Therapists in Stittsville, ON

Photo of Emma Edgar, Registered Social Worker in Stittsville, ON
Emma Edgar
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stittsville, ON K2S
I work primarily with children, adolescents, and their families to address challenges related to attachment, anxiety, depression, family conflict, developmental trauma and emotional dysregulation. The individuals and families I work with often need support in processing and regulating complex emotions or navigating stress and anxiety. When working with children, I encourage caregiver engagement in the therapy process where possible to support and bolster parent-child attachment needs. Families who come to me are generally looking for support in building resiliency and a sense of well-being.
I work primarily with children, adolescents, and their families to address challenges related to attachment, anxiety, depression, family conflict, developmental trauma and emotional dysregulation. The individuals and families I work with often need support in processing and regulating complex emotions or navigating stress and anxiety. When working with children, I encourage caregiver engagement in the therapy process where possible to support and bolster parent-child attachment needs. Families who come to me are generally looking for support in building resiliency and a sense of well-being.
(613) 831-4547 View (613) 831-4547
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Fernbank Road Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, BSc, PSW
Verified Verified
Stittsville, ON K2S
Not accepting new clients
As an individual therapist, my interest lies in helping you uncover your deepest potential and encourage you towards the life you desire. If you are experiencing barriers to living your authentic self, feel emotionally/cognitively stuck, or are just looking for extra support through a difficult time or event in your life, I’m here for you. Reaching out is not easy and I appreciate the courage it takes to call, or email me. When you’re ready to take those first steps of simply showing up, you might discover that you have set something special in motion, something that activates your own unique process, of becoming wholly you.
As an individual therapist, my interest lies in helping you uncover your deepest potential and encourage you towards the life you desire. If you are experiencing barriers to living your authentic self, feel emotionally/cognitively stuck, or are just looking for extra support through a difficult time or event in your life, I’m here for you. Reaching out is not easy and I appreciate the courage it takes to call, or email me. When you’re ready to take those first steps of simply showing up, you might discover that you have set something special in motion, something that activates your own unique process, of becoming wholly you.
(343) 307-7230 View (343) 307-7230
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(Ali) Alexandra Brabazon
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stittsville, ON K2S
Accepting New Clients! Are you experiencing social, occupational or academic stress in your life? Are anxiety, depression and/or other clinical issues impacting your well-being? Are you struggling with relationships? Life can throw immense challenges our way and determining how to manage them and achieve our goals can be overwhelming. As a Psychotherapist, my role is to ride with you on this journey we call life for as little or as long as you need. We will work together to determine how to best tackle your goals, implement tools and coping strategies that best fit your needs, and lead you down a path towards positive change.
Accepting New Clients! Are you experiencing social, occupational or academic stress in your life? Are anxiety, depression and/or other clinical issues impacting your well-being? Are you struggling with relationships? Life can throw immense challenges our way and determining how to manage them and achieve our goals can be overwhelming. As a Psychotherapist, my role is to ride with you on this journey we call life for as little or as long as you need. We will work together to determine how to best tackle your goals, implement tools and coping strategies that best fit your needs, and lead you down a path towards positive change.
(343) 700-2918 View (343) 700-2918
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Mehana Heins
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Stittsville, ON K2S
I offer a safe, respectful, trusting, and collaborative approach to therapy. I am open minded, approachable, and genuine. My goal is to assist clients begin their journey towards healing, fulfillment, and happiness, by working with them to identify choices they can make in their own lives to reach their personal goals
I offer a safe, respectful, trusting, and collaborative approach to therapy. I am open minded, approachable, and genuine. My goal is to assist clients begin their journey towards healing, fulfillment, and happiness, by working with them to identify choices they can make in their own lives to reach their personal goals
(343) 321-0231 View (343) 321-0231
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Krista Bolger
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stittsville, ON K2S
I completed my Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Therapeutic Recreation through Brock University, where I supported individuals with ABI/TBI, ASD, Down Syndrome, ID and DD in establishing life skills, community involvement, social skills and identity development for the last decade. During the pandemic’s beginning, I realized the lack of mental health resources for special populations and quickly started my academic pursuits for my Masters. I work with people of all ages and abilities, being no stranger to adapting and specializing approaches to work with individuals’ unique strengths.
I completed my Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Therapeutic Recreation through Brock University, where I supported individuals with ABI/TBI, ASD, Down Syndrome, ID and DD in establishing life skills, community involvement, social skills and identity development for the last decade. During the pandemic’s beginning, I realized the lack of mental health resources for special populations and quickly started my academic pursuits for my Masters. I work with people of all ages and abilities, being no stranger to adapting and specializing approaches to work with individuals’ unique strengths.
(613) 831-4547 View (613) 831-4547
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Sandy Botham
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stittsville, ON K2S
Not accepting new clients
When human beings experience life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to feel as though they are unravelling. With 29 years of experience in the counselling field, I strive to create a space where people feel heard, respected, and safe. I enjoy working with youth, adults and parents to create a personalized approach that results in personal growth. We can work to build coping skills, strive towards growth, and bring about change. I will help you to discover and learn more about yourself, and your relationships with others.
When human beings experience life stressors, it is not uncommon for their lives to feel as though they are unravelling. With 29 years of experience in the counselling field, I strive to create a space where people feel heard, respected, and safe. I enjoy working with youth, adults and parents to create a personalized approach that results in personal growth. We can work to build coping skills, strive towards growth, and bring about change. I will help you to discover and learn more about yourself, and your relationships with others.
(613) 704-5684 View (613) 704-5684
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Nadine Samaroo
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stittsville, ON K2S
The main client issues I focus on are: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress, and/or trauma. I am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive space for individuals to share, engage in self-exploration, build resilience, and live freely. It is important that my sessions feel like a collaboration with my clients, where together we outline and work to achieve their goals. Under these conditions, I can help clients recognize, accept, regulate, and transform the "negative" emotions that stem from the issues above.
The main client issues I focus on are: depression, anxiety, self-esteem, stress, and/or trauma. I am dedicated to creating a safe and supportive space for individuals to share, engage in self-exploration, build resilience, and live freely. It is important that my sessions feel like a collaboration with my clients, where together we outline and work to achieve their goals. Under these conditions, I can help clients recognize, accept, regulate, and transform the "negative" emotions that stem from the issues above.
(343) 307-6562 View (343) 307-6562
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Megan Beninger
RN, CNP (Q)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Stittsville, ON K2S  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist who has a passion for helping people like you. I bring authenticity and heart to our sessions. I ensure there is no "stuffiness" or awkwardness because feeling comfortable is essential when allowing yourself to be open and vulnerable. I work with individuals with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, coping with chronic illness, overwhelm, stress, caregiver burnout, and interpersonal concerns. I integrate techniques and approaches grounded in evidence-based practices like CBT, DBT and mindfulness-based interventions. I am also very interested in somatic based approaches.
I am a Registered Nurse Psychotherapist who has a passion for helping people like you. I bring authenticity and heart to our sessions. I ensure there is no "stuffiness" or awkwardness because feeling comfortable is essential when allowing yourself to be open and vulnerable. I work with individuals with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, coping with chronic illness, overwhelm, stress, caregiver burnout, and interpersonal concerns. I integrate techniques and approaches grounded in evidence-based practices like CBT, DBT and mindfulness-based interventions. I am also very interested in somatic based approaches.
(343) 321-0580 View (343) 321-0580
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Maryse Hebert
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Stittsville, ON K2S
At Aura Counselling, I provide a warm and compassionate therapeutic environment where you can tell me your story without fear of judgment or invalidation so that you feel understood. Therapy will give you the opportunity to be heard authentically and receive full acceptance for your current experience. Through therapy, you may gain a deeper understanding about yourself and your presenting concern, helping you work through past or present hurts which in turn leads to healing.
At Aura Counselling, I provide a warm and compassionate therapeutic environment where you can tell me your story without fear of judgment or invalidation so that you feel understood. Therapy will give you the opportunity to be heard authentically and receive full acceptance for your current experience. Through therapy, you may gain a deeper understanding about yourself and your presenting concern, helping you work through past or present hurts which in turn leads to healing.
(343) 304-6287 View (343) 304-6287
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Stacey de Savoye
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Stittsville, ON K2S  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients: Stacey is a registered Social Worker (MSW) with 20+ years in Canada and Great Britain. Stacey focuses on unlocking one's inherent resiliency to meet life's biggest challenges and develops the skills to process, cope and flourish. Having worked extensively with children, teens, adults and families, Military, Police and Veterans in a variety of settings including NICU, Pediatric Oncology, Canadian Armed Forces Bases and Palliative Care. Stacey knows that life's struggles can come in many different forms and coping can be one of life's biggest challenges.
Accepting New Clients: Stacey is a registered Social Worker (MSW) with 20+ years in Canada and Great Britain. Stacey focuses on unlocking one's inherent resiliency to meet life's biggest challenges and develops the skills to process, cope and flourish. Having worked extensively with children, teens, adults and families, Military, Police and Veterans in a variety of settings including NICU, Pediatric Oncology, Canadian Armed Forces Bases and Palliative Care. Stacey knows that life's struggles can come in many different forms and coping can be one of life's biggest challenges.
(343) 801-1478 View (343) 801-1478
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Isabella Gondek
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, CPA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stittsville, ON K2S
Isabella is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Isabella works with adolescents and adults, providing therapy to individuals, couples and families alike. She has experience working with a broad range of concerns that include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, developmental trauma, post-traumatic stress, grief, paranoia, anger, self-esteem and intimacy issues. Isabella incorporates research-based interventions to help strengthen couple's relationship skills and manage different comorbidities. Isabella is fluent in English, Polish and French.
Isabella is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) at the Stradwick Psychology & Neurofeedback Clinic. Isabella works with adolescents and adults, providing therapy to individuals, couples and families alike. She has experience working with a broad range of concerns that include but are not limited to depression, anxiety, developmental trauma, post-traumatic stress, grief, paranoia, anger, self-esteem and intimacy issues. Isabella incorporates research-based interventions to help strengthen couple's relationship skills and manage different comorbidities. Isabella is fluent in English, Polish and French.
(613) 831-4547 View (613) 831-4547
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Jessica Taylor
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stittsville, ON K2S  (Online Only)
As a person and a counsellor, I believe that everyone, regardless of life circumstances, wants to feel connected and understood. Unfortunately, in today's fast-paced society, often times people do not feel heard or listened to, connected to others, and least of all understood. This being said, I believe that the relationship developed between myself and my client is the most crucial component of counselling. It is my hope that at the end of your sessions, you will develop positive coping strategies while healing unresolved feelings; but above all, that you leave feeling heard, understood and cared for.
As a person and a counsellor, I believe that everyone, regardless of life circumstances, wants to feel connected and understood. Unfortunately, in today's fast-paced society, often times people do not feel heard or listened to, connected to others, and least of all understood. This being said, I believe that the relationship developed between myself and my client is the most crucial component of counselling. It is my hope that at the end of your sessions, you will develop positive coping strategies while healing unresolved feelings; but above all, that you leave feeling heard, understood and cared for.
(343) 312-5437 x4 View (343) 312-5437 x4
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Heather Bennett
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stittsville, ON K2S
If you have connected with my profile it is likely because you or someone you care about is considering counselling. Reaching out for support is a difficult decision and it takes strength and courage. I believe that everyone can benefit from counselling at different times in their life. Whether it's a specific stress, a loss, a disconnect in a relationship, or general feeling of discomfort or dissatisfaction, counselling can help improve your health and happiness. Everyone carries unique strengths and resources to be harnessed. I will support you to identify your resiliency, using a warm, compassionate, strength-focused approach.
If you have connected with my profile it is likely because you or someone you care about is considering counselling. Reaching out for support is a difficult decision and it takes strength and courage. I believe that everyone can benefit from counselling at different times in their life. Whether it's a specific stress, a loss, a disconnect in a relationship, or general feeling of discomfort or dissatisfaction, counselling can help improve your health and happiness. Everyone carries unique strengths and resources to be harnessed. I will support you to identify your resiliency, using a warm, compassionate, strength-focused approach.
(613) 801-6927 View (613) 801-6927
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Veronica Gordanier
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, BCaBA, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stittsville, ON K2S
I imagine a well-suited client as someone who is seeking support to navigate the complexities of their inner world with compassion and understanding. They may be facing complex interactions between adolescence and the experiences of ASD, ADHD, or anxiety or the experience of loving and raising a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder. Their needs revolve around finding a safe, non-judgmental space to explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. They desire to feel validated and heard and to cultivate a sense of autonomy and empowerment in their journey to reclaim agency over their life's narrative.
I imagine a well-suited client as someone who is seeking support to navigate the complexities of their inner world with compassion and understanding. They may be facing complex interactions between adolescence and the experiences of ASD, ADHD, or anxiety or the experience of loving and raising a child with a neurodevelopmental disorder. Their needs revolve around finding a safe, non-judgmental space to explore their emotions, thoughts, and experiences. They desire to feel validated and heard and to cultivate a sense of autonomy and empowerment in their journey to reclaim agency over their life's narrative.
(343) 342-1270 View (343) 342-1270
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Stittsville Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stittsville, ON K2S
Stittsville Wellness provides a wide array of mental health services offered by certified health professionals. Stittsville Welness offers services to clients of all ages and places focus on well-being from a holistic perspective. We are confident that our team of highly trained mental health professionals can address all your needs within one location or through out extensive network of colleagues.
Stittsville Wellness provides a wide array of mental health services offered by certified health professionals. Stittsville Welness offers services to clients of all ages and places focus on well-being from a holistic perspective. We are confident that our team of highly trained mental health professionals can address all your needs within one location or through out extensive network of colleagues.
(855) 953-0574 View (855) 953-0574
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Emily Corkery
Counsellor, BEd, MEd, CCC, RP-Q
Verified Verified
Stittsville, ON K2S
My overall goal is to treat and support individuals by using the best possible practices and innovations. I do this by collaborating with the client to create a customized treatment plan for them. I use appropriate therapeutic counselling, interventions and education to help them overcome their mental health issues and life stresses. I want to work in partnership with individuals to achieve their full health potential. I don't simply direct a course of action; I work in collaboration with the client to help them build on their strengths and see options they may not have considered.
My overall goal is to treat and support individuals by using the best possible practices and innovations. I do this by collaborating with the client to create a customized treatment plan for them. I use appropriate therapeutic counselling, interventions and education to help them overcome their mental health issues and life stresses. I want to work in partnership with individuals to achieve their full health potential. I don't simply direct a course of action; I work in collaboration with the client to help them build on their strengths and see options they may not have considered.
(613) 707-9973 View (613) 707-9973
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Sandra Browne-Kealey
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stittsville, ON K2S
I am a registered psychotherapist providing support to children, adolescents and adults with a broad range of concerns including stress, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, trauma, grief/loss, life transitions, self-esteem, sports performance and parenting/family issues. My therapeutic approach is holistic, collaborative and compassionate, drawing from a number of evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
I am a registered psychotherapist providing support to children, adolescents and adults with a broad range of concerns including stress, anxiety, ADHD, mood disorders, trauma, grief/loss, life transitions, self-esteem, sports performance and parenting/family issues. My therapeutic approach is holistic, collaborative and compassionate, drawing from a number of evidence-based therapies such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).
(343) 342-2085 View (343) 342-2085
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Brittany Duncan
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stittsville, ON K2S
Welcome, I'm glad you're here! I am a Registered Psychotherapist, passionate about working with individuals to create meaningful connection and change. My therapeutic experience focuses on the unique qualities of my clients and my knowledge in a range of issues to create an individualized and holistic approach. I value using evidence-based practices, but also strongly align with incorporating self-compassion, relational, and narrative modalities to facilitate self-awareness and self-understanding of thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is a key component to the process.
Welcome, I'm glad you're here! I am a Registered Psychotherapist, passionate about working with individuals to create meaningful connection and change. My therapeutic experience focuses on the unique qualities of my clients and my knowledge in a range of issues to create an individualized and holistic approach. I value using evidence-based practices, but also strongly align with incorporating self-compassion, relational, and narrative modalities to facilitate self-awareness and self-understanding of thoughts, emotions, and experiences. I believe that a strong therapeutic relationship is a key component to the process.
(343) 307-0911 View (343) 307-0911
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Whitney Wesley
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified Verified
Stittsville, ON K2S  (Online Only)
If you're facing problematic substance use or addiction you probably feel tired, out of control, and maybe even hopeless. The good news is, there is hope and you're not alone. Addiction comes in many different forms and is a complex issue to manage. If you or someone you love are looking for help or support please reach out. I support people with substance use, misuse, abuse, dependence, mental health concerns, as well as their family and friends who often feel uncertain as to how to move forward.
If you're facing problematic substance use or addiction you probably feel tired, out of control, and maybe even hopeless. The good news is, there is hope and you're not alone. Addiction comes in many different forms and is a complex issue to manage. If you or someone you love are looking for help or support please reach out. I support people with substance use, misuse, abuse, dependence, mental health concerns, as well as their family and friends who often feel uncertain as to how to move forward.
(873) 514-5015 View (873) 514-5015
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Stéphanie Bédard
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RSW
Verified Verified
Stittsville, ON K2S  (Online Only)
Welcome, Bienvenue! I'm Stéphanie, a bilingual (French/English) registered psychotherapist and social worker in Ottawa, Ontario. Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, low mood/depression, or attention-deficit disorder (ADHD)? Perhaps you’re ready to learn new ways to manage stress better. If these concerns are familiar to you, know that you’re not alone in trying to navigate this complex human life. Reach out to see how we can work together to help you live a life that you’ll enjoy living.
Welcome, Bienvenue! I'm Stéphanie, a bilingual (French/English) registered psychotherapist and social worker in Ottawa, Ontario. Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, low mood/depression, or attention-deficit disorder (ADHD)? Perhaps you’re ready to learn new ways to manage stress better. If these concerns are familiar to you, know that you’re not alone in trying to navigate this complex human life. Reach out to see how we can work together to help you live a life that you’ll enjoy living.
(343) 305-5474 View (343) 305-5474

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Number of Counsellors in Stittsville, ON

80+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in Stittsville, ON who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Stress
88% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
76% Relationship Issues
70% Grief

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% SunLife
63% Blue Cross
57% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Stittsville, ON see their clients

81% In Person and Online
19% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
8% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Stittsville?

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.