Therapists in Richmond Hill, ON

Photo of Dr. Isha Mahajan, CPsych, Pre-Licensed Professional
Dr. Isha Mahajan
Pre-Licensed Professional, CPsych
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Are you looking for compassionate support and evidence-based guidance on your journey to healing? Dr. Isha Mahajan, a Clinical Psychologist, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to empower individuals of all ages. With a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, she is dedicated to helping you thrive. Whether you're a parent of a child who is struggling, an adolescent, or an adult, she is here to support your journey toward a brighter future.
Are you looking for compassionate support and evidence-based guidance on your journey to healing? Dr. Isha Mahajan, a Clinical Psychologist, brings a wealth of experience and expertise to empower individuals of all ages. With a Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology from The Chicago School of Professional Psychology and a master’s degree in Developmental Psychology from Columbia University, she is dedicated to helping you thrive. Whether you're a parent of a child who is struggling, an adolescent, or an adult, she is here to support your journey toward a brighter future.
(289) 217-2307 View (289) 217-2307
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Henry Wong
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4S
Accepting NEW patients! I speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English. I provide counselling to children, youth and adults via secure video and phone calls. I view mental health as a cardiologist views heart health – a vital part of living! I am passionate about healing and helping you live your best life. I enjoy working with individuals with concerns related to any life challenges experienced that prevent you from living your best life, including: trauma, attachment, addiction, grief, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, BPD and psychosis. I also work with a team of therapists, dietitians and naturopaths.
Accepting NEW patients! I speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English. I provide counselling to children, youth and adults via secure video and phone calls. I view mental health as a cardiologist views heart health – a vital part of living! I am passionate about healing and helping you live your best life. I enjoy working with individuals with concerns related to any life challenges experienced that prevent you from living your best life, including: trauma, attachment, addiction, grief, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, BPD and psychosis. I also work with a team of therapists, dietitians and naturopaths.
(289) 536-4946 View (289) 536-4946
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Li Tang
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Li Tang is a registered psychotherapist in Ontario and a certified hypnotist in the United States. She entered the field of psychology in 1987 and has been 30 years since then. Served as the president of the Canadian branch of the Life Adjustment and Love Society of the Republic of China, Toronto’s project supervisor “6180 is happy to help you”. Tang Li is also the supervisor of Ambassador of Toronto Chinese Health Education Committee Mandarin Education, the General- Director of the Taiwanese Manchu Family Service Center, the volunteer teacher for Salvation Corps and the Taiwan Keelung prison counselling division.
Li Tang is a registered psychotherapist in Ontario and a certified hypnotist in the United States. She entered the field of psychology in 1987 and has been 30 years since then. Served as the president of the Canadian branch of the Life Adjustment and Love Society of the Republic of China, Toronto’s project supervisor “6180 is happy to help you”. Tang Li is also the supervisor of Ambassador of Toronto Chinese Health Education Committee Mandarin Education, the General- Director of the Taiwanese Manchu Family Service Center, the volunteer teacher for Salvation Corps and the Taiwan Keelung prison counselling division.
(365) 400-7196 View (365) 400-7196
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Saeed Behckam
Counsellor, RCC, MSc, CCPA, APA
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Seyyed Saeed Behckam ֎ Master of Clinical Psychology & Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) ֎ Member of American Psychological Association (APA) ֎ Member of Canadian Counselling And Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Σ Treatment and counseling regarding: Depression - Sex therapy - Immigration - Couple therapy and sexual dysfunctions- Childhood traumas - Anxiety - Obsession - life journey- Social traumas - Family relations - Relationship problems with teenage children - Drug use - Sexual abuse- Stress and diseases - ADHD-Traumatic relationships - I also work with lawyers' clients of family court
Seyyed Saeed Behckam ֎ Master of Clinical Psychology & Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) ֎ Member of American Psychological Association (APA) ֎ Member of Canadian Counselling And Psychotherapy Association (CCPA) Σ Treatment and counseling regarding: Depression - Sex therapy - Immigration - Couple therapy and sexual dysfunctions- Childhood traumas - Anxiety - Obsession - life journey- Social traumas - Family relations - Relationship problems with teenage children - Drug use - Sexual abuse- Stress and diseases - ADHD-Traumatic relationships - I also work with lawyers' clients of family court
(289) 778-5451 View (289) 778-5451
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Natalie Ho
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B  (Online Only)
The last few years have been hard on all of us. We have all grieved in some capacity, whether it be over the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a career, or simply the life that we knew before the world was changed by the pandemic. As someone who has been in therapy myself, I know how important it is to have a safe space in which we can process the ups and downs of life.
The last few years have been hard on all of us. We have all grieved in some capacity, whether it be over the loss of a loved one, a relationship, a career, or simply the life that we knew before the world was changed by the pandemic. As someone who has been in therapy myself, I know how important it is to have a safe space in which we can process the ups and downs of life.
(289) 272-8502 View (289) 272-8502
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Hanieh Toussi
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4E  (Online Only)
I work with a range of clients, both couples and individuals, by addressing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, interpersonal/relationship conflicts, panic disorder, specific phobias, and sex therapy with a particular focus on addressing sexual dysfunctions in women. I offer my services both in English and Farsi.
I work with a range of clients, both couples and individuals, by addressing a range of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, interpersonal/relationship conflicts, panic disorder, specific phobias, and sex therapy with a particular focus on addressing sexual dysfunctions in women. I offer my services both in English and Farsi.
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Carmen Banh Registered Nurse Psychotherapist
Psychiatric Nurse, BScN, RN
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4E  (Online Only)
When we are left to our own thoughts and feelings, we may be stuck in viewing ourselves, situation, and the world in a negative lens. Our thoughts are not always true and much of what we think is learned. Fortunately then, we can learn more balanced and healthier ways of thinking that can make our daily lives more pleasurable, efficient, and enjoyable.
When we are left to our own thoughts and feelings, we may be stuck in viewing ourselves, situation, and the world in a negative lens. Our thoughts are not always true and much of what we think is learned. Fortunately then, we can learn more balanced and healthier ways of thinking that can make our daily lives more pleasurable, efficient, and enjoyable.
(365) 601-6931 View (365) 601-6931
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Stefan Milosevic
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B  (Online Only)
I have immediate availability to see clients that are struggling with various issues which include relationship problems, trauma, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, and self esteem. My clients generally want to improve their quality of life by having better relationships with themselves and others as well as improving moods.
I have immediate availability to see clients that are struggling with various issues which include relationship problems, trauma, addictions, obsessive compulsive disorder, depression, anxiety, and self esteem. My clients generally want to improve their quality of life by having better relationships with themselves and others as well as improving moods.
(289) 212-6361 View (289) 212-6361
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GTA Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Hello, and Welcome to our page! Our practice specializes in Addiction, Anxiety, Stabilizing emotions, Depression, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Family/Relationships problems, and self-esteem. Not only can we assist you by giving you tools that you can use to cope with your day-to-day mental health struggles, but we can help you find the root of the cause. We are a team of Psychotherapists and Social Workers combined we have over 25+years of experience working with clients that have challenges with their past trauma that comes up and their overall mental health that is affecting their quality of life.
Hello, and Welcome to our page! Our practice specializes in Addiction, Anxiety, Stabilizing emotions, Depression, Sexual and Physical Abuse, Family/Relationships problems, and self-esteem. Not only can we assist you by giving you tools that you can use to cope with your day-to-day mental health struggles, but we can help you find the root of the cause. We are a team of Psychotherapists and Social Workers combined we have over 25+years of experience working with clients that have challenges with their past trauma that comes up and their overall mental health that is affecting their quality of life.
(289) 217-3608 View (289) 217-3608
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About: Anxiety, Depression, Stress- Sarah Pirrotta
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, MACP, BFA
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4E  (Online Only)
Anxiety, depression, anger, stress, and relationship issues can be isolating and exhausting. Are you feeling stuck in repetitive cycles of anxiety, depression, anger, intrusive negative thoughts, emotional distress and dysregulation? Are you engaging in unhealthy behaviours to cope? Struggling with relationships? Is it difficult for you to love yourself, to connect with the present, to achieve your goals? Perhaps you just feel stuck overall and don’t know how to move forward from this place you find yourself in. "Stuck" can be a hard and lonely place to be - I want to help you. I believe that knowledge is power!
Anxiety, depression, anger, stress, and relationship issues can be isolating and exhausting. Are you feeling stuck in repetitive cycles of anxiety, depression, anger, intrusive negative thoughts, emotional distress and dysregulation? Are you engaging in unhealthy behaviours to cope? Struggling with relationships? Is it difficult for you to love yourself, to connect with the present, to achieve your goals? Perhaps you just feel stuck overall and don’t know how to move forward from this place you find yourself in. "Stuck" can be a hard and lonely place to be - I want to help you. I believe that knowledge is power!
(289) 723-1527 View (289) 723-1527
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Charmaine Johnson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B  (Online Only)
Holistic Well-being / Career Counselling / Hypnotherapy ... As a culturally competent Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), I understand the cultural nuances that influence the Black/BIPOC community in the GTA. From personal struggles to intercultural dynamics, intergenerational matters, workplace/educational hurdles, systemic barriers, and micro-aggressions — these factors influence how you perceive yourself and your role within society. While the majority of my clients are from the African diaspora, I’m happy to meet with anyone who wants to share their story with me and welcome me as a supportive member of your village.
Holistic Well-being / Career Counselling / Hypnotherapy ... As a culturally competent Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), I understand the cultural nuances that influence the Black/BIPOC community in the GTA. From personal struggles to intercultural dynamics, intergenerational matters, workplace/educational hurdles, systemic barriers, and micro-aggressions — these factors influence how you perceive yourself and your role within society. While the majority of my clients are from the African diaspora, I’m happy to meet with anyone who wants to share their story with me and welcome me as a supportive member of your village.
(647) 496-1166 View (647) 496-1166
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Renee Jim
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4S  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Have you ever felt anxious or depressed because things just weren't working out the way that you want it to? Have you felt helpless or lonely because you needed someone to listen and no one was there? Seeking help when you are in these types of situations is tough, but I strongly believe that with the right skill set, growth, healing, and change can be possible. As a Registered Psychotherapist, I specialize in working with those that have experienced trauma, intimate partner violence, bereavement, as well as working with those who are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and low self- esteem.
Have you ever felt anxious or depressed because things just weren't working out the way that you want it to? Have you felt helpless or lonely because you needed someone to listen and no one was there? Seeking help when you are in these types of situations is tough, but I strongly believe that with the right skill set, growth, healing, and change can be possible. As a Registered Psychotherapist, I specialize in working with those that have experienced trauma, intimate partner violence, bereavement, as well as working with those who are struggling with mental health issues such as anxiety, depression, and low self- esteem.
(289) 809-6963 View (289) 809-6963
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Inna Sepia
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Richmond Hill, ON L4B  (Online Only)
I am an M.S.W with over 10 years of experience in clinical social work. I work with children, youth, families and adults with the goal of creating a safe and supportive space that allows clients to tap into their intuition and inner wisdom in order to thrive. I specialize in anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, self-harm, parenting and stress management. I view therapy as a collaborative journey in which clients are supported in creating new and more meaningful and fulfilling ways of being in the world.
I am an M.S.W with over 10 years of experience in clinical social work. I work with children, youth, families and adults with the goal of creating a safe and supportive space that allows clients to tap into their intuition and inner wisdom in order to thrive. I specialize in anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, self-harm, parenting and stress management. I view therapy as a collaborative journey in which clients are supported in creating new and more meaningful and fulfilling ways of being in the world.
(289) 797-3234 View (289) 797-3234
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Leila Kouhi
Registered Psychotherapist, MARP
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Every one has the power and potential to overcome the difficulties , build self-esteem and resiliency. Psychotherapy is a journey that help people to identify their values,strengths and weaknesses. It is a place of Healing, Learning and Growth.
Every one has the power and potential to overcome the difficulties , build self-esteem and resiliency. Psychotherapy is a journey that help people to identify their values,strengths and weaknesses. It is a place of Healing, Learning and Growth.
(647) 360-3448 View (647) 360-3448
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Jesse Schulman
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4E  (Online Only)
Just because you are struggling does not mean you are failing. Asking for help is a sign of strength. Your story isn't over yet, message me for more details on how you can start to help yourself be the best authentic you.
Just because you are struggling does not mean you are failing. Asking for help is a sign of strength. Your story isn't over yet, message me for more details on how you can start to help yourself be the best authentic you.
(289) 207-3953 View (289) 207-3953
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Ashley Ho
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MSocSc
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4B  (Online Only)
Even though it's so intangible, your mental health is crucial in many aspects of your life. It takes courage to put your foot forward and place yourself as a priority, setting healthy boundaries and self-understanding. We're in a society where we are told to put ourselves last and we forget that, our "self" is the foundation of progress and growth. When you experience a safe haven that you couldn't find anywhere else, you create something so unique for yourself. Step into my sessions, share what you're looking for in therapy and I'll be your passenger who navigates along side with you on your journey.
Even though it's so intangible, your mental health is crucial in many aspects of your life. It takes courage to put your foot forward and place yourself as a priority, setting healthy boundaries and self-understanding. We're in a society where we are told to put ourselves last and we forget that, our "self" is the foundation of progress and growth. When you experience a safe haven that you couldn't find anywhere else, you create something so unique for yourself. Step into my sessions, share what you're looking for in therapy and I'll be your passenger who navigates along side with you on your journey.
(289) 210-5248 View (289) 210-5248
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Natalja Lettieri
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C  (Online Only)
I am compassionate and strive to develop a solid therapeutic relationship with clients to support them in establishing desired outcomes. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults who have been impacted by various concerns and changes in their environment that include: school engagement, family changes, loss and grief, and peer and relationship challenges. I facilitate creating a safe environment for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. I encourage clients to develop coping skills and become aware of their strengths, skills, and abilities to facilitate change.
I am compassionate and strive to develop a solid therapeutic relationship with clients to support them in establishing desired outcomes. I have extensive experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults who have been impacted by various concerns and changes in their environment that include: school engagement, family changes, loss and grief, and peer and relationship challenges. I facilitate creating a safe environment for clients to explore their thoughts and emotions. I encourage clients to develop coping skills and become aware of their strengths, skills, and abilities to facilitate change.
(289) 278-9345 View (289) 278-9345
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Veronica Benyamin
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4B
Hi there! I'm Veronica, & I'm a qualifying Registered Psychotherapist. One of life’s gifts is the gift of relationships. I believe that relationships are intimately tied to our well-being. Unfortunately, throughout our journeys, we may find ourselves disconnected from those whom we love most. It can be difficult to navigate the barriers and stressors we face with our significant others and family members, and sometimes it may be overwhelming. I aim to offer a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive space in which we can work together to achieve your goals, navigate stressors and better your relationships.
Hi there! I'm Veronica, & I'm a qualifying Registered Psychotherapist. One of life’s gifts is the gift of relationships. I believe that relationships are intimately tied to our well-being. Unfortunately, throughout our journeys, we may find ourselves disconnected from those whom we love most. It can be difficult to navigate the barriers and stressors we face with our significant others and family members, and sometimes it may be overwhelming. I aim to offer a non-judgmental, culturally sensitive space in which we can work together to achieve your goals, navigate stressors and better your relationships.
(289) 272-9288 View (289) 272-9288
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Yasaman Haghighat
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4C
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. I'm Yasaman and I'm eager to connect with you. My role as a psychotherapist is to create an atmosphere that is both open and receptive. I have a wealth of experience working with diverse populations from various cultural backgrounds. My expertise encompasses assisting clients dealing with emotional trauma, perfectionism, people-pleasing traits, overthinking or ruminating, procrastination, anxiety, depression, relational challenges, anger, grief, loss, life transitions and various forms of abuse.
Hello! I'm so glad you're here. I'm Yasaman and I'm eager to connect with you. My role as a psychotherapist is to create an atmosphere that is both open and receptive. I have a wealth of experience working with diverse populations from various cultural backgrounds. My expertise encompasses assisting clients dealing with emotional trauma, perfectionism, people-pleasing traits, overthinking or ruminating, procrastination, anxiety, depression, relational challenges, anger, grief, loss, life transitions and various forms of abuse.
(365) 800-0945 View (365) 800-0945
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Miriam Blond
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Richmond Hill, ON L4E  (Online Only)
Are you interested in exploring your identity? or perhaps your relationships or career struggles? Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety or depression which is impacting your life, and the things you love? Or maybe the challenges are experienced by your loved ones, and you just don't know what to do, how to help, and are now struggling yourself? I create a space where you can be heard, seen and work on healing, growth and fulfillment.
Are you interested in exploring your identity? or perhaps your relationships or career struggles? Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety or depression which is impacting your life, and the things you love? Or maybe the challenges are experienced by your loved ones, and you just don't know what to do, how to help, and are now struggling yourself? I create a space where you can be heard, seen and work on healing, growth and fulfillment.
(289) 278-9521 View (289) 278-9521

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Richmond Hill, ON

400+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Richmond Hill, ON who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
85% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
74% Coping Skills
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% SunLife
66% Manulife
65% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Richmond Hill, ON see their clients

61% In Person and Online
39% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Richmond Hill?

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.