Therapists in West Toronto, Toronto, ON

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Anna Levin
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified Verified
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
I work with adults with a variety of treatment goals, and I have extensive training and experience in evidence-based therapy for all kinds of anxiety disorders, especially OCD. I also provide treatment for improving mood, coping with trauma, changing problem habits, managing health conditions and pain, and improving relationships. Currently appointments are via secure online video conference, or phone. If you're a new patient interested in an appointment, or have questions, the fastest and best way to contact me is via my WEBSITE ocdtoronto.com, this Psychology Today profile, or via EMAIL at dr.anna.levin at gmail.com.
I work with adults with a variety of treatment goals, and I have extensive training and experience in evidence-based therapy for all kinds of anxiety disorders, especially OCD. I also provide treatment for improving mood, coping with trauma, changing problem habits, managing health conditions and pain, and improving relationships. Currently appointments are via secure online video conference, or phone. If you're a new patient interested in an appointment, or have questions, the fastest and best way to contact me is via my WEBSITE ocdtoronto.com, this Psychology Today profile, or via EMAIL at dr.anna.levin at gmail.com.
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Photo of Yasamin Karimi Psy.d. (C), Registered Psychotherapist in West Toronto, Toronto, ON
Yasamin Karimi Psy.d. (C)
Registered Psychotherapist, PsyD(c), MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with 14 years of experience with a wide variety of clients. As far as I remember, nothing has ever fascinated me more than humans; their interactions; their mentality and how they grasp the universe. I knew far too young what I was made to do and am thrilled to be in the very profession I can see myself in for the rest of my life.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with 14 years of experience with a wide variety of clients. As far as I remember, nothing has ever fascinated me more than humans; their interactions; their mentality and how they grasp the universe. I knew far too young what I was made to do and am thrilled to be in the very profession I can see myself in for the rest of my life.
(647) 559-1646 View (647) 559-1646
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Anastasia Assuras
Registered Psychotherapist, MCP, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
It takes courage to be vulnerable and it can be uncomfortable to discuss your difficulties with a therapist. Whether you are dealing with overwhelming emotions, a new experience, or seeking meaningful change, I would be happy to help. As a psychotherapist, my goal is to create a warm and supportive atmosphere so that we can explore new insights in an open and non-judgmental space. Regardless of your reasons for coming to therapy, it is important for me that we work together to determine your goals and priorities. I offer evidence-based therapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
It takes courage to be vulnerable and it can be uncomfortable to discuss your difficulties with a therapist. Whether you are dealing with overwhelming emotions, a new experience, or seeking meaningful change, I would be happy to help. As a psychotherapist, my goal is to create a warm and supportive atmosphere so that we can explore new insights in an open and non-judgmental space. Regardless of your reasons for coming to therapy, it is important for me that we work together to determine your goals and priorities. I offer evidence-based therapy to adolescents, adults, couples, and families.
(647) 952-1962 View (647) 952-1962
Photo of Oona Fraser, Registered Psychotherapist in West Toronto, Toronto, ON
Oona Fraser
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6R
Mindfulness teaches us how to relate to ourselves with kindness. I understand how the struggle to avoid or control difficult experiences can leave you feeling like your own worst enemy. Mindfulness is a different strategy. It's about learning to feel at home in our own bodies and our minds - even in times of trouble. My work is grounded in my own personal practice: a 20 year meditator with 14 years as a mindfulness educator, I'm a graduate of a Buddhist seminary with a master's degree in Counselling psychology and specialized training in working with trauma and abuse.
Mindfulness teaches us how to relate to ourselves with kindness. I understand how the struggle to avoid or control difficult experiences can leave you feeling like your own worst enemy. Mindfulness is a different strategy. It's about learning to feel at home in our own bodies and our minds - even in times of trouble. My work is grounded in my own personal practice: a 20 year meditator with 14 years as a mindfulness educator, I'm a graduate of a Buddhist seminary with a master's degree in Counselling psychology and specialized training in working with trauma and abuse.
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Tsa Alexander
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MEd, BSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6J
Through my own self-discovery journey, I’ve learned that we control our actions and reactions in every situation. I believe we have the power to influence our lives in the direction we want, sometimes we just need a little extra support along the way. I operate from a solution-focused, client-centred framework.
Through my own self-discovery journey, I’ve learned that we control our actions and reactions in every situation. I believe we have the power to influence our lives in the direction we want, sometimes we just need a little extra support along the way. I operate from a solution-focused, client-centred framework.
(437) 747-7191 View (437) 747-7191
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Teresa Marin
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6R
In my sessions I follow your emotions to discover what is most important to you and identify what might be missing or keeping things stuck. I then help you to clarify your goals and progress toward them. My style is warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental, and I approach each of my clients and their concerns with curiosity, thoughtfulness, and respect. I provide in-person and virtual individualized treatment by drawing from different therapeutic approaches, including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness.
In my sessions I follow your emotions to discover what is most important to you and identify what might be missing or keeping things stuck. I then help you to clarify your goals and progress toward them. My style is warm, collaborative, and non-judgmental, and I approach each of my clients and their concerns with curiosity, thoughtfulness, and respect. I provide in-person and virtual individualized treatment by drawing from different therapeutic approaches, including Emotion-Focused Therapy, Dialectical Behaviour Therapy, and Mindfulness.
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Photo of Adam Hirji Nowaczynski, Pre-Licensed Professional in West Toronto, Toronto, ON
Adam Hirji Nowaczynski
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6P
Are you struggling to experience, express, and make sense of difficult emotions? Are you feeling lonely, overwhelmed, or numb and unable to experience sadness or joy? Perhaps you feel stuck, unfulfilled, or lack direction and purpose? Hello, my name is Adam, and I am a multiracial man of South Asian and European ancestry. I specialize in addressing mental health issues relating to men and masculinity, and I work with clients of all genders. I practice relational therapy, grounded in Anti-Oppressive Practice. I am also a musician, and I welcome any creative or artistic expressions that clients wish to bring into the therapy.
Are you struggling to experience, express, and make sense of difficult emotions? Are you feeling lonely, overwhelmed, or numb and unable to experience sadness or joy? Perhaps you feel stuck, unfulfilled, or lack direction and purpose? Hello, my name is Adam, and I am a multiracial man of South Asian and European ancestry. I specialize in addressing mental health issues relating to men and masculinity, and I work with clients of all genders. I practice relational therapy, grounded in Anti-Oppressive Practice. I am also a musician, and I welcome any creative or artistic expressions that clients wish to bring into the therapy.
(437) 747-6037 View (437) 747-6037
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Tiffany Chinapen
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RCAT, MSc, BA, CYT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6S
As a psychotherapist, I value growth, resiliency and creativity. I strive to support my clients with their inner growth, feeling grounded and reconnecting with themselves through the use of creative art-making. I believe everyone should be encouraged to have creative tools for self-reflecting, self-regulating and self-expression. I approach my understanding of clients from an individual perspective informed by their social and cultural contexts. I work from a psychodynamic and reflexive point of view and incorporate a strength-based approach into my practice.
As a psychotherapist, I value growth, resiliency and creativity. I strive to support my clients with their inner growth, feeling grounded and reconnecting with themselves through the use of creative art-making. I believe everyone should be encouraged to have creative tools for self-reflecting, self-regulating and self-expression. I approach my understanding of clients from an individual perspective informed by their social and cultural contexts. I work from a psychodynamic and reflexive point of view and incorporate a strength-based approach into my practice.
(289) 804-6141 View (289) 804-6141
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Luigi Garde
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBA, RPQ
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
When getting out of bed in the morning feels challenging, I aim to hear your story and understand the root source of your shadows. I will be here to provide guidance and clarity, for you to pursue this journey with yourself safely. Through 30 years of Martial Arts training, I have learned to understand the resilience of the mind, overcoming internal challenges with a dynamic energy, solid foundations, and self-initiated structure. Together, we can navigate through different mental environments, and learn to adapt to the various situations that life presents.
When getting out of bed in the morning feels challenging, I aim to hear your story and understand the root source of your shadows. I will be here to provide guidance and clarity, for you to pursue this journey with yourself safely. Through 30 years of Martial Arts training, I have learned to understand the resilience of the mind, overcoming internal challenges with a dynamic energy, solid foundations, and self-initiated structure. Together, we can navigate through different mental environments, and learn to adapt to the various situations that life presents.
(905) 287-4514 View (905) 287-4514
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Lina Berrada
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6R
In therapy, you have the opportunity to hit the pause button on life for a moment. During this time it’s all about you—your thoughts, struggles and dreams. It’s a space where you can be fully accepted without judgment, just as you are. As your therapist, my focus is on listening to you with empathy, curiosity and compassion. I’m here to help you uncover more about yourself and move towards what is meaningful to you. I work in English and French with diverse clients facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, life transitions and self-esteem concerns.
In therapy, you have the opportunity to hit the pause button on life for a moment. During this time it’s all about you—your thoughts, struggles and dreams. It’s a space where you can be fully accepted without judgment, just as you are. As your therapist, my focus is on listening to you with empathy, curiosity and compassion. I’m here to help you uncover more about yourself and move towards what is meaningful to you. I work in English and French with diverse clients facing challenges such as anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, life transitions and self-esteem concerns.
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Photo of Megan Elliott, Registered Psychotherapist in West Toronto, Toronto, ON
Megan Elliott
Registered Psychotherapist, RN, MEd
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6G
Are you feeling stuck, alone, overwhelmed, lost or yearning for more meaning in life? I believe therapy offers a unique opportunity for inner exploration to gain insight into your thoughts, emotions, relationship dynamics, past experiences and cultural contexts that have impacted your current struggles. Through our work together I will support you in developing more balanced perspectives, relating to yourself with more compassion, learning flexible ways of coping, building connection, and empowerment to move towards the life you desire.
Are you feeling stuck, alone, overwhelmed, lost or yearning for more meaning in life? I believe therapy offers a unique opportunity for inner exploration to gain insight into your thoughts, emotions, relationship dynamics, past experiences and cultural contexts that have impacted your current struggles. Through our work together I will support you in developing more balanced perspectives, relating to yourself with more compassion, learning flexible ways of coping, building connection, and empowerment to move towards the life you desire.
(289) 814-9945 View (289) 814-9945
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Caley Bell-Pasht
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), DC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6S
My mission is to help people manage chronic pain by helping them to understand and address the psychological, behavioral and social aspects of their pain experience. I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) who specializes in the management of chronic pain. I am also a trained chiropractor with over 13 years of clinical, hands-on experience.
My mission is to help people manage chronic pain by helping them to understand and address the psychological, behavioral and social aspects of their pain experience. I am a registered psychotherapist (qualifying) who specializes in the management of chronic pain. I am also a trained chiropractor with over 13 years of clinical, hands-on experience.
(437) 292-3687 View (437) 292-3687
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Jordan Topp
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, LLB, AccFM
Verified Verified
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Facing a major loss challenges us to our core. We can be left feeling overwhelmed and alone, full of grief, sadness, anger or fear. I will walk alongside you on your journey through grief. Together we can rediscover how to enjoy life again, grow your reserves and resilience. By being with and experiencing our grief - be it a death, miscarriage, infertility, aging, separation/divorce - we can ultimately find joy and appreciation for our lives and relationships again.
Facing a major loss challenges us to our core. We can be left feeling overwhelmed and alone, full of grief, sadness, anger or fear. I will walk alongside you on your journey through grief. Together we can rediscover how to enjoy life again, grow your reserves and resilience. By being with and experiencing our grief - be it a death, miscarriage, infertility, aging, separation/divorce - we can ultimately find joy and appreciation for our lives and relationships again.
(647) 559-6801 View (647) 559-6801
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Joanna Gorres
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
8 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6P
Hey! I’m Joanna, or Jo, for short; pronouns she/they. I value authenticity, mutual respect, and self-agency, so I work collaboratively with my clients. I hold space for all persons, regardless of their race, gender, sexuality, religion, and intersectional identities, and I strive to do so in a compassionate, non-judgmental way.
Hey! I’m Joanna, or Jo, for short; pronouns she/they. I value authenticity, mutual respect, and self-agency, so I work collaboratively with my clients. I hold space for all persons, regardless of their race, gender, sexuality, religion, and intersectional identities, and I strive to do so in a compassionate, non-judgmental way.
(647) 692-3776 View (647) 692-3776
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Uzma Ahmed
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, BA, MSW
Verified Verified
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6H  (Online Only)
Uzma works from a holistic approach to help you meet your hopes and goals. She aims to honour your lived experiences and to understand how you make meaning of your own life. ​Uzma strives to incorporate transparency, authenticity and humour into therapy and hopes to create a space that is marked by collaboration, compassion and safety. Her practice is bound by a feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, harm reduction, trauma-informed framework; As a Canadian born, South Asian female, Uzma values the ways that structures and political categories such as race, class, gender and diaspora, intersect and shape our everyday lives.
Uzma works from a holistic approach to help you meet your hopes and goals. She aims to honour your lived experiences and to understand how you make meaning of your own life. ​Uzma strives to incorporate transparency, authenticity and humour into therapy and hopes to create a space that is marked by collaboration, compassion and safety. Her practice is bound by a feminist, anti-oppressive, anti-racist, harm reduction, trauma-informed framework; As a Canadian born, South Asian female, Uzma values the ways that structures and political categories such as race, class, gender and diaspora, intersect and shape our everyday lives.
(437) 747-3873 View (437) 747-3873
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Jill Marie Gilbert
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, dipTIRP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6H
I see individuals and couples in my practice. In both cases, the therapeutic relationship is a place in which you (or you and your partner) can feel understood and heard, and where you can know again that you matter. Therapy is at once simple - it provides you a space to talk about all the things you've been feeling and thinking; and yet it is also more - it is an experience of trust and of growth out of which transformation is indeed possible. Even in times when change seems impossible or out of reach, there is hope through the therapeutic connection.
I see individuals and couples in my practice. In both cases, the therapeutic relationship is a place in which you (or you and your partner) can feel understood and heard, and where you can know again that you matter. Therapy is at once simple - it provides you a space to talk about all the things you've been feeling and thinking; and yet it is also more - it is an experience of trust and of growth out of which transformation is indeed possible. Even in times when change seems impossible or out of reach, there is hope through the therapeutic connection.
(647) 492-4132 View (647) 492-4132
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Kevin McLaughlin
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6P  (Online Only)
I’m an individual, couples, and family therapist. I value authenticity, curiosity, a non-judgemental stance, warmth and compassion. These values are integral to the way I approach working with clients. I believe in creating a safe space where people of all backgrounds are welcome, and where clients feel seen, heard, valued, and supported. I work together with clients to capitalize on their inherent strengths and skills, and to cultivate greater feelings of connection, authenticity, understanding, curiosity, compassion, and mindfulness in their lives.
I’m an individual, couples, and family therapist. I value authenticity, curiosity, a non-judgemental stance, warmth and compassion. These values are integral to the way I approach working with clients. I believe in creating a safe space where people of all backgrounds are welcome, and where clients feel seen, heard, valued, and supported. I work together with clients to capitalize on their inherent strengths and skills, and to cultivate greater feelings of connection, authenticity, understanding, curiosity, compassion, and mindfulness in their lives.
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Jacob Damelin
Pre-Licensed Professional, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6S
When I meet a new client, my first goal is to get to know them as an individual. Each one of them is a unique human being, with a particular story, circumstance, and desired future. I want to know where the client is coming from, and meet them where they are. Once that narrative is understood, I can begin to address their concerns. I also want to get an understanding of their strengths, and how those abilities could help them in their healing. Knowing your skills and preferences will help determine the best approach.
When I meet a new client, my first goal is to get to know them as an individual. Each one of them is a unique human being, with a particular story, circumstance, and desired future. I want to know where the client is coming from, and meet them where they are. Once that narrative is understood, I can begin to address their concerns. I also want to get an understanding of their strengths, and how those abilities could help them in their healing. Knowing your skills and preferences will help determine the best approach.
(647) 249-7326 View (647) 249-7326
Photo of Priscilla Ocran, Registered Social Worker in West Toronto, Toronto, ON
Priscilla Ocran
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6K  (Online Only)
Everyone experiences points in their lives where they feel overwhelmed and lost. Everyday stressors and traumatic experiences make giving up seem like the best option. I am here to tell you that you are not alone. My name is Priscilla Ocran and I am a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I have my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto specializing in mental health. I have several years of experience supporting people with processing and working through difficult life challenges. I work in collaboration with you to help you reconnect with self and work towards your desired outcome.
Everyone experiences points in their lives where they feel overwhelmed and lost. Everyday stressors and traumatic experiences make giving up seem like the best option. I am here to tell you that you are not alone. My name is Priscilla Ocran and I am a Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist. I have my Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of Toronto specializing in mental health. I have several years of experience supporting people with processing and working through difficult life challenges. I work in collaboration with you to help you reconnect with self and work towards your desired outcome.
(437) 291-7664 View (437) 291-7664
Photo of Marta Leskiv, Registered Psychotherapist in West Toronto, Toronto, ON
Marta Leskiv
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
West Toronto, Toronto, ON M6R
Change can be scary, however, growth lies in discomfort. Leveraging a diverse set of techniques refined over years of clinical practice, I strive to uncover the underlying issues that may be influencing your overall wellbeing. Whether the problem feels small or big, old or new; I am open to bringing it into the room for closer observation and deeper discovery. Everyone has the capacity to change their lives. I recognize that we are each more than just our family, our relationships, our biology, or our circumstances, but also understand that our connection to each of these may profoundly impact our sense of wellbeing.
Change can be scary, however, growth lies in discomfort. Leveraging a diverse set of techniques refined over years of clinical practice, I strive to uncover the underlying issues that may be influencing your overall wellbeing. Whether the problem feels small or big, old or new; I am open to bringing it into the room for closer observation and deeper discovery. Everyone has the capacity to change their lives. I recognize that we are each more than just our family, our relationships, our biology, or our circumstances, but also understand that our connection to each of these may profoundly impact our sense of wellbeing.
(437) 600-9624 View (437) 600-9624

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Number of Counsellors in West Toronto, Toronto, ON

1,000+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in West Toronto, Toronto, ON who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
78% Stress
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Green Shield Canada
58% SunLife
55% Manulife

How Counsellors in West Toronto, Toronto, ON see their clients

51% In Person and Online
49% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
14% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in West Toronto, 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.