Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Harbourfront Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BEd, MA, RP
Verified
Toronto, ON M5J
Many of us struggle with problems for weeks, months or even years, but when it gets to the point where you're overwhelmed and it's interfering with your life, work or threatening your relationships, I can help. My approach is non-judgmental, down-to-earth and goal-directed. My Specialties are: sex therapy, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, separation & divorce counselling and career testing (adults & teens). As a seasoned therapist, I use various modalities: CBT (cognitive-behaviour therapy), Adlerian, Reality, Attachment, Brief Solution-Focussed and Art Therapy (children & teens). LGBTQ Positive.
Many of us struggle with problems for weeks, months or even years, but when it gets to the point where you're overwhelmed and it's interfering with your life, work or threatening your relationships, I can help. My approach is non-judgmental, down-to-earth and goal-directed. My Specialties are: sex therapy, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, trauma, PTSD, sexual abuse, separation & divorce counselling and career testing (adults & teens). As a seasoned therapist, I use various modalities: CBT (cognitive-behaviour therapy), Adlerian, Reality, Attachment, Brief Solution-Focussed and Art Therapy (children & teens). LGBTQ Positive.
(647) 905-6106 View (647) 905-6106
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Sophia Labonte
Registered Psychotherapist, BEd, MA, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4C
Need things to change? Life can be tough at times, and navigating through the many challenges alone can be stressful and isolating. I'm a Registered Psychotherapist, with over 18 years of experience in the mental health field (teaching counselling, workshop facilitation, supervising, therapy…) Whether it be searching for meaning and happiness, managing symptoms of anxiety or depression, working through trauma or crises, building relationship skills like conflict management and communication, or finding more work-life balance, I take a client-centred approach to guide and support people in reaching their goals.
Need things to change? Life can be tough at times, and navigating through the many challenges alone can be stressful and isolating. I'm a Registered Psychotherapist, with over 18 years of experience in the mental health field (teaching counselling, workshop facilitation, supervising, therapy…) Whether it be searching for meaning and happiness, managing symptoms of anxiety or depression, working through trauma or crises, building relationship skills like conflict management and communication, or finding more work-life balance, I take a client-centred approach to guide and support people in reaching their goals.
(647) 931-0730 View (647) 931-0730
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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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Lynn Baxter and Associates Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BAPsych, CCht, ACC, CNLPP
Verified
Toronto, ON M6H
It is highly unlikely that anyone gets through life without some type of challenge at some time in his or her life. Individuals who seek therapy are serious about addressing these challenges in order to live a more balanced, fulfilling life. We work with our clients to first understand the issue, explore options and to form new understanding of themselves and their experience. We view our work with our clients as highly valuable and of critical importance to the overall health and stability throughout the lifespan.
It is highly unlikely that anyone gets through life without some type of challenge at some time in his or her life. Individuals who seek therapy are serious about addressing these challenges in order to live a more balanced, fulfilling life. We work with our clients to first understand the issue, explore options and to form new understanding of themselves and their experience. We view our work with our clients as highly valuable and of critical importance to the overall health and stability throughout the lifespan.
(289) 210-1228 View (289) 210-1228
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Elizabeth Arbour
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck or weighed down by anxiety or depression? Do you sometimes feel alone and as though everyone else seems to be doing better than you are? Perhaps you constantly worry about the future and wonder how you will manage, or frequently have the thought, “I am not good enough.” Are you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope? I firmly believe that everyone deserves support when they are struggling and that no one should have to deal with such challenges on their own. I can help.
Feeling stuck or weighed down by anxiety or depression? Do you sometimes feel alone and as though everyone else seems to be doing better than you are? Perhaps you constantly worry about the future and wonder how you will manage, or frequently have the thought, “I am not good enough.” Are you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope? I firmly believe that everyone deserves support when they are struggling and that no one should have to deal with such challenges on their own. I can help.
(437) 291-7864 View (437) 291-7864
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Lila Z. Hakim
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified
Toronto, ON M5G
I have been committed to supporting the development of individuals, couples, and families since 2001. My work has focused on the areas of mood, anxiety, traumatic stress, personality, attachment, and relationships/family systems. In addition, I work regularly in the area of family-building, including fertility stress, perinatal and postpartum issues, third-party reproduction, fostering, and adoption as well as parenting. I am a clinical supervisor for psychologists, psychotherapists, residents,​ and graduate students from various Universities, teaching integrative and trauma-focused therapy, as well as psychological assessment.
I have been committed to supporting the development of individuals, couples, and families since 2001. My work has focused on the areas of mood, anxiety, traumatic stress, personality, attachment, and relationships/family systems. In addition, I work regularly in the area of family-building, including fertility stress, perinatal and postpartum issues, third-party reproduction, fostering, and adoption as well as parenting. I am a clinical supervisor for psychologists, psychotherapists, residents,​ and graduate students from various Universities, teaching integrative and trauma-focused therapy, as well as psychological assessment.
(844) 957-2731 View (844) 957-2731
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Ruby Rowan
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My approach to therapy is practical, creative, humorous, and interactive. Engaging in therapy is a vulnerable and courageous step, and I aim to foster a comfortable, collaborative process. When the tools and skills that were previously helpful are no longer working, I support clients to cultivate new coping skills, and identify potential areas for change and/or acceptance. I am a seasoned therapist who is able to draw from a variety of modalities depending on what comes up for the client.
My approach to therapy is practical, creative, humorous, and interactive. Engaging in therapy is a vulnerable and courageous step, and I aim to foster a comfortable, collaborative process. When the tools and skills that were previously helpful are no longer working, I support clients to cultivate new coping skills, and identify potential areas for change and/or acceptance. I am a seasoned therapist who is able to draw from a variety of modalities depending on what comes up for the client.
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Nikolai Pavlov
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, UKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Nikolai is an internationally trained psychotherapist with a nursing background who has worked in the mental health field since 2009 first in Russia and then in Canada. He provides a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for one-on-one virtual therapy work. He offers personalized sessions that allow individuals to explore their feelings, thoughts, behaviours, and relationships. Psychotherapy and supervision services are available in both English and Russian.
Nikolai is an internationally trained psychotherapist with a nursing background who has worked in the mental health field since 2009 first in Russia and then in Canada. He provides a safe, supportive, and confidential environment for one-on-one virtual therapy work. He offers personalized sessions that allow individuals to explore their feelings, thoughts, behaviours, and relationships. Psychotherapy and supervision services are available in both English and Russian.
(647) 494-9245 View (647) 494-9245
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Kaushiki Rao
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H
Hello, and welcome. If you are here you may be seeking ways to cope with difficult things in your life — finding a way to be with uncertainty, sadness or pain; managing relationships or work; perhaps noticing feelings and thoughts that you may not even fully understand. The hard part of this work is seeing and holding what is inside of us, being with it, and perhaps making sense of it.  The beautiful part of this work is gathering the hurtful bits and the joyful pieces and holding them all at the same time, together.  I will not, and cannot, tell you how to be but I can create safety and openness with you.
Hello, and welcome. If you are here you may be seeking ways to cope with difficult things in your life — finding a way to be with uncertainty, sadness or pain; managing relationships or work; perhaps noticing feelings and thoughts that you may not even fully understand. The hard part of this work is seeing and holding what is inside of us, being with it, and perhaps making sense of it.  The beautiful part of this work is gathering the hurtful bits and the joyful pieces and holding them all at the same time, together.  I will not, and cannot, tell you how to be but I can create safety and openness with you.
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Photo of Lisa Zemanovich, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Lisa Zemanovich
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5R
With over 10 years of experience, I am passionate to helping others overcome their struggles. Life can be difficult at times; however, I believe every person has resiliency and I am eager to support you through this journey. I foster a non-judgemental, empathetic and warm environment in order to work collaboratively to achieve therapeutic goals. I have earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McGill University and my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. I have also acquired training in several hospital settings including Women's College Hospital and Sick Kids prior to beginning private practice.
With over 10 years of experience, I am passionate to helping others overcome their struggles. Life can be difficult at times; however, I believe every person has resiliency and I am eager to support you through this journey. I foster a non-judgemental, empathetic and warm environment in order to work collaboratively to achieve therapeutic goals. I have earned my Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from McGill University and my Master of Social Work degree from the University of Toronto. I have also acquired training in several hospital settings including Women's College Hospital and Sick Kids prior to beginning private practice.
(437) 747-4937 View (437) 747-4937
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Joe Mirabella
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified
Toronto, ON M6P
Waitlist for new clients
I am registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in Clinical and School psychology. I work with children, teens and their families providing treatment, consultation and assessment. These services include evidence-based interventions for depression, anxiety, trauma, behaviour, and other life stressors and challenges. I provide psycho-educational assessments to identify intellectual, emotional and behavioural functioning and how these relate to learning. I also provide psycho-diagnostic assessments to determine mental health and social emotional functioning.
I am registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario in Clinical and School psychology. I work with children, teens and their families providing treatment, consultation and assessment. These services include evidence-based interventions for depression, anxiety, trauma, behaviour, and other life stressors and challenges. I provide psycho-educational assessments to identify intellectual, emotional and behavioural functioning and how these relate to learning. I also provide psycho-diagnostic assessments to determine mental health and social emotional functioning.
(647) 492-7561 View (647) 492-7561
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Desiree Crooks
Registered Psychotherapist, BA(Hon), MA, RP
Verified
Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
I want you to know that I'm here to stand by your side, offering my unwavering support. My aim is to create a safe space where you can unburden yourself and feel the weight lift off your shoulders. I'll be here to listen to you, understand your challenges, and help you pinpoint your best hopes. I recognize how tough things can get, especially when you're grappling with anxiety, depression, or overwhelming feelings.
I want you to know that I'm here to stand by your side, offering my unwavering support. My aim is to create a safe space where you can unburden yourself and feel the weight lift off your shoulders. I'll be here to listen to you, understand your challenges, and help you pinpoint your best hopes. I recognize how tough things can get, especially when you're grappling with anxiety, depression, or overwhelming feelings.
(437) 500-6427 View (437) 500-6427
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Iryna Dutko
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RSW
Verified
8 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
Many people hold the belief that challenges with emotional and mental well-being are a result of difficulty in coping, functioning, or adaptability. We may attempt to use willpower, intellect, and behavioural changes to tackle these issues; if these attempts fail to bring us inner peace or lasting change, we can begin to feel ashamed, alone, and stagnant. It is my belief that challenges with mental health, emotion, and relationships do not exist in a vacuum. These are more than personal failings at coping and functioning. Once we settle into this understanding, we can begin to uncover the deeper questions of your healing work.
Many people hold the belief that challenges with emotional and mental well-being are a result of difficulty in coping, functioning, or adaptability. We may attempt to use willpower, intellect, and behavioural changes to tackle these issues; if these attempts fail to bring us inner peace or lasting change, we can begin to feel ashamed, alone, and stagnant. It is my belief that challenges with mental health, emotion, and relationships do not exist in a vacuum. These are more than personal failings at coping and functioning. Once we settle into this understanding, we can begin to uncover the deeper questions of your healing work.
(647) 492-4294 View (647) 492-4294
Photo of Sarah Waldman, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Sarah Waldman
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4L  (Online Only)
I am passionate about supporting the emotional well being of children, youth/young adults, adults and families. Working from a strength-based, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive framework, I tailor my approach to best suit your unique needs and goals. I specialize in mental health issues, difficulty with transitions, behavioural issues, parenting challenges, caregiver support, and working through complex grief and loss.
I am passionate about supporting the emotional well being of children, youth/young adults, adults and families. Working from a strength-based, trauma-informed, and anti-oppressive framework, I tailor my approach to best suit your unique needs and goals. I specialize in mental health issues, difficulty with transitions, behavioural issues, parenting challenges, caregiver support, and working through complex grief and loss.
(647) 370-6656 View (647) 370-6656
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Core Centre Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Toronto, ON M5J
Core Centre Inc. provides assessment, consultation and counselling for children, youth and adults. Through our platform we provide online consultations, counselling and therapy with registered psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers. They can assist with a variety of issues, including: learning/academic struggles, behavioural difficulties, developmental delays, autism and relationship problems, among many other challenges.
Core Centre Inc. provides assessment, consultation and counselling for children, youth and adults. Through our platform we provide online consultations, counselling and therapy with registered psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers. They can assist with a variety of issues, including: learning/academic struggles, behavioural difficulties, developmental delays, autism and relationship problems, among many other challenges.
(289) 277-6644 View (289) 277-6644
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Demi Wang
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv
Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
Healing is possible especially for those feeling burdened and alone. I walk with both individuals and couples through this process and help lay down any resentment, fear, disconnection, guilt, or shame. In our sessions, I strive to create a space for you (and partner) to come as you are and leave better than you were. I specialize in serving visible minority and those carrying stress, anxiety, trauma, generational conflicts, and low self-worth. For couples, I help partners find their voices and create a space for their needs to be addressed. Challenges exist everywhere but with the right tools, we can all prevail.
Healing is possible especially for those feeling burdened and alone. I walk with both individuals and couples through this process and help lay down any resentment, fear, disconnection, guilt, or shame. In our sessions, I strive to create a space for you (and partner) to come as you are and leave better than you were. I specialize in serving visible minority and those carrying stress, anxiety, trauma, generational conflicts, and low self-worth. For couples, I help partners find their voices and create a space for their needs to be addressed. Challenges exist everywhere but with the right tools, we can all prevail.
(437) 500-6581 View (437) 500-6581
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Marlen Iskander
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5R
***NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS FOR PHONE/VIDEO*** When our thoughts get the better of us and we feel overwhelmed, I believe there is always hope to reach the peace for which we all yearn. Through psychotherapy, I support clients struggling with anxiety, self-doubt, identity, and relationships. We all have times when we aren’t sure where we stand in our lives and with others, so I offer a safe and welcoming space where clients can express and find themselves. We are complex individuals with our own unique stories made up of our experiences. Therapy is an empowering space where we can explore these without judgment.
***NOW ACCEPTING CLIENTS FOR PHONE/VIDEO*** When our thoughts get the better of us and we feel overwhelmed, I believe there is always hope to reach the peace for which we all yearn. Through psychotherapy, I support clients struggling with anxiety, self-doubt, identity, and relationships. We all have times when we aren’t sure where we stand in our lives and with others, so I offer a safe and welcoming space where clients can express and find themselves. We are complex individuals with our own unique stories made up of our experiences. Therapy is an empowering space where we can explore these without judgment.
(289) 216-5843 View (289) 216-5843
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Robyn J Stephens
Psychologist, PhD , CPsych
Verified
Toronto, ON M5T
We offer 20+ yrs of experience working with children, youth & adults, specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders & neurodiversity: Tourette’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder (Level 1 ASD/Asperger's), ADD/ADHD, Anxiety and OCD; Learning Disabilities & Giftedness. Dr. Stephens and her team are dedicated to providing clarity of diagnoses, practical strategies and therapeutic support to improve everyday lives of children, teens, adults and their families. We also offer academic planning and support, adhd coaching, and individual therapy for school/career/social related stressors in English, French, Mandarin, Spanish and Romanian.
We offer 20+ yrs of experience working with children, youth & adults, specializing in neurodevelopmental disorders & neurodiversity: Tourette’s Syndrome, Autism Spectrum Disorder (Level 1 ASD/Asperger's), ADD/ADHD, Anxiety and OCD; Learning Disabilities & Giftedness. Dr. Stephens and her team are dedicated to providing clarity of diagnoses, practical strategies and therapeutic support to improve everyday lives of children, teens, adults and their families. We also offer academic planning and support, adhd coaching, and individual therapy for school/career/social related stressors in English, French, Mandarin, Spanish and Romanian.
(437) 747-6194 View (437) 747-6194
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Sarah Penny Psychotherapy and Supervision
Registered Psychotherapist, M Couns, RP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
Why do I feel this way? Anxiety can take hold of your life and leave you feeling like you have lost control. Often clients will tell me that things are going well in their life; they have everything they thought they wanted, yet each day feels like an exhausting battle. Please know you are not alone. I understand the immense struggle anxiety can bring to our lives, and I can help you build the skills you need to manage it. As we work together to better understand your anxiety, I will help you learn tools so you can face your day and truly feel in control of those scary thoughts and feelings- and not the other way around.
Why do I feel this way? Anxiety can take hold of your life and leave you feeling like you have lost control. Often clients will tell me that things are going well in their life; they have everything they thought they wanted, yet each day feels like an exhausting battle. Please know you are not alone. I understand the immense struggle anxiety can bring to our lives, and I can help you build the skills you need to manage it. As we work together to better understand your anxiety, I will help you learn tools so you can face your day and truly feel in control of those scary thoughts and feelings- and not the other way around.
(647) 696-8470 View (647) 696-8470
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Resolvve Student Mental Health
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4N
We help students (high school and post-secondary) succeed in the areas of mental health, academic success and personal growth. Our Registered Psychotherapists also provide academic coaching and career counselling, so that students can get all they need, in one place, with one provider.
We help students (high school and post-secondary) succeed in the areas of mental health, academic success and personal growth. Our Registered Psychotherapists also provide academic coaching and career counselling, so that students can get all they need, in one place, with one provider.
(647) 876-7758 View (647) 876-7758

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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
60% 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.