Therapists in Powassan, ON

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Sheryl Roy-Thomson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BFA, MACP
Verified Verified
Powassan, ON P0H
Finding balance amongst the pitfalls that life can throw at us can be challenging. Emotions, anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can quickly, and for some chronically, become overwhelming. Trauma, like your life experiences, is subjective and unique; as is the way one reacts to a stressful event. Some will struggle despite higher functioning, while others are challenged with basic daily tasks. You may find yourself desiring a sense of calm, clarity, and a more authentic fulfilling life. Having experience with some of life's challenges myself, I can provide you with understanding, expertise, and a genuine empathetic connection.
Finding balance amongst the pitfalls that life can throw at us can be challenging. Emotions, anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can quickly, and for some chronically, become overwhelming. Trauma, like your life experiences, is subjective and unique; as is the way one reacts to a stressful event. Some will struggle despite higher functioning, while others are challenged with basic daily tasks. You may find yourself desiring a sense of calm, clarity, and a more authentic fulfilling life. Having experience with some of life's challenges myself, I can provide you with understanding, expertise, and a genuine empathetic connection.
(249) 802-7445 View (249) 802-7445
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ADHD Anxiety Couples Student Meghan Hagedorn
Registered Psychotherapist, BEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Powassan, ON P0H  (Online Only)
Is it challenging to communicate with people in your life? Is managing the day to day a flurry of forgetfulness or "I'll do it later?" Unsure where to start? Diagnosis or not, I work with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of presenting issues, including struggling with ADHD, anxiety, experiencing life transitions or low mood, barriers to self-esteem and communication challenges, and more. Let's work together to make the day to day more manageable for you! Whether you are looking for skill building, strategies or talk therapy, we will find what works for you. Virtual only- rootedwellnesspsychotherapy.janeapp.com
Is it challenging to communicate with people in your life? Is managing the day to day a flurry of forgetfulness or "I'll do it later?" Unsure where to start? Diagnosis or not, I work with individuals and couples experiencing a variety of presenting issues, including struggling with ADHD, anxiety, experiencing life transitions or low mood, barriers to self-esteem and communication challenges, and more. Let's work together to make the day to day more manageable for you! Whether you are looking for skill building, strategies or talk therapy, we will find what works for you. Virtual only- rootedwellnesspsychotherapy.janeapp.com
(249) 802-8837 View (249) 802-8837
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Alissa Mitchell
Registered Psychotherapist, BEd, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Powassan, ON P0H
Life can be tough, but remember, so are you. From depression, anxiety, postpartum and parenting issues, or unexpected loss, I can help. These challenges can feel almost impossible to handle, especially on your own. Let me help you navigate these difficulties.
Life can be tough, but remember, so are you. From depression, anxiety, postpartum and parenting issues, or unexpected loss, I can help. These challenges can feel almost impossible to handle, especially on your own. Let me help you navigate these difficulties.
(249) 500-5309 View (249) 500-5309

More Therapists Nearby

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Carrie Becker Advanced Grief Recovery Method Specialist®
Registered Social Service Worker, BA, RSSW, OCSWSSW, OAMHP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Mattawa, ON P0H
Welcome! Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious due to life transitions, grief, or loss? You don't have to face these challenges alone. I'm here to support you & help you gain the skills needed to feel better. My passion is working with individuals and families who are experiencing difficult life circumstances. Investing in yourself is one of the most valuable things you can do, and I am here to help you every step of the way. As an experienced counsellor, I use evidence-based approaches to help my clients build resilience and develop effective coping strategies. Don't hesitate to reach out if you are in need of support
Welcome! Are you feeling overwhelmed, stressed, or anxious due to life transitions, grief, or loss? You don't have to face these challenges alone. I'm here to support you & help you gain the skills needed to feel better. My passion is working with individuals and families who are experiencing difficult life circumstances. Investing in yourself is one of the most valuable things you can do, and I am here to help you every step of the way. As an experienced counsellor, I use evidence-based approaches to help my clients build resilience and develop effective coping strategies. Don't hesitate to reach out if you are in need of support
(249) 505-4873 View (249) 505-4873
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Angela Larmer - The Rooted Heart Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BScN RN
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Corbeil, ON P0H
I am a person-centered, trauma-informed, culturally responsive psychotherapist as well as a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience helping individuals and families navigate health and wellness. I am taking bookings now for Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which is a brief psychotherapy method that combines principles from several forms of therapy that I currently work with to help reprocess traumatic memories. ART reduces the impact of symptoms related to stress, trauma, and distressful events and its methods help to change the way stressful images create negative effects in our day to day life.
I am a person-centered, trauma-informed, culturally responsive psychotherapist as well as a Registered Nurse with over 25 years’ experience helping individuals and families navigate health and wellness. I am taking bookings now for Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) which is a brief psychotherapy method that combines principles from several forms of therapy that I currently work with to help reprocess traumatic memories. ART reduces the impact of symptoms related to stress, trauma, and distressful events and its methods help to change the way stressful images create negative effects in our day to day life.
(249) 496-1763 View (249) 496-1763
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Suzanne (Sue) McDermid
Registered Social Worker, BEd, MSW, RSW, CPT(Q)
Verified Verified
Verner, ON P0H
Are you looking for therapy for yourself, your family, your child or teen? Would it be helpful to have someone to touch base with in a private, safe space? Is your child or teen struggling to manage overwhelming emotions, or are you dealing with outbursts of aggression or anger at home? My experience includes supporting individuals who have experienced trauma(s), attachment difficulties, ODD, ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression, ABI/TBI, self-harm and difficulties with emotional regulation.
Are you looking for therapy for yourself, your family, your child or teen? Would it be helpful to have someone to touch base with in a private, safe space? Is your child or teen struggling to manage overwhelming emotions, or are you dealing with outbursts of aggression or anger at home? My experience includes supporting individuals who have experienced trauma(s), attachment difficulties, ODD, ADHD, ASD, anxiety, depression, ABI/TBI, self-harm and difficulties with emotional regulation.
(249) 202-2057 View (249) 202-2057
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Stephanie McMahon
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Callander, ON P0H
I'm a registered psychotherapist who is passionate about helping those who work in public safety, first-responder/military, and other trauma-exposed professions. I've blended my knowledge of psychology, biology, and personal experience to inform my approach to psychotherapy.
I'm a registered psychotherapist who is passionate about helping those who work in public safety, first-responder/military, and other trauma-exposed professions. I've blended my knowledge of psychology, biology, and personal experience to inform my approach to psychotherapy.
(249) 202-2045 View (249) 202-2045
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Binczak Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CSAT, CCAC, CCS-AC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mattawa, ON P0H  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a supportive outlet to address childhood issues, navigate traumatic events, manage anger spells, and alleviate feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, I invite you to explore healthier alternatives than the temporary relief found in alcohol, shopping sprees, or excessive consumption of adult content. If you've found yourself preoccupied with non-medical drug use or starting your day with a sweet treat to trigger a rush of dopamine, it may be time to examine these patterns. Discover how to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and explore the connection between your behaviours and past experiences.
Are you seeking a supportive outlet to address childhood issues, navigate traumatic events, manage anger spells, and alleviate feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, I invite you to explore healthier alternatives than the temporary relief found in alcohol, shopping sprees, or excessive consumption of adult content. If you've found yourself preoccupied with non-medical drug use or starting your day with a sweet treat to trigger a rush of dopamine, it may be time to examine these patterns. Discover how to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and explore the connection between your behaviours and past experiences.
(782) 821-5577 View (782) 821-5577
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Kimberly Laaper
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, Bed, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Mattawa, ON P0H
Are you experiencing grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, communication issues or anger? Does your relationship need some tweaking or an overall overhaul? Are you feeling stuck, disconnected, isolated or frustrated? Do you need support in your wellness journey to health and restoration? Are you ready to reconnect, get unstuck and experience freedom and joy in life? I am here to help you move forward, achieve your goals and meet the challenges life may have brought your way.
Are you experiencing grief, trauma, anxiety, depression, communication issues or anger? Does your relationship need some tweaking or an overall overhaul? Are you feeling stuck, disconnected, isolated or frustrated? Do you need support in your wellness journey to health and restoration? Are you ready to reconnect, get unstuck and experience freedom and joy in life? I am here to help you move forward, achieve your goals and meet the challenges life may have brought your way.
(249) 559-0778 View (249) 559-0778

Online Therapists

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Rachel Nadalin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Parry Sound, ON P2A  (Online Only)
My goal is to provide a safe space where you feel heard, understood, and supported. Trained in evidence-based approaches such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, and the Gottman Method, I help clients reshape unhelpful thinking patterns, manage challenging emotions, enhance their coping skills, and improve their interpersonal relationships.
My goal is to provide a safe space where you feel heard, understood, and supported. Trained in evidence-based approaches such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Attachment Theory, and the Gottman Method, I help clients reshape unhelpful thinking patterns, manage challenging emotions, enhance their coping skills, and improve their interpersonal relationships.
(548) 490-7334 View (548) 490-7334
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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, MSW
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H  (Online Only)
If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
(249) 487-0858 View (249) 487-0858
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Julie Lamoureux-Rainville
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Sudbury, ON P3E  (Online Only)
Sometimes life and situations around you seem out of your control and difficult to handle. If you are struggling with mental health issues including depression, anxiety, stress, mood disorders, grief, PTSD or if you are unsure about next steps in your relationship remember that there is hope and that compassionate and caring help is available. You are not alone and you do not need to go through these difficult times on your own. By listening to what you want and having a better understanding of your needs, we can utilize a strength-based approach to develop a plan that can get you back on the path to wellness.
Sometimes life and situations around you seem out of your control and difficult to handle. If you are struggling with mental health issues including depression, anxiety, stress, mood disorders, grief, PTSD or if you are unsure about next steps in your relationship remember that there is hope and that compassionate and caring help is available. You are not alone and you do not need to go through these difficult times on your own. By listening to what you want and having a better understanding of your needs, we can utilize a strength-based approach to develop a plan that can get you back on the path to wellness.
(249) 523-5296 View (249) 523-5296
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Carmen St-Denis
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MASc
Verified Verified
Sudbury, ON P3E  (Online Only)
Understanding how we learned to adapt is relevant to change. Perhaps you have learned to survive or manage people, places and things but those responses may not always serve you as well as you would like. Think about what is not working in your life and how you would like things to change. What would be different? What are your reasons for change? When we discuss your main issue or complaint, we may examine resources you had not considered. One thing that can help is breaking down larger goals into smaller, more achievable steps. Would you like to begin working together and explore what is possible?
Understanding how we learned to adapt is relevant to change. Perhaps you have learned to survive or manage people, places and things but those responses may not always serve you as well as you would like. Think about what is not working in your life and how you would like things to change. What would be different? What are your reasons for change? When we discuss your main issue or complaint, we may examine resources you had not considered. One thing that can help is breaking down larger goals into smaller, more achievable steps. Would you like to begin working together and explore what is possible?
(249) 702-0900 View (249) 702-0900
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Birchwood Art Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, DKATI, RP
Verified Verified
Huntsville, ON P1H
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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HeadWay Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Sudbury, ON P3C  (Online Only)
Growing up in a smaller Northern community, I quickly noticed that mental health supports were limited. I became increasingly aware of the impact that positive mental health has on an individual and their community. From there, my passion for promoting mental health and well-being began. I have always wanted to help others by bringing positivity to their lives and in my role as a Registered Psychotherapist, I am able to just that. I am a great listener and enjoy hearing about others unique journey.
Growing up in a smaller Northern community, I quickly noticed that mental health supports were limited. I became increasingly aware of the impact that positive mental health has on an individual and their community. From there, my passion for promoting mental health and well-being began. I have always wanted to help others by bringing positivity to their lives and in my role as a Registered Psychotherapist, I am able to just that. I am a great listener and enjoy hearing about others unique journey.
(249) 202-2132 View (249) 202-2132
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Water & Stone Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, BSW
Verified Verified
Sudbury, ON P3A
Welcome, I’m Martine! I am passionate about providing high quality support to people wherever they are in their life journey. Whether to listen and hold space for a while, learn new skills, understand oneself better, adjust to change, heal from something painful, or manage day to day stressors, we can unpack the layers of your story together so you don't have to do it alone. I have supported people experiencing anxiety, depression, postpartum symptoms, and trauma induced symptoms, and provide care to a variety of populations. I hope to help you discover the strengths within you that will help you get where you would like to be.
Welcome, I’m Martine! I am passionate about providing high quality support to people wherever they are in their life journey. Whether to listen and hold space for a while, learn new skills, understand oneself better, adjust to change, heal from something painful, or manage day to day stressors, we can unpack the layers of your story together so you don't have to do it alone. I have supported people experiencing anxiety, depression, postpartum symptoms, and trauma induced symptoms, and provide care to a variety of populations. I hope to help you discover the strengths within you that will help you get where you would like to be.
(249) 490-5833 View (249) 490-5833
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Helen C Hebb
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BEd, OCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Huntsville, ON P1H  (Online Only)
I warmly invite you to join me on your transformative journey of self-discovery and healing. Drawing from my personal experiences, I offer a compassionate and empathetic approach tailored to celebrate and respect your unique perspective. I hold a deep respect for diverse cultures and spiritual beliefs, and I am eager to incorporate these elements into our therapeutic sessions should you wish. Your growth and well-being are my utmost priorities, and I am dedicated to supporting you consistently throughout our journey. I embrace and respect all alternative lifestyles and spiritual paths.
I warmly invite you to join me on your transformative journey of self-discovery and healing. Drawing from my personal experiences, I offer a compassionate and empathetic approach tailored to celebrate and respect your unique perspective. I hold a deep respect for diverse cultures and spiritual beliefs, and I am eager to incorporate these elements into our therapeutic sessions should you wish. Your growth and well-being are my utmost priorities, and I am dedicated to supporting you consistently throughout our journey. I embrace and respect all alternative lifestyles and spiritual paths.
(249) 495-5690 View (249) 495-5690
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Bright Raven Psychotherapy and Consulting
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1A
Accepting new clients! Bright Raven is a group practice located in North Bay ON. The seasons of our lives can be peaceful or challenging; therapy may be beneficial at any point during your journey. There may be moments when we are met with life’s challenges and losses, where we question our decisions, worthiness and where we fit in relationships. Do you feel like you are unraveling, raw with your emotions, and uncertain about the future? Whatever brings you to therapy, know that your courage to seek help is the first step in getting better. We look forward to working with you as you explore yourself and reach your wellness goals.
Accepting new clients! Bright Raven is a group practice located in North Bay ON. The seasons of our lives can be peaceful or challenging; therapy may be beneficial at any point during your journey. There may be moments when we are met with life’s challenges and losses, where we question our decisions, worthiness and where we fit in relationships. Do you feel like you are unraveling, raw with your emotions, and uncertain about the future? Whatever brings you to therapy, know that your courage to seek help is the first step in getting better. We look forward to working with you as you explore yourself and reach your wellness goals.
(249) 501-9252 View (249) 501-9252
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Jamie-Lynn Sluman
Registered Social Service Worker, BA, RSSW
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1B
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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Heads Up Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, BSP, PE, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1B
Accepting new clients! I use a person-centered, collaborative approach, placing a heavy emphasis on the individuality of each client and take a ‘no one size fits all approach.’ It’s important to realize that some interventions and approaches that work for some, may not work for others. I have a strong passion for assisting first responders, elite athletes and clients who have experienced trauma or have been diagnosed with PTSD. Often times when clients feel ‘stuck,’ the need to access and process lived experiences and the affects of these experiences (incl. avoidance) via talk therapy, Brainspotting or Prolonged Exposure is key.
Accepting new clients! I use a person-centered, collaborative approach, placing a heavy emphasis on the individuality of each client and take a ‘no one size fits all approach.’ It’s important to realize that some interventions and approaches that work for some, may not work for others. I have a strong passion for assisting first responders, elite athletes and clients who have experienced trauma or have been diagnosed with PTSD. Often times when clients feel ‘stuck,’ the need to access and process lived experiences and the affects of these experiences (incl. avoidance) via talk therapy, Brainspotting or Prolonged Exposure is key.
(249) 503-3605 View (249) 503-3605

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Powassan, ON

< 10

Counsellors in Powassan, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Grief
100% Education and Learning Disabilities
100% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

4 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Non-Binary

How Counsellors in Powassan, ON see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Powassan?

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.