Therapists in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

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Susie Santacroce
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), CTRS
Verified
2 Endorsed
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A  (Online Only)
Are you stuck in a cycle of emotional or chronic pain leading to low energy, depressed mood or social withdrawal? Everyone experiences challenges like this at some point in life but when cycles of emotional or physical pain, anxiety or depression become too great they can be all-consuming and difficult to manage alone. Finding the right support to break the cycle you are stuck in will allow you to experience more joy and meaning in your life.
Are you stuck in a cycle of emotional or chronic pain leading to low energy, depressed mood or social withdrawal? Everyone experiences challenges like this at some point in life but when cycles of emotional or physical pain, anxiety or depression become too great they can be all-consuming and difficult to manage alone. Finding the right support to break the cycle you are stuck in will allow you to experience more joy and meaning in your life.
(289) 670-2359 View (289) 670-2359
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Sue Morrison
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, BA, CAC
Verified
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A  (Online Only)
Check out my website www.whitebricktherapy.com ! There you'll find links to several interviews I've done as the Mental Health Correspondent at Bullet Point News - Get to know the real me ! The most important aspect of therapy is finding the right person to be open, honest and vulnerable with. Anxiety, depression and addiction can be painful and debilitating but they are symptoms of something much deeper. I will work with you to get beneath the surface, sort through the layers of your painful memories and experiences and come to a place of deeper understanding which can be transformational !
Check out my website www.whitebricktherapy.com ! There you'll find links to several interviews I've done as the Mental Health Correspondent at Bullet Point News - Get to know the real me ! The most important aspect of therapy is finding the right person to be open, honest and vulnerable with. Anxiety, depression and addiction can be painful and debilitating but they are symptoms of something much deeper. I will work with you to get beneath the surface, sort through the layers of your painful memories and experiences and come to a place of deeper understanding which can be transformational !
(289) 723-1233 View (289) 723-1233
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Mateo Salazar
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv
Verified
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A  (Online Only)
Mateo is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. He has provided treatment for many individuals, couples, and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds, challenging life experiences, and complex mental health concerns all over Toronto and the GTA. Mateo’s clinical work can be described as an eclectic therapeutic approach primarily rooted in modalities including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.
Mateo is a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. He has provided treatment for many individuals, couples, and families from a variety of cultural backgrounds, challenging life experiences, and complex mental health concerns all over Toronto and the GTA. Mateo’s clinical work can be described as an eclectic therapeutic approach primarily rooted in modalities including Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Therapy, and Narrative Therapy.
(289) 278-8336 View (289) 278-8336
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Antonia Gall - Registered Nurse Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A
Are things getting you down? Are you feeling stuck trying to figure out life's challenges? Are you unsure of what to do or how to cope with the stressors in your life. At a time in our life were more people than ever are experiencing depression, anxiety and stress as a result of the significant changes that are happening in the world today. There is hope and meaning even in the darkest places. And I want to walk beside you through your challenges and explore ways to help you move forward in your life. Together, we will discover what you really want in your life and set those priorities to obtain it.
Are things getting you down? Are you feeling stuck trying to figure out life's challenges? Are you unsure of what to do or how to cope with the stressors in your life. At a time in our life were more people than ever are experiencing depression, anxiety and stress as a result of the significant changes that are happening in the world today. There is hope and meaning even in the darkest places. And I want to walk beside you through your challenges and explore ways to help you move forward in your life. Together, we will discover what you really want in your life and set those priorities to obtain it.
(289) 206-9984 View (289) 206-9984
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Exhale Mental Health - Caroline Johnson
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A
What if I told you that you already have everything it takes to get you to your final wellness destination? That with you in the driver seat and me as your expert navigator helping you to your destination, trauma recovery, parenting support, grief and loss, service planning, strategies to cope with stress, anxiety and more is all more then doable? I'll provide you with helpful suggestions you'll get there fully in control and in your own time.
What if I told you that you already have everything it takes to get you to your final wellness destination? That with you in the driver seat and me as your expert navigator helping you to your destination, trauma recovery, parenting support, grief and loss, service planning, strategies to cope with stress, anxiety and more is all more then doable? I'll provide you with helpful suggestions you'll get there fully in control and in your own time.
(365) 661-4557 View (365) 661-4557
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Danicia Clarke
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A
All achievements begin with the decision to try. If you are reading this, first and foremost, congratulate yourself for deciding to try. Understanding who you are and the challenges that you face is no easy feat. Deciding to tackle them with the support of another individual means that you see yourself as valuable. Those who work with me may be having a tough time managing their day-to-day responsibilities, may be grieving a loss, or may need skills to help them regulate their emotions.
All achievements begin with the decision to try. If you are reading this, first and foremost, congratulate yourself for deciding to try. Understanding who you are and the challenges that you face is no easy feat. Deciding to tackle them with the support of another individual means that you see yourself as valuable. Those who work with me may be having a tough time managing their day-to-day responsibilities, may be grieving a loss, or may need skills to help them regulate their emotions.
(365) 658-0921 View (365) 658-0921
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Dorcas Wang
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, BSocSc, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A
Waitlist for new clients
In the busyness of life, it’s easy to push aside your emotions. But after some time, your stress, anxieties and worries become overwhelming and you are faced with the negative impact. These emotions are akin to a pile of dirty laundry. It needs to be dealt with and sorted. I am here to help you and work with you at your pace.
In the busyness of life, it’s easy to push aside your emotions. But after some time, your stress, anxieties and worries become overwhelming and you are faced with the negative impact. These emotions are akin to a pile of dirty laundry. It needs to be dealt with and sorted. I am here to help you and work with you at your pace.
(289) 206-8406 View (289) 206-8406
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Lauren Wallis
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, RP
Verified
7 Endorsed
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A
You might be finding yourself amidst some of life’s biggest stressors, such as loss, transitions, illness, trauma, and emotional stress. For many people, these issues can make them feel stuck, lost and like giving up. I care deeply for the wellbeing of my clients and I work to provide my clients with an open, accepting space where they can be with someone who is carrying their pain alongside them. I also offer supervision and consultation for therapists and students.
You might be finding yourself amidst some of life’s biggest stressors, such as loss, transitions, illness, trauma, and emotional stress. For many people, these issues can make them feel stuck, lost and like giving up. I care deeply for the wellbeing of my clients and I work to provide my clients with an open, accepting space where they can be with someone who is carrying their pain alongside them. I also offer supervision and consultation for therapists and students.
(289) 799-4220 View (289) 799-4220
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Irving Mui
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, BSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A
Sometimes our thoughts can be suffocating, like being stuck alone in a room, breathing in the same air over and over again. We hear our thoughts on loop – “I should be stronger.” “Why am I so overwhelmed by this?” “What’s wrong with me?” We lose perspective and we want relief.
Sometimes our thoughts can be suffocating, like being stuck alone in a room, breathing in the same air over and over again. We hear our thoughts on loop – “I should be stronger.” “Why am I so overwhelmed by this?” “What’s wrong with me?” We lose perspective and we want relief.
(365) 536-1489 View (365) 536-1489
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Fari A Syed
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A
Waitlist for new clients
I specialize in providing support to clients specific to the following needs: I have practical experience in the Motor Vehicle Collision Assessment and Treatment Services, Child Protection Services, and I have done extensive work with clients presenting with complex psychosocial issues such as domestic violence, difficult couples dynamics, trauma-related dynamics, child protection issues, complex injuries from vehicle collision, child protection court proceedings, anxiety and depression, contentious custody and access cases, as well as difficult parenting issues, I have also worked with children to provide play therapy!
I specialize in providing support to clients specific to the following needs: I have practical experience in the Motor Vehicle Collision Assessment and Treatment Services, Child Protection Services, and I have done extensive work with clients presenting with complex psychosocial issues such as domestic violence, difficult couples dynamics, trauma-related dynamics, child protection issues, complex injuries from vehicle collision, child protection court proceedings, anxiety and depression, contentious custody and access cases, as well as difficult parenting issues, I have also worked with children to provide play therapy!
(365) 651-5550 View (365) 651-5550
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Dawn Bernard
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RP, EMDR II, IFS L2
Verified
11 Endorsed
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A
Waitlist for new clients
Currently accepting clients on waitlist. Do you find yourself struggling to move past your past? Do you feel stuck in the depths of depression? Are you struggling to manage your anger or self-criticism? Are you exhausted from dealing with anxiety or PTSD? If so, I sincerely want to work WITH you to achieve the life, and the inner peace you deserve." For the past 15 years, I've had the privilege of witnessing people's courage to share their stories and lives with me. Through sharing your difficulties with a therapist you trust, and being willing to be vulnerable in a therapeutic relationship, change happens.
Currently accepting clients on waitlist. Do you find yourself struggling to move past your past? Do you feel stuck in the depths of depression? Are you struggling to manage your anger or self-criticism? Are you exhausted from dealing with anxiety or PTSD? If so, I sincerely want to work WITH you to achieve the life, and the inner peace you deserve." For the past 15 years, I've had the privilege of witnessing people's courage to share their stories and lives with me. Through sharing your difficulties with a therapist you trust, and being willing to be vulnerable in a therapeutic relationship, change happens.
(289) 796-1176 View (289) 796-1176
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Chris Cadaret
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, ADMH, MACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A  (Online Only)
All of us experience stressors and struggles in our lives. Essentially, it is about how we process these situations that can leave long-lasting impacts. There is no right or wrong way in the processing of these events, rather there are healthy versus unhealthy coping skills. My role is to facilitate your emotional and mental health journey, to aid in building up resiliency so that you are better able to manage and work through those stressors.
All of us experience stressors and struggles in our lives. Essentially, it is about how we process these situations that can leave long-lasting impacts. There is no right or wrong way in the processing of these events, rather there are healthy versus unhealthy coping skills. My role is to facilitate your emotional and mental health journey, to aid in building up resiliency so that you are better able to manage and work through those stressors.
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Minni Sharma
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A
Compassionate support is here! I have been of service to the community for over 20 years including working at a women's shelter, rape crisis centre, high schools, and hospices. I work with clients in the areas of couples, divorce/separation, policing/first responders, stress management, anxiety, depression, bereavement, blended/step-families, cross-cultural issues, and healthy relationships. I use solution focused techniques, somatic experiencing and mindfulness strategies to guide my clients to build their own "tool box" with skills to assist them through difficult emotions, situations and life events.
Compassionate support is here! I have been of service to the community for over 20 years including working at a women's shelter, rape crisis centre, high schools, and hospices. I work with clients in the areas of couples, divorce/separation, policing/first responders, stress management, anxiety, depression, bereavement, blended/step-families, cross-cultural issues, and healthy relationships. I use solution focused techniques, somatic experiencing and mindfulness strategies to guide my clients to build their own "tool box" with skills to assist them through difficult emotions, situations and life events.
(647) 559-3109 View (647) 559-3109
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Rui Tian
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, PCPain
Verified
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A  (Online Only)
practicing psychotherapy, clinical supervision, life coaching, consultation, training, and counselling through individual, couple family, and group formats. expertise in imental health (e.g. anxiety, depression, trauma); addictions (substances, problem gambling, eating, sex, and internet); concurrent disorders; developmental disability (ASD, MID, LD, ADHD, ODD); dual diagnosis; rehabilitation (MVA, WSIB, OWN, LTD, RTW, mTBI, and traumatic injuries); chronic illness (chronic pain and other chronic medical conditions); return to work, parenting (child and youth); couples and marital relationship, personal wellbeing/development.
practicing psychotherapy, clinical supervision, life coaching, consultation, training, and counselling through individual, couple family, and group formats. expertise in imental health (e.g. anxiety, depression, trauma); addictions (substances, problem gambling, eating, sex, and internet); concurrent disorders; developmental disability (ASD, MID, LD, ADHD, ODD); dual diagnosis; rehabilitation (MVA, WSIB, OWN, LTD, RTW, mTBI, and traumatic injuries); chronic illness (chronic pain and other chronic medical conditions); return to work, parenting (child and youth); couples and marital relationship, personal wellbeing/development.
(289) 207-6489 View (289) 207-6489
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Lyndsay Thompson
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Lyndsay! My specific areas of interest are with individual adults around trauma, character development and resilience, as well as children with their parents to promote healthy family attachment, behavioural issues, boundaries and support emotional validation and regulation. I am trained in CBT, EMDR, Theraplay, Focusing and Grief as well as supervision. And I don't work alone! I have a fantastic team who would be honoured to support you!
Hi, I'm Lyndsay! My specific areas of interest are with individual adults around trauma, character development and resilience, as well as children with their parents to promote healthy family attachment, behavioural issues, boundaries and support emotional validation and regulation. I am trained in CBT, EMDR, Theraplay, Focusing and Grief as well as supervision. And I don't work alone! I have a fantastic team who would be honoured to support you!
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Sarah Fell Nurse Psychotherapist
BScN, RN, CBE
Verified
3 Endorsed
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A  (Online Only)
Motherhood is beautiful, but it comes with a unique set of challenges. Overwhelmed by the physical & emotional changes of pregnancy? Grapping with feelings of grief & loss? Anxious & downcast in your postpartum phase? Missing out on moments of connection with your baby? Struggling with identity/role adjustment? Drowning in early parenting stress? Don't let these feelings of overwhelm, sorrow, fear & doubt dim the joy of motherhood! I offer compassionate support and guidance through specialized psychotherapy services aimed at protecting and promoting optimal maternal well-being during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond!
Motherhood is beautiful, but it comes with a unique set of challenges. Overwhelmed by the physical & emotional changes of pregnancy? Grapping with feelings of grief & loss? Anxious & downcast in your postpartum phase? Missing out on moments of connection with your baby? Struggling with identity/role adjustment? Drowning in early parenting stress? Don't let these feelings of overwhelm, sorrow, fear & doubt dim the joy of motherhood! I offer compassionate support and guidance through specialized psychotherapy services aimed at protecting and promoting optimal maternal well-being during pregnancy, postpartum, and beyond!
(289) 724-3132 View (289) 724-3132
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Morgan Lucas
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A  (Online Only)
Hi there and welcome. You may be here for a variety of reasons, or you may not even be sure what, exactly, you're looking for yet. Life and career transitions can be extremely stressful and confusing, to say the least. I specialize in career counselling, burnout, and anxiety. Usually, these pieces intersect. You may no longer find as much meaning in your work and it's anxiety-inducing to think of starting somewhere new. You may have experienced a loss and now you're re-considering your path. These are sentiments I hear often in my work, so you're certainly not alone in this, although I know it can feel this way.
Hi there and welcome. You may be here for a variety of reasons, or you may not even be sure what, exactly, you're looking for yet. Life and career transitions can be extremely stressful and confusing, to say the least. I specialize in career counselling, burnout, and anxiety. Usually, these pieces intersect. You may no longer find as much meaning in your work and it's anxiety-inducing to think of starting somewhere new. You may have experienced a loss and now you're re-considering your path. These are sentiments I hear often in my work, so you're certainly not alone in this, although I know it can feel this way.
(289) 276-5827 View (289) 276-5827
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Rachel Warner
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A  (Online Only)
Being a Queer person is a journey filled with unique challenges. The world tells you to be someone you're not, leaving you feeling alone and struggling to grasp your identity amidst societal expectations. The weight of isolation, fear for your safety, and discomfort of not being your true self can be overwhelming. In session, we will identify the stories you believe about yourself and the world. We will integrate a strengths-based approach to find exceptions to the problems you're facing and identify your strengths so you can begin to rewrite these stories and find creative solutions to improve your quality of life.
Being a Queer person is a journey filled with unique challenges. The world tells you to be someone you're not, leaving you feeling alone and struggling to grasp your identity amidst societal expectations. The weight of isolation, fear for your safety, and discomfort of not being your true self can be overwhelming. In session, we will identify the stories you believe about yourself and the world. We will integrate a strengths-based approach to find exceptions to the problems you're facing and identify your strengths so you can begin to rewrite these stories and find creative solutions to improve your quality of life.
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Green Life Counseling
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MMFT, RMFT, RP
Verified
6 Endorsed
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A
We offer non-judgemental, compassionate and professional therapy with 20yrs of experience. You will experience feeling of being understood and therapeutic connections with us. We look forward to the opportunity to develop therapeutic relationships with you and work alongside you on your personal journey.
We offer non-judgemental, compassionate and professional therapy with 20yrs of experience. You will experience feeling of being understood and therapeutic connections with us. We look forward to the opportunity to develop therapeutic relationships with you and work alongside you on your personal journey.
(647) 930-0143 View (647) 930-0143
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Alan Eisenstat
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON L4A
In my practice, I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment in which my clients can work toward their goals. I employ evidence-based methods, meaning that I integrate current research findings with my clinical expertise to determine the most effective course of therapy. While my theoretical orientation is largely cognitive-behavioral (CBT), I also draw on solution-focussed, experiential, and humanistic approaches. My main areas of expertise include depression, anxiety problems, stress management, and anger management.
In my practice, I strive to provide a safe and supportive environment in which my clients can work toward their goals. I employ evidence-based methods, meaning that I integrate current research findings with my clinical expertise to determine the most effective course of therapy. While my theoretical orientation is largely cognitive-behavioral (CBT), I also draw on solution-focussed, experiential, and humanistic approaches. My main areas of expertise include depression, anxiety problems, stress management, and anger management.
(249) 504-2558 View (249) 504-2558

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Number of Counsellors in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

30+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Depression
85% Self Esteem
79% Coping Skills
79% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
71% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% SunLife
69% Manulife
62% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male

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How can I find a therapist in Whitchurch-Stouffville?

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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.