Therapists in Ontario

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Photo of Celina Lucarelli, Pre-Licensed Professional in Ontario
Celina Lucarelli
Pre-Licensed Professional, EXA
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6J  (Online Only)
Celina is a neurodivergent queer Expressive Arts Therapist with a focus on somatic, earthbased and relational modalities. Their work is client centred and grounded in trauma-informed approaches to healing as an artform. Human nervous systems are wired entirely towards connection, belonging and coregulation, like all beings that exist upon this earth. In times of struggle, we reach out towards others. Yet many of us have learned that vulnerability is dangerous, and have developed coping mechanisms that protect us from connection. The therapeutic relationship is a safe enough space to begin identifying, shifting & reshaping our lives.
Celina is a neurodivergent queer Expressive Arts Therapist with a focus on somatic, earthbased and relational modalities. Their work is client centred and grounded in trauma-informed approaches to healing as an artform. Human nervous systems are wired entirely towards connection, belonging and coregulation, like all beings that exist upon this earth. In times of struggle, we reach out towards others. Yet many of us have learned that vulnerability is dangerous, and have developed coping mechanisms that protect us from connection. The therapeutic relationship is a safe enough space to begin identifying, shifting & reshaping our lives.
(437) 372-5513 View (437) 372-5513
Photo of Nadia Zamzul, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ontario
Nadia Zamzul
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA(Hon), LLM, RP(Q)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6N  (Online Only)
Guided by empathy, curiosity & care, I offer a space where you can show up, without judgement. Hello and welcome. Whether you're just beginning Therapy or, continuing on your journey, it is important that you find someone that you resonate and feel safe with. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I abide by the code of ethics and practice standards set out by my regulatory body. As a relationally-trained clinical therapist, I incorporate several complimentary modalities into my practice, because there is no one size fits all approach.
Guided by empathy, curiosity & care, I offer a space where you can show up, without judgement. Hello and welcome. Whether you're just beginning Therapy or, continuing on your journey, it is important that you find someone that you resonate and feel safe with. I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO). I abide by the code of ethics and practice standards set out by my regulatory body. As a relationally-trained clinical therapist, I incorporate several complimentary modalities into my practice, because there is no one size fits all approach.
(437) 747-6884 View (437) 747-6884
Photo of Kelly L Schill, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ontario
Kelly L Schill
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RP(Q), MA
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1V  (Online Only)
I work well with daydreamers, soul-seekers, free spirits with haunting pasts - and those who have had trouble fitting in. More specifically, I work with adult clients, using an integrative approach that employs techniques from Mindfulness, Existential, Narrative, and Depth Psychology. I am queer-identifying, gender and sexuality-affirming, weight-inclusive, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and sex positive. I love working with clients who are spiritual, and those who have had strange experiences. I also have a special interest in helping asexual spectrum clients, gender non-binary clients, and other LGBTQIA2S+ folx.
I work well with daydreamers, soul-seekers, free spirits with haunting pasts - and those who have had trouble fitting in. More specifically, I work with adult clients, using an integrative approach that employs techniques from Mindfulness, Existential, Narrative, and Depth Psychology. I am queer-identifying, gender and sexuality-affirming, weight-inclusive, trauma-informed, anti-oppressive, and sex positive. I love working with clients who are spiritual, and those who have had strange experiences. I also have a special interest in helping asexual spectrum clients, gender non-binary clients, and other LGBTQIA2S+ folx.
(343) 297-8690 View (343) 297-8690
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Dr. Benjamin F Armstrong
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4P  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Change starts with the relationship that we form in the therapy and then continues by building useful skills in and outside of our sessions. In practice this means that I fit best with clients who are interested in (1) understanding more about their thoughts and emotions while also (2) taking clear steps to improve their mental and physical well-being. My job as the therapist is to provide a warm and caring environment to support the client in this process.
Change starts with the relationship that we form in the therapy and then continues by building useful skills in and outside of our sessions. In practice this means that I fit best with clients who are interested in (1) understanding more about their thoughts and emotions while also (2) taking clear steps to improve their mental and physical well-being. My job as the therapist is to provide a warm and caring environment to support the client in this process.
(289) 301-9681 View (289) 301-9681
Photo of Authentically You Counselling and Psychotherapy, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
Authentically You Counselling and Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCTS-I, CGIP
Verified Verified
6 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L9S  (Online Only)
Our therapists take a salutogenic approach to therapy, which means that our focus is on wellness as opposed to disease or disorder. Along with helping you navigate your current struggles and reprocessing past experiences, we also focus on building resilience, empowerment, and stabilization so our clients don’t just “get by” – they thrive.
Our therapists take a salutogenic approach to therapy, which means that our focus is on wellness as opposed to disease or disorder. Along with helping you navigate your current struggles and reprocessing past experiences, we also focus on building resilience, empowerment, and stabilization so our clients don’t just “get by” – they thrive.
(249) 488-1457 View (249) 488-1457
Photo of Nicole Dellamora, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
Nicole Dellamora
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MA, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hamilton, ON L8P
Maybe you're ready to make a change, but don't feel you can on your own. Or perhaps you're wanting to take the next right step, but feel completely lost. Everyone needs support at times, and we each have our own unique story and support needs. Perhaps you're navigating an earth-shaking change, seeking insight into unpleasant thoughts and emotions or wanting to make sense of difficult experiences. Maybe you're with your partner(s), wanting to process, heal and grow together. Whichever path you came on, I am happy you're here. I'd like to offer a safe space where we can work together to bring you relief.
Maybe you're ready to make a change, but don't feel you can on your own. Or perhaps you're wanting to take the next right step, but feel completely lost. Everyone needs support at times, and we each have our own unique story and support needs. Perhaps you're navigating an earth-shaking change, seeking insight into unpleasant thoughts and emotions or wanting to make sense of difficult experiences. Maybe you're with your partner(s), wanting to process, heal and grow together. Whichever path you came on, I am happy you're here. I'd like to offer a safe space where we can work together to bring you relief.
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Photo of Kris Bannerman Therapy & Yoga, Registered Social Worker in Ontario
Kris Bannerman Therapy & Yoga
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RYT
Verified Verified
St Thomas, ON N5P
We Would Be a Good Fit If: You’re seeking a relatable, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to be you, cultivating a safe place for change and growth to occur; You’re looking to build insights into your own behaviour and experiences; understand root causes to address challenges and create new opportunities; You’ve experienced trauma or loss and would like to integrate healing by learning coping strategies, mindfulness and grounding techniques; You would like to live your best life in alignment of your personal goals and values
We Would Be a Good Fit If: You’re seeking a relatable, genuine, and non-judgmental space for you to be you, cultivating a safe place for change and growth to occur; You’re looking to build insights into your own behaviour and experiences; understand root causes to address challenges and create new opportunities; You’ve experienced trauma or loss and would like to integrate healing by learning coping strategies, mindfulness and grounding techniques; You would like to live your best life in alignment of your personal goals and values
(226) 779-4249 View (226) 779-4249
Photo of Ruth Virgo, Registered Social Worker in Ontario
Ruth Virgo
Registered Social Worker, M, S, W
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8W
Hi! Do you often feel overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety? Or “do you find it difficult to develop friendships and maintain positive relations?” “Do you experience sadness and loneliness?” “If so, come talk with me!” I am excited to work collaboratively with you on your journey to identify solutions to anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-confidence, relationship issues, and emotional dysfunction concerns; to develop coping strategies to build resilience to loss, grief, trauma, burnout, and daily activities. I will help you find meaning and purpose to live authentically. Please visit me at website: winroseoasiscounselling.com
Hi! Do you often feel overwhelmed with feelings of anxiety? Or “do you find it difficult to develop friendships and maintain positive relations?” “Do you experience sadness and loneliness?” “If so, come talk with me!” I am excited to work collaboratively with you on your journey to identify solutions to anxiety, depression, self-esteem/self-confidence, relationship issues, and emotional dysfunction concerns; to develop coping strategies to build resilience to loss, grief, trauma, burnout, and daily activities. I will help you find meaning and purpose to live authentically. Please visit me at website: winroseoasiscounselling.com
(289) 210-7410 View (289) 210-7410
Photo of Raj Singh- Nurse Psychotherapist, Psychiatric Nurse in Ontario
Raj Singh- Nurse Psychotherapist
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, CPMHN, ADS, MEd, CPN
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Windsor, ON N8R
Change can be a difficult process, I am here to help you navigate through the change. I am dedicated in supporting individuals through their most difficult time using a client centred approach. I provide a safe, judgement free, comfortable atmosphere while being sensitive to your needs. While using a strength and solution focused approach together we can work towards achieving the positive changes you wish to have. If you are suffering with insomnia, I now provide CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia). An evidenced based approach that helps to identify thoughts, feelings and behaviours contributing to insomnia.
Change can be a difficult process, I am here to help you navigate through the change. I am dedicated in supporting individuals through their most difficult time using a client centred approach. I provide a safe, judgement free, comfortable atmosphere while being sensitive to your needs. While using a strength and solution focused approach together we can work towards achieving the positive changes you wish to have. If you are suffering with insomnia, I now provide CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Insomnia). An evidenced based approach that helps to identify thoughts, feelings and behaviours contributing to insomnia.
(548) 800-1420 View (548) 800-1420
Photo of Brenda Quenneville; Counselling And Supervision, Registered Social Worker in Ontario
Brenda Quenneville; Counselling And Supervision
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, RYT200
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
North Bay, ON P1A
Not accepting new clients
Trauma isn't about an event itself - it is about our reactions to it. For over a decade, I have worked with people who have experienced a variety of complex traumas. Together, we will work to transform your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual responses that have been impacted by trauma. We will explore a variety of interventions to help calm the nervous system, forge safe mind-body connections, integrate aspects of the self that have split or dissociated, process traumatic memories and find new meaning or post traumatic growth.
Trauma isn't about an event itself - it is about our reactions to it. For over a decade, I have worked with people who have experienced a variety of complex traumas. Together, we will work to transform your emotional, physical, mental and spiritual responses that have been impacted by trauma. We will explore a variety of interventions to help calm the nervous system, forge safe mind-body connections, integrate aspects of the self that have split or dissociated, process traumatic memories and find new meaning or post traumatic growth.
(249) 700-2481 View (249) 700-2481
Photo of Sarah McGrath McKinley, Registered Social Worker in Ontario
Sarah McGrath McKinley
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, MDiv
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Guelph, ON N1H
It can be so hard to manage your day-to-day when anxiety, trauma, and a general sense of unease fill your mind (and body) with negative thoughts and sensations. You might be feeling stuck, but you're also searching for the right support because you have hope that you can heal. I recognize the value of truly knowing that you’ve not only been heard, but also understood. Sometimes this seemingly simple act can spark the beginning of a healing journey. I believe that therapy should be a collaborative and empowering process, and whenever possible, one that seeks to focus on strengths rather than to pathologize weakness.
It can be so hard to manage your day-to-day when anxiety, trauma, and a general sense of unease fill your mind (and body) with negative thoughts and sensations. You might be feeling stuck, but you're also searching for the right support because you have hope that you can heal. I recognize the value of truly knowing that you’ve not only been heard, but also understood. Sometimes this seemingly simple act can spark the beginning of a healing journey. I believe that therapy should be a collaborative and empowering process, and whenever possible, one that seeks to focus on strengths rather than to pathologize weakness.
(226) 271-2329 View (226) 271-2329
Photo of Cassandra Claire Morrison, Registered Social Worker in Ontario
Cassandra Claire Morrison
Registered Social Worker, MSW , RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5C
Hi, and welcome. I’m so happy you are here. If you are experiencing mental health challenges as it relates to relationships concerns, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and low-self esteem, I would love to support you. Let’s get you to a place of unconditional self-love and acceptance, achieving goals serenity, acceptance, wholeness, and happiness so you can live a calmer, fulfilled, enriched life and thrive. If you find yourself returning to destructive relationships, having low self-esteem and negative self-talk, and low coping skills or emotional regulation, I’d love to work with you!
Hi, and welcome. I’m so happy you are here. If you are experiencing mental health challenges as it relates to relationships concerns, eating disorders, depression, anxiety and low-self esteem, I would love to support you. Let’s get you to a place of unconditional self-love and acceptance, achieving goals serenity, acceptance, wholeness, and happiness so you can live a calmer, fulfilled, enriched life and thrive. If you find yourself returning to destructive relationships, having low self-esteem and negative self-talk, and low coping skills or emotional regulation, I’d love to work with you!
(647) 792-5388 View (647) 792-5388
Photo of Sydney Dean, Counsellor in Ontario
Sydney Dean
Counsellor, BA, RPC-C
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K1R
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Navigating mental health struggles in young adulthood can feel overwhelming and isolating. As a queer individual, my lived experiences have led me to develop a warm, compassionate, and understanding perspective. As a counsellor, this enables me to hold a non-judgmental and thoughtful space for the people I work with and can help them feel seen, heard, and not alone.
*CURRENTLY ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS* Navigating mental health struggles in young adulthood can feel overwhelming and isolating. As a queer individual, my lived experiences have led me to develop a warm, compassionate, and understanding perspective. As a counsellor, this enables me to hold a non-judgmental and thoughtful space for the people I work with and can help them feel seen, heard, and not alone.
(613) 701-9530 View (613) 701-9530
Photo of Mélanie Duquette, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
Mélanie Duquette
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, CCC, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Orleans, ON K1W
Accepting new clients (Adult, teens and child) during daytime. Wait list for after school appointments. - Welcome to my psychotherapy practice! I am a licensed psychotherapist deeply committed to helping individuals overcome challenges and embrace life with newfound strength and clarity. I specialize in a range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behavioural challenges, ADHD, academic stress, family dynamics, parenting concerns, anger, grief/loss. — Life is an ever-changing journey filled with twists and turns, and sometimes, we encounter obstacles that can leave us feeling overwhelmed or stuck.
Accepting new clients (Adult, teens and child) during daytime. Wait list for after school appointments. - Welcome to my psychotherapy practice! I am a licensed psychotherapist deeply committed to helping individuals overcome challenges and embrace life with newfound strength and clarity. I specialize in a range of issues including anxiety, depression, self-esteem, behavioural challenges, ADHD, academic stress, family dynamics, parenting concerns, anger, grief/loss. — Life is an ever-changing journey filled with twists and turns, and sometimes, we encounter obstacles that can leave us feeling overwhelmed or stuck.
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Photo of Deborah MacDonald, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
Deborah MacDonald
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RCC
Verified Verified
Whitby, ON L1R  (Online Only)
Within my practice I welcome adolescents, adults and couples. My therapeutic approach is tailored to the specific needs of my clients, as opposed to a prescriptive pre-determined formula. I work with people with varied backgrounds and life experiences. Each client; be they part of a couple or an individual is treated with respect and viewed as unique. My approach is positive, collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental, and is aimed at supporting clients to explore, understand and to move towards different more desirable outcomes.
Within my practice I welcome adolescents, adults and couples. My therapeutic approach is tailored to the specific needs of my clients, as opposed to a prescriptive pre-determined formula. I work with people with varied backgrounds and life experiences. Each client; be they part of a couple or an individual is treated with respect and viewed as unique. My approach is positive, collaborative, compassionate and non-judgmental, and is aimed at supporting clients to explore, understand and to move towards different more desirable outcomes.
(855) 997-6841 View (855) 997-6841
Photo of Meltem Ersoy, Pre-Licensed Professional in Ontario
Meltem Ersoy
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5M
I'm an advanced candidate with the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts offering psychotherapy under supervision. In our talk therapy, we analyze life as a series of processes that mirror the dynamism of our psyche. Discovering this and fresh renewal requires working intensely on the intertwined relationships of the unconscious and conscious, with all their richness and resources while being aware of any biases and pitfalls. In our human limitations and repetitions, acknowledging the change may sometimes require sharing the experience with someone specially trained to walk the journey with you and familiar with the cycle.
I'm an advanced candidate with the Ontario Association of Jungian Analysts offering psychotherapy under supervision. In our talk therapy, we analyze life as a series of processes that mirror the dynamism of our psyche. Discovering this and fresh renewal requires working intensely on the intertwined relationships of the unconscious and conscious, with all their richness and resources while being aware of any biases and pitfalls. In our human limitations and repetitions, acknowledging the change may sometimes require sharing the experience with someone specially trained to walk the journey with you and familiar with the cycle.
(647) 931-0258 View (647) 931-0258
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Limestone Counselling Coaching & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2K
Specializing in individual, couple and family psychotherapy, life, parent, performance and leadership coaching, consultation, and professional development services. A strength based, trauma informed, dynamic, systems perspective is utilized in planning for goal attainment. Curiosity, acceptance, and compassion are emphasized as important aspects of working toward positive strength-based change.
Specializing in individual, couple and family psychotherapy, life, parent, performance and leadership coaching, consultation, and professional development services. A strength based, trauma informed, dynamic, systems perspective is utilized in planning for goal attainment. Curiosity, acceptance, and compassion are emphasized as important aspects of working toward positive strength-based change.
(519) 590-2220 View (519) 590-2220
Photo of Emma Jm. Ates, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario
Emma Jm. Ates
Registered Psychotherapist, DTATI, RP, RCAT, CCT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5S
My name is Emma JM. Ates, I am a registered psychotherapist, a registered Canadian art therapist, and a contemplative creative therapist. I offer psychotherapy and counselling services for youth (16+), adults, and couples in English and French.
My name is Emma JM. Ates, I am a registered psychotherapist, a registered Canadian art therapist, and a contemplative creative therapist. I offer psychotherapy and counselling services for youth (16+), adults, and couples in English and French.
(647) 694-4577 View (647) 694-4577
Photo of Elena Artemeva, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) in Ontario
Elena Artemeva
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA Psy
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6M
Having a strong foundation in psychology, I employ various techniques to help people who suffer from social anxiety, depression, relationship issues, communication challenges, low self-esteem, phobias, and learning disabilities. My expertise has been refined through work with clients of diverse backgrounds and ages. I am committed to creating a supportive and safe environment enabling clients to transform their lives positively and grow. I am fluent in both English and Russian.
Having a strong foundation in psychology, I employ various techniques to help people who suffer from social anxiety, depression, relationship issues, communication challenges, low self-esteem, phobias, and learning disabilities. My expertise has been refined through work with clients of diverse backgrounds and ages. I am committed to creating a supportive and safe environment enabling clients to transform their lives positively and grow. I am fluent in both English and Russian.
(289) 275-0949 View (289) 275-0949
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CCP, Carly Crawford Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
Hamilton, ON L8R
We are a dynamic and skilled group of clinicians who share the common goal of making therapy accessible and empowering. We treat individuals of all ages, genders and stages of life and welcome people who are new to therapy, or have been doing this for years. We are known for our work with Eating Disorders, Trauma, Grief, Depression, Anxiety, life transitions, building and repairing self esteem, managing burn out and Couples and Family work. Our clinicians have a wide variety of training, experience and interests in their clinical work. We have Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Social Workers, Psychotherapists and Yoga instructors to meet all of your needs.
We are a dynamic and skilled group of clinicians who share the common goal of making therapy accessible and empowering. We treat individuals of all ages, genders and stages of life and welcome people who are new to therapy, or have been doing this for years. We are known for our work with Eating Disorders, Trauma, Grief, Depression, Anxiety, life transitions, building and repairing self esteem, managing burn out and Couples and Family work. Our clinicians have a wide variety of training, experience and interests in their clinical work. We have Occupational Therapists, Dietitians, Social Workers, Psychotherapists and Yoga instructors to meet all of your needs.
(905) 527-8008 View (905) 527-8008

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Ontario who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
87% Depression
82% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
74% Coping Skills
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Green Shield Canada
58% SunLife
53% Manulife

How Counsellors in Ontario see their clients

64% In Person and Online
36% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ontario?

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.