Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Photo of Elizabeth Eichler, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Toronto, ON
Elizabeth Eichler
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, MSc, CCTS-I
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
As a registered practitioner, I aim to help clients relieve their symptoms, manage their ruminating thoughts, and process traumatic events. My experience consists of assisting people in battling negative thoughts and behaviours that are making life difficult to handle through various therapeutic techniques, including CBT, DBT, inner child work and parts work. I want to help people develop healthy coping mechanisms, strong self-awareness and a positive self-image. I hope to offer a safe space where people feel open to sharing, processing, learning, and growing.
As a registered practitioner, I aim to help clients relieve their symptoms, manage their ruminating thoughts, and process traumatic events. My experience consists of assisting people in battling negative thoughts and behaviours that are making life difficult to handle through various therapeutic techniques, including CBT, DBT, inner child work and parts work. I want to help people develop healthy coping mechanisms, strong self-awareness and a positive self-image. I hope to offer a safe space where people feel open to sharing, processing, learning, and growing.
(289) 216-3210 View (289) 216-3210
Photo of Neelan Mohan, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Toronto, ON
Neelan Mohan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4J  (Online Only)
Accepting new clients - Welcome and thanks for visiting my profile! It is difficult for us to appreciate when things aren’t “just right”. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves, to feel and think a certain way. We often mask our true emotions and the way we process information, in order to “fit” in. This can become overwhelming, and eventually, this can lead to changes in the way we perceive ourselves, our family and friends, and the world around us.
Accepting new clients - Welcome and thanks for visiting my profile! It is difficult for us to appreciate when things aren’t “just right”. We put a lot of pressure on ourselves, to feel and think a certain way. We often mask our true emotions and the way we process information, in order to “fit” in. This can become overwhelming, and eventually, this can lead to changes in the way we perceive ourselves, our family and friends, and the world around us.
(289) 276-8803 View (289) 276-8803
Photo of Sophia Khan Wolsfeld | Relational Trauma Therapist | Support For C-Ptsd, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Toronto, ON
Sophia Khan Wolsfeld | Relational Trauma Therapist | Support For C-Ptsd
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, MA, RD, CCC, RYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
Experiencing trauma does not have to hold you back. I specialize in supporting those who are navigating how past childhood, relational, betrayal, intergenerational, or complex trauma may have impacted their relationship with themselves, their body, and with others. This may present itself as struggling with self-esteem, body image, emotional/binge eating, attachment, relationship struggles, people pleasing, anxiety, perfectionism, or with just feeling “enough”. Together, we can process past trauma, nurture our unique nervous systems, break patterns that keep us feeling stuck, and move towards a life of self-trust and embodiment.
Experiencing trauma does not have to hold you back. I specialize in supporting those who are navigating how past childhood, relational, betrayal, intergenerational, or complex trauma may have impacted their relationship with themselves, their body, and with others. This may present itself as struggling with self-esteem, body image, emotional/binge eating, attachment, relationship struggles, people pleasing, anxiety, perfectionism, or with just feeling “enough”. Together, we can process past trauma, nurture our unique nervous systems, break patterns that keep us feeling stuck, and move towards a life of self-trust and embodiment.
(306) 400-5661 View (306) 400-5661
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Christien Garcia
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4S
I seek to create therapeutic spaces that are both supportive and exploratory. Drawing on my training as a therapist and literary scholar, I believe in the value of thinking carefully, deeply, and creatively about the stories we tell (and sometimes don’t tell) about ourselves. By learning to tell their stories, and perhaps learning to tell their stories differently, my clients are able to find balance, take risks, and centre healing in their lives.
I seek to create therapeutic spaces that are both supportive and exploratory. Drawing on my training as a therapist and literary scholar, I believe in the value of thinking carefully, deeply, and creatively about the stories we tell (and sometimes don’t tell) about ourselves. By learning to tell their stories, and perhaps learning to tell their stories differently, my clients are able to find balance, take risks, and centre healing in their lives.
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Photo of Denise Lawee, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Denise Lawee
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6C  (Online Only)
I am an experienced therapist with 34 years of practice to draw upon. I will listen carefully as you describe the issues that you need support and help to sort out. Often, an increased understanding of the challenges that you face can be very helpful to move forward in your life. As well, learning some new skills to manage the issues and/or gaining a new perspective on the issues can be useful as well. I appreciate that it is not easy to embark on a therapy course so I make every effort to be supportive and understanding as we build a therapy relationship.
I am an experienced therapist with 34 years of practice to draw upon. I will listen carefully as you describe the issues that you need support and help to sort out. Often, an increased understanding of the challenges that you face can be very helpful to move forward in your life. As well, learning some new skills to manage the issues and/or gaining a new perspective on the issues can be useful as well. I appreciate that it is not easy to embark on a therapy course so I make every effort to be supportive and understanding as we build a therapy relationship.
(289) 271-1256 View (289) 271-1256
Photo of Jenna Quint, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Jenna Quint
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5B  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck? Have you been cycling through the same unhealthy patterns for weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime? You're not alone. Every day, I work with people who are struggling to break the patterns that are holding them back. By working alongside and supporting you, I can help you gain a deeper understanding of your personal values, learn about your blocks, and develop new, more skillful behaviors for coping with challenges. Above all else, I seek to provide you with a safe space where you can gain insight into yourself, work through your challenges, and improve the quality of your life.
Do you feel stuck? Have you been cycling through the same unhealthy patterns for weeks, months, years, or even a lifetime? You're not alone. Every day, I work with people who are struggling to break the patterns that are holding them back. By working alongside and supporting you, I can help you gain a deeper understanding of your personal values, learn about your blocks, and develop new, more skillful behaviors for coping with challenges. Above all else, I seek to provide you with a safe space where you can gain insight into yourself, work through your challenges, and improve the quality of your life.
(437) 747-4723 View (437) 747-4723
Photo of Dr. Jamal Lake, Psychologist in Toronto, ON
Dr. Jamal Lake
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
l! (CLAIM sessions through your BENEFIT plan) !I - - I’ve been trying so hard and still feel like nothings working; I know exactly what I need to do but I'm just not doing it; I’m overworked, overwhelmed and over it. These are just some of the things I hear directly from clients and I want you to know, I hear you too. Whether you (or a loved one) are struggling with work/family/relationship stress, worrying about unknowns or feeling unhappy, right now you are taking the steps to find someone who you can trust and will support you.
l! (CLAIM sessions through your BENEFIT plan) !I - - I’ve been trying so hard and still feel like nothings working; I know exactly what I need to do but I'm just not doing it; I’m overworked, overwhelmed and over it. These are just some of the things I hear directly from clients and I want you to know, I hear you too. Whether you (or a loved one) are struggling with work/family/relationship stress, worrying about unknowns or feeling unhappy, right now you are taking the steps to find someone who you can trust and will support you.
(647) 797-4114 View (647) 797-4114
Photo of Taslim Jaffer-Murji, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Taslim Jaffer-Murji
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M3C  (Online Only)
Do you struggle to cope with difficult or overwhelming emotions? Are you scared of what might happen if you allow yourself to "feel too much?" Are you feeling stuck and hopeless about changing patterns in your relationships, or maybe you find it too uncomfortable to stand up for yourself and "get real" about what you need? Therapy can help people gain confidence, insight, and learn new skills to address the barriers that may be preventing them from living with courage, peace, purpose and passion.
Do you struggle to cope with difficult or overwhelming emotions? Are you scared of what might happen if you allow yourself to "feel too much?" Are you feeling stuck and hopeless about changing patterns in your relationships, or maybe you find it too uncomfortable to stand up for yourself and "get real" about what you need? Therapy can help people gain confidence, insight, and learn new skills to address the barriers that may be preventing them from living with courage, peace, purpose and passion.
(647) 361-1197 View (647) 361-1197
Photo of Samira Alam, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Samira Alam
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M8V  (Online Only)
Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. I'm Samira & I offer a safe space where you can be heard and understood. Although seeking therapy may be difficult and quite intimidating at first - it’s one of the bravest things you can do - to take that step in order to understand your own story and start the healing process and journey. It definitely takes a lot of courage! Understanding this, I strive to provide a compassionate, safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space for you to feel comfortable to unburden yourself when it comes to the most personal and intimate parts of your life – one where you can explore and better understand yourself.
Hey there! Thanks for stopping by. I'm Samira & I offer a safe space where you can be heard and understood. Although seeking therapy may be difficult and quite intimidating at first - it’s one of the bravest things you can do - to take that step in order to understand your own story and start the healing process and journey. It definitely takes a lot of courage! Understanding this, I strive to provide a compassionate, safe, empathetic, and non-judgmental space for you to feel comfortable to unburden yourself when it comes to the most personal and intimate parts of your life – one where you can explore and better understand yourself.
(437) 747-5344 View (437) 747-5344
Photo of Kelly Greene, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Kelly Greene
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6S
Not accepting new clients
I offer counseling services for individuals struggling with challenges such as anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, grief, trauma, addictions and eating disorders. I'm grounded in the belief that each person possesses an intrinsic ability to foster positive change, growth, and healing. My approach is empathetic, non-judgmental and supportive. I deeply respect and honor the individuality of each client, understanding that everyone's journey and values are unique. Together, we will embark on a collaborative journey, explore choices and pathways that align with the life you aspire to lead.
I offer counseling services for individuals struggling with challenges such as anxiety, stress, depression, relationship issues, ADHD, grief, trauma, addictions and eating disorders. I'm grounded in the belief that each person possesses an intrinsic ability to foster positive change, growth, and healing. My approach is empathetic, non-judgmental and supportive. I deeply respect and honor the individuality of each client, understanding that everyone's journey and values are unique. Together, we will embark on a collaborative journey, explore choices and pathways that align with the life you aspire to lead.
(647) 691-0978 View (647) 691-0978
Photo of Quitzia de Velasco, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Toronto, ON
Quitzia de Velasco
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MPS
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Life is not easy. There are times when things don't make sense, dark times when a little bit of light can be helpful. We can go through grief, sadness, anger, maybe lack of awareness or not knowing our personal values, maybe not knowing the next step in life. The answers are inside you; self-discovery brings new possibilities in choices and opportunities for transformation. Sometimes, we need to plant new seeds of life-savvy solutions, let them sprout and that will show a path. All through any of these processes, I will explore and walk beside you with kindness.
Life is not easy. There are times when things don't make sense, dark times when a little bit of light can be helpful. We can go through grief, sadness, anger, maybe lack of awareness or not knowing our personal values, maybe not knowing the next step in life. The answers are inside you; self-discovery brings new possibilities in choices and opportunities for transformation. Sometimes, we need to plant new seeds of life-savvy solutions, let them sprout and that will show a path. All through any of these processes, I will explore and walk beside you with kindness.
(437) 800-2863 View (437) 800-2863
Photo of Peter Stathakos & Associates Inc, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Peter Stathakos & Associates Inc
Registered Social Worker, BBA, MDiv, MSW, CMAT, CSAT
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6C
No Band-Aid solutions here. Working with Individuals/Couples Facing: Sex Addictions. We help help to Heal Affairs, Sexual Trauma, Porn Addiction, Love Addiction and Sex Crimes are my specialties. This includes the person experiencing these challenges, and their partners and families who are confused and hurt. According to Parole Services, I have never had someone sexual re-offend while under my care and have only had 5 couples ever separate under my care. I can help with sexual enhancement, growing in intimacy, and relationship recovery. Imagine the possibilities that good therapy can have in your life!!
No Band-Aid solutions here. Working with Individuals/Couples Facing: Sex Addictions. We help help to Heal Affairs, Sexual Trauma, Porn Addiction, Love Addiction and Sex Crimes are my specialties. This includes the person experiencing these challenges, and their partners and families who are confused and hurt. According to Parole Services, I have never had someone sexual re-offend while under my care and have only had 5 couples ever separate under my care. I can help with sexual enhancement, growing in intimacy, and relationship recovery. Imagine the possibilities that good therapy can have in your life!!
(437) 800-8860 View (437) 800-8860
Photo of Dharini Woollcombe, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Dharini Woollcombe
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4M
It is my privilege, as a therapist, to join you as you seek a deeper understanding of who you are, and discover what you need to experience a sense of wholeness. Our journey will focus on creating the internal and external space for you to uncover old patterns and reach for new desires.
It is my privilege, as a therapist, to join you as you seek a deeper understanding of who you are, and discover what you need to experience a sense of wholeness. Our journey will focus on creating the internal and external space for you to uncover old patterns and reach for new desires.
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Photo of Rosalyn Totah, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Rosalyn Totah
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4M
Rosalyn followed in her father’s footsteps when she entered the field of social work. For her family, the apple didn’t fall far and Rosalyn grew up idolizing the work her father did, appreciating the therapeutic relationships he built with his clients. As Rosalyn completed her education and started working, she began to relate to the joy her father experienced from his work, which continues to be the driving factor in her practice.
Rosalyn followed in her father’s footsteps when she entered the field of social work. For her family, the apple didn’t fall far and Rosalyn grew up idolizing the work her father did, appreciating the therapeutic relationships he built with his clients. As Rosalyn completed her education and started working, she began to relate to the joy her father experienced from his work, which continues to be the driving factor in her practice.
(437) 747-5345 View (437) 747-5345
Photo of Jennifer Rampersad, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Jennifer Rampersad
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M2N
I believe that people need a safe space to discuss their life challenges and complicated circumstances. I provide a non-judgemental and supportive environment for clients to share their thoughts and their feelings. I believe through empathy and listening, clients can identify their intrinsic strengths and overcome their struggles. Together, we can address barriers, identify resources, promote self-discovery, and achieve well-being.
I believe that people need a safe space to discuss their life challenges and complicated circumstances. I provide a non-judgemental and supportive environment for clients to share their thoughts and their feelings. I believe through empathy and listening, clients can identify their intrinsic strengths and overcome their struggles. Together, we can address barriers, identify resources, promote self-discovery, and achieve well-being.
(289) 677-1760 View (289) 677-1760
Photo of Susan Bascillo, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Susan Bascillo
Registered Psychotherapist, BSW, MSW, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4K
Congratulations! You have made one of the most important decisions for your well-being. Seeking therapy can be very challenging and overwhelming. As a Black therapist, I understand the shame, negative stigma and connotations that come with seeking therapy. I will like to assure you; you have made the right choice to take care of you! I provide trauma inform and LGBTQ friendly counselling to individuals, family, couples and youths 16 + in the areas of • Workplace & School Stress • Stress Management • Shame and Guilt • Feeling Stuck • Anger Management • Depression and Anxiety • Generational Trauma • Relationship Conflict
Congratulations! You have made one of the most important decisions for your well-being. Seeking therapy can be very challenging and overwhelming. As a Black therapist, I understand the shame, negative stigma and connotations that come with seeking therapy. I will like to assure you; you have made the right choice to take care of you! I provide trauma inform and LGBTQ friendly counselling to individuals, family, couples and youths 16 + in the areas of • Workplace & School Stress • Stress Management • Shame and Guilt • Feeling Stuck • Anger Management • Depression and Anxiety • Generational Trauma • Relationship Conflict
(647) 697-7609 View (647) 697-7609
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Radical Healing Toronto – usra leedham
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6S  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Dear one! From the roots at my feet; through the reverence in my belly; out the reach of my heart, head, and hands – welcome. I'll begin (and end) as I always do, as I must: with the deep, abundant, vulnerable transparency and accountability integral to radical, relational healing. Psychology Today gives us 1360 characters(!) divided into 3 preposterously regimented text boxes to share our approach, our ethics, our experience, our communities, our (fluid, prismatic) selves with (yearning, discerning) you, so that you might feel safe enough to reach out: I am not the type of therapist who accepts this sort of rigidity and scarcity.
Dear one! From the roots at my feet; through the reverence in my belly; out the reach of my heart, head, and hands – welcome. I'll begin (and end) as I always do, as I must: with the deep, abundant, vulnerable transparency and accountability integral to radical, relational healing. Psychology Today gives us 1360 characters(!) divided into 3 preposterously regimented text boxes to share our approach, our ethics, our experience, our communities, our (fluid, prismatic) selves with (yearning, discerning) you, so that you might feel safe enough to reach out: I am not the type of therapist who accepts this sort of rigidity and scarcity.
(647) 694-0351 View (647) 694-0351
Photo of Renata S. Kulpa (Codependency Relationship Challenges), Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Renata S. Kulpa (Codependency Relationship Challenges)
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6S  (Online Only)
Confused, drained or ALONE in your relationship? Are you putting the needs of others before your own? Are you changing yourself (like a chameleon) in order to feel appreciated? If the other person becomes your main focus and you modify your behaviors and ignore your needs to keep the relationship going at any cost, you have codependency. Codependents are MAGNETS for entitled, narcissistic, grandiose personalities. The ensuing relationship can stumble along for a LONG time, requiring huge amounts of effort and energy to keep up until finally it falls apart. When it does, you feel betrayed and abandoned (codependent's biggest fear).
Confused, drained or ALONE in your relationship? Are you putting the needs of others before your own? Are you changing yourself (like a chameleon) in order to feel appreciated? If the other person becomes your main focus and you modify your behaviors and ignore your needs to keep the relationship going at any cost, you have codependency. Codependents are MAGNETS for entitled, narcissistic, grandiose personalities. The ensuing relationship can stumble along for a LONG time, requiring huge amounts of effort and energy to keep up until finally it falls apart. When it does, you feel betrayed and abandoned (codependent's biggest fear).
(647) 493-2962 View (647) 493-2962
Photo of Charity Barfoot, Psychologist in Toronto, ON
Charity Barfoot
Psychologist, MPsy, CPsych
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5N  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Many individuals embark on the therapeutic journey when they sense that they’re not fully embracing their potential for a fulfilling life. Feeling overwhelmed by present circumstances, entangled in destructive behaviours or relationship dynamics, or haunted by unresolved past issues are common motivations for seeking therapy. These initial struggles can be deeply distressing. However, therapy possesses the power to rekindle an individual’s inherent capacity for growth and transformation. My role is to provide a compassionate and attentive presence, delving into your patterns of emotions, thoughts, and behaviours.
Many individuals embark on the therapeutic journey when they sense that they’re not fully embracing their potential for a fulfilling life. Feeling overwhelmed by present circumstances, entangled in destructive behaviours or relationship dynamics, or haunted by unresolved past issues are common motivations for seeking therapy. These initial struggles can be deeply distressing. However, therapy possesses the power to rekindle an individual’s inherent capacity for growth and transformation. My role is to provide a compassionate and attentive presence, delving into your patterns of emotions, thoughts, and behaviours.
(437) 747-7669 View (437) 747-7669
Photo of Ally Florence, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Ally Florence
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CSAT(C)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
Toronto Psychotherapy Space offers both online and in person psychotherapy appointments. Please view our website and give us a call to book a free 15-minute consultation with Ally or one of our clinical therapists. Ally is passionate about helpig clients work through their past and present difficulties, working from a trauma informed lens and meeting people where they are at on their recovery journey. Ally uses multiple therapeutic modalities when working with clients such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT),Solution Focused Therapy, and attachment based approaches.
Toronto Psychotherapy Space offers both online and in person psychotherapy appointments. Please view our website and give us a call to book a free 15-minute consultation with Ally or one of our clinical therapists. Ally is passionate about helpig clients work through their past and present difficulties, working from a trauma informed lens and meeting people where they are at on their recovery journey. Ally uses multiple therapeutic modalities when working with clients such as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT),Solution Focused Therapy, and attachment based approaches.
(365) 298-0289 View (365) 298-0289

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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.