Therapists in Scarborough, ON

Photo of Rachel Ginsberg - Trauma and Self-Esteem, Registered Social Worker in Scarborough, ON
Rachel Ginsberg - Trauma and Self-Esteem
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCTP-II, CSTIP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1E
I help women in their 20s-40s and teens (age 16 and up) with low self-esteem to stop self-sabotaging and regain confidence. Feeling like a failure, worthless, or broken can make life seem overwhelming and lonely. I’ll help you find the root causes of punishing self-talk and feelings of shame that keep you stuck in old patterns and feeling like you aren’t good enough. Together we’ll change the negative story you have about yourself to one that helps uncover your authentic, confident self again. You don’t have to stay trapped and keep suffering because of the past.
I help women in their 20s-40s and teens (age 16 and up) with low self-esteem to stop self-sabotaging and regain confidence. Feeling like a failure, worthless, or broken can make life seem overwhelming and lonely. I’ll help you find the root causes of punishing self-talk and feelings of shame that keep you stuck in old patterns and feeling like you aren’t good enough. Together we’ll change the negative story you have about yourself to one that helps uncover your authentic, confident self again. You don’t have to stay trapped and keep suffering because of the past.
(289) 768-6199 View (289) 768-6199
Photo of Jose Sebastian, Registered Social Worker in Scarborough, ON
Jose Sebastian
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1C  (Online Only)
Life has many challenges which leave some of us feeling overwhelmed. This can provoke anxiety and we may not know where to look for answers. Deciding to let someone into your innermost self takes courage. You need someone who is empathetic, caring, trustworthy, and non-judgemental; someone who will walk beside you, helping you re-discover your strengths and self-worth. And then change will slowly but surely begin. I believe humans are resilient. I believe everyone has the capability to change and should not suffer alone. If you are in difficulty, let us explore together how to transform your emotional turmoil into self-efficacy.
Life has many challenges which leave some of us feeling overwhelmed. This can provoke anxiety and we may not know where to look for answers. Deciding to let someone into your innermost self takes courage. You need someone who is empathetic, caring, trustworthy, and non-judgemental; someone who will walk beside you, helping you re-discover your strengths and self-worth. And then change will slowly but surely begin. I believe humans are resilient. I believe everyone has the capability to change and should not suffer alone. If you are in difficulty, let us explore together how to transform your emotional turmoil into self-efficacy.
(289) 204-2246 View (289) 204-2246
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LTTL Management Services (Tanice Lewis)
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PhD (c)
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1R
We both know that if you made your way here...then the pot is boiling over...sighh...the pressure is getting worser isn't it?.... You want to change some behaviours or thoughts of yourself, and yet you find yourself in this dark and heavy place that blocks you from the change or outcome that you deeply desire. - you might have even tried; yet the self-defeating behaviours seem to get you every time. Step into this safe space, and lean into me to gain insight, experience relatedness, gain effective tools, effective thought processing, be asked questions that tap into that deep space. Let's connect to begin that journey together.
We both know that if you made your way here...then the pot is boiling over...sighh...the pressure is getting worser isn't it?.... You want to change some behaviours or thoughts of yourself, and yet you find yourself in this dark and heavy place that blocks you from the change or outcome that you deeply desire. - you might have even tried; yet the self-defeating behaviours seem to get you every time. Step into this safe space, and lean into me to gain insight, experience relatedness, gain effective tools, effective thought processing, be asked questions that tap into that deep space. Let's connect to begin that journey together.
(365) 607-0881 View (365) 607-0881
Photo of Simple Chhabra, Registered Psychotherapist in Scarborough, ON
Simple Chhabra
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1B
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with 20+ years of experience in supporting individuals during their difficult phases of life journey. My role is to meet you where you are and work collaboratively at your own pace towards your goals.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with 20+ years of experience in supporting individuals during their difficult phases of life journey. My role is to meet you where you are and work collaboratively at your own pace towards your goals.
(289) 797-1270 View (289) 797-1270
Photo of James Vickers, Registered Social Worker in Scarborough, ON
James Vickers
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1P
Are you in a newer relationship and doubting which direction things are going in? Have you and your partner been facing increased levels of conflict that you are finding more challenging to resolve ? Are you and your partner wondering how to restore things to where they once were? Are you and your partner up against a looming threat of separation and either don't want to give up on the relationship or want to separate in respectful ways that can benefit everyone ?
Are you in a newer relationship and doubting which direction things are going in? Have you and your partner been facing increased levels of conflict that you are finding more challenging to resolve ? Are you and your partner wondering how to restore things to where they once were? Are you and your partner up against a looming threat of separation and either don't want to give up on the relationship or want to separate in respectful ways that can benefit everyone ?
(647) 697-9288 View (647) 697-9288
Photo of Michelle McMinassian, Registered Social Worker in Scarborough, ON
Michelle McMinassian
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, LCSW-Ca
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1W
My goal is to support people who are coping with challenges that can deter them from feeling balanced and comfortable. I am skilled at providing support to adolescents and adults coping with anxiety concerns, low moods, as well as end of life/grief concerns just to name a few. I hope to provide helpful tools and strategies so you can create significant impactful change. With an open mind, both you and I can foster a relationship that allows you to be able to build a foundation that gives you strength even when you may feel your weakest.
My goal is to support people who are coping with challenges that can deter them from feeling balanced and comfortable. I am skilled at providing support to adolescents and adults coping with anxiety concerns, low moods, as well as end of life/grief concerns just to name a few. I hope to provide helpful tools and strategies so you can create significant impactful change. With an open mind, both you and I can foster a relationship that allows you to be able to build a foundation that gives you strength even when you may feel your weakest.
(289) 274-9331 View (289) 274-9331
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Alex Coatsworth
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1N  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you feel anxious or depressed? Are you feeling lonely or isolated? You are not alone! Talk therapy can help you cope. We all have a need to share what we are going through in a place we feel safe, with someone who will respect and validate our experiences. This is where meaningful personal growth is rooted and it is the space I strive to create with you. In our work together, we can explore whatever issues are coming up for you and what might be holding you back. We can work toward helping you gain new insights and increasing your sense of satisfaction in life.
Do you feel stuck? Are you feeling overwhelmed or stressed? Do you feel anxious or depressed? Are you feeling lonely or isolated? You are not alone! Talk therapy can help you cope. We all have a need to share what we are going through in a place we feel safe, with someone who will respect and validate our experiences. This is where meaningful personal growth is rooted and it is the space I strive to create with you. In our work together, we can explore whatever issues are coming up for you and what might be holding you back. We can work toward helping you gain new insights and increasing your sense of satisfaction in life.
(437) 747-0868 View (437) 747-0868
Photo of Maureen Watson, Registered Social Worker in Scarborough, ON
Maureen Watson
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1B
Are you hurting, feeling broken, depressed, anxious, confused, traumatized, and/or in pain? Do you struggle with intrapersonal or interpersonal issues? Is your child and/or other family members finding it difficult to cope? You need help to manage these challenges. I believe that counseling/therapy has the potential to empower you to experience psychological and emotional healing. Allow me to help you/ your family member(s) to manage these challenges. There is hope.....you can overcome.
Are you hurting, feeling broken, depressed, anxious, confused, traumatized, and/or in pain? Do you struggle with intrapersonal or interpersonal issues? Is your child and/or other family members finding it difficult to cope? You need help to manage these challenges. I believe that counseling/therapy has the potential to empower you to experience psychological and emotional healing. Allow me to help you/ your family member(s) to manage these challenges. There is hope.....you can overcome.
(833) 531-0539 x207 View (833) 531-0539 x207
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Emaan Singh
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1S  (Online Only)
I want to thank you for taking the first step in seeking support. I acknowledge that getting here may have been tough, but you made it this far, and I commend you for that. Together, let us move forward. My experience supporting children and youth (6+) entails helping them to establish healthy relationships, social skills, executive functioning skills, emotional regulation abilities and behaviour modification techniques, all while encouraging leadership and independent thinking. My work with teens and young adults involves helping them navigate through their experiences with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and grief.
I want to thank you for taking the first step in seeking support. I acknowledge that getting here may have been tough, but you made it this far, and I commend you for that. Together, let us move forward. My experience supporting children and youth (6+) entails helping them to establish healthy relationships, social skills, executive functioning skills, emotional regulation abilities and behaviour modification techniques, all while encouraging leadership and independent thinking. My work with teens and young adults involves helping them navigate through their experiences with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, and grief.
(289) 274-9403 View (289) 274-9403
Photo of Allyn Boyes, Registered Social Worker in Scarborough, ON
Allyn Boyes
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1G
Hi there, I’m Allyn; it is nice to virtually meet you. I am passionate about empowering YOU with tools, techniques and understanding that will allow you to better understand yourself and decrease symptoms of anxiety, OCD, depression, stress, PTSD and much more. I am an expert at helping clients navigate life transitions and grief, whether it be the birth of a child, loss of a job or death of a loved one. My training and expertise will help you regain some control in your life which will ultimately help you to sustain your health and well-being in the long term.
Hi there, I’m Allyn; it is nice to virtually meet you. I am passionate about empowering YOU with tools, techniques and understanding that will allow you to better understand yourself and decrease symptoms of anxiety, OCD, depression, stress, PTSD and much more. I am an expert at helping clients navigate life transitions and grief, whether it be the birth of a child, loss of a job or death of a loved one. My training and expertise will help you regain some control in your life which will ultimately help you to sustain your health and well-being in the long term.
(289) 302-6637 View (289) 302-6637
Photo of Donna Marie Mitchell, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Scarborough, ON
Donna Marie Mitchell
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BSc
Verified
3 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1J  (Online Only)
My passion for Psychotherapy is deeply rooted in my upbringing. As a child, I loved helping people around me and engaging in charitable activities. Few years ago I decided that I wanted to do more, by be apart of the change in people's lives. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of seeing couples and individuals explore and discovered their best selves. I work through a client-centered approach where my clients are able to actively take the lead during each therapy session, while I act mainly as a guide or a source of support for them. Together, we are able to develop new skills and achieve their therapeutic goals.
My passion for Psychotherapy is deeply rooted in my upbringing. As a child, I loved helping people around me and engaging in charitable activities. Few years ago I decided that I wanted to do more, by be apart of the change in people's lives. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of seeing couples and individuals explore and discovered their best selves. I work through a client-centered approach where my clients are able to actively take the lead during each therapy session, while I act mainly as a guide or a source of support for them. Together, we are able to develop new skills and achieve their therapeutic goals.
(289) 512-0110 View (289) 512-0110
Photo of Philip Ames, Registered Psychotherapist in Scarborough, ON
Philip Ames
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1N  (Online Only)
How do you heal the ache you feel inside? If you are feeling overwhelmed, engaging in therapy can help you feel calm again. You may be struggling with anxiety or panic and nothing seems to work to get rid of it! As a result you feel limited in your relationships or work. Growing frustration with continued anxiety can block you from creating the life you desire. Anxiety and panic attacks can feel like annoying house guests who EAT everything in your FRIDGE and never, ever LEAVE.
How do you heal the ache you feel inside? If you are feeling overwhelmed, engaging in therapy can help you feel calm again. You may be struggling with anxiety or panic and nothing seems to work to get rid of it! As a result you feel limited in your relationships or work. Growing frustration with continued anxiety can block you from creating the life you desire. Anxiety and panic attacks can feel like annoying house guests who EAT everything in your FRIDGE and never, ever LEAVE.
(647) 370-8803 View (647) 370-8803
Photo of Mattea Rivers, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Scarborough, ON
Mattea Rivers
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP(C), RPQ, BA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1X  (Online Only)
Life can be unpredictable, full of good times, and not-so-good times. Facing the obstacles that are thrown our way can be overwhelming, leaving you feeling defeated, isolated, or stuck. The good news is we are all on this journey together, so you don’t have to do it alone! I am here to be your confidant and to provide a safe space where you can feel comfortable exploring the relationship you have with yourself or with others. I know what it's like to feel like you don’t know what to do, where to go, or how to keep moving forward.
Life can be unpredictable, full of good times, and not-so-good times. Facing the obstacles that are thrown our way can be overwhelming, leaving you feeling defeated, isolated, or stuck. The good news is we are all on this journey together, so you don’t have to do it alone! I am here to be your confidant and to provide a safe space where you can feel comfortable exploring the relationship you have with yourself or with others. I know what it's like to feel like you don’t know what to do, where to go, or how to keep moving forward.
(289) 301-9597 View (289) 301-9597
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Elsa Alvarez Castro
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1T
Do you have the feeling that your life is not what you had dreamed of? What would you think if I told you that you are prepared to overcome those circumstances by empowering yourself to make your dreams come true? After receiving my psychologist's degree in Colombia, I have accumulated almost 20 years of experience that I will put at your service in person or online.
Do you have the feeling that your life is not what you had dreamed of? What would you think if I told you that you are prepared to overcome those circumstances by empowering yourself to make your dreams come true? After receiving my psychologist's degree in Colombia, I have accumulated almost 20 years of experience that I will put at your service in person or online.
(365) 653-5457 View (365) 653-5457
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Jelum Raval
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1J  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Jelum Raval, a Registered Psychotherapist with years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. Over the course of my career, I've helped numerous clients to cope with a wide range of challenges, including mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, relationship and family issues, and parenting concerns.
Hi, I'm Jelum Raval, a Registered Psychotherapist with years of experience providing therapy to individuals, couples, and families. Over the course of my career, I've helped numerous clients to cope with a wide range of challenges, including mood and anxiety disorders, ADHD, relationship and family issues, and parenting concerns.
(289) 302-7266 View (289) 302-7266
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Cheryl G. Westlake
Registered Psychotherapist, CYW, RP
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1B
It is a stressful and anxious time, post pandemic and we are all processing that in different ways. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Child and Youth Care Practitioner with over 25 years experience working with individuals, couples, co-parents, children, teens and families. I have been a long-term foster parent to adolescents. I work with people of all ages. I have experience in education, private practice and non-profit sectors. My hours are quite flexible. I offer telephone, virtual and limited in person.
It is a stressful and anxious time, post pandemic and we are all processing that in different ways. I am a Registered Psychotherapist and Child and Youth Care Practitioner with over 25 years experience working with individuals, couples, co-parents, children, teens and families. I have been a long-term foster parent to adolescents. I work with people of all ages. I have experience in education, private practice and non-profit sectors. My hours are quite flexible. I offer telephone, virtual and limited in person.
(833) 934-1744 View (833) 934-1744
Photo of Andrew Carlquist, Psychologist in Scarborough, ON
Andrew Carlquist
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1B
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in working with first responders, public safety personnel, military and veterans, and other emergency and trauma-exposed professionals. I help folks in these careers who are looking to protect against or recover from trauma, improve health and well-being, and build resilience, so that they may live happy and satisfying lives. There are unique challenges facing people in these lines of work and I am dedicated to providing culturally-competent care. Our team at Wayfound Mental Health provides clinical services to all front-line, trauma-exposed professionals, and if I'm not available then I can connect you with my team
I specialize in working with first responders, public safety personnel, military and veterans, and other emergency and trauma-exposed professionals. I help folks in these careers who are looking to protect against or recover from trauma, improve health and well-being, and build resilience, so that they may live happy and satisfying lives. There are unique challenges facing people in these lines of work and I am dedicated to providing culturally-competent care. Our team at Wayfound Mental Health provides clinical services to all front-line, trauma-exposed professionals, and if I'm not available then I can connect you with my team
(289) 278-3342 View (289) 278-3342
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Jothi Ramesh
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1L
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I work with clients to improve their resiliency and help to uncover their strengths. I use different modalities to meet the individual's needs. I use a client-centred approach that gives the client the ability to drive the sessions' goals. I help clients connect the dots between patterns that were established in their childhood and its manifestations in adult life. This aids in understanding the connection between the two and enables an exploration of ways to alter them.
I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples and families. I work with clients to improve their resiliency and help to uncover their strengths. I use different modalities to meet the individual's needs. I use a client-centred approach that gives the client the ability to drive the sessions' goals. I help clients connect the dots between patterns that were established in their childhood and its manifestations in adult life. This aids in understanding the connection between the two and enables an exploration of ways to alter them.
(437) 800-0304 View (437) 800-0304
Photo of Kaitlin MacLean, Registered Social Worker in Scarborough, ON
Kaitlin MacLean
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Scarborough, ON M1R  (Online Only)
Have you experienced a stressful or traumatic life event that has impacted your ability to focus or cope with the everyday? Trauma continues to live in our systems long after the event has happened, sometimes remaining hidden until something triggers it to come to the surface. Trauma can manifest itself in a variety of ways, including physical pain, lead to anxiety, depression, attachment or relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, addictions, and can impact our perceptions leading to unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours. My clients report a reduction in their symptoms, describe feeling calmer, lighter, and more present.
Have you experienced a stressful or traumatic life event that has impacted your ability to focus or cope with the everyday? Trauma continues to live in our systems long after the event has happened, sometimes remaining hidden until something triggers it to come to the surface. Trauma can manifest itself in a variety of ways, including physical pain, lead to anxiety, depression, attachment or relationship difficulties, low self-esteem, addictions, and can impact our perceptions leading to unhelpful thinking patterns and behaviours. My clients report a reduction in their symptoms, describe feeling calmer, lighter, and more present.
(289) 815-6194 View (289) 815-6194
Photo of DaLissa Alzner, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Scarborough, ON
DaLissa Alzner
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ, MACP, BHSc, BSc
Verified
Scarborough, ON M1P
Relatability adds a significant layer of understanding when supporting clients on their therapeutic journey. As a first generation Canadian woman, member of the BIPOC community, oldest sibling, wife and mother, I have an appreciation for the complexities that contribute to our lived experiences. My client-centered approach to treatment allows the client to take the lead during their therapeutic journey, while I provide support and if necessary, the tools and interventions that may be required to accomplish your mental health goals.
Relatability adds a significant layer of understanding when supporting clients on their therapeutic journey. As a first generation Canadian woman, member of the BIPOC community, oldest sibling, wife and mother, I have an appreciation for the complexities that contribute to our lived experiences. My client-centered approach to treatment allows the client to take the lead during their therapeutic journey, while I provide support and if necessary, the tools and interventions that may be required to accomplish your mental health goals.
(289) 273-9729 View (289) 273-9729

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Scarborough, ON

400+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Scarborough, ON who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
86% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
81% Stress
75% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

72% Green Shield Canada
66% SunLife
66% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Scarborough, ON see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
13% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Scarborough?

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.