Therapists in York, ON

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Roza Nozari
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
York, ON M6E
Waitlist for new clients
Welcome! I am a queer-identified, trauma-trained therapist who works with individuals and couples. Wherever you have found yourself today, whether this be the beginnings of a journey, or a return, I warmly invite you in. I draw from parts work, attachment theory, trauma therapies and somatic approaches to support clients in their healing. These approaches can be helpful for those seeking support in the following areas: complex trauma and PTSD; grief, anger and rage; relationship challenges (romantic, familial, etc); intergenerational trauma; childhood woundings; "coming out;" anxiety and others.
Welcome! I am a queer-identified, trauma-trained therapist who works with individuals and couples. Wherever you have found yourself today, whether this be the beginnings of a journey, or a return, I warmly invite you in. I draw from parts work, attachment theory, trauma therapies and somatic approaches to support clients in their healing. These approaches can be helpful for those seeking support in the following areas: complex trauma and PTSD; grief, anger and rage; relationship challenges (romantic, familial, etc); intergenerational trauma; childhood woundings; "coming out;" anxiety and others.
(647) 372-2225 View (647) 372-2225
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Natalie Gold
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, Gestalt, CCAP, OAMHP, IAAGT
Verified Verified
York, ON M6C
To me, as a Registered Psychotherapist, human being, and author of 'Binge Crazy: A Psychotherapist's Memoir of Food Addiction, Mental Illness, Obesity & Recovery' (2018), seeking help is a strength. It requires the courage and wisdom to reach your own truths. I'm rooted in Gestalt therapy, a holistic, here and now approach encompassing every aspect of your life. To find what works best for you, I include other modalities, from creative forms of expression to more structured methods. In Gestalt, you are the expert (on you) and I am the guide to help you explore what needs healing.
To me, as a Registered Psychotherapist, human being, and author of 'Binge Crazy: A Psychotherapist's Memoir of Food Addiction, Mental Illness, Obesity & Recovery' (2018), seeking help is a strength. It requires the courage and wisdom to reach your own truths. I'm rooted in Gestalt therapy, a holistic, here and now approach encompassing every aspect of your life. To find what works best for you, I include other modalities, from creative forms of expression to more structured methods. In Gestalt, you are the expert (on you) and I am the guide to help you explore what needs healing.
(855) 997-7355 View (855) 997-7355
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Keritha Andrews
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
York, ON M6E  (Online Only)
I have been working in the field of psychotherapy for almost 4 years. I am passionate about providing a service that allows me to see potential clients' cognitive, emotional and physical changes by providing a safe, non-judgmental, empowerment and encouraging space. I enjoy working with those who are experiencing severe to mild anxiety, depression, grief, relationship problems, family conflict and stress, self-esteem issues and many more. I appreciate working with those who feel they ready for therapy as I have observed the progress they made by simply showing up to every session with a willingness for to learn and grow.
I have been working in the field of psychotherapy for almost 4 years. I am passionate about providing a service that allows me to see potential clients' cognitive, emotional and physical changes by providing a safe, non-judgmental, empowerment and encouraging space. I enjoy working with those who are experiencing severe to mild anxiety, depression, grief, relationship problems, family conflict and stress, self-esteem issues and many more. I appreciate working with those who feel they ready for therapy as I have observed the progress they made by simply showing up to every session with a willingness for to learn and grow.
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Renuka Gupta Phd
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CHT, PLRT, HART
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York, ON M6N  (Online Only)
Outside are just manifestations, all creations are within - Rens . I have done PhD in Clinical Psychology & have always been a believer of something far beyond Science i.e. Spirituality, which is why I feel deeply that, the ones who find me and eventually come to me, were destined. My work is a mix of Science as well as Psycho-spiritual Therapy. Working towards Awareness, finding Purpose, Acceptance, Observing, eventually leading to Healing, has been the path I walk on. Remember : You are not just a part of Creation,the Creator of every part is you. FREE Email Consultations, no calls, Direct Paid Therapy :-) Blessings & Healing !
Outside are just manifestations, all creations are within - Rens . I have done PhD in Clinical Psychology & have always been a believer of something far beyond Science i.e. Spirituality, which is why I feel deeply that, the ones who find me and eventually come to me, were destined. My work is a mix of Science as well as Psycho-spiritual Therapy. Working towards Awareness, finding Purpose, Acceptance, Observing, eventually leading to Healing, has been the path I walk on. Remember : You are not just a part of Creation,the Creator of every part is you. FREE Email Consultations, no calls, Direct Paid Therapy :-) Blessings & Healing !
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Alyssa Held
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
York, ON M6E  (Online Only)
With years of experience, I provide individual counselling to youth, young adults, and adults experiencing intrapersonal challenges such as feelings of anxiety, low mood/depression, low self-worth, difficult life transitions, grief and loss, as well as interpersonal challenges with friends, family, partners, and peers. Using a supportive, exploratory, client-centered approach I support and guide the individual in exploring and connecting to their experiences and emotions in a safe space with a focus on positive and meaningful change.
With years of experience, I provide individual counselling to youth, young adults, and adults experiencing intrapersonal challenges such as feelings of anxiety, low mood/depression, low self-worth, difficult life transitions, grief and loss, as well as interpersonal challenges with friends, family, partners, and peers. Using a supportive, exploratory, client-centered approach I support and guide the individual in exploring and connecting to their experiences and emotions in a safe space with a focus on positive and meaningful change.
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Helen Vilenski, MA, RP
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
York, ON M6B
Are you struggling with unresolved trauma, relationship issues, anger, depression, anxiety or low self-esteem? I am a creative, compassionate and skilled psychotherapist. I believe that the pains from our past shape the way we relate to the world today. Psychotherapy helps to safely explore the pain and regain personal control. Having worked 13 years at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and subsequently 9 years in private practice, I have extensive experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief, self-esteem and relationship issues.
Are you struggling with unresolved trauma, relationship issues, anger, depression, anxiety or low self-esteem? I am a creative, compassionate and skilled psychotherapist. I believe that the pains from our past shape the way we relate to the world today. Psychotherapy helps to safely explore the pain and regain personal control. Having worked 13 years at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, and subsequently 9 years in private practice, I have extensive experience helping clients with depression, anxiety, trauma, addiction, grief, self-esteem and relationship issues.
(647) 496-8189 View (647) 496-8189
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Jupiter Vaughan
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
14 Endorsed
York, ON M5P  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can become overwhelming. In the midst of the many challenges we face, it can be difficult to remember that it is okay to feel confused, frustrated, angry, sad, or apathetic. As a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), my approach is client-centred. I assist people with discovering and accepting all the unique aspects of themselves, encouraging self-care and to speak freely without fear of judgement. The simple act of sharing our experiences and trials in our lives in a safe, comfortable space can help to begin the healing process.
Sometimes life can become overwhelming. In the midst of the many challenges we face, it can be difficult to remember that it is okay to feel confused, frustrated, angry, sad, or apathetic. As a Registered Psychotherapist (RP), my approach is client-centred. I assist people with discovering and accepting all the unique aspects of themselves, encouraging self-care and to speak freely without fear of judgement. The simple act of sharing our experiences and trials in our lives in a safe, comfortable space can help to begin the healing process.
(647) 699-4296 View (647) 699-4296
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Silva Redigonda
Registered Psychotherapist, MAMS, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
York, ON M6E
It is my belief that for healing and growth to occur for someone seeking help, acceptance without judgement is crucial, recognizing and acknowledging the woundedness and unmet needs within the client. This perspective encompasses and acknowledges the entire person with whom I am working, including the physical, intellectual, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual well being of the client. No one seeking help is turned away due to the condition from which they are suffering. My goal for each client is to provide a safe, trusting space so that healing and growth can be experienced.
It is my belief that for healing and growth to occur for someone seeking help, acceptance without judgement is crucial, recognizing and acknowledging the woundedness and unmet needs within the client. This perspective encompasses and acknowledges the entire person with whom I am working, including the physical, intellectual, emotional, interpersonal and spiritual well being of the client. No one seeking help is turned away due to the condition from which they are suffering. My goal for each client is to provide a safe, trusting space so that healing and growth can be experienced.
(844) 332-2202 View (844) 332-2202
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Janany Irathinam
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
York, ON M5P  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I foster a safe refuge where you can begin to unpack your lived experiences free from judgment. While honouring your story, I offer support in exploring what is working and what is deterring you from where you would like to be. In doing so, pathways can be created to explore healthier ways to cope, live a more meaningful and authentic life, gain greater insight, and communicate your needs and boundaries with others. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed/focused, anti-oppressive, strengths-based and draws from intersectional feminist theory. I integrate mindfulness, CBT, narrative therapy, neuroscience, and mind/body approaches.
I foster a safe refuge where you can begin to unpack your lived experiences free from judgment. While honouring your story, I offer support in exploring what is working and what is deterring you from where you would like to be. In doing so, pathways can be created to explore healthier ways to cope, live a more meaningful and authentic life, gain greater insight, and communicate your needs and boundaries with others. My approach to therapy is trauma-informed/focused, anti-oppressive, strengths-based and draws from intersectional feminist theory. I integrate mindfulness, CBT, narrative therapy, neuroscience, and mind/body approaches.
(844) 332-2453 View (844) 332-2453
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Marlee Rubel
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
York, ON M6C  (Online Only)
I work with adults and couples to help them move towards a state of continued growth, compassion, and self-awareness in a way that is collaborative, strengths-based, and empowering. I believe in creating a client-therapist relationship that fosters authenticity, support, and space for both acceptance, and for change. This can begin in our very first session. Together, we can begin to tease apart the adaptive approaches to dealing with and moving through life you've grown accustomed to, and begin to decipher which of these patterns are serving you, and which you may be interested in moving beyond.
I work with adults and couples to help them move towards a state of continued growth, compassion, and self-awareness in a way that is collaborative, strengths-based, and empowering. I believe in creating a client-therapist relationship that fosters authenticity, support, and space for both acceptance, and for change. This can begin in our very first session. Together, we can begin to tease apart the adaptive approaches to dealing with and moving through life you've grown accustomed to, and begin to decipher which of these patterns are serving you, and which you may be interested in moving beyond.
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Jane Theriault
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
York, ON M6E  (Online Only)
Whether you are reaching out for the first time or looking for a new therapist, I am here to offer my support and guidance. With warmth and understanding, I aim to assist you in exploring the twists and turns of your thoughts and feelings, making the journey to well-being a little easier.
Whether you are reaching out for the first time or looking for a new therapist, I am here to offer my support and guidance. With warmth and understanding, I aim to assist you in exploring the twists and turns of your thoughts and feelings, making the journey to well-being a little easier.
(647) 559-6187 View (647) 559-6187
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Danielle Bigras
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified Verified
11 Endorsed
York, ON M6B  (Online Only)
Sometimes life’s challenges may leave us feeling stuck and we can use a bit of support to help navigate through them. I see my work to be like a lamp post on a dark street, I help to shine some light so you can figure out where you want to go. You might be looking for help in living a more enriching emotional life, improve your relationships with self and others, and have more tools to deal with life’s difficulties and more fully enjoy each moment. My job is to provide you with a safe, compassionate space to explore and enhance your wellness. I know what it's like to sit in the client's chair, I've been there!
Sometimes life’s challenges may leave us feeling stuck and we can use a bit of support to help navigate through them. I see my work to be like a lamp post on a dark street, I help to shine some light so you can figure out where you want to go. You might be looking for help in living a more enriching emotional life, improve your relationships with self and others, and have more tools to deal with life’s difficulties and more fully enjoy each moment. My job is to provide you with a safe, compassionate space to explore and enhance your wellness. I know what it's like to sit in the client's chair, I've been there!
(249) 202-2046 View (249) 202-2046
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Peter Hall
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP, CCC, CTRTC
Verified Verified
York, ON M6N  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Brief Solution-Oriented Problem-Solving Psychotherapy. Asking for help is not easy, so congratulations on taking the first step toward building better mental health and a happier life. I am a psychotherapist and counsellor/psychotherapist educator/supervisor who works primarily using Problem-Solving Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, but will often incorporate techniques from other evidence-based treatments (such as Humanistic Therapy & Person-Centred Therapy) to tailor treatment to meet your specific needs.
Brief Solution-Oriented Problem-Solving Psychotherapy. Asking for help is not easy, so congratulations on taking the first step toward building better mental health and a happier life. I am a psychotherapist and counsellor/psychotherapist educator/supervisor who works primarily using Problem-Solving Therapy, Solution Focused Brief Therapy, Reality Therapy, and Rational Emotive & Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, but will often incorporate techniques from other evidence-based treatments (such as Humanistic Therapy & Person-Centred Therapy) to tailor treatment to meet your specific needs.
(647) 360-9307 View (647) 360-9307
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Svetlana Levinta
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd
Verified Verified
York, ON M5P
I am a Registered Psychotherapist serving individuals, couples, and families in Ontario. Since starting my practice here in Ontario, I have been given the privilege of helping clients overcome their relationship struggles and move forward with their lives. I work collaboratively to set goals with clients, helping them resolve personal problems, conflict in the family, and more. Each session offers a safe space for you to let it all out. My services are available in two languages: English and Russian. I can offer a more personalized service for those who need, since I know the culture, social processes, values, and traditions.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist serving individuals, couples, and families in Ontario. Since starting my practice here in Ontario, I have been given the privilege of helping clients overcome their relationship struggles and move forward with their lives. I work collaboratively to set goals with clients, helping them resolve personal problems, conflict in the family, and more. Each session offers a safe space for you to let it all out. My services are available in two languages: English and Russian. I can offer a more personalized service for those who need, since I know the culture, social processes, values, and traditions.
(416) 823-8037 View (416) 823-8037
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Nayab Tahir - Addiction And Cross-Cultural Specialist
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BSc, BA, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
York, ON M6E
You want to be seen, heard, and understood. You are looking for a therapist who not only has the expertise to help you but also the compassion and cultural sensitivity to truly connect with you. You want effective strategies and consistent support to navigate your challenges and achieve lasting change. You want to feel comfortable in your own skin, proud of your heritage, and capable of navigating cultural expectations without losing yourself. As a first-generation immigrant in Canada originally from Pakistan, I have experienced the challenges and rewards of adapting to various cultures firsthand.
You want to be seen, heard, and understood. You are looking for a therapist who not only has the expertise to help you but also the compassion and cultural sensitivity to truly connect with you. You want effective strategies and consistent support to navigate your challenges and achieve lasting change. You want to feel comfortable in your own skin, proud of your heritage, and capable of navigating cultural expectations without losing yourself. As a first-generation immigrant in Canada originally from Pakistan, I have experienced the challenges and rewards of adapting to various cultures firsthand.
(249) 559-2474 View (249) 559-2474
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Nicole Deeb
Pre-Licensed Professional, RP(Q), OCT
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
York, ON M6N  (Online Only)
My goal as a therapist is to provide a relationship with each client that gives space to explore the impact of external stories and your internal worlds. I work mostly with neurodivergent individuals – people who self-identify as Autistic, ADHD, gifted, highly sensitive etc. – with interest in navigating the harmful impact of dominant social norms. My approaches are borrowed from Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness and Religion, with some influence from CBT and Art Therapy.
My goal as a therapist is to provide a relationship with each client that gives space to explore the impact of external stories and your internal worlds. I work mostly with neurodivergent individuals – people who self-identify as Autistic, ADHD, gifted, highly sensitive etc. – with interest in navigating the harmful impact of dominant social norms. My approaches are borrowed from Narrative Therapy, Internal Family Systems, Schema Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Mindfulness and Religion, with some influence from CBT and Art Therapy.
(647) 492-4406 View (647) 492-4406
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Erin Hooks
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MEd
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
York, ON M6E  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or difficulties managing school or work related stress? My focus is on providing a caring, non-judgmental and safe space for clients to share their stories and work through their challenges. I believe that there is no “one-size-fits-all” method to supporting clients, and trust the client is the expert of their own life. I also understand the importance of developing a collaborative therapeutic relationship and strive to help my clients to recognize their existing strengths, while acknowledging their unique needs, priorities and values.
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or difficulties managing school or work related stress? My focus is on providing a caring, non-judgmental and safe space for clients to share their stories and work through their challenges. I believe that there is no “one-size-fits-all” method to supporting clients, and trust the client is the expert of their own life. I also understand the importance of developing a collaborative therapeutic relationship and strive to help my clients to recognize their existing strengths, while acknowledging their unique needs, priorities and values.
(647) 361-0403 View (647) 361-0403
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Sex Therapy for Women - Jennalee Hospedales
Registered Psychotherapist, CHyp, RP
Verified Verified
York, ON N0A
Not accepting new clients
Not Accepting New Clients. Do you no longer have the desire you once had for your partner? - Do you feel guilty, ashamed or confused about it? Do you WANT to want the intimacy you once had but you simply just don't feel it? At this point, you're probably feeling stuck. Maybe you've had a big change in your life - a pregnancy, an illness, a traumatic event - or maybe nothing really seems to have triggered this. This is why I'm here, to help you re-discover your sexual energy and rekindle the intimacy and desire you once had.
Not Accepting New Clients. Do you no longer have the desire you once had for your partner? - Do you feel guilty, ashamed or confused about it? Do you WANT to want the intimacy you once had but you simply just don't feel it? At this point, you're probably feeling stuck. Maybe you've had a big change in your life - a pregnancy, an illness, a traumatic event - or maybe nothing really seems to have triggered this. This is why I'm here, to help you re-discover your sexual energy and rekindle the intimacy and desire you once had.
(289) 204-0253 View (289) 204-0253
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Dorcas Oduro - Bri Counselling
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
York, ON M6C
My specialty is helping people work through challenges in relationships and improve their mental health. As a Master’s Level Registered Social Worker (MSW) and therapist, my goal is to help you ignite hope, expand your sense of purpose, and achieve your goals. In my experience, relationships are one of the most important aspects of human existence, including the relationship that we have with ourselves, with those around us, and with the systems we navigate within. My passion is helping individuals examine, understand, and improve the relationships in their lives so that they can live happier, healthier and more meaningful lives.
My specialty is helping people work through challenges in relationships and improve their mental health. As a Master’s Level Registered Social Worker (MSW) and therapist, my goal is to help you ignite hope, expand your sense of purpose, and achieve your goals. In my experience, relationships are one of the most important aspects of human existence, including the relationship that we have with ourselves, with those around us, and with the systems we navigate within. My passion is helping individuals examine, understand, and improve the relationships in their lives so that they can live happier, healthier and more meaningful lives.
(437) 747-0967 View (437) 747-0967
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Sandra Godoy
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
York, ON M9N  (Online Only)
Are you tired of feeling like you aren’t yourself? Do you feel disconnected and lost? Would you like clarity on who you are, what your goals are, and how to embark on your healing journey? I support young professionals break the cycle of disconnection, exhaustion, and loneliness while connecting to their authentic self. I specialize in supporting the BIPOC community, particularly individuals with histories of trauma, depression, and anxiety. My approach to therapy is strength-based, culturally inclusive, and trauma-focused. I believe in collaborative, transparent, anti-racist and anti-oppressive care.
Are you tired of feeling like you aren’t yourself? Do you feel disconnected and lost? Would you like clarity on who you are, what your goals are, and how to embark on your healing journey? I support young professionals break the cycle of disconnection, exhaustion, and loneliness while connecting to their authentic self. I specialize in supporting the BIPOC community, particularly individuals with histories of trauma, depression, and anxiety. My approach to therapy is strength-based, culturally inclusive, and trauma-focused. I believe in collaborative, transparent, anti-racist and anti-oppressive care.
(647) 493-2664 View (647) 493-2664

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in York, ON

30+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in York, ON who prioritize treating:

97% Depression
97% Anxiety
92% Relationship Issues
89% Self Esteem
78% Trauma and PTSD
78% Coping Skills
78% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Green Shield Canada
57% Great-West Life
57% SunLife

How Counsellors in York, ON see their clients

51% Online Only
49% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

87% Female
11% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in York?

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.