Therapists in Woodbridge, ON

Photo of Paula Scarangella, Registered Social Worker in Woodbridge, ON
Paula Scarangella
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
No concern or thought is too small or large to be explored in therapy. I understand that life can bring us suffering, pain, loss, and other experiences that we oftentimes struggle to manage. My goal is to provide a safe space to explore & process your thoughts, emotions, & life situations, no matter how big or small. I understand that each individual's story is unique, & I allow for discovery to occur in a fully confidential, non-judgemental space.
No concern or thought is too small or large to be explored in therapy. I understand that life can bring us suffering, pain, loss, and other experiences that we oftentimes struggle to manage. My goal is to provide a safe space to explore & process your thoughts, emotions, & life situations, no matter how big or small. I understand that each individual's story is unique, & I allow for discovery to occur in a fully confidential, non-judgemental space.
(289) 210-4842 View (289) 210-4842
Photo of Dr. Divya J, Psychologist in Woodbridge, ON
Dr. Divya J
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H  (Online Only)
Dr. Divya provides counselling and psychotherapy to individual adults. Depending on the needs of her clients, she makes use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT) approaches. She frequently integrates mindfulness-based techniques to support her client’s needs to cope better.
Dr. Divya provides counselling and psychotherapy to individual adults. Depending on the needs of her clients, she makes use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Cognitive processing therapy (CPT) and Dialectical Behavioral therapy (DBT) approaches. She frequently integrates mindfulness-based techniques to support her client’s needs to cope better.
(289) 769-9808 View (289) 769-9808
Photo of Soulstice Health Inc., Registered Social Worker in Woodbridge, ON
Soulstice Health Inc.
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW, ADS, RYT, CSEPCPT
Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Soulstice Health Inc. is a community-based Wellness Centre that adopts a holistic understanding of mental and physical health. We aspire to foster optimal personal health and healing from a mind, body, and soul approach. To truly tap into our greatest potential, we believe that self-connection is essential. Working collaboratively with individuals affected by mental health and/or addiction concerns, we support them in finding their own meaningful paths to healing. We are dedicated to helping you find your true self while fostering improved self-care, building on capacity, and realizing your fullest potential.
Soulstice Health Inc. is a community-based Wellness Centre that adopts a holistic understanding of mental and physical health. We aspire to foster optimal personal health and healing from a mind, body, and soul approach. To truly tap into our greatest potential, we believe that self-connection is essential. Working collaboratively with individuals affected by mental health and/or addiction concerns, we support them in finding their own meaningful paths to healing. We are dedicated to helping you find your true self while fostering improved self-care, building on capacity, and realizing your fullest potential.
(647) 564-5872 View (647) 564-5872
Photo of Salwa Mawji, Registered Social Worker in Woodbridge, ON
Salwa Mawji
Registered Social Worker, MSW, BSW, RSW
Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Welcome to Therapy Heals! I have worked with individuals, children/adolescents, young adults, couples, families, and groups in a variety of capacities. My expertise is in anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, parenting challenges, self-esteem issues, stress and relationship difficulties. I am known for my compassionate, strengths-based approach and my ability to not only help my clients navigate through life stressors, but also to explore ways to live more meaningfully and purposefully.
Welcome to Therapy Heals! I have worked with individuals, children/adolescents, young adults, couples, families, and groups in a variety of capacities. My expertise is in anxiety, depression, emotional regulation, parenting challenges, self-esteem issues, stress and relationship difficulties. I am known for my compassionate, strengths-based approach and my ability to not only help my clients navigate through life stressors, but also to explore ways to live more meaningfully and purposefully.
(888) 340-4325 View (888) 340-4325
Photo of Frances D'Amato, Registered Social Worker in Woodbridge, ON
Frances D'Amato
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, BA
Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! I offer services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families for a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, sexual abuse, poor body image, eating disorders, addictions, low self-esteem, loss and grief and other mental health concerns. I believe that each person is a unique individual with their own personality, thoughts, feelings, and experiences. In therapy, I view you as the expert of your life.
Hello and welcome! I offer services to children, adolescents, adults, couples and families for a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, postpartum depression, sexual abuse, poor body image, eating disorders, addictions, low self-esteem, loss and grief and other mental health concerns. I believe that each person is a unique individual with their own personality, thoughts, feelings, and experiences. In therapy, I view you as the expert of your life.
(905) 936-4747 View (905) 936-4747
Photo of Amanda Bacchus, Registered Social Worker in Woodbridge, ON
Amanda Bacchus
Registered Social Worker, RSW, RP, RMFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Feeling they do not understand you? Not enjoying your time together? You were likely close to your partner during the early years of your relationship, but as stressors of family, finances or work have come up, your connection has changed. You have tried to resolve matters, but feeling stuck. Just like when you take your car to a mechanic for repairs, couples therapy can be helpful in repairing your relationship. It can be difficult to ask for help, but when your relationship is not working, it can impact many aspects of your life.
Are you feeling disconnected from your partner? Feeling they do not understand you? Not enjoying your time together? You were likely close to your partner during the early years of your relationship, but as stressors of family, finances or work have come up, your connection has changed. You have tried to resolve matters, but feeling stuck. Just like when you take your car to a mechanic for repairs, couples therapy can be helpful in repairing your relationship. It can be difficult to ask for help, but when your relationship is not working, it can impact many aspects of your life.
(289) 273-7996 View (289) 273-7996
Photo of Brian Moskowitz, Registered Psychotherapist in Woodbridge, ON
Brian Moskowitz
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MACP, RP
Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
My goal is to foster a safe therapeutic environment for clients struggling with mood, relationships, addictions, and school/work-related stress. Setting an empathic, yet structured tone to each session, I am able to guide those seeking resolution toward discovering their own solutions. I have found that by helping clients build a deeper awareness of their mind-body connection, they develop greater self-regulation, a healthier sense of self and more satisfying interpersonal relationships.
My goal is to foster a safe therapeutic environment for clients struggling with mood, relationships, addictions, and school/work-related stress. Setting an empathic, yet structured tone to each session, I am able to guide those seeking resolution toward discovering their own solutions. I have found that by helping clients build a deeper awareness of their mind-body connection, they develop greater self-regulation, a healthier sense of self and more satisfying interpersonal relationships.
(888) 340-4325 View (888) 340-4325
Photo of ProWellness Inc. , Psychologist in Woodbridge, ON
ProWellness Inc.
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Dr. Papazoglou recently completed his postdoctoral appointment at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his doctoral degree (PhD) in psychology as Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto (U of T). He completed his doctoral clinical training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (psychological trauma clinic; sexual behaviours clinic). Dr. Papazoglou is a former Police Major of the Hellenic Police Force and European Police College, and he holds a master’s degree in applied psychology from New York University (NYU) as Onassis Scholar. His research focuses on stress, trauma, and resilience.
Dr. Papazoglou recently completed his postdoctoral appointment at Yale University School of Medicine. He completed his doctoral degree (PhD) in psychology as Vanier Scholar at the University of Toronto (U of T). He completed his doctoral clinical training at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (psychological trauma clinic; sexual behaviours clinic). Dr. Papazoglou is a former Police Major of the Hellenic Police Force and European Police College, and he holds a master’s degree in applied psychology from New York University (NYU) as Onassis Scholar. His research focuses on stress, trauma, and resilience.
(437) 747-7211 View (437) 747-7211
Photo of Randy Campbell, Marriage & Family Therapist in Woodbridge, ON
Randy Campbell
Marriage & Family Therapist, MDiv, RP
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Life is difficult enough, but relationships that aren't "working" can cause even greater difficulties, such as feeling helpless, hopeless and trapped. Relationships can be difficult if you don't know the rules! As a psychotherapist with over 25 yrs experience walking with individuals, couples, and families through the turbulent times in life. I have been able to help many relationships to heal and be healthier. Sometimes all a person needs is a different way of seeing what is before them, which allows them to deal with an issue that once blocked them from the relationships they desired.
Life is difficult enough, but relationships that aren't "working" can cause even greater difficulties, such as feeling helpless, hopeless and trapped. Relationships can be difficult if you don't know the rules! As a psychotherapist with over 25 yrs experience walking with individuals, couples, and families through the turbulent times in life. I have been able to help many relationships to heal and be healthier. Sometimes all a person needs is a different way of seeing what is before them, which allows them to deal with an issue that once blocked them from the relationships they desired.
(705) 790-1552 View (705) 790-1552
Photo of Sara Rizvi, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Woodbridge, ON
Sara Rizvi
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
You’ve taken the first step towards making a healthy and positive change to your life. You do not need to embark on this journey alone, I can help you reach the goals you’re hoping to achieve. With years of educational and professional experience in the mental health field and working with people from all walks of life, I’ve gained an understanding of the importance of individuality and incorporating that into my therapeutic approach. Whether you are working through trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or something else, I will provide a space that is warm, non-judgemental and safe.
You’ve taken the first step towards making a healthy and positive change to your life. You do not need to embark on this journey alone, I can help you reach the goals you’re hoping to achieve. With years of educational and professional experience in the mental health field and working with people from all walks of life, I’ve gained an understanding of the importance of individuality and incorporating that into my therapeutic approach. Whether you are working through trauma, anxiety, depression, relationship issues or something else, I will provide a space that is warm, non-judgemental and safe.
(289) 302-6717 View (289) 302-6717
Photo of Melissa Farinaccia, Registered Psychotherapist in Woodbridge, ON
Melissa Farinaccia
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, RP
Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
I am a psychotherapist and the founder of A New Tomorrow, psychotherapy services. As the founder of this holistic psychotherapy clinic, I am dedicated to empowering individuals of all ages on their transformative journeys. Through evidence-based modalities like DBT, IFS, EFT, ACT, and mindfulness, we address your unique needs. For children, we offer nurturing play-based therapy, while teenagers, young adults, and adults benefit from our empowering group psychoeducation sessions. Together, let's unlock your inner resilience and embrace a brighter future. Contact us to embark on this empowering path.
I am a psychotherapist and the founder of A New Tomorrow, psychotherapy services. As the founder of this holistic psychotherapy clinic, I am dedicated to empowering individuals of all ages on their transformative journeys. Through evidence-based modalities like DBT, IFS, EFT, ACT, and mindfulness, we address your unique needs. For children, we offer nurturing play-based therapy, while teenagers, young adults, and adults benefit from our empowering group psychoeducation sessions. Together, let's unlock your inner resilience and embrace a brighter future. Contact us to embark on this empowering path.
View
Photo of Alessia Ciampa, Registered Psychotherapist in Woodbridge, ON
Alessia Ciampa
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, BA
Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Life comes with its ups and downs, and at times it can be difficult to process and cope with our thoughts and emotions during these hardships. Together, we can work through these challenges and find strategies to help you address the root causes of these difficulties while finding ways to cope and move forward. I feel that while embarking on this journey it is important to build a positive and healthy relationship with oneself. Through increasing self-awareness and self-compassion, you can truly love yourself fully and improve your mood and mindset. "When things change inside you, things change around you."
Life comes with its ups and downs, and at times it can be difficult to process and cope with our thoughts and emotions during these hardships. Together, we can work through these challenges and find strategies to help you address the root causes of these difficulties while finding ways to cope and move forward. I feel that while embarking on this journey it is important to build a positive and healthy relationship with oneself. Through increasing self-awareness and self-compassion, you can truly love yourself fully and improve your mood and mindset. "When things change inside you, things change around you."
(289) 216-6954 View (289) 216-6954
Photo of Catherine Zeppieri, Registered Psychotherapist in Woodbridge, ON
Catherine Zeppieri
Registered Psychotherapist, HonBA, MA , BED, RP , CCC
Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Not accepting new clients
Life can be challenging, can't it? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Is there stress at home, at school, or at work? Are important relationships in your life strained? If you want to find relief, learn to cope, and feel more fulfilled then counselling and psychotherapy are a great fit for you.
Life can be challenging, can't it? Are you feeling anxious, depressed, or overwhelmed? Is there stress at home, at school, or at work? Are important relationships in your life strained? If you want to find relief, learn to cope, and feel more fulfilled then counselling and psychotherapy are a great fit for you.
(365) 800-6713 View (365) 800-6713
Photo of Romina Monastero, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Woodbridge, ON
Romina Monastero
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified
2 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4H  (Online Only)
Amid joy and excitement, life is often filled with unexpected challenges. My goal is to help you navigate such challenges through a nonjudgmental and culturally sensitive approach. It is my belief that clients must be empathized with, rather than pathologized. I will be there to listen and support you, regardless of what your unique story entails. I take great interest in helping clients navigate anxiety, relationship challenges, depression, and low self-esteem and am comfortable working with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Amid joy and excitement, life is often filled with unexpected challenges. My goal is to help you navigate such challenges through a nonjudgmental and culturally sensitive approach. It is my belief that clients must be empathized with, rather than pathologized. I will be there to listen and support you, regardless of what your unique story entails. I take great interest in helping clients navigate anxiety, relationship challenges, depression, and low self-esteem and am comfortable working with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
(289) 274-4863 View (289) 274-4863
Photo of Nada Bishir, Registered Social Worker in Woodbridge, ON
Nada Bishir
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L
I am a Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist passionate about providing a safe, compassionate, and inclusive space for healing. I use trauma-informed, attachment-focused, and mindfulness-based frameworks in my practice. I have experience working with individuals living with and/or experiencing depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, grief, relationship/family conflict, difficulties with emotional regulation, and trauma.
I am a Registered Social Worker/Psychotherapist passionate about providing a safe, compassionate, and inclusive space for healing. I use trauma-informed, attachment-focused, and mindfulness-based frameworks in my practice. I have experience working with individuals living with and/or experiencing depression, anxiety, borderline personality disorder, grief, relationship/family conflict, difficulties with emotional regulation, and trauma.
(289) 216-7013 View (289) 216-7013
Photo of Alessandra Trani, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Woodbridge, ON
Alessandra Trani
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP, MA
Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted, sad or frustrated ? Is this impacting your day to day life and/or affecting your relationships? If you struggle with any of these emotions and don't know know where to turn, I can help! I offer a custom approach for each of my clients! I want to understand where you are now and the challenges impacting your ability to feel your best and be happy. I offer a safe space with in-person or virtual appointments to suit your schedule so that you can begin your journey to healing.
Do you feel overwhelmed, anxious, exhausted, sad or frustrated ? Is this impacting your day to day life and/or affecting your relationships? If you struggle with any of these emotions and don't know know where to turn, I can help! I offer a custom approach for each of my clients! I want to understand where you are now and the challenges impacting your ability to feel your best and be happy. I offer a safe space with in-person or virtual appointments to suit your schedule so that you can begin your journey to healing.
(888) 340-4325 View (888) 340-4325
Photo of Neera Madhok, Registered Social Worker in Woodbridge, ON
Neera Madhok
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Are you experiencing changes in your life? Are you feeling stuck? Has there been a divorce, change in stages of life or health or someone has passed on. This is where my strong skill set from 11yrs of experience of being a helping professional can help people sort through the emotional upheaval associated with major life challenges or disappointments such as relationship break down, chronic illness, retirement, relocation and bereavement. I also help people with family of origin issues impacting their current life.
Are you experiencing changes in your life? Are you feeling stuck? Has there been a divorce, change in stages of life or health or someone has passed on. This is where my strong skill set from 11yrs of experience of being a helping professional can help people sort through the emotional upheaval associated with major life challenges or disappointments such as relationship break down, chronic illness, retirement, relocation and bereavement. I also help people with family of origin issues impacting their current life.
(289) 845-3300 x3 View (289) 845-3300 x3
Photo of Exposure and Response Prevention Clinic of Toronto, Registered Psychotherapist in Woodbridge, ON
Exposure and Response Prevention Clinic of Toronto
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4L
Hi I am Louisa Iannaci, Registered Psychotherapist, your compassionate guide to conquering OCD and anxiety disorders. I understand the overwhelming grip these conditions can have on your life because I've been there too. My journey led me to a deep passion for helping others break free from the relentless cycle of obsessive thoughts and paralyzing anxiety. With years of experience and a heart dedicated to healing, I offer a safe haven where you can finally exhale and take that first step toward a brighter future. Together, we'll unravel the intricacies of your mind, finding tailored strategies to reclaim control and restore peace.
Hi I am Louisa Iannaci, Registered Psychotherapist, your compassionate guide to conquering OCD and anxiety disorders. I understand the overwhelming grip these conditions can have on your life because I've been there too. My journey led me to a deep passion for helping others break free from the relentless cycle of obsessive thoughts and paralyzing anxiety. With years of experience and a heart dedicated to healing, I offer a safe haven where you can finally exhale and take that first step toward a brighter future. Together, we'll unravel the intricacies of your mind, finding tailored strategies to reclaim control and restore peace.
(289) 270-6426 View (289) 270-6426
Photo of Talk to Heal Counselling Services, Registered Psychotherapist in Woodbridge, ON
Talk to Heal Counselling Services
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified
Woodbridge, ON L4H
Is anxiety getting in the way of living? Do you often wonder if your personal life should be better? Are you living in your past - unable to move forward? Do you find yourself disconnected from yourself or your partner? Do you feel safe in your family? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and unsure about how they are supposed to manage different and all demanding aspects of their day-to-day life including, their time, careers, and their families. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself might look like an easy solution at first, but long term it can create mental and physical challenges.
Is anxiety getting in the way of living? Do you often wonder if your personal life should be better? Are you living in your past - unable to move forward? Do you find yourself disconnected from yourself or your partner? Do you feel safe in your family? Now more than ever, people are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, and unsure about how they are supposed to manage different and all demanding aspects of their day-to-day life including, their time, careers, and their families. Pushing away your needs and not taking time for yourself might look like an easy solution at first, but long term it can create mental and physical challenges.
(416) 831-2363 View (416) 831-2363
Photo of Nalini Elisa Ramlakhan, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Woodbridge, ON
Nalini Elisa Ramlakhan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), PhD
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge, ON L4L  (Online Only)
Life’s journey offers many things to be grateful for. However, we all face challenges throughout our lifetime that has the ability to affect our mental health. Having the right supports can help us navigate these challenges. I hold an open, non-judgmental space to help you heal. Therapy goals differ from person to person. My treatment approach is therefore tailored to you, working collaboratively with you to help you reach your therapeutic goals. As your therapist, I hope to help you gain insight and self-awareness, leading you to live your most beautiful, authentic life.
Life’s journey offers many things to be grateful for. However, we all face challenges throughout our lifetime that has the ability to affect our mental health. Having the right supports can help us navigate these challenges. I hold an open, non-judgmental space to help you heal. Therapy goals differ from person to person. My treatment approach is therefore tailored to you, working collaboratively with you to help you reach your therapeutic goals. As your therapist, I hope to help you gain insight and self-awareness, leading you to live your most beautiful, authentic life.
(289) 312-2086 View (289) 312-2086

See more therapy options for Woodbridge

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Woodbridge, ON

80+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Woodbridge, ON who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
89% Depression
89% Self Esteem
84% Coping Skills
84% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
70% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% Green Shield Canada
56% SunLife
44% Manulife

How Counsellors in Woodbridge, ON see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

87% Female
13% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Woodbridge?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.