Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Sandra Cesario
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4Y
Let my creativity meet yours! I am a person-centred psychotherapist who has been incorporating evidence based techniques, mindfulness and expressive arts modalities into my work for over 20 years. My experience includes working with complex mental health conditions, grief and loss, trauma and resiliency, self-care, ASD, life transitions and supporting individuals who have been impacted by a family member's complex mental health needs. With a collaborative and strengths-based approach, I will strive to develop a partnership with you in order to identify challenges with clarity and focus on clear, realistic goals to work towards.
Let my creativity meet yours! I am a person-centred psychotherapist who has been incorporating evidence based techniques, mindfulness and expressive arts modalities into my work for over 20 years. My experience includes working with complex mental health conditions, grief and loss, trauma and resiliency, self-care, ASD, life transitions and supporting individuals who have been impacted by a family member's complex mental health needs. With a collaborative and strengths-based approach, I will strive to develop a partnership with you in order to identify challenges with clarity and focus on clear, realistic goals to work towards.
(437) 747-4744 View (437) 747-4744
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Haroula Battista
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4J
With over 15 years of experience as a helping professional, I am dedicated to guiding individuals towards mental and emotional well-being. I approach therapy holistically, recognizing each person as a systemic being shaped by their environment, relationships, and life experiences. Central to my philosophy is exploring the whole person, understanding how individuals perceive and navigate the world, and recognizing the impact of their family of origin on their present life. I provide a secure space for transformative self-discovery, prioritizing your needs and goals.
With over 15 years of experience as a helping professional, I am dedicated to guiding individuals towards mental and emotional well-being. I approach therapy holistically, recognizing each person as a systemic being shaped by their environment, relationships, and life experiences. Central to my philosophy is exploring the whole person, understanding how individuals perceive and navigate the world, and recognizing the impact of their family of origin on their present life. I provide a secure space for transformative self-discovery, prioritizing your needs and goals.
(365) 544-5109 View (365) 544-5109
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Nathaniel Israel
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, OACCPP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4S
Do you re-experience painful memories, or find it difficult to function in certain settings because of fears of failing, being called out or that you are incapable? My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I help my clients, adults and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves complete, whole and safe. I help you to connect the underlying dots, gain better understanding of yourself so that these unhealthy thoughts or difficult memories do not keep you from doing what you want to do.
Do you re-experience painful memories, or find it difficult to function in certain settings because of fears of failing, being called out or that you are incapable? My great passion is bringing healing to people who have been through a traumatic/stressful experience. I help my clients, adults and families, to find healthy perceptions of themselves and strengthen their relationships so they can know themselves complete, whole and safe. I help you to connect the underlying dots, gain better understanding of yourself so that these unhealthy thoughts or difficult memories do not keep you from doing what you want to do.
(647) 492-1914 View (647) 492-1914
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Laura Crawford
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4K  (Online Only)
Engaging in therapy, whether for the first time or with a new therapist, can be intensively vulnerable. When working with me, I approach each session with genuine curiosity and openness to help create a felt sense of safety for clients to explore their feelings and concerns. As a Registered Social Worker who specializes in working with young people, adults, and families, I have experience working with clients and families in various contexts, including as a child and family therapist, school social worker, and individual therapist.
Engaging in therapy, whether for the first time or with a new therapist, can be intensively vulnerable. When working with me, I approach each session with genuine curiosity and openness to help create a felt sense of safety for clients to explore their feelings and concerns. As a Registered Social Worker who specializes in working with young people, adults, and families, I have experience working with clients and families in various contexts, including as a child and family therapist, school social worker, and individual therapist.
(437) 524-0589 View (437) 524-0589
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Lucia Gallegos
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Do you feel disconnected from the life you’re living? Unexpected changes may have altered your life in a way that feels overwhelming and out of your control. Or maybe you’re experiencing a sense of dissatisfaction that is difficult to name. From struggling with fear or anger to looking for ways to bring magic and joy back into your life, you may find yourself feeling stuck. I offer a safe space for you to explore these feelings and determine a way forward. With a greater sense of self-compassion you can learn to reconnect with your inner self and begin to experience more hope, happiness and freedom.
Do you feel disconnected from the life you’re living? Unexpected changes may have altered your life in a way that feels overwhelming and out of your control. Or maybe you’re experiencing a sense of dissatisfaction that is difficult to name. From struggling with fear or anger to looking for ways to bring magic and joy back into your life, you may find yourself feeling stuck. I offer a safe space for you to explore these feelings and determine a way forward. With a greater sense of self-compassion you can learn to reconnect with your inner self and begin to experience more hope, happiness and freedom.
(289) 212-6348 View (289) 212-6348
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Valerie Tamiko Takeda
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5B  (Online Only)
You don't have to face life's difficulties alone. If you are struggling with trauma, shame, depression, anxiety, or low-self esteem, or have concerns about relationships, intimacy and setting healthy boundaries, my compassionate, intuitive and collaborative style will help you to become more aware of, and reconnect to your own strengths, develop greater self-compassion and self-acceptance, as well as connect to your potential and find new ways of approaching challenges. I've been a therapist for over 15 years and I offer both individual and couple therapy in downtown Toronto.
You don't have to face life's difficulties alone. If you are struggling with trauma, shame, depression, anxiety, or low-self esteem, or have concerns about relationships, intimacy and setting healthy boundaries, my compassionate, intuitive and collaborative style will help you to become more aware of, and reconnect to your own strengths, develop greater self-compassion and self-acceptance, as well as connect to your potential and find new ways of approaching challenges. I've been a therapist for over 15 years and I offer both individual and couple therapy in downtown Toronto.
(437) 372-5166 View (437) 372-5166
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Ramona Suteu
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5N  (Online Only)
I believe that every client has the ability and the desire to reach their potential through personal growth and change. I focus on the unique nature of each client, and I consider them as the expert of their own experience. I view my role as providing clients with empathy and support. I emphasize genuineness and being led by the client, using a team approach. I regard us as equal partners, rather than viewing myself as an expert therapist and the client as being helpless.
I believe that every client has the ability and the desire to reach their potential through personal growth and change. I focus on the unique nature of each client, and I consider them as the expert of their own experience. I view my role as providing clients with empathy and support. I emphasize genuineness and being led by the client, using a team approach. I regard us as equal partners, rather than viewing myself as an expert therapist and the client as being helpless.
(365) 298-0293 View (365) 298-0293
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David Zhang
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M1T  (Online Only)
So many therapists! Who would've thought finding the right one would feel this overwhelming?
So many therapists! Who would've thought finding the right one would feel this overwhelming?
(289) 206-6824 View (289) 206-6824
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Phoenix Counselling Services Canada
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5B
If trauma, abuse, and mental illness have left you feeling like you’re lost in the darkness, you’re not alone. It’s perfectly natural that the difficult emotions and loneliness you feel have cast a shadow over your life. But though the darkness may feel crushing, there is hope and light. The truth is your painful past does not mean that you are stuck with an unhappy future, and though your mental health might feel like it has taken charge of your life, it does not define you. As we work together, I’ll help you discover that you are much more than your circumstances, that your life matters, and that you have a powerful purpose.
If trauma, abuse, and mental illness have left you feeling like you’re lost in the darkness, you’re not alone. It’s perfectly natural that the difficult emotions and loneliness you feel have cast a shadow over your life. But though the darkness may feel crushing, there is hope and light. The truth is your painful past does not mean that you are stuck with an unhappy future, and though your mental health might feel like it has taken charge of your life, it does not define you. As we work together, I’ll help you discover that you are much more than your circumstances, that your life matters, and that you have a powerful purpose.
(844) 912-2201 View (844) 912-2201
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Jesse Pajuäär
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, DTATI, HBA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
We all want a better life and we are all doing the best we can with what we have. But sometimes we can get stuck in routines, unsure of how to make the change we so desperately want to see in our lives. Sometimes even asking ourselves "what do I want?" can be anxiety provoking and make us feel like we're stuck when we can't answer it. Times like this we can even find ourselves appealing to others' needs and "living for others" all the while feeling like something is missing. Everything we do has some benefit to us, otherwise we wouldn't do it. Getting to the heart of this underlying want can be the empowering change we need.
We all want a better life and we are all doing the best we can with what we have. But sometimes we can get stuck in routines, unsure of how to make the change we so desperately want to see in our lives. Sometimes even asking ourselves "what do I want?" can be anxiety provoking and make us feel like we're stuck when we can't answer it. Times like this we can even find ourselves appealing to others' needs and "living for others" all the while feeling like something is missing. Everything we do has some benefit to us, otherwise we wouldn't do it. Getting to the heart of this underlying want can be the empowering change we need.
(437) 747-1924 View (437) 747-1924
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Dr. Komal Bhasin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, MHSc, DSocSci, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6J  (Online Only)
With a decade of experience, I specialize in supporting highly successful individuals who, despite their achievements, may feel lost, unfulfilled, or burdened by deeper wounds. My practice is ideal for those who are ready to explore trauma-informed, somatic, and culturally responsive approaches to addressing deep unresolved challenges originating early in life, which impact their ability to live in connection and wholeness today. By fostering trust and reciprocity, I provide support for you to emerge into wholeness and transformation, allowing you to experience a life of greater connection, meaning, purpose, and peace.
With a decade of experience, I specialize in supporting highly successful individuals who, despite their achievements, may feel lost, unfulfilled, or burdened by deeper wounds. My practice is ideal for those who are ready to explore trauma-informed, somatic, and culturally responsive approaches to addressing deep unresolved challenges originating early in life, which impact their ability to live in connection and wholeness today. By fostering trust and reciprocity, I provide support for you to emerge into wholeness and transformation, allowing you to experience a life of greater connection, meaning, purpose, and peace.
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Amanda Morgan
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6S
I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist in both B.C. and Ontario. I have worked with children and adults with autism, ADHD, developmental delays and learning disabilities for nearly 20yrs. I am also an adjunct professor at Tyndale University where my research studies have focused on ASD.
I am a Registered Clinical Psychologist in both B.C. and Ontario. I have worked with children and adults with autism, ADHD, developmental delays and learning disabilities for nearly 20yrs. I am also an adjunct professor at Tyndale University where my research studies have focused on ASD.
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David Giffen
Pastoral Counsellor, BTh, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V
I am an empathetic listener and communicator with an exceptional talent for building rapport and helping people to achieve deeper self-realization and self empowerment. I work with executives, academics, groups and businesses – anyone who has found themselves or their organizations in a place that requires support and guidance to plan the best steps to achieve a stated objective, all the way to working through transformative change.
I am an empathetic listener and communicator with an exceptional talent for building rapport and helping people to achieve deeper self-realization and self empowerment. I work with executives, academics, groups and businesses – anyone who has found themselves or their organizations in a place that requires support and guidance to plan the best steps to achieve a stated objective, all the way to working through transformative change.
(647) 691-8605 View (647) 691-8605
Photo of Sehr Athar, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Sehr Athar
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4L
Not accepting new clients
In this moment, you may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious or burned out by life's challenges or transitional chapters. I believe that healing is growth in the face of adversity; it is a journey of coming (back) into yourself with deep self compassion, and we all have insight into how to get there. Sometimes we just need a bit of support along the way; someone to hold (non judgemental space) and work alongside us to find solutions, develop coping strategies and build on our own skills and wisdom so that we are more emotionally resilient to life's challenges.
In this moment, you may be feeling stressed, overwhelmed, anxious or burned out by life's challenges or transitional chapters. I believe that healing is growth in the face of adversity; it is a journey of coming (back) into yourself with deep self compassion, and we all have insight into how to get there. Sometimes we just need a bit of support along the way; someone to hold (non judgemental space) and work alongside us to find solutions, develop coping strategies and build on our own skills and wisdom so that we are more emotionally resilient to life's challenges.
(437) 747-5841 View (437) 747-5841
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Ashley Miller
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G
Welcome! Seeking out support can be a hard first step to make, but it is a sign of listening to your wise inner self. Getting to this step is honourable. Here’s a bit of who I am. I've been practicing for over 22 years, working in the social services field, specifically in community and hospital-based settings. My practice includes Mindfulness, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Trauma Focused, as well as Body Oriented Therapies. I specialize in treating survivors of trauma, as well as individuals experiencing mental health, relationship, parenting, academic stressors, life transitions, and substance use issues.
Welcome! Seeking out support can be a hard first step to make, but it is a sign of listening to your wise inner self. Getting to this step is honourable. Here’s a bit of who I am. I've been practicing for over 22 years, working in the social services field, specifically in community and hospital-based settings. My practice includes Mindfulness, Narrative, Psychodynamic, Trauma Focused, as well as Body Oriented Therapies. I specialize in treating survivors of trauma, as well as individuals experiencing mental health, relationship, parenting, academic stressors, life transitions, and substance use issues.
(647) 372-1026 View (647) 372-1026
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Rachel Wellman
Pre-Licensed Professional, BS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6B
Waitlist for new clients
If you are looking to make a profound change in your life but don’t know where to start, let’s develop that blueprint together. You may have a vision of what your ideal life looks like, or perhaps you just know you want things to be different. We will work together to define or redefine your goals. I want to empower you to handle existing issues and prepare you to overcome any future obstacles. I approach each of our meetings with compassion and encouragement. Together we will formulate solutions, cultivate new interests and work towards the change you are looking for.
If you are looking to make a profound change in your life but don’t know where to start, let’s develop that blueprint together. You may have a vision of what your ideal life looks like, or perhaps you just know you want things to be different. We will work together to define or redefine your goals. I want to empower you to handle existing issues and prepare you to overcome any future obstacles. I approach each of our meetings with compassion and encouragement. Together we will formulate solutions, cultivate new interests and work towards the change you are looking for.
(289) 206-7058 View (289) 206-7058
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Jennifer Bartok
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You're feeling overwhelmed because it feels like the rug has just been ripped out from underneath you. You were barely holding on a week ago, and now everything seems like an uphill battle. You’re stressed beyond belief and reaching out for help seems scary because you feel like you have nothing left to give. Everything has become uncertain. From the outside it might seem like you have everything together, but inside something's missing. You feel even more disconnected from yourself and others now because of the enforced self-isolation. Your wheels are spinning but you're standing still, using up all your energy to remain upright.
You're feeling overwhelmed because it feels like the rug has just been ripped out from underneath you. You were barely holding on a week ago, and now everything seems like an uphill battle. You’re stressed beyond belief and reaching out for help seems scary because you feel like you have nothing left to give. Everything has become uncertain. From the outside it might seem like you have everything together, but inside something's missing. You feel even more disconnected from yourself and others now because of the enforced self-isolation. Your wheels are spinning but you're standing still, using up all your energy to remain upright.
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Ayala Orner
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4C
Hi - I’m Ayala. Thank you for reaching out and taking the first courageous step in your journey toward greater health. I am here to facilitate your shift towards a deeper self-awareness as you process a range of emotions and learn effective strategies to manage them and to together navigate the path whereby pain, struggle and uncertainty become strength. Over the course of our interactions, we will draw upon lessons and experiences from a range of modalities, including client-centered therapy, emotion focused therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, trauma informed interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy and ACT.
Hi - I’m Ayala. Thank you for reaching out and taking the first courageous step in your journey toward greater health. I am here to facilitate your shift towards a deeper self-awareness as you process a range of emotions and learn effective strategies to manage them and to together navigate the path whereby pain, struggle and uncertainty become strength. Over the course of our interactions, we will draw upon lessons and experiences from a range of modalities, including client-centered therapy, emotion focused therapy, narrative therapy, mindfulness, trauma informed interventions, cognitive behavioral therapy and ACT.
(289) 273-8391 View (289) 273-8391
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Anxiety | Stress | Life Changes for Young Adults
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5H
Accepting New Clients! Having been in counselling myself, I know what a relief it is to find someone with whom you feel comfortable to help sort out some of the stressors and troubles of everyday life. Whether you’re dealing with a multitude of issues, feeling overwhelmed by a significant event, or anything in between, I’m here to help. Let’s work together to transform your struggles into stepping stones, leading you towards a peaceful and empowered life. No challenge is too big or too small – I’m dedicated to helping you find your way and ensuring you no longer feel held back by your troubles.
Accepting New Clients! Having been in counselling myself, I know what a relief it is to find someone with whom you feel comfortable to help sort out some of the stressors and troubles of everyday life. Whether you’re dealing with a multitude of issues, feeling overwhelmed by a significant event, or anything in between, I’m here to help. Let’s work together to transform your struggles into stepping stones, leading you towards a peaceful and empowered life. No challenge is too big or too small – I’m dedicated to helping you find your way and ensuring you no longer feel held back by your troubles.
(437) 529-4497 View (437) 529-4497
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Krista Roesler Online Life Coaching
Bsc, MA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4P
Are you Ready to Change your life? Our team of warm, caring, passionate and well-equipped therapists and life coaches can help you thrive in your career, relationships and any other area of your life that could use some improvement. We will help you work through any emotional or mental health challenges that you may be experiencing. Many people try to overcome these issues on their own. Running the risk of relapsing back into old habits and patterns or even spiraling further back from where they started. We’ll teach you the approaches and tools to help you reach your goals and set you up for sustainable success.
Are you Ready to Change your life? Our team of warm, caring, passionate and well-equipped therapists and life coaches can help you thrive in your career, relationships and any other area of your life that could use some improvement. We will help you work through any emotional or mental health challenges that you may be experiencing. Many people try to overcome these issues on their own. Running the risk of relapsing back into old habits and patterns or even spiraling further back from where they started. We’ll teach you the approaches and tools to help you reach your goals and set you up for sustainable success.
(647) 370-7681 View (647) 370-7681

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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
79% Stress
72% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Green Shield Canada
61% SunLife
58% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Toronto, ON see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.