Therapists in Waterford, ON

Photo of Shelley Boudreault Creatively Calm Counselling And Psychotherapy, Registered Psychotherapist in Waterford, ON
Shelley Boudreault Creatively Calm Counselling And Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, RP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Waterford, ON N0E  (Online Only)
“Helping you Create Calm in your Life” Do you ever feel stressed and overwhelmed, like no matter what you do, things keep going wrong? Do the frustrations and negative thoughts feel like they are on “repeat”? I understand…sometimes we all need someone to talk to and I will create a safe and supportive environment for you. Let me help you discover creative ways to find more calm and peace in your life. Together we can explore skills and strategies to help you gain perspective and focus more on the positives in your life. You are the director of your life, but I can help guide you towards your preferred future.
“Helping you Create Calm in your Life” Do you ever feel stressed and overwhelmed, like no matter what you do, things keep going wrong? Do the frustrations and negative thoughts feel like they are on “repeat”? I understand…sometimes we all need someone to talk to and I will create a safe and supportive environment for you. Let me help you discover creative ways to find more calm and peace in your life. Together we can explore skills and strategies to help you gain perspective and focus more on the positives in your life. You are the director of your life, but I can help guide you towards your preferred future.
(226) 286-0383 View (226) 286-0383
Photo of Erin Ferguson, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Waterford, ON
Erin Ferguson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BComm
Verified
2 Endorsed
Waterford, ON N0E
Through a collaborative, non judgemental approach to counselling based on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and grounded in attachment science, I work with Individuals (16+), Couples and Families. By identifying unhealthy patterns in our current and past relationships with ourselves and others, we can often find room for healing, growth and enhanced authenticity. This approach can help address today’s mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, addiction, and even trauma, as well as all forms of relational challenges.
Through a collaborative, non judgemental approach to counselling based on Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) and grounded in attachment science, I work with Individuals (16+), Couples and Families. By identifying unhealthy patterns in our current and past relationships with ourselves and others, we can often find room for healing, growth and enhanced authenticity. This approach can help address today’s mental health challenges including depression, anxiety, addiction, and even trauma, as well as all forms of relational challenges.
(226) 286-0369 View (226) 286-0369
Photo of Stephanie Sliwa - Cornerstone Counselling Services, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Waterford, ON
Stephanie Sliwa - Cornerstone Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSW, BA, SSW
Verified
Waterford, ON N0E
Affordable in-person and virtual sessions available for ages 12 and up. For the last 12 years I have worked with youth, adults and their families involved in the criminal justice system, with people living with addiction, people who have experienced trauma, domestic violence, mental health issues, and with at-risk youth and adults. Reach out, I'm just an email away. Together we wills explore your goals through a lens of hope and resilience.
Affordable in-person and virtual sessions available for ages 12 and up. For the last 12 years I have worked with youth, adults and their families involved in the criminal justice system, with people living with addiction, people who have experienced trauma, domestic violence, mental health issues, and with at-risk youth and adults. Reach out, I'm just an email away. Together we wills explore your goals through a lens of hope and resilience.
(226) 917-4431 View (226) 917-4431
Photo of Rebekah Laferriere, Registered Social Worker in Waterford, ON
Rebekah Laferriere
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
4 Endorsed
Waterford, ON N0E
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling? Overwhelmed? Feeling frustrated or stuck? Maybe you've noticed waves of anxiety or periods of low mood. Taking care of our families, our loved ones and ourselves can feel like it's too much some days. You are not alone. Maybe you'd like to talk about strategies that might help ease the tough moments, or maybe you just need someone to sit with, while you talk about the hard and scary stuff. We often brush aside our own needs to take care of our people, until it bubbles over and we don't recognize ourselves. Let's get back to you.
Are you struggling? Overwhelmed? Feeling frustrated or stuck? Maybe you've noticed waves of anxiety or periods of low mood. Taking care of our families, our loved ones and ourselves can feel like it's too much some days. You are not alone. Maybe you'd like to talk about strategies that might help ease the tough moments, or maybe you just need someone to sit with, while you talk about the hard and scary stuff. We often brush aside our own needs to take care of our people, until it bubbles over and we don't recognize ourselves. Let's get back to you.
(226) 778-2207 View (226) 778-2207
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Cornerstone Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Waterford, ON N0E
Cornerstone's caring professionals approach therapy as an equal partnership between client and counsellor. We help our clients to regain hope, drop the struggle with difficult emotions, and take positive steps toward a more rich, full and meaningful life. Online booking is available for your convenience. To help meet your insurance needs, we have both Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Social Workers (MSW/RSW) available. Our clients include First Nations people, Veterans, and those in the Canadian Armed Forces. In addition to traditional talk therapy, we also offer EMDR and brainspotting.
Cornerstone's caring professionals approach therapy as an equal partnership between client and counsellor. We help our clients to regain hope, drop the struggle with difficult emotions, and take positive steps toward a more rich, full and meaningful life. Online booking is available for your convenience. To help meet your insurance needs, we have both Registered Psychotherapists and Registered Social Workers (MSW/RSW) available. Our clients include First Nations people, Veterans, and those in the Canadian Armed Forces. In addition to traditional talk therapy, we also offer EMDR and brainspotting.
(844) 285-9649 View (844) 285-9649
Photo of Andrew Emmott, Registered Psychotherapist in Waterford, ON
Andrew Emmott
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, MDiv
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterford, ON N0E
I would like to offer you the opportunity to bring your concerns to a safe, supportive place where together we can work to find new perspectives, new strategies, and the comfort of not being alone in the journey.
I would like to offer you the opportunity to bring your concerns to a safe, supportive place where together we can work to find new perspectives, new strategies, and the comfort of not being alone in the journey.
(833) 600-0203 View (833) 600-0203
Photo of Brenna Bomberry - - Norfolk County Counselling, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Waterford, ON
Brenna Bomberry - - Norfolk County Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BSc, OCGC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterford, ON N0E
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, challenging relationships, loss of a sense of self, or trauma that affects your day-to-day life or relationships? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, lost by what it means to live up to someone else’s standards, just getting through the day, or the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you hope that your days could be better? Now more than ever, children, teens, and adults are feeling uncertain. Not addressing these everyday challenges can lead to decreased quality of life. I believe there is hope and answers to having the life you deserve.
Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, grief, challenging relationships, loss of a sense of self, or trauma that affects your day-to-day life or relationships? Do you feel exhausted, overwhelmed, frustrated, lost by what it means to live up to someone else’s standards, just getting through the day, or the thought that there’s no light at the end of the tunnel? Do you hope that your days could be better? Now more than ever, children, teens, and adults are feeling uncertain. Not addressing these everyday challenges can lead to decreased quality of life. I believe there is hope and answers to having the life you deserve.
(226) 783-3802 View (226) 783-3802
Photo of Taylor McConnachie, Registered Psychotherapist in Waterford, ON
Taylor McConnachie
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BA
Verified
5 Endorsed
Waterford, ON N0E
Are you experiencing barriers impacting your sexual relationship with yourself and others? As a sex therapist, I passionately support individuals, partners and polycules in prioritizing pleasure and becoming more empowered in your sexual experiences. While every individual's journey is unique, common areas of support I offer include navigating sexual trauma, dismantling shaming narratives around sex and pleasure, desire related concerns, arousal and orgasm difficulties, sexual and pelvic pain, and exploring new relationship structures.
Are you experiencing barriers impacting your sexual relationship with yourself and others? As a sex therapist, I passionately support individuals, partners and polycules in prioritizing pleasure and becoming more empowered in your sexual experiences. While every individual's journey is unique, common areas of support I offer include navigating sexual trauma, dismantling shaming narratives around sex and pleasure, desire related concerns, arousal and orgasm difficulties, sexual and pelvic pain, and exploring new relationship structures.
(226) 639-5589 View (226) 639-5589
Photo of Tania Clatsoff - - Norfolk County Counselling, Registered Social Worker in Waterford, ON
Tania Clatsoff - - Norfolk County Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW
Verified
2 Endorsed
Waterford, ON N0E
I help people who are struggling with stress, grief, challenging relationships, anxiety, depression, as well as people who have experienced trauma. I help when these things affect your day-to-day life, relationships, and your ability to function. I look forward to helping clients achieve their goals by providing an individualized therapy experience in a compassionate and safe setting. My toolbox has a wide range of therapeutic approaches to help my clients develop skills to manage life’s stressors, find and set healthy boundaries, and maintain motivation.
I help people who are struggling with stress, grief, challenging relationships, anxiety, depression, as well as people who have experienced trauma. I help when these things affect your day-to-day life, relationships, and your ability to function. I look forward to helping clients achieve their goals by providing an individualized therapy experience in a compassionate and safe setting. My toolbox has a wide range of therapeutic approaches to help my clients develop skills to manage life’s stressors, find and set healthy boundaries, and maintain motivation.
(226) 778-2031 View (226) 778-2031
Photo of Melanie Stiller, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Waterford, ON
Melanie Stiller
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, RP(Q), CTIC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waterford, ON N0E
Perhaps you are wondering if you have the strength, resources, or ability to navigate your challenging situation or relationship. Perhaps you feel stuck in negative patterns of thinking or acting. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or emotional distress. Perhaps you have experienced trauma, either recently or in your past, and you notice the impact it still has on you today. It is helpful to be aware of how our past experiences and relationships help to create patterns, some positive and some that indicate areas where we need to grow. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, I applaud you for taking this step.
Perhaps you are wondering if you have the strength, resources, or ability to navigate your challenging situation or relationship. Perhaps you feel stuck in negative patterns of thinking or acting. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, or emotional distress. Perhaps you have experienced trauma, either recently or in your past, and you notice the impact it still has on you today. It is helpful to be aware of how our past experiences and relationships help to create patterns, some positive and some that indicate areas where we need to grow. Whatever your reason for seeking counselling, I applaud you for taking this step.
(226) 243-7169 View (226) 243-7169
Photo of Avril Ferguson - - Norfolk County Counselling, Registered Psychotherapist in Waterford, ON
Avril Ferguson - - Norfolk County Counselling
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Waterford, ON N0E
I offer BOTH in person or virtual appointments. I specialize in working with parental and perinatal mental health, anxiety, stress, and trauma. I offer compassion and understanding to create a safe environment to explore difficult issues and intense emotions. Being a parent can be so challenging especially when we are fighting with our own mental health. By working together we can move towards healing. Therapy can kick start our journey of parenthood, self-acceptance, autonomy, purpose in life, positive relations, change and happiness.
I offer BOTH in person or virtual appointments. I specialize in working with parental and perinatal mental health, anxiety, stress, and trauma. I offer compassion and understanding to create a safe environment to explore difficult issues and intense emotions. Being a parent can be so challenging especially when we are fighting with our own mental health. By working together we can move towards healing. Therapy can kick start our journey of parenthood, self-acceptance, autonomy, purpose in life, positive relations, change and happiness.
(226) 400-1688 View (226) 400-1688
Photo of Amber Kempt, Registered Psychotherapist in Waterford, ON
Amber Kempt
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Waterford, ON N0E
With 9 years of experience, I have been able to witness the transformative power of therapy. I firmly believe that everyone has the capacity to heal and grow, and my role as a therapist is to provide the necessary tools and support to facilitate this process. Using a person-centered approach, I tailor my interventions to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual. By fostering a strong therapeutic alliance, built on trust, empathy, and respect, I aim to create a safe space to explore life's struggles. I believe that therapy should be a collaborative effort, where you are an active participant in your own healing journey.
With 9 years of experience, I have been able to witness the transformative power of therapy. I firmly believe that everyone has the capacity to heal and grow, and my role as a therapist is to provide the necessary tools and support to facilitate this process. Using a person-centered approach, I tailor my interventions to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual. By fostering a strong therapeutic alliance, built on trust, empathy, and respect, I aim to create a safe space to explore life's struggles. I believe that therapy should be a collaborative effort, where you are an active participant in your own healing journey.
(226) 457-6655 View (226) 457-6655
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Samantha Devereaux
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified
Waterford, ON N0E
I believe that every individual has a unique life story that shapes the way they think, act and feel. Exploring our uniqueness and making small life changes can help us become the best version of ourselves.Samantha Devereaux is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist’s of Ontario. Samantha is an alumni of Yorkville University with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. Sam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Addictions and Mental Health.
I believe that every individual has a unique life story that shapes the way they think, act and feel. Exploring our uniqueness and making small life changes can help us become the best version of ourselves.Samantha Devereaux is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapist’s of Ontario. Samantha is an alumni of Yorkville University with a Master’s Degree in Counselling Psychology. Sam holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and a Graduate Certificate in Addictions and Mental Health.
(226) 286-0894 View (226) 286-0894
Photo of Great Lakes Counselling & Consultation Services , Registered Social Worker in Waterford, ON
Great Lakes Counselling & Consultation Services
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Waterford, ON N0E
The Clinicians at GLCCS engage in continuing competence activities and offer strength-based, person-centered, solution focused, culturally aware, non-judgmental and anti-oppressive counselling to individuals, groups, children, youth, couples and families. All Clinicians are registered and are trained in various types of counselling modalities such as CBT, CPT, DBT, ACT, Gottman Method, Emotion Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Focused Therapy. The Clinician's hold additional certificates in mental health and addiction, trauma and attachment, and suicide intervention. We are also a positive space.
The Clinicians at GLCCS engage in continuing competence activities and offer strength-based, person-centered, solution focused, culturally aware, non-judgmental and anti-oppressive counselling to individuals, groups, children, youth, couples and families. All Clinicians are registered and are trained in various types of counselling modalities such as CBT, CPT, DBT, ACT, Gottman Method, Emotion Focused Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Brief Solution Focused Therapy. The Clinician's hold additional certificates in mental health and addiction, trauma and attachment, and suicide intervention. We are also a positive space.
(226) 887-8506 View (226) 887-8506

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Photo of Kayleen Edwards, Registered Psychotherapist in Waterford, ON
Kayleen Edwards
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, RYT200
Verified
10 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y
Prioritizing yourself can be so tough. Between caring for our families, work commitments, and the daily grind of life - it can be too easy to let our own self care fall to the wayside. This can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stuck, spending our time scrolling mindlessly on social media instead of doing the things that are most important to us. I work with parents to help them reconnect with themselves, get unstuck from tricky thoughts that get in the way, and move towards what's most important to them. You are worthy of taking this time for yourself, and you don't have to navigate it alone!
Prioritizing yourself can be so tough. Between caring for our families, work commitments, and the daily grind of life - it can be too easy to let our own self care fall to the wayside. This can leave us feeling overwhelmed and stuck, spending our time scrolling mindlessly on social media instead of doing the things that are most important to us. I work with parents to help them reconnect with themselves, get unstuck from tricky thoughts that get in the way, and move towards what's most important to them. You are worthy of taking this time for yourself, and you don't have to navigate it alone!
(365) 398-5093 View (365) 398-5093
Photo of Jessica Card, Counsellor in Waterford, ON
Jessica Card
Counsellor, MC, RCC
Verified
Simcoe, ON N3Y  (Online Only)
I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services. My deep-seated passion is rooted in delivering compassionate support and fostering a secure and nurturing space for my clients as they embark on their personal journeys of growth and self-discovery. By prioritizing a client-centered approach, I firmly uphold the belief that individuals possess an inherent wisdom about their own lives. Grounded in this belief, my goal is to guide clients in pursuing their objectives while respecting their distinctive values and autonomy.
I presently exclusively offer online sessions while working closely with a dedicated team at Strength Counselling Services. My deep-seated passion is rooted in delivering compassionate support and fostering a secure and nurturing space for my clients as they embark on their personal journeys of growth and self-discovery. By prioritizing a client-centered approach, I firmly uphold the belief that individuals possess an inherent wisdom about their own lives. Grounded in this belief, my goal is to guide clients in pursuing their objectives while respecting their distinctive values and autonomy.
(226) 640-3771 View (226) 640-3771
Photo of Stephanie West, Registered Psychotherapist in Waterford, ON
Stephanie West
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Burford, ON N0E
Do you ever feel alone in the world, or like no one understands you? Are you wondering if a difficult experience in your past has not been healed? Feelings of fear, guilt and shame prevent you from speaking your truth. You may be anxious about the future or feel hopeless but are afraid to talk to others about it.
Do you ever feel alone in the world, or like no one understands you? Are you wondering if a difficult experience in your past has not been healed? Feelings of fear, guilt and shame prevent you from speaking your truth. You may be anxious about the future or feel hopeless but are afraid to talk to others about it.
(365) 305-0169 View (365) 305-0169
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Guthrie and Associates
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Simcoe, ON N3Y
Established in 1983, Guthrie and Associates has served many thousands of couples, families and individuals like you. We were the first private counselling clinic to practice in Brantford. Building a strong reputation over the past thirty-eight years, we are a recognized place in the community and receive referrals from many professionals, including doctors, lawyers, social workers and clergy. Our skilled team of counsellors include both Clinical Social Workers and a Registered Psychotherapist. Whatever issue, challenge or hurdle you may be facing, our team of caring and competent counsellors are here for you in your time of need.
Established in 1983, Guthrie and Associates has served many thousands of couples, families and individuals like you. We were the first private counselling clinic to practice in Brantford. Building a strong reputation over the past thirty-eight years, we are a recognized place in the community and receive referrals from many professionals, including doctors, lawyers, social workers and clergy. Our skilled team of counsellors include both Clinical Social Workers and a Registered Psychotherapist. Whatever issue, challenge or hurdle you may be facing, our team of caring and competent counsellors are here for you in your time of need.
(226) 286-4909 View (226) 286-4909
Photo of Zafire Holistic Wellness, Psychologist in Waterford, ON
Zafire Holistic Wellness
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y
First Responders: are you feeling fatigued beyond usual, or perhaps you are struggling with memory or irritable mood? Is it getting harder for you to get motivated to show up? Are you startled by noises and flashes. How is your level of hypervigilance, extra alert to a fault? First responders are at a much higher risk of experiencing symptoms of PTSD and with that usually comes along depression and fractured relationships. PTSD is a silent dis-order. It can ruin lives, families and test everyone's tolerance.
First Responders: are you feeling fatigued beyond usual, or perhaps you are struggling with memory or irritable mood? Is it getting harder for you to get motivated to show up? Are you startled by noises and flashes. How is your level of hypervigilance, extra alert to a fault? First responders are at a much higher risk of experiencing symptoms of PTSD and with that usually comes along depression and fractured relationships. PTSD is a silent dis-order. It can ruin lives, families and test everyone's tolerance.
(226) 270-9390 View (226) 270-9390
Photo of Stephanie Alderson Clinical Supervision, Registered Social Worker in Waterford, ON
Stephanie Alderson Clinical Supervision
Registered Social Worker, HBSc, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Simcoe, ON N3Y  (Online Only)
Psychotherapy is challenging work! With support, reflection and self-care it can be a very rewarding career! As a registered clinical social worker with over ten years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, youth, individuals, and families, I believe that good supervision is an integral part of what we do! I provide virtual clinical supervision and consultation in individual, dyadic and group formats to mental health professionals. I meet all supervision requirements under OCSWSSW and CRPO.
Psychotherapy is challenging work! With support, reflection and self-care it can be a very rewarding career! As a registered clinical social worker with over ten years of experience providing psychotherapy to children, youth, individuals, and families, I believe that good supervision is an integral part of what we do! I provide virtual clinical supervision and consultation in individual, dyadic and group formats to mental health professionals. I meet all supervision requirements under OCSWSSW and CRPO.
(226) 756-0034 View (226) 756-0034

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Waterford, ON

10+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Waterford, ON who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Relationship Issues
93% Depression
93% Self Esteem
86% Stress
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Other
75% First Nations Health Authority
50% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Waterford, ON see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Waterford?

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.