Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Photo of Michelle Cru, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Michelle Cru
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
Some of us are born with really big emotions and they can be difficult to rein in. Being sensitive is a double-edged sword. It comes with an extraordinary capacity to be lively, connected with others, generate insights, and experience life with great intensity. However, without solid regulation skills, we can also suffer tremendously and get lost on our path. This might describe you or one (or more) of your children. It may feel like the relationships in your family are strained or chaotic – in a way that is hard to get out of. You are not alone!
Some of us are born with really big emotions and they can be difficult to rein in. Being sensitive is a double-edged sword. It comes with an extraordinary capacity to be lively, connected with others, generate insights, and experience life with great intensity. However, without solid regulation skills, we can also suffer tremendously and get lost on our path. This might describe you or one (or more) of your children. It may feel like the relationships in your family are strained or chaotic – in a way that is hard to get out of. You are not alone!
(647) 905-6128 View (647) 905-6128
Photo of Rebecca Andruchow, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Toronto, ON
Rebecca Andruchow
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MEd, RPQ
Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6R  (Online Only)
It takes immense strength, courage, & trust to share oneself vulnerably, especially when you are struggling. Starting therapy can be both an overwhelming & intimidating process, especially when you may feel uncertain where to begin. Whether you are navigating complicated emotions, anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, trauma, pre- & postpartum challenges, low self-worth, or difficulty in relationships, know you are not alone & I am here to support you.
It takes immense strength, courage, & trust to share oneself vulnerably, especially when you are struggling. Starting therapy can be both an overwhelming & intimidating process, especially when you may feel uncertain where to begin. Whether you are navigating complicated emotions, anxiety, depression, neurodivergence, trauma, pre- & postpartum challenges, low self-worth, or difficulty in relationships, know you are not alone & I am here to support you.
(437) 747-5931 View (437) 747-5931
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Tala El Achkar
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4W
Not accepting new clients
Are you overwhelmed by your emotions, old experiences, or the patterns reoccurring in your life? You might be dealing with a difficult transition, a personal crisis, or a deep loss. Whatever you’re struggling with, I work to help you self-regulate, integrate memory, and cope in different ways. My practice is trauma-informed, intersectional, and honours varied ways of knowing.
Are you overwhelmed by your emotions, old experiences, or the patterns reoccurring in your life? You might be dealing with a difficult transition, a personal crisis, or a deep loss. Whatever you’re struggling with, I work to help you self-regulate, integrate memory, and cope in different ways. My practice is trauma-informed, intersectional, and honours varied ways of knowing.
(437) 372-5578 View (437) 372-5578
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Valerie Campbell
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6J  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Discover A New Perspective on Your Life. | EMDR Certified Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). | Chances are, you are searching for answers, ways to cope, emotional regulation, insight, or meaning. Ultimately, you want to feel better about yourself, others, or the world around you. I have extensive experience working with individuals who struggle with self-pressure, a self-critical voice, a sense of guilt or shame, or find security through seeking achievement or perfection.
Discover A New Perspective on Your Life. | EMDR Certified Therapist (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing). | Chances are, you are searching for answers, ways to cope, emotional regulation, insight, or meaning. Ultimately, you want to feel better about yourself, others, or the world around you. I have extensive experience working with individuals who struggle with self-pressure, a self-critical voice, a sense of guilt or shame, or find security through seeking achievement or perfection.
(647) 952-2584 View (647) 952-2584
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Jasdeep Kaur Nijjar
Registered Social Worker, RSW, CBT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M8V  (Online Only)
Hi there! Have you ever faced mental health challenges like depression, anxiety disorders (including social anxiety, phobias, panic, and OCD), or even PTSD? These struggles can show up as persistent negative thoughts, overpowering emotions, and behaviors that disrupt your daily life, making it harder to achieve your goals.
Hi there! Have you ever faced mental health challenges like depression, anxiety disorders (including social anxiety, phobias, panic, and OCD), or even PTSD? These struggles can show up as persistent negative thoughts, overpowering emotions, and behaviors that disrupt your daily life, making it harder to achieve your goals.
(647) 952-9612 View (647) 952-9612
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Shaloo Parihar
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
Thank you for taking the brave step towards a better version of yourself. I have a strong background in working with people of all ages who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. I have experience working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing a range of adversities, including social skills, anger management, stress, marital stress, anxiety, depression, grief, bereavement, displacement, and loss. My practice includes providing my diverse clients with strategies on how to cope with, and manage life stresses. I assist my clients in feeling empowered and realizing their resilience in how they cope with stresses.
Thank you for taking the brave step towards a better version of yourself. I have a strong background in working with people of all ages who are experiencing difficulties in their lives. I have experience working with adolescents and adults who are experiencing a range of adversities, including social skills, anger management, stress, marital stress, anxiety, depression, grief, bereavement, displacement, and loss. My practice includes providing my diverse clients with strategies on how to cope with, and manage life stresses. I assist my clients in feeling empowered and realizing their resilience in how they cope with stresses.
(437) 747-4842 View (437) 747-4842
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Varshini Skantharajah
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
There are times when life gets hard, messy or shaken up, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, or lost reckoning with somethings we didn’t expect to. There are also times when we simply get that nagging feeling that there’s something we want to address, and maybe start to feel curious about what healing can be for us. In this space I welcome working with different experiences, however big or small, present or past. Sometimes this may look like anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, impact of trauma, navigating relationships, sense of self (self-worth, self-love, inadequacy, etc.), student life, life transitions and loss.
There are times when life gets hard, messy or shaken up, leaving us feeling overwhelmed, or lost reckoning with somethings we didn’t expect to. There are also times when we simply get that nagging feeling that there’s something we want to address, and maybe start to feel curious about what healing can be for us. In this space I welcome working with different experiences, however big or small, present or past. Sometimes this may look like anxiety, depression, stress, burnout, impact of trauma, navigating relationships, sense of self (self-worth, self-love, inadequacy, etc.), student life, life transitions and loss.
(289) 312-0101 View (289) 312-0101
Photo of Ann Beckett, Counsellor in Toronto, ON
Ann Beckett
Counsellor
Toronto, ON M6P
I have been working for 30 years. I specialize in working with neglect, chronic and acute abuse. I enjoy offering clients a chance to reach their full potential. I enjoy working with problems that seem unmanageable, but have seen change over and over again. I like to adjust all therapy work to suit each individual situation. I certified in sensorimotor psychotherapy.
I have been working for 30 years. I specialize in working with neglect, chronic and acute abuse. I enjoy offering clients a chance to reach their full potential. I enjoy working with problems that seem unmanageable, but have seen change over and over again. I like to adjust all therapy work to suit each individual situation. I certified in sensorimotor psychotherapy.
(647) 559-2910 View (647) 559-2910
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Pam Foreht
Psychologist, DipCS, CPsych
Verified
Toronto, ON M4V
Pam is a Psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, who has been in practice for over 30 years. Throughout her career she has developed an expertise in the area of school psychology. She is familiar with and utilizes a wide variety of assessment tools as well as observation, and direct interviews in order to gather information with the goal of gaining an extensive and accurate understanding of her clients in order to address and answer their questions and concerns. She creates realistic and effective treatment plans and interventions that assist the individual in reaching his or her potential.
Pam is a Psychologist, registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario, who has been in practice for over 30 years. Throughout her career she has developed an expertise in the area of school psychology. She is familiar with and utilizes a wide variety of assessment tools as well as observation, and direct interviews in order to gather information with the goal of gaining an extensive and accurate understanding of her clients in order to address and answer their questions and concerns. She creates realistic and effective treatment plans and interventions that assist the individual in reaching his or her potential.
(647) 492-6462 View (647) 492-6462
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PsyVitaliti Ontario
Psychologist
Verified
Toronto, ON M5C
PsyVitalitï is a group of therapists – psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and social workers – offering you counselling, psychotherapy and coaching services. Life is filled with twists and turns. If you find yourself in need of direction or simply seeking guidance along the way, we are here for you. With the use of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), an empirically proven approach, and the added convenience of choosing between in-person meetings or secure online video-call sessions, we offer the best of both worlds: Effective psychological help + Convenient access
PsyVitalitï is a group of therapists – psychologists, psychotherapists, counsellors and social workers – offering you counselling, psychotherapy and coaching services. Life is filled with twists and turns. If you find yourself in need of direction or simply seeking guidance along the way, we are here for you. With the use of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), an empirically proven approach, and the added convenience of choosing between in-person meetings or secure online video-call sessions, we offer the best of both worlds: Effective psychological help + Convenient access
(855) 346-8941 View (855) 346-8941
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Thomas Jay Hayes
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4T  (Online Only)
If you are looking for a Psychotherapist, chances are you are going through a rough patch or time of change in your life. Marriage or familial issues. Anxiety or depression. Stress, grief and loss. Substance abuse. Life transition or even career issues. These are the types of growing edges that often lead people to seek support. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy and that the client is the expert on their own life. As a working professional for over a decade, I have worked with families, couples and individuals. I would be honoured to help you reach your goals!
If you are looking for a Psychotherapist, chances are you are going through a rough patch or time of change in your life. Marriage or familial issues. Anxiety or depression. Stress, grief and loss. Substance abuse. Life transition or even career issues. These are the types of growing edges that often lead people to seek support. I believe in a collaborative approach to therapy and that the client is the expert on their own life. As a working professional for over a decade, I have worked with families, couples and individuals. I would be honoured to help you reach your goals!
(437) 291-8783 View (437) 291-8783
Photo of Jeahlisa Bridgeman, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Jeahlisa Bridgeman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5B  (Online Only)
I am an experienced registered social worker who is passionate about providing a validating space for people struggling with unpleasant emotions and various mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety. I strongly believe that individuals have the capacity to experience meaningful lives despite difficult transitions, unexpected life changes and/or stressors. As your therapist, I offer guidance, opportunities for reflection and hopefully the occasional laugh, as you engage in your personal healing journey.
I am an experienced registered social worker who is passionate about providing a validating space for people struggling with unpleasant emotions and various mental health challenges such as depression and anxiety. I strongly believe that individuals have the capacity to experience meaningful lives despite difficult transitions, unexpected life changes and/or stressors. As your therapist, I offer guidance, opportunities for reflection and hopefully the occasional laugh, as you engage in your personal healing journey.
(437) 800-0435 View (437) 800-0435
Photo of Claudette Brown, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Claudette Brown
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4L
I am a dedicated Social Worker with seven years of experience in the field, For me, cultural competency is an important part of all effective therapeutic relationships, and I am passionately committed to providing much-needed and deserved support services for Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities who have been under-served. As a Sex Educator, I am also dedicated to expanding knowledge and destigmatizing the taboo subject of sex education within communities. I also strive not only to meet the diverse needs of my clients but also to ensure that all clients are comfortable in therapy.
I am a dedicated Social Worker with seven years of experience in the field, For me, cultural competency is an important part of all effective therapeutic relationships, and I am passionately committed to providing much-needed and deserved support services for Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities who have been under-served. As a Sex Educator, I am also dedicated to expanding knowledge and destigmatizing the taboo subject of sex education within communities. I also strive not only to meet the diverse needs of my clients but also to ensure that all clients are comfortable in therapy.
(289) 210-5927 View (289) 210-5927
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Conscious Connections Psychotherapy & Wellness
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
Hello & WELCOME! We are so glad you have found our page. We are here to support you <3. Conscious Connections is a virtual psychotherapy practice comprised of absolutely wonderful, compassionate, and skilled therapists who are genuinely looking forward to meeting you. Our team is thoughtfully hand-picked with the intention of offering a range of specialities, skills, and fee for service. Although pain is an inevitable part of the human experience, it can be challenging to navigate alone. We are here to walk alongside you as a secure anchor in your life mirroring that of trust and safety held within a non-judgemental atmosphere.
Hello & WELCOME! We are so glad you have found our page. We are here to support you <3. Conscious Connections is a virtual psychotherapy practice comprised of absolutely wonderful, compassionate, and skilled therapists who are genuinely looking forward to meeting you. Our team is thoughtfully hand-picked with the intention of offering a range of specialities, skills, and fee for service. Although pain is an inevitable part of the human experience, it can be challenging to navigate alone. We are here to walk alongside you as a secure anchor in your life mirroring that of trust and safety held within a non-judgemental atmosphere.
(647) 803-6692 View (647) 803-6692
Photo of Siobhan McCarthy, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Siobhan McCarthy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M4K
I have been working with children, adolescents and their families for 30 years, providing individual and family therapy and working with High Conflict custody and access families. My areas of speciality are: eating disorders, anxiety and depression, parent - teen conflict, family conflict, parental separation and divorce . I enjoy working with individuals and families to help them work through their challenges with a goal of supporting them to develop the skills and capacity to reflect upon and learn to resolve life's challenges. I am happy to offer a free 20 minute "meet and greet" to determine if we might be a good fit.
I have been working with children, adolescents and their families for 30 years, providing individual and family therapy and working with High Conflict custody and access families. My areas of speciality are: eating disorders, anxiety and depression, parent - teen conflict, family conflict, parental separation and divorce . I enjoy working with individuals and families to help them work through their challenges with a goal of supporting them to develop the skills and capacity to reflect upon and learn to resolve life's challenges. I am happy to offer a free 20 minute "meet and greet" to determine if we might be a good fit.
(647) 696-1931 View (647) 696-1931
Photo of Iva Berlekovic-Cizek, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Iva Berlekovic-Cizek
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, GT
Verified
Toronto, ON M4Y  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed as we all collectively learn how to navigate this new reality of fear and social isolation, brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic outbreak? Would you like to find ways to be more focused and more connected with yourself and in synergy with others? Explore your strengths, even in your broken places, and craft and start living a truly energizing and meaningful life? You may be surprised to uncover resources in places you forgot or never knew existed.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed as we all collectively learn how to navigate this new reality of fear and social isolation, brought on by the COVID 19 pandemic outbreak? Would you like to find ways to be more focused and more connected with yourself and in synergy with others? Explore your strengths, even in your broken places, and craft and start living a truly energizing and meaningful life? You may be surprised to uncover resources in places you forgot or never knew existed.
(855) 781-8910 View (855) 781-8910
Photo of Meghan King, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Meghan King
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CAPT, HonsBA
Verified
Toronto, ON M6C  (Online Only)
At times of overwhelm or crossroads, we can feel so lost or alone that any effort to reach out feels impossible. Let alone to do therapy which can take a look at things that cause pain, isolation, or despair. Yeah, sign me up for that asap.?! But instability may interfere more than is bearable and relationships, work and self-care can seem unmanageable. We all need a place for ourselves at times like this. A safe place to decompress, access our experience and voice, and sift through what we've been going through. Growth and change can arise from places we left unattended, neglected or misunderstood for a long time.
At times of overwhelm or crossroads, we can feel so lost or alone that any effort to reach out feels impossible. Let alone to do therapy which can take a look at things that cause pain, isolation, or despair. Yeah, sign me up for that asap.?! But instability may interfere more than is bearable and relationships, work and self-care can seem unmanageable. We all need a place for ourselves at times like this. A safe place to decompress, access our experience and voice, and sift through what we've been going through. Growth and change can arise from places we left unattended, neglected or misunderstood for a long time.
(855) 561-5937 View (855) 561-5937
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First Step Men's Therapy
Registered Social Worker, RSW, Hons BA, MACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming! The men I see feel stuck, lost, powerless, distracted, disconnected, or broken. Men often struggle with their mental health without seeking help for far too long. I work with men from all walks of life who struggle with managing ADHD and other neurodivergent challenges, career and life transitions, sports performance anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and addiction. In each of these instances, my aim is to help provide a safe, supportive, and therapeutic setting for you to learn more about yourself and find healing. Book a free 20-minute consultation by clicking the "website" button now.
Finding a therapist can be overwhelming! The men I see feel stuck, lost, powerless, distracted, disconnected, or broken. Men often struggle with their mental health without seeking help for far too long. I work with men from all walks of life who struggle with managing ADHD and other neurodivergent challenges, career and life transitions, sports performance anxiety, depression, grief and loss, and addiction. In each of these instances, my aim is to help provide a safe, supportive, and therapeutic setting for you to learn more about yourself and find healing. Book a free 20-minute consultation by clicking the "website" button now.
(289) 278-9425 View (289) 278-9425
Photo of Sarah Ferland, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Sarah Ferland
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6S  (Online Only)
As a Social Worker with over 7 years of experience, I specialize in guiding individuals through challenging times, particularly in the realm of trauma recovery. My primary focus is delving into the roots of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that may be hindering your progress. Life's pressures can be overwhelming, often leaving us feeling lost and down. I understand the weight of worthlessness, guilt, shame, anxiety, and depression that can take hold. In the case of trauma, its impact can be profound, affecting various aspects of our lives.
As a Social Worker with over 7 years of experience, I specialize in guiding individuals through challenging times, particularly in the realm of trauma recovery. My primary focus is delving into the roots of your thoughts, feelings, and behaviours that may be hindering your progress. Life's pressures can be overwhelming, often leaving us feeling lost and down. I understand the weight of worthlessness, guilt, shame, anxiety, and depression that can take hold. In the case of trauma, its impact can be profound, affecting various aspects of our lives.
(226) 641-6597 View (226) 641-6597
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Christina Rousseau
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5R
Hello! I'm Christina, a pre-licensed therapist living and working in Toronto. In my practice, I work with clients navigating challenges like anxiety, depression, or feeling stuck. Clients come to me seeking to understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Using a holistic and relational Gestalt therapy approach, we explore their lived experiences, working to address immediate concerns in the present while uncovering their underlying patterns of behaviour.
Hello! I'm Christina, a pre-licensed therapist living and working in Toronto. In my practice, I work with clients navigating challenges like anxiety, depression, or feeling stuck. Clients come to me seeking to understand their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Using a holistic and relational Gestalt therapy approach, we explore their lived experiences, working to address immediate concerns in the present while uncovering their underlying patterns of behaviour.
(647) 692-2683 View (647) 692-2683

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How does your Counsellor compare?

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
80% Stress
72% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Green Shield Canada
61% SunLife
57% 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
17% Male
2% 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.