Therapists in Downtown, Toronto, ON

Photo of Psychotherapy @ MCI The Doctor's Office, Registered Social Worker in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Psychotherapy @ MCI The Doctor's Office
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MTh
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Toronto, ON M5J
Feeling more sad, or anxious than your usual? Suffering due to a loss? Dealing with an aftermath of trauma you experienced long time ago, or recently? Going through your relationship/marriage crisis? Struggling with your self-esteem? Struggling with your own, or that of your close one's LGBTQ - related issues? Going through a stressful immigration process? Affected by the COVID19 pandemic, HIV/AIDS, or other chronic illness? Dealing with issues related to separation from biological family and, or with adoption experience? Stressed by your academic / work performance? Finding yourself in a life transition?
Feeling more sad, or anxious than your usual? Suffering due to a loss? Dealing with an aftermath of trauma you experienced long time ago, or recently? Going through your relationship/marriage crisis? Struggling with your self-esteem? Struggling with your own, or that of your close one's LGBTQ - related issues? Going through a stressful immigration process? Affected by the COVID19 pandemic, HIV/AIDS, or other chronic illness? Dealing with issues related to separation from biological family and, or with adoption experience? Stressed by your academic / work performance? Finding yourself in a life transition?
(437) 372-5610 View (437) 372-5610
Photo of Genna Kalish, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Genna Kalish
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BSc
Verified Verified
16 Endorsed
Downtown, Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Seeking and braving therapy can be daunting and overwhelming. You might feel depressed, hopeless, anxious, or unmotivated to start. I want you to know that you are not alone. With an empathetic approach, I will work with you to ensure you leave each session feeling validated, accepted, and respectfully challenged when you need another perspective.
Seeking and braving therapy can be daunting and overwhelming. You might feel depressed, hopeless, anxious, or unmotivated to start. I want you to know that you are not alone. With an empathetic approach, I will work with you to ensure you leave each session feeling validated, accepted, and respectfully challenged when you need another perspective.
(437) 747-5189 View (437) 747-5189
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David St Bernard
JD, MBA, BA
Verified Verified
Downtown, Toronto, ON M5X
With my diverse background spanning law, business, athletics, and community service, I offer a multifaceted approach to empowering individuals seeking realignment with their professional purpose. I bring a unique blend of legal acumen and business proficiency and an understanding of the importance of maintaining high performance developed through my years of experience in top-tier international law firms and organizations and as a former national athlete. With my guidance, individuals can tap into their passions and values, finding inspiration and purpose in their professional endeavours.
With my diverse background spanning law, business, athletics, and community service, I offer a multifaceted approach to empowering individuals seeking realignment with their professional purpose. I bring a unique blend of legal acumen and business proficiency and an understanding of the importance of maintaining high performance developed through my years of experience in top-tier international law firms and organizations and as a former national athlete. With my guidance, individuals can tap into their passions and values, finding inspiration and purpose in their professional endeavours.
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Photo of Yumeka Wong, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Yumeka Wong
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), DTATI, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Downtown, Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
I believe all of us are capable of change at any age with determination and support. I've been an immigrant for half of my life and there were many moments in my life where I felt lonely and worthless. Sense of belonging can be lost and you can experience depression and anxiety. This may affect your sleep, eating habits, or immune system. Art helped me a number of times in these moments. It gave me an opportunity to grow and let me express difficult emotions. Now it is my turn to help others in difficult situations by providing support, relaxation, and opportunity for self-discovery through the creative expression of art therapy.
I believe all of us are capable of change at any age with determination and support. I've been an immigrant for half of my life and there were many moments in my life where I felt lonely and worthless. Sense of belonging can be lost and you can experience depression and anxiety. This may affect your sleep, eating habits, or immune system. Art helped me a number of times in these moments. It gave me an opportunity to grow and let me express difficult emotions. Now it is my turn to help others in difficult situations by providing support, relaxation, and opportunity for self-discovery through the creative expression of art therapy.
(437) 292-4675 View (437) 292-4675
Photo of Micheline Savard, Psychologist in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Micheline Savard
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Downtown, Toronto, ON M5J
I am a registered psychologist with 23 years experience (15 as psychologist, 9 prior as psychotherapist). I work with adults, couples, adolescents and families. I am privileged to have worked with people on issues that include anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, PTSD, infidelity, stress, loneliness, low self-esteem, dissatisfaction in relationship at work or at home, family relationship conflicts, couple relationship difficulties, addiction, work-related problems, coping with chronic illness and injuries, lifestyle changes, LGBT, sexual problems, and difficult life transitions such as loss of a loved one, divorce, or career changes.
I am a registered psychologist with 23 years experience (15 as psychologist, 9 prior as psychotherapist). I work with adults, couples, adolescents and families. I am privileged to have worked with people on issues that include anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, PTSD, infidelity, stress, loneliness, low self-esteem, dissatisfaction in relationship at work or at home, family relationship conflicts, couple relationship difficulties, addiction, work-related problems, coping with chronic illness and injuries, lifestyle changes, LGBT, sexual problems, and difficult life transitions such as loss of a loved one, divorce, or career changes.
(647) 694-3703 View (647) 694-3703
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Dr. Komal Bhasin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, MHSc, DSocSci, RSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, 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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Photo of Tasha Lafortune, Registered Psychotherapist in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Tasha Lafortune
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
If you're ready to start your journey of self-discovery and healing, I'm here to support you every step of the way. In a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment, you can be yourself and feel heard. We'll use tailored therapeutic methods to better understand your challenges and uncover your strengths. Together, we'll work on building your confidence, resilience, and relationships while nurturing hope and self-compassion.
If you're ready to start your journey of self-discovery and healing, I'm here to support you every step of the way. In a safe, compassionate, and non-judgmental environment, you can be yourself and feel heard. We'll use tailored therapeutic methods to better understand your challenges and uncover your strengths. Together, we'll work on building your confidence, resilience, and relationships while nurturing hope and self-compassion.
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Photo of Jessica Kristy, Registered Social Worker in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Jessica Kristy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck, rejected, or undervalued while you pursue what you want in your life? Do you find yourself trapped in a cycle of comparing yourself to others, feeling inferior, and struggling to fit into societal norms? You're not alone. Many of us have beliefs from childhood that dictate what success should look like (i.e., “get married," "go to university”). If these expectations don't align with your desires, it can lead to panic, overwhelm, and a sense of not belonging. Together, we can challenge these beliefs and uncover the person you truly are, without fear of judgment from others. This is your life, not theirs.
Are you feeling stuck, rejected, or undervalued while you pursue what you want in your life? Do you find yourself trapped in a cycle of comparing yourself to others, feeling inferior, and struggling to fit into societal norms? You're not alone. Many of us have beliefs from childhood that dictate what success should look like (i.e., “get married," "go to university”). If these expectations don't align with your desires, it can lead to panic, overwhelm, and a sense of not belonging. Together, we can challenge these beliefs and uncover the person you truly are, without fear of judgment from others. This is your life, not theirs.
(647) 957-8730 View (647) 957-8730
Photo of Dr. Katelyn Gomes, Psychologist in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Dr. Katelyn Gomes
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Downtown, Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
Are you and your partner stuck in conflict loops that you can’t get out of? Are you struggling to communicate and understand each other? Are you feeling emotionally disconnected and withdrawn? I help couples learn how to communicate and build a more peaceful and loving relationship. Drawing from evidence-based modalities, such as the Gottman Method and CBT, I help couples learn how to improve communication, navigate conflicts, rebuild trust, repair from past hurt and improve their friendship, connection and intimacy. I provide guidance and practical tools that can make real and lasting differences in your relationship.
Are you and your partner stuck in conflict loops that you can’t get out of? Are you struggling to communicate and understand each other? Are you feeling emotionally disconnected and withdrawn? I help couples learn how to communicate and build a more peaceful and loving relationship. Drawing from evidence-based modalities, such as the Gottman Method and CBT, I help couples learn how to improve communication, navigate conflicts, rebuild trust, repair from past hurt and improve their friendship, connection and intimacy. I provide guidance and practical tools that can make real and lasting differences in your relationship.
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Photo of Jaylin Bradbury, Registered Social Worker in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Jaylin Bradbury
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Toronto, ON M5A  (Online Only)
I am a Toronto-based therapist trained to help individuals with high levels of stress and anxiety. Anxiety and stress can be debilitating without the proper supports in place. Often we feel overwhelmed with worry or isolated with numbness. It takes courage to reach out, but please know that it can get better over time. Those feelings can change and together we can find the coping skills that suit you and your needs.
I am a Toronto-based therapist trained to help individuals with high levels of stress and anxiety. Anxiety and stress can be debilitating without the proper supports in place. Often we feel overwhelmed with worry or isolated with numbness. It takes courage to reach out, but please know that it can get better over time. Those feelings can change and together we can find the coping skills that suit you and your needs.
(437) 747-8619 View (437) 747-8619
Photo of Tracey Nguyen at Tracey & Co Inc in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Tracey Nguyen at Tracey & Co Inc
MN, RN
Verified Verified
Downtown, Toronto, ON M5J  (Online Only)
You often struggle in an anxious fawn-freeze response with narcissists in your life, afraid to express yourself for fear of abandonment, rejection and their emotional reactions. You tend to pedestal others, people-please and behave in ways for approval but it is exhausting. Compulsive control, fantasizing, caretaking and perfectionism with people, relationships and life make you live in an arena of constant expectation, the need to keep up appearances and never feeling good enough is tiring. You yearn to feel safe and express your true self, be present and build healthier relationships and trust your life's authentic path.
You often struggle in an anxious fawn-freeze response with narcissists in your life, afraid to express yourself for fear of abandonment, rejection and their emotional reactions. You tend to pedestal others, people-please and behave in ways for approval but it is exhausting. Compulsive control, fantasizing, caretaking and perfectionism with people, relationships and life make you live in an arena of constant expectation, the need to keep up appearances and never feeling good enough is tiring. You yearn to feel safe and express your true self, be present and build healthier relationships and trust your life's authentic path.
(647) 250-1569 View (647) 250-1569
Photo of Phill Rego, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Phill Rego
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
You may be seeking out therapy to make sense of numbness or overwhelm. You seek understanding and moving out of that sense of wariness to engage with your life fully. Perhaps grief, anxiety, depression, and neurodivergence are all a part of your story. But asking for support may be out of reach; you've learned to cope on your own for so long. Let us walk together through your life, and make sense of some of these untouchable parts. Gently, at your pace, we will discover what comes next and how best to resource you. Coping with new parts of life means we may need to untangle the unknown of our past. I can be there as this unfolds.
You may be seeking out therapy to make sense of numbness or overwhelm. You seek understanding and moving out of that sense of wariness to engage with your life fully. Perhaps grief, anxiety, depression, and neurodivergence are all a part of your story. But asking for support may be out of reach; you've learned to cope on your own for so long. Let us walk together through your life, and make sense of some of these untouchable parts. Gently, at your pace, we will discover what comes next and how best to resource you. Coping with new parts of life means we may need to untangle the unknown of our past. I can be there as this unfolds.
(647) 370-2606 View (647) 370-2606
Photo of Brian Woodford, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Brian Woodford
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
Downtown, Toronto, ON M5X
Brian offers a non-judgmental and safe environment to all his clients. He establishes a collaborative partnership with his clients based on trust and acceptance, both of which he believes are essential to foster the self-compassion necessary to bring about positive change. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Strength-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Person-Centered Therapy (PCT) are modalities Brian integrates into his work. Brian's approach focuses on issues including ADHD, Autism, addictions, grief, loss, anxiety and depression among others.
Brian offers a non-judgmental and safe environment to all his clients. He establishes a collaborative partnership with his clients based on trust and acceptance, both of which he believes are essential to foster the self-compassion necessary to bring about positive change. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) Strength-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT) and Person-Centered Therapy (PCT) are modalities Brian integrates into his work. Brian's approach focuses on issues including ADHD, Autism, addictions, grief, loss, anxiety and depression among others.
(437) 747-3978 View (437) 747-3978
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Juliet Donald
Psychologist, CPsych, PhD
Verified Verified
Downtown, Toronto, ON M4L
Not accepting new clients
Over the past decade I have worked as a psychologist assisting a range of clients find the positive change they are looking for. I work by developing a collaborative relationship in which we identify areas for change, and set goals for personal improvement and symptom relief. In our first session, I will take a detailed history to get a firm sense of who you are, and where you would like to see yourself. We will address difficulties in your life, and just as importantly focus on your strengths, successes and personal resiliency.
Over the past decade I have worked as a psychologist assisting a range of clients find the positive change they are looking for. I work by developing a collaborative relationship in which we identify areas for change, and set goals for personal improvement and symptom relief. In our first session, I will take a detailed history to get a firm sense of who you are, and where you would like to see yourself. We will address difficulties in your life, and just as importantly focus on your strengths, successes and personal resiliency.
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Photo of Amie Latta, Registered Psychotherapist in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Amie Latta
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Downtown, Toronto, ON M5B  (Online Only)
Hey, I'm Amie and I am actively accepting new clients! I am a Registered Psychotherapist & Sex Therapist who provides VIRTUAL psychotherapy to clients across Ontario. To get started, book a free consultation at my Calendly link and let's get started on finding joy in your story!
Hey, I'm Amie and I am actively accepting new clients! I am a Registered Psychotherapist & Sex Therapist who provides VIRTUAL psychotherapy to clients across Ontario. To get started, book a free consultation at my Calendly link and let's get started on finding joy in your story!
(226) 641-6944 View (226) 641-6944
Photo of Will Groenewegen Therapist And Clinical Supervisor, Registered Psychotherapist in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Will Groenewegen Therapist And Clinical Supervisor
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, M Ed
Verified Verified
Downtown, Toronto, ON M6J  (Online Only)
Undisturb yourself! Using CBT, Existential, and Mindfulness forms of psychotherapy, I help clients (in-person/ telephone/ on-line) develop the tools in order that they think, act and feel better. Sometimes the realities of life understandably leave us susceptible to certain anxieties, despair and general existential concern. All too often we find ourselves developing unhelpful irrational thoughts and behaviours that can seem impossible to change. But they aren't. If you are interested in investigating and changing your assumptions and behaviours, if you want to modify the lens through which you view and experience the world, my therapeutic modality could be well suited to you.
Undisturb yourself! Using CBT, Existential, and Mindfulness forms of psychotherapy, I help clients (in-person/ telephone/ on-line) develop the tools in order that they think, act and feel better. Sometimes the realities of life understandably leave us susceptible to certain anxieties, despair and general existential concern. All too often we find ourselves developing unhelpful irrational thoughts and behaviours that can seem impossible to change. But they aren't. If you are interested in investigating and changing your assumptions and behaviours, if you want to modify the lens through which you view and experience the world, my therapeutic modality could be well suited to you.
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Edna Aryee Ph D
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
Downtown, Toronto, ON M5C  (Online Only)
Navigating the different pathways of life can be challenging, and often, no one understands your story, and you may feel lost in figuring things out on your own. I am here to SUPPORT you because you haven't come this far to stay stuck here! Like Michael Jordan, "Obstacles do not have to stop you. You don't turn around and give up if you run into a wall. You figure out how to climb, go through, or work around it." As an experienced therapist, I can challenge you to become the best version of yourself by creating a customized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal mental health. I am accepting NEW Clients (individuals & couples).
Navigating the different pathways of life can be challenging, and often, no one understands your story, and you may feel lost in figuring things out on your own. I am here to SUPPORT you because you haven't come this far to stay stuck here! Like Michael Jordan, "Obstacles do not have to stop you. You don't turn around and give up if you run into a wall. You figure out how to climb, go through, or work around it." As an experienced therapist, I can challenge you to become the best version of yourself by creating a customized treatment plan to help you achieve optimal mental health. I am accepting NEW Clients (individuals & couples).
(437) 800-2762 View (437) 800-2762
Photo of Cate Gennaro, Registered Psychotherapist in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Cate Gennaro
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Downtown, Toronto, ON M5V  (Online Only)
Do you feel exhausted with constantly people-pleasing, making decisions that make other people happy, but leave you feeling unfulfilled? Do you struggle with low self-worth or self-esteem, that affects your day-to-day life and the quality of your relationships? Do those feelings contribute to depression, anxiety, or dissatisfaction with life? Have you been wondering if there’s a better life out there for you? These days, more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed with how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers, household responsibilities, and life in general, while also considering their own needs, and desires.
Do you feel exhausted with constantly people-pleasing, making decisions that make other people happy, but leave you feeling unfulfilled? Do you struggle with low self-worth or self-esteem, that affects your day-to-day life and the quality of your relationships? Do those feelings contribute to depression, anxiety, or dissatisfaction with life? Have you been wondering if there’s a better life out there for you? These days, more than ever, people are feeling overwhelmed with how they are supposed to manage their relationships, careers, household responsibilities, and life in general, while also considering their own needs, and desires.
(437) 747-4931 View (437) 747-4931
Photo of Kseniya Bulat, Registered Social Worker in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Kseniya Bulat
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Downtown, Toronto, ON M5T
Are you facing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, work-related stress, or life transitions? Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery, focusing on unlocking your unique strengths and building resilience to overcome your obstacles.
Are you facing anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship challenges, work-related stress, or life transitions? Together, we'll embark on a journey of self-discovery, focusing on unlocking your unique strengths and building resilience to overcome your obstacles.
(647) 699-5405 View (647) 699-5405
Photo of Andrei Reznikov, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Downtown, Toronto, ON
Andrei Reznikov
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BSc
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
Downtown, Toronto, ON M5G
Offering sessions in Russian and English, my main focus is relationships. I work by peeling apart narratives surrounding the issue, educating the couple on the specific tools I used, and how to apply them independently. For individuals, I offer a toolbox of various CBT, SFT, and Narrative Therapy methodology that we collaborate on fitting and applying. After closely exploring ones relational functioning - breakups, tough relationships and family situations, I proceed to focus on immediate needs, with the aim of boosting overall functioning. Lost after trauma, or hurting day after day - If these are your issues, I may be of service.
Offering sessions in Russian and English, my main focus is relationships. I work by peeling apart narratives surrounding the issue, educating the couple on the specific tools I used, and how to apply them independently. For individuals, I offer a toolbox of various CBT, SFT, and Narrative Therapy methodology that we collaborate on fitting and applying. After closely exploring ones relational functioning - breakups, tough relationships and family situations, I proceed to focus on immediate needs, with the aim of boosting overall functioning. Lost after trauma, or hurting day after day - If these are your issues, I may be of service.
(365) 400-8344 View (365) 400-8344

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Downtown, Toronto, ON

1,000+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in Downtown, Toronto, ON who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
88% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
82% Stress
74% Coping Skills
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Green Shield Canada
67% SunLife
65% Manulife

How Counsellors in Downtown, Toronto, ON see their clients

54% Online Only
46% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

82% Female
16% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Downtown, 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.