Therapists in Port Sydney, ON

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Brenda Tichler
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MCCP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Sydney, ON P0B
Being human means experiencing a wide range of emotions which are often overwhelming and hard to manage. Society's rigid expectations can leave anyone feeling isolated and ashamed when their emotional responses don't fit the box. Emotional turmoil can severely impact relationships and self-perception, particularly after trauma, leading to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, or unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as addictions, self-harm, suicide, or disordered eating. I am here to reassure you that you're not alone in these struggles and to accompany you on your path to reclaiming control and fostering a positive self-view.
Being human means experiencing a wide range of emotions which are often overwhelming and hard to manage. Society's rigid expectations can leave anyone feeling isolated and ashamed when their emotional responses don't fit the box. Emotional turmoil can severely impact relationships and self-perception, particularly after trauma, leading to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, or unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as addictions, self-harm, suicide, or disordered eating. I am here to reassure you that you're not alone in these struggles and to accompany you on your path to reclaiming control and fostering a positive self-view.
(249) 523-3038 View (249) 523-3038
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Ivana Marjanovic
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Port Sydney, ON P0B
As most of my current clients, you have probably been feeling overwhelmed by your negative thoughts, frequently tired, anxious, stuck in the past, easily distracted, angry, unmotivated, and have been avoiding uncomfortable feelings. You may have contemplated contacting a therapist on more than one occasion to learn how to cope with these difficult feelings. Often, selecting a therapist and booking the intake appointment can be the most difficult step of a client's therapeutic process, but a necessary one to optimize your well-being.
As most of my current clients, you have probably been feeling overwhelmed by your negative thoughts, frequently tired, anxious, stuck in the past, easily distracted, angry, unmotivated, and have been avoiding uncomfortable feelings. You may have contemplated contacting a therapist on more than one occasion to learn how to cope with these difficult feelings. Often, selecting a therapist and booking the intake appointment can be the most difficult step of a client's therapeutic process, but a necessary one to optimize your well-being.
(226) 640-0788 View (226) 640-0788
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Birchwood Art Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, DKATI, RP
Verified Verified
Port Sydney, ON P0B
As an art therapist I use a creative approach towards your healing and growth. I work with women and youth managing a variety of issues with a focus on anxiety, stress, burnout, perfectionism, grief and loss, and life transitions. I understand that participating in art therapy can feel like a difficult process. My goal is to create an environment for that feels safe, non-judgmental where you can feel comfortable enough sharing with me and where we can work together to move towards your goals. I want my clients to feel empowered in their healing process.
As an art therapist I use a creative approach towards your healing and growth. I work with women and youth managing a variety of issues with a focus on anxiety, stress, burnout, perfectionism, grief and loss, and life transitions. I understand that participating in art therapy can feel like a difficult process. My goal is to create an environment for that feels safe, non-judgmental where you can feel comfortable enough sharing with me and where we can work together to move towards your goals. I want my clients to feel empowered in their healing process.
(249) 503-3762 View (249) 503-3762

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Anna C Nuedling
Registered Social Worker, MACP, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bracebridge, ON P1L
I am a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with 25 years of clinical experience. The decision to seek help is a courageous step, whether you are looking for change for yourself, or your child and family. Together we will build a safe and secure relationship, which becomes the basis for addressing challenges, difficult life events, trauma, relationship issues and other difficulties you wish to work on. I use a variety of therapy approaches (EMDR, Natural Processing, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and Inner Family Systems) to ensure that our sessions meet your needs and goals, and that you feel safe and supported.
I am a Registered Social Worker & Psychotherapist with 25 years of clinical experience. The decision to seek help is a courageous step, whether you are looking for change for yourself, or your child and family. Together we will build a safe and secure relationship, which becomes the basis for addressing challenges, difficult life events, trauma, relationship issues and other difficulties you wish to work on. I use a variety of therapy approaches (EMDR, Natural Processing, CBT, Narrative Therapy, Attachment Therapy, and Inner Family Systems) to ensure that our sessions meet your needs and goals, and that you feel safe and supported.
(249) 493-6445 View (249) 493-6445
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Enlightened Living Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Bracebridge, ON P1L
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Jungian Analyst Candidate. I am passionate about helping people heal their mind, body, and spirit. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavioural, Cognitive-Processing, Psychoanalytic, Somatic, and Spirituality Therapy frameworks in session. I utilize these therapeutic approaches to assist clients in gaining insight and skills to work with the thought patterns, behaviours, and situational factors which may be creating distress in lives. My hope is that my clients gain self-knowledge, self-compassion, and strategies to help they create the life they desire to live.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist and a Jungian Analyst Candidate. I am passionate about helping people heal their mind, body, and spirit. I primarily use Cognitive-Behavioural, Cognitive-Processing, Psychoanalytic, Somatic, and Spirituality Therapy frameworks in session. I utilize these therapeutic approaches to assist clients in gaining insight and skills to work with the thought patterns, behaviours, and situational factors which may be creating distress in lives. My hope is that my clients gain self-knowledge, self-compassion, and strategies to help they create the life they desire to live.
(807) 907-0249 View (807) 907-0249
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Megan Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bracebridge, ON P1L  (Online Only)
Welcome! Your journey led you here and I know that takes immense courage. Maybe you are here because you are tired of carrying such a heavy load. Maybe you feel tired of feeling unworthy, unlovable, or inadequate. This might show up as anxiety, depressed mood, low self-esteem, challenges in relationships, or difficulty regulating emotions. Sometimes it can feel helpful to access therapy to lighten the load we carry, and process “old stories,” or distressing memories that led us to feeling unworthy, unlovable, or inadequate.
Welcome! Your journey led you here and I know that takes immense courage. Maybe you are here because you are tired of carrying such a heavy load. Maybe you feel tired of feeling unworthy, unlovable, or inadequate. This might show up as anxiety, depressed mood, low self-esteem, challenges in relationships, or difficulty regulating emotions. Sometimes it can feel helpful to access therapy to lighten the load we carry, and process “old stories,” or distressing memories that led us to feeling unworthy, unlovable, or inadequate.
(249) 802-9220 View (249) 802-9220
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Carla Katsuno
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bracebridge, ON P1L
Whether you are exploring therapy for the first time or revisiting it with a desire to connect with a therapist that can support you where you are at now, I’m glad you’re here. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with experience in supporting people with a wide range of reasons to seek therapy. Emotion regulation, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma and PTSD are some of the areas that I specialize in. I approach all of my work with compassion, empathy and a client centered approach. I believe that therapy is a collaboration between people working toward common goals.
Whether you are exploring therapy for the first time or revisiting it with a desire to connect with a therapist that can support you where you are at now, I’m glad you’re here. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with experience in supporting people with a wide range of reasons to seek therapy. Emotion regulation, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, trauma and PTSD are some of the areas that I specialize in. I approach all of my work with compassion, empathy and a client centered approach. I believe that therapy is a collaboration between people working toward common goals.
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Jamie-Lynn Sluman
Registered Social Service Worker, BA, RSSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Huntsville, ON P0B
My goal is to support people struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use, stress, and/or trauma learn healthy ways of coping so ultimately they can live happier, healthier lives. I also have a passion for supporting couples as they navigate conflicts in their relationships. My ideal clients are people who are committed to learning about themselves, are willing to be challenged, and have a strong desire to work towards their goals. I strive to ensure my clients feel an AURA of hope, trust, empathy, and compassion so they feel safe to embrace their journey and grow. I offer flexible appointment times evenings and weekends.
My goal is to support people struggling with depression, anxiety, substance use, stress, and/or trauma learn healthy ways of coping so ultimately they can live happier, healthier lives. I also have a passion for supporting couples as they navigate conflicts in their relationships. My ideal clients are people who are committed to learning about themselves, are willing to be challenged, and have a strong desire to work towards their goals. I strive to ensure my clients feel an AURA of hope, trust, empathy, and compassion so they feel safe to embrace their journey and grow. I offer flexible appointment times evenings and weekends.
(249) 488-2437 View (249) 488-2437
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Eva Maria Watson
Registered Social Worker, RSW, RSSW
Verified Verified
Bracebridge, ON P1L
As a therapist for over 30 years, I feel that I have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help my clients achieve their treatment goals. My approach is strength based and holistic, and always client centered. Your confidentiality and trust in me is of utmost importance. I consider the therapeutic relationship a partnership, regularly checking in to see if we are going in the desired direction. Having worked with countless individuals and families over the years it is still an honor to accompany you on your journey. As each persons life experience and needs are unique, I tailor our type of treatment to best serve clients’ needs
As a therapist for over 30 years, I feel that I have a wealth of knowledge and experience to help my clients achieve their treatment goals. My approach is strength based and holistic, and always client centered. Your confidentiality and trust in me is of utmost importance. I consider the therapeutic relationship a partnership, regularly checking in to see if we are going in the desired direction. Having worked with countless individuals and families over the years it is still an honor to accompany you on your journey. As each persons life experience and needs are unique, I tailor our type of treatment to best serve clients’ needs
(249) 500-4506 View (249) 500-4506
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Heather Purvis
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bracebridge, ON P1L
At different times in life you may find yourself in need of support to get through difficult experiences and personal challenges. It takes courage to even begin searching for a therapist. You may be feeling sad, anxious, alone, stressed out, burned out or even lost. However you arrived here, I'm glad you're here. I help people like you find your inner strength, wisdom and hope during these challenging times. I can provide you with a safe space to fully express all aspects of who you are and what you're experiencing and help you find your way through. I look forward to working with you.
At different times in life you may find yourself in need of support to get through difficult experiences and personal challenges. It takes courage to even begin searching for a therapist. You may be feeling sad, anxious, alone, stressed out, burned out or even lost. However you arrived here, I'm glad you're here. I help people like you find your inner strength, wisdom and hope during these challenging times. I can provide you with a safe space to fully express all aspects of who you are and what you're experiencing and help you find your way through. I look forward to working with you.
(249) 503-3933 View (249) 503-3933
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Bracebridge Counselling Co
Registered Social Worker
Verified Verified
Bracebridge, ON P1L
Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy in the heart of Muskoka! Our team strongly believes in the capacity for change and know the importance of healing from the effects of trauma, chronic stress, and difficult life transitions. We will walk alongside you on your path to wellness and help you find meaning along the way.
Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy in the heart of Muskoka! Our team strongly believes in the capacity for change and know the importance of healing from the effects of trauma, chronic stress, and difficult life transitions. We will walk alongside you on your path to wellness and help you find meaning along the way.
(249) 486-5783 View (249) 486-5783
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Jason Prichard
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BEd, RPq
Verified Verified
Bracebridge, ON P1L
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Do you want to improve your mood, self-esteem, and well-being? Do you need someone to listen to you and support you? With experience as a teacher, consultant, and therapist, my training and person-centered approach can help you process the challenges of life. Together, we can work toward finding meaning and balance in your life. Serving adults, teens, couples, and families, I offer a range of psychotherapy services to suit your needs with a particular focus on client-centered approaches such as Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, ACT and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges? Do you want to improve your mood, self-esteem, and well-being? Do you need someone to listen to you and support you? With experience as a teacher, consultant, and therapist, my training and person-centered approach can help you process the challenges of life. Together, we can work toward finding meaning and balance in your life. Serving adults, teens, couples, and families, I offer a range of psychotherapy services to suit your needs with a particular focus on client-centered approaches such as Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, ACT and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy.
(249) 444-2136 View (249) 444-2136
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Courtney Evans
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bracebridge, ON P1L
Are you experiencing anxiety, panic, burnout? Are you having challenges getting a good night's sleep? I'm Courtney, a Registered Social Worker (MSW), Psychotherapist. I specialize in symptoms of anxiety and burnout, as well as sleep problems and insomnia. I work with teens age 16 and over and adults. My approach is curious and conversational, with a priority in ensuring you feel safe in session, focusing on your goals in working together. I'm trained in a number of different treatment modalities including DBT, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and CBT (including CBT for Insomnia) and use them to inform my work.
Are you experiencing anxiety, panic, burnout? Are you having challenges getting a good night's sleep? I'm Courtney, a Registered Social Worker (MSW), Psychotherapist. I specialize in symptoms of anxiety and burnout, as well as sleep problems and insomnia. I work with teens age 16 and over and adults. My approach is curious and conversational, with a priority in ensuring you feel safe in session, focusing on your goals in working together. I'm trained in a number of different treatment modalities including DBT, Narrative Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and CBT (including CBT for Insomnia) and use them to inform my work.
(249) 703-5226 View (249) 703-5226
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Lisa Roelfsema
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Bracebridge, ON P1L
I provide a safe environment where you can say what you need to say, without fear of being judged. My strength is listening to understand your story and developing mutual goals to create more helpful ways of dealing with life's stressors. I can help you explore your current thoughts and behaviours to see if they are serving you as well as you would like them to and help you develop tools and strategies to promote change in your life. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University with over 24 years of experience in a hospital setting and 18 years supporting those affected by cancer.
I provide a safe environment where you can say what you need to say, without fear of being judged. My strength is listening to understand your story and developing mutual goals to create more helpful ways of dealing with life's stressors. I can help you explore your current thoughts and behaviours to see if they are serving you as well as you would like them to and help you develop tools and strategies to promote change in your life. I have a Masters Degree in Social Work from Wilfrid Laurier University with over 24 years of experience in a hospital setting and 18 years supporting those affected by cancer.
(289) 276-7350 View (289) 276-7350
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Catherine A Underhill
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RPN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bracebridge, ON P1L
Do you feel anxious? Stressed? Depressed? Feel like life is not worth living any longer? Do you feel that you have nowhere to turn? Welcome! I am here to work with you on your problems of living and increase your own sense of well-being.
Do you feel anxious? Stressed? Depressed? Feel like life is not worth living any longer? Do you feel that you have nowhere to turn? Welcome! I am here to work with you on your problems of living and increase your own sense of well-being.
(705) 805-3183 View (705) 805-3183
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Cindy Nicole Doire
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, E-RYT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bracebridge, ON P1L
In these trying times, as we journey through life, we encounter challenges that test our strength and resilience, calling us to look within and discover the changes we seek. Society's emphasis on appearing happy can make it tough to be ourselves. Still, aligning with our true selves and experiencing the full range of human emotions, including trauma symptoms that are part of the body's natural healing process, is essential. Cindy understands our unique challenges and brings a culturally responsive, socially just lens to her work.
In these trying times, as we journey through life, we encounter challenges that test our strength and resilience, calling us to look within and discover the changes we seek. Society's emphasis on appearing happy can make it tough to be ourselves. Still, aligning with our true selves and experiencing the full range of human emotions, including trauma symptoms that are part of the body's natural healing process, is essential. Cindy understands our unique challenges and brings a culturally responsive, socially just lens to her work.
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Alex Spears
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bracebridge, ON P1L
Telling your story is courageous and often healing. I provide evidence-based psychotherapy grounded in mindfulness and compassion. Having completed training in EMDR, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, I am passionate about treating responses to trauma, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, depression, emotion regulation, and anxiety.
Telling your story is courageous and often healing. I provide evidence-based psychotherapy grounded in mindfulness and compassion. Having completed training in EMDR, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, Narrative Therapy, and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, I am passionate about treating responses to trauma, perinatal mood and anxiety disorders, depression, emotion regulation, and anxiety.
(249) 202-2093 View (249) 202-2093
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Sarah Roesler Art Therapy/Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BFA, BEd, DKATI, RCAT, RP
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P0B
Waitlist for new clients
Do you have feelings that are difficult to put into words? This struggle to understand and express can lead to anxiety, a lack of energy or focus, a sense of being disconnected from others- and yourself. Making art can help to get those thoughts and feelings out, and help you find your voice. You can begin to experience a shift- a sense of purpose that comes from bringing out your own strengths. I bring my background and experience in teaching, art and psychotherapy to my practice, offering children and adults a space to explore and express their thoughts and feelings- and to get creative in how to move forward.
Do you have feelings that are difficult to put into words? This struggle to understand and express can lead to anxiety, a lack of energy or focus, a sense of being disconnected from others- and yourself. Making art can help to get those thoughts and feelings out, and help you find your voice. You can begin to experience a shift- a sense of purpose that comes from bringing out your own strengths. I bring my background and experience in teaching, art and psychotherapy to my practice, offering children and adults a space to explore and express their thoughts and feelings- and to get creative in how to move forward.
(249) 503-3467 View (249) 503-3467
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James Klassen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv, RPQ, PGSC, NCSO
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Huntsville, ON P1H
The first step is the hardest, Im here to walk with you (and your family), though issues regarding trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, BI-Polar, addiction, anger, grief, family issues and . Therapy is a journey of hope, learning, change and being grounded in the person you are, and are becoming. At times the journey requires an experienced compassionate, caring guide. My goal is to create a safe and secure place, to explore struggles and opportunities for growth. Most of all I want my clients to know that they are safe and never have to walk alone. "The first step is the hardest"
The first step is the hardest, Im here to walk with you (and your family), though issues regarding trauma, anxiety, depression, ADHD, BI-Polar, addiction, anger, grief, family issues and . Therapy is a journey of hope, learning, change and being grounded in the person you are, and are becoming. At times the journey requires an experienced compassionate, caring guide. My goal is to create a safe and secure place, to explore struggles and opportunities for growth. Most of all I want my clients to know that they are safe and never have to walk alone. "The first step is the hardest"
(289) 277-5525 View (289) 277-5525
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Jennifer Miller
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bracebridge, ON P1L
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered psychotherapist and registered social worker. I have worked in the field of social work for over ten years. I have extensive experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship and attachment issues, etc. In addition to a master’s degree in counselling psychology, I also hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in both psychology and social work (specializing in Indigenous studies).
I am a registered psychotherapist and registered social worker. I have worked in the field of social work for over ten years. I have extensive experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship and attachment issues, etc. In addition to a master’s degree in counselling psychology, I also hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in both psychology and social work (specializing in Indigenous studies).
(249) 202-2080 View (249) 202-2080

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Port Sydney, ON

< 10

Counsellors in Port Sydney, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress

Average years in practice

2 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Port Sydney, ON see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in Port Sydney?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.