Therapists in Ontario

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Peace-Yvonne Solutions Corp
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Etobicoke, ON M9W  (Online Only)
I am a registered Social Worker with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I hold a Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from York University. My professional experience includes working with families and individuals involved with the child welfare system, families experiencing parent teen conflicts, separation issues, depression, anger, divorce, contact issues, stress, anxiety, grief, loss, trauma, relationship challenges.
I am a registered Social Worker with Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I hold a Master’s of Social Work Degree from the University of Windsor and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from York University. My professional experience includes working with families and individuals involved with the child welfare system, families experiencing parent teen conflicts, separation issues, depression, anger, divorce, contact issues, stress, anxiety, grief, loss, trauma, relationship challenges.
(289) 216-6875 View (289) 216-6875
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IH Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L6A
We strive to create a safe, supportive, and nonjudgemental space for you to explore your issues and work towards reaching your goals. You may be struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, phobia, addiction, complex trauma or relationship issues. You may be feeling overwhelmed, stuck or unsure how to move forward. Our qualified and compassionate therapists are here to help you navigate these challenges and move toward leading a fulfilling life.
We strive to create a safe, supportive, and nonjudgemental space for you to explore your issues and work towards reaching your goals. You may be struggling with issues such as anxiety, depression, OCD, phobia, addiction, complex trauma or relationship issues. You may be feeling overwhelmed, stuck or unsure how to move forward. Our qualified and compassionate therapists are here to help you navigate these challenges and move toward leading a fulfilling life.
(289) 277-5028 View (289) 277-5028
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savageLiving
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Kitchener, ON N2N  (Online Only)
I work with individuals who are looking for something (and someone) unique and different. Someone who doesn't fit into the traditional therapeutic box and someone who needs someone to support them who are just as untraditional. As a Spiritual Purpose and Mindset Coach, I will help you to examine what is getting in the way of achieving your goal while shifting your mindset and finding deeper meaning and purpose for all life experiences. We'll look at what is blocking you, how you developed that thought or belief while working to release that story and that energy that is holding you back from achieving your goal.
I work with individuals who are looking for something (and someone) unique and different. Someone who doesn't fit into the traditional therapeutic box and someone who needs someone to support them who are just as untraditional. As a Spiritual Purpose and Mindset Coach, I will help you to examine what is getting in the way of achieving your goal while shifting your mindset and finding deeper meaning and purpose for all life experiences. We'll look at what is blocking you, how you developed that thought or belief while working to release that story and that energy that is holding you back from achieving your goal.
(226) 602-4645 View (226) 602-4645
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Farzana Khimji
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA-2024
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M9N  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello! I am Farzana, and I am thrilled to introduce myself as a passionate and empathetic Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). My mission is to help individuals navigate their emotional journeys and support them through their struggles. I am dedicated to creating a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Every client is unique and therefore deserves to be treated with appropriate interventions for their presenting concern. I am looking forward to supporting individuals who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and relational conflict.
Hello! I am Farzana, and I am thrilled to introduce myself as a passionate and empathetic Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying). My mission is to help individuals navigate their emotional journeys and support them through their struggles. I am dedicated to creating a safe, non-judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts, feelings, and experiences. Every client is unique and therefore deserves to be treated with appropriate interventions for their presenting concern. I am looking forward to supporting individuals who are experiencing stress, anxiety, depression and relational conflict.
(365) 800-4924 View (365) 800-4924
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Andrew Saliba
Pre-Licensed Professional
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6B
Waitlist for new clients
My journey has been neither easy nor straightforward, however, I believe that it has acted as a springboard that forced me to ask many of life’s tough questions. I believe it has led me to cultivate greater self-awareness, and stability and has drawn out compassion in me for those in need of support. I believe everyone needs a safe place to share, to process, and to seek healing. What you are going through matters and what has led you to seek out counselling is important.
My journey has been neither easy nor straightforward, however, I believe that it has acted as a springboard that forced me to ask many of life’s tough questions. I believe it has led me to cultivate greater self-awareness, and stability and has drawn out compassion in me for those in need of support. I believe everyone needs a safe place to share, to process, and to seek healing. What you are going through matters and what has led you to seek out counselling is important.
(226) 908-0329 View (226) 908-0329
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Emily Toll
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chatham, ON N7L
Reaching out for help & starting (or continuing) your healing journey is a big step. So first, I just wanted to say that I am proud of you for showing up for yourself! Whether you have a specific concern you want to discuss, a personal goal you want to work towards, or you are simply just feeling “off” – I would love the opportunity to work with you. In my practice, I strive to offer a safe, welcoming & non-judgmental space. I believe that each person is the expert of their own life and no two experiences are ever the same. I approach every interaction with curiosity and compassion, allowing my clients the space to tell their story.
Reaching out for help & starting (or continuing) your healing journey is a big step. So first, I just wanted to say that I am proud of you for showing up for yourself! Whether you have a specific concern you want to discuss, a personal goal you want to work towards, or you are simply just feeling “off” – I would love the opportunity to work with you. In my practice, I strive to offer a safe, welcoming & non-judgmental space. I believe that each person is the expert of their own life and no two experiences are ever the same. I approach every interaction with curiosity and compassion, allowing my clients the space to tell their story.
(226) 796-6667 View (226) 796-6667
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Kinza Siddiqui
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, BSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J  (Online Only)
My approach is collaborative and integrative. Together, we create a safe space to shift between where you are currently to where you want to be in the future. We tackle life’s challenges, reframe unhelpful thought patterns, and pull on strengths and positive coping strategies. I believe each of us has unique life experiences that shape who we are as people; therefore, therapy is customized for the individual. Life can throw us many curve balls, and together, we can work on restoring that balance by validating our past experiences, accepting what we cannot change and moving forward in a new desired direction.
My approach is collaborative and integrative. Together, we create a safe space to shift between where you are currently to where you want to be in the future. We tackle life’s challenges, reframe unhelpful thought patterns, and pull on strengths and positive coping strategies. I believe each of us has unique life experiences that shape who we are as people; therefore, therapy is customized for the individual. Life can throw us many curve balls, and together, we can work on restoring that balance by validating our past experiences, accepting what we cannot change and moving forward in a new desired direction.
(289) 460-2243 View (289) 460-2243
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Tania's Wellness Collective
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Emotional pain is an inherent part of the human experience, but you don’t have to go through it alone. In our therapy sessions, we will work through your struggles and together create a clear path for you to feel in control and content with your life. You'll enter a non-judgmental space where you can truly be you, with the ability to express your innermost thoughts and feelings. I will meet you where you are in your journey with acceptance and compassion. I work with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, attachment issues and interpersonal concerns such as work, family, relationships and friendships.
Emotional pain is an inherent part of the human experience, but you don’t have to go through it alone. In our therapy sessions, we will work through your struggles and together create a clear path for you to feel in control and content with your life. You'll enter a non-judgmental space where you can truly be you, with the ability to express your innermost thoughts and feelings. I will meet you where you are in your journey with acceptance and compassion. I work with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, attachment issues and interpersonal concerns such as work, family, relationships and friendships.
(437) 747-8366 View (437) 747-8366
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Michael Kang
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5M
Accepting New Clients! Are you a student or the parent of a student dealing with anxiety, stress, and depression? Do you have big goals for university, college, and beyond but struggle to achieve your goals because of emotional distress or lack of executive functioning skills? Through a combination of counselling and coaching, I help students and parents navigate through emotional distress and teach tools to achieve their goals.
Accepting New Clients! Are you a student or the parent of a student dealing with anxiety, stress, and depression? Do you have big goals for university, college, and beyond but struggle to achieve your goals because of emotional distress or lack of executive functioning skills? Through a combination of counselling and coaching, I help students and parents navigate through emotional distress and teach tools to achieve their goals.
(289) 277-6498 View (289) 277-6498
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Tara Zadeh
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MD, LMCC, CCTP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5S
Tara Zadeh, M.D. is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Licentiate of Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) with a combined over 10 years of experience in helping clients with wide range of mental health challenges from longstanding severe mental disorders, PTSD, concurrent disorder to more common issues such as depression and anxiety, life transition, relationship issues, anger management, family conflict, grief and loss. In the past 10 years she has tailored her working experience in the field of mental heath and addiction, taking up different roles in diverse mental health settings.
Tara Zadeh, M.D. is a Registered Psychotherapist and a Licentiate of Medical Council of Canada (LMCC) with a combined over 10 years of experience in helping clients with wide range of mental health challenges from longstanding severe mental disorders, PTSD, concurrent disorder to more common issues such as depression and anxiety, life transition, relationship issues, anger management, family conflict, grief and loss. In the past 10 years she has tailored her working experience in the field of mental heath and addiction, taking up different roles in diverse mental health settings.
(647) 932-1167 View (647) 932-1167
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Lily Repa
Psychologist, PsyD
Verified Verified
I offer integrative, evidenced-based interventions primarily informed by cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for the treatment of a variety of mental health and wellness concerns. I work with patients with mood disorders, insomnia, issues of emotion regulation, life stressors and transitions, and relationship conflict. I also have particular experience and passion for treating anxiety, OCD, and related disorders.
I offer integrative, evidenced-based interventions primarily informed by cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), dialectical behaviour therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT) for the treatment of a variety of mental health and wellness concerns. I work with patients with mood disorders, insomnia, issues of emotion regulation, life stressors and transitions, and relationship conflict. I also have particular experience and passion for treating anxiety, OCD, and related disorders.
(289) 207-0472 View (289) 207-0472
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Sophia Dahan
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2J
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist (qualifying), deeply committed to helping you achieve mental well-being through evidence-based approaches. My primary focus is nurturing a strong and trusting client-therapist relationship, which is fundamental for positive change and emotional healing. My approach with clients is that of a curious and non-judgmental stance, recognizing that everyone has a unique path that has led them to the present moment. Understanding and respecting your individuality are essential to therapeutic outcomes. With a flexible, integrative, and collaborative approach, my aim is to tailor therapy to your unique needs.
I'm a dedicated psychotherapist (qualifying), deeply committed to helping you achieve mental well-being through evidence-based approaches. My primary focus is nurturing a strong and trusting client-therapist relationship, which is fundamental for positive change and emotional healing. My approach with clients is that of a curious and non-judgmental stance, recognizing that everyone has a unique path that has led them to the present moment. Understanding and respecting your individuality are essential to therapeutic outcomes. With a flexible, integrative, and collaborative approach, my aim is to tailor therapy to your unique needs.
(343) 308-2955 View (343) 308-2955
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One Step Beyond
Registered Psychotherapist, MCC
Verified Verified
Mattawa, ON P0H
See You Tube "its not about the nail". We're both counsellors because our passion is seeing people empowered to move forward in life by understanding how to find freedom. It's possible in one visit to understand root causes of problems. We can help you to understand and implement boundaries in both personal and professional relationships. If you're tired of how you're reacting to circumstances and want to rise above emotional chaotic thinking then call.
See You Tube "its not about the nail". We're both counsellors because our passion is seeing people empowered to move forward in life by understanding how to find freedom. It's possible in one visit to understand root causes of problems. We can help you to understand and implement boundaries in both personal and professional relationships. If you're tired of how you're reacting to circumstances and want to rise above emotional chaotic thinking then call.
(844) 402-2079 View (844) 402-2079
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Linda Bent Couples Work - Individual Counseling
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Mississauga, ON L5A  (Online Only)
Hello folks. I understand how daunting it can feel when you are seeking out support, and I am glad that you have arrived here today. I believe that everyone needs an ear or a caring safe space sometimes. Are you noticing life is not as satisfying, feeling in a rut in your career... relationship... or just life in general? Feeling like maybe a change? Considered couples counseling? If you have answered yes to any of the above it might be time for action!
Hello folks. I understand how daunting it can feel when you are seeking out support, and I am glad that you have arrived here today. I believe that everyone needs an ear or a caring safe space sometimes. Are you noticing life is not as satisfying, feeling in a rut in your career... relationship... or just life in general? Feeling like maybe a change? Considered couples counseling? If you have answered yes to any of the above it might be time for action!
(289) 276-8084 View (289) 276-8084
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Jessica Belcher
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barrie, ON L4M  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
My goal is to help you become the best version of yourself by building an authentic connection. After all, one of the most powerful tools for change is the therapeutic relationship. Since starting therapy can be challenging, I offer a non-judgemental, safe and validating environment that meets you where you are.
My goal is to help you become the best version of yourself by building an authentic connection. After all, one of the most powerful tools for change is the therapeutic relationship. Since starting therapy can be challenging, I offer a non-judgemental, safe and validating environment that meets you where you are.
(249) 488-2291 View (249) 488-2291
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Mary Fulford-Winsor
Registered Psychotherapist, CTP, Dipl
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M5A
Sometimes we have a profound sense that the way we have been moving through our lives doesn't fit anymore. This realization can be coupled with anxiety, depression, aggression, sleeplessness, repetitive actions or thoughts, and feelings of isolation or fragmentation. It is hard to find yourself in this place, and even harder to know where to turn. Realizing something isn't quite right is the first step----talking to someone is the next. I offer a 'no fee' 1 hour Introductory Session so that you can see if I am the right therapist for you. I work with Individuals and Couples age 18 and up.
Sometimes we have a profound sense that the way we have been moving through our lives doesn't fit anymore. This realization can be coupled with anxiety, depression, aggression, sleeplessness, repetitive actions or thoughts, and feelings of isolation or fragmentation. It is hard to find yourself in this place, and even harder to know where to turn. Realizing something isn't quite right is the first step----talking to someone is the next. I offer a 'no fee' 1 hour Introductory Session so that you can see if I am the right therapist for you. I work with Individuals and Couples age 18 and up.
(855) 753-0202 View (855) 753-0202
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Umoja Guidance Inc
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
I am the founder and sole therapist of Umoja Guidance Inc. I offer individual, couple and family therapy sessions. I provide a genuine and down to earth approach when interacting with my clients. The focus of sessions will be to assist with clients achieving their goals using a strength based approach. I believe everyone has strengths that can be identified to help them resolve challenging situations. There are various treatment methods I use based on the need. I am very flexible and understanding of peoples life schedules and am always willing to provide sessions that accommodate my clients busy schedule.
I am the founder and sole therapist of Umoja Guidance Inc. I offer individual, couple and family therapy sessions. I provide a genuine and down to earth approach when interacting with my clients. The focus of sessions will be to assist with clients achieving their goals using a strength based approach. I believe everyone has strengths that can be identified to help them resolve challenging situations. There are various treatment methods I use based on the need. I am very flexible and understanding of peoples life schedules and am always willing to provide sessions that accommodate my clients busy schedule.
(905) 875-1616 View (905) 875-1616
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Rebecca Olsen
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5P  (Online Only)
When problems begin to impact our mental health and well-being, we may become overwhelmed with a wide range of issues. I provide counselling services to address the relational, emotional, and behavioral issues that arise from concerns such as depression, anxiety, family conflict, complex trauma, and so much more. My approach is non-judgemental, client-centered, and collaborative. I work with your knowledge, insights, and strengths in addition to my clinical skills in therapy. I draw on evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, emotion-focused therapy, family therapy, and more.
When problems begin to impact our mental health and well-being, we may become overwhelmed with a wide range of issues. I provide counselling services to address the relational, emotional, and behavioral issues that arise from concerns such as depression, anxiety, family conflict, complex trauma, and so much more. My approach is non-judgemental, client-centered, and collaborative. I work with your knowledge, insights, and strengths in addition to my clinical skills in therapy. I draw on evidence-based practices including cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, emotion-focused therapy, family therapy, and more.
(437) 747-6018 View (437) 747-6018
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G. Jeffory Lucas
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, RP, CCAC, ICADC, CCTACP
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2P
Is it time for you, or someone you know, to finally 'Get Real', in their lives? At 'Get Real', Addiction Counselling, you will find an accredited, experienced and caring professional. The primary focus is comprehensive therapy for substance use or addiction, including behavioural problems and related con-current disorders such as ADHD, Anxiety & Depression. Clients include individuals and families struggling with the effect of substance abuse / addiction(s) on their lives. I am a Ontario Registered Psychotherapist, and hold both Canadian & American International Addiction Counselling Certificates.
Is it time for you, or someone you know, to finally 'Get Real', in their lives? At 'Get Real', Addiction Counselling, you will find an accredited, experienced and caring professional. The primary focus is comprehensive therapy for substance use or addiction, including behavioural problems and related con-current disorders such as ADHD, Anxiety & Depression. Clients include individuals and families struggling with the effect of substance abuse / addiction(s) on their lives. I am a Ontario Registered Psychotherapist, and hold both Canadian & American International Addiction Counselling Certificates.
(613) 704-4101 View (613) 704-4101
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Farah Ahmed
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M4S  (Online Only)
Seeking connection is a courageous act. In my practice with clients, I aim to honour the choice you’ve made to seek connection by striving to cultivate a therapeutic space that is kind, deeply caring, authentic, and responsive. Many of the individuals I have worked with have had life experiences that impacted their ability to feel safe, connected, compassionate, capable, confident, and regulated within themselves and the relationships and structures they exist in. I see the therapeutic process as a space where we can work together to pay attention to, understand and increase access to these attributes of wellbeing.
Seeking connection is a courageous act. In my practice with clients, I aim to honour the choice you’ve made to seek connection by striving to cultivate a therapeutic space that is kind, deeply caring, authentic, and responsive. Many of the individuals I have worked with have had life experiences that impacted their ability to feel safe, connected, compassionate, capable, confident, and regulated within themselves and the relationships and structures they exist in. I see the therapeutic process as a space where we can work together to pay attention to, understand and increase access to these attributes of wellbeing.
(647) 905-8869 View (647) 905-8869

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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

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Green Shield Canada
59% SunLife
54% 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.