Therapists in Unionville, ON

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Nicole MacLeod
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBA, HBEd, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Unionville, ON L3R
Do you or does your child suffer with ADHD or are you concerned that they may have a learning/intellectual disability and are not sure what steps to take? Have you suffered trauma or abuse and are trying to cope? Do you feel anxious, depressed or lost and feel hopeless? Do you struggle with conflict resolution and interpersonal relationships? Are you interested in CBT, Mindfulness based approaches to therapy including meditation, breathing techniques and art therapy? If this sounds familiar, please reach out and feel confident that you will be seen and heard.
Do you or does your child suffer with ADHD or are you concerned that they may have a learning/intellectual disability and are not sure what steps to take? Have you suffered trauma or abuse and are trying to cope? Do you feel anxious, depressed or lost and feel hopeless? Do you struggle with conflict resolution and interpersonal relationships? Are you interested in CBT, Mindfulness based approaches to therapy including meditation, breathing techniques and art therapy? If this sounds familiar, please reach out and feel confident that you will be seen and heard.
(289) 724-3574 View (289) 724-3574
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Nicole Carson
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Unionville, ON L3R
Hello there! I am a registered Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I am passionate about brain health and helping individuals improve thinking challenges that may be associated with aging, brain injury, stroke, and other types of illnesses that affect the brain (e.g., Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, brain tumor, encephalitis, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia).
Hello there! I am a registered Clinical Psychologist and Neuropsychologist with the College of Psychologists of Ontario. I am passionate about brain health and helping individuals improve thinking challenges that may be associated with aging, brain injury, stroke, and other types of illnesses that affect the brain (e.g., Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, brain tumor, encephalitis, Mild Cognitive Impairment, Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia).
(289) 290-5256 View (289) 290-5256
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Jennifer Emanoilidis
Registered Social Worker, HBSc, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Unionville, ON L3R
Life can be difficult, unpredictable, and overwhelming at times. Therapy can assist with reestablishing and developing skills and resources to better manage and cope when facing life's challenges. I would like to help you to realize your personal goals through open communication and the establishment of a respectful therapeutic relationship. I strive to work with individuals to take full advantage of their own internal coping strategies towards achieving balance and improved quality of life. I provide psycho-educational support and supportive counselling to adolescents, adults and their families.
Life can be difficult, unpredictable, and overwhelming at times. Therapy can assist with reestablishing and developing skills and resources to better manage and cope when facing life's challenges. I would like to help you to realize your personal goals through open communication and the establishment of a respectful therapeutic relationship. I strive to work with individuals to take full advantage of their own internal coping strategies towards achieving balance and improved quality of life. I provide psycho-educational support and supportive counselling to adolescents, adults and their families.
(289) 799-3521 View (289) 799-3521
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Megan LaBreche
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MSc, OAMHP
Verified Verified
Unionville, ON L3R  (Online Only)
Eating disorders and exercise disorders have devastating effects on the individual suffering and those close to them. As a registered psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of eating and exercise disorders and co-occurring issues, I work collaboratively with clients to meet their own individual therapeutic needs as they bravely journey into full recovery. While I specialize in treating eating disorders, approximately half of my clients come to me with different concerns. I have extensive experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues.
Eating disorders and exercise disorders have devastating effects on the individual suffering and those close to them. As a registered psychotherapist specializing in the treatment of eating and exercise disorders and co-occurring issues, I work collaboratively with clients to meet their own individual therapeutic needs as they bravely journey into full recovery. While I specialize in treating eating disorders, approximately half of my clients come to me with different concerns. I have extensive experience with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues.
(289) 302-6953 View (289) 302-6953
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Henry Wong
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Unionville, ON L3R
Accepting NEW patients! I speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English. I provide counselling to children, youth and adults via secure video and phone calls. I view mental health as a cardiologist views heart health – a vital part of living! I am passionate about healing and helping you live your best life. I enjoy working with individuals with concerns related to any life challenges experienced that prevent you from living your best life, including: trauma, attachment, addiction, grief, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, BPD and psychosis. I also work with a team of therapists, dietitians and naturopaths.
Accepting NEW patients! I speak Cantonese, Mandarin and English. I provide counselling to children, youth and adults via secure video and phone calls. I view mental health as a cardiologist views heart health – a vital part of living! I am passionate about healing and helping you live your best life. I enjoy working with individuals with concerns related to any life challenges experienced that prevent you from living your best life, including: trauma, attachment, addiction, grief, relationship concerns, anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder, BPD and psychosis. I also work with a team of therapists, dietitians and naturopaths.
(289) 536-4946 View (289) 536-4946
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Felicia Fischhoff
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MDiv, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Unionville, ON L3R
Establishing an environment where clients feel safe to share their story is of paramount importance. My approach to therapy is from a trauma-informed lens, a person-centered approach, and by utilizing evidence based modalities. I have experience journeying with clients from diverse backgrounds and with those who have experienced trauma, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and with patients and their families in an in-patient setting. I am an integrationist, because I believe that therapy is not a one size fits all approach.
Establishing an environment where clients feel safe to share their story is of paramount importance. My approach to therapy is from a trauma-informed lens, a person-centered approach, and by utilizing evidence based modalities. I have experience journeying with clients from diverse backgrounds and with those who have experienced trauma, complex trauma, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship issues, and with patients and their families in an in-patient setting. I am an integrationist, because I believe that therapy is not a one size fits all approach.
(289) 797-3129 View (289) 797-3129
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The Dot Canada
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Unionville, ON L6G  (Online Only)
It's not just you, life HAS gotten harder in the last few years. If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
It's not just you, life HAS gotten harder in the last few years. If you've been powering through, staying strong and carrying on, but now you're barely getting by and you're tired of feeling like you're not really living your life, it might be time for outside support. The benefit of therapy is that it's a time where you get to focus on yourself, to look at your life, and to get an outside perspective on how it could be different. You don't have to just endure, with the right support, you can heal from the past, and move forward towards a better future.
(289) 204-2212 View (289) 204-2212
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Jinglan (Maggie) Xie
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Unionville, ON L3R
There can be certain challenging times in life. Sometimes, we may feel stuck and overwhelmed and just need a place to feel heard or seen. Seeking help is a kind and courageous thing anyone could do for themselves.
There can be certain challenging times in life. Sometimes, we may feel stuck and overwhelmed and just need a place to feel heard or seen. Seeking help is a kind and courageous thing anyone could do for themselves.
(289) 277-4984 View (289) 277-4984
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Houyuan (Hy) Luo
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Unionville, ON L3R
I am Dr. Houyuan Luo. I am a registered Counselling/Clinical/Health Psychologist and an experienced CBT & ACT therapist in Toronto, Ontario. Thanks for reading my profile, and congratulations on considering the journey of healing and living a meaningful life! As human beings, we all feel vulnerable and struggle with things at times. Nobody is swimming their way through life smoothly and without bumps. As a psychologist, I am your co-traveller. About me: I earned a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. I aspire to provide high-quality psychological services. More about me on www.drhouyuan.com.
I am Dr. Houyuan Luo. I am a registered Counselling/Clinical/Health Psychologist and an experienced CBT & ACT therapist in Toronto, Ontario. Thanks for reading my profile, and congratulations on considering the journey of healing and living a meaningful life! As human beings, we all feel vulnerable and struggle with things at times. Nobody is swimming their way through life smoothly and without bumps. As a psychologist, I am your co-traveller. About me: I earned a Ph.D. in Counselling Psychology from the University of Alberta. I aspire to provide high-quality psychological services. More about me on www.drhouyuan.com.
(647) 697-9428 View (647) 697-9428
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New Leaf Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
Unionville, ON L3R  (Online Only)
Are you feeling depressed? Anxious? Lacking a feeling of self-worth? Scared of what’s coming next? Struggling in your relationships? Feeling stuck and powerless?
Are you feeling depressed? Anxious? Lacking a feeling of self-worth? Scared of what’s coming next? Struggling in your relationships? Feeling stuck and powerless?
(289) 805-7347 View (289) 805-7347
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Abloom Therapy: Anxiety, Life Transitions
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), CCC, MACP, BFA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Unionville, ON L3R  (Online Only)
Are you ready for more than just validation? Are you wrapped up tight in your suffering? I invite you to unfold here. Unfold and explore your pain, your curiousity, your resistance, your strength, your power, your joy, your vulnerability, and your peace. Hi, I’m Sarah - the founder of Abloom Therapy & Wellness based in Ontario. I spent 23+ years navigating the corporate professional world. In that time, I also married, became a mom, and divorced. I also discovered my most treasured core value - human connection - fueled by a desire to preserve and promote the well-being of others, and to nurture my own well-being in the same ways.
Are you ready for more than just validation? Are you wrapped up tight in your suffering? I invite you to unfold here. Unfold and explore your pain, your curiousity, your resistance, your strength, your power, your joy, your vulnerability, and your peace. Hi, I’m Sarah - the founder of Abloom Therapy & Wellness based in Ontario. I spent 23+ years navigating the corporate professional world. In that time, I also married, became a mom, and divorced. I also discovered my most treasured core value - human connection - fueled by a desire to preserve and promote the well-being of others, and to nurture my own well-being in the same ways.
(289) 301-8427 View (289) 301-8427

More Therapists Nearby

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Stefani Nalliah
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
I believe all individuals can create positive life changes when given a supportive environment that encourages their growth. Over the years, I have worked with teens, children, and adults experiencing mental health challenges, providing them with supportive and compassionate care. I have supported individuals with depression, anxiety, ASD, ADHD, Behavioural issues, Identity issues, Death, Relationship issues, Social isolation, and Lonliness. I have helped individuals cope with stress, work through difficult emotions, process trauma, build self-confidence, overcome challenges and move toward psychological health
I believe all individuals can create positive life changes when given a supportive environment that encourages their growth. Over the years, I have worked with teens, children, and adults experiencing mental health challenges, providing them with supportive and compassionate care. I have supported individuals with depression, anxiety, ASD, ADHD, Behavioural issues, Identity issues, Death, Relationship issues, Social isolation, and Lonliness. I have helped individuals cope with stress, work through difficult emotions, process trauma, build self-confidence, overcome challenges and move toward psychological health
(289) 512-0941 View (289) 512-0941
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Vaishnavi Counselling and Consulting Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, CSAT, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3S
Hello and welcome! I am a Registered Psychotherapist who works with individuals presenting with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, addictions, trauma, anger management, relationships, and self-esteem concerns. I believe in taking an empathic and eclectic approach to counselling, incorporating strategies and techniques from various theoretical approaches to suit the needs of each client. I have worked with diverse clientele and have a vast understanding of cultural differences. I will work collaboratively with you to understand your concerns and work towards your treatment goals with you to create meaningful changes in your life.
Hello and welcome! I am a Registered Psychotherapist who works with individuals presenting with depression, anxiety, substance abuse, addictions, trauma, anger management, relationships, and self-esteem concerns. I believe in taking an empathic and eclectic approach to counselling, incorporating strategies and techniques from various theoretical approaches to suit the needs of each client. I have worked with diverse clientele and have a vast understanding of cultural differences. I will work collaboratively with you to understand your concerns and work towards your treatment goals with you to create meaningful changes in your life.
(844) 332-1830 View (844) 332-1830
Photo of Shawna Yesovitch, Counsellor in Unionville, ON
Shawna Yesovitch
Counsellor, RPC-C
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3S
Many of us are stuck in old coping ways, that while they may have worked for the short term, may now be part of the issues we are experiencing. I work with individuals as well as couples to help identify the challenges, as well as the deeper influences and needs that can be driving them. Together, in a non-judgmental, safe alliance we can work to shift areas that have you feeling stuck.I believe that when we are feeling connected and heard we can function at a level that promotes growth, expands our sense of self, allows us to feel and act empowered.
Many of us are stuck in old coping ways, that while they may have worked for the short term, may now be part of the issues we are experiencing. I work with individuals as well as couples to help identify the challenges, as well as the deeper influences and needs that can be driving them. Together, in a non-judgmental, safe alliance we can work to shift areas that have you feeling stuck.I believe that when we are feeling connected and heard we can function at a level that promotes growth, expands our sense of self, allows us to feel and act empowered.
(289) 272-9492 View (289) 272-9492
Photo of Helen Elraheb, Registered Social Worker in Unionville, ON
Helen Elraheb
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R
Over 15 years of clinical social work experience working with diverse populations, children, adolescents, adults; individual, family, group and couple therapy. Focus on mental health and well being, specifically addressing anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, problem-solving, decision making, time management, and organizational skills.
Over 15 years of clinical social work experience working with diverse populations, children, adolescents, adults; individual, family, group and couple therapy. Focus on mental health and well being, specifically addressing anxiety, depression, emotion regulation, problem-solving, decision making, time management, and organizational skills.
(647) 957-8980 View (647) 957-8980
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Michelle C. Koehler
Registered Social Worker, MA, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R
Are you seeking support with a stressful relationship or marriage? Or are you experiencing anxiety with your interpersonal relationships? I specialize in offering individual counselling to those experiencing stressful relationships dynamics. I support clients with releasing hurts, judgments, and misidentifications that have manifested as limiting patterns to Heal patterns so they can be authentic and the highest version of themselves.
Are you seeking support with a stressful relationship or marriage? Or are you experiencing anxiety with your interpersonal relationships? I specialize in offering individual counselling to those experiencing stressful relationships dynamics. I support clients with releasing hurts, judgments, and misidentifications that have manifested as limiting patterns to Heal patterns so they can be authentic and the highest version of themselves.
(289) 207-6681 View (289) 207-6681
Photo of Alia Siddiqi, Registered Psychotherapist in Unionville, ON
Alia Siddiqi
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MC
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R  (Online Only)
Now accepting clients for phone/video! In life, we take many paths. Some paths are smooth and effortless, while others can be rough and challenging. Sometimes, on a particularly difficult path, we can lose sight of our goals, loved ones, and the connection to our inner selves. On the surface, it may feel like we do not have the strength to get through these hardships. But I believe that we can find it within ourselves to forge new pathways towards happiness. Therapy is empowering! By working through emotions, thoughts, and feelings, you can grow into the person you want to be, and achieve your full potential
Now accepting clients for phone/video! In life, we take many paths. Some paths are smooth and effortless, while others can be rough and challenging. Sometimes, on a particularly difficult path, we can lose sight of our goals, loved ones, and the connection to our inner selves. On the surface, it may feel like we do not have the strength to get through these hardships. But I believe that we can find it within ourselves to forge new pathways towards happiness. Therapy is empowering! By working through emotions, thoughts, and feelings, you can grow into the person you want to be, and achieve your full potential
(289) 216-5846 View (289) 216-5846
Photo of Elaine Lam, Registered Psychotherapist in Unionville, ON
Elaine Lam
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Markham, ON L3R
When you are looking at this profile, you are probably concerned about yourself to the point that you want to seek help. You may be experiencing intense emotions/strong feelings, like fear, anger, sadness, loneliness or helplessness, and it has been impacting on your life, such as your relationship, work, sleep... You are likely to have questions on how psychotherapy can help and which therapist will fit. Let’s slow down and take a deep breath... I would first like to applaud your decision to seek help because it takes courage. This is a significant sign of your readiness to acknowledge your issues and to make changes.
When you are looking at this profile, you are probably concerned about yourself to the point that you want to seek help. You may be experiencing intense emotions/strong feelings, like fear, anger, sadness, loneliness or helplessness, and it has been impacting on your life, such as your relationship, work, sleep... You are likely to have questions on how psychotherapy can help and which therapist will fit. Let’s slow down and take a deep breath... I would first like to applaud your decision to seek help because it takes courage. This is a significant sign of your readiness to acknowledge your issues and to make changes.
(647) 490-6520 View (647) 490-6520
Photo of Niyamma Therapy- Devyani Sibal, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Unionville, ON
Niyamma Therapy- Devyani Sibal
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA Hon, RP-Q, MACP, ECE
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Markham, ON L6G  (Online Only)
Niyamma Therapy is accepting new clients! If you are feeling lost, in the need for support or guidance, or simply want to better your existing circumstances, Niyamma Therapy can help! Niyamma is a play on the Sanskrit word “Niyam”, which means “principle”. Everyone comes from a different walk of life, different circumstances, and that is why the “principles” which they follow for fulfillment, enlightenment, and happiness vary. At Niyamma Therapy, a variety of modalities and approaches are used however there is an emphasis on Client-Focused Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Narrative Therapy (NT).
Niyamma Therapy is accepting new clients! If you are feeling lost, in the need for support or guidance, or simply want to better your existing circumstances, Niyamma Therapy can help! Niyamma is a play on the Sanskrit word “Niyam”, which means “principle”. Everyone comes from a different walk of life, different circumstances, and that is why the “principles” which they follow for fulfillment, enlightenment, and happiness vary. At Niyamma Therapy, a variety of modalities and approaches are used however there is an emphasis on Client-Focused Therapy (CFT), Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), and Narrative Therapy (NT).
(289) 205-1508 View (289) 205-1508
Photo of James Vickers, Registered Social Worker in Unionville, ON
James Vickers
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Markham, ON L3R
Are you in a newer relationship and doubting which direction things are going in? Have you and your partner been facing increased levels of conflict that you are finding more challenging to resolve ? Are you and your partner wondering how to restore things to where they once were? Are you and your partner up against a looming threat of separation and either don't want to give up on the relationship or want to separate in respectful ways that can benefit everyone ?
Are you in a newer relationship and doubting which direction things are going in? Have you and your partner been facing increased levels of conflict that you are finding more challenging to resolve ? Are you and your partner wondering how to restore things to where they once were? Are you and your partner up against a looming threat of separation and either don't want to give up on the relationship or want to separate in respectful ways that can benefit everyone ?
(647) 697-9288 View (647) 697-9288

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Unionville, ON

10+

Average cost per session

$165

Counsellors in Unionville, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
91% Relationship Issues
91% Depression
91% Self Esteem
82% Trauma and PTSD
73% Grief
73% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% SunLife
40% BlueCross and BlueShield
40% Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Unionville, ON see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Unionville?

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.