Therapists in Thornbury, ON

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Sonder Therapy & Wellness Center
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, MAVCS, MFA, RPq, EMDR
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury, ON N0H
Whether you're experiencing a transition, a loss or feeling a sense of being lost and craving deeper meaning you are not alone. Anxiety, depression, chronic pain, loneliness, grief, a sense of disappointment or endings of all manner can throw us off balance. Add more than one and we can genuinely be struggling and it may be difficult for others to see the reasons for our withdrawal or anxious behaviours. There can be no judgment in the therapeutic relationship, which honours your inner strength, hopes to draw forth your resilience and begin to find your way through challenging landscapes and into deeper connections that enrich us.
Whether you're experiencing a transition, a loss or feeling a sense of being lost and craving deeper meaning you are not alone. Anxiety, depression, chronic pain, loneliness, grief, a sense of disappointment or endings of all manner can throw us off balance. Add more than one and we can genuinely be struggling and it may be difficult for others to see the reasons for our withdrawal or anxious behaviours. There can be no judgment in the therapeutic relationship, which honours your inner strength, hopes to draw forth your resilience and begin to find your way through challenging landscapes and into deeper connections that enrich us.
(548) 488-4948 View (548) 488-4948
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David Morrow
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, BAPsych, CCAC
Verified Verified
Thornbury, ON N0H
Not accepting new clients
As an addiction counsellor, I am committed to providing unwavering support and guidance on recovery. I empower individuals to build resilience and navigate challenges through evidence-based approaches and a focus on coping strategies. Emphasizing the power of personal and community support, I foster connections that fuel healing and growth. With a compassionate approach and a belief in the transformative power of acceptance, I help individuals overcome addiction and create a brighter future. Together we forge a support network, ensuring no one walks the path alone.
As an addiction counsellor, I am committed to providing unwavering support and guidance on recovery. I empower individuals to build resilience and navigate challenges through evidence-based approaches and a focus on coping strategies. Emphasizing the power of personal and community support, I foster connections that fuel healing and growth. With a compassionate approach and a belief in the transformative power of acceptance, I help individuals overcome addiction and create a brighter future. Together we forge a support network, ensuring no one walks the path alone.
(548) 490-4976 View (548) 490-4976
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Green Peak Therapy | Lynn Izzard
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury, ON N0H
Are you stuck or struggling in life? Feelings like anxiety, fear, anger, depression, and hopelessness can linger after stressful, tragic events or losses. I want to help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. As Gabor Maté reminds us, “Trauma is not what happens to you. Trauma is what happens inside you”. In accepting that ‘we’ are not our circumstance, we can rise and become better able to secure a sense of peace and connection with ourselves and our loved ones. The goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
Are you stuck or struggling in life? Feelings like anxiety, fear, anger, depression, and hopelessness can linger after stressful, tragic events or losses. I want to help you overcome these symptoms and guide you through the process of grief and healing. As Gabor Maté reminds us, “Trauma is not what happens to you. Trauma is what happens inside you”. In accepting that ‘we’ are not our circumstance, we can rise and become better able to secure a sense of peace and connection with ourselves and our loved ones. The goal is to help you grow from your struggles, heal from your pain, and move forward to where you want to be in your life.
(226) 406-5760 View (226) 406-5760
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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW, MA
Verified Verified
Thornbury, ON N0H  (Online Only)
It's not just you, life HAS gotten harder in the last few years. If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
It's not just you, life HAS gotten harder in the last few years. If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
(249) 490-4432 View (249) 490-4432
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Geoff Ayton
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Thornbury, ON N0H
There are times in our life when it feels like nothing we do makes a difference. Problems become complicated by issues associated with our struggles managing mood or anxiety, feelings of shame, or coping with grief and loss. Situations such as transitions related to life stages, conflict or loss of connection in significant relationships, or changes in mental well being can be distressing and overwhelming. I work hard to build collaborative alliances with clients to co-construct different narratives about our relationship with problems, and develop alternative personal stories of strength, growth and recovery.
There are times in our life when it feels like nothing we do makes a difference. Problems become complicated by issues associated with our struggles managing mood or anxiety, feelings of shame, or coping with grief and loss. Situations such as transitions related to life stages, conflict or loss of connection in significant relationships, or changes in mental well being can be distressing and overwhelming. I work hard to build collaborative alliances with clients to co-construct different narratives about our relationship with problems, and develop alternative personal stories of strength, growth and recovery.
(705) 995-0167 View (705) 995-0167
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Roberta (Robbi) Currie
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BAPsych
Verified Verified
Thornbury, ON N0H
I invite you to reflect together on the roads you have travelled as we align with your authentic self. You may be experiencing loss and grief, anxiety, depression, suffering rooted in childhood, relationship, or career. We will compassionately bear witness to your story, identifying strengths and building resilience. We will restore a sense of joy, hope and meaning in your life. My approach is mindfulness-based and grounded in compassionate inquiry. Aspects of didactic, cognitive, behavioural, acceptance and commitment modalities are interwoven throughout sessions.
I invite you to reflect together on the roads you have travelled as we align with your authentic self. You may be experiencing loss and grief, anxiety, depression, suffering rooted in childhood, relationship, or career. We will compassionately bear witness to your story, identifying strengths and building resilience. We will restore a sense of joy, hope and meaning in your life. My approach is mindfulness-based and grounded in compassionate inquiry. Aspects of didactic, cognitive, behavioural, acceptance and commitment modalities are interwoven throughout sessions.
(705) 805-1736 View (705) 805-1736
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Tara Siobhan McGee
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury, ON N0H
I work with trauma survivors, parents, couples, individual adults and new parents. It is in relationship that we are formed, and it is also in relationship that we can heal and grow. My job is to provide a safe, professional, healing relationship. It is my goal to look beyond symptoms and pathology to help you make contact with your authentic self. I also view my role as a bridge, helping couples and families discover and create a sense of safety and security so that each person in the relationship can thrive.
I work with trauma survivors, parents, couples, individual adults and new parents. It is in relationship that we are formed, and it is also in relationship that we can heal and grow. My job is to provide a safe, professional, healing relationship. It is my goal to look beyond symptoms and pathology to help you make contact with your authentic self. I also view my role as a bridge, helping couples and families discover and create a sense of safety and security so that each person in the relationship can thrive.
(705) 996-3122 View (705) 996-3122
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Diane Amanda Liska
Registered Psychotherapist, HBSc, MACP, RP, CYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury, ON N0H
Not accepting new clients
Everyday stress, overwhelming life events and/or trauma can have significant impacts on our mental and physical well-being. In an attempt to relieve this suffering, we may develop certain coping strategies over time. Although these coping strategies may be unhealthy or unhelpful in some way, they signify your strength and resilience. If you are having difficulties connecting with your own resiliency, or the intensity of your emotions feels too overwhelming to navigate on your own, finding support and guidance in a responsible therapeutic relationship is a good place to start.
Everyday stress, overwhelming life events and/or trauma can have significant impacts on our mental and physical well-being. In an attempt to relieve this suffering, we may develop certain coping strategies over time. Although these coping strategies may be unhealthy or unhelpful in some way, they signify your strength and resilience. If you are having difficulties connecting with your own resiliency, or the intensity of your emotions feels too overwhelming to navigate on your own, finding support and guidance in a responsible therapeutic relationship is a good place to start.
(226) 841-8220 View (226) 841-8220
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The Therapy Team - Emily
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury, ON N0H  (Online Only)
I understand that anxiety, depression, family conflict, trauma and other life transitions can leave you feeling lost and hopeless. I am dedicated to helping you reconnect to your relationships, your life and yourself. I offer an approach which promotes your strengths and recognizes the importance of allowing you to set your own pace to healing. My eclectic therapeutic style allows me the flexibility to draw on various modalities. I will create a supportive environment where you will feel safe, heard and comfortable with a gentle, curious and playful therapy style.
I understand that anxiety, depression, family conflict, trauma and other life transitions can leave you feeling lost and hopeless. I am dedicated to helping you reconnect to your relationships, your life and yourself. I offer an approach which promotes your strengths and recognizes the importance of allowing you to set your own pace to healing. My eclectic therapeutic style allows me the flexibility to draw on various modalities. I will create a supportive environment where you will feel safe, heard and comfortable with a gentle, curious and playful therapy style.
(343) 453-5206 View (343) 453-5206
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Deborah Webster
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBA, BEd, MEd, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornbury, ON N0H
Change is difficult, even more so when it is not in your plan. During this unprecedented time of world change, you may be noticing your own emotional, physical and behavioural differences. These changes may be symptoms of present or past anxiety, depression or grief. If left unattended, these symptoms will eventually impact your relationships and overall well-being. You do not have to travel this unique journey on your own. I will provide a non-judgmental, caring and, hopeful environment. I strive for an authentic experience, for you to be heard and, ensure that you know your concerns are valued and understood.
Change is difficult, even more so when it is not in your plan. During this unprecedented time of world change, you may be noticing your own emotional, physical and behavioural differences. These changes may be symptoms of present or past anxiety, depression or grief. If left unattended, these symptoms will eventually impact your relationships and overall well-being. You do not have to travel this unique journey on your own. I will provide a non-judgmental, caring and, hopeful environment. I strive for an authentic experience, for you to be heard and, ensure that you know your concerns are valued and understood.
(226) 270-6903 View (226) 270-6903
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Michelle Lloyd
Registered Psychotherapist, D:VATI, MC:AT, RP
Verified Verified
Thornbury, ON N0H
Within my practice, I specialize in working with children and adolescents and adults, specifically adults looking for parenting support/coaching and mothers entering into the world of parenting (prenatal, pregnancy, postpartum). My therapeutic approach is an eclectic one, one that is flexible to the needs of my client. It is very important to know that therapy is not a “one size fits all” approach and therefore I find flexibility in my approach to be imperative. I offer therapeutic approaches in the realm of talk, art, and play therapy. I have training in a variety of therapeutic approaches making my approach flexible to your needs.
Within my practice, I specialize in working with children and adolescents and adults, specifically adults looking for parenting support/coaching and mothers entering into the world of parenting (prenatal, pregnancy, postpartum). My therapeutic approach is an eclectic one, one that is flexible to the needs of my client. It is very important to know that therapy is not a “one size fits all” approach and therefore I find flexibility in my approach to be imperative. I offer therapeutic approaches in the realm of talk, art, and play therapy. I have training in a variety of therapeutic approaches making my approach flexible to your needs.
(249) 490-5634 View (249) 490-5634
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Joanna Thornley
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Thornbury, ON N0H  (Online Only)
My name is Joanna and I am a registered clinical Social Worker. Accessing therapy takes immense courage and I am honoured to support you in taking this step. I work from a strengths-based, trauma-informed perspective. I provide counselling to adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of challenges including; anxiety, depression, unhelpful thinking patterns, low self-esteem, workplace/school concerns, relationship conflict, and complex trauma. I believe that engaging in therapy will help you to develop effective coping skills and enhance your inherent resiliency to manage stressors in life.
My name is Joanna and I am a registered clinical Social Worker. Accessing therapy takes immense courage and I am honoured to support you in taking this step. I work from a strengths-based, trauma-informed perspective. I provide counselling to adolescents and adults experiencing a variety of challenges including; anxiety, depression, unhelpful thinking patterns, low self-esteem, workplace/school concerns, relationship conflict, and complex trauma. I believe that engaging in therapy will help you to develop effective coping skills and enhance your inherent resiliency to manage stressors in life.
(226) 401-5419 View (226) 401-5419
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Deborah Lynn Houston
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Thornbury, ON N0H
My varied experience working with groups, couples, families or individuals including children and my 28-year certification in Breathwork married with my completion of university 13 years ago in counseling and addiction studies offers a powerful combination to address; anxiety, depression, grief, loss, addiction including technology addiction or just feeling lost. Your safe inclusive space welcomes you on the shores of Georgian Bay in Collingwood, Ontario or over zoom virtual connection throughout Canada. No need to figure it out alone, lets figure it out together.
My varied experience working with groups, couples, families or individuals including children and my 28-year certification in Breathwork married with my completion of university 13 years ago in counseling and addiction studies offers a powerful combination to address; anxiety, depression, grief, loss, addiction including technology addiction or just feeling lost. Your safe inclusive space welcomes you on the shores of Georgian Bay in Collingwood, Ontario or over zoom virtual connection throughout Canada. No need to figure it out alone, lets figure it out together.
(249) 488-1396 View (249) 488-1396
Photo of Marta Borges, Registered Psychotherapist in Thornbury, ON
Marta Borges
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornbury, ON N0H
I love working with kids, adolescents, parents, families as well as adults with: symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, self harm, suicidal ideation, parent coaching, and children’s stress behaviours (e.g. anger, melt downs/explosive behaviours, fears, shame, guilt, separation anxiety, worries, isolation). I offer a supportive, non-judgemental, non-pathological, and mindful environment. My hope is that you may come to experience internal alignment, equilibrium, connection to emotional wisdom, trust within, presence, and freedom from old patterns.
I love working with kids, adolescents, parents, families as well as adults with: symptoms of trauma, depression, anxiety, attachment issues, self harm, suicidal ideation, parent coaching, and children’s stress behaviours (e.g. anger, melt downs/explosive behaviours, fears, shame, guilt, separation anxiety, worries, isolation). I offer a supportive, non-judgemental, non-pathological, and mindful environment. My hope is that you may come to experience internal alignment, equilibrium, connection to emotional wisdom, trust within, presence, and freedom from old patterns.
(249) 493-7883 View (249) 493-7883
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Mary Ann Macri
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury, ON N0H
I have had the privilege to counsel many individuals, couples and groups over the past 22 years. Whether you're experiencing distressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, chronic sadness, faltering relationships or a sense of loss of meaning, you are not alone. I am dedicated to holding a compassionate and safe space where whatever you need to express can be seen and heard without judgment or agenda. I draw upon proven counselling tools to help create an atmosphere for change and wellness for clients of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, gender and sexual preference.
I have had the privilege to counsel many individuals, couples and groups over the past 22 years. Whether you're experiencing distressing symptoms of anxiety, depression, grief, chronic sadness, faltering relationships or a sense of loss of meaning, you are not alone. I am dedicated to holding a compassionate and safe space where whatever you need to express can be seen and heard without judgment or agenda. I draw upon proven counselling tools to help create an atmosphere for change and wellness for clients of all ages, backgrounds, ethnicities, gender and sexual preference.
(855) 999-2131 View (855) 999-2131
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Katie Beres
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thornbury, ON N0H
My goal as a Registered Psychotherapist is to empower individuals to overcome challenges and discover their inner strength, enabling them to lead fulfilling lives. With a belief in tailoring therapeutic approaches to meet each patient's unique needs, I draw upon a wide range of theoretical frameworks, ensuring that my clients receive a personalized and holistic approach to therapy.
My goal as a Registered Psychotherapist is to empower individuals to overcome challenges and discover their inner strength, enabling them to lead fulfilling lives. With a belief in tailoring therapeutic approaches to meet each patient's unique needs, I draw upon a wide range of theoretical frameworks, ensuring that my clients receive a personalized and holistic approach to therapy.
(249) 490-8583 View (249) 490-8583
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Amy Tremblay
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, DipED, BA
Verified Verified
Thornbury, ON N0H
I use a wide range of therapeutic interventions that best fit each client’s needs. My client-centred practice located in the heart of downtown Owen Sound and provides a calm environment in which clients can feel at home and comfortable. I am dedicated to helping facilitate change in my sessions and I look forward to meeting potential clients and working with them to achieve their therapeutic goals.
I use a wide range of therapeutic interventions that best fit each client’s needs. My client-centred practice located in the heart of downtown Owen Sound and provides a calm environment in which clients can feel at home and comfortable. I am dedicated to helping facilitate change in my sessions and I look forward to meeting potential clients and working with them to achieve their therapeutic goals.
(249) 500-4897 View (249) 500-4897
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Sarah Thomas
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BA
Verified Verified
Thornbury, ON N0H
Coming to therapy may feel daunting and overwhelming. These feelings or any others that may arise are entirely normal. Reaching out for support may be a big step and moment to celebrate. I work from a trauma-informed lens where we ask, "What happened to you?" instead of "What is wrong with you?". I understand that your life experiences have impacted how you see and interact with the world. Your perception, thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviours are present to keep you safe and are valid. Sometimes, what was once adaptive is no longer serving you.
Coming to therapy may feel daunting and overwhelming. These feelings or any others that may arise are entirely normal. Reaching out for support may be a big step and moment to celebrate. I work from a trauma-informed lens where we ask, "What happened to you?" instead of "What is wrong with you?". I understand that your life experiences have impacted how you see and interact with the world. Your perception, thoughts, feelings, emotions, and behaviours are present to keep you safe and are valid. Sometimes, what was once adaptive is no longer serving you.
(249) 496-2251 View (249) 496-2251
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Jeffi Farquharson
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Thornbury, ON N0H  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you are dealing with the fallout of having been betrayed or violated by an important person or institution in your life, therapy can help you make sense of it all and begin to find healing. Life experiences like this can leave you feeling overwhelmed and questioning everything you thought you knew about yourself and the world. You might even wonder if anything can really help. I support people who are working through grief, trauma, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, religious abuse, dissociation, anxiety, burnout, ADHD, interpersonal violence, and more. People of all genders, sexualities, and abilities are warmly welcomed.
If you are dealing with the fallout of having been betrayed or violated by an important person or institution in your life, therapy can help you make sense of it all and begin to find healing. Life experiences like this can leave you feeling overwhelmed and questioning everything you thought you knew about yourself and the world. You might even wonder if anything can really help. I support people who are working through grief, trauma, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, religious abuse, dissociation, anxiety, burnout, ADHD, interpersonal violence, and more. People of all genders, sexualities, and abilities are warmly welcomed.
(548) 490-5008 View (548) 490-5008

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The Clarity Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC, CPT
Verified Verified
Port Elgin, ON N0H
Welcome! What sets us apart is our team of therapists who are ready to work with adults, children, teens, parents and couples of all ages and abilities. We have full-time administrative staff waiting to take your call or email and match your with the best therapist in our practice based on the needs of you or your loved ones. Our therapists have a number of specialties and all work from the perspective of helping clients to heal the root cause of challenges, so natural resilience, health, and happiness can shine through.
Welcome! What sets us apart is our team of therapists who are ready to work with adults, children, teens, parents and couples of all ages and abilities. We have full-time administrative staff waiting to take your call or email and match your with the best therapist in our practice based on the needs of you or your loved ones. Our therapists have a number of specialties and all work from the perspective of helping clients to heal the root cause of challenges, so natural resilience, health, and happiness can shine through.
(226) 773-4510 View (226) 773-4510

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Thornbury, ON

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Thornbury, ON who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
95% Grief
89% Relationship Issues
89% Stress
84% Depression
84% Trauma and PTSD
79% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Green Shield Canada
50% Blue Cross
50% Medavie Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Thornbury, ON see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Thornbury?

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.