Therapists in Port Elgin, ON

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Kimberley Ann Wands
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
I am a registered clinical psychologist who provides assessment, treatment, and consultation to children, teens and adults. My areas of practice Include; cognitive difficulties, ADHD, anxiety disorders, individual or family counselling, depression, trauma and learning disorders. I have offices in Port Elgin and Owen Sound. I accept referrals from physicans, and also from patients, insurance companies, health care providers, and related professionals. I enjoy working collaboratively with other health care providers.
I am a registered clinical psychologist who provides assessment, treatment, and consultation to children, teens and adults. My areas of practice Include; cognitive difficulties, ADHD, anxiety disorders, individual or family counselling, depression, trauma and learning disorders. I have offices in Port Elgin and Owen Sound. I accept referrals from physicans, and also from patients, insurance companies, health care providers, and related professionals. I enjoy working collaboratively with other health care providers.
(226) 242-9658 View (226) 242-9658
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Mandy Kent: Anxiety. Parenting. Quirky Kids. Adhd Autism
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BKin, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Life can get complicated. We find ourselves experiencing its ebbs and flows: between struggle and joy, challenge and accomplishment, loss and finding new paths. Life can be messy, frustrating, and fun, from becoming a parent and raising a family or not (and maybe with a partner) to career and home commitments to parents getting older. Having an accepting, non-judgmental person to talk to about our experiences, fears, and hopes can be nourishing: a place to untangle thoughts, connect to ourselves, and find self-acceptance regardless of our neurotype.
Life can get complicated. We find ourselves experiencing its ebbs and flows: between struggle and joy, challenge and accomplishment, loss and finding new paths. Life can be messy, frustrating, and fun, from becoming a parent and raising a family or not (and maybe with a partner) to career and home commitments to parents getting older. Having an accepting, non-judgmental person to talk to about our experiences, fears, and hopes can be nourishing: a place to untangle thoughts, connect to ourselves, and find self-acceptance regardless of our neurotype.
(226) 756-0252 View (226) 756-0252
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Rebecca Brown
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
I know that asking for help is hard. I understand, I've been there too. My mission is to be there for you every step of your journey, and this means finding creative new ways to connect and work through challenges. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain and move forward to where you want to be in your life. I am offering traditional and exciting new ways to connect; either by phone, video or in an arena with horses. I truly believe there is a solution for every situation, and you have the answer within you. Let me help you discover your own power.
I know that asking for help is hard. I understand, I've been there too. My mission is to be there for you every step of your journey, and this means finding creative new ways to connect and work through challenges. My goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain and move forward to where you want to be in your life. I am offering traditional and exciting new ways to connect; either by phone, video or in an arena with horses. I truly believe there is a solution for every situation, and you have the answer within you. Let me help you discover your own power.
(226) 270-7174 View (226) 270-7174
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Sarah Silverthorn Nurse Psychotherapist
RN, BScN
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the immense stress in your life, unsure of how to handle it all? The weight of depression, anxiety, and hopelessness seems to grow heavier as you grapple with the challenges triggered by past traumas and current issues in your work and relationships. It's clear that this burden has become unsustainable, and you are looking for a way to break free from this overwhelming state, seeking relief and healing in the process.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the immense stress in your life, unsure of how to handle it all? The weight of depression, anxiety, and hopelessness seems to grow heavier as you grapple with the challenges triggered by past traumas and current issues in your work and relationships. It's clear that this burden has become unsustainable, and you are looking for a way to break free from this overwhelming state, seeking relief and healing in the process.
(249) 488-1957 View (249) 488-1957
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Karla R Lang
Registered Psychotherapist, BA Psyc, MAinMFT, RegCRPO
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Life isn’t always easy. We all go through times where we need support. If you are here, something in your life isn’t how you would like to be and you are looking for support to have it be different. Good for you! Change isn’t always easy but it’s always worth it when you are headed in the direction of who you are meant to be.
Life isn’t always easy. We all go through times where we need support. If you are here, something in your life isn’t how you would like to be and you are looking for support to have it be different. Good for you! Change isn’t always easy but it’s always worth it when you are headed in the direction of who you are meant to be.
(226) 406-5103 View (226) 406-5103
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Reena Baidwan - Light House Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H  (Online Only)
As we navigate the challenges of life, there are times we need a beacon of light for guidance. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflicts, parenting troubles, chronic health, or professional concerns, I can be that beacon for you. I work with individuals across Ontario from age 14+ to seniors. If you're looking for support, please reach out.
As we navigate the challenges of life, there are times we need a beacon of light for guidance. Whether you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, relationship conflicts, parenting troubles, chronic health, or professional concerns, I can be that beacon for you. I work with individuals across Ontario from age 14+ to seniors. If you're looking for support, please reach out.
(226) 887-1926 View (226) 887-1926
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Janet Sheldon
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
While the people in your life are important to you, you may feel unsettled in your relationships as you try to cope with having a lack of peace and contentment. You may also feel lonely and isolated as your relationships simply aren't thriving as you would hope. Self-doubt and a lack of confidence sometimes add to the weight of worry and sadness you may be experiencing. Finding it difficult to express your needs and wants, you feel at a loss, which can often lead to hurt, frustration, or anger. Your heart seeks connection, but it seems far from reach.
While the people in your life are important to you, you may feel unsettled in your relationships as you try to cope with having a lack of peace and contentment. You may also feel lonely and isolated as your relationships simply aren't thriving as you would hope. Self-doubt and a lack of confidence sometimes add to the weight of worry and sadness you may be experiencing. Finding it difficult to express your needs and wants, you feel at a loss, which can often lead to hurt, frustration, or anger. Your heart seeks connection, but it seems far from reach.
(226) 243-0379 View (226) 243-0379
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Rachel DeMarco
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
My name is Rachel and I am a Registered Social Worker with diverse experience providing counselling and support services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. I am passionate about building effective therapeutic relationships and approach my practice from a person-centered, culturally competent, trauma-informed lens. I work to help clients with a wide range of mental health concerns and behavioural concerns, as well as with processing and healing from trauma, developing healthy coping skills, and learning stress management techniques.
My name is Rachel and I am a Registered Social Worker with diverse experience providing counselling and support services for children, adolescents, adults, and seniors. I am passionate about building effective therapeutic relationships and approach my practice from a person-centered, culturally competent, trauma-informed lens. I work to help clients with a wide range of mental health concerns and behavioural concerns, as well as with processing and healing from trauma, developing healthy coping skills, and learning stress management techniques.
(519) 389-7078 View (519) 389-7078
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Jennifer Virtue - Anxiety And Addiction Specialist
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by addiction, you might find yourself battling not just the physical cravings but also the feelings of isolation, shame, and anxiety that so often accompany this struggle. I understand how these challenges can seep into every aspect of your life, affecting your relationships, your work, and how you view yourself. As someone specializing in withdrawal management and addiction treatment, I have dedicated my practice to helping individuals like you reclaim control and rediscover hope. Together, we can uncover and address the underlying issues, breaking the cycle that has held you back.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by addiction, you might find yourself battling not just the physical cravings but also the feelings of isolation, shame, and anxiety that so often accompany this struggle. I understand how these challenges can seep into every aspect of your life, affecting your relationships, your work, and how you view yourself. As someone specializing in withdrawal management and addiction treatment, I have dedicated my practice to helping individuals like you reclaim control and rediscover hope. Together, we can uncover and address the underlying issues, breaking the cycle that has held you back.
(226) 457-3605 View (226) 457-3605
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Counselling Bruce County
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Counselling Bruce County provides in-person counselling and psychotherapy sessions accessible for residents of Port Elgin, Southhampton, Kincardine and all of Bruce County. Virtual (online video) and phone sessions are available from the comfort of your own home across Ontario! ​ ​Coverage for therapy sessions is available with most insurance plans - just ask your provider if they cover MSW Social Work or RP Psychotherapist. We are a multi-therapist clinic, and guarantee there is a therapist to suit your specific need. All ages welcome! Bruce Power employees are covered! We specialize in children, teens and adults.
Counselling Bruce County provides in-person counselling and psychotherapy sessions accessible for residents of Port Elgin, Southhampton, Kincardine and all of Bruce County. Virtual (online video) and phone sessions are available from the comfort of your own home across Ontario! ​ ​Coverage for therapy sessions is available with most insurance plans - just ask your provider if they cover MSW Social Work or RP Psychotherapist. We are a multi-therapist clinic, and guarantee there is a therapist to suit your specific need. All ages welcome! Bruce Power employees are covered! We specialize in children, teens and adults.
(226) 840-6145 View (226) 840-6145
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Carol Alexander @ Psychotherapy for You
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H  (Online Only)
I am Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Psychotherapist. I work with adults, children, and families providing client centered, attachment focused interventions. My work is based in attachment theory, examining the relationships within your life. Your sense of belonging, and how you see yourself and the world depends greatly on your experiences in your family of origin. As a therapist and consultant, my area of focus in supporting families involves strengthening the parent child relationship. I coach parents to parent in a way that provides insight to their child's inner world while gaining an empathetic
I am Registered Clinical Counsellor and a Registered Psychotherapist. I work with adults, children, and families providing client centered, attachment focused interventions. My work is based in attachment theory, examining the relationships within your life. Your sense of belonging, and how you see yourself and the world depends greatly on your experiences in your family of origin. As a therapist and consultant, my area of focus in supporting families involves strengthening the parent child relationship. I coach parents to parent in a way that provides insight to their child's inner world while gaining an empathetic
(343) 801-4071 View (343) 801-4071
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Emily Anne Gaudreau
Psychiatric Nurse, RN
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Emily is a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist specializing in pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum concerns. She is especially equipped to help clients who have experienced infertility, pregnancy/infant loss, traumatic birth, stillbirth, depression/anxiety in pregnancy or in the postpartum. She has over 13 years in the health care system. She has worked in the ER, rural outpost, and all over Canada. She also worked as a midwife on Ontario for 5 years.
Emily is a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist specializing in pregnancy, labour, birth and postpartum concerns. She is especially equipped to help clients who have experienced infertility, pregnancy/infant loss, traumatic birth, stillbirth, depression/anxiety in pregnancy or in the postpartum. She has over 13 years in the health care system. She has worked in the ER, rural outpost, and all over Canada. She also worked as a midwife on Ontario for 5 years.
(226) 779-5817 View (226) 779-5817
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Jessica Marie Pietryszyn
Registered Social Worker, MSW, MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
As a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW, Jessica is a firm believer that clinical practitioners can empower their clients to become experts in their own mental health. She is a highly intuitive and insightful therapist with over 10 years of combined academic and diverse work experience in the therapeutic space. With a background in neuroscience, psychoeducation, equine studies, and anthropology, she works in collaboration with her clients to build and manifest workable skill sets, while helping them acquire new and different perspectives about their struggles.
As a Registered Social Worker with the OCSWSSW, Jessica is a firm believer that clinical practitioners can empower their clients to become experts in their own mental health. She is a highly intuitive and insightful therapist with over 10 years of combined academic and diverse work experience in the therapeutic space. With a background in neuroscience, psychoeducation, equine studies, and anthropology, she works in collaboration with her clients to build and manifest workable skill sets, while helping them acquire new and different perspectives about their struggles.
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Julia Peart
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MN, NP
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Are you white-knuckling your way through your life? If you are struggling with your mental health, getting access to proper treatment and haven't found a solution, I am here to help. Regardless of your diagnosis, I can offer support with psychotherapy, biofeedback, mind-body strategies, botanicals/nutraceuticals and medication prescriptions. Reach out and you will be happy you did.
Are you white-knuckling your way through your life? If you are struggling with your mental health, getting access to proper treatment and haven't found a solution, I am here to help. Regardless of your diagnosis, I can offer support with psychotherapy, biofeedback, mind-body strategies, botanicals/nutraceuticals and medication prescriptions. Reach out and you will be happy you did.
(226) 741-3905 View (226) 741-3905
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Wendy Gagne
Counsellor, PhD Can, OAMHP, CCPA
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Help for Couples and Parents. Couples Counselling, Parenting help, Couples' issues. Moving from Arguments to Agreement is my focus. ADHD help with a focus on creating a compliant, agreeable child and developing your parenting style. Helping ADHD Adults to improve relationships and progress in personal issues at work, home or with family. Anger help for adults. Specialized Trauma Counseling including helping First Responders, Veterans and more serious issues in Trauma.
Help for Couples and Parents. Couples Counselling, Parenting help, Couples' issues. Moving from Arguments to Agreement is my focus. ADHD help with a focus on creating a compliant, agreeable child and developing your parenting style. Helping ADHD Adults to improve relationships and progress in personal issues at work, home or with family. Anger help for adults. Specialized Trauma Counseling including helping First Responders, Veterans and more serious issues in Trauma.
(226) 270-0499 View (226) 270-0499
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Stef Wood (Psychotherapy For You)
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H  (Online Only)
Hi I am Stef! Nice to meet you! Starting a healing journey is a time of transition, but you don’t have to do it alone. If you have been searching for meaning and purpose in your everyday life, I can help support you in a variety of ways. I obtained my degree in counselling arts psychology, and my experience allows me to offer effective and individualized psychological care with a unique passion for mindfulness and the highly sensitive person. Before training as a therapist, I was first a mental health advocate, and I worked within the yoga and mindfulness community.
Hi I am Stef! Nice to meet you! Starting a healing journey is a time of transition, but you don’t have to do it alone. If you have been searching for meaning and purpose in your everyday life, I can help support you in a variety of ways. I obtained my degree in counselling arts psychology, and my experience allows me to offer effective and individualized psychological care with a unique passion for mindfulness and the highly sensitive person. Before training as a therapist, I was first a mental health advocate, and I worked within the yoga and mindfulness community.
(249) 703-5160 View (249) 703-5160
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Jenna McLeod
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
I offer support to individuals who are seeking assistance and investing in their personal growth and development. I hope to walk alongside you, to empower you to invest in your wellness as we explore your strengths, values and areas of growth. Topics of focus may include: depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, self-esteem and self-confidence, life transitions, career goals, adjusting to change, and loss. Through experiential cognitive and mindfulness exercises, we may explore your thought patterns, practice training your awareness and experiment with new coping skills.
I offer support to individuals who are seeking assistance and investing in their personal growth and development. I hope to walk alongside you, to empower you to invest in your wellness as we explore your strengths, values and areas of growth. Topics of focus may include: depression, anxiety, stress, relationships, self-esteem and self-confidence, life transitions, career goals, adjusting to change, and loss. Through experiential cognitive and mindfulness exercises, we may explore your thought patterns, practice training your awareness and experiment with new coping skills.
(647) 503-4864 View (647) 503-4864
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Diane Amanda Liska
Registered Psychotherapist, HBSc, MACP, RP, CYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Not accepting new clients
Everyday stress, overwhelming life events and/or trauma can have significant impacts on our mental and physical well-being. In an attempt to relieve this suffering, we may develop certain coping strategies over time. Although these coping strategies may be unhealthy or unhelpful in some way, they signify your strength and resilience. If you are having difficulties connecting with your own resiliency, or the intensity of your emotions feels too overwhelming to navigate on your own, finding support and guidance in a responsible therapeutic relationship is a good place to start.
Everyday stress, overwhelming life events and/or trauma can have significant impacts on our mental and physical well-being. In an attempt to relieve this suffering, we may develop certain coping strategies over time. Although these coping strategies may be unhealthy or unhelpful in some way, they signify your strength and resilience. If you are having difficulties connecting with your own resiliency, or the intensity of your emotions feels too overwhelming to navigate on your own, finding support and guidance in a responsible therapeutic relationship is a good place to start.
(226) 841-8220 View (226) 841-8220
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Lorna Grant
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Why not consider giving yourself the gift of awareness, kindness and long-lasting change? I practice with respect, mindfulness and compassion. I value emotional memories and honour inner wisdom and strength. My goal is to work with you to alleviate distress and build resilience. I work in partnership with you to develop tools and the practical "know how" to meet the current challenges of your life with calmness and confidence. We will also explore how past experiences are shaping current responses and how your brain can be "retrained" to react differently.
Why not consider giving yourself the gift of awareness, kindness and long-lasting change? I practice with respect, mindfulness and compassion. I value emotional memories and honour inner wisdom and strength. My goal is to work with you to alleviate distress and build resilience. I work in partnership with you to develop tools and the practical "know how" to meet the current challenges of your life with calmness and confidence. We will also explore how past experiences are shaping current responses and how your brain can be "retrained" to react differently.
(226) 243-0545 View (226) 243-0545
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Catharine M Crawford
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Waitlist for new clients
My goal is to create a safe environment for you to be able to share about what's important to you. Through a listening process, I will explore with you about what is holding you back from living a full and healthy life. We will be able to discuss the effect of your concerns upon you, your relationships, your work and your outlook. I am interested in how your past has contributed to your current scenario, and your view of the future. According to your needs, I employ Mindfulness and Self Compassion in Psychotherapy, DBT, ACT & CBT skills, Emotion-focused therapy & EMDR Therapy, including EMDR Flash Technique, and Flash Forward.
My goal is to create a safe environment for you to be able to share about what's important to you. Through a listening process, I will explore with you about what is holding you back from living a full and healthy life. We will be able to discuss the effect of your concerns upon you, your relationships, your work and your outlook. I am interested in how your past has contributed to your current scenario, and your view of the future. According to your needs, I employ Mindfulness and Self Compassion in Psychotherapy, DBT, ACT & CBT skills, Emotion-focused therapy & EMDR Therapy, including EMDR Flash Technique, and Flash Forward.
(226) 270-3727 View (226) 270-3727

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Port Elgin, ON

50+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Port Elgin, ON who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
88% Depression
78% Stress
76% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Green Shield Canada
55% Great-West Life
55% Manulife

How Counsellors in Port Elgin, ON see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Port Elgin?

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.