Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Julia Walter
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6C  (Online Only)
There are moments in our lives where we feel stuck or moments of crisis where we have done things that we don't feel ok about. We may be living with persistent fears, thoughts, and behaviours that frighten us, or no longer align with who we are. We may experience difficulties in our relationships or trouble managing the world. We may suffer from current experiences of harm and violence, the wounds from our past, or repeating patterns and behaviours that no longer serve us. In these moments, it’s important to have a space to process our fears, pain, and our hopes while building skills, self-compassion, and a vision for ourselves.
There are moments in our lives where we feel stuck or moments of crisis where we have done things that we don't feel ok about. We may be living with persistent fears, thoughts, and behaviours that frighten us, or no longer align with who we are. We may experience difficulties in our relationships or trouble managing the world. We may suffer from current experiences of harm and violence, the wounds from our past, or repeating patterns and behaviours that no longer serve us. In these moments, it’s important to have a space to process our fears, pain, and our hopes while building skills, self-compassion, and a vision for ourselves.
(647) 370-8316 View (647) 370-8316
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Hammam Farah
Registered Psychotherapist, CTP Dpl
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M2N  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I’m here to help you overcome anxiety, to feel empowered, to flourish in your relationships and to facilitate the healing and change you desire in a safe, confidential, creative and compassionate setting. I am a trauma-informed therapist who specializes in self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, loneliness, depression, relationships, dissociation, anger and grief/loss. Change happens when we expand our self-awareness by understanding ourselves. But to understand ourselves, we first need to be understood. That’s why the therapeutic relationship—built on trust, honesty, empathy and vulnerability—lies at the heart of personal change.
I’m here to help you overcome anxiety, to feel empowered, to flourish in your relationships and to facilitate the healing and change you desire in a safe, confidential, creative and compassionate setting. I am a trauma-informed therapist who specializes in self-esteem, anxiety, addiction, loneliness, depression, relationships, dissociation, anger and grief/loss. Change happens when we expand our self-awareness by understanding ourselves. But to understand ourselves, we first need to be understood. That’s why the therapeutic relationship—built on trust, honesty, empathy and vulnerability—lies at the heart of personal change.
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The Modern Life Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4P  (Online Only)
Before becoming a therapist, I delved into working for non-profit organizations as a life skills coach. Later on, I decided to specialize in Love, Sex & Relationship learning somatic and mindfulness tools that would later on helped me in my practice. I understand the struggles you may face because I went on the journey of learning more because of my own struggles around my relationship and my empowerment. I am committed to helping you develop the awareness and skills so that you can achieve the life and relationships that you want. I utilized the tools that I am about to teach in my day-to-day life and I am now here to share it you.
Before becoming a therapist, I delved into working for non-profit organizations as a life skills coach. Later on, I decided to specialize in Love, Sex & Relationship learning somatic and mindfulness tools that would later on helped me in my practice. I understand the struggles you may face because I went on the journey of learning more because of my own struggles around my relationship and my empowerment. I am committed to helping you develop the awareness and skills so that you can achieve the life and relationships that you want. I utilized the tools that I am about to teach in my day-to-day life and I am now here to share it you.
(647) 560-7807 View (647) 560-7807
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Narcissistic Abuse Recovery Mihaela Iacob
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RPQ, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
You have been dealing with confusion in your relationship or post- relationship. You feel lost, unable to make sense of what happened. Maybe you experience depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and moral injury. Maybe you have more questions than answers and you try to figure out their behaviour. You want to clear out your confusions and to work on yourself. Empowered growth is possible and, together, we will identify and utilize the best strategies that work for you.
You have been dealing with confusion in your relationship or post- relationship. You feel lost, unable to make sense of what happened. Maybe you experience depression, anxiety, grief and loss, and moral injury. Maybe you have more questions than answers and you try to figure out their behaviour. You want to clear out your confusions and to work on yourself. Empowered growth is possible and, together, we will identify and utilize the best strategies that work for you.
(437) 747-5247 View (437) 747-5247
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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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Tara McMahon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4K
Hello! I am a compassionate, supportive and collaborative therapist that offers both short term or long term therapy depending on what you need! I am here to provide you with a safe and nonjudgmental space to work through old pains and new life challenges with yourself or family members.
Hello! I am a compassionate, supportive and collaborative therapist that offers both short term or long term therapy depending on what you need! I am here to provide you with a safe and nonjudgmental space to work through old pains and new life challenges with yourself or family members.
(647) 361-0314 View (647) 361-0314
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Melania Eliza Lumezanu
MADS
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6R
Chiron Learning Academy embraces a therapeutic approach rooted in compassion, client-centeredness, and education. Our aim is to empower clients on their healing journey, allowing them to access their own innate healing abilities and fostering their independence, growth, and well-being. We prioritize the client's unique needs, experiences, and goals, placing them at the centre of the therapeutic process.
Chiron Learning Academy embraces a therapeutic approach rooted in compassion, client-centeredness, and education. Our aim is to empower clients on their healing journey, allowing them to access their own innate healing abilities and fostering their independence, growth, and well-being. We prioritize the client's unique needs, experiences, and goals, placing them at the centre of the therapeutic process.
(437) 372-5354 View (437) 372-5354
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Haylee Lough
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RSSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V
Waitlist for new clients
First, I want to acknowledge that you are here! The journey to finding the right therapist for you can be time consuming and emotional; I know, I’ve been through it myself. I want to recognize the hard work you are doing right now taking this important step to finding peace and clarity in life. Whatever you may be struggling with, I am here to help you gain a deeper understanding and develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself. My approach is person-centered, collaborative and rooted in empathy. This means we will work together to identify ways to live alongside or move past, the challenges you face.
First, I want to acknowledge that you are here! The journey to finding the right therapist for you can be time consuming and emotional; I know, I’ve been through it myself. I want to recognize the hard work you are doing right now taking this important step to finding peace and clarity in life. Whatever you may be struggling with, I am here to help you gain a deeper understanding and develop a more compassionate relationship with yourself. My approach is person-centered, collaborative and rooted in empathy. This means we will work together to identify ways to live alongside or move past, the challenges you face.
(365) 536-2280 View (365) 536-2280
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Jennifer Bartok
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
You're feeling overwhelmed because it feels like the rug has just been ripped out from underneath you. You were barely holding on a week ago, and now everything seems like an uphill battle. You’re stressed beyond belief and reaching out for help seems scary because you feel like you have nothing left to give. Everything has become uncertain. From the outside it might seem like you have everything together, but inside something's missing. You feel even more disconnected from yourself and others now because of the enforced self-isolation. Your wheels are spinning but you're standing still, using up all your energy to remain upright.
You're feeling overwhelmed because it feels like the rug has just been ripped out from underneath you. You were barely holding on a week ago, and now everything seems like an uphill battle. You’re stressed beyond belief and reaching out for help seems scary because you feel like you have nothing left to give. Everything has become uncertain. From the outside it might seem like you have everything together, but inside something's missing. You feel even more disconnected from yourself and others now because of the enforced self-isolation. Your wheels are spinning but you're standing still, using up all your energy to remain upright.
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Andrea Estefania Yungasaca
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PgD, MA, psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6S
I have always believed that humans can heal and self-regulate when they become aware of the processes they lead from the inside out. Improving emotional well-being can be challenging for many, and I am aware that resources can be limiting when it comes to seeking professional help. Honoring how passionate I have always felt about what I do, I offer sliding-scale pricing services, recognizing the diversity in economic privileges and the lack thereof as well.
I have always believed that humans can heal and self-regulate when they become aware of the processes they lead from the inside out. Improving emotional well-being can be challenging for many, and I am aware that resources can be limiting when it comes to seeking professional help. Honoring how passionate I have always felt about what I do, I offer sliding-scale pricing services, recognizing the diversity in economic privileges and the lack thereof as well.
(647) 699-2632 View (647) 699-2632
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Haya Alshawa
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6J  (Online Only)
Life's journey can be disrupted by challenges that show up as anxiety, depression, Body image, Relationships issues and the aftermath effects of trauma. These emotional struggles often take a toll on our daily functioning, affecting our relationships, work, and overall well-being. If you or a loved one are experiencing these challenges, know that you are not alone, and there is help available. I am a dedicated therapist committed to guiding individuals of all ages through the maze of anxiety, depression, and trauma. Fluent in Arabic and English, I ensure that language is never a barrier to receiving the support you need.
Life's journey can be disrupted by challenges that show up as anxiety, depression, Body image, Relationships issues and the aftermath effects of trauma. These emotional struggles often take a toll on our daily functioning, affecting our relationships, work, and overall well-being. If you or a loved one are experiencing these challenges, know that you are not alone, and there is help available. I am a dedicated therapist committed to guiding individuals of all ages through the maze of anxiety, depression, and trauma. Fluent in Arabic and English, I ensure that language is never a barrier to receiving the support you need.
(289) 272-0930 View (289) 272-0930
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Maggie Ma
Registered Psychotherapist, MPS
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4W  (Online Only)
From surviving to thriving: by assisting you in navigating your roles as both director and star in your life story, together, we use your challenges as the roadmap to unlock your unseen transformative journey towards a more satisfying life. You cannot make your daily "negative " emotions disappear; but these emotions can be transformed when we explore your inner world together, so that we can discover then convey your uniqueness and potential to your life experiences.
From surviving to thriving: by assisting you in navigating your roles as both director and star in your life story, together, we use your challenges as the roadmap to unlock your unseen transformative journey towards a more satisfying life. You cannot make your daily "negative " emotions disappear; but these emotions can be transformed when we explore your inner world together, so that we can discover then convey your uniqueness and potential to your life experiences.
(647) 576-2726 View (647) 576-2726
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Dr. Komal Bhasin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, MHSc, DSocSci, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6J  (Online Only)
With a decade of experience, I specialize in supporting highly successful individuals who, despite their achievements, may feel lost, unfulfilled, or burdened by deeper wounds. My practice is ideal for those who are ready to explore trauma-informed, somatic, and culturally responsive approaches to addressing deep unresolved challenges originating early in life, which impact their ability to live in connection and wholeness today. By fostering trust and reciprocity, I provide support for you to emerge into wholeness and transformation, allowing you to experience a life of greater connection, meaning, purpose, and peace.
With a decade of experience, I specialize in supporting highly successful individuals who, despite their achievements, may feel lost, unfulfilled, or burdened by deeper wounds. My practice is ideal for those who are ready to explore trauma-informed, somatic, and culturally responsive approaches to addressing deep unresolved challenges originating early in life, which impact their ability to live in connection and wholeness today. By fostering trust and reciprocity, I provide support for you to emerge into wholeness and transformation, allowing you to experience a life of greater connection, meaning, purpose, and peace.
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Paola DeLaBarrera, RN Psychotherapist, M.A.
MA, BScN
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself, Paola DeLaBarrera, RN Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Life Coach with an MA in counselling. A bit about me, I am a seasoned professional with extensive and diverse experience in health, wellness, and education. I believe we hold great inner strength and energy and it is that inner strength that guides us to self-compassion and self-love. My therapeutic approach focuses on various humanistic modalities that connect mind and body awareness, my approach is centred on engaging with self and understanding who you are. I invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment.
It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself, Paola DeLaBarrera, RN Psychotherapist/Counsellor/Life Coach with an MA in counselling. A bit about me, I am a seasoned professional with extensive and diverse experience in health, wellness, and education. I believe we hold great inner strength and energy and it is that inner strength that guides us to self-compassion and self-love. My therapeutic approach focuses on various humanistic modalities that connect mind and body awareness, my approach is centred on engaging with self and understanding who you are. I invite you to embark on a journey of self-discovery and enlightenment.
(647) 560-8895 View (647) 560-8895
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Gabriel Enxuga
Registered Social Worker, RSW, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6C  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that each us carries inherent goodness inside of us, and sometimes we can become stuck. As a therapist, I see my role as creating a space where you can feel supported to explore the parts of you that are hurting and also to nurture your own inner compassion and wisdom. Working from a non-pathologizing approach, I believe that all behaviour meets a need. The work of therapy is to develop a deeper understanding of what purpose protective mechanisms like addiction, anxiety, and self-harm have played in your life, and what you need to feel supported to grow and change.
I believe that each us carries inherent goodness inside of us, and sometimes we can become stuck. As a therapist, I see my role as creating a space where you can feel supported to explore the parts of you that are hurting and also to nurture your own inner compassion and wisdom. Working from a non-pathologizing approach, I believe that all behaviour meets a need. The work of therapy is to develop a deeper understanding of what purpose protective mechanisms like addiction, anxiety, and self-harm have played in your life, and what you need to feel supported to grow and change.
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Stark Wellness Clinic
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5C
Do you feel like life has become too overwhelming and you are suffering from anxiety or depression? Are you struggling in your relationship and don't know how to communicate more effectively or connect to your partner on a deeper level? Do you feel like things should be easier but feel exhausted and frustrated and don't know how to get to where you want to be? At Stark Wellness Clinic, we are here to provide you the support, guidance and tools to help deal with life's challenges in a safe and compassionate space.
Do you feel like life has become too overwhelming and you are suffering from anxiety or depression? Are you struggling in your relationship and don't know how to communicate more effectively or connect to your partner on a deeper level? Do you feel like things should be easier but feel exhausted and frustrated and don't know how to get to where you want to be? At Stark Wellness Clinic, we are here to provide you the support, guidance and tools to help deal with life's challenges in a safe and compassionate space.
(437) 747-2933 View (437) 747-2933
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Karen Shay
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5G
Hi there. The focus of my practice is helping adults who are facing difficult transitions or other mental health challenges by using talk therapy. My unique background in art therapy (M.A. from New York University) influences my creative approach. I specialize in working with adults of all ages experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, addictions, ADHD, grief, job dissatisfaction and more. We will use a variety of approaches to help you gain skills and insight into what's going on.
Hi there. The focus of my practice is helping adults who are facing difficult transitions or other mental health challenges by using talk therapy. My unique background in art therapy (M.A. from New York University) influences my creative approach. I specialize in working with adults of all ages experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, relationship issues, addictions, ADHD, grief, job dissatisfaction and more. We will use a variety of approaches to help you gain skills and insight into what's going on.
(437) 747-5430 View (437) 747-5430
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Sarah Goodman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, PMH-C
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5N  (Online Only)
The stress surrounding the journey to, transition into and experience of motherhood is often not spoken about and can feel overwhelming and lonely. We are taught to rely on our personal support systems, but what happens when those supports are removed or limited? Negative thoughts can creep in: hopelessness, sadness, and self-doubt cloud your vision. I offer therapy for those who are struggling to cope with a role transition, experiencing grief, low mood, distressing thoughts, infertility, pregnancy, perinatal mood disorders, or feeling isolated and alone.
The stress surrounding the journey to, transition into and experience of motherhood is often not spoken about and can feel overwhelming and lonely. We are taught to rely on our personal support systems, but what happens when those supports are removed or limited? Negative thoughts can creep in: hopelessness, sadness, and self-doubt cloud your vision. I offer therapy for those who are struggling to cope with a role transition, experiencing grief, low mood, distressing thoughts, infertility, pregnancy, perinatal mood disorders, or feeling isolated and alone.
(647) 249-7201 View (647) 249-7201
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Lauren Wolff
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5N  (Online Only)
I specialize in clients with relationship, self-esteem, anxiety, sex, body image and family dynamic challenges. The goal is understanding current feelings and difficulties and where they come from, to create new, positive interpersonal experiences and relationships. Often these feel impossible to conquer alone and I help clients unpack with an aim to resolve these issues.
I specialize in clients with relationship, self-esteem, anxiety, sex, body image and family dynamic challenges. The goal is understanding current feelings and difficulties and where they come from, to create new, positive interpersonal experiences and relationships. Often these feel impossible to conquer alone and I help clients unpack with an aim to resolve these issues.
(647) 691-0585 View (647) 691-0585
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Desiree Crooks
Registered Psychotherapist, BA(Hon), MA, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
How do you find hope? 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.
How do you find hope? 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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Toronto, ON

3,000+

Average cost per session

$153

Counsellors in Toronto, ON who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
79% Stress
72% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Green Shield Canada
61% SunLife
58% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Toronto, ON see their clients

52% In Person and Online
48% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
16% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Toronto?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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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.