Therapists in Tavistock, ON

Photo of Nada Slager, Counsellor in Tavistock, ON
Nada Slager
Counsellor, MACP, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tavistock, ON N0B
I believe that the relationship between a counsellor and a client is deeply personal and collaborative so finding the ‘right-fit’ is pivotal to successful therapy; a strong therapeutic relationship is essential in creating an environment that fosters change and personal growth. I practice with a variety of clinical skills to support extensive variety of client issues; however, I am passionate in supporting my clients in areas of stress, grief, anxiety and depression. I use techniques from various therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
I believe that the relationship between a counsellor and a client is deeply personal and collaborative so finding the ‘right-fit’ is pivotal to successful therapy; a strong therapeutic relationship is essential in creating an environment that fosters change and personal growth. I practice with a variety of clinical skills to support extensive variety of client issues; however, I am passionate in supporting my clients in areas of stress, grief, anxiety and depression. I use techniques from various therapeutic modalities, including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy, and solution-focused therapy.
(226) 641-0818 View (226) 641-0818
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Counselling and Play Therapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tavistock, ON N0B
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you are experiencing a major life transition: grief, divorce, empty nester, new job, retirement and you are wondering where you go next. Do you feel like your anxiety has taken control of your life? You are finding it hard to lean into the uncomfortable; turning down social connections and finding it hard to stay motivated. Or, are you wanting support either individually or with your partner so that you can work towards a healthier relationship?
Are you feeling stuck? Perhaps you are experiencing a major life transition: grief, divorce, empty nester, new job, retirement and you are wondering where you go next. Do you feel like your anxiety has taken control of your life? You are finding it hard to lean into the uncomfortable; turning down social connections and finding it hard to stay motivated. Or, are you wanting support either individually or with your partner so that you can work towards a healthier relationship?
(548) 457-1156 View (548) 457-1156
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Jaclyn Turpin: Grief/Caregiving/Change/Loss
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Tavistock, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Hello! I am here to support folks who are experiencing a loss, change, or transition. Along with death losses, grief and loss can come from many transitions and life changes: a diagnosis, caregiving, among many other transitions. Navigating changes and loss may have you feeling uncertainty about your future. Together we will go at your pace, and I let you take the lead!
Hello! I am here to support folks who are experiencing a loss, change, or transition. Along with death losses, grief and loss can come from many transitions and life changes: a diagnosis, caregiving, among many other transitions. Navigating changes and loss may have you feeling uncertainty about your future. Together we will go at your pace, and I let you take the lead!
(226) 756-0082 View (226) 756-0082
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Reclaim & Rise Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Tavistock, ON N0B
We are so glad you're here! We know looking for a counsellor can be overwhelming and we are here to help. We are a dedicated group of mental health clinicians who are passionate about supporting your healing and journey to mental wellness. Using evidence-based modalities we provide individual, couples, and youth counselling both in-person and virtually on a secure online platform. All of our therapists are Master's level Registered Social Workers (RSW's) and are accepted by most insurance companies and benefit packages. Our cozy office is located at 206 Ontario Street in Stratford.
We are so glad you're here! We know looking for a counsellor can be overwhelming and we are here to help. We are a dedicated group of mental health clinicians who are passionate about supporting your healing and journey to mental wellness. Using evidence-based modalities we provide individual, couples, and youth counselling both in-person and virtually on a secure online platform. All of our therapists are Master's level Registered Social Workers (RSW's) and are accepted by most insurance companies and benefit packages. Our cozy office is located at 206 Ontario Street in Stratford.
(226) 366-9948 View (226) 366-9948

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Photo of Samantha Martin, Registered Social Worker in Tavistock, ON
Samantha Martin
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW, CC-PMH
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Rockwood, ON N0B
You deserve to be heard and understood. You deserve to be unburdened by negative thoughts and patterns. And most importantly, you deserve to feel like yourself again. As a therapist, I am here to help guide you back to that feeling of self. Whether it is depression, anxiety, stress, panic, low self esteem or loss - you don't have to carry it alone. I am here to offer professional counselling with empathy, compassion and an evidence based approach. I also specialize in perinatal mental health, including fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and parenthood.
You deserve to be heard and understood. You deserve to be unburdened by negative thoughts and patterns. And most importantly, you deserve to feel like yourself again. As a therapist, I am here to help guide you back to that feeling of self. Whether it is depression, anxiety, stress, panic, low self esteem or loss - you don't have to carry it alone. I am here to offer professional counselling with empathy, compassion and an evidence based approach. I also specialize in perinatal mental health, including fertility, pregnancy, postpartum and parenthood.
(226) 702-4670 View (226) 702-4670
Photo of Jun Qi, Psychologist in Tavistock, ON
Jun Qi
Psychologist, MEd, CPsych, RPsych
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N0B  (Online Only)
I appreciate that seeking help can be intimidating. Many people feel that they suffer alone. People do not realize how common it is to suffer from mental health-related issues. In North America, one in five adults suffer from distress, such as depression, anxiety, and interpersonal problems. Psychotherapy is extremely effective at treating a wide variety of psychological issues. I provide evidence-based, individualized, and collaborative treatment to ensure the quality of care. My approach to psychotherapy incorporates cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and emotion-focused therapy (EFT).
I appreciate that seeking help can be intimidating. Many people feel that they suffer alone. People do not realize how common it is to suffer from mental health-related issues. In North America, one in five adults suffer from distress, such as depression, anxiety, and interpersonal problems. Psychotherapy is extremely effective at treating a wide variety of psychological issues. I provide evidence-based, individualized, and collaborative treatment to ensure the quality of care. My approach to psychotherapy incorporates cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and emotion-focused therapy (EFT).
(226) 350-7286 View (226) 350-7286
Photo of Evelyn Ellison, Registered Social Worker in Tavistock, ON
Evelyn Ellison
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Elora, ON N0B
Waitlist for new clients
I am a compassionate, skilled clinician with over 15 years of experience and training. I use a collaborative therapeutic approach to help support adolescents and adults who are experiencing challenges in their lives and relationships. I offer a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment and use my clinical skills to assist people in exploring solutions and to gain new perspective on the issues they are facing.
I am a compassionate, skilled clinician with over 15 years of experience and training. I use a collaborative therapeutic approach to help support adolescents and adults who are experiencing challenges in their lives and relationships. I offer a safe, supportive, non-judgmental environment and use my clinical skills to assist people in exploring solutions and to gain new perspective on the issues they are facing.
(226) 406-8985 View (226) 406-8985
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Kate McAllister
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
9 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N0B  (Online Only)
I believe that creating a positive and collaborative client-therapist relationship is fundamental to the healing journey. My philosophy revolves around helping to free clients from unhelpful patterns and ways of thinking in order to fully embrace the meaningful life they want to live. I have walked alongside people struggling with a wide range of mental health and life challenges and I take a particular interest in anxiety and trauma.
I believe that creating a positive and collaborative client-therapist relationship is fundamental to the healing journey. My philosophy revolves around helping to free clients from unhelpful patterns and ways of thinking in order to fully embrace the meaningful life they want to live. I have walked alongside people struggling with a wide range of mental health and life challenges and I take a particular interest in anxiety and trauma.
(226) 779-1143 View (226) 779-1143
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Brianna Stewart
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Puslinch, ON N0B
Welcome to Therapy Heals! Specializing in working with teenagers, adolescents, and adults, I am eager to support you in your wellness journey. I am well-versed in guiding individuals through a spectrum of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, interpersonal challenges, life transitions, and more. My approach is rooted in empathy, with a genuine commitment to understanding the unique needs of each client.
Welcome to Therapy Heals! Specializing in working with teenagers, adolescents, and adults, I am eager to support you in your wellness journey. I am well-versed in guiding individuals through a spectrum of mental health challenges, including depression, anxiety, grief, trauma, interpersonal challenges, life transitions, and more. My approach is rooted in empathy, with a genuine commitment to understanding the unique needs of each client.
(888) 340-4325 View (888) 340-4325
Photo of Jennifer Marshall - - Whole Family Psychotherapy, Registered Social Worker in Tavistock, ON
Jennifer Marshall - - Whole Family Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Becoming a parent is one of the most intense transitions couples go through. Most will find the experience to be overwhelming, regardless of how well supported they are. The highs are high, and lows - low. You may notice you don’t feel like yourself, you’re on edge, consumed with worry and a deep desire to get everything right as a parent - and intense guilt if you feel you've missed the mark. Perhaps things with your co-parent are feeling hard too. Having a child rocks our intimate partner relationships - many couples start to feel like roommates and don't know how to work through the disconnection and conflict that arise.
Becoming a parent is one of the most intense transitions couples go through. Most will find the experience to be overwhelming, regardless of how well supported they are. The highs are high, and lows - low. You may notice you don’t feel like yourself, you’re on edge, consumed with worry and a deep desire to get everything right as a parent - and intense guilt if you feel you've missed the mark. Perhaps things with your co-parent are feeling hard too. Having a child rocks our intimate partner relationships - many couples start to feel like roommates and don't know how to work through the disconnection and conflict that arise.
(226) 907-1430 View (226) 907-1430
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Therapy For Men | Michael Walecki
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MaCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N0B
Do you feel “numb”, overwhelmed, trapped, or defeated by life? Do these feelings make it hard to show up for the people you care about in your life? Feeling like you haven't “figured out” while you struggle can lead to feeling confused, angry, and ashamed that you're not “good enough”. These feelings can result in addictions, workaholism, low self-esteem, depression, relationship/family issues, and hopelessness. Talking with a therapist can help calm overthinking, provide a sense of hope, and gives you the chance to share what's really on your mind. Press the "Email" button to set up a free 20 minute consultation today.
Do you feel “numb”, overwhelmed, trapped, or defeated by life? Do these feelings make it hard to show up for the people you care about in your life? Feeling like you haven't “figured out” while you struggle can lead to feeling confused, angry, and ashamed that you're not “good enough”. These feelings can result in addictions, workaholism, low self-esteem, depression, relationship/family issues, and hopelessness. Talking with a therapist can help calm overthinking, provide a sense of hope, and gives you the chance to share what's really on your mind. Press the "Email" button to set up a free 20 minute consultation today.
(289) 799-4024 View (289) 799-4024
Photo of Flourish Psychotherapy Services, Registered Psychotherapist in Tavistock, ON
Flourish Psychotherapy Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Elora, ON N0B  (Online Only)
If you're feeling anxious, afraid or overwhelmed, you're not alone. These are some of the most common uncomfortable feelings people experience today. As a result, you may feel like you've lost your motivation or find yourself making excuses to avoid social situations. Perhaps you're experiencing conflict in your relationships or your negative self-talk is preventing you from moving forward. Perhaps you're one of many exhausted caregivers needing support. Regardless of your situation, learning to cope with difficult emotions can be hard. You need some relief but don't know where to start. I can help.
If you're feeling anxious, afraid or overwhelmed, you're not alone. These are some of the most common uncomfortable feelings people experience today. As a result, you may feel like you've lost your motivation or find yourself making excuses to avoid social situations. Perhaps you're experiencing conflict in your relationships or your negative self-talk is preventing you from moving forward. Perhaps you're one of many exhausted caregivers needing support. Regardless of your situation, learning to cope with difficult emotions can be hard. You need some relief but don't know where to start. I can help.
(226) 773-9142 View (226) 773-9142
Photo of Shailagh (Shaiden) Keaney, Registered Social Worker in Tavistock, ON
Shailagh (Shaiden) Keaney
Registered Social Worker, HBA, MSW, RSW, SEP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Erin, ON N0B
I’m here for the parents who aren't ready to give up hope, and for the teens and young adults who are clinging to life. Whether because of trauma, of neurodivergence (ADHD/ADD) or the need for a more gender-affirming world, life has been rocky. It’s been difficult to connect, sleep has been elusive, panic has been setting in and the future seems sort of bleak. At least that’s how it’s been, at least for right now. So you're looking for a therapist who gets it: your gender identity, your life experience and your inner knowing matter.
I’m here for the parents who aren't ready to give up hope, and for the teens and young adults who are clinging to life. Whether because of trauma, of neurodivergence (ADHD/ADD) or the need for a more gender-affirming world, life has been rocky. It’s been difficult to connect, sleep has been elusive, panic has been setting in and the future seems sort of bleak. At least that’s how it’s been, at least for right now. So you're looking for a therapist who gets it: your gender identity, your life experience and your inner knowing matter.
(289) 301-9689 View (289) 301-9689
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Dr. Smolewska & Associates
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
St Clements, ON N0B
We provide assessment and treatment services across the lifespan with a Psychologist, Clinical Social Workers, and Occupational Therapists. We work with children, teens, and their families, as well as adults. Many of our clients are neurodiverse, have had some challenges in neurodevelopment, and have anxiety or depression. We help individuals better understand themselves from a neurocognitive and emotional health perspective, and provide therapy services within a multidisciplinary setting to address each person's unique needs (e.g., mood/ anxiety issues; emotional regulation; executive functioning; coping with sensory issues).
We provide assessment and treatment services across the lifespan with a Psychologist, Clinical Social Workers, and Occupational Therapists. We work with children, teens, and their families, as well as adults. Many of our clients are neurodiverse, have had some challenges in neurodevelopment, and have anxiety or depression. We help individuals better understand themselves from a neurocognitive and emotional health perspective, and provide therapy services within a multidisciplinary setting to address each person's unique needs (e.g., mood/ anxiety issues; emotional regulation; executive functioning; coping with sensory issues).
(226) 773-5021 View (226) 773-5021
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Virtual Connect
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Are you in a place where you are feeling overwhelmed and wanting to begin prioritizing your mental health, but not sure where to start? If you are wanting to start your counselling journey with virtual counselling we are here to help! Virtual Connect is an online group practice with multiple clinicians who each specialize in different areas. This means that no matter what brings you into counselling, we will find someone who best fits your unique needs. Reach out to discuss your ideal fit for counselling.
Are you in a place where you are feeling overwhelmed and wanting to begin prioritizing your mental health, but not sure where to start? If you are wanting to start your counselling journey with virtual counselling we are here to help! Virtual Connect is an online group practice with multiple clinicians who each specialize in different areas. This means that no matter what brings you into counselling, we will find someone who best fits your unique needs. Reach out to discuss your ideal fit for counselling.
(548) 490-2630 View (548) 490-2630
Photo of Stacey Thurman, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Tavistock, ON
Stacey Thurman
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist you trust is hard. I've been there. It can be even more difficult when it is your child. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying), with over 20 years of experience in the mental health and developmental services field (the past five years were spent in Yellowknife, NT). I mostly support children, youth, and families, and also offer support to adults and couples, in the areas of trauma, intergenerational trauma, grief and loss, self-harm, suicidal ideation, crisis, relationship difficulties, attachment, mood/personality disorders, behaviour concerns, neurodiversity, gender and sexuality.
Finding a therapist you trust is hard. I've been there. It can be even more difficult when it is your child. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (qualifying), with over 20 years of experience in the mental health and developmental services field (the past five years were spent in Yellowknife, NT). I mostly support children, youth, and families, and also offer support to adults and couples, in the areas of trauma, intergenerational trauma, grief and loss, self-harm, suicidal ideation, crisis, relationship difficulties, attachment, mood/personality disorders, behaviour concerns, neurodiversity, gender and sexuality.
(548) 490-8478 View (548) 490-8478
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Every Soul Healing Center
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PsyD, RP, CHN, CHT, Reiki
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N0B
Every Soul Healing Centre is a space of compassion, inviting you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and deep connection. Immerse yourself in an eclectic blend of therapeutic modalities, from psychotherapy to energy healing sessions that ignite profound shifts within you.
Every Soul Healing Centre is a space of compassion, inviting you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and deep connection. Immerse yourself in an eclectic blend of therapeutic modalities, from psychotherapy to energy healing sessions that ignite profound shifts within you.
(365) 987-4882 View (365) 987-4882
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Blissful Balance Counselling
MA, RP
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Currently accepting clients! Are you experiencing low mood, high stress, conflict in your relationships and/or low self-esteem? We want to assure you that you are not alone. We believe every client has their individual set of strengths, and together with your therapist, you will work to highlight and incorporate them into the treatment plan. Our therapists provide a variety of treatments to individuals 10 years and older, couples and families. Book your free phone consultation now: blissfulbalancecounsellinggroup.janeapp.com
Currently accepting clients! Are you experiencing low mood, high stress, conflict in your relationships and/or low self-esteem? We want to assure you that you are not alone. We believe every client has their individual set of strengths, and together with your therapist, you will work to highlight and incorporate them into the treatment plan. Our therapists provide a variety of treatments to individuals 10 years and older, couples and families. Book your free phone consultation now: blissfulbalancecounsellinggroup.janeapp.com
(343) 801-8109 View (343) 801-8109
Photo of Aarti Dhanda - Expert In Complex Trauma And Relationships, Registered Social Worker in Tavistock, ON
Aarti Dhanda - Expert In Complex Trauma And Relationships
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Guelph, ON N0B  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You’re not “broken.” You can heal. Whether you’re an individual or a couple, I believe it’s not your fault, even if you struggle to believe it. I offer a safe space where we’ll heal the root issues so you can make lasting change. We'll address your thoughts, emotions & neurobiology to heal all of you, allowing you to thrive in unexpected ways. The deep sense of peace, calm & joy on the other side of pain is something I want everyone to feel. I know there may be some worry & hesitation showing up right now. Know that I'm very comfortable to work with that. Rest assured, I’m dedicated to being the best I can be for you.
You’re not “broken.” You can heal. Whether you’re an individual or a couple, I believe it’s not your fault, even if you struggle to believe it. I offer a safe space where we’ll heal the root issues so you can make lasting change. We'll address your thoughts, emotions & neurobiology to heal all of you, allowing you to thrive in unexpected ways. The deep sense of peace, calm & joy on the other side of pain is something I want everyone to feel. I know there may be some worry & hesitation showing up right now. Know that I'm very comfortable to work with that. Rest assured, I’m dedicated to being the best I can be for you.
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Kim Saliba
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Elora, ON N0B
I'm a Registered Doctoral level Clinical and School Psychologist. I provide a full range of comprehensive services for: Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families. I provide an empathetic approach with a wide range of experience.
I'm a Registered Doctoral level Clinical and School Psychologist. I provide a full range of comprehensive services for: Adults, Adolescents, Children, and Families. I provide an empathetic approach with a wide range of experience.
(226) 840-9663 View (226) 840-9663

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Tavistock, ON

< 10

Counsellors in Tavistock, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Coping Skills
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Grief
75% Parenting
75% Divorce

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Great-West Life
100% Humana
100% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Tavistock, ON see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Tavistock?

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.