Therapists in Whitby, ON

Photo of Kristy Cartwright, Registered Psychotherapist in Whitby, ON
Kristy Cartwright
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1N
We all feel lost sometimes or face life challenges and relationships that can feel overwhelming. Life is tough, but I believe we all have the ability to overcome hardships. Together, we can explore your concerns and past traumas, working towards lasting change that helps you progress toward the person and future you desire and deserve. I believe in a collaborative approach that empowers and motivates you during the therapeutic process. It's important to me to not only understand and address your concerns throughout therapy, but also to remind you of your strengths and capacity to contribute to goal setting and problem solving.
We all feel lost sometimes or face life challenges and relationships that can feel overwhelming. Life is tough, but I believe we all have the ability to overcome hardships. Together, we can explore your concerns and past traumas, working towards lasting change that helps you progress toward the person and future you desire and deserve. I believe in a collaborative approach that empowers and motivates you during the therapeutic process. It's important to me to not only understand and address your concerns throughout therapy, but also to remind you of your strengths and capacity to contribute to goal setting and problem solving.
(289) 769-9428 View (289) 769-9428
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Rubina Gogna
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENT'S* I am so glad you are here and putting forth your needs first or maybe you are here because your friend or family member needs support or you are just tired of feeling this ‘Numb’ feeling and you want some answers as to “Why are you feeling this way? or asking yourself “Why don’t I feel happy or sad anymore?”, “Why am I like this?”, What is wrong with me? If I have made you question yourself right now then you are in the right place with the right person. As your therapist, I will help you explore all these feelings and will support you for your Mindful Comeback starting at your own pace.
*ACCEPTING NEW CLIENT'S* I am so glad you are here and putting forth your needs first or maybe you are here because your friend or family member needs support or you are just tired of feeling this ‘Numb’ feeling and you want some answers as to “Why are you feeling this way? or asking yourself “Why don’t I feel happy or sad anymore?”, “Why am I like this?”, What is wrong with me? If I have made you question yourself right now then you are in the right place with the right person. As your therapist, I will help you explore all these feelings and will support you for your Mindful Comeback starting at your own pace.
(289) 204-4945 View (289) 204-4945
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Kelly Emmett
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
Whitby, ON L1P  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I collaborate with clients to identify the roadblocks that prevent them from living their best life; one with intention, meaning and happiness. Paying attention to the things that impact our well-being - mood instability, sleep disturbances, anxiety/stress, interpersonal concerns, life transitions - is imperative to help us move beyond them.
I collaborate with clients to identify the roadblocks that prevent them from living their best life; one with intention, meaning and happiness. Paying attention to the things that impact our well-being - mood instability, sleep disturbances, anxiety/stress, interpersonal concerns, life transitions - is imperative to help us move beyond them.
(289) 206-6659 View (289) 206-6659
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Clint Robson
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Waitlist for new clients
I am part of CREW Psychotherapy and Trauma Services (crewservices.ca) In my experience, people overcome difficulties and reach their greatest potential when they have the correct ingredients and the most accurate support. I bring 25 years of experience to our work and I provide my clients with compassion, unconditional acceptance, warmth, and transparency. My experience and expertise lead me to effectively offer psychotherapy services to adults and families across the life cycle and for a variety of struggles.
I am part of CREW Psychotherapy and Trauma Services (crewservices.ca) In my experience, people overcome difficulties and reach their greatest potential when they have the correct ingredients and the most accurate support. I bring 25 years of experience to our work and I provide my clients with compassion, unconditional acceptance, warmth, and transparency. My experience and expertise lead me to effectively offer psychotherapy services to adults and families across the life cycle and for a variety of struggles.
(289) 608-8792 View (289) 608-8792
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Sandra Graham
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1M  (Online Only)
I believe that change is possible with the right support and opportunities. My client-centered and collaborative approach focuses on understanding your unique perspectives through your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I apply evidence-based techniques and interventions tailored to your specific needs to help you navigate difficult situations and promote your mental health and happiness. My diverse therapeutic approach incorporates Narrative and Solution-Focused Therapy, to equip you with the necessary tools to promote healthy and positive change.
I believe that change is possible with the right support and opportunities. My client-centered and collaborative approach focuses on understanding your unique perspectives through your thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I apply evidence-based techniques and interventions tailored to your specific needs to help you navigate difficult situations and promote your mental health and happiness. My diverse therapeutic approach incorporates Narrative and Solution-Focused Therapy, to equip you with the necessary tools to promote healthy and positive change.
(289) 276-8018 View (289) 276-8018
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Laura Boyko
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, MEd(c), ACC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1N
You have likely encountered some challenging times recently, or else you wouldn’t be here. Feeling stuck and not knowing how to move forward? You may not know where that journey will take you, but I can help be your personal guide. I believe my main role is to help observe and facilitate your personal journey. Imagine a life of clarity, love and freedom from the negative thoughts or emotions that fill your head and binds you. Imagine waking up every day feeling in control of whatever might come your way; knowing that you have the internal strength to deal with and manage it. Imagine being the best version of YOU.
You have likely encountered some challenging times recently, or else you wouldn’t be here. Feeling stuck and not knowing how to move forward? You may not know where that journey will take you, but I can help be your personal guide. I believe my main role is to help observe and facilitate your personal journey. Imagine a life of clarity, love and freedom from the negative thoughts or emotions that fill your head and binds you. Imagine waking up every day feeling in control of whatever might come your way; knowing that you have the internal strength to deal with and manage it. Imagine being the best version of YOU.
(365) 800-6595 View (365) 800-6595
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Nick Daze
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1N
As someone who passionately believes that everybody lives life in their own unique way, I am dedicated to creating a warm, non-judgemental, and honest environment for my clients. I specialize in guiding individuals, adolescents, and families through various life transitions, helping them navigate the challenges that come with change and emerge stronger. My therapeutic approach is rooted in creating a safe space and a strong alliance; meeting my clients where they are and working collaboratively to define goals and explore how we can achieve them.
As someone who passionately believes that everybody lives life in their own unique way, I am dedicated to creating a warm, non-judgemental, and honest environment for my clients. I specialize in guiding individuals, adolescents, and families through various life transitions, helping them navigate the challenges that come with change and emerge stronger. My therapeutic approach is rooted in creating a safe space and a strong alliance; meeting my clients where they are and working collaboratively to define goals and explore how we can achieve them.
(289) 206-8806 View (289) 206-8806
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Beyond The Woods Counselling (Meaghan Varty)
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1N
As a therapist, I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental, and empathetic space where my clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, collaboration, and mutual respect. I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual, drawing upon evidence-based practices to provide effective and personalized treatment. My goal is to support my clients in developing coping strategies, enhancing self-awareness, and fostering positive change in their lives.
As a therapist, I strive to create a warm, non-judgmental, and empathetic space where my clients can explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. I believe in the importance of building a strong therapeutic relationship based on trust, collaboration, and mutual respect. I tailor my approach to meet the unique needs and goals of each individual, drawing upon evidence-based practices to provide effective and personalized treatment. My goal is to support my clients in developing coping strategies, enhancing self-awareness, and fostering positive change in their lives.
(289) 273-9476 View (289) 273-9476
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Sherelle Schoburgh
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1P
Accepting NEW patients-therapy for kids, youth & adults! Are you/your kids suffering from anxiety, depression or trauma? Have trouble regulating emotions? Do you/your kids find it hard to focus or withdrawing/isolating? Are your kids pressurized by their peers or getting into trouble at school? I can help. I am here to help you find healthy coping mechanisms, have a safe & supportive outlet and help you reach your goals. Therapy can be difficult for some individuals; however I am able to build a strong rapport & encourage clients to feel comfortable sharing their story. I can help you accomplish goals + reach your full potential
Accepting NEW patients-therapy for kids, youth & adults! Are you/your kids suffering from anxiety, depression or trauma? Have trouble regulating emotions? Do you/your kids find it hard to focus or withdrawing/isolating? Are your kids pressurized by their peers or getting into trouble at school? I can help. I am here to help you find healthy coping mechanisms, have a safe & supportive outlet and help you reach your goals. Therapy can be difficult for some individuals; however I am able to build a strong rapport & encourage clients to feel comfortable sharing their story. I can help you accomplish goals + reach your full potential
(289) 274-1698 View (289) 274-1698
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Jelani Adams - Thrive CBT
Registered Social Worker, BSc Hon, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1N
Whether it is anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, OCD or another concern, we are here to help. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help and you should commend yourself for taking this step. Therapy is not an easy process and it takes work. However, that hard work can often lead to great insight and personal growth.
Whether it is anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, OCD or another concern, we are here to help. It takes a lot of courage to reach out for help and you should commend yourself for taking this step. Therapy is not an easy process and it takes work. However, that hard work can often lead to great insight and personal growth.
(365) 988-0371 View (365) 988-0371
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Kira Hensley
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1N
You’re exhausted, overwhelmed, and feel like you never quite get it good enough. You’re just.so.tired of beating yourself up. You try so hard. And so far, you’ve faked it pretty well. No one has realized you’re not quite what they think you are. You woke up today: (healthy?) lunch for your kids, enough make-up to cover the flaws, dressed in a (stylish??) outfit that hides that problem area. At work, you managed to get through the day without anyone pointing out how little you know or how many times you felt inadequate (should work more this weekend!). You come home, ugh. The mess…you just cleaned…why does it already look so bad??
You’re exhausted, overwhelmed, and feel like you never quite get it good enough. You’re just.so.tired of beating yourself up. You try so hard. And so far, you’ve faked it pretty well. No one has realized you’re not quite what they think you are. You woke up today: (healthy?) lunch for your kids, enough make-up to cover the flaws, dressed in a (stylish??) outfit that hides that problem area. At work, you managed to get through the day without anyone pointing out how little you know or how many times you felt inadequate (should work more this weekend!). You come home, ugh. The mess…you just cleaned…why does it already look so bad??
(647) 371-0383 View (647) 371-0383
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Hatty Wong
Registered Psychotherapist, MPsy, RP, CFRC
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1N
Have you ever experienced periods in your life where you are so troubled by stress, anxiety relationship difficulties, and/or depressed mood but is uncertain who to turn to talk about the issues in fear that you'll be misunderstood or that others simply just won't get what you're going through? If so, I would be happy to work with you to explore the issues troubling you. As a BIPOC Psychotherapist, I have worked with a number of individuals ranging from ages 7 - 65+ from various ethnic backgrounds to help them work through a variety of issues. I have experience working with those in the LGBTQ community and marginalized groups.
Have you ever experienced periods in your life where you are so troubled by stress, anxiety relationship difficulties, and/or depressed mood but is uncertain who to turn to talk about the issues in fear that you'll be misunderstood or that others simply just won't get what you're going through? If so, I would be happy to work with you to explore the issues troubling you. As a BIPOC Psychotherapist, I have worked with a number of individuals ranging from ages 7 - 65+ from various ethnic backgrounds to help them work through a variety of issues. I have experience working with those in the LGBTQ community and marginalized groups.
(289) 278-2494 View (289) 278-2494
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Simar Gill Lowther
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Whitby, ON L1M
I am a dedicated psychotherapist with a heartfelt commitment to guiding individuals through life’s myriad challenges. My practice warmly embraces clients of all ages, from children over ten to elders, and extends to families and couples, providing a haven for those in search of empathy and growth amidst life’s complexities. My expertise spans a broad spectrum, addressing not only emotional and psychological hurdles such as anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues but also specializing in the intricacies of chronic pain management and addiction recovery. I understand the profound impact these conditions can have on one’s quality of
I am a dedicated psychotherapist with a heartfelt commitment to guiding individuals through life’s myriad challenges. My practice warmly embraces clients of all ages, from children over ten to elders, and extends to families and couples, providing a haven for those in search of empathy and growth amidst life’s complexities. My expertise spans a broad spectrum, addressing not only emotional and psychological hurdles such as anxiety, trauma, and relationship issues but also specializing in the intricacies of chronic pain management and addiction recovery. I understand the profound impact these conditions can have on one’s quality of
(289) 212-0670 View (289) 212-0670
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Positive Kids Inc
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, PsyD(c)
Verified Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Positive Kids is a provider of holistic ADHD treatment for children and their families. We are the creators of a unique model called "LEPS." Our model tackles the complications associated with ADHD with a very high success rate. The acronym stands for LEARNING, EMOTIONAL, PARENTING, SOCIAL skills. We begin by assessing your child’s ADHD symptoms before we go into a more in-depth discovery of what your child’s individual needs are. Once we have determined the initial requirements, we set up a schedule for you & your child, breaking down each part of the program.
Positive Kids is a provider of holistic ADHD treatment for children and their families. We are the creators of a unique model called "LEPS." Our model tackles the complications associated with ADHD with a very high success rate. The acronym stands for LEARNING, EMOTIONAL, PARENTING, SOCIAL skills. We begin by assessing your child’s ADHD symptoms before we go into a more in-depth discovery of what your child’s individual needs are. Once we have determined the initial requirements, we set up a schedule for you & your child, breaking down each part of the program.
(289) 278-9889 View (289) 278-9889
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Claire Dennis
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1N
Hello! I’m Claire, a compassionate and dedicated Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). Whether you are facing life transitions, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, or simply seeking greater self-awareness and fulfillment, I am here to support you in your therapeutic journey. I strive to create a safe and nurturing space where we can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences without judgment. I believe you are the expert in your life and my goal is to provide you with the support and tools necessary to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself whilst navigating life’s ups and downs.
Hello! I’m Claire, a compassionate and dedicated Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). Whether you are facing life transitions, relationship challenges, anxiety, depression, or simply seeking greater self-awareness and fulfillment, I am here to support you in your therapeutic journey. I strive to create a safe and nurturing space where we can explore your thoughts, emotions, and experiences without judgment. I believe you are the expert in your life and my goal is to provide you with the support and tools necessary to cultivate a deeper understanding of yourself whilst navigating life’s ups and downs.
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Ashley Henderson
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Feeling overwhelmed, slowed down, hopeless or alone? Well you are not alone. My role is to walk with you down the path of self-understanding, acceptance and fulfillment. My goal is to help you take control back over your life and empower you to move forward down the path you want to create for yourself. I work primarily with adults, teenagers, and children who are experiencing anxiety, depression, conflict within relationships, issues related to self-esteem and body image, dealing with the emotional impact of divorce and people who are in general just feeling overwhelmed within their daily life.
Feeling overwhelmed, slowed down, hopeless or alone? Well you are not alone. My role is to walk with you down the path of self-understanding, acceptance and fulfillment. My goal is to help you take control back over your life and empower you to move forward down the path you want to create for yourself. I work primarily with adults, teenagers, and children who are experiencing anxiety, depression, conflict within relationships, issues related to self-esteem and body image, dealing with the emotional impact of divorce and people who are in general just feeling overwhelmed within their daily life.
(289) 277-2806 View (289) 277-2806
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Lissa Paiment
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BEd
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1N
In March of 2020 our world was turned upside down. It is beautifully brave to ask for help. Congratulations on making self-care and your mental health a priority. It is my goal to help you to learn more about yourself and to work collaboratively with you towards your individual goals. With great compassion, and a person centred approach, we will create a safe space for you to gain a better awareness of yourself and your best hope for therapy. You will learn that you are not alone in your challenges, and in me, you will find a guide and someone who believes deeply in your potential for growth and change.
In March of 2020 our world was turned upside down. It is beautifully brave to ask for help. Congratulations on making self-care and your mental health a priority. It is my goal to help you to learn more about yourself and to work collaboratively with you towards your individual goals. With great compassion, and a person centred approach, we will create a safe space for you to gain a better awareness of yourself and your best hope for therapy. You will learn that you are not alone in your challenges, and in me, you will find a guide and someone who believes deeply in your potential for growth and change.
(289) 206-8768 View (289) 206-8768
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Melissa Fraser
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1R  (Online Only)
I am here to help you find your way through life's transitions, unmanageable stress, hopelessness, overwhelm, and anxiety. I will meet you where you are at, help you figure out where you want to be, and collaborate on how to help you get there. I am a guide for self-exploration, personal responsibility, and helping you to re-author the stories and narratives of your life. I am passionate about supporting caregivers who are assisting family members with disabilities, aging parents, and those struggling with fertility and all of the challenges and emotions that go along with that.
I am here to help you find your way through life's transitions, unmanageable stress, hopelessness, overwhelm, and anxiety. I will meet you where you are at, help you figure out where you want to be, and collaborate on how to help you get there. I am a guide for self-exploration, personal responsibility, and helping you to re-author the stories and narratives of your life. I am passionate about supporting caregivers who are assisting family members with disabilities, aging parents, and those struggling with fertility and all of the challenges and emotions that go along with that.
(289) 275-9548 View (289) 275-9548
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Nicole Staite
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, MA, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitby, ON L1R  (Online Only)
My work as a clinician is grounded in the belief that people DESERVE therapy which means that YOU deserve a space to feel seen and heard and YOU deserve a space to process your past/current/future experiences with a non-biased professional. I offer you a modern, individualized and HUMAN approach to therapy where we work collaboratively to explore limiting beliefs, unhelpful thought/emotion & behavioral patterns and process life's challenges AND wins together so that you can stop living for the next best thing and start living for today. I am here to help you do the work necessary to feel unstuck, hopeful and in control again.
My work as a clinician is grounded in the belief that people DESERVE therapy which means that YOU deserve a space to feel seen and heard and YOU deserve a space to process your past/current/future experiences with a non-biased professional. I offer you a modern, individualized and HUMAN approach to therapy where we work collaboratively to explore limiting beliefs, unhelpful thought/emotion & behavioral patterns and process life's challenges AND wins together so that you can stop living for the next best thing and start living for today. I am here to help you do the work necessary to feel unstuck, hopeful and in control again.
(289) 797-3231 View (289) 797-3231
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Mindful Mental Health
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MACP, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
Whitby, ON L1N
Here at Mindful Mental Health, we have clinicians who bring a diverse range of experience and expertise. Set up a free 15-minute, no obligation phone call to match with your therapist today!
Here at Mindful Mental Health, we have clinicians who bring a diverse range of experience and expertise. Set up a free 15-minute, no obligation phone call to match with your therapist today!
(289) 206-5294 View (289) 206-5294

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Whitby, ON

300+

Average cost per session

$155

Counsellors in Whitby, ON who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
91% Depression
88% Self Esteem
87% Relationship Issues
85% Stress
82% Coping Skills
69% Grief

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

68% Manulife
65% Green Shield Canada
64% SunLife

How Counsellors in Whitby, ON see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
11% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Whitby?

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.