Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Photo of Blake Anderson, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Blake Anderson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4E
Design the life you want by addressing your limited beliefs, trauma, and develop a new and empowered you. Embarking on a therapeutic journey requires courage and I am here to guide you through each step. Together, we will explore and uncover new aspects of your life, enhancing your clarity, confidence, and self-understanding. By implementing better habits to manage life’s challenges, I will keep you accountable.
Design the life you want by addressing your limited beliefs, trauma, and develop a new and empowered you. Embarking on a therapeutic journey requires courage and I am here to guide you through each step. Together, we will explore and uncover new aspects of your life, enhancing your clarity, confidence, and self-understanding. By implementing better habits to manage life’s challenges, I will keep you accountable.
(289) 907-0184 View (289) 907-0184
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Dr. Karen Wong
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4C  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in helping individuals feel more secure. Whether that is within your relationships, or within yourself, you deserve to feel confident, valued and accepted. If you struggle with feeling shaky, inadequate, self-critical, or ashamed, I can support you in transforming how you connect to yourself and others. I hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology, and have advanced training in Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, attachment- and mindfulness-informed approaches. My goal is to offer a safe and respectful space where we collaborate to address the challenges you are facing.
I am a Clinical Psychologist who specializes in helping individuals feel more secure. Whether that is within your relationships, or within yourself, you deserve to feel confident, valued and accepted. If you struggle with feeling shaky, inadequate, self-critical, or ashamed, I can support you in transforming how you connect to yourself and others. I hold a PhD in Clinical Psychology, and have advanced training in Emotion Focused Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, attachment- and mindfulness-informed approaches. My goal is to offer a safe and respectful space where we collaborate to address the challenges you are facing.
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Photo of Catherine Bancroft, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Catherine Bancroft
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
Taking the first step to reach out to a therapist is one of the most important investments you can make for your wellbeing. My clients benefit from my 23 years of experience in the field, and from my own experience of the transformative power of therapy. My approach is relational, attachment, emotion focused. In working with some clients, I also incorporate mindfulness and the expressive arts. I am a certified Emotionally-Focused couples Therapist (EFT); and am trained in AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) for working with individuals.
Taking the first step to reach out to a therapist is one of the most important investments you can make for your wellbeing. My clients benefit from my 23 years of experience in the field, and from my own experience of the transformative power of therapy. My approach is relational, attachment, emotion focused. In working with some clients, I also incorporate mindfulness and the expressive arts. I am a certified Emotionally-Focused couples Therapist (EFT); and am trained in AEDP (Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy) for working with individuals.
(437) 867-5480 View (437) 867-5480
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Lisa Cunningham
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, DipTIRP, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
People often turn to therapy when they notice the same painful patterns repeating, but feel helpless to make things better. Maybe you're finding yourself struggling in your relationships, or you're not happy with your current situation. While a painful time can lead you to seek therapy, starting therapy can be a really positive step. It usually means that you believe things can be better, and that you have some hope for change. If you’re feeling depressed, overwhelmed, anxious, stuck in a bad situation, or even just curious about your life or relationship choices, therapy can help.
People often turn to therapy when they notice the same painful patterns repeating, but feel helpless to make things better. Maybe you're finding yourself struggling in your relationships, or you're not happy with your current situation. While a painful time can lead you to seek therapy, starting therapy can be a really positive step. It usually means that you believe things can be better, and that you have some hope for change. If you’re feeling depressed, overwhelmed, anxious, stuck in a bad situation, or even just curious about your life or relationship choices, therapy can help.
(437) 500-6573 View (437) 500-6573
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Samantha Hawke, Ontario Sex Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A
I work with individuals and relationships of all genders and sexualities to help deepen a sense of connection with self and others while creating an environment that feels warm and safe for exploration. At the core, my therapeutic approach offers a space that fosters collaboration and encourages free and open communication. My foundational clinical orientation is Narrative Therapy for its emphasis on understanding how social and cultural norms influence who we are and how we identify in this world.
I work with individuals and relationships of all genders and sexualities to help deepen a sense of connection with self and others while creating an environment that feels warm and safe for exploration. At the core, my therapeutic approach offers a space that fosters collaboration and encourages free and open communication. My foundational clinical orientation is Narrative Therapy for its emphasis on understanding how social and cultural norms influence who we are and how we identify in this world.
(416) 220-2656 View (416) 220-2656
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Rebecca Oliveira
BScN, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6E  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with any of the following: mood swings, managing big emotions and feelings, cultivating and maintaining meaningful/safe relationships, intense premenstrual symptoms, burnout, stress and/or anxiety? If you are tired of struggling alone, please know that you are not alone, there is hope and there is help. There are skills and strategies that you can learn and practice that can help you feel better, and you can be supported along the way.
Are you struggling with any of the following: mood swings, managing big emotions and feelings, cultivating and maintaining meaningful/safe relationships, intense premenstrual symptoms, burnout, stress and/or anxiety? If you are tired of struggling alone, please know that you are not alone, there is hope and there is help. There are skills and strategies that you can learn and practice that can help you feel better, and you can be supported along the way.
(647) 493-1862 View (647) 493-1862
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Heidi Klett
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
All feelings and struggles welcome! Difficult emotions, unresolved experiences and life challenges are often trying to tell us something. They also provide a sacred opportunity to connect with your values, needs, inner wisdom and understanding of the self. In our work together, compassion, curiosity, empowerment and reflection are used to provide an opportunity where you can feel safe, heard and understood. I use a blend of therapeutic modalities to best fit your therapeutic needs. I also offer a mix of day, evening and weekend appointments for flexible scheduling.
All feelings and struggles welcome! Difficult emotions, unresolved experiences and life challenges are often trying to tell us something. They also provide a sacred opportunity to connect with your values, needs, inner wisdom and understanding of the self. In our work together, compassion, curiosity, empowerment and reflection are used to provide an opportunity where you can feel safe, heard and understood. I use a blend of therapeutic modalities to best fit your therapeutic needs. I also offer a mix of day, evening and weekend appointments for flexible scheduling.
(647) 243-8515 View (647) 243-8515
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Brittany McCaughey
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4V  (Online Only)
Do you have a difficult time looking at yourself with compassion and acceptance because the way you react, behave, and feel is wrong? Maybe it’s reacting with anger and defensiveness, or isolation and shutting down. Maybe it’s feeling like you are not smart enough. attractive enough, or simply not enough. Either way, you are left feeling ashamed of who you are. Imagine a life where you did not feel this way. You did not feel controlled by your emotions, you found joy in the ups and downs, and now look at yourself in a positive light. Beginning therapy is nerve-wracking, but I hope you take a moment (and a deep breath) to reach out.
Do you have a difficult time looking at yourself with compassion and acceptance because the way you react, behave, and feel is wrong? Maybe it’s reacting with anger and defensiveness, or isolation and shutting down. Maybe it’s feeling like you are not smart enough. attractive enough, or simply not enough. Either way, you are left feeling ashamed of who you are. Imagine a life where you did not feel this way. You did not feel controlled by your emotions, you found joy in the ups and downs, and now look at yourself in a positive light. Beginning therapy is nerve-wracking, but I hope you take a moment (and a deep breath) to reach out.
(437) 800-0283 View (437) 800-0283
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Janany Irathinam
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
I foster a safe refuge where you can begin to unpack your lived experiences free from judgment. While honouring your story, I offer support in exploring what is working and what is deterring you from where you would like to be. In doing so, pathways can be created to explore healthier ways to cope, live a more meaningful and authentic life, gain greater insight, and communicate your needs and boundaries with others. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed/focused, anti-oppressive, strengths-based and draws from intersectional feminist theory. I integrate mindfulness, CBT, narrative therapy, neuroscience, and mind/body approaches.
I foster a safe refuge where you can begin to unpack your lived experiences free from judgment. While honouring your story, I offer support in exploring what is working and what is deterring you from where you would like to be. In doing so, pathways can be created to explore healthier ways to cope, live a more meaningful and authentic life, gain greater insight, and communicate your needs and boundaries with others. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed/focused, anti-oppressive, strengths-based and draws from intersectional feminist theory. I integrate mindfulness, CBT, narrative therapy, neuroscience, and mind/body approaches.
(844) 332-2453 View (844) 332-2453
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Dr Caroline Maykut, Ontario Sex Therapy
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5A
Dr. Caroline Maykut has been involved in research, teaching, and clinical practice related to sexuality for several years. She enjoys working with people of all sexualities and genders in individual and relationship therapy. She is affirming and knowledgeable of LGBTQ+, poly/ENM, and kink identities. Her therapeutic approach is warm, engaged, collaborative, and evidence-based. Dr. Maykut's goal is to help clients develop insight and awareness into their current concerns and work actively towards meaningful change. She is committed to ongoing professional development and maintaining current with best practices in the field.
Dr. Caroline Maykut has been involved in research, teaching, and clinical practice related to sexuality for several years. She enjoys working with people of all sexualities and genders in individual and relationship therapy. She is affirming and knowledgeable of LGBTQ+, poly/ENM, and kink identities. Her therapeutic approach is warm, engaged, collaborative, and evidence-based. Dr. Maykut's goal is to help clients develop insight and awareness into their current concerns and work actively towards meaningful change. She is committed to ongoing professional development and maintaining current with best practices in the field.
(437) 292-2648 View (437) 292-2648
Photo of Cathlin Martin, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Cathlin Martin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
Your life is ahead of you! You have plans and dreams. You desire close relationships, being authentic and confident in any situation. — But you find yourself stuck, blocked from reaching your goals. You now face challenges, steep learning curves, and feel defeated and alone. Your circumstances are not in alignment with your goals and values! It's okay. We've all been there. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. My role is simple, I will work with you as a guide toward achieving your goals, uncovering patterns, reframing unhelpful thinking and providing you with tools and resources to empower you to live the life of your dreams.
Your life is ahead of you! You have plans and dreams. You desire close relationships, being authentic and confident in any situation. — But you find yourself stuck, blocked from reaching your goals. You now face challenges, steep learning curves, and feel defeated and alone. Your circumstances are not in alignment with your goals and values! It's okay. We've all been there. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. My role is simple, I will work with you as a guide toward achieving your goals, uncovering patterns, reframing unhelpful thinking and providing you with tools and resources to empower you to live the life of your dreams.
(647) 694-3466 View (647) 694-3466
Photo of Rima Sehgal, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Rima Sehgal
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4W  (Online Only)
Clients I work with are often experiencing recurring patterns of emotional hurt in their lives and may be unable to see their positive qualities, criticize themselves easily, or have trouble asserting themselves and speaking their minds. The common conditions that I work with include anxiety, PTSD, relationship or marriage conflict, workplace stress, persistent tension, or depression.
Clients I work with are often experiencing recurring patterns of emotional hurt in their lives and may be unable to see their positive qualities, criticize themselves easily, or have trouble asserting themselves and speaking their minds. The common conditions that I work with include anxiety, PTSD, relationship or marriage conflict, workplace stress, persistent tension, or depression.
(647) 360-7035 View (647) 360-7035
Photo of Sandra Corelli, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Toronto, ON
Sandra Corelli
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP-Q
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6S  (Online Only)
Welcome to a space of compassion, growth, and empowerment. Do you find yourself struggling to cope with personal setbacks or professional transitions, feeling overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or burnout? I specialize in helping my clients navigate life's interruptions, whether from personal challenges or professional transitions. Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, and it's normal to feel overwhelmed, anxious or burnt out when faced with significant disruptions. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, grief, depression, relationship issues, or career transitions, I am here to support you.
Welcome to a space of compassion, growth, and empowerment. Do you find yourself struggling to cope with personal setbacks or professional transitions, feeling overwhelmed by stress, anxiety, or burnout? I specialize in helping my clients navigate life's interruptions, whether from personal challenges or professional transitions. Life is full of unexpected twists and turns, and it's normal to feel overwhelmed, anxious or burnt out when faced with significant disruptions. Whether you're grappling with anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, grief, depression, relationship issues, or career transitions, I am here to support you.
(647) 250-9704 x703 View (647) 250-9704 x703
Photo of Ayesha Hussain, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Ayesha Hussain
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
12 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Ayesha is a dedicated therapist who’s passionate about supporting racialized individuals navigate the complexities of culture, relationships, anxiety, and stress. As a member of the South Asian and Muslim community, she understands the impact of systemic racism, islamophobia and marginalization that these communities often face. Ayesha's primary goal is to establish a safe, inclusive, and nurturing environment for South Asian and Muslim young adults to cultivate self-compassion and emotional well-being while acquiring valuable coping strategies.
Ayesha is a dedicated therapist who’s passionate about supporting racialized individuals navigate the complexities of culture, relationships, anxiety, and stress. As a member of the South Asian and Muslim community, she understands the impact of systemic racism, islamophobia and marginalization that these communities often face. Ayesha's primary goal is to establish a safe, inclusive, and nurturing environment for South Asian and Muslim young adults to cultivate self-compassion and emotional well-being while acquiring valuable coping strategies.
(289) 778-5760 View (289) 778-5760
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Lori-Ann Wesley
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4P
Waitlist for new clients
To be the best possible you, it is nesessary to release old wounds and transform what doesn't work. Growth and empowerment come from increasing self-awareness and making healthier more aware choices. It is my honor to assist clients in gaining the tools necessary for positive change and shift into a healthier happier way of being. Life changing holistic eclectic approah to work on the deepest levels of consciousness.
To be the best possible you, it is nesessary to release old wounds and transform what doesn't work. Growth and empowerment come from increasing self-awareness and making healthier more aware choices. It is my honor to assist clients in gaining the tools necessary for positive change and shift into a healthier happier way of being. Life changing holistic eclectic approah to work on the deepest levels of consciousness.
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Zac Schraeder
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6J
You might be here because you are searching for someone to help you with how you're feeling. You may feel anxious, depressed, stressed, like you don't measure up, or stuck and are hoping to find a compassionate listener. Perhaps you're dealing with big life transitions, issues between you and your partner(s), marginalization, interpersonal conflict, finding your purpose, or competing priorities. Bringing any of this to therapy can be scary. There is profound healing power in being courageous, listened to, validated, and encouraged.
You might be here because you are searching for someone to help you with how you're feeling. You may feel anxious, depressed, stressed, like you don't measure up, or stuck and are hoping to find a compassionate listener. Perhaps you're dealing with big life transitions, issues between you and your partner(s), marginalization, interpersonal conflict, finding your purpose, or competing priorities. Bringing any of this to therapy can be scary. There is profound healing power in being courageous, listened to, validated, and encouraged.
(647) 576-2458 View (647) 576-2458
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Jeff White - Life And Relationship Coach
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R
We can’t be on top of everything - so that’s why reaching out and asking for help is healthy and necessary. In business, love or life, it’s hard to show up well if you aren’t aware of your unconscious habits. I’ll help you get a better understanding of yourself and the people around you so you can create the life you want to live. I also work with couples to figure out what’s getting in the way of your connection.
We can’t be on top of everything - so that’s why reaching out and asking for help is healthy and necessary. In business, love or life, it’s hard to show up well if you aren’t aware of your unconscious habits. I’ll help you get a better understanding of yourself and the people around you so you can create the life you want to live. I also work with couples to figure out what’s getting in the way of your connection.
(647) 697-4185 View (647) 697-4185
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Dr. Garri Hovhannisyan - Centre For Psychology And Emotional Health
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5R
Garri provides individual therapy and psychological assessment services for adults of all ages with concerns related to depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, anger, self-esteem, grief, major life transitions, as well as relationship challenges and motivational difficulties. Garri helps clients to break free from their patterns by first understanding where these patterns are coming from. To this end, he draws on a wide range of psychological tools and techniques. He offers his clients a warm, caring, accepting and collaborative space in which to explore aspects of their experience that are at the root of their distress.
Garri provides individual therapy and psychological assessment services for adults of all ages with concerns related to depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, anger, self-esteem, grief, major life transitions, as well as relationship challenges and motivational difficulties. Garri helps clients to break free from their patterns by first understanding where these patterns are coming from. To this end, he draws on a wide range of psychological tools and techniques. He offers his clients a warm, caring, accepting and collaborative space in which to explore aspects of their experience that are at the root of their distress.
(437) 747-5329 View (437) 747-5329
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Mariah Douglas
Registered Social Worker, BA, CYC, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
Our life experiences and exposure to unhealthy/traumatic situations can have a lasting impact on our daily lives evoking undesirable feelings and emotions. You may have every intention to set goals, experience happiness and be your authentic self, however intense emotions or negative reflections are hindering those abilities. Life challenges can cause a level of heaviness that is intrusive, and you should not have to bear that heaviness alone. I provide a secure and affirming space to address challenges such as trauma, stress, grief and life transitions.
Our life experiences and exposure to unhealthy/traumatic situations can have a lasting impact on our daily lives evoking undesirable feelings and emotions. You may have every intention to set goals, experience happiness and be your authentic self, however intense emotions or negative reflections are hindering those abilities. Life challenges can cause a level of heaviness that is intrusive, and you should not have to bear that heaviness alone. I provide a secure and affirming space to address challenges such as trauma, stress, grief and life transitions.
(437) 747-6293 View (437) 747-6293
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Marc LeMyre - Trauma Focused & Creativity
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, GT, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G
When we’re facing a major life crisis or wanting to unpack the trauma of our childhood, anxiety and depression often get in the way and create a form of paralysis. In such painful situations how change can occur is extremely difficult to imagine. Psychotherapy is an organic process to help us change; seek our authentic self, develop our relationships with others, and to discover how to regulate our nervous system. We can relearn how to play i.e., by uncovering our (temporarily) lost sense of joy. We can reframe and update the self so as to create tools helping us navigate life’s beauty and paradoxes!
When we’re facing a major life crisis or wanting to unpack the trauma of our childhood, anxiety and depression often get in the way and create a form of paralysis. In such painful situations how change can occur is extremely difficult to imagine. Psychotherapy is an organic process to help us change; seek our authentic self, develop our relationships with others, and to discover how to regulate our nervous system. We can relearn how to play i.e., by uncovering our (temporarily) lost sense of joy. We can reframe and update the self so as to create tools helping us navigate life’s beauty and paradoxes!
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Number of Counsellors in Toronto, ON

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Toronto, ON who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
79% Stress
72% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Green Shield Canada
62% SunLife
58% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Toronto, ON see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
16% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Toronto?

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.