Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Photo of Kelly Polci, Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Kelly Polci
Registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4G  (Online Only)
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(647) 578-9362 View (647) 578-9362
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Anxiety | Attachment | Distress - Emily Techner
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5B  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome to a space where growth begins! I appreciate that seeking therapy can be an overwhelming task, and I commend you for taking the first one by being here right now! My name is Emily, and if you are struggling with a heightened sensitivity, anxiety, low self-esteem, or relationship and attachment issues, my aim is to help you understand the complexities of your emotional well-being. As someone who has walked the path of anxiety and emotional intensity myself, I bring a unique personal insight to my practice that allows for authenticity in our sessions and a genuine connection where vulnerability is met with understanding.
Welcome to a space where growth begins! I appreciate that seeking therapy can be an overwhelming task, and I commend you for taking the first one by being here right now! My name is Emily, and if you are struggling with a heightened sensitivity, anxiety, low self-esteem, or relationship and attachment issues, my aim is to help you understand the complexities of your emotional well-being. As someone who has walked the path of anxiety and emotional intensity myself, I bring a unique personal insight to my practice that allows for authenticity in our sessions and a genuine connection where vulnerability is met with understanding.
(647) 492-5818 View (647) 492-5818
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Alex Norris
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
We all have stories that we tell about ourselves, our lives, and that others tell about us. Often when we’re struggling, these stories are about feeling powerless, hopeless, scared, and are full of shame and self-doubt. My therapeutic approach explores these narratives, creating space for new, richer stories to emerge. We’ll explore the stories different parts of yourself tell you, drawing you closer to your values, deconstructing your patterns and uncovering your strengths and resiliency to find new paths forward. We will build a deeper understanding of what you've been through, where you are, and where you're going.
We all have stories that we tell about ourselves, our lives, and that others tell about us. Often when we’re struggling, these stories are about feeling powerless, hopeless, scared, and are full of shame and self-doubt. My therapeutic approach explores these narratives, creating space for new, richer stories to emerge. We’ll explore the stories different parts of yourself tell you, drawing you closer to your values, deconstructing your patterns and uncovering your strengths and resiliency to find new paths forward. We will build a deeper understanding of what you've been through, where you are, and where you're going.
(647) 957-9421 View (647) 957-9421
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Alan Davis
Counsellor, DCTP, MTC
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Everybody from an early age develops a 'story'. The story becomes an accumulation of everything that we experience. Made up of thoughts, emotions and feelings. All stories are similar, how we learn to live with our experiences makes our story unique. We learn to identify, believing that we are our story, creating situations and patterns in our lives that often become problematic. Psychotherapy is extremely beneficial if you are experiencing low self esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, loneliness, anger, forgiveness, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges and family struggles.
Everybody from an early age develops a 'story'. The story becomes an accumulation of everything that we experience. Made up of thoughts, emotions and feelings. All stories are similar, how we learn to live with our experiences makes our story unique. We learn to identify, believing that we are our story, creating situations and patterns in our lives that often become problematic. Psychotherapy is extremely beneficial if you are experiencing low self esteem, depression, anxiety, trauma, loss, loneliness, anger, forgiveness, relationship difficulties, parenting challenges and family struggles.
(647) 977-5892 View (647) 977-5892
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Slava Sapershteyn
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A
I approach therapy by brainstorming life and it's complexities. by co-creating spaces where experiment offers perspective, art offers a bird's eye view, where dialogue leads to reflections, communication creates connection and movement allows for shifts. Together we can explore coping mechanisms; how do we look at intimacy; how we perceive our boundaries with another person or persons, among other curiosities and challenges that life presents. ​ I am a graduate of Gestalt Institute of Psychotherapy in Toronto, Canada and a registered member of College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
I approach therapy by brainstorming life and it's complexities. by co-creating spaces where experiment offers perspective, art offers a bird's eye view, where dialogue leads to reflections, communication creates connection and movement allows for shifts. Together we can explore coping mechanisms; how do we look at intimacy; how we perceive our boundaries with another person or persons, among other curiosities and challenges that life presents. ​ I am a graduate of Gestalt Institute of Psychotherapy in Toronto, Canada and a registered member of College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO).
(647) 386-4338 View (647) 386-4338
Photo of Heather McPherson & Associates, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Heather McPherson & Associates
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5M
You are a very successful professional, business person, musician, artist or performer. Your clients, fans, adoring public, family or friends heap praise on you for your skills and talent. But inside you feel like a phoney. Can you imagine your insides more easily accepting praise, knowing you have worked hard for it, and it has paid off. You feel so good! Let me grow your self-esteem from the roots up. That's what it's all about. Begin to notice a difference after just a few sessions. Let me help you!
You are a very successful professional, business person, musician, artist or performer. Your clients, fans, adoring public, family or friends heap praise on you for your skills and talent. But inside you feel like a phoney. Can you imagine your insides more easily accepting praise, knowing you have worked hard for it, and it has paid off. You feel so good! Let me grow your self-esteem from the roots up. That's what it's all about. Begin to notice a difference after just a few sessions. Let me help you!
(437) 747-6761 View (437) 747-6761
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Fadi Abou-Rihan
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I work with people who, in spite of great difficulties, have not given up on finding meaning in their lives. I help them as they struggle with isolation, depression, anxiety, grief or early trauma. Some are trying their best to manage difficult relationships. Others are wondering about their orientation or identity--gendered, sexual, ethnic. Others still are planning the next meaningful transition in their lives.
I work with people who, in spite of great difficulties, have not given up on finding meaning in their lives. I help them as they struggle with isolation, depression, anxiety, grief or early trauma. Some are trying their best to manage difficult relationships. Others are wondering about their orientation or identity--gendered, sexual, ethnic. Others still are planning the next meaningful transition in their lives.
(647) 696-4684 View (647) 696-4684
Photo of Caitlin Black, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Caitlin Black
Registered Psychotherapist, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4T
I offer a genuine and unbiased therepeutic relationship that is combined with research-based techniques that are woven into sessions to implement structure and evaluate progress towards reaching your goals. All the uncensored versions of self and skeletons in the closet are met with acceptance, respect, compassion and exploration.
I offer a genuine and unbiased therepeutic relationship that is combined with research-based techniques that are woven into sessions to implement structure and evaluate progress towards reaching your goals. All the uncensored versions of self and skeletons in the closet are met with acceptance, respect, compassion and exploration.
(647) 559-6452 View (647) 559-6452
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Rob Nolan
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
My therapy practice helps people who are trying to prevent or manage health problems and who are concerned about emotional distress or their ability to function optimally at work or in social activities. My approach to therapy as a Psychologist has been enriched by my experience as an Associate Professor in Medicine and Psychology, and as a Clinical Researcher and Senior Scientist in a major university teaching hospital. I am dedicated to working collaboratively with each person. I provide cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational counseling to help my clients feel ready and confident to:
My therapy practice helps people who are trying to prevent or manage health problems and who are concerned about emotional distress or their ability to function optimally at work or in social activities. My approach to therapy as a Psychologist has been enriched by my experience as an Associate Professor in Medicine and Psychology, and as a Clinical Researcher and Senior Scientist in a major university teaching hospital. I am dedicated to working collaboratively with each person. I provide cognitive-behavioral therapy and motivational counseling to help my clients feel ready and confident to:
(647) 933-5324 View (647) 933-5324
Photo of Luc Lincoln Grey, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Toronto, ON
Luc Lincoln Grey
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA (S), RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G
Is someone who has a sense of curiosity and brings intention and willingness to explore the areas that are important to them. This person is aware of or beginning their journey of understanding their social location, and values and can contribute to a respectful therapeutic dynamic. This person is open to a therapeutic space where collaboration and feedback are mutually appreciated. An ideal perspective would be someone who is open to exploring an integrative approach to their treatment experience while able to communicate the approach/approaches that align with their values/needs.
Is someone who has a sense of curiosity and brings intention and willingness to explore the areas that are important to them. This person is aware of or beginning their journey of understanding their social location, and values and can contribute to a respectful therapeutic dynamic. This person is open to a therapeutic space where collaboration and feedback are mutually appreciated. An ideal perspective would be someone who is open to exploring an integrative approach to their treatment experience while able to communicate the approach/approaches that align with their values/needs.
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Photo of Adrian McKerracher, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Adrian McKerracher
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Sometimes life is hard. Maybe you’re going through a change or feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you’re wondering how your relationships could be different. Maybe you’ve lost your creative spark. Maybe you feel alone and you wish others understood your inner life. I’m here to work with you. We’ll talk about what’s happening—what feels right and what doesn’t. I’m interested in knowing you, with empathy, care, and compassion. Together we’ll explore relationships, feelings, patterns, and possibilities. As a former academic and a practicing artist, my approach to therapy is creative, thoughtful, and focused on your potential.
Sometimes life is hard. Maybe you’re going through a change or feeling overwhelmed. Maybe you’re wondering how your relationships could be different. Maybe you’ve lost your creative spark. Maybe you feel alone and you wish others understood your inner life. I’m here to work with you. We’ll talk about what’s happening—what feels right and what doesn’t. I’m interested in knowing you, with empathy, care, and compassion. Together we’ll explore relationships, feelings, patterns, and possibilities. As a former academic and a practicing artist, my approach to therapy is creative, thoughtful, and focused on your potential.
(647) 697-7196 View (647) 697-7196
Photo of Sneha Pal, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Toronto, ON
Sneha Pal
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G
Repeated experiences of stress, adversity, or trauma can create a disconnect from our authentic selves, leading us to develop habits and ways of coping that may no longer serve us. When life gets hard, unhelpful thoughts can make us doubt ourselves, making us feel like we're lost, stuck, or not good enough. Please know that you're not alone in feeling this way. We all have these moments, varying in intensity. In therapy, I offer a supportive space where we can work together to help you build the life you desire. My approach combines Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, tailored to your needs.
Repeated experiences of stress, adversity, or trauma can create a disconnect from our authentic selves, leading us to develop habits and ways of coping that may no longer serve us. When life gets hard, unhelpful thoughts can make us doubt ourselves, making us feel like we're lost, stuck, or not good enough. Please know that you're not alone in feeling this way. We all have these moments, varying in intensity. In therapy, I offer a supportive space where we can work together to help you build the life you desire. My approach combines Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, CBT, and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, tailored to your needs.
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Stephen Biggs
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K  (Online Only)
Hello , my name is Stephen Biggs. I go by Steve or Stephen and my pronouns are he/him. I am a mature, seasoned psychotherapist with nearly three decades of experience. If you are feeling overwhelmed and finding it hard to deal with life circumstances I can help you. I have a calm, steady approach which people find comforting in times of upheaval or crisis. I am a deep listener and I provide practical realistic guidance that taps into your strengths to help you get through difficult times and achieve your goals.​
Hello , my name is Stephen Biggs. I go by Steve or Stephen and my pronouns are he/him. I am a mature, seasoned psychotherapist with nearly three decades of experience. If you are feeling overwhelmed and finding it hard to deal with life circumstances I can help you. I have a calm, steady approach which people find comforting in times of upheaval or crisis. I am a deep listener and I provide practical realistic guidance that taps into your strengths to help you get through difficult times and achieve your goals.​
(647) 955-2422 View (647) 955-2422
Photo of Emma Hampson, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Toronto, ON
Emma Hampson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6P
My therapeutic style is warm, accepting, flexible and conversational. I believe clients are the experts of their own lives and I approach our work together with curiosity and humility. As a queer and neurodivergent woman, I understand how the systems we live within shape our lives, and am committed to an intersectional, feminist, anti-oppressive approach to therapy. I take an eclectic approach with clients, pulling from different modalities to best suit the needs of the client and what feels right for them.
My therapeutic style is warm, accepting, flexible and conversational. I believe clients are the experts of their own lives and I approach our work together with curiosity and humility. As a queer and neurodivergent woman, I understand how the systems we live within shape our lives, and am committed to an intersectional, feminist, anti-oppressive approach to therapy. I take an eclectic approach with clients, pulling from different modalities to best suit the needs of the client and what feels right for them.
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Photo of Kirsten Johnson, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Kirsten Johnson
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4E  (Online Only)
Ready to talk about it? It can be hard to make that first move, that first call. But whether you are in crisis or you want to understand why you are just "getting by", we can start now to figure it out together. Here, you will find a safe, inclusive and accepting space, along with a warm and interactive approach to exploring your story. Having trouble setting boundaries? Looking for new ways to communicate with your partner? Searching for a sense of self that has been lost - either in the context of a relationship or just in the struggles of daily life? These are only some of the challenges we can start to make sense of together.
Ready to talk about it? It can be hard to make that first move, that first call. But whether you are in crisis or you want to understand why you are just "getting by", we can start now to figure it out together. Here, you will find a safe, inclusive and accepting space, along with a warm and interactive approach to exploring your story. Having trouble setting boundaries? Looking for new ways to communicate with your partner? Searching for a sense of self that has been lost - either in the context of a relationship or just in the struggles of daily life? These are only some of the challenges we can start to make sense of together.
(647) 694-2947 View (647) 694-2947
Photo of Olga Gale, Psychologist in Toronto, ON
Olga Gale
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4W
People require help with various issues at some point of their lifes. It could be difficulty making a decision, relationship problems, dissatisfaction with career, financial warries, losses, illness, or injury. Regardless of the magnitude of the problem it is often beneficial to discuss your problem with a professional who may help you to see the issue from a different perspective and to arrive to a satisfactory solution. Some problems require numerous sessions, but sometimes even one or few sessions result in improved mood and self-confidence and help to gain insights that could lead to desired changes.
People require help with various issues at some point of their lifes. It could be difficulty making a decision, relationship problems, dissatisfaction with career, financial warries, losses, illness, or injury. Regardless of the magnitude of the problem it is often beneficial to discuss your problem with a professional who may help you to see the issue from a different perspective and to arrive to a satisfactory solution. Some problems require numerous sessions, but sometimes even one or few sessions result in improved mood and self-confidence and help to gain insights that could lead to desired changes.
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Photo of Rebekah Otim, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Rebekah Otim
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
Welcome, my name is Rebekah and I offer counselling grounded in the belief that we each possess resources to support us through both the eases and challenges of life, even if those resources feel hard to access right now. I will hold space for you as you practice tapping into and building on your resources. Together we can explore various topics including identity, bi- and multi- racial experiences, spirituality, relationship patterns, the impacts of colonialism, racism, or sexism etc., and any topics of importance to you and your journey.
Welcome, my name is Rebekah and I offer counselling grounded in the belief that we each possess resources to support us through both the eases and challenges of life, even if those resources feel hard to access right now. I will hold space for you as you practice tapping into and building on your resources. Together we can explore various topics including identity, bi- and multi- racial experiences, spirituality, relationship patterns, the impacts of colonialism, racism, or sexism etc., and any topics of importance to you and your journey.
(647) 697-6682 View (647) 697-6682
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Yordanka Garmenova
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6J  (Online Only)
I understand the courage it takes to begin and commit to therapy, and that is why my first goal is to provide you with a safe and validating environment to share your experiences. Often we reach out for help with the goal of eliminating discomfort, however, I have found that the most significant gains in therapy come from facilitating a more compassionate relationship with ourselves. Being curious about our thoughts and emotions, and how they influence us, can be the first step in feeling empowered and meeting needs which may have been neglected for some time.
I understand the courage it takes to begin and commit to therapy, and that is why my first goal is to provide you with a safe and validating environment to share your experiences. Often we reach out for help with the goal of eliminating discomfort, however, I have found that the most significant gains in therapy come from facilitating a more compassionate relationship with ourselves. Being curious about our thoughts and emotions, and how they influence us, can be the first step in feeling empowered and meeting needs which may have been neglected for some time.
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Photo of Jamie Smith, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Toronto, ON
Jamie Smith
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP(Q), OCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
In-person at Danforth and Broadview, as well as online. If it was easy to change, you wouldn't be reading this. We get tied up in knots by life. Depression, addiction, anxiety, feeling stuck, loneliness, challenges around transitions and problems in relationships often point to complex or developmental trauma with no quick fix. I work with people who are ready for things to get better, but don't know where to start, or can't manage to make the desired changes. If you're reading this you can tell that something is wrong, but might not know where to start. The power to change is inside you waiting to be found.
In-person at Danforth and Broadview, as well as online. If it was easy to change, you wouldn't be reading this. We get tied up in knots by life. Depression, addiction, anxiety, feeling stuck, loneliness, challenges around transitions and problems in relationships often point to complex or developmental trauma with no quick fix. I work with people who are ready for things to get better, but don't know where to start, or can't manage to make the desired changes. If you're reading this you can tell that something is wrong, but might not know where to start. The power to change is inside you waiting to be found.
(437) 747-6273 View (437) 747-6273
Photo of Nicole Sharpe, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Nicole Sharpe
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change. If we work together, I’ll empower you to find more effective and flexible ways of navigating your struggles so you can develop your most purposeful life. I’ll work with you to identify thinking and behaviour patterns that aren’t serving you well and help you develop new strategies and coping skills to improve your life.
I believe that everyone has the capacity for growth and change. If we work together, I’ll empower you to find more effective and flexible ways of navigating your struggles so you can develop your most purposeful life. I’ll work with you to identify thinking and behaviour patterns that aren’t serving you well and help you develop new strategies and coping skills to improve your life.
(437) 747-5667 View (437) 747-5667

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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
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.