Therapists in South River, ON

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Robyn Lawryk
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
South River, ON P0A  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients! Has your life changed since you’ve been subjected to a brain injury? Do those around you not understand the struggle to adapt to the new you? Do you struggle to find your way in the world that was once easier to get around in? Does someone in your life have a brain injury and you are struggling to understand how to help them or make sense of it yourself?
Accepting new clients! Has your life changed since you’ve been subjected to a brain injury? Do those around you not understand the struggle to adapt to the new you? Do you struggle to find your way in the world that was once easier to get around in? Does someone in your life have a brain injury and you are struggling to understand how to help them or make sense of it yourself?
(249) 802-8955 View (249) 802-8955
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Sheryl Roy-Thomson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BFA, MACP
Verified Verified
South River, ON P0A
Finding balance amongst the pitfalls that life can throw at us can be challenging. Emotions, anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can quickly, and for some chronically, become overwhelming. Trauma, like your life experiences, is subjective and unique; as is the way one reacts to a stressful event. Some will struggle despite higher functioning, while others are challenged with basic daily tasks. You may find yourself desiring a sense of calm, clarity, and a more authentic fulfilling life. Having experience with some of life's challenges myself, I can provide you with understanding, expertise, and a genuine empathetic connection.
Finding balance amongst the pitfalls that life can throw at us can be challenging. Emotions, anxiety, depression, and self-doubt can quickly, and for some chronically, become overwhelming. Trauma, like your life experiences, is subjective and unique; as is the way one reacts to a stressful event. Some will struggle despite higher functioning, while others are challenged with basic daily tasks. You may find yourself desiring a sense of calm, clarity, and a more authentic fulfilling life. Having experience with some of life's challenges myself, I can provide you with understanding, expertise, and a genuine empathetic connection.
(249) 802-7445 View (249) 802-7445

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Brenda Tichler
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MCCP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dwight, ON P0A
Being human means experiencing a wide range of emotions which are often overwhelming and hard to manage. Society's rigid expectations can leave anyone feeling isolated and ashamed when their emotional responses don't fit the box. Emotional turmoil can severely impact relationships and self-perception, particularly after trauma, leading to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, or unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as addictions, self-harm, suicide, or disordered eating. I am here to reassure you that you're not alone in these struggles and to accompany you on your path to reclaiming control and fostering a positive self-view.
Being human means experiencing a wide range of emotions which are often overwhelming and hard to manage. Society's rigid expectations can leave anyone feeling isolated and ashamed when their emotional responses don't fit the box. Emotional turmoil can severely impact relationships and self-perception, particularly after trauma, leading to depression, anxiety, relationship conflicts, or unhealthy coping mechanisms, such as addictions, self-harm, suicide, or disordered eating. I am here to reassure you that you're not alone in these struggles and to accompany you on your path to reclaiming control and fostering a positive self-view.
(249) 523-3038 View (249) 523-3038
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Jennifer Miller
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Novar, ON P0A
Waitlist for new clients
I am a registered psychotherapist and registered social worker. I have worked in the field of social work for over ten years. I have extensive experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship and attachment issues, etc. In addition to a master’s degree in counselling psychology, I also hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in both psychology and social work (specializing in Indigenous studies).
I am a registered psychotherapist and registered social worker. I have worked in the field of social work for over ten years. I have extensive experience treating trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship and attachment issues, etc. In addition to a master’s degree in counselling psychology, I also hold Bachelor of Arts degrees in both psychology and social work (specializing in Indigenous studies).
(249) 202-2080 View (249) 202-2080
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Binczak Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP, CSAT, CCAC, CCS-AC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sundridge, ON P0A  (Online Only)
Are you seeking a supportive outlet to address childhood issues, navigate traumatic events, manage anger spells, and alleviate feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, I invite you to explore healthier alternatives than the temporary relief found in alcohol, shopping sprees, or excessive consumption of adult content. If you've found yourself preoccupied with non-medical drug use or starting your day with a sweet treat to trigger a rush of dopamine, it may be time to examine these patterns. Discover how to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and explore the connection between your behaviours and past experiences.
Are you seeking a supportive outlet to address childhood issues, navigate traumatic events, manage anger spells, and alleviate feelings of depression or anxiety? If so, I invite you to explore healthier alternatives than the temporary relief found in alcohol, shopping sprees, or excessive consumption of adult content. If you've found yourself preoccupied with non-medical drug use or starting your day with a sweet treat to trigger a rush of dopamine, it may be time to examine these patterns. Discover how to regain control over your thoughts and emotions, and explore the connection between your behaviours and past experiences.
(782) 821-5577 View (782) 821-5577
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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, MSW
Verified Verified
Burks Falls, ON P0A  (Online Only)
If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
(249) 487-0858 View (249) 487-0858
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Roaming Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sundridge, ON P0A
Has life knocked you down? Life is rarely smooth sailing and sometimes, all you can do is row. There are some events that can shake us to our core. It's only human to feel discouraged and overwhelmed during those difficult times. Whether you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, going through a major life change, struggling with grief or seeking to process and heal from trauma, I am here to provide a safe space for rowing and will offer practical tools starting at our first session. Mes services sont aussi offerts en français.
Has life knocked you down? Life is rarely smooth sailing and sometimes, all you can do is row. There are some events that can shake us to our core. It's only human to feel discouraged and overwhelmed during those difficult times. Whether you are struggling with stress, depression, anxiety, addiction, going through a major life change, struggling with grief or seeking to process and heal from trauma, I am here to provide a safe space for rowing and will offer practical tools starting at our first session. Mes services sont aussi offerts en français.
(249) 802-8475 View (249) 802-8475
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Jonathon Collins
Registered Psychotherapist, DAC, BA, RP, OAMHP
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Burks Falls, ON P0A
Hello, I am currently accepting new in-person and online clients. Working together, we can improve your coping skills, set healthy boundaries, and better regulate your emotions. Together we can develop ways to get the life you want by broadening insights to overcome challenges and plan what steps are needed to achieve your goals. For those with ADHD, I share additional guidance on proven behavioural approaches that will help you develop effective ways of working, learning and relating to others.
Hello, I am currently accepting new in-person and online clients. Working together, we can improve your coping skills, set healthy boundaries, and better regulate your emotions. Together we can develop ways to get the life you want by broadening insights to overcome challenges and plan what steps are needed to achieve your goals. For those with ADHD, I share additional guidance on proven behavioural approaches that will help you develop effective ways of working, learning and relating to others.
(249) 503-4475 View (249) 503-4475
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Courtney Evans
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Burks Falls, ON P0A
Hi there. I'm Courtney and I'm a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist. I specialize in anxiety, panic, health anxiety, as well as burnout and body image. My approach is curious and conversational, with a priority in you feeling safe. I'm trained in a number of different treatment modalities including DBT, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and CBT and use them to inform my work.
Hi there. I'm Courtney and I'm a Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist. I specialize in anxiety, panic, health anxiety, as well as burnout and body image. My approach is curious and conversational, with a priority in you feeling safe. I'm trained in a number of different treatment modalities including DBT, Narrative Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Mindfulness-Based Approaches, and CBT and use them to inform my work.
(249) 703-5226 View (249) 703-5226

Online Therapists

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Jessica Stephens Psychotherapy Supervision
Registered Psychotherapist, OT(reg), MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Eganville, ON K0J
Waitlist for new clients
"Does anyone know where the love of God goes~When the waves turn the minutes to hours?" [Gordon Lightfoot]...Peoples' curiosity and courage are natural resources & forces that amplify therapy process and results. After years of experience, I am convinced that the most powerful tools for recovery are CBT, DBT (cognitive & dialectical behaviour therapy), EMDR and cardio-emotive feedback therapy... All are founded on the latest scientific findings on the neurobiology of attachment and "heart/brain" treatments. Along with time-tested healing traditions, together we can activate your innate instinct & privilege to become whole and connect meaningfully with others .
"Does anyone know where the love of God goes~When the waves turn the minutes to hours?" [Gordon Lightfoot]...Peoples' curiosity and courage are natural resources & forces that amplify therapy process and results. After years of experience, I am convinced that the most powerful tools for recovery are CBT, DBT (cognitive & dialectical behaviour therapy), EMDR and cardio-emotive feedback therapy... All are founded on the latest scientific findings on the neurobiology of attachment and "heart/brain" treatments. Along with time-tested healing traditions, together we can activate your innate instinct & privilege to become whole and connect meaningfully with others .
(866) 272-3729 View (866) 272-3729
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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1B  (Online Only)
Are you feeling disconnected to yourself, loved ones, or society? Do you question whether you are a good father, son, or partner? Do you feel angry, stuck, overwhelmed, powerless, guilty, or "not normal". Many men struggle with their mental health without seeking help or reaching out for support. Often, this struggle may lead to addiction, anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, suicidal ideation, poor relationships, grief, low self-esteem, or low self-worth. First Step Men's Therapy offers a safe, warm, and inviting space for men to heal, learn, and grow. Book a free consultation today by clicking the "Website" button to learn more.
Are you feeling disconnected to yourself, loved ones, or society? Do you question whether you are a good father, son, or partner? Do you feel angry, stuck, overwhelmed, powerless, guilty, or "not normal". Many men struggle with their mental health without seeking help or reaching out for support. Often, this struggle may lead to addiction, anxiety, depression, shame, guilt, suicidal ideation, poor relationships, grief, low self-esteem, or low self-worth. First Step Men's Therapy offers a safe, warm, and inviting space for men to heal, learn, and grow. Book a free consultation today by clicking the "Website" button to learn more.
(289) 301-8375 View (289) 301-8375
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Tahnee Boynton
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, ADTP, MACP, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
Shanty Bay, ON L0L  (Online Only)
Our life journeys are all unique as are our lived experiences. I understand that there are times when we all need support. Together, we will work on personal growth and self-discovery to help you heal. I have a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (individual), with a postgraduate certificate in addictions treatment. I have over a decade of experience in the mental health, addictions, and justice fields, providing one-on-one support in various roles.
Our life journeys are all unique as are our lived experiences. I understand that there are times when we all need support. Together, we will work on personal growth and self-discovery to help you heal. I have a Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology and I am a Certified Clinical Trauma Specialist (individual), with a postgraduate certificate in addictions treatment. I have over a decade of experience in the mental health, addictions, and justice fields, providing one-on-one support in various roles.
(249) 802-7162 View (249) 802-7162
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Charlene Lekx
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MDiv, MEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Torrance, ON P0C  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can leave you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, confused, anxious, and frustrated. You want to know how to cope better, but you’re not sure where to begin. You want to share your story with someone who will truly listen to you, hear what you’re saying, and respond to you with compassion. I can do that for you.
Sometimes life can leave you feeling stressed, overwhelmed, confused, anxious, and frustrated. You want to know how to cope better, but you’re not sure where to begin. You want to share your story with someone who will truly listen to you, hear what you’re saying, and respond to you with compassion. I can do that for you.
(289) 512-0624 View (289) 512-0624
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Danielle Morrow
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
North Bay, ON P1B
Hi there – thanks for clicking on my page. I can appreciate that choosing a therapist who is a good fit can be a journey in and of itself. There can be a lot of choice and it can be difficult to know where to start or what to look for. I find it awkward to introduce myself on a website so feel free to connect with for a free 15-minute phone/video chat (where I believe my personable and professional nature better comes through). If either of us feels that we are not a good fit, I am happy to help assist you in narrowing your search from there.
Hi there – thanks for clicking on my page. I can appreciate that choosing a therapist who is a good fit can be a journey in and of itself. There can be a lot of choice and it can be difficult to know where to start or what to look for. I find it awkward to introduce myself on a website so feel free to connect with for a free 15-minute phone/video chat (where I believe my personable and professional nature better comes through). If either of us feels that we are not a good fit, I am happy to help assist you in narrowing your search from there.
(705) 303-7901 View (705) 303-7901
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Juliana Santos
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Midland, ON L4R
It can be hard, at times, to balance all life demands. You might experience being disconnected from yourself and others. Maybe you find that your needs are at the bottom of your priority list. In times of uncertainty, more and more, it is not uncommon to face feelings of prolonged stress, anxiety and overwhelm. We mind find ourselves without options to cope, or that the strategies we usually resort to are not getting us far. We might feel getting close to burnout, being stuck on intricate conflicts, or even having to deal with the physical manifestations of distress, such as chronic illnesses and chronic pain.
It can be hard, at times, to balance all life demands. You might experience being disconnected from yourself and others. Maybe you find that your needs are at the bottom of your priority list. In times of uncertainty, more and more, it is not uncommon to face feelings of prolonged stress, anxiety and overwhelm. We mind find ourselves without options to cope, or that the strategies we usually resort to are not getting us far. We might feel getting close to burnout, being stuck on intricate conflicts, or even having to deal with the physical manifestations of distress, such as chronic illnesses and chronic pain.
(249) 507-0597 View (249) 507-0597
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WinterWalk Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Orillia, ON L3V
Struggling to achieve what you think you "ought" to be achieving? Finding barriers you can't seem to overcome on your own? Looking for someone to hold space for you? Life can present challenges in all forms; I am committed to helping you navigate those through flexible, dynamic, and engaging approaches. Let's weave together seemingly disparate parts of your life to help you to feel well. Do well. And be well. I am keen to meet you where you are at and recognize that that looks different for every person.
Struggling to achieve what you think you "ought" to be achieving? Finding barriers you can't seem to overcome on your own? Looking for someone to hold space for you? Life can present challenges in all forms; I am committed to helping you navigate those through flexible, dynamic, and engaging approaches. Let's weave together seemingly disparate parts of your life to help you to feel well. Do well. And be well. I am keen to meet you where you are at and recognize that that looks different for every person.
(249) 503-8481 View (249) 503-8481
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MB Counselling and Consulting - Mariana Benitez
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M
Healing and growing can be a hard journey to travel alone, and asking for help when we feel stuck can be even harder. I am here to help! Whether you are experiencing difficulties in your intimate relationships, have parenting concerns, experiencing stress, anxiety or depression; a lot can be done to help those concerns be addressed and improved. Our ability to better cope and build strength and resilience is often connected to our motivation and willingness to work on making changes. It is when you feel you want to do something different but you don't know what to do, that the help from a professional can make a big difference!
Healing and growing can be a hard journey to travel alone, and asking for help when we feel stuck can be even harder. I am here to help! Whether you are experiencing difficulties in your intimate relationships, have parenting concerns, experiencing stress, anxiety or depression; a lot can be done to help those concerns be addressed and improved. Our ability to better cope and build strength and resilience is often connected to our motivation and willingness to work on making changes. It is when you feel you want to do something different but you don't know what to do, that the help from a professional can make a big difference!
(249) 294-1289 View (249) 294-1289
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Kristen Burgess, RN - Psychotherapist
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, BScN
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Petawawa, ON K8H  (Online Only)
The connection between Mental Wellness and your overall health runs deep. Building & maintaining a solid foundation is key to a happy & fulfilling life. I understand the unique needs of individuals tired of feeling anxious, burnt out, depressed, overstimulated & undervalued... It's time to transform your experience & excel without sacrificing your well-being! The balance you have been longing for does exist! Managing your symptoms is achievable, and the light at the end of the tunnel is closer with the right support!
The connection between Mental Wellness and your overall health runs deep. Building & maintaining a solid foundation is key to a happy & fulfilling life. I understand the unique needs of individuals tired of feeling anxious, burnt out, depressed, overstimulated & undervalued... It's time to transform your experience & excel without sacrificing your well-being! The balance you have been longing for does exist! Managing your symptoms is achievable, and the light at the end of the tunnel is closer with the right support!
(343) 801-4468 View (343) 801-4468
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Robyn Denison Moore
Registered Psychotherapist, CYW, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Haliburton, ON K0M  (Online Only)
Welcome! I would be honoured to hear your story and travel with you to a more balanced future. I specialize in helping others by walking with them in the moment, starting from where they are along their path. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families to improve their mental health. I utilize evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. I strive to integrate a number of therapeutic approaches molding my approach to the individual’s needs, preferences, and strengths in achieving their goals on their mental health journey.
Welcome! I would be honoured to hear your story and travel with you to a more balanced future. I specialize in helping others by walking with them in the moment, starting from where they are along their path. I am a Registered Psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents and families to improve their mental health. I utilize evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and mindfulness. I strive to integrate a number of therapeutic approaches molding my approach to the individual’s needs, preferences, and strengths in achieving their goals on their mental health journey.
(249) 507-0594 View (249) 507-0594
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Kristina Giacobbe
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Orillia, ON L3V
You’re making the brave decision to show up for you and your wellness - and that is worth celebration! I look forward to meeting with you, and am honoured to walk this journey alongside you. Send me an email to schedule a free 15-minute consultation, and we can discuss how I can support you, your child, or your family with their goals!
You’re making the brave decision to show up for you and your wellness - and that is worth celebration! I look forward to meeting with you, and am honoured to walk this journey alongside you. Send me an email to schedule a free 15-minute consultation, and we can discuss how I can support you, your child, or your family with their goals!
(249) 487-0708 View (249) 487-0708

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in South River, ON

< 10

Counsellors in South River, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% ADHD
100% Coping Skills
100% Stress
100% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Green Shield Canada
100% SunLife
100% Manulife

How Counsellors in South River, ON see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in South River?

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.