Therapists in Tilbury, ON

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Stephanie Soulliere
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Tilbury, ON N0P  (Online Only)
Life can be challenging; we face so many obstacles and at times it can be very overwhelming. You may be feeling lost or off track, or maybe struggling with everyday life stressors. These are normal feelings, but it can be helpful to connect with someone who can assist you while working through your concerns. We can work together to ease life pressures and develop skills to help you handle what life throws at you.
Life can be challenging; we face so many obstacles and at times it can be very overwhelming. You may be feeling lost or off track, or maybe struggling with everyday life stressors. These are normal feelings, but it can be helpful to connect with someone who can assist you while working through your concerns. We can work together to ease life pressures and develop skills to help you handle what life throws at you.
(226) 286-8906 View (226) 286-8906
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Gregory Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BEng, MACP, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Tilbury, ON N0P
There are times in each of our lives when we feel lost, overwhelmed and we don't recognize ourselves. For some it may be a loss or trauma, while for others, feelings of depression, anxiety and loneliness can become too much to bear alone. Through a safe and non-judgmental relationship, clients are supported in recognizing their needs and then given the tools and assistance required to meet their therapeutic goals. By helping people feel like themselves again, I hope to help them to regain their health and rediscover the joy in their everyday lives.
There are times in each of our lives when we feel lost, overwhelmed and we don't recognize ourselves. For some it may be a loss or trauma, while for others, feelings of depression, anxiety and loneliness can become too much to bear alone. Through a safe and non-judgmental relationship, clients are supported in recognizing their needs and then given the tools and assistance required to meet their therapeutic goals. By helping people feel like themselves again, I hope to help them to regain their health and rediscover the joy in their everyday lives.
(226) 457-2211 View (226) 457-2211

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Candace Rahn
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, BMT, MTA
Verified Verified
Chatham, ON N7L
Perhaps you are looking to feel less angry, less lonely or less sad? Maybe you are struggling to cope with grief that is ancient or new? You might be wanting more meaningful connections with friends, family or partners. Perhaps you are lacking the confidence you want and need to feel fulfilled? Maybe you suffer from chronic pain? Are you looking to gain more tools to deal with the changes, ups, downs and roller coaster rides your life is throwing at you? Perhaps you want to stop living from a place of fear? Maybe you feel stuck, bored or dissatisfied? Are you trying to cope with a new diagnosis or injury?
Perhaps you are looking to feel less angry, less lonely or less sad? Maybe you are struggling to cope with grief that is ancient or new? You might be wanting more meaningful connections with friends, family or partners. Perhaps you are lacking the confidence you want and need to feel fulfilled? Maybe you suffer from chronic pain? Are you looking to gain more tools to deal with the changes, ups, downs and roller coaster rides your life is throwing at you? Perhaps you want to stop living from a place of fear? Maybe you feel stuck, bored or dissatisfied? Are you trying to cope with a new diagnosis or injury?
(226) 270-3229 View (226) 270-3229
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McKenzie Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Chatham, ON N7L
Welcome! My name is Dr. Sandra McKenzie and I am the director of McKenzie Psychology. Founded in 2005, we are a well-established group practice composed of clinical psychologists, registered psychotherapists, and registered social workers. We offer comprehensive assessment and treatment services for adults, adolescents and children and help people to address a wide range of difficulties and concerns. We provide in-person care in our offices located in London, Ontario and Windsor, Ontario, and virtual care (by secure video or phone) across Ontario.
Welcome! My name is Dr. Sandra McKenzie and I am the director of McKenzie Psychology. Founded in 2005, we are a well-established group practice composed of clinical psychologists, registered psychotherapists, and registered social workers. We offer comprehensive assessment and treatment services for adults, adolescents and children and help people to address a wide range of difficulties and concerns. We provide in-person care in our offices located in London, Ontario and Windsor, Ontario, and virtual care (by secure video or phone) across Ontario.
(226) 400-8977 View (226) 400-8977
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Gisele Harrison
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Chatham, ON N7L  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Breakups, violence, illness, abuse, loss, grief, shame, abandonment, transitions, oppression, and feeling unloved and unworthy can be very painful. The counselling services I offer are focused on healing the whole mind and body. You will learn how to calm your nervous system and develop an embodied awareness of the strategies you developed as protection against further harm (fight, flight, freeze, fawn). Together we can reprocess and reconsolidate painful memories. My ideal client is open-minded, committed to bi-weekly appointments, and understands that healing involves engaging in calming & healing exercises between appointments.
Breakups, violence, illness, abuse, loss, grief, shame, abandonment, transitions, oppression, and feeling unloved and unworthy can be very painful. The counselling services I offer are focused on healing the whole mind and body. You will learn how to calm your nervous system and develop an embodied awareness of the strategies you developed as protection against further harm (fight, flight, freeze, fawn). Together we can reprocess and reconsolidate painful memories. My ideal client is open-minded, committed to bi-weekly appointments, and understands that healing involves engaging in calming & healing exercises between appointments.
(519) 816-2701 View (519) 816-2701
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Rebecca Ann Miller
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Chatham, ON N7L
Welcome to Sparrow Counselling! Taking the first step to schedule an appointment can feel daunting. But did you know clients often report an immense sense of relief after a first session? I’m here to help you take that first step and walk beside you while we figure out where you’re headed.
Welcome to Sparrow Counselling! Taking the first step to schedule an appointment can feel daunting. But did you know clients often report an immense sense of relief after a first session? I’m here to help you take that first step and walk beside you while we figure out where you’re headed.
(519) 401-4999 View (519) 401-4999
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Kelsey Oswald-Bauer Ck Mental Health Trauma Therapy Centre
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatham, ON N7L
Hi, my name is Kelsey. I am a registered with the CRPO, and I hold a BAH in Psychology and Masters Degree Counselling Psychology. Throughout my 9 years of my experience, I have provided supports for various mental health concerns and have focused my education on sexual violence, complex childhood traumas, and anxiety disorders. I believe in using a bottoms-up approach in therapy by softly engaging parts of our bodies that hold our experiences by practicing brainspotting therapy, internal family systems, somatic processing, polyvagal theory with elements of cognitive behavioural, dialectical behavioural and solution focus modalities.
Hi, my name is Kelsey. I am a registered with the CRPO, and I hold a BAH in Psychology and Masters Degree Counselling Psychology. Throughout my 9 years of my experience, I have provided supports for various mental health concerns and have focused my education on sexual violence, complex childhood traumas, and anxiety disorders. I believe in using a bottoms-up approach in therapy by softly engaging parts of our bodies that hold our experiences by practicing brainspotting therapy, internal family systems, somatic processing, polyvagal theory with elements of cognitive behavioural, dialectical behavioural and solution focus modalities.
(226) 702-8365 View (226) 702-8365
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Dave Hodgson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Chatham, ON N7M
My goal is to provide all individuals with the skills they need to move forward in life. If you're feeling stuck because of thoughts you have about yourself/others or feelings that overtake your daily life, my approach will guide you to gain control in your life. We will come together in therapy to create a new relationship with your thoughts and emotions so that you can take back the reins. Therapy doesn't have to be intimidating. We will take a 'down to earth' approach to therapy that is meaningful and productive catered to your goals.
My goal is to provide all individuals with the skills they need to move forward in life. If you're feeling stuck because of thoughts you have about yourself/others or feelings that overtake your daily life, my approach will guide you to gain control in your life. We will come together in therapy to create a new relationship with your thoughts and emotions so that you can take back the reins. Therapy doesn't have to be intimidating. We will take a 'down to earth' approach to therapy that is meaningful and productive catered to your goals.
(226) 241-7907 View (226) 241-7907
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The Couples Clinic®
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Chatham, ON N7L
Are you afraid of breaking up? Do you find that the two of you can’t communicate, or hear each other anymore? Our goal at The Couples Clinic is to help couples find their way back to each other. Topics such as trust, intimacy, extended family, money and infidelity can cause huge struggles in relationships. Even when couples have been together for years, they can still have difficulty navigating these issues. Anger, mistrust, contempt and resentment can pull the two of you apart and make it that much harder to heal and build the future you both deserve.
Are you afraid of breaking up? Do you find that the two of you can’t communicate, or hear each other anymore? Our goal at The Couples Clinic is to help couples find their way back to each other. Topics such as trust, intimacy, extended family, money and infidelity can cause huge struggles in relationships. Even when couples have been together for years, they can still have difficulty navigating these issues. Anger, mistrust, contempt and resentment can pull the two of you apart and make it that much harder to heal and build the future you both deserve.
(226) 783-3876 View (226) 783-3876
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Mikaela Snooks
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chatham, ON N7L  (Online Only)
You are ambitious and thrive on connection, but you've lost your drive and constantly feel behind and overwhelmed. You aren't calling your friends because they don't understand where you are at. You hesitate to commit to plans because you don't know how you will feel that day. Your emotions regularly take over your day making it difficult for you to complete your tasks. You know you are capable of more, you wonder if you are depressed, but you are having difficulty pinpointing what's wrong. You just know that you don't want every day to feel like survival, you want to thrive.
You are ambitious and thrive on connection, but you've lost your drive and constantly feel behind and overwhelmed. You aren't calling your friends because they don't understand where you are at. You hesitate to commit to plans because you don't know how you will feel that day. Your emotions regularly take over your day making it difficult for you to complete your tasks. You know you are capable of more, you wonder if you are depressed, but you are having difficulty pinpointing what's wrong. You just know that you don't want every day to feel like survival, you want to thrive.
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Jennifer Johns
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatham, ON N7L
Located within McLauchlin Wellness Clinic, my practice provides an opportunity for individuals to achieve overall wellness. Personal Counselling can support an individual's goals in resolving issues pertaining to mental health and/or life challenges. Within an anti-oppressive framework, various approaches to counselling may be used including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Strength-Based, and Narrative Therapy. Personal improvement is possible through the use of a holistic, person centred approach. Therapy techniques utilized are based upon client needs.
Located within McLauchlin Wellness Clinic, my practice provides an opportunity for individuals to achieve overall wellness. Personal Counselling can support an individual's goals in resolving issues pertaining to mental health and/or life challenges. Within an anti-oppressive framework, various approaches to counselling may be used including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Strength-Based, and Narrative Therapy. Personal improvement is possible through the use of a holistic, person centred approach. Therapy techniques utilized are based upon client needs.
(226) 781-3960 View (226) 781-3960
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Brian Littlewood
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Chatham, ON N7L  (Online Only)
Online Counselling & Currently Accepting Clients. Hi, my name is Brian and I am a Registered Social Worker. 18 years ago, I quit my job in a factory, and went back to school to get my Master degree in Social Work. Since then, I have been helping support adults, teens and kids who struggle with mental health, addictions, and parenting challenges. Most people know me for my humor, and my ability to get to the “nuts and bolts” of the situation. My job is to then give people the “tools,” on how handle the problem so they feel back in control again.
Online Counselling & Currently Accepting Clients. Hi, my name is Brian and I am a Registered Social Worker. 18 years ago, I quit my job in a factory, and went back to school to get my Master degree in Social Work. Since then, I have been helping support adults, teens and kids who struggle with mental health, addictions, and parenting challenges. Most people know me for my humor, and my ability to get to the “nuts and bolts” of the situation. My job is to then give people the “tools,” on how handle the problem so they feel back in control again.
(226) 210-9690 View (226) 210-9690
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Nicole Visser
Registered Psychotherapist, BA Hons, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatham, ON N7L  (Online Only)
Welcome to therapy! Congratulations, you just took a huge and courageous step towards a happier, healthier you. There are many reasons you may have landed here. Perhaps you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, burnout, trauma or a variety of overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Maybe you struggle to set healthy boundaries or communicate effectively with others. Perhaps you need extra support while navigating daily stressors or major life transitions. Together we will explore your life with curiosity and compassion.
Welcome to therapy! Congratulations, you just took a huge and courageous step towards a happier, healthier you. There are many reasons you may have landed here. Perhaps you’re experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship conflict, burnout, trauma or a variety of overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Maybe you struggle to set healthy boundaries or communicate effectively with others. Perhaps you need extra support while navigating daily stressors or major life transitions. Together we will explore your life with curiosity and compassion.
(226) 546-1724 View (226) 546-1724
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Ye Chen
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dresden, ON N0P  (Online Only)
Limited Availability! Do you want to start therapy and get to the root of the symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, driving anxiety, depression, life transition difficulties, or personality disorders? Do you want to understand yourself and others better through therapy? Are you currently facing challenges in connecting with your partner due to issues like intimacy, infidelity, addiction? Or perhaps an interracial relationship? With four years in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, I have experiences supporting individuals in overcoming their struggles and helping couples build stronger, more resilient relationships.
Limited Availability! Do you want to start therapy and get to the root of the symptoms such as anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, driving anxiety, depression, life transition difficulties, or personality disorders? Do you want to understand yourself and others better through therapy? Are you currently facing challenges in connecting with your partner due to issues like intimacy, infidelity, addiction? Or perhaps an interracial relationship? With four years in the field of counselling and psychotherapy, I have experiences supporting individuals in overcoming their struggles and helping couples build stronger, more resilient relationships.
(226) 705-0539 View (226) 705-0539
Photo of Akriti Dua, Registered Psychotherapist in Tilbury, ON
Akriti Dua
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatham, ON N7L
Depression & anxiety psychotherapist - In our day to day lives, it is common to feel stressed, worried, sad, and maybe even confused about your current situation, perhaps you’re scared about what the future has in store for you and aren’t sure which route to take. You find yourself constantly overthinking your problems, causing you to feel overwhelmed, angry, or avoidant. These concerns can impact your life daily, making you lose interest in the things you previously enjoyed and causing you to feel isolated. If you’re ready to reconnect with yourself and take the next steps towards improving your well-being, I’m here to help.
Depression & anxiety psychotherapist - In our day to day lives, it is common to feel stressed, worried, sad, and maybe even confused about your current situation, perhaps you’re scared about what the future has in store for you and aren’t sure which route to take. You find yourself constantly overthinking your problems, causing you to feel overwhelmed, angry, or avoidant. These concerns can impact your life daily, making you lose interest in the things you previously enjoyed and causing you to feel isolated. If you’re ready to reconnect with yourself and take the next steps towards improving your well-being, I’m here to help.
(807) 500-1612 View (807) 500-1612
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Ken Hyra
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Chatham, ON N7L
Are you struggling with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Easier? Manageable? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers, and their lives. Pushing away or ignoring your needs can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. I believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life.
Are you struggling with feeling disconnected from yourself and others? Do you put your needs at the bottom of the to-do list? Do you wonder if life should feel somehow better? Happier? Easier? Manageable? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and uncertain about how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers, and their lives. Pushing away or ignoring your needs can lead to long-term issues for your mind and body. I believe it shouldn’t be so hard to live a better life.
(226) 918-6201 View (226) 918-6201
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Chatham-Kent Psychotherapy - Cindy Goens
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Chatham, ON N7M
Not accepting new clients
Our focus is on strength based, supportive, confidential and judgement free therapy. With over 20 years of experience "helping one to heal, grow and thrive one session at a time" in the Chatham-Kent area. Life can be challenging in many ways, but having help to identify barriers and recognize strengths is a focus. Therapy technique utilized is dependent on your needs. There are morning, afternoon and evening appointments available (no weekends).
Our focus is on strength based, supportive, confidential and judgement free therapy. With over 20 years of experience "helping one to heal, grow and thrive one session at a time" in the Chatham-Kent area. Life can be challenging in many ways, but having help to identify barriers and recognize strengths is a focus. Therapy technique utilized is dependent on your needs. There are morning, afternoon and evening appointments available (no weekends).
(226) 799-2020 View (226) 799-2020
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Megan Strachan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Chatham, ON N7M  (Online Only)
Navigating life's crossroads can be especially overwhelming for people grappling with trauma or PTSD. These moments—choosing careers, pursuing education or sports, forming relationships, or seeking personal growth—can be overshadowed by past experiences, intensifying feelings of anxiety, emptiness, and a constant sense that something vital is missing. This can complicate making decisions, having it seem almost impossible to choose the right path forward, and the presence of trauma intensifies the pressure of these decisions. I get it, and I'm here to support you through this struggle, through thick and thin.
Navigating life's crossroads can be especially overwhelming for people grappling with trauma or PTSD. These moments—choosing careers, pursuing education or sports, forming relationships, or seeking personal growth—can be overshadowed by past experiences, intensifying feelings of anxiety, emptiness, and a constant sense that something vital is missing. This can complicate making decisions, having it seem almost impossible to choose the right path forward, and the presence of trauma intensifies the pressure of these decisions. I get it, and I'm here to support you through this struggle, through thick and thin.
(289) 301-7293 View (289) 301-7293
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Martha Unger
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Chatham, ON N7L
Now accepting new clients! It's really more about you than about me. If you are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression that is difficult to manage you may find yourself struggling to function well on a daily basis, much less thrive and achieve your goals. Perhaps you witness your child frozen with fear or anxiety and you are unsure of how to help them. Or ADHD symptoms experienced by you or your child get in the way of doing life well and you feel stuck, not knowing how to move past what is holding you or your child back.
Now accepting new clients! It's really more about you than about me. If you are experiencing stress, anxiety or depression that is difficult to manage you may find yourself struggling to function well on a daily basis, much less thrive and achieve your goals. Perhaps you witness your child frozen with fear or anxiety and you are unsure of how to help them. Or ADHD symptoms experienced by you or your child get in the way of doing life well and you feel stuck, not knowing how to move past what is holding you or your child back.
(548) 906-5081 View (548) 906-5081
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Steve Granger
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chatham, ON N7M
Figuring out how to navigate life can be tough and, at times, can even seem impossible. Sometimes, we need extra support to get through difficult times, to deal with something we have long been avoiding, or to deal with emotions we’re not familiar or comfortable with. Whether you’re looking for support in making key changes in your life, to help understand yourself better, or for support with a particular mental health concern (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.), we will work together to find a healthy way forward.
Figuring out how to navigate life can be tough and, at times, can even seem impossible. Sometimes, we need extra support to get through difficult times, to deal with something we have long been avoiding, or to deal with emotions we’re not familiar or comfortable with. Whether you’re looking for support in making key changes in your life, to help understand yourself better, or for support with a particular mental health concern (e.g. depression, anxiety, etc.), we will work together to find a healthy way forward.
(226) 917-5263 View (226) 917-5263

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Tilbury, ON

< 10

Counsellors in Tilbury, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Grief
100% Parenting
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Family Conflict
100% Stress

Average years in practice

11 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Tilbury, ON see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Tilbury?

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.