Therapists in Ridgeway, ON

Photo of New Beginning Counselling Services, Registered Social Worker in Ridgeway, ON
New Beginning Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, BA hon, BSW hon, MA
Verified Verified
Ridgeway, ON L0S  (Online Only)
You likely may "feel stuck", which is why you are considering counselling. It takes self-awareness to reach out and courage to make the call. I recognize these qualities and because of this, I am passionate about empowering individuals and couples to move from feeling stuck to feeling empowered. I believe the key to well-being is learning how to be your authentic self-- with balance. In "Individual counselling", you can expect unwavering acceptance. In "couples counselling," you can expect an impartial mediator. I also offer Pet grief counselling. Learn how to move from "Feeling Stuck" to "Feeling Empowered." Empathetic, Compassionate and Professional services
You likely may "feel stuck", which is why you are considering counselling. It takes self-awareness to reach out and courage to make the call. I recognize these qualities and because of this, I am passionate about empowering individuals and couples to move from feeling stuck to feeling empowered. I believe the key to well-being is learning how to be your authentic self-- with balance. In "Individual counselling", you can expect unwavering acceptance. In "couples counselling," you can expect an impartial mediator. I also offer Pet grief counselling. Learn how to move from "Feeling Stuck" to "Feeling Empowered." Empathetic, Compassionate and Professional services
(289) 210-1643 View (289) 210-1643
Photo of Dan Silver Social Work Professional Corporation, 422500 in Ridgeway, ON
Dan Silver Social Work Professional Corporation
422500, RSW, MScEd, BSW, GDM
Verified Verified
Ridgeway, ON L0S
Dan employs common sense strategies that allow his clients to implement new ways of seeing the world in a positive light. He'll tell you that the most powerful tool on earth is the human mind but nobody ever gave us the operations manual. Dan sees himself as a mechanic of sorts, offering information from the minds operational handbook, allowing his clients to switch off the auto pilot and switch on their self determination to overcome adversity and accomplish more. Dan won't shy away from politically incorrect responses and thanks you, in advance, for your confidence.
Dan employs common sense strategies that allow his clients to implement new ways of seeing the world in a positive light. He'll tell you that the most powerful tool on earth is the human mind but nobody ever gave us the operations manual. Dan sees himself as a mechanic of sorts, offering information from the minds operational handbook, allowing his clients to switch off the auto pilot and switch on their self determination to overcome adversity and accomplish more. Dan won't shy away from politically incorrect responses and thanks you, in advance, for your confidence.
(289) 207-7744 View (289) 207-7744

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Become Wellness ~ Nicole Loughlin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S
I am currently accepting new clients. I may be the right fit for you if the following reminds you of yourself. You’ve struggled with not feeling good enough for as long as you can remember. This has impacted your relationships and often leaves you feeling anxious and insecure. You tell yourself you should feel happy, but you don't. You’re confused, feeling lost and like you don't even know what you want or who you are. You’ve been trying to get better for some time. You've picked up books, followed how-to's, listened to podcasts and so on. And so far… nothing has worked.
I am currently accepting new clients. I may be the right fit for you if the following reminds you of yourself. You’ve struggled with not feeling good enough for as long as you can remember. This has impacted your relationships and often leaves you feeling anxious and insecure. You tell yourself you should feel happy, but you don't. You’re confused, feeling lost and like you don't even know what you want or who you are. You’ve been trying to get better for some time. You've picked up books, followed how-to's, listened to podcasts and so on. And so far… nothing has worked.
(289) 206-6832 View (289) 206-6832
Photo of Niagara Counselling Associates , Registered Social Worker in Ridgeway, ON
Niagara Counselling Associates
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Fonthill, ON L0S
Professional counsellor, 28+ years, with appointments Monday to Friday 10 am to 10 pm with an office in Welland, as well as a counselling professor at Niagara College for 21 years teaching Child & Youth Worker diploma program, Counselling Skills for Human Services Certificate program & the Community Mental Health Certificate programs. Listed as one of the 3 Best Rated Marriage Counsellors in Niagara and won the 2019 to 2022 Readers Choice Awards for Best Marriage, Family and Individual Counsellor and Best Mental Health Consultant; Readers Choice Award for Best Overall Professional Services for 2023. Accepting new clients!
Professional counsellor, 28+ years, with appointments Monday to Friday 10 am to 10 pm with an office in Welland, as well as a counselling professor at Niagara College for 21 years teaching Child & Youth Worker diploma program, Counselling Skills for Human Services Certificate program & the Community Mental Health Certificate programs. Listed as one of the 3 Best Rated Marriage Counsellors in Niagara and won the 2019 to 2022 Readers Choice Awards for Best Marriage, Family and Individual Counsellor and Best Mental Health Consultant; Readers Choice Award for Best Overall Professional Services for 2023. Accepting new clients!
(905) 988-5748 View (905) 988-5748
Photo of Heidi TeBrake Counselling, Registered Social Worker in Ridgeway, ON
Heidi TeBrake Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fonthill, ON L0S
If you are affected by stress, anxiety or depression, or need post adoption support, please let me help you to find your inner strengths so that you can feel renewed hope. My background of working with people who experience mental health challenges, family crisis, and changing family dynamics through adoption, leads me to have a passion for teaching and guiding people as they adjust to life situations and make the changes they choose to make. Finding a way forward when dealing with the stress and changes resulting from COVID 19 is something we can do together.
If you are affected by stress, anxiety or depression, or need post adoption support, please let me help you to find your inner strengths so that you can feel renewed hope. My background of working with people who experience mental health challenges, family crisis, and changing family dynamics through adoption, leads me to have a passion for teaching and guiding people as they adjust to life situations and make the changes they choose to make. Finding a way forward when dealing with the stress and changes resulting from COVID 19 is something we can do together.
(289) 768-8740 View (289) 768-8740
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Dianna Ilk
Registered Psychotherapist, MFA, MA
Verified Verified
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S
Accepting New Clients. When you find yourself going through a life transition, feeling anxious or depressed, or grieving a loss, you might feel confused and overwhelmed. Often our thoughts and feelings get tangled with expectations leaving us unsure about how to move forward in our lives. Together we will explore what is working for you and what parts of your self are being challenged. By developing greater self-awareness and practicing self-acceptance, you will begin to discover new ways to grow and strengthen as a person. When you know yourself better you can begin to intercept unhealthy patterns of living as they emerge.
Accepting New Clients. When you find yourself going through a life transition, feeling anxious or depressed, or grieving a loss, you might feel confused and overwhelmed. Often our thoughts and feelings get tangled with expectations leaving us unsure about how to move forward in our lives. Together we will explore what is working for you and what parts of your self are being challenged. By developing greater self-awareness and practicing self-acceptance, you will begin to discover new ways to grow and strengthen as a person. When you know yourself better you can begin to intercept unhealthy patterns of living as they emerge.
(343) 307-5663 View (343) 307-5663
Photo of Amanda Anastacio, Registered Psychotherapist in Ridgeway, ON
Amanda Anastacio
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fonthill, ON L0S
Are you struggling with re-living experiences from your past? The version of yourself just out of reach and held back by rumination, self-doubt, depression and/or fear? Struggle handling stress or knowing who you are? Wounded and shackled by the daily slog of modern-day living. Or are you in a relationship where arguments are frequent or withdrawal is commonplace? Where the primary issue seems to fall on 'poor communication' and you find yourself questioning what got you together, to begin with? Marriage, partnerships and relationships should be a place you find comfort and solace in, not abandonment, rejection and fear.
Are you struggling with re-living experiences from your past? The version of yourself just out of reach and held back by rumination, self-doubt, depression and/or fear? Struggle handling stress or knowing who you are? Wounded and shackled by the daily slog of modern-day living. Or are you in a relationship where arguments are frequent or withdrawal is commonplace? Where the primary issue seems to fall on 'poor communication' and you find yourself questioning what got you together, to begin with? Marriage, partnerships and relationships should be a place you find comfort and solace in, not abandonment, rejection and fear.
(289) 813-7329 View (289) 813-7329
Photo of Emily Schild, Counsellor in Ridgeway, ON
Emily Schild
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified Verified
Fonthill, ON L0S
I believe in the transformative power of holistic healing. My approach is rooted in warmth and authenticity, offering a range of services designed to nurture your well-being from head to toe. From traditional counselling sessions to our unique walk-and-talk therapy, each interaction is guided by a commitment to your growth and comfort.
I believe in the transformative power of holistic healing. My approach is rooted in warmth and authenticity, offering a range of services designed to nurture your well-being from head to toe. From traditional counselling sessions to our unique walk-and-talk therapy, each interaction is guided by a commitment to your growth and comfort.
(289) 272-9472 View (289) 272-9472
Photo of Amanda Riley- Registered Psychotherapist + Clinical Supervisor, Registered Psychotherapist in Ridgeway, ON
Amanda Riley- Registered Psychotherapist + Clinical Supervisor
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, (Hons), Psych, MA, MHC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S  (Online Only)
I know you want to feel empowered on the path to recovery. In order to do that, you need coping skills to manage your everyday life. I help people who feel stuck in some areas of their lives. There are many different ways that we can get stuck. Maybe it is a behaviour that you are having a hard time changing. Maybe it is an emotional state you can't get rid of. Or perhaps you have relationship difficulties that won't go away even though you've tried everything.
I know you want to feel empowered on the path to recovery. In order to do that, you need coping skills to manage your everyday life. I help people who feel stuck in some areas of their lives. There are many different ways that we can get stuck. Maybe it is a behaviour that you are having a hard time changing. Maybe it is an emotional state you can't get rid of. Or perhaps you have relationship difficulties that won't go away even though you've tried everything.
(289) 203-0758 View (289) 203-0758
Photo of Carolyn Agnew-Hall, Registered Social Worker in Ridgeway, ON
Carolyn Agnew-Hall
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S
I believe that anyone can benefit from counselling. We all have our struggles and sometimes talking with someone in a safe, supportive and confidential environment can help to see things differently, develop new skills to put toward problems, and create new meaning about your own personal story. The most important factor in the therapeutic relationship, as in any relationship, is feeling safe and understood. I offer a warm, non-judgmental and open space in which to deepen your self-awareness and reach your goals.
I believe that anyone can benefit from counselling. We all have our struggles and sometimes talking with someone in a safe, supportive and confidential environment can help to see things differently, develop new skills to put toward problems, and create new meaning about your own personal story. The most important factor in the therapeutic relationship, as in any relationship, is feeling safe and understood. I offer a warm, non-judgmental and open space in which to deepen your self-awareness and reach your goals.
(289) 207-5284 View (289) 207-5284
Photo of Karen Smith Herrow, Registered Social Worker in Ridgeway, ON
Karen Smith Herrow
Registered Social Worker, MSW , MEd, RSW
Verified Verified
Fonthill, ON L0S
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Are you facing a challenge or life transition? Do you want to make changes, but are not sure where to begin? It is common for people to feel stuck. Life, at times, can seem perplexing, painful, and overwhelming. Sometimes we need a space and place to talk things out, gather resources, look at challenges in new ways, and plan for a way forward. I work collaboratively with you, building upon your inner strength and resiliency. I honour your story and journey while helping you to achieve your goals, face life challenges, connect with supportive resources, and move forward in healing.
Are you feeling stressed or overwhelmed? Are you facing a challenge or life transition? Do you want to make changes, but are not sure where to begin? It is common for people to feel stuck. Life, at times, can seem perplexing, painful, and overwhelming. Sometimes we need a space and place to talk things out, gather resources, look at challenges in new ways, and plan for a way forward. I work collaboratively with you, building upon your inner strength and resiliency. I honour your story and journey while helping you to achieve your goals, face life challenges, connect with supportive resources, and move forward in healing.
(289) 301-8049 View (289) 301-8049
Photo of Danielle Watson, Registered Psychotherapist in Ridgeway, ON
Danielle Watson
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fenwick, ON L0S
You hate looking at yourself in the mirror due to a distorted body image. You are anxious around food and how many calories are in it. You are always concerned with whether or not you have gained weight. Or you may find it hard to get out of bed in the morning. It is hard to find the motivation to do the things you used to enjoy. Every day seems like a burden that takes all your energy. You struggle to thrive in your daily life due to poor self-esteem or confidence. Does this sound like you or someone you know? I may be able to help you. Contact me for a free consultation to see if I would be a good fit for you.
You hate looking at yourself in the mirror due to a distorted body image. You are anxious around food and how many calories are in it. You are always concerned with whether or not you have gained weight. Or you may find it hard to get out of bed in the morning. It is hard to find the motivation to do the things you used to enjoy. Every day seems like a burden that takes all your energy. You struggle to thrive in your daily life due to poor self-esteem or confidence. Does this sound like you or someone you know? I may be able to help you. Contact me for a free consultation to see if I would be a good fit for you.
(289) 804-8235 View (289) 804-8235
Photo of Susan Chudzik Sipos, Psychologist in Ridgeway, ON
Susan Chudzik Sipos
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified Verified
Fonthill, ON L0S
Suffering from PTSD? Feeling Depressed? Frustrated? Anxious? CBT Niagara can help you change the way you are thinking, feeling, and responding to certain stressors. CBT is a well researched form of psychotherapy that focuses on the connection between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. It is short-term therapy designed to teach skills and strategies so a person can gain better control of their life. At CBT Niagara, we run therapy groups as well as provide individual sessions. CBT Niagara is run by registered members of the College of Psychologists thus patients can access their workplace benefits.
Suffering from PTSD? Feeling Depressed? Frustrated? Anxious? CBT Niagara can help you change the way you are thinking, feeling, and responding to certain stressors. CBT is a well researched form of psychotherapy that focuses on the connection between one's thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. It is short-term therapy designed to teach skills and strategies so a person can gain better control of their life. At CBT Niagara, we run therapy groups as well as provide individual sessions. CBT Niagara is run by registered members of the College of Psychologists thus patients can access their workplace benefits.
(855) 945-2672 View (855) 945-2672
Photo of Vibrant Life Counselling, Registered Psychotherapist in Ridgeway, ON
Vibrant Life Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Fonthill, ON L0S
I am a firm believer in the capacity for change and the power of hope. I work with individuals who are struggling with addiction and other unwanted habits as well as overwhelming feelings such as anxiety, stress, and depression. Together, we will look for solutions to overcome challenges and achieve the goals you have set for yourself.
I am a firm believer in the capacity for change and the power of hope. I work with individuals who are struggling with addiction and other unwanted habits as well as overwhelming feelings such as anxiety, stress, and depression. Together, we will look for solutions to overcome challenges and achieve the goals you have set for yourself.
(289) 768-8413 View (289) 768-8413
Photo of Christina Scheer, Registered Social Worker in Ridgeway, ON
Christina Scheer
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Niagara on the Lake, ON L0S
Now Accepting New Clients! Clinical Supervision Available. As a Registered Master of Social Work Clinician with over 15 years of experience, my practice includes an integrated, client-centered, trauma focused approach to healing. I utilize a holistic treatment style customized to each person's needs, to help you on your healing journey. I'm a Registered Social Worker, Certified Yoga Teacher, and Reiki Master Teacher. I am a trauma-informed clinician, trained in EMDR, SMART Recovery, and certified to apply Direct Neurofeedback, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour therapy (DBT), and Psychedelic Assisted Therapy.
Now Accepting New Clients! Clinical Supervision Available. As a Registered Master of Social Work Clinician with over 15 years of experience, my practice includes an integrated, client-centered, trauma focused approach to healing. I utilize a holistic treatment style customized to each person's needs, to help you on your healing journey. I'm a Registered Social Worker, Certified Yoga Teacher, and Reiki Master Teacher. I am a trauma-informed clinician, trained in EMDR, SMART Recovery, and certified to apply Direct Neurofeedback, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour therapy (DBT), and Psychedelic Assisted Therapy.
(289) 819-1181 View (289) 819-1181
Photo of Couples and Family Therapy, Registered Social Worker in Ridgeway, ON
Couples and Family Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, DSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fonthill, ON L0S
Feeling like you've lost your conncetion with your partner or your confidence in yourself after having children? Lack of sleep, added stresses and demands, and lack of free time can put a strain on a relationship, make you feel like you're not doing enough, not doing a good enough job or that you wish you could do more things for yourself. If you're feeling like this, you're not alone. This is so common after having kids and there are ways to help! As a mom of 2, I can relate to a lot of the feelings above and I would love to help you on this journey to have a fulfilling relationship and life.
Feeling like you've lost your conncetion with your partner or your confidence in yourself after having children? Lack of sleep, added stresses and demands, and lack of free time can put a strain on a relationship, make you feel like you're not doing enough, not doing a good enough job or that you wish you could do more things for yourself. If you're feeling like this, you're not alone. This is so common after having kids and there are ways to help! As a mom of 2, I can relate to a lot of the feelings above and I would love to help you on this journey to have a fulfilling relationship and life.
(289) 301-9149 View (289) 301-9149
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Holly Keus
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Fonthill, ON L0S
I am a (Qualifying) Registered Psychotherapist through Yorkville University's Masters program. My focus is on person centered therapy approaches such as narrative therapy, strength based and emotion focused therapies. I am passionate about supporting women navigating the healthcare system at such a vulnerable time such as perinatal, pregnancy, and postpartum. I prioritize radical acceptance and a strong therapeutic relationship. My passion is to support children, teens, adults, families and I look forward to providing support and confidence to help you through struggles and to achieve your goals.
I am a (Qualifying) Registered Psychotherapist through Yorkville University's Masters program. My focus is on person centered therapy approaches such as narrative therapy, strength based and emotion focused therapies. I am passionate about supporting women navigating the healthcare system at such a vulnerable time such as perinatal, pregnancy, and postpartum. I prioritize radical acceptance and a strong therapeutic relationship. My passion is to support children, teens, adults, families and I look forward to providing support and confidence to help you through struggles and to achieve your goals.
(289) 203-0611 View (289) 203-0611
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Sarissa Black
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fonthill, ON L0S
Are you feeling triggered by recent or past trauma? Are you experiencing a big change (relationship, career, move, loss)? Going through a tough time? I specialize in life transitions and trauma resolution. I am an expert at helping people feel heard and understood. We can work together via video, telephone, in office, or in nature while we walk and talk. I specialize in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Emotion Focused Therapy for couples and individuals.
Are you feeling triggered by recent or past trauma? Are you experiencing a big change (relationship, career, move, loss)? Going through a tough time? I specialize in life transitions and trauma resolution. I am an expert at helping people feel heard and understood. We can work together via video, telephone, in office, or in nature while we walk and talk. I specialize in Accelerated Resolution Therapy (ART) and Emotion Focused Therapy for couples and individuals.
(289) 302-7460 View (289) 302-7460
Photo of Tracy Gostlow, Registered Social Worker in Ridgeway, ON
Tracy Gostlow
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Fonthill, ON L0S
Waitlist for new clients
As a whole, therapy is a place that allows people to be vulnerable. My main goal as a therapist is to provide a safe outlet for you to share your story, validate your feelings and worries, emphasize your strengths, and encourage you to carry out the quality of life you deserve.
As a whole, therapy is a place that allows people to be vulnerable. My main goal as a therapist is to provide a safe outlet for you to share your story, validate your feelings and worries, emphasize your strengths, and encourage you to carry out the quality of life you deserve.
(365) 675-0554 View (365) 675-0554
Photo of Nadine Furbacher At Willow Rock Wellness, Registered Psychotherapist in Ridgeway, ON
Nadine Furbacher At Willow Rock Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BBA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Fonthill, ON L0S  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
SENSITIVE - OVERTHINKER – OVERDOER – OVERGIVER: Do you find yourself suffering with emotional burdens, burnout, worry or moods SO HEAVY you have trouble clearing your mind? Is it hard to express what you need or just to SAY NO? Does HELPING leave you unable to do what you enjoy because your cup has NOTHING LEFT IN IT FOR YOU? Whether it's emptiness, feeling trapped, not knowing Your True Self or blowing up at the drop of a hat – this suffering finds you zoning out on your phone; with food; deep in relationship drama; binge watching; overworking; over scheduling – whatever numbs the harsh feelings you avoid at all cost.
SENSITIVE - OVERTHINKER – OVERDOER – OVERGIVER: Do you find yourself suffering with emotional burdens, burnout, worry or moods SO HEAVY you have trouble clearing your mind? Is it hard to express what you need or just to SAY NO? Does HELPING leave you unable to do what you enjoy because your cup has NOTHING LEFT IN IT FOR YOU? Whether it's emptiness, feeling trapped, not knowing Your True Self or blowing up at the drop of a hat – this suffering finds you zoning out on your phone; with food; deep in relationship drama; binge watching; overworking; over scheduling – whatever numbs the harsh feelings you avoid at all cost.
(289) 210-4938 View (289) 210-4938

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ridgeway, ON

< 10

Counsellors in Ridgeway, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Infidelity
100% Men's Issues
100% Marital and Premarital
50% Addiction

Average years in practice

28 Years

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

How Counsellors in Ridgeway, ON see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ridgeway?

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.