Therapists in Yorkville, Toronto, ON

Photo of Alessia Esposito, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Yorkville, Toronto, ON
Alessia Esposito
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BASc, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
How do you find hope? You are truly strong and resilient, and your kindness shines through as you strive to be there for the people who matter most to you. However, this dedication to others can sometimes lead to neglecting your own needs. Always being the support for everyone else can take a toll on you, and it might seem like there's no one there to support you in return. The weight of the world might feel heavy on your shoulders, leaving you with a sense of being misunderstood, anxious, and overwhelmed.
How do you find hope? You are truly strong and resilient, and your kindness shines through as you strive to be there for the people who matter most to you. However, this dedication to others can sometimes lead to neglecting your own needs. Always being the support for everyone else can take a toll on you, and it might seem like there's no one there to support you in return. The weight of the world might feel heavy on your shoulders, leaving you with a sense of being misunderstood, anxious, and overwhelmed.
(437) 800-2852 View (437) 800-2852
Photo of Lih-yea Guo, Psychologist in Yorkville, Toronto, ON
Lih-yea Guo
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M4W
Are you feeling alone, struggling with your thoughts, fears, and unhappiness? Trying to ignore your emotional pain, feeling little control over your life, relationships, or career? I am a Canadian-trained, qualified, culturally- sensitive Psychologist with many years of experience helping people overcome similar difficulties. Every challenging situation also presents possibilities for taking better charge of your circumstances and feeling better about yourself. I rely on scientifically valid approaches and recognized assessment tools and can help you to develop a personal, practical and effective plan to address your unique situation and needs.
Are you feeling alone, struggling with your thoughts, fears, and unhappiness? Trying to ignore your emotional pain, feeling little control over your life, relationships, or career? I am a Canadian-trained, qualified, culturally- sensitive Psychologist with many years of experience helping people overcome similar difficulties. Every challenging situation also presents possibilities for taking better charge of your circumstances and feeling better about yourself. I rely on scientifically valid approaches and recognized assessment tools and can help you to develop a personal, practical and effective plan to address your unique situation and needs.
(647) 933-9743 View (647) 933-9743
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Dr. Genevieve Vrana - Centre For Psychology And Emotional Health
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R
Waitlist for new clients
I provide clients with a safe space to explore their emotions, so that they can heal from past wounds, become more self-accepting, and make meaningful changes in their lives. Clients can always count on my warm, empathic, and non-judgmental manner, which leaves them feeling understood and supported. I am passionate about helping people struggling with a range of concerns including depression, low self-esteem, grief, anxiety, worry, childhood and adult traumatic experiences, overwhelming emotions, stress, life transitions, relationship difficulties, life satisfaction, and challenges associated with living with a health condition.
I provide clients with a safe space to explore their emotions, so that they can heal from past wounds, become more self-accepting, and make meaningful changes in their lives. Clients can always count on my warm, empathic, and non-judgmental manner, which leaves them feeling understood and supported. I am passionate about helping people struggling with a range of concerns including depression, low self-esteem, grief, anxiety, worry, childhood and adult traumatic experiences, overwhelming emotions, stress, life transitions, relationship difficulties, life satisfaction, and challenges associated with living with a health condition.
(647) 370-9456 View (647) 370-9456
Photo of Chris Pankewich, Registered Psychotherapist in Yorkville, Toronto, ON
Chris Pankewich
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M4W
At the core of my work with clients we seek to explore your unique responses to three fundamental questions; What direction do I want/need to shift my life towards? What actions can I start taking to make this a reality? What may be getting in the way of achieving this? Individual therapy provides a space for us to slow down and make space to deepen our connection with these questions and evaluate what change is required. This is done by thoroughly unpacking and organizing the jumble of thoughts, emotions, sensations, and narratives that can distract or get in the way and then learning how to take actions that reflect our values.
At the core of my work with clients we seek to explore your unique responses to three fundamental questions; What direction do I want/need to shift my life towards? What actions can I start taking to make this a reality? What may be getting in the way of achieving this? Individual therapy provides a space for us to slow down and make space to deepen our connection with these questions and evaluate what change is required. This is done by thoroughly unpacking and organizing the jumble of thoughts, emotions, sensations, and narratives that can distract or get in the way and then learning how to take actions that reflect our values.
(437) 747-7803 View (437) 747-7803
Photo of Arvis Zohoor, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Yorkville, Toronto, ON
Arvis Zohoor
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA(Hon), M Psy
Verified Verified
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
How do you find hope? You're an incredibly self-aware and open individual, constantly striving to be your best self. However, it's clear that self-doubt and self-criticism can be challenging obstacles for you at times. You might feel overwhelmed, despite your best efforts, weighed down by negative thoughts, recurring patterns, and past wounds. You've been trying to make changes, but it seems like you're at a standstill, unsure of how to move forward.
How do you find hope? You're an incredibly self-aware and open individual, constantly striving to be your best self. However, it's clear that self-doubt and self-criticism can be challenging obstacles for you at times. You might feel overwhelmed, despite your best efforts, weighed down by negative thoughts, recurring patterns, and past wounds. You've been trying to make changes, but it seems like you're at a standstill, unsure of how to move forward.
(437) 747-4837 View (437) 747-4837
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Lisa Bayne
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R
As beautiful as life is, it is not always easy and can make feel as though you are going through the motions just to make it through the day. With over 15 years as a senior corporate leader, experiencing burnout several times, I decided to embark on this journey to support and educate people seeking guidance to improve their mental, recover from exhaustion, and sustain a healthy lifestyle. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and MA in Counseling Psychology student under clinical supervision, I will follow your lead. Together we will use a range of modalities to get you on track to living your best life.
As beautiful as life is, it is not always easy and can make feel as though you are going through the motions just to make it through the day. With over 15 years as a senior corporate leader, experiencing burnout several times, I decided to embark on this journey to support and educate people seeking guidance to improve their mental, recover from exhaustion, and sustain a healthy lifestyle. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and MA in Counseling Psychology student under clinical supervision, I will follow your lead. Together we will use a range of modalities to get you on track to living your best life.
(437) 747-6968 View (437) 747-6968
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Dr. Amanda Tobe
Psychologist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
I am the founder of Amanda Tobe & Associates, a group practice that offers career-focused psychological services. I am a licensed industrial-organizational psychologist based in Toronto. I am passionate about helping people build fulfilling careers, helping people love the work they do and perform their best. The types of goals and challenges I support includes: performance anxiety (incl. speech anxiety), career search support, workplace stress, work-life balance, effective communication (incl. assertiveness, EQ) and performance optimization. I worked 5+ years in talent management and career development prior to pursuing my license.
I am the founder of Amanda Tobe & Associates, a group practice that offers career-focused psychological services. I am a licensed industrial-organizational psychologist based in Toronto. I am passionate about helping people build fulfilling careers, helping people love the work they do and perform their best. The types of goals and challenges I support includes: performance anxiety (incl. speech anxiety), career search support, workplace stress, work-life balance, effective communication (incl. assertiveness, EQ) and performance optimization. I worked 5+ years in talent management and career development prior to pursuing my license.
(647) 493-0250 View (647) 493-0250
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Pamela Percy
Psychologist, PhD, C, Psych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
Practicing as an integrative psychologist at the Centre for Psychology and Emotional Health, I incorporate understandings of human emotional, psychological, social, and biological development with findings from current research in neuroscience, post-traumatic growth, and attachment. I utilize evidence-based treatment approaches to help people address their concerns and develop their authentic, unique selves. I am also experienced in the assessment and treatment of individuals suffering the effects of psychological trauma that may be debilitating.
Practicing as an integrative psychologist at the Centre for Psychology and Emotional Health, I incorporate understandings of human emotional, psychological, social, and biological development with findings from current research in neuroscience, post-traumatic growth, and attachment. I utilize evidence-based treatment approaches to help people address their concerns and develop their authentic, unique selves. I am also experienced in the assessment and treatment of individuals suffering the effects of psychological trauma that may be debilitating.
(647) 360-5821 View (647) 360-5821
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Lola Blue Douglas
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R
Real hardships exist, and there are reasons to feel defeated. However, amidst this, there is also beauty. Whether you are grappling with challenging thoughts, feelings, transitions, or simply need someone to talk to, I am here to offer support and understanding. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and MA in Counseling Psychology student under clinical supervision, my aim is to create a safe, accessible, and non-judgmental space where we can collaborate to help you align with your values, needs, and goals; exploring your story at a pace that feels right for you.
Real hardships exist, and there are reasons to feel defeated. However, amidst this, there is also beauty. Whether you are grappling with challenging thoughts, feelings, transitions, or simply need someone to talk to, I am here to offer support and understanding. As a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) and MA in Counseling Psychology student under clinical supervision, my aim is to create a safe, accessible, and non-judgmental space where we can collaborate to help you align with your values, needs, and goals; exploring your story at a pace that feels right for you.
(647) 691-0479 View (647) 691-0479
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Katherine Schmidt
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
How to find hope? How do you heal the ache you feel inside? If you are feeling STUCK, engaging in therapy can help you get moving again! Life can be exhausting and UNFAIR. Sometimes we feel stressed and we don’t know how to HANDLE it. Maybe you are stuck at your wits-end, and looking for a way forward. I use a non-judgemental, collaborative, person-centered approach that puts you in the driver’s seat. I am caring and authentic, and I strive to provide a space where you feel safe and comfortable.
How to find hope? How do you heal the ache you feel inside? If you are feeling STUCK, engaging in therapy can help you get moving again! Life can be exhausting and UNFAIR. Sometimes we feel stressed and we don’t know how to HANDLE it. Maybe you are stuck at your wits-end, and looking for a way forward. I use a non-judgemental, collaborative, person-centered approach that puts you in the driver’s seat. I am caring and authentic, and I strive to provide a space where you feel safe and comfortable.
(647) 696-7936 View (647) 696-7936
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Mira Dineen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
"No matter how much I achieve, I never feel good enough. I brush off all my accomplishments as accidents. I keep thinking, 'Once I get to THAT point in my life or career, I’ll feel better' - but I never do." Sound familiar? I specialize in supporting women navigating stress, perfectionism, plus the daunting task of 'figuring it all out'. Therapy can create space for confidence, clarity, self-worth, and genuine fulfillment.
"No matter how much I achieve, I never feel good enough. I brush off all my accomplishments as accidents. I keep thinking, 'Once I get to THAT point in my life or career, I’ll feel better' - but I never do." Sound familiar? I specialize in supporting women navigating stress, perfectionism, plus the daunting task of 'figuring it all out'. Therapy can create space for confidence, clarity, self-worth, and genuine fulfillment.
(647) 424-1014 View (647) 424-1014
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Noga Lutzky-Cohen - Centre For Psychology And Emotional Health
Psychological Associate, MA, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R
Noga values the importance of the therapeutic relationship as the foundation from which empowerment and positive change grow. She emphasizes creating a safe, non-judgmental, collaborative environment to help clients address their concerns and goals. She helps clients with their pain and suffering as well as deepen their personal growth and improve their emotional well-being.
Noga values the importance of the therapeutic relationship as the foundation from which empowerment and positive change grow. She emphasizes creating a safe, non-judgmental, collaborative environment to help clients address their concerns and goals. She helps clients with their pain and suffering as well as deepen their personal growth and improve their emotional well-being.
(437) 291-8191 View (437) 291-8191
Photo of Cathlin Martin, Registered Social Worker in Yorkville, Toronto, ON
Cathlin Martin
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R  (Online Only)
Your life is ahead of you! You have plans and dreams. You desire close relationships, being authentic and confident in any situation. — But you find yourself stuck, blocked from reaching your goals. You now face challenges, steep learning curves, and feel defeated and alone. Your circumstances are not in alignment with your goals and values! It's okay. We've all been there. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. My role is simple, I will work with you as a guide toward achieving your goals, uncovering patterns, reframing unhelpful thinking and providing you with tools and resources to empower you to live the life of your dreams.
Your life is ahead of you! You have plans and dreams. You desire close relationships, being authentic and confident in any situation. — But you find yourself stuck, blocked from reaching your goals. You now face challenges, steep learning curves, and feel defeated and alone. Your circumstances are not in alignment with your goals and values! It's okay. We've all been there. There is a light at the end of the tunnel. My role is simple, I will work with you as a guide toward achieving your goals, uncovering patterns, reframing unhelpful thinking and providing you with tools and resources to empower you to live the life of your dreams.
(647) 694-3466 View (647) 694-3466
Photo of Annabelle Torsein, Psychologist in Yorkville, Toronto, ON
Annabelle Torsein
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M4W
Annabelle strives to create a safe, non-judgmental environment, where she and her client can work together collaboratively to establish the client’s specific treatment goals. She approaches sessions with emotional attunement and empathy, which she considers to be very important for understanding the client’s journey. She uses evidenced-based therapies within the context of client-centered care. She is trained in delivering individual and group-based interventions in the following modalities, cognitive-behavioural therapy, CBT for insomnia, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and mindfulness.
Annabelle strives to create a safe, non-judgmental environment, where she and her client can work together collaboratively to establish the client’s specific treatment goals. She approaches sessions with emotional attunement and empathy, which she considers to be very important for understanding the client’s journey. She uses evidenced-based therapies within the context of client-centered care. She is trained in delivering individual and group-based interventions in the following modalities, cognitive-behavioural therapy, CBT for insomnia, acceptance and commitment therapy, dialectical behavioural therapy, and mindfulness.
(647) 955-5459 View (647) 955-5459
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Jaya Sukul
Pre-Licensed Professional, PhD, MA, BA
Verified Verified
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M4W  (Online Only)
Hi! I'm Dr. Jaya Sukul, Ph.D., and I like to call myself a behavioural enthusiast! My expertise lies where psychology meets personal growth and relationship harmony. I specialize in emerging adult individual therapy, relationship counselling and corporate and professional coaching. I am an internationally seasoned psychologist and have begun the process of registration in Ontario under the supervision of Dr. Tatijana Busic, PhD., C. Psych. At the heart of my practice lies a passion for understanding the complexities of human behaviour and guiding people towards meaningful change.
Hi! I'm Dr. Jaya Sukul, Ph.D., and I like to call myself a behavioural enthusiast! My expertise lies where psychology meets personal growth and relationship harmony. I specialize in emerging adult individual therapy, relationship counselling and corporate and professional coaching. I am an internationally seasoned psychologist and have begun the process of registration in Ontario under the supervision of Dr. Tatijana Busic, PhD., C. Psych. At the heart of my practice lies a passion for understanding the complexities of human behaviour and guiding people towards meaningful change.
(437) 747-5332 View (437) 747-5332
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Michael Gowland
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R
How to find hope? If you are feeling stuck, engaging in therapy can help you get moving again. You are seeking CHANGE. You feel stuck or you are sliding into habits that cause pain and suffering. Insecurity and conflict are things you are experiencing more than you want to. You may have turned to substances to numb the pain. It takes courage to seek support. Healing begins in the presence of someone who cares and tries to understand your journey. I can offer you that support.
How to find hope? If you are feeling stuck, engaging in therapy can help you get moving again. You are seeking CHANGE. You feel stuck or you are sliding into habits that cause pain and suffering. Insecurity and conflict are things you are experiencing more than you want to. You may have turned to substances to numb the pain. It takes courage to seek support. Healing begins in the presence of someone who cares and tries to understand your journey. I can offer you that support.
(289) 302-6667 View (289) 302-6667
Photo of Anne Pepper, Registered Psychotherapist in Yorkville, Toronto, ON
Anne Pepper
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M4W  (Online Only)
Our emotions and body sensations offer us important insights into what is working or not in our lives. Paying attention to our thought patterns and the messages we receive from our body/mind helps us to direct our lives to increasing happiness, calm, and fulfillment. It can be difficult to do this on our own, especially at times of feeling a loss of control or intense distress and confusion. A therapist can be a healing mirror and the relationship can provide a safe connection in order to explore life issues together.
Our emotions and body sensations offer us important insights into what is working or not in our lives. Paying attention to our thought patterns and the messages we receive from our body/mind helps us to direct our lives to increasing happiness, calm, and fulfillment. It can be difficult to do this on our own, especially at times of feeling a loss of control or intense distress and confusion. A therapist can be a healing mirror and the relationship can provide a safe connection in order to explore life issues together.
(647) 370-9074 View (647) 370-9074
Photo of Lianne Trachtenberg, Psychologist in Yorkville, Toronto, ON
Lianne Trachtenberg
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M5R
I am a registered Clinical and Health Psychologist at the Centre for Psychology and Emotional Health. I received my PhD at the University of Toronto and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University Health Network (UHN) in cancer survivorship. I have a special interest in supporting men and women facing challenges coping with a life-threatening illness. I am compassionate, caring and available. I am dedicated to building upon my clients' strengths, while empowering them to make meaningful change. I approach psychotherapy as a collaborative partnership in which we work together to achieve your life goals.
I am a registered Clinical and Health Psychologist at the Centre for Psychology and Emotional Health. I received my PhD at the University of Toronto and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University Health Network (UHN) in cancer survivorship. I have a special interest in supporting men and women facing challenges coping with a life-threatening illness. I am compassionate, caring and available. I am dedicated to building upon my clients' strengths, while empowering them to make meaningful change. I approach psychotherapy as a collaborative partnership in which we work together to achieve your life goals.
(647) 496-4251 View (647) 496-4251
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Reyhane Namdari
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, ATR
Verified Verified
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M4W
Are you trying to take control of your emotions, unhealthy habits,or negative thoughts? Are you trying to improve your interpersonal skills, romantic or professional relationships,or seeking personal growth? Are you simply in need to talking about your life, decisions, and future plan? If yes, then you may want to try setting an appointment to tackle these issues. If you feel stuck in any aspect of your life, therapy can be helpful. Me and my colleagues at Therapedia Centre offer psychotherapy services in Farsi, Mandarine, and Portuguese in addition to English.Email us via this page to find out about our availability and expertise.
Are you trying to take control of your emotions, unhealthy habits,or negative thoughts? Are you trying to improve your interpersonal skills, romantic or professional relationships,or seeking personal growth? Are you simply in need to talking about your life, decisions, and future plan? If yes, then you may want to try setting an appointment to tackle these issues. If you feel stuck in any aspect of your life, therapy can be helpful. Me and my colleagues at Therapedia Centre offer psychotherapy services in Farsi, Mandarine, and Portuguese in addition to English.Email us via this page to find out about our availability and expertise.
(647) 493-1755 View (647) 493-1755
Photo of Rafeya Shami, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Yorkville, Toronto, ON
Rafeya Shami
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Yorkville, Toronto, ON M2M  (Online Only)
Hello everyone! I am Rafeya and my journey in the field of psychotherapy began with a deep-rooted passion for understanding the human mind and the intricacies of human behavior. Central to my therapeutic approach is creating a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe that a strong therapeutic alliance is essential for the healing process, and I work collaboratively with my clients to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their unique needs and goals.
Hello everyone! I am Rafeya and my journey in the field of psychotherapy began with a deep-rooted passion for understanding the human mind and the intricacies of human behavior. Central to my therapeutic approach is creating a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their thoughts and feelings. I believe that a strong therapeutic alliance is essential for the healing process, and I work collaboratively with my clients to develop a personalized treatment plan tailored to their unique needs and goals.
(437) 292-3785 View (437) 292-3785

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Number of Counsellors in Yorkville, Toronto, ON

200+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Yorkville, Toronto, ON who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
92% Depression
85% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
83% Stress
74% Trauma and PTSD
73% Grief

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

84% Canada Life | Great-West Life
80% Green Shield Canada
77% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Yorkville, Toronto, ON see their clients

53% In Person and Online
47% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
21% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Yorkville, 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.