Therapists in Strathroy, ON

Photo of Heal Therapy Counselling and Consulting Heather , Registered Social Worker in Strathroy, ON
Heal Therapy Counselling and Consulting Heather
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
Are you thinking of addressing childhood trauma or focusing on your mental health? Are you, or someone you care for, struggling with heightened anxiety or a diminished sense of life satisfaction? I extend an invitation to a warm, welcoming, and non-judgment space where we can collaboratively explore past and present concerns that may be impeding your progress towards achieving personal goals and leading the life you desire.
Are you thinking of addressing childhood trauma or focusing on your mental health? Are you, or someone you care for, struggling with heightened anxiety or a diminished sense of life satisfaction? I extend an invitation to a warm, welcoming, and non-judgment space where we can collaboratively explore past and present concerns that may be impeding your progress towards achieving personal goals and leading the life you desire.
(226) 270-6782 View (226) 270-6782
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Kelly Pardy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G  (Online Only)
Welcome - I’m so glad you’re here. I've been privileged to work with children, adults and families in various settings for over 15 years. I believe everyone deserves to be heard and seen, even if that’s not been their past lived experience. I bring a gentle, trauma informed perspective to my work and I see our time together as a collaborative journey where we explore thoughts, emotions and beliefs in a safe and non judgemental space. Part of working with me can also include broker/advocacy work; meaning I can help you navigate the many complexities in our social and community service system (ie, health care, school system, etc).
Welcome - I’m so glad you’re here. I've been privileged to work with children, adults and families in various settings for over 15 years. I believe everyone deserves to be heard and seen, even if that’s not been their past lived experience. I bring a gentle, trauma informed perspective to my work and I see our time together as a collaborative journey where we explore thoughts, emotions and beliefs in a safe and non judgemental space. Part of working with me can also include broker/advocacy work; meaning I can help you navigate the many complexities in our social and community service system (ie, health care, school system, etc).
(226) 702-8607 View (226) 702-8607
Photo of Margareta Adriana Vanderheyden, Registered Psychotherapist in Strathroy, ON
Margareta Adriana Vanderheyden
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, CHyp, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
As a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families since 1993. My work employs cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapy. I believe that we have an immense power to change our lives, and to overcome life's greatest challenges if we are self aware. Using an integrated model of therapeutic intervention which focuses on your strengths, we work together to increase your self awareness, help you identify options and choices so that you can work differently with the issue you face. Through self understanding and education, you become more resourceful in responding to life's challenges.
As a Registered Psychotherapist and Certified Canadian Counsellor, I have worked with individuals, couples, and families since 1993. My work employs cognitive behavioral and mindfulness therapy. I believe that we have an immense power to change our lives, and to overcome life's greatest challenges if we are self aware. Using an integrated model of therapeutic intervention which focuses on your strengths, we work together to increase your self awareness, help you identify options and choices so that you can work differently with the issue you face. Through self understanding and education, you become more resourceful in responding to life's challenges.
(226) 407-6083 View (226) 407-6083
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Carol Ann Nisbet
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
There are often times in our lives that create challenges and stress. When we feel overwhelmed and unable to manage, there are professionals, like myself, who want to help you return to living your best possible life. Challenges that feel unmanageable may result in us feeling lost, sad, anxious, or alone. You may experience grief, loss, stress relating to responsibilities such as caring for others, or career changes. Whenever experiences like these arise, there are caring professionals here to help. It would be my pleasure to provide a safe space for you to reflect and learn how to successfully move forward and feel better.
There are often times in our lives that create challenges and stress. When we feel overwhelmed and unable to manage, there are professionals, like myself, who want to help you return to living your best possible life. Challenges that feel unmanageable may result in us feeling lost, sad, anxious, or alone. You may experience grief, loss, stress relating to responsibilities such as caring for others, or career changes. Whenever experiences like these arise, there are caring professionals here to help. It would be my pleasure to provide a safe space for you to reflect and learn how to successfully move forward and feel better.
(226) 639-5537 View (226) 639-5537
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Karla M. Veens
Registered Social Worker, CYW, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients. Do you feel stuck and are unsure about what you want in life? Or perhaps you know what you want but are afraid to take the steps you need to take because you are struggling with your own inner self confidence and self worth. Do you place too much emphasis on what other people think about you and not enough emphasis on what you think about yourself? You may be struggling with symptoms of depression and anxiety as a result of the stressors you are experiencing in life and need some clarity about what you really want and how to get there.
Accepting new clients. Do you feel stuck and are unsure about what you want in life? Or perhaps you know what you want but are afraid to take the steps you need to take because you are struggling with your own inner self confidence and self worth. Do you place too much emphasis on what other people think about you and not enough emphasis on what you think about yourself? You may be struggling with symptoms of depression and anxiety as a result of the stressors you are experiencing in life and need some clarity about what you really want and how to get there.
(226) 778-3612 View (226) 778-3612
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Karen Gilbert
Registered Social Worker, BA, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
Sometimes in life we can feel vulnerable and alone; have symptoms of depression and anxiety; times of grief and changes in our life. These are opportunities for counselling and therapy, support and growth. Taking the chance to trust in a professional and discuss these matters privately has been a best practise for many individuals. I have been honoured to participate in many life changes for clients throughout my 20 + year career as a Social Worker in Lambton, Middlesex and Elgin Counties, London, Strathroy and St.Thomas.
Sometimes in life we can feel vulnerable and alone; have symptoms of depression and anxiety; times of grief and changes in our life. These are opportunities for counselling and therapy, support and growth. Taking the chance to trust in a professional and discuss these matters privately has been a best practise for many individuals. I have been honoured to participate in many life changes for clients throughout my 20 + year career as a Social Worker in Lambton, Middlesex and Elgin Counties, London, Strathroy and St.Thomas.
(226) 778-4725 View (226) 778-4725
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Jeff Krusky
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
Hello! If you are in need of support and want someone to talk to about your mental health, then I am glad you've found me. I work with individuals as a person-centered therapist and value the importance of your lived experiences and perceptions. The pursuit of growth, self-awareness, and positive change is a shared goal. I have experience working with clients that experience depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship conflicts, trauma, and parenting difficulties. I will work with you to help gain insights into behaviour and thoughts, reinforce your strengths, and increase your ability to cope and to change.
Hello! If you are in need of support and want someone to talk to about your mental health, then I am glad you've found me. I work with individuals as a person-centered therapist and value the importance of your lived experiences and perceptions. The pursuit of growth, self-awareness, and positive change is a shared goal. I have experience working with clients that experience depression, anxiety, life transitions, relationship conflicts, trauma, and parenting difficulties. I will work with you to help gain insights into behaviour and thoughts, reinforce your strengths, and increase your ability to cope and to change.
(226) 270-4698 View (226) 270-4698
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Honest Truth Support Services
Registered Social Service Worker, RSSW, EoLD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
Are you having a hard time and need someone to chat with that can give you a different perspective on the struggles you are facing? Well look no further! I have a wealth of knowledge that I would love to share with you! As someone who knows what it is like to struggle, I know how hard it is to know where to start. It doesn't help that mainstream media is always suggesting a new way of healing. This can be very overwhelming and financially unattainable. This is where I come in! I am a great first step on your mental wellness journey! My lower price is intentional to be more inclusive for those who pay out of pocket.
Are you having a hard time and need someone to chat with that can give you a different perspective on the struggles you are facing? Well look no further! I have a wealth of knowledge that I would love to share with you! As someone who knows what it is like to struggle, I know how hard it is to know where to start. It doesn't help that mainstream media is always suggesting a new way of healing. This can be very overwhelming and financially unattainable. This is where I come in! I am a great first step on your mental wellness journey! My lower price is intentional to be more inclusive for those who pay out of pocket.
(226) 786-0771 View (226) 786-0771
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Cynthia Workman
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCAC
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
Accepting New Clients. Life is always changing and I am a firm believer that when you can make a human connection during life's challenges and changes it can make a significant difference. In my many years of providing counselling, it has been an honor to walk with people on their healing journey and assist in creating an empowering, validating, and supportive environment. I am committed to helping others and holding hope until they can hold it themselves. I possess extensive experience and knowledge working with trauma, sexual addiction, mental health, domestic violence, relationship issues, couples, and First Nation culture.
Accepting New Clients. Life is always changing and I am a firm believer that when you can make a human connection during life's challenges and changes it can make a significant difference. In my many years of providing counselling, it has been an honor to walk with people on their healing journey and assist in creating an empowering, validating, and supportive environment. I am committed to helping others and holding hope until they can hold it themselves. I possess extensive experience and knowledge working with trauma, sexual addiction, mental health, domestic violence, relationship issues, couples, and First Nation culture.
(226) 457-6506 View (226) 457-6506
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Lisa J. Smith
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
Life will bring challenges and difficult times causing confusion, fear, anxiety, depression…and numbness. We also experience transitions and losses, not only through the death of people we love, but loss of our health, relationships, jobs. Maybe you are a Health Care Provider with moral injury as a result of your challenging work? Chronic stressors can bring up feelings of fear and a lack of belief that we can cope. Some events and relationships may leave deeper, traumatic wounds. Sometimes it just feels like it is all ‘too much’. Whatever challenge brings you here, together we can work with and process these feelings.
Life will bring challenges and difficult times causing confusion, fear, anxiety, depression…and numbness. We also experience transitions and losses, not only through the death of people we love, but loss of our health, relationships, jobs. Maybe you are a Health Care Provider with moral injury as a result of your challenging work? Chronic stressors can bring up feelings of fear and a lack of belief that we can cope. Some events and relationships may leave deeper, traumatic wounds. Sometimes it just feels like it is all ‘too much’. Whatever challenge brings you here, together we can work with and process these feelings.
(226) 840-6657 View (226) 840-6657
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Naomi Krieger- London Trauma Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
Are you stuck? Stuck in grief, anxiety or depression? Maybe you have persistent health anxiety because of longstanding or chronic illness. You might have been there for a loved one going through a health crisis- and that takes its toll, too. Or, perhaps you are experiencing burnout- due to your job or relationship. You might be facing an uncertain life transition. Perhaps you are trying to move through trauma and its aftereffects- and those can often be calmative if you work in healthcare or are a first responder. You want to feel better, happier, brighter in your life. You want to have energy, joy and contentment.
Are you stuck? Stuck in grief, anxiety or depression? Maybe you have persistent health anxiety because of longstanding or chronic illness. You might have been there for a loved one going through a health crisis- and that takes its toll, too. Or, perhaps you are experiencing burnout- due to your job or relationship. You might be facing an uncertain life transition. Perhaps you are trying to move through trauma and its aftereffects- and those can often be calmative if you work in healthcare or are a first responder. You want to feel better, happier, brighter in your life. You want to have energy, joy and contentment.
(226) 286-4908 View (226) 286-4908
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Scholastica Asahchop - S A Counselling Services
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
Feeling overwhelmed, emotionally drained and not sure of what to do? You are not alone because most people experience psychological issues from time to time in life and need help in resolving these challenges. Seeking professional help is pertinent in attaining and maintaining optimal mental health. I utilize both long-term and brief interventions approach to meet clients’ unique needs. I perform comprehensive psychosocial assessments and develop individualized treatment plans tailored to clients' needs. I work from a strength based, trauma informed framework, evidence-based practices and committed to an anti-oppressive approach.
Feeling overwhelmed, emotionally drained and not sure of what to do? You are not alone because most people experience psychological issues from time to time in life and need help in resolving these challenges. Seeking professional help is pertinent in attaining and maintaining optimal mental health. I utilize both long-term and brief interventions approach to meet clients’ unique needs. I perform comprehensive psychosocial assessments and develop individualized treatment plans tailored to clients' needs. I work from a strength based, trauma informed framework, evidence-based practices and committed to an anti-oppressive approach.
(877) 959-3274 View (877) 959-3274
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Tammie K Ross
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
At certain times in our lives, we may feel like we are stuck. We struggle with maintaining our relationships at home or work, have difficulty meeting deadlines, or are unable to deal with the emotions of what is happening in the world. Counselling is a way to work through these issues. Here are a few other reasons why individuals and couples may seek counselling: reduced emotional and physical connection due to strained communication and increased conflict, infidelity, workplace conflict/bullying, recent separation or divorce, and an inability to find a suitable partner. These situations can cause immense pain.
At certain times in our lives, we may feel like we are stuck. We struggle with maintaining our relationships at home or work, have difficulty meeting deadlines, or are unable to deal with the emotions of what is happening in the world. Counselling is a way to work through these issues. Here are a few other reasons why individuals and couples may seek counselling: reduced emotional and physical connection due to strained communication and increased conflict, infidelity, workplace conflict/bullying, recent separation or divorce, and an inability to find a suitable partner. These situations can cause immense pain.
(844) 496-3409 View (844) 496-3409
Felicia Otchet
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
Dr. Otchet is a psychologist who works in private practice in London, Ontario. She sees adults presenting with a range of health and/or mental health concerns, including medical and/or psychological disability, acute and/or chronic pain, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and gender dysphoria. She has particular interests in adjustment to illness and injury, in trauma and resilience, and in coping with life transitions. She also has interest in working with first responders and their adult family members, as well as people who work in health care.
Dr. Otchet is a psychologist who works in private practice in London, Ontario. She sees adults presenting with a range of health and/or mental health concerns, including medical and/or psychological disability, acute and/or chronic pain, depression, anxiety, posttraumatic stress, and gender dysphoria. She has particular interests in adjustment to illness and injury, in trauma and resilience, and in coping with life transitions. She also has interest in working with first responders and their adult family members, as well as people who work in health care.
(226) 773-9091 View (226) 773-9091
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Richard Lyke, RP, RMFT
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I help clients identify and work toward their specific goals to address a wide range of issues, including; anxiety, depression, addictions, life transitions, personal and work-related stress, relationship conflict and distress, separation, reconciliation, relationship building, and recovery from childhood and adult trauma. My approach is confidential, friendly and non-judgmental; facilitating happier, healthier, more engaged, relaxed and satisfying lives. I provide psychotherapy and counseling for people of all sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds, couples and families.
I help clients identify and work toward their specific goals to address a wide range of issues, including; anxiety, depression, addictions, life transitions, personal and work-related stress, relationship conflict and distress, separation, reconciliation, relationship building, and recovery from childhood and adult trauma. My approach is confidential, friendly and non-judgmental; facilitating happier, healthier, more engaged, relaxed and satisfying lives. I provide psychotherapy and counseling for people of all sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds, couples and families.
(226) 771-5302 View (226) 771-5302
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John Pilgrim
Registered Social Worker, MScEd, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
LHSC Employees and Families - -Direct billing to GreenShield- -When did you last feel truly connected to yourself, to the people around you and to your environment? Anxiety, trauma, hopelessness, depression, ADHD, Motor Vehicle Accidents and job and school-related issues can disconnect people from the lives they want to live. As a therapist, I have worked with people to help them discover and pursue the lives they wish to live. I use a conversational, Polyvagal, body-oriented, highly positive, strength-based, thought-changing style of therapy to assist people to determine and achieve their goals in life.
LHSC Employees and Families - -Direct billing to GreenShield- -When did you last feel truly connected to yourself, to the people around you and to your environment? Anxiety, trauma, hopelessness, depression, ADHD, Motor Vehicle Accidents and job and school-related issues can disconnect people from the lives they want to live. As a therapist, I have worked with people to help them discover and pursue the lives they wish to live. I use a conversational, Polyvagal, body-oriented, highly positive, strength-based, thought-changing style of therapy to assist people to determine and achieve their goals in life.
(877) 746-4404 View (877) 746-4404
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Peter Dikih Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, HBSc, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
I have provided psychotherapy, counselling and coaching since 1996. I have worked with a diverse population with many types of issues and challenges. My passion is helping individuals, couples and families to thrive; and helping leaders and organizations to excel. I provide a safe and confidential place where problems can be shared, solutions identified, barriers overcome, progress achieved and success celebrated. I primarily use client-centered, solution-focused and cognitive behavioural approaches.
I have provided psychotherapy, counselling and coaching since 1996. I have worked with a diverse population with many types of issues and challenges. My passion is helping individuals, couples and families to thrive; and helping leaders and organizations to excel. I provide a safe and confidential place where problems can be shared, solutions identified, barriers overcome, progress achieved and success celebrated. I primarily use client-centered, solution-focused and cognitive behavioural approaches.
(855) 297-8219 View (855) 297-8219
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Jen Slay
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Strathroy, ON N7G
Your life reality does not match the vision you had and now you are feeling down, somewhat anxious, and maybe unsettled. You may be feeling like you want to make a move towards accomplishing your goals but you reel stuck. Your might be in conflict with family, friends, and co-workers but you are certainly in conflict with yourself. Your inner critic (the voice we all have in our heads) has an overpowering voice which is resulting in you not making a move and simply put - not feeling happy. You want more but you're not sure how to get it and you want to feel that core happiness you've heard others talk about.
Your life reality does not match the vision you had and now you are feeling down, somewhat anxious, and maybe unsettled. You may be feeling like you want to make a move towards accomplishing your goals but you reel stuck. Your might be in conflict with family, friends, and co-workers but you are certainly in conflict with yourself. Your inner critic (the voice we all have in our heads) has an overpowering voice which is resulting in you not making a move and simply put - not feeling happy. You want more but you're not sure how to get it and you want to feel that core happiness you've heard others talk about.
(877) 786-7190 View (877) 786-7190
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Lambton Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G
As solution-focused therapists, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. Lambton Counselling Services is committed to making an inspired contribution to personal growth and encouraging health in all states: Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual. Our mandate is to support clients in identifying and resolving the issues that stop them from experiencing their lives to the fullest. Lambton Counselling Services is designed to meet a wide range of needs through private practice, groupwork, workshops and professional development.
As solution-focused therapists, our goal is to help you uncover your true potential and lead a life that is worth celebrating. Lambton Counselling Services is committed to making an inspired contribution to personal growth and encouraging health in all states: Mental, Emotional, Physical and Spiritual. Our mandate is to support clients in identifying and resolving the issues that stop them from experiencing their lives to the fullest. Lambton Counselling Services is designed to meet a wide range of needs through private practice, groupwork, workshops and professional development.
(855) 997-1032 View (855) 997-1032
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Dianne Hayman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Strathroy, ON N7G  (Online Only)
Many people have found themselves in the exact place you now find yourself – wondering if they should seek the guidance of a professional counsellor for personal, marital or family problems. Here are some of their uncomfortable self-reflections: “Tensions always hover over my relationship with my partner.” “I want to be a better parent.” “I do not look forward to going to work anymore.” “My partner and I keep getting stuck when we try to talk about our problems.” “I want to enjoy being a parent, but often I do not.” “I want to feel happiness and gratitude for my life and the people in it, but I cannot get there.”
Many people have found themselves in the exact place you now find yourself – wondering if they should seek the guidance of a professional counsellor for personal, marital or family problems. Here are some of their uncomfortable self-reflections: “Tensions always hover over my relationship with my partner.” “I want to be a better parent.” “I do not look forward to going to work anymore.” “My partner and I keep getting stuck when we try to talk about our problems.” “I want to enjoy being a parent, but often I do not.” “I want to feel happiness and gratitude for my life and the people in it, but I cannot get there.”
(226) 406-8453 View (226) 406-8453

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Strathroy, ON

50+

Average cost per session

$140

Counsellors in Strathroy, ON who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
88% Stress
84% Self Esteem
82% Coping Skills
76% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Green Shield Canada
47% Canada Life | Great-West Life
42% Other

How Counsellors in Strathroy, ON see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Strathroy?

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.