Therapists in Vaughan, ON

Photo of Remneek Kisana, Registered Social Worker in Vaughan, ON
Remneek Kisana
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4H  (Online Only)
Cultural values, family history and rigid expectations about our future can shape the stories we have about ourselves. These stories can begin to feel heavy and leave us feeling “not good enough.” I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, imposter syndrome, self-worth and relationships. Together we work to understand your relationship with yourself, and the impacts of your environment on your wellbeing. I support in developing healthy boundaries and coping strategies. I use both exploratory methods of Internal Family Systems and Narrative Therapy as well as skills based approaches like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Cultural values, family history and rigid expectations about our future can shape the stories we have about ourselves. These stories can begin to feel heavy and leave us feeling “not good enough.” I work with individuals who are struggling with anxiety, imposter syndrome, self-worth and relationships. Together we work to understand your relationship with yourself, and the impacts of your environment on your wellbeing. I support in developing healthy boundaries and coping strategies. I use both exploratory methods of Internal Family Systems and Narrative Therapy as well as skills based approaches like Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
(289) 274-8364 View (289) 274-8364
Photo of Anita Morar, Registered Psychotherapist in Vaughan, ON
Anita Morar
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
We teach people how to treat us. If we don’t know how to love ourselves, to accept ourselves, to be compassionate with ourselves, how can we expect others to? If you struggle with issues such as people pleasing, guilt, shame, having high expectations of yourself but have low expectations of others then you have placed others’ needs over your own. If you have a hard time saying no because you worry that others will not like you or want to spend time with you, then working on boundaries assists you with experiencing clearer expectations of yourself and others. Work towards a healthier you.
We teach people how to treat us. If we don’t know how to love ourselves, to accept ourselves, to be compassionate with ourselves, how can we expect others to? If you struggle with issues such as people pleasing, guilt, shame, having high expectations of yourself but have low expectations of others then you have placed others’ needs over your own. If you have a hard time saying no because you worry that others will not like you or want to spend time with you, then working on boundaries assists you with experiencing clearer expectations of yourself and others. Work towards a healthier you.
(289) 271-1817 View (289) 271-1817
Kaitlin Krupski
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4J
As a dedicated and compassionate registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist, I am committed to fostering a supportive environment where individuals can embark on their journey toward mental well-being. With a personalized and evidence-based approach, I work collaboratively with clients to address their unique needs and challenges. I strive to build a strong and lasting rapport where clients can explore their concerns and work towards positive change.
As a dedicated and compassionate registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist, I am committed to fostering a supportive environment where individuals can embark on their journey toward mental well-being. With a personalized and evidence-based approach, I work collaboratively with clients to address their unique needs and challenges. I strive to build a strong and lasting rapport where clients can explore their concerns and work towards positive change.
(289) 272-5045 View (289) 272-5045
Photo of Carmela Perna, Registered Social Worker in Vaughan, ON
Carmela Perna
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4H
Are you feeling anxious, preoccupied, and/or feel a persistent sense of sadness? Have you noticed some significant changes in your overall mood or outlook on life? Are these feelings and/or self-defeating thoughts disrupting your daily functioning, relationships, work performance, and other important aspects of your life? Therapy will help explore underlying factors contributing to your current state of being and identify negative or unhealthy patterns of thinking maintaining anxiety and low mood. The therapeutic process will help you gain insight, learn tools to maximize functioning, and enhance overall wellbeing.
Are you feeling anxious, preoccupied, and/or feel a persistent sense of sadness? Have you noticed some significant changes in your overall mood or outlook on life? Are these feelings and/or self-defeating thoughts disrupting your daily functioning, relationships, work performance, and other important aspects of your life? Therapy will help explore underlying factors contributing to your current state of being and identify negative or unhealthy patterns of thinking maintaining anxiety and low mood. The therapeutic process will help you gain insight, learn tools to maximize functioning, and enhance overall wellbeing.
(416) 272-5124 View (416) 272-5124
Photo of Esther Lithwick, Registered Psychotherapist in Vaughan, ON
Esther Lithwick
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck in life? Are you exhausted by intrusive thoughts that just don’t seem to stop no matter how hard you try? Are you someone who suffers from anxiety, sadness and self-esteem issues? Are you having a difficult time with stress management, making decisions to move forward in life, marital conflict, job related problems, difficulty relating to family members or just day-to-day life? My mission is to help you identify your goals and needs, while instilling a feeling of safety, trust and understanding and to foster resilience and direction in the achievement of your goals.
Do you feel stuck in life? Are you exhausted by intrusive thoughts that just don’t seem to stop no matter how hard you try? Are you someone who suffers from anxiety, sadness and self-esteem issues? Are you having a difficult time with stress management, making decisions to move forward in life, marital conflict, job related problems, difficulty relating to family members or just day-to-day life? My mission is to help you identify your goals and needs, while instilling a feeling of safety, trust and understanding and to foster resilience and direction in the achievement of your goals.
(289) 207-6756 View (289) 207-6756
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Shimoor Mahajan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
Mental health is just as important as physical health, and given the unique experiences and difficulties young people face, finding the right therapist can be especially helpful. Children, adolescents, and their families have the difficult task of managing development, emerging emotions, and life transitions. There are also factors that did not exist years ago, such as social media, and the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am dedicated to supporting young people and their families in coping during these challenging times.
Mental health is just as important as physical health, and given the unique experiences and difficulties young people face, finding the right therapist can be especially helpful. Children, adolescents, and their families have the difficult task of managing development, emerging emotions, and life transitions. There are also factors that did not exist years ago, such as social media, and the continued effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. I am dedicated to supporting young people and their families in coping during these challenging times.
(289) 723-2110 View (289) 723-2110
Photo of Dr. Ambreen Basria, Psychologist in Vaughan, ON
Dr. Ambreen Basria
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4L
I work with clients that are gender non conforming, exploring gender identity, fertility challenges, postpartum and perinatal mental health issues, relational issues, anxiety, depression, mood related concerns, and exploring their own identity. I work with clients from a solution focus, humanistic, and person centered approach. I believe the client is the expert in their life, their challenges, and really emphasize guiding treatment through the lens of the client. I offer virtual sessions only at this time, which gives you the luxury of having therapy in the space of your own comfort.
I work with clients that are gender non conforming, exploring gender identity, fertility challenges, postpartum and perinatal mental health issues, relational issues, anxiety, depression, mood related concerns, and exploring their own identity. I work with clients from a solution focus, humanistic, and person centered approach. I believe the client is the expert in their life, their challenges, and really emphasize guiding treatment through the lens of the client. I offer virtual sessions only at this time, which gives you the luxury of having therapy in the space of your own comfort.
(289) 797-3202 View (289) 797-3202
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Gottman Eft Method Relationship Therapy Yukta Gupta
Registered Psychotherapist, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4H
Couples often find themselves facing a myriad of challenges as they navigate the intricate terrain of a relationship. Communication breakdowns stand as one of the most common hurdles, where misunderstandings and misinterpretations can erode trust and intimacy. Trust issues, stemming from past experiences or breaches of confidence, can cast long shadows over a partnership, making it challenging to fully open up to one another. Financial stresses, from managing joint finances to differing spending habits, can introduce strain into a relationship.
Couples often find themselves facing a myriad of challenges as they navigate the intricate terrain of a relationship. Communication breakdowns stand as one of the most common hurdles, where misunderstandings and misinterpretations can erode trust and intimacy. Trust issues, stemming from past experiences or breaches of confidence, can cast long shadows over a partnership, making it challenging to fully open up to one another. Financial stresses, from managing joint finances to differing spending habits, can introduce strain into a relationship.
(289) 814-9799 View (289) 814-9799
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Psychology Wellness - Dr. Diana Mandeleew
Psychologist, PsyD, CPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K  (Online Only)
I help adults, teens and children who experience focusing issues, distractibility, sadness, mood, anxiety, worry, stress, trauma, difficulties at home, school, work, as well as social/relationship concerns (as a partner, as a parent, as a friend).
I help adults, teens and children who experience focusing issues, distractibility, sadness, mood, anxiety, worry, stress, trauma, difficulties at home, school, work, as well as social/relationship concerns (as a partner, as a parent, as a friend).
(289) 207-6726 View (289) 207-6726
Photo of Robynson Paulwell, Registered Social Worker in Vaughan, ON
Robynson Paulwell
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
Hello everyone! My name is Robynson or Robyn for short. Being a registered Social Worker, I've had years of experience supporting clients through various traumatic events. Since obtaining my Masters degree I have continued to grow my practice as a psychotherapist where I use my creativity combining therapeutic practices to cater to the specific needs of clients. I provide culturally sensitive, and a client centered approach, where clients are active agents in the journey of the therapeutic process. The goal is to help connect you to your needs and be a support as we brainstorm the steps to reaching those needs.
Hello everyone! My name is Robynson or Robyn for short. Being a registered Social Worker, I've had years of experience supporting clients through various traumatic events. Since obtaining my Masters degree I have continued to grow my practice as a psychotherapist where I use my creativity combining therapeutic practices to cater to the specific needs of clients. I provide culturally sensitive, and a client centered approach, where clients are active agents in the journey of the therapeutic process. The goal is to help connect you to your needs and be a support as we brainstorm the steps to reaching those needs.
(416) 473-3333 View (416) 473-3333
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Eric Agbata
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, MPH, PhD, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4K
I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Also, I have an MPH and Ph.D. in Public Health with more than 15 years of public health academic and research experience to help my clients overcome their anxiety and mood concerns, relationship and attachment issues, trauma, cognitive, behavioural and life difficulties. My top priority is to be culturally competent, help you attain self-growth, live your authentic life again, and enjoy optimum performance and results.
I am a registered psychotherapist with the College of Psychotherapists of Ontario and a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Also, I have an MPH and Ph.D. in Public Health with more than 15 years of public health academic and research experience to help my clients overcome their anxiety and mood concerns, relationship and attachment issues, trauma, cognitive, behavioural and life difficulties. My top priority is to be culturally competent, help you attain self-growth, live your authentic life again, and enjoy optimum performance and results.
(289) 319-0916 View (289) 319-0916
Photo of Nalin Bisnath, Registered Psychotherapist in Vaughan, ON
Nalin Bisnath
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, PhD (C), TITC-CT
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4K
Has your sense of hope been dimmed by sadness and confusion? Perhaps your interactions are emotionally charged and you’re experiencing lack of motivation. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety and depression related to trauma or are seeking more clarity on why you are feeling the way you are, therapy can help. I believe in the healing and empowering effects of talk therapy. I offer a safe and compassionate space for you to talk and begin a journey toward increased self-acceptance. With the tools, techniques, and strategies of therapy, you can begin to regain your sense of hope for a more vivid and joyful life. Reach out today.
Has your sense of hope been dimmed by sadness and confusion? Perhaps your interactions are emotionally charged and you’re experiencing lack of motivation. Whether you’re dealing with anxiety and depression related to trauma or are seeking more clarity on why you are feeling the way you are, therapy can help. I believe in the healing and empowering effects of talk therapy. I offer a safe and compassionate space for you to talk and begin a journey toward increased self-acceptance. With the tools, techniques, and strategies of therapy, you can begin to regain your sense of hope for a more vivid and joyful life. Reach out today.
(289) 809-7029 View (289) 809-7029
Photo of Valerie Kristen Moran, Registered Social Worker in Vaughan, ON
Valerie Kristen Moran
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4L
As we live in a generation where young people continue to face complex challenges and increased barriers to leading fulfilling lives, my practice focuses on supporting you through experiences of anxiety, ADHD, depression, family conflict, childhood trauma, career-related stress and/or relationship concerns. Finding someone you trust and feel comfortable expressing yourself to can help you better understand your emotions and process through them. As a professional, my aim is to empower you in understanding your personal values, promote self-confidence and foster personal growth in a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate space.
As we live in a generation where young people continue to face complex challenges and increased barriers to leading fulfilling lives, my practice focuses on supporting you through experiences of anxiety, ADHD, depression, family conflict, childhood trauma, career-related stress and/or relationship concerns. Finding someone you trust and feel comfortable expressing yourself to can help you better understand your emotions and process through them. As a professional, my aim is to empower you in understanding your personal values, promote self-confidence and foster personal growth in a safe, non-judgmental and compassionate space.
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Photo of Samuel Gasilan, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Vaughan, ON
Samuel Gasilan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4L
Samuel is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. He was conferred two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at York University and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Samuel is a Certified Trauma-Informed Therapist who emphasizes helping clients explore and understand how traumatic experiences lead to the development of adaptive responses that help them cope and survive through difficulties in life but may no longer be adaptive in tackling their day-to-day challenges in the present moment.
Samuel is a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapist of Ontario. He was conferred two degrees: a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology at York University and a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology at Yorkville University. Samuel is a Certified Trauma-Informed Therapist who emphasizes helping clients explore and understand how traumatic experiences lead to the development of adaptive responses that help them cope and survive through difficulties in life but may no longer be adaptive in tackling their day-to-day challenges in the present moment.
(289) 536-4852 View (289) 536-4852
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Hilary Masemann
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, BEd, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4K
I an interested in helping people find their strengths and develop resilience. I will help you develop your ability to regulate and understand your emotions, work your way through problems, and understand your patterns. With twelve years of experience as a high school teacher, I love working with adolescents and young people, helping them through issues of identity, self-image, and family relationships. I have experience with and interest in issues of infertility, parenting, burnout, and the social expectations placed on women.
I an interested in helping people find their strengths and develop resilience. I will help you develop your ability to regulate and understand your emotions, work your way through problems, and understand your patterns. With twelve years of experience as a high school teacher, I love working with adolescents and young people, helping them through issues of identity, self-image, and family relationships. I have experience with and interest in issues of infertility, parenting, burnout, and the social expectations placed on women.
(289) 513-3764 x9 View (289) 513-3764 x9
Photo of Dr. Arbus & Dr. Weidenfelder and Associates, Psychologist in Vaughan, ON
Dr. Arbus & Dr. Weidenfelder and Associates
Psychologist, CPsych
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L6A
Dr. Arbus and Dr. Weidenfelder are registered clinical psychologists with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and are memebers of the Ontario Psychological Association. Currently, both doctors work full time at our private practice location treating children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of mental health needs. At our office we provide numerous psychological services including psychodianostic and psychoeducational assessments, psychotherapy, and consultation. Dr. Arbus and Dr. Weidenfelder have extensive experience in both hospital and community based treatment centers including Brampton Civic Hospital, McMaster Children's Hospital, and Whitby Mental Health Center. We look forward to helping you.
Dr. Arbus and Dr. Weidenfelder are registered clinical psychologists with the College of Psychologists of Ontario and are memebers of the Ontario Psychological Association. Currently, both doctors work full time at our private practice location treating children, adolescents, adults, and families with a variety of mental health needs. At our office we provide numerous psychological services including psychodianostic and psychoeducational assessments, psychotherapy, and consultation. Dr. Arbus and Dr. Weidenfelder have extensive experience in both hospital and community based treatment centers including Brampton Civic Hospital, McMaster Children's Hospital, and Whitby Mental Health Center. We look forward to helping you.
(647) 933-9775 View (647) 933-9775
Photo of Amir Haimove, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Vaughan, ON
Amir Haimove
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
Vaughan, ON L4J
I specialize in working with children, youth, and families who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD, ODD, and learning disabilities. My clients often struggle with self-esteem, difficult family events, bullying, navigating peer relationships, social skill development, and emotional regulation. I also work with caregivers to help them manage their children’s behavior. My focus is on teaching caregivers skills that will create spaces and lifestyles geared towards fostering positive development.
I specialize in working with children, youth, and families who experience symptoms of anxiety, depression, Autism, ADHD, ODD, and learning disabilities. My clients often struggle with self-esteem, difficult family events, bullying, navigating peer relationships, social skill development, and emotional regulation. I also work with caregivers to help them manage their children’s behavior. My focus is on teaching caregivers skills that will create spaces and lifestyles geared towards fostering positive development.
(289) 807-4231 View (289) 807-4231
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Kamakshi Marwah
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, MA, MSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4H  (Online Only)
A compassionate and dedicated therapist, I am committed to helping individuals gain a healthy perspective and find clarity amidst life's challenges. With a decade of unwavering passion for psychology, I firmly believe that everyone possesses unique strengths, and my mission is to empower my clients to embrace their individuality and thrive. As a clinician, I believe in the power of diverse therapeutic modalities to provide comprehensive and personalised care. Through approaches like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
A compassionate and dedicated therapist, I am committed to helping individuals gain a healthy perspective and find clarity amidst life's challenges. With a decade of unwavering passion for psychology, I firmly believe that everyone possesses unique strengths, and my mission is to empower my clients to embrace their individuality and thrive. As a clinician, I believe in the power of diverse therapeutic modalities to provide comprehensive and personalised care. Through approaches like Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Solution-Focused Therapy, and Acceptance Commitment Therapy.
(437) 747-6905 View (437) 747-6905
Photo of Vanessa Russo, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Vaughan, ON
Vanessa Russo
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BASc, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4L  (Online Only)
You are stronger than you think. I believe that each person has unique strengths and abilities to conquer the challenges life throws their way. Together, we can collaboratively build on these resiliencies to better overcome your challenges and reach a level of optimal well-being. I recognize that everyone has a story, and I am committed to creating a safe, inclusive, warm, and non-judgemental space for you to feel comfortable sharing yours. My goal is to support and empower you in facilitating positive change through self-discovery and inner healing.
You are stronger than you think. I believe that each person has unique strengths and abilities to conquer the challenges life throws their way. Together, we can collaboratively build on these resiliencies to better overcome your challenges and reach a level of optimal well-being. I recognize that everyone has a story, and I am committed to creating a safe, inclusive, warm, and non-judgemental space for you to feel comfortable sharing yours. My goal is to support and empower you in facilitating positive change through self-discovery and inner healing.
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Photo of Liane Kurz, Registered Psychotherapist in Vaughan, ON
Liane Kurz
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L6A  (Online Only)
As a Registered Psychotherapist my approach to psychotherapy is built on the foundation of the therapeutic relationship. My ability to connect with clients is evident in the rapport I build with them and through a collaborative treatment process. I believe that therapeutic success comes from a combination of work done with the therapist during session in addition to work at home. As well, I firmly believe that there’s no “one size fits all” technique when it comes to an individual’s mental health. I apply a variety of therapeutic techniques to best suit each individual client’s needs.
As a Registered Psychotherapist my approach to psychotherapy is built on the foundation of the therapeutic relationship. My ability to connect with clients is evident in the rapport I build with them and through a collaborative treatment process. I believe that therapeutic success comes from a combination of work done with the therapist during session in addition to work at home. As well, I firmly believe that there’s no “one size fits all” technique when it comes to an individual’s mental health. I apply a variety of therapeutic techniques to best suit each individual client’s needs.
(844) 326-7205 View (844) 326-7205

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Vaughan, ON

400+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Vaughan, ON who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
82% Stress
79% Coping Skills
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% SunLife
74% Green Shield Canada
74% Manulife

How Counsellors in Vaughan, ON see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
11% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Vaughan?

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.