. You may also have the sense that traditional talk therapy doesn't work for you. You want to explore pathways to healing and change and are ready to face both the gold and the shadow within.
(647) 492-2767 View (647) 492-2767
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Jennifer Hilborn
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Peterborough, ON K9J  (Online Only)
Hello! The therapy that I offer focuses on working together to more deeply understand your experiences, struggles and symptoms. I believe that emotional growth stems from a secure, genuine and connected relationship, and therefore the fundamental focus of my work involves attending to and supporting the development of each unique therapeutic connection. I have worked for over 10 years as a clinician and researcher conducting psychological treatment. I now work teaching and supervising university undergraduate and graduate students in learning psychotherapy theory and skills.
Hello! The therapy that I offer focuses on working together to more deeply understand your experiences, struggles and symptoms. I believe that emotional growth stems from a secure, genuine and connected relationship, and therefore the fundamental focus of my work involves attending to and supporting the development of each unique therapeutic connection. I have worked for over 10 years as a clinician and researcher conducting psychological treatment. I now work teaching and supervising university undergraduate and graduate students in learning psychotherapy theory and skills.
(647) 557-6352 View (647) 557-6352

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Peterborough, ON

200+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Peterborough, ON who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
85% Depression
82% Self Esteem
82% Stress
80% Coping Skills
77% Relationship Issues
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

49% SunLife
48% Blue Cross
46% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Peterborough, ON see their clients

65% In Person and Online
35% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Peterborough?

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.