Therapists in Toronto, ON

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Photo of Laura Crawford, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Laura Crawford
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4K  (Online Only)
Engaging in therapy, whether for the first time or with a new therapist, can be intensively vulnerable. When working with me, I approach each session with genuine curiosity and openness to help create a felt sense of safety for clients to explore their feelings and concerns. As a Registered Social Worker who specializes in working with young people, adults, and families, I have experience working with clients and families in various contexts, including as a child and family therapist, school social worker, and individual therapist.
Engaging in therapy, whether for the first time or with a new therapist, can be intensively vulnerable. When working with me, I approach each session with genuine curiosity and openness to help create a felt sense of safety for clients to explore their feelings and concerns. As a Registered Social Worker who specializes in working with young people, adults, and families, I have experience working with clients and families in various contexts, including as a child and family therapist, school social worker, and individual therapist.
(437) 524-0589 View (437) 524-0589
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Tara Jane Wodelet
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
Welcome! I am a queer and gender expansive therapist, offering individual online therapy across most Canadian jurisdictions. I offer a contextualizing, self-compassionate, and strengths based approach. While life's hardships will never disappear, I can help you come to more peace and aliveness within yourself. I offer a warm, non-judgmental space to be seen, heard, and grow within. Therapy is kind of like detangling a big ball of yarn; it can be both hard yet relieving (you're not broken, just tangled!), and ultimately allows room for more consciousness/choice to flow in: now that your threads are free, what would you like to weave?
Welcome! I am a queer and gender expansive therapist, offering individual online therapy across most Canadian jurisdictions. I offer a contextualizing, self-compassionate, and strengths based approach. While life's hardships will never disappear, I can help you come to more peace and aliveness within yourself. I offer a warm, non-judgmental space to be seen, heard, and grow within. Therapy is kind of like detangling a big ball of yarn; it can be both hard yet relieving (you're not broken, just tangled!), and ultimately allows room for more consciousness/choice to flow in: now that your threads are free, what would you like to weave?
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Photo of Sherrie Mohamed, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Sherrie Mohamed
Registered Social Worker, MEd, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5B
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS *Virtual Therapy* What brings you here today? Is it anxiety? Low mood? Relationship issues? Trauma? Whatever the reason you are here, I am here to help you overcome. Whenever we are facing a difficult life challenge, reaching out for support is a sign of courage, faith and resiliency. This tells me that you are here with purpose. Together we will strive to get you where you want to be, whether that means being back on track or moving forward in a whole new direction. Know that I am here to help guide you through this process.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS *Virtual Therapy* What brings you here today? Is it anxiety? Low mood? Relationship issues? Trauma? Whatever the reason you are here, I am here to help you overcome. Whenever we are facing a difficult life challenge, reaching out for support is a sign of courage, faith and resiliency. This tells me that you are here with purpose. Together we will strive to get you where you want to be, whether that means being back on track or moving forward in a whole new direction. Know that I am here to help guide you through this process.
(647) 578-8718 View (647) 578-8718
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Kate Bailey
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
All stages of the parenting journey come with rewards and challenges. From fertility treatments to becoming a new parent, you might feel like you’re on a rollercoaster of emotions. You didn’t think it would be this hard and you’ve never felt so alone. Family members are stressing you out and you can’t shake the feeling that somehow you’re doing it all ‘wrong’. If you’re struggling with grief, loss, birth trauma, or defining yourself as a parent, counseling can help you start to feel like yourself again. With specialized training in perinatal mental health, I can offer you support wherever you are on your parenting journey.
All stages of the parenting journey come with rewards and challenges. From fertility treatments to becoming a new parent, you might feel like you’re on a rollercoaster of emotions. You didn’t think it would be this hard and you’ve never felt so alone. Family members are stressing you out and you can’t shake the feeling that somehow you’re doing it all ‘wrong’. If you’re struggling with grief, loss, birth trauma, or defining yourself as a parent, counseling can help you start to feel like yourself again. With specialized training in perinatal mental health, I can offer you support wherever you are on your parenting journey.
(437) 747-1903 View (437) 747-1903
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Esther Persaud
RN, BScN, CMT
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4L
Whether we identify as male, female, transgendered, non-binary, mother, father, or other. I know one thing for sure; we are humans playing a part in this game of life. We all practice being human, unconsciously and/or consciously. We all experience life's most difficult trials and troubles and yes, we also experience joy. This is immutable. Given this reality, how can we live our life optimally, rich with purpose and fulfillment while balancing the curve balls, the numbness, the stress, the cravings, or the hurt? The truth is, you can do it. We can do it together. Sometimes all you need is a patient helping hand.
Whether we identify as male, female, transgendered, non-binary, mother, father, or other. I know one thing for sure; we are humans playing a part in this game of life. We all practice being human, unconsciously and/or consciously. We all experience life's most difficult trials and troubles and yes, we also experience joy. This is immutable. Given this reality, how can we live our life optimally, rich with purpose and fulfillment while balancing the curve balls, the numbness, the stress, the cravings, or the hurt? The truth is, you can do it. We can do it together. Sometimes all you need is a patient helping hand.
(289) 312-4849 View (289) 312-4849
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Marilyn Lerner
Counsellor, BFA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
If you are suffering from feelings of anxiety or depression, which can happen for so many reasons, then I would like to help you. I am an experienced and dedicated psychotherapist. In order to deepen my understanding and expertise I am also an analytic candidate at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. I am particularly experienced and interested in working with members of LGBT community, arts workers, those caring for aging parents, those considering midlife change of direction. My office is located at the Spadina subway.
If you are suffering from feelings of anxiety or depression, which can happen for so many reasons, then I would like to help you. I am an experienced and dedicated psychotherapist. In order to deepen my understanding and expertise I am also an analytic candidate at the Toronto Institute for Contemporary Psychoanalysis. I am particularly experienced and interested in working with members of LGBT community, arts workers, those caring for aging parents, those considering midlife change of direction. My office is located at the Spadina subway.
(289) 275-9098 View (289) 275-9098
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Dong Oh at Tracey & Co Inc
MN, RN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5J
Are you suffering from narcissistic abuse and looking to heal your heart from it? Are you sick of always needing to meet others’ needs at the expense of your soul because of the way they always shame you if you don’t meet their demands? If you already fully acknowledge that you currently are or have suffered from narcissistic abuse in your life, that is already a huge step towards your healed heart. A lot of the time, people who have experienced life-long narcissistic abuse have a very difficult time awakening to the reality of the fact that they are suffering from it. They are so used to the abuse that it becomes a norm to them.
Are you suffering from narcissistic abuse and looking to heal your heart from it? Are you sick of always needing to meet others’ needs at the expense of your soul because of the way they always shame you if you don’t meet their demands? If you already fully acknowledge that you currently are or have suffered from narcissistic abuse in your life, that is already a huge step towards your healed heart. A lot of the time, people who have experienced life-long narcissistic abuse have a very difficult time awakening to the reality of the fact that they are suffering from it. They are so used to the abuse that it becomes a norm to them.
(437) 371-5861 View (437) 371-5861
Photo of Thomas Blak, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Thomas Blak
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
I help women and men who are struggling to move forward in their relationships. Whether you're looking to strengthen your bond or navigate through challenges, I'm here to guide you to a happier, more fulfilling connection. I will help you find clarity and empowerment so that you move towards the next step to a brighter future. My expertise extends to all types of relationships – intimate, familial, or those intertwined in the unique bond of twinship. Let's work together to break through barriers and pave the way for lasting happiness.
I help women and men who are struggling to move forward in their relationships. Whether you're looking to strengthen your bond or navigate through challenges, I'm here to guide you to a happier, more fulfilling connection. I will help you find clarity and empowerment so that you move towards the next step to a brighter future. My expertise extends to all types of relationships – intimate, familial, or those intertwined in the unique bond of twinship. Let's work together to break through barriers and pave the way for lasting happiness.
(647) 277-5017 View (647) 277-5017
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Khedidja Hmamad
Registered Psychotherapist, EdD, MEd, CRPO, CCPA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5T
My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy and sensitivity, valuing the cultural origins of each individual. I believe in a holistic and integrative approach to psychotherapy that encompasses all aspects of a person's being. Understanding one's functioning and how to navigate change with serenity is an essential aspect of my approach. By combining neuropsychological and psychological perspectives, I have developed a comprehensive framework that addresses the interconnectedness of mind and brain. In my practice, I am committed to embracing diversity and promoting the dignity of each individual.
My therapeutic approach is rooted in empathy and sensitivity, valuing the cultural origins of each individual. I believe in a holistic and integrative approach to psychotherapy that encompasses all aspects of a person's being. Understanding one's functioning and how to navigate change with serenity is an essential aspect of my approach. By combining neuropsychological and psychological perspectives, I have developed a comprehensive framework that addresses the interconnectedness of mind and brain. In my practice, I am committed to embracing diversity and promoting the dignity of each individual.
(437) 747-4978 View (437) 747-4978
Photo of Nora Taylor, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Nora Taylor
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G
Most of us at some point in our lives need someone to talk to and someone to listen to us, someone that can provide us with a safe place to just be; a sanctuary that allows us to be with our feelings, to get in touch with our needs and our hearts. Whether it is relationship difficulties, job loss, illness, death of a loved one, addiction or mental health concerns that have brought you to my website; all these life transitions can tax our ability to cope in healthy ways leaving us stressed, sleepless and overwhelmed while the rest of our lives seemingly unravel.
Most of us at some point in our lives need someone to talk to and someone to listen to us, someone that can provide us with a safe place to just be; a sanctuary that allows us to be with our feelings, to get in touch with our needs and our hearts. Whether it is relationship difficulties, job loss, illness, death of a loved one, addiction or mental health concerns that have brought you to my website; all these life transitions can tax our ability to cope in healthy ways leaving us stressed, sleepless and overwhelmed while the rest of our lives seemingly unravel.
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Ann Beckett
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6P
I have been working for 30 years. I specialize in working with neglect, chronic and acute abuse. I enjoy offering clients a chance to reach their full potential. I enjoy working with problems that seem unmanageable, but have seen change over and over again. I like to adjust all therapy work to suit each individual situation. I certified in sensorimotor psychotherapy.
I have been working for 30 years. I specialize in working with neglect, chronic and acute abuse. I enjoy offering clients a chance to reach their full potential. I enjoy working with problems that seem unmanageable, but have seen change over and over again. I like to adjust all therapy work to suit each individual situation. I certified in sensorimotor psychotherapy.
(647) 559-2910 View (647) 559-2910
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Dominique Mortier
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4W  (Online Only)
As a multiracial woman, I have Black, South Asian, and European ancestry and I approach the therapeutic process from a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens. In my practice, my role is to collaboratively work with you to develop ways to feel connected to your authentic self and support you in navigating challenges, through curiosity, compassion, and empowerment. I believe in cultivating a brave space where we can explore environmental, relational, and emotional factors that may be contributing to distress in your life.
As a multiracial woman, I have Black, South Asian, and European ancestry and I approach the therapeutic process from a culturally sensitive and trauma-informed lens. In my practice, my role is to collaboratively work with you to develop ways to feel connected to your authentic self and support you in navigating challenges, through curiosity, compassion, and empowerment. I believe in cultivating a brave space where we can explore environmental, relational, and emotional factors that may be contributing to distress in your life.
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Corey R. Turnbull
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MSc, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
Guys have way more going on emotionally than most of us are comfortable talking about. If you have never talked to someone about whatever it is that you probably should talk to someone about, then I may be the guy for you. Some men come to my office after they've recently broken up with their girlfriend (or she has broken up with him). Some are dealing with anxiety or are living under the influence of depression. Some guys are trying to figure out who they really are and what to do with their life. What they all have in common is that they have strengths to draw on and want to advance in life feeling better than they do now.
Guys have way more going on emotionally than most of us are comfortable talking about. If you have never talked to someone about whatever it is that you probably should talk to someone about, then I may be the guy for you. Some men come to my office after they've recently broken up with their girlfriend (or she has broken up with him). Some are dealing with anxiety or are living under the influence of depression. Some guys are trying to figure out who they really are and what to do with their life. What they all have in common is that they have strengths to draw on and want to advance in life feeling better than they do now.
(647) 724-5145 View (647) 724-5145
Photo of Ella Rebanks, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Ella Rebanks
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4X
Connection, Clarity, Calm.
Connection, Clarity, Calm.
(647) 957-9618 View (647) 957-9618
Photo of Cathy O'Toole, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Cathy O'Toole
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6S
Are you struggling with life's challenges? Do you feel stuck, repeating the same, problematic patterns of behaviour over and over? Seeking help is an act of courage and a step towards understanding yourself and what is troubling you. Together, we will use the collaborative process of therapy to 'unpack' the problems contributing to your distress, and provide relief.
Are you struggling with life's challenges? Do you feel stuck, repeating the same, problematic patterns of behaviour over and over? Seeking help is an act of courage and a step towards understanding yourself and what is troubling you. Together, we will use the collaborative process of therapy to 'unpack' the problems contributing to your distress, and provide relief.
(647) 370-8436 View (647) 370-8436
Photo of Annette Hynes, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Toronto, ON
Annette Hynes
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA(Can), BEd, BA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5B  (Online Only)
I offer fully online therapy in Canada to help connect you with growth, healing, and your authentic self. If you are struggling with stress and feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. I am deeply committed to providing you with the support, guidance and compassion you need to overcome obstacles and thrive. I will provide you with a warm, non-judgmental, supportive environment where you can feel heard, accepted, and valued.
I offer fully online therapy in Canada to help connect you with growth, healing, and your authentic self. If you are struggling with stress and feeling overwhelmed, you are not alone. I am deeply committed to providing you with the support, guidance and compassion you need to overcome obstacles and thrive. I will provide you with a warm, non-judgmental, supportive environment where you can feel heard, accepted, and valued.
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Photo of Kurt Zubatiuk, Registered Psychotherapist in Toronto, ON
Kurt Zubatiuk
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CRPO, DipTIRP, MemCAPT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4W
We all need someone to talk to, to help us through difficult times. Whether we have overwhelming issues in the present, or traumas from our past, we need someone to help us make sense of them - and to stick with us through the hard emotions that come with them. As a relational psychotherapist I believe that to get through life, and live life to its fullest, we need to deeply talk with someone. We do not need judgement. We need understanding, compassion, and we need to know we matter.
We all need someone to talk to, to help us through difficult times. Whether we have overwhelming issues in the present, or traumas from our past, we need someone to help us make sense of them - and to stick with us through the hard emotions that come with them. As a relational psychotherapist I believe that to get through life, and live life to its fullest, we need to deeply talk with someone. We do not need judgement. We need understanding, compassion, and we need to know we matter.
(844) 332-2349 x1 View (844) 332-2349 x1
Photo of David Barnett, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Toronto, ON
David Barnett
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4P  (Online Only)
The client who's most suited to working with myself is someone who's interested in making changes in their lives and will bring their honest selves into therapy. It's someone who's struggling with challenges surrounding managing ADHD, anger, emotional regulation and addictive behaviours such as video game use. It's someone who wants to be in therapy with an individual who has gone through similar struggles and knows how to best empathize with, and assist them in working through their issues.
The client who's most suited to working with myself is someone who's interested in making changes in their lives and will bring their honest selves into therapy. It's someone who's struggling with challenges surrounding managing ADHD, anger, emotional regulation and addictive behaviours such as video game use. It's someone who wants to be in therapy with an individual who has gone through similar struggles and knows how to best empathize with, and assist them in working through their issues.
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Photo of Alyssa Ranieri, Registered Social Worker in Toronto, ON
Alyssa Ranieri
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
I have the unique ability to empower clients I work with to recognize their inherent value as human beings. Collaborating closely with my clients, we explore transformative ways of living with more ease and compassion, both for oneself and others. Together, we will delve into understanding how your thoughts create your feelings, which influence your actions and behaviors. By exploring and integrating different ways of thinking, we can create profound change in your life. Using these tools, I can also support you to develop communication skills to better express your unique needs and navigate challenging interpersonal relationships.
I have the unique ability to empower clients I work with to recognize their inherent value as human beings. Collaborating closely with my clients, we explore transformative ways of living with more ease and compassion, both for oneself and others. Together, we will delve into understanding how your thoughts create your feelings, which influence your actions and behaviors. By exploring and integrating different ways of thinking, we can create profound change in your life. Using these tools, I can also support you to develop communication skills to better express your unique needs and navigate challenging interpersonal relationships.
(647) 951-2547 View (647) 951-2547
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Zahra Jamal - Psychotherapy Services
Occupational Therapist, MSc OT, OT(Reg)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5R
Life can feel challenging at times, leaving you feeling overwhelmed or stuck. You may be experiencing feelings of sadness, worry, anger, shame, fear, grief or despair. Struggling with difficult emotions can take away from living in the present moment. Instead you may find yourself dealing with anxiety, self-criticism, over-thinking, reliving painful memories and stuck in patterns that no longer serve you. Together we will slow things down so we can explore your experiences and the parts of you that may be hard to understand.
Life can feel challenging at times, leaving you feeling overwhelmed or stuck. You may be experiencing feelings of sadness, worry, anger, shame, fear, grief or despair. Struggling with difficult emotions can take away from living in the present moment. Instead you may find yourself dealing with anxiety, self-criticism, over-thinking, reliving painful memories and stuck in patterns that no longer serve you. Together we will slow things down so we can explore your experiences and the parts of you that may be hard to understand.
(437) 372-5213 View (437) 372-5213

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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
79% Stress
72% Coping Skills
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Green Shield Canada
62% SunLife
58% 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.