Therapists in Leslieville, Toronto, ON

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Dorothee Chopamba
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
Does “unprecedented” somehow sum it up? We are living in truly unprecedented times where life can be confusing or feel like it’s a painstaking paddle through physical and mental quicksand. Are you feeling like you are under too much mental or emotional pressure? Do you feel stuck, stressed, anxious, lonely, empty or overwhelmed? Does it feel like you are the only one failing to cope more than others? What about your relationships? Do you and your partner have the same fights repeatedly? I can help you resolve these issues.
Does “unprecedented” somehow sum it up? We are living in truly unprecedented times where life can be confusing or feel like it’s a painstaking paddle through physical and mental quicksand. Are you feeling like you are under too much mental or emotional pressure? Do you feel stuck, stressed, anxious, lonely, empty or overwhelmed? Does it feel like you are the only one failing to cope more than others? What about your relationships? Do you and your partner have the same fights repeatedly? I can help you resolve these issues.
(647) 797-9169 View (647) 797-9169
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Sabrina Conrad
Registered Psychotherapist, MBA, RP
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Sabrina. I work with adult individuals and bring a friendly, easy-going approach and sense of acceptance and safety to the sessions. Clients I see are experiencing depression or anxiety and are looking to ease their symptoms. Other issues I commonly work with are emotional loneliness, self-esteem, navigating family dynamics, relationship issues, and impostor syndrome.
Hi, I'm Sabrina. I work with adult individuals and bring a friendly, easy-going approach and sense of acceptance and safety to the sessions. Clients I see are experiencing depression or anxiety and are looking to ease their symptoms. Other issues I commonly work with are emotional loneliness, self-esteem, navigating family dynamics, relationship issues, and impostor syndrome.
(647) 691-0294 View (647) 691-0294
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Debbie Berlin
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
I am a social worker and psychotherapist who has worked passionately and extensively with individuals, families and health-care organizations. Therapy is a way for people to get extra support, when you need it. If you are struggling with a personal crisis, overwhelming emotion, a life transition, problems with family or friends, career questions, or the need to move on from past events, therapy can help.
I am a social worker and psychotherapist who has worked passionately and extensively with individuals, families and health-care organizations. Therapy is a way for people to get extra support, when you need it. If you are struggling with a personal crisis, overwhelming emotion, a life transition, problems with family or friends, career questions, or the need to move on from past events, therapy can help.
(647) 490-3135 View (647) 490-3135
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Jamie Clahane | Christian Therapist (virtual)
Registered Psychotherapist, MTS, RP
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me and the care I provide. I am a registered psychotherapist providing therapy for people living in Ontario, Canada. I am a clinical counsellor who also has specialized training in pastoral care, which means I treat people at a very holistic level. I work with people struggling with a range of issues including clinical Anxiety, Depression, Low Self esteem, Addiction, Grief & Loss, and more complex issues such as, OCD, Eating Disorders, Complicated Grief, PTSD, and more. Yes, recovery involves mental & emotional processing and integration. However, the deepest healing involves more.
Thanks for taking the time to learn more about me and the care I provide. I am a registered psychotherapist providing therapy for people living in Ontario, Canada. I am a clinical counsellor who also has specialized training in pastoral care, which means I treat people at a very holistic level. I work with people struggling with a range of issues including clinical Anxiety, Depression, Low Self esteem, Addiction, Grief & Loss, and more complex issues such as, OCD, Eating Disorders, Complicated Grief, PTSD, and more. Yes, recovery involves mental & emotional processing and integration. However, the deepest healing involves more.
(289) 276-8409 View (289) 276-8409
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Rosalyn Totah
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4M
Rosalyn followed in her father’s footsteps when she entered the field of social work. For her family, the apple didn’t fall far and Rosalyn grew up idolizing the work her father did, appreciating the therapeutic relationships he built with his clients. As Rosalyn completed her education and started working, she began to relate to the joy her father experienced from his work, which continues to be the driving factor in her practice.
Rosalyn followed in her father’s footsteps when she entered the field of social work. For her family, the apple didn’t fall far and Rosalyn grew up idolizing the work her father did, appreciating the therapeutic relationships he built with his clients. As Rosalyn completed her education and started working, she began to relate to the joy her father experienced from his work, which continues to be the driving factor in her practice.
(437) 747-5345 View (437) 747-5345
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Jim Squire
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MDiv, RP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck in negative patterns, anxiety, depression, addictions, unsatisfying relationships or a painful past? I understand that life can be hard, I am here to listen and help you find solutions that work. I'm a warm, caring and compassionate therapist and I have been helping people create the life they want for over 19 years. None of us can see ourselves or our problems objectively. I can help you gain self-awareness, understanding and the skills to navigate any situation successfully. I offer a free 15 min zoom consultation, why wait contact Jim today!
Do you feel stuck in negative patterns, anxiety, depression, addictions, unsatisfying relationships or a painful past? I understand that life can be hard, I am here to listen and help you find solutions that work. I'm a warm, caring and compassionate therapist and I have been helping people create the life they want for over 19 years. None of us can see ourselves or our problems objectively. I can help you gain self-awareness, understanding and the skills to navigate any situation successfully. I offer a free 15 min zoom consultation, why wait contact Jim today!
(289) 206-6764 View (289) 206-6764
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Alex Norris
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
We all have stories that we tell about ourselves, our lives, and that others tell about us. Often when we’re struggling, these stories are about feeling powerless, hopeless, scared, and are full of shame and self-doubt. My therapeutic approach explores these narratives, creating space for new, richer stories to emerge. We’ll explore the stories different parts of yourself tell you, drawing you closer to your values, deconstructing your patterns and uncovering your strengths and resiliency to find new paths forward. We will build a deeper understanding of what you've been through, where you are, and where you're going.
We all have stories that we tell about ourselves, our lives, and that others tell about us. Often when we’re struggling, these stories are about feeling powerless, hopeless, scared, and are full of shame and self-doubt. My therapeutic approach explores these narratives, creating space for new, richer stories to emerge. We’ll explore the stories different parts of yourself tell you, drawing you closer to your values, deconstructing your patterns and uncovering your strengths and resiliency to find new paths forward. We will build a deeper understanding of what you've been through, where you are, and where you're going.
(647) 957-9421 View (647) 957-9421
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Kenny Baldwin
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, RP
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4L
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, My name is Kenny Baldwin and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master's degree focused in Clinical Psychology from ADLER graduate school of professional studies. I have an Adlerian foundation with a psychodynamic approach to therapy. I believe therapy can match the client needs. I am familiar with modalities rooted in Attachment, Family Systems, Developmental Psychology, Trauma informed practices, CBT, DBT, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy; for individuals, families and couples. Feel free to reach out if you think we may be a good fit! Light, Life, Love. Kenny
Hello, My name is Kenny Baldwin and I am a Registered Psychotherapist with a Master's degree focused in Clinical Psychology from ADLER graduate school of professional studies. I have an Adlerian foundation with a psychodynamic approach to therapy. I believe therapy can match the client needs. I am familiar with modalities rooted in Attachment, Family Systems, Developmental Psychology, Trauma informed practices, CBT, DBT, Sensorimotor Psychotherapy; for individuals, families and couples. Feel free to reach out if you think we may be a good fit! Light, Life, Love. Kenny
(289) 302-5766 View (289) 302-5766
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Heath McGuire
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4L
Not accepting new clients
Currently Accepting Clients for January. Are you seeking a warm, compassionate space to process and express your locked up emotions? Or perhaps, are you trying to figure out how to navigate explosive or heavy feelings? Have you been carrying the burden of shame on your shoulders for too long, and are now looking for a place to let go of that weight? Sometimes understanding and connecting with your internal experience can feel impossible, especially in a world that tells you to focus on everything but yourself. Maybe now, you’re feeling ready to create a space that is just for you, where you can feel seen in all your messiness.
Currently Accepting Clients for January. Are you seeking a warm, compassionate space to process and express your locked up emotions? Or perhaps, are you trying to figure out how to navigate explosive or heavy feelings? Have you been carrying the burden of shame on your shoulders for too long, and are now looking for a place to let go of that weight? Sometimes understanding and connecting with your internal experience can feel impossible, especially in a world that tells you to focus on everything but yourself. Maybe now, you’re feeling ready to create a space that is just for you, where you can feel seen in all your messiness.
(437) 747-8554 View (437) 747-8554
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Madelyn Chung
Registered Psychotherapist, MMT
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4M
Hot take: Everyone can benefit from therapy. I spent years of my life wanting to hide my feelings from the people around me because of the stigma surrounding mental health—particularly as a second-generation Chinese Canadian woman. Once I began to accept these feelings and embrace them as part of the human experience, I was able to embark on a (life-long) journey of healing. When I discovered firsthand how transformative therapy can be, I realized I wanted to work with other individuals in assisting them with their journeys.
Hot take: Everyone can benefit from therapy. I spent years of my life wanting to hide my feelings from the people around me because of the stigma surrounding mental health—particularly as a second-generation Chinese Canadian woman. Once I began to accept these feelings and embrace them as part of the human experience, I was able to embark on a (life-long) journey of healing. When I discovered firsthand how transformative therapy can be, I realized I wanted to work with other individuals in assisting them with their journeys.
(437) 747-2912 View (437) 747-2912
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Kristy White
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, BEd, DIP
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4L  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
We all want to be more balanced, more present, and to feel empowered as we move through this world. However, people often experience blockages such as depression and anxiety due to traumas and conscious or unconscious fears about their own worth, inner wisdom, and ability to pursue their own path. My purpose in working with you is to help you find meaning in your pain, heal, feel into your purpose, develop deep self love, find depth in your joy, manifest your highest good, and reflect the sparkling light of who you are back out into the world.
We all want to be more balanced, more present, and to feel empowered as we move through this world. However, people often experience blockages such as depression and anxiety due to traumas and conscious or unconscious fears about their own worth, inner wisdom, and ability to pursue their own path. My purpose in working with you is to help you find meaning in your pain, heal, feel into your purpose, develop deep self love, find depth in your joy, manifest your highest good, and reflect the sparkling light of who you are back out into the world.
(647) 558-9883 View (647) 558-9883
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Lauren Bulckaert
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4M
My over 20 years of experience in mental health and substance use and settings informs my work. I work with people impacted by their mental health, specifically anxiety, depression, ADHD and people who hear voices. I also support people to better their understanding of substance use in their life through harm reduction. With my extensive front-line social work experience, I support front-line workers navigating grief, loss and burnout. Finally, as someone from the 2SLGBTQ community who is non-binary and queer, I can support and bring lived experiences to the topics of coming out and navigating a gender journey.
My over 20 years of experience in mental health and substance use and settings informs my work. I work with people impacted by their mental health, specifically anxiety, depression, ADHD and people who hear voices. I also support people to better their understanding of substance use in their life through harm reduction. With my extensive front-line social work experience, I support front-line workers navigating grief, loss and burnout. Finally, as someone from the 2SLGBTQ community who is non-binary and queer, I can support and bring lived experiences to the topics of coming out and navigating a gender journey.
(647) 492-4270 View (647) 492-4270
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Dharini Woollcombe
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4M
It is my privilege, as a therapist, to join you as you seek a deeper understanding of who you are, and discover what you need to experience a sense of wholeness. Our journey will focus on creating the internal and external space for you to uncover old patterns and reach for new desires.
It is my privilege, as a therapist, to join you as you seek a deeper understanding of who you are, and discover what you need to experience a sense of wholeness. Our journey will focus on creating the internal and external space for you to uncover old patterns and reach for new desires.
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Brian Baumal
CRPO
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4M
I lost 100lbs and currently kept it off for eight years (I started August 15, 2012). I remember at my heaviest weight, I wanted to talk to someone who had been there, done that & understood I so badly wanted to change and my frustration at not changing. I wanted someone who could quiet my mind when it worried about my weight and help me gain control of my body and life. I know what it's like to start losing weight, only to abandon the effort shortly thereafter. If you repeat that pattern and put your health and quality of life at risk, then you likely feel that there are issues that need to be addressed psychologically - I can help!
I lost 100lbs and currently kept it off for eight years (I started August 15, 2012). I remember at my heaviest weight, I wanted to talk to someone who had been there, done that & understood I so badly wanted to change and my frustration at not changing. I wanted someone who could quiet my mind when it worried about my weight and help me gain control of my body and life. I know what it's like to start losing weight, only to abandon the effort shortly thereafter. If you repeat that pattern and put your health and quality of life at risk, then you likely feel that there are issues that need to be addressed psychologically - I can help!
(289) 206-8621 View (289) 206-8621
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Rachel Jessome
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4M
“My therapist just gets me”… is exactly what wellbe social worker and therapist, Rachel strives to hear from her patients after every session. Rachel believes having a genuine connection to her clients is the most important part to any therapeutic relationship. Equipped with a Master’s degree in Social Work and specializing in children, teens, and their families, Rachel has supported patients from diverse walks of life and in various settings including schools, shelters, and children’s mental health agencies.
“My therapist just gets me”… is exactly what wellbe social worker and therapist, Rachel strives to hear from her patients after every session. Rachel believes having a genuine connection to her clients is the most important part to any therapeutic relationship. Equipped with a Master’s degree in Social Work and specializing in children, teens, and their families, Rachel has supported patients from diverse walks of life and in various settings including schools, shelters, and children’s mental health agencies.
(437) 371-8910 View (437) 371-8910
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Claudette Brown
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4L
I am a dedicated Social Worker with seven years of experience in the field, For me, cultural competency is an important part of all effective therapeutic relationships, and I am passionately committed to providing much-needed and deserved support services for Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities who have been under-served. As a Sex Educator, I am also dedicated to expanding knowledge and destigmatizing the taboo subject of sex education within communities. I also strive not only to meet the diverse needs of my clients but also to ensure that all clients are comfortable in therapy.
I am a dedicated Social Worker with seven years of experience in the field, For me, cultural competency is an important part of all effective therapeutic relationships, and I am passionately committed to providing much-needed and deserved support services for Black, Brown, and Indigenous communities who have been under-served. As a Sex Educator, I am also dedicated to expanding knowledge and destigmatizing the taboo subject of sex education within communities. I also strive not only to meet the diverse needs of my clients but also to ensure that all clients are comfortable in therapy.
(289) 210-5927 View (289) 210-5927
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Nicola Mansworth
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, disconnection and loneliness, and couples facing breakdowns in communication and conflict. In individual therapy, we explore the deep and often painful emotions that get in the way of feeling accepted, understood and truly engaged in one’s life and relationships, including exploring low self-esteem, self-criticism, and perfectionism. In couples therapy we uncover the negative cycle disrupting the relationship, helping to improve the connection and communication between partners. Family work offers parents new tools to connect with their loved one and repair ruptured bonds.
I work with clients experiencing depression, anxiety, disconnection and loneliness, and couples facing breakdowns in communication and conflict. In individual therapy, we explore the deep and often painful emotions that get in the way of feeling accepted, understood and truly engaged in one’s life and relationships, including exploring low self-esteem, self-criticism, and perfectionism. In couples therapy we uncover the negative cycle disrupting the relationship, helping to improve the connection and communication between partners. Family work offers parents new tools to connect with their loved one and repair ruptured bonds.
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Nicholas Maraj
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4L
My practice specializes in helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and stress. As a counsellor my approach to therapy is holistic. I strive to take into consideration all aspects of an individual's life. My practice offers a range of services including specialized CBT programs for Anxiety and Depression, Mindfulness training, and Coaching services for stress management. In order to be client centered, I am now offering secure online sessions via zoom for greater access and convenience.
My practice specializes in helping people who are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and stress. As a counsellor my approach to therapy is holistic. I strive to take into consideration all aspects of an individual's life. My practice offers a range of services including specialized CBT programs for Anxiety and Depression, Mindfulness training, and Coaching services for stress management. In order to be client centered, I am now offering secure online sessions via zoom for greater access and convenience.
(647) 933-3307 View (647) 933-3307
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Andrea Faveri
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA, BEd
Verified Verified
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4L
I know that making a decision to start therapy isn't easy. It can be anxiety-inducing, whether you are new to the process or experienced. I understand that and will work with you at your own pace. It is also important that you feel a sense of connection with your therapist, and that you feel seen, understood, and valued. As we work together, we will build a safe therapeutic relationship for you to explore your patterns in relationship with others, and with yourself. I will listen with curiosity and compassion to your stories- the ones that are causing discomfort or pain in your life and the ones that bring you happiness.
I know that making a decision to start therapy isn't easy. It can be anxiety-inducing, whether you are new to the process or experienced. I understand that and will work with you at your own pace. It is also important that you feel a sense of connection with your therapist, and that you feel seen, understood, and valued. As we work together, we will build a safe therapeutic relationship for you to explore your patterns in relationship with others, and with yourself. I will listen with curiosity and compassion to your stories- the ones that are causing discomfort or pain in your life and the ones that bring you happiness.
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Melody Liang
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Leslieville, Toronto, ON M4M  (Online Only)
Accepting New Clients-Life is full of unpredictable challenges and messy moments. You get entangled in your past and in worrisome thoughts about the future. When you’re faced with roadblocks, sometimes you try to sweep them under the rug until you can no longer manage anymore.
Accepting New Clients-Life is full of unpredictable challenges and messy moments. You get entangled in your past and in worrisome thoughts about the future. When you’re faced with roadblocks, sometimes you try to sweep them under the rug until you can no longer manage anymore.
(437) 500-6493 View (437) 500-6493

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Leslieville, Toronto, ON

100+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Leslieville, Toronto, ON who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
80% Stress
74% Coping Skills
73% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

58% Green Shield Canada
58% SunLife
58% Manulife

How Counsellors in Leslieville, Toronto, ON see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
11% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Leslieville, 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.