Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Photo of Morgan Llewellyn, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Morgan Llewellyn
Registered Psychotherapist, BScN, RP
Verified
Toronto, ON M4K
You may be at a point in your life when you want to look at the barriers that are getting in your way or envision a different situation than you have now. Whether you are sorting through an overwhelming life event, or are wondering why you feel a certain way, I want to understand your experience and what is important to you. It is key that you feel supported to bring forward what you want to talk about so that together we can begin to make sense of what is going on for you.
You may be at a point in your life when you want to look at the barriers that are getting in your way or envision a different situation than you have now. Whether you are sorting through an overwhelming life event, or are wondering why you feel a certain way, I want to understand your experience and what is important to you. It is key that you feel supported to bring forward what you want to talk about so that together we can begin to make sense of what is going on for you.
(647) 559-4699 View (647) 559-4699
Photo of Natascha Gray, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Natascha Gray
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CYC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4K
Toronto Psychotherapy Space currently 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 Natascha or one of our clinical therapists. Natascha is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), child and youth counsellor, and athlete who specializes in working with youth, adolescents, and adults struggling with a wide variety of internal and external challenges. Natascha has spent the past 17 years working at the Hospital for Sick Children in both their inpatient and outpatient eating disorders and mental health crisis units.
Toronto Psychotherapy Space currently 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 Natascha or one of our clinical therapists. Natascha is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), child and youth counsellor, and athlete who specializes in working with youth, adolescents, and adults struggling with a wide variety of internal and external challenges. Natascha has spent the past 17 years working at the Hospital for Sick Children in both their inpatient and outpatient eating disorders and mental health crisis units.
(365) 800-3422 View (365) 800-3422
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Saleha Javed
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, BSc, MSc
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4Y
I'm a huge advocate for seeking help through challenging phases in our life. It is normal to experience complicated emotions, feel lost and disconnected sometimes. It is monumental to understand that struggling with mental health does not make us weak but makes us normal! If you have a mind- you have mental health, and we all struggle with mental and physical health at some point. I am a firm believer in the mind-body connection- our body ascertains and embodies the signs when we are struggling. Therapy can be a catalyst for developing lifelong skills and a gateway to becoming a more mindful, resilient and aware version of yourself.
I'm a huge advocate for seeking help through challenging phases in our life. It is normal to experience complicated emotions, feel lost and disconnected sometimes. It is monumental to understand that struggling with mental health does not make us weak but makes us normal! If you have a mind- you have mental health, and we all struggle with mental and physical health at some point. I am a firm believer in the mind-body connection- our body ascertains and embodies the signs when we are struggling. Therapy can be a catalyst for developing lifelong skills and a gateway to becoming a more mindful, resilient and aware version of yourself.
(437) 747-0822 View (437) 747-0822
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Michael Grossman
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
As a clinical psychologist, I provide assessment and treatment for youth and adults with a variety of mental health concerns, including low mood, anxiety, emotion regulation and anger, life transitions and interpersonal difficulties, and psychosis. I view the therapeutic relationship as a key component to change, and take a collaborative approach with clients to establish goals that are achievable, personally relevant, and meaningful.
As a clinical psychologist, I provide assessment and treatment for youth and adults with a variety of mental health concerns, including low mood, anxiety, emotion regulation and anger, life transitions and interpersonal difficulties, and psychosis. I view the therapeutic relationship as a key component to change, and take a collaborative approach with clients to establish goals that are achievable, personally relevant, and meaningful.
(647) 277-4796 View (647) 277-4796
Photo of Rodelyn Wisco, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Rodelyn Wisco
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5N
Are you overwhelmed by changes or loss in your life? Are you having difficulties in your closest relationships? Are you experiencing deep sadness and loneliness? Are you feeling isolated, confused, or hopeless? You are not alone. I am here to listen and help. Through our work together, you can: enhance your ability to handle stress and uncertainty; identify underlying causes of distress and understand what’s keeping you from being happy; improve your relationships, your life, your career; transform your self-doubt into confidence, courage, and self-worth; and heal the past, acknowledge the present, and look forward to the future.
Are you overwhelmed by changes or loss in your life? Are you having difficulties in your closest relationships? Are you experiencing deep sadness and loneliness? Are you feeling isolated, confused, or hopeless? You are not alone. I am here to listen and help. Through our work together, you can: enhance your ability to handle stress and uncertainty; identify underlying causes of distress and understand what’s keeping you from being happy; improve your relationships, your life, your career; transform your self-doubt into confidence, courage, and self-worth; and heal the past, acknowledge the present, and look forward to the future.
(647) 696-5722 View (647) 696-5722
Photo of Slavica Stojimirovic, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Slavica Stojimirovic
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MBA, JD
Verified
3 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
I seek to help clients heal old wounds in order to show up in their lives and their relationships as their true Self. I use a mix of therapy modalities, grounded in a holistic, empowering, non-judgmental and trauma-informed approach. During the 10 years I spent working as a corporate lawyer, I experienced firsthand how external pressures can drown out our inner guidance and needs, leading to feelings of “stuckness”, dissatisfaction, and resentment. Our modern world over-emphasizes productivity and achievement to the detriment of our own nourishment and well-being, leaving most of us in a chronic state of anxiety and stress.
I seek to help clients heal old wounds in order to show up in their lives and their relationships as their true Self. I use a mix of therapy modalities, grounded in a holistic, empowering, non-judgmental and trauma-informed approach. During the 10 years I spent working as a corporate lawyer, I experienced firsthand how external pressures can drown out our inner guidance and needs, leading to feelings of “stuckness”, dissatisfaction, and resentment. Our modern world over-emphasizes productivity and achievement to the detriment of our own nourishment and well-being, leaving most of us in a chronic state of anxiety and stress.
(437) 291-8437 View (437) 291-8437
Photo of Suzanne Dennison, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Suzanne Dennison
Registered Psychotherapist, DCS, RP
Verified
Toronto, ON M5P
Talk therapy, you might be surprised where it can take you. Assisting individuals, couples and families facing many different challenges, I offer both brief and longer-term therapy. Whatever you are struggling with I will support you to better understand, address and resolve the issue. Whether it is about stress, loss, chronic pain, relationship difficulties, a diagnosed disorder (anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADD/ADHD etc.) or a simple consultation, you and I will find the most effective way to deal with and manage the difficulties you are experiencing.
Talk therapy, you might be surprised where it can take you. Assisting individuals, couples and families facing many different challenges, I offer both brief and longer-term therapy. Whatever you are struggling with I will support you to better understand, address and resolve the issue. Whether it is about stress, loss, chronic pain, relationship difficulties, a diagnosed disorder (anxiety, depression, bipolar, ADD/ADHD etc.) or a simple consultation, you and I will find the most effective way to deal with and manage the difficulties you are experiencing.
(855) 668-4424 View (855) 668-4424
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Allison Correia
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd
Verified
Toronto, ON M4P
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO. I aim to provide a safe and welcoming therapeutic setting for clients to explore life's complexities as well as to promote client strengths and resilience. Seeking therapeutic support can be extremely difficult, but the interaction between client and therapist should not be. I view the relationship between client and therapist as a collaborative effort. You are the expert of your life and I am here to support and challenge you through the difficulties you may experience.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the CRPO. I aim to provide a safe and welcoming therapeutic setting for clients to explore life's complexities as well as to promote client strengths and resilience. Seeking therapeutic support can be extremely difficult, but the interaction between client and therapist should not be. I view the relationship between client and therapist as a collaborative effort. You are the expert of your life and I am here to support and challenge you through the difficulties you may experience.
(647) 493-1796 View (647) 493-1796
Photo of Dorcas Oduro, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Dorcas Oduro
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4N
My specialty is helping people work through challenges in relationships and improve their mental health. As a Master’s Level Registered Social Worker (MSW) and therapist, my goal is to help you ignite hope, expand your sense of purpose, and achieve your goals. In my experience, relationships are one of the most important aspects of human existence, including the relationship that we have with ourselves, with those around us, and with the systems we navigate within. My passion is helping individuals examine, understand, and improve the relationships in their lives so that they can live happier, healthier and more meaningful lives.
My specialty is helping people work through challenges in relationships and improve their mental health. As a Master’s Level Registered Social Worker (MSW) and therapist, my goal is to help you ignite hope, expand your sense of purpose, and achieve your goals. In my experience, relationships are one of the most important aspects of human existence, including the relationship that we have with ourselves, with those around us, and with the systems we navigate within. My passion is helping individuals examine, understand, and improve the relationships in their lives so that they can live happier, healthier and more meaningful lives.
(437) 747-0967 View (437) 747-0967
Photo of Laura Moore, Pre-Licensed Professional in Toronto, ON
Laura Moore
Pre-Licensed Professional, MPsy
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5G  (Online Only)
“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing that we will ever do”- Brené Brown. By challenging yourself to tell your story, being vulnerable and open to exploring it, and seeking support to accomplish your desired goals, you can begin to live your life authentically. Choosing to invest in therapy can be difficult, but it is the first step in creating long-term happiness. Everyone experiences and interacts with the world differently, and we each have our own unique story to share.
“Loving ourselves through the process of owning our story is the bravest thing that we will ever do”- Brené Brown. By challenging yourself to tell your story, being vulnerable and open to exploring it, and seeking support to accomplish your desired goals, you can begin to live your life authentically. Choosing to invest in therapy can be difficult, but it is the first step in creating long-term happiness. Everyone experiences and interacts with the world differently, and we each have our own unique story to share.
(647) 952-6865 View (647) 952-6865
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Neuroinclusive
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSc
Verified
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
Are you neurodivergent (Autistic? ADHD?) or partnered with a ND person? Is Anxiety taking over your life? Did you grow up in a family in which there wasn't emotional support? We provide services to the Neurodivergent community: Psychotherapy but also ADHD Coaching, EMDR, Autism support (relationships, work, sensory issues), Collapse Anxiety support and practical tools to manage life, including an Executive Function assistant. Our team fully understands the challenges, and has way to support you.
Are you neurodivergent (Autistic? ADHD?) or partnered with a ND person? Is Anxiety taking over your life? Did you grow up in a family in which there wasn't emotional support? We provide services to the Neurodivergent community: Psychotherapy but also ADHD Coaching, EMDR, Autism support (relationships, work, sensory issues), Collapse Anxiety support and practical tools to manage life, including an Executive Function assistant. Our team fully understands the challenges, and has way to support you.
(365) 801-5828 View (365) 801-5828
Photo of Monica Goulet, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Monica Goulet
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with overwhelming emotions, relationship issues, trauma, or marginalization, you may find hope and empowerment through therapy. As a queer, non-binary therapist, I focus on social justice and how oppression can both impact you and be resisted on a personal level. I will support you to work with overwhelming emotions so that they don’t control you or damage your relationships, and instead guide you towards a more fulfilling life. Through a supportive and collaborative relationship, we can deeply understand your experiences, help you heal from their impacts, and work towards your hopes for your life.
If you are struggling with overwhelming emotions, relationship issues, trauma, or marginalization, you may find hope and empowerment through therapy. As a queer, non-binary therapist, I focus on social justice and how oppression can both impact you and be resisted on a personal level. I will support you to work with overwhelming emotions so that they don’t control you or damage your relationships, and instead guide you towards a more fulfilling life. Through a supportive and collaborative relationship, we can deeply understand your experiences, help you heal from their impacts, and work towards your hopes for your life.
(437) 747-5210 View (437) 747-5210
Photo of Lih-yea Guo, Psychologist in Toronto, ON
Lih-yea Guo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
Toronto, ON M4W
Are you feeling alone, struggling with your thoughts, fears, and unhappiness? Trying to ignore your emotional pain, feeling little control over your life, relationships, or career? I am a Canadian-trained, qualified, culturally- sensitive Psychologist with many years of experience helping people overcome similar difficulties. Every challenging situation also presents possibilities for taking better charge of your circumstances and feeling better about yourself. I rely on scientifically valid approaches and recognized assessment tools and can help you to develop a personal, practical and effective plan to address your unique situation and needs.
Are you feeling alone, struggling with your thoughts, fears, and unhappiness? Trying to ignore your emotional pain, feeling little control over your life, relationships, or career? I am a Canadian-trained, qualified, culturally- sensitive Psychologist with many years of experience helping people overcome similar difficulties. Every challenging situation also presents possibilities for taking better charge of your circumstances and feeling better about yourself. I rely on scientifically valid approaches and recognized assessment tools and can help you to develop a personal, practical and effective plan to address your unique situation and needs.
(647) 933-9743 View (647) 933-9743
Photo of Nicole McKee, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Nicole McKee
Registered Social Worker, BScOT, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6R
I offer warmth, genuineness, empathy and humour as you wind your way through the complexities of living a life of meaning, despite inevitable challenges. I will hold a safe space, provide support, and help you reach your therapy goals, whether that be practical coping strategies, identifying and working with emotions past or present, or getting in touch with your inner wisdom (because we ALL have inner wisdom). I come to sessions with my own humanity open wide, because connection is a fundamental need and foundational to the work of therapy, which can be gut-wrenching and profound at the same time. I'll walk that path with you.
I offer warmth, genuineness, empathy and humour as you wind your way through the complexities of living a life of meaning, despite inevitable challenges. I will hold a safe space, provide support, and help you reach your therapy goals, whether that be practical coping strategies, identifying and working with emotions past or present, or getting in touch with your inner wisdom (because we ALL have inner wisdom). I come to sessions with my own humanity open wide, because connection is a fundamental need and foundational to the work of therapy, which can be gut-wrenching and profound at the same time. I'll walk that path with you.
(437) 747-6654 View (437) 747-6654
Photo of Lucy Alguire, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Toronto, ON
Lucy Alguire
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BFA, MA
Verified
Toronto, ON M6R  (Online Only)
Life is full of contradictions: We can have close relationships yet still feel isolated, have the desire for change but feel attached to the past, and have the hunger to live life creatively with the need for stability. As human beings, relationships are central to our lives. Patterns and painful repetitions can exist within our own internal relationship and with others. This can lead to symptoms of anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. My passion is to provide a safe, honest, inviting and collaborative therapeutic space to explore and work through these inner conflicts.
Life is full of contradictions: We can have close relationships yet still feel isolated, have the desire for change but feel attached to the past, and have the hunger to live life creatively with the need for stability. As human beings, relationships are central to our lives. Patterns and painful repetitions can exist within our own internal relationship and with others. This can lead to symptoms of anxiety, depression, or low self-esteem. My passion is to provide a safe, honest, inviting and collaborative therapeutic space to explore and work through these inner conflicts.
(647) 931-1871 View (647) 931-1871
Photo of Rachel Tredon, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Rachel Tredon
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S  (Online Only)
My approach is empathetic and client-centred and I work from an anti-oppressive framework. Whatever brings you to therapy, and whether it's easy or difficult to talk about, my intentions are to meet you where you are at with sensitivity and care and to co-create a way of exploring your thoughts and feelings, and what they mean to you.
My approach is empathetic and client-centred and I work from an anti-oppressive framework. Whatever brings you to therapy, and whether it's easy or difficult to talk about, my intentions are to meet you where you are at with sensitivity and care and to co-create a way of exploring your thoughts and feelings, and what they mean to you.
(647) 492-3610 View (647) 492-3610
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Birch & Stone Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, BISW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M5C
Are you at home in the middle of the day eating Doritos in your PJs? Could you use a little more excellence and a little less existential dread? So many of us come to a point where we hit a wall. Distractions, hindering thoughts and the feeling of overall suspended doom eventually creeps in. Do you find yourself hating what used to be your dream job? Maybe you're watching your dreams slip away as you grapple with capitalist confinement? Or perhaps you just haven't witnessed the best version of yourself and can't wait to show up to your own life.
Are you at home in the middle of the day eating Doritos in your PJs? Could you use a little more excellence and a little less existential dread? So many of us come to a point where we hit a wall. Distractions, hindering thoughts and the feeling of overall suspended doom eventually creeps in. Do you find yourself hating what used to be your dream job? Maybe you're watching your dreams slip away as you grapple with capitalist confinement? Or perhaps you just haven't witnessed the best version of yourself and can't wait to show up to your own life.
(289) 768-8200 View (289) 768-8200
Photo of Shannon Kane, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Toronto, ON
Shannon Kane
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP (Q), CRPO, MACP, BA
Verified
8 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Struggling with low self-esteem? Looking to unlock your full potential? Trauma can manifest differently in each individual. Shannon Kane, a compassionate mental health professional at Canadian Therapy, employs a somatic approach to create a relaxed mindset and facilitate open dialogue. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, or aiming for psychological flexibility, Shannon believes in cultivating a safe environment.
Struggling with low self-esteem? Looking to unlock your full potential? Trauma can manifest differently in each individual. Shannon Kane, a compassionate mental health professional at Canadian Therapy, employs a somatic approach to create a relaxed mindset and facilitate open dialogue. Whether dealing with anxiety, depression, borderline personality disorder, or aiming for psychological flexibility, Shannon believes in cultivating a safe environment.
(437) 747-3832 View (437) 747-3832
Photo of Madelaine Shane, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Madelaine Shane
Registered Social Worker, BEd, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4R
My goal is to help children, adolescents, young adults and parents better understand themselves, their feelings, each other, and the world around them. Together, we'll work to build a toolbox of skills to help manage the big feelings and challenging circumstances you may face when moving through life. In my work, I connect with clients by prioritizing a strong therapeutic relationship through trust and commitment to collaboratively work towards their personal and familial goals. I also work with parents to support the social, emotional, and behavioural development of their children.
My goal is to help children, adolescents, young adults and parents better understand themselves, their feelings, each other, and the world around them. Together, we'll work to build a toolbox of skills to help manage the big feelings and challenging circumstances you may face when moving through life. In my work, I connect with clients by prioritizing a strong therapeutic relationship through trust and commitment to collaboratively work towards their personal and familial goals. I also work with parents to support the social, emotional, and behavioural development of their children.
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Photo of Tim Sitt, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Tim Sitt
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Toronto, ON M4K  (Online Only)
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing emotional and/or relationship distress and would like to heal and learn positive ways to cope with life's inevitable challenges. I help people face the difficulties within their experience and to heal from negative impacts they have experienced. People and families that I work with often struggle with various symptoms like depression, anxiety, conflict, trouble at school, and are seeking ways to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. People I work well with are not just interested in reducing symptoms but in positive transformational growth.
I work with individuals, couples, and families who are experiencing emotional and/or relationship distress and would like to heal and learn positive ways to cope with life's inevitable challenges. I help people face the difficulties within their experience and to heal from negative impacts they have experienced. People and families that I work with often struggle with various symptoms like depression, anxiety, conflict, trouble at school, and are seeking ways to live a more fulfilling and meaningful life. People I work well with are not just interested in reducing symptoms but in positive transformational growth.
(647) 875-7242 View (647) 875-7242

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Toronto, ON

3,000+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Toronto, ON who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
80% Stress
72% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Green Shield Canada
60% SunLife
57% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Toronto, ON see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
17% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Toronto?

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

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.