Therapists in Ontario

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Erin Ross
Psychologist, PhD, CPsych
Verified Verified
London, ON N6C
Does it feel like life isn't going the way you hoped? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed out, or anxious? Maybe there are events from your past that just won't let go. Or maybe you're in a new phase of life and it's nothing like you thought it would be. You feel exhausted and unhappy, your relationships are starting to feel the strain, and it feels like things are spiralling, but you're not sure how to change it. You don't have to figure it out alone. I can help. Whether you're seeking stress relief, symptom management, deep healing, or more fulfillment in your life, I can help you start on the path forward today.
Does it feel like life isn't going the way you hoped? Do you feel overwhelmed, stressed out, or anxious? Maybe there are events from your past that just won't let go. Or maybe you're in a new phase of life and it's nothing like you thought it would be. You feel exhausted and unhappy, your relationships are starting to feel the strain, and it feels like things are spiralling, but you're not sure how to change it. You don't have to figure it out alone. I can help. Whether you're seeking stress relief, symptom management, deep healing, or more fulfillment in your life, I can help you start on the path forward today.
(226) 241-3857 View (226) 241-3857
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Aelea Syed
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ottawa, ON K2A  (Online Only)
I believe that therapy is like building a warm and safe sanctuary together. A therapeutic space is one where we can comfortably be ourselves and process our past and present lives. Drawing from my South Asian and Muslim background, I bring an integrative and culturally sensitive approach to healing, rooted in trauma-informed practices. My aim is to provide you with a safe and non-judgemental space to share your life story and work collaboratively to discover or rediscover your values and meaning in life. Picture yourself as the driver, steering your life's journey, with me as your passenger.
I believe that therapy is like building a warm and safe sanctuary together. A therapeutic space is one where we can comfortably be ourselves and process our past and present lives. Drawing from my South Asian and Muslim background, I bring an integrative and culturally sensitive approach to healing, rooted in trauma-informed practices. My aim is to provide you with a safe and non-judgemental space to share your life story and work collaboratively to discover or rediscover your values and meaning in life. Picture yourself as the driver, steering your life's journey, with me as your passenger.
(343) 700-0784 View (343) 700-0784
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Sumayya Mehmood
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sumayya holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto, and is a Registered Social Worker / Psychotherapist. With clinical training completed at Toronto Western Hospital, she has experience supporting diverse populations and working with individuals, families, and couples. Some presenting issues she is skilled in addressing include: anxiety, depression, OCD, behavioural addictions, family and social issues, relationship issues, trauma, life transitions, grief and loss, personal and professional development, and self-improvement.
Sumayya holds a Masters in Social Work from the University of Toronto, and is a Registered Social Worker / Psychotherapist. With clinical training completed at Toronto Western Hospital, she has experience supporting diverse populations and working with individuals, families, and couples. Some presenting issues she is skilled in addressing include: anxiety, depression, OCD, behavioural addictions, family and social issues, relationship issues, trauma, life transitions, grief and loss, personal and professional development, and self-improvement.
(289) 723-1904 View (289) 723-1904
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Arnoldene Grace-Sandy
Counsellor, MCC, MDiv
Verified Verified
Ajax, ON L1T
My mission is to help clients develop the skills needed to cope with life's challenges, to give clients the hope of freedom from anxiety, fear, anger and the effects of trauma that reduce their enjoyment of life. I provide counselling in the areas of anxiety, anger management, trauma, stress management, counselling for family, marriage and couples strategies for coping with life changes. Experience change with the alcohol abuse education which emphasize the effects of alcohol abuse on your brain & body and on relationships. I provide a warm, respectful, non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to share your experiences.
My mission is to help clients develop the skills needed to cope with life's challenges, to give clients the hope of freedom from anxiety, fear, anger and the effects of trauma that reduce their enjoyment of life. I provide counselling in the areas of anxiety, anger management, trauma, stress management, counselling for family, marriage and couples strategies for coping with life changes. Experience change with the alcohol abuse education which emphasize the effects of alcohol abuse on your brain & body and on relationships. I provide a warm, respectful, non-judgmental environment where you can feel safe to share your experiences.
(647) 697-6611 x905686 View (647) 697-6611 x905686
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Lucia Gallegos
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Toronto, ON M6G  (Online Only)
Do you feel disconnected from the life you’re living? Unexpected changes may have altered your life in a way that feels overwhelming and out of your control. Or maybe you’re experiencing a sense of dissatisfaction that is difficult to name. From struggling with fear or anger to looking for ways to bring magic and joy back into your life, you may find yourself feeling stuck. I offer a safe space for you to explore these feelings and determine a way forward. With a greater sense of self-compassion you can learn to reconnect with your inner self and begin to experience more hope, happiness and freedom.
Do you feel disconnected from the life you’re living? Unexpected changes may have altered your life in a way that feels overwhelming and out of your control. Or maybe you’re experiencing a sense of dissatisfaction that is difficult to name. From struggling with fear or anger to looking for ways to bring magic and joy back into your life, you may find yourself feeling stuck. I offer a safe space for you to explore these feelings and determine a way forward. With a greater sense of self-compassion you can learn to reconnect with your inner self and begin to experience more hope, happiness and freedom.
(289) 212-6348 View (289) 212-6348
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Clinical Supervision
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
As a clinical supervisor, I am passionate about empowering mental health professionals to reach their full potential and provide exceptional care to their clients. With over a decade of experience in the field, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of effective supervision. My approach to supervision is rooted in a collaborative and supportive environment, where supervisees feel encouraged to explore their clinical questions, celebrate their successes, and develop their unique therapeutic style.
As a clinical supervisor, I am passionate about empowering mental health professionals to reach their full potential and provide exceptional care to their clients. With over a decade of experience in the field, I have witnessed firsthand the transformative power of effective supervision. My approach to supervision is rooted in a collaborative and supportive environment, where supervisees feel encouraged to explore their clinical questions, celebrate their successes, and develop their unique therapeutic style.
(289) 907-0344 View (289) 907-0344
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Alison Taylor
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), GITDip, BEd, BMus, CAPT, CRPO
Verified Verified
13 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M4C
Finally finding the courage and the freedom to be fully yourself can be liberating and life-affirming. It can also be intensely uncomfortable. How long have you been waiting? Maybe you’ve been carrying this on your own for a long time. “Becoming ourselves is a collective journey.” (Alok Vaid-Menon) There’s often something that you’re not seeing on your own. Feeling lost and disoriented is an important part of the experience of coming back to yourself. I want you to know that you make sense. You are a part of nature. If the brilliance of adaptation and evolution exists in nature, how could you be wrong?
Finally finding the courage and the freedom to be fully yourself can be liberating and life-affirming. It can also be intensely uncomfortable. How long have you been waiting? Maybe you’ve been carrying this on your own for a long time. “Becoming ourselves is a collective journey.” (Alok Vaid-Menon) There’s often something that you’re not seeing on your own. Feeling lost and disoriented is an important part of the experience of coming back to yourself. I want you to know that you make sense. You are a part of nature. If the brilliance of adaptation and evolution exists in nature, how could you be wrong?
(437) 747-7195 View (437) 747-7195
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Anita Csapo
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M6H
You are on your way to deeper growth. I know because you are on this site, actively looking for support. Well done, you. Although, right now it may still feel a little rough. Fair enough. Being human is hard. Regardless of your very human issue: trauma from the past; stuckness in life; relationship issues; out of control anxiety and stress; chronic illness; career struggles; or just feeling lost and confused, the key to moving forward lies within you. Looking inward to see your own values and beliefs is the beginning to accessing your strengths to continue to grow and thrive.
You are on your way to deeper growth. I know because you are on this site, actively looking for support. Well done, you. Although, right now it may still feel a little rough. Fair enough. Being human is hard. Regardless of your very human issue: trauma from the past; stuckness in life; relationship issues; out of control anxiety and stress; chronic illness; career struggles; or just feeling lost and confused, the key to moving forward lies within you. Looking inward to see your own values and beliefs is the beginning to accessing your strengths to continue to grow and thrive.
(289) 272-8460 View (289) 272-8460
Photo of Leslie Saucier Registered Social Worker, Registered Social Worker in Ontario
Leslie Saucier Registered Social Worker
Registered Social Worker, BSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Woodstock, ON N4T
Relationships are everything! My approach focuses on things that impact your personal relationships. The health of our relationships impacts every aspect of our daily functioning. If relationships with friends, family or significant others are impacting how you feel about yourself and the world then my services may be for you.
Relationships are everything! My approach focuses on things that impact your personal relationships. The health of our relationships impacts every aspect of our daily functioning. If relationships with friends, family or significant others are impacting how you feel about yourself and the world then my services may be for you.
(844) 584-3331 View (844) 584-3331
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Rosalind McLean
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
New Clients Welcome - No Waitlist! Couples, Individuals and Family. Life is unpredictable and complex, and our closest relationships can feel the increased stress. If you find that you are "barely coping" it may be time to reach out for support. With new uncertainties and concerns it helps to have space away from the day-to-day stressors to rethink our past and to consider possibilities ahead. Psychotherapy can provide a supportive environment where you can redesign your life and your relationships with family and friends. I provide a safe space where you can find support and imagine new hope for your future.
New Clients Welcome - No Waitlist! Couples, Individuals and Family. Life is unpredictable and complex, and our closest relationships can feel the increased stress. If you find that you are "barely coping" it may be time to reach out for support. With new uncertainties and concerns it helps to have space away from the day-to-day stressors to rethink our past and to consider possibilities ahead. Psychotherapy can provide a supportive environment where you can redesign your life and your relationships with family and friends. I provide a safe space where you can find support and imagine new hope for your future.
(343) 308-2424 View (343) 308-2424
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Tally Annable
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Ottawa, ON K2H  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe that personal health encompasses not only the state of the body but our minds, emotions, and thoughts as well. My passion for psychotherapy comes from helping others achieve their goals and fulfill a wholistic picture of health by improving and integrating all areas of their lives. Since I began practicing in the field in 2018, I have discovered that one of the greatest rewards for me is supporting clients in learning new skills and gaining a different perspective often while using a sense of humor. While doing this, my goal is to help them utilize their own strengths and abilities to develop a happier and healthier life.
I believe that personal health encompasses not only the state of the body but our minds, emotions, and thoughts as well. My passion for psychotherapy comes from helping others achieve their goals and fulfill a wholistic picture of health by improving and integrating all areas of their lives. Since I began practicing in the field in 2018, I have discovered that one of the greatest rewards for me is supporting clients in learning new skills and gaining a different perspective often while using a sense of humor. While doing this, my goal is to help them utilize their own strengths and abilities to develop a happier and healthier life.
(343) 313-1183 View (343) 313-1183
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Change is About Choices Counseling Services
Registered Social Worker, R, B
Verified Verified
Brampton, ON L6R
Benefits of Counselling Giving you the time and space to work through personal or relationship issues.Promotes healthy emotions and reduces stress . Reach your goals by learning new behavior strategies. Learn to understand yourself and loved ones . Speak to a professional about what's important to you without judgment. Helps you feel hopeful and not alone
Benefits of Counselling Giving you the time and space to work through personal or relationship issues.Promotes healthy emotions and reduces stress . Reach your goals by learning new behavior strategies. Learn to understand yourself and loved ones . Speak to a professional about what's important to you without judgment. Helps you feel hopeful and not alone
(289) 207-5632 View (289) 207-5632
Photo of Marlene Almeida, Registered Social Worker in Ontario
Marlene Almeida
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6M  (Online Only)
I am a registered social worker working in private practice supporting individuals ages 16+. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field providing support to people who are living with anxiety, depression, stress, low-self-esteem, interpersonal issues, and relationship issues. I have a special interest in supporting Transitional Age Youth and post-secondary students navigating life transitions.
I am a registered social worker working in private practice supporting individuals ages 16+. I have over 10 years of experience in the mental health field providing support to people who are living with anxiety, depression, stress, low-self-esteem, interpersonal issues, and relationship issues. I have a special interest in supporting Transitional Age Youth and post-secondary students navigating life transitions.
(289) 236-8349 View (289) 236-8349
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Chris Hagen
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kitchener, ON N2B
For over 10 years, I've worked with people experiencing trauma, anxiety & depression. As we work together, you will start to recognize your emotions and learn how to stop them from taking over. You'll shift from feeling trapped by overwhelming fears and sadness to knowing why you feel this way and what to do about it.
For over 10 years, I've worked with people experiencing trauma, anxiety & depression. As we work together, you will start to recognize your emotions and learn how to stop them from taking over. You'll shift from feeling trapped by overwhelming fears and sadness to knowing why you feel this way and what to do about it.
(226) 894-8334 View (226) 894-8334
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Theo Adjei
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
ACCEPTING NEW CLIENTS. My practice services individuals, children, youth, families, and groups. We provide psychotherapy to support emotional distress, but not limited to anxiety, lack of motivation, sadness or depression, grief, feeling overwhelmed, feeling stuck in your life and relationship issues. Taking the first step can be difficult, we understand. If you are struggling with mental health issues, the team at Support & Growth Counselling Services can help. We offer a variety of counselling and psychotherapy services to ensure that you and your loved ones can build happy and healthy lives.
(289) 807-4299 View (289) 807-4299
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Family-Therapy
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Kanata, ON K2K
Are you experiencing conflict, stress, or grief? Not connecting with your partner? Worried about your child or teen? Our team of 12 therapists at Family-Therapy, can help you with life's challenges. We work with individuals, children, teens, families, couple, & stepfamilies. We address addictions, anxiety, blended family issues, burnout, parenting depression, communication, divorce, affairs, grief, loss, PTSD, parent-youth issues, personal development, relationships, postpartum issues, school issues, bullying, stress, LGBTQ2 issues, workplace conflict and more. We offer respectful, nonjudgemental & compassionate care. Call today.
Are you experiencing conflict, stress, or grief? Not connecting with your partner? Worried about your child or teen? Our team of 12 therapists at Family-Therapy, can help you with life's challenges. We work with individuals, children, teens, families, couple, & stepfamilies. We address addictions, anxiety, blended family issues, burnout, parenting depression, communication, divorce, affairs, grief, loss, PTSD, parent-youth issues, personal development, relationships, postpartum issues, school issues, bullying, stress, LGBTQ2 issues, workplace conflict and more. We offer respectful, nonjudgemental & compassionate care. Call today.
(613) 703-0135 View (613) 703-0135
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Whitney Reinhart
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Toronto, ON M5G  (Online Only)
A collaborative, non-judgemental, and compassionate therapeutic relationship is important for you to comfortably share what has been most distressing for you. I provide psychotherapy to individuals experiencing issues relating primarily to anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, and trauma, and to couples seeking better communication, trust, and security. My practice is inclusive, as I work with diverse problems, histories and identities, and ensure my approaches are catered to fit your needs. I hope to guide you through your journey towards a healthier life and empower you to become your most authentic self.
A collaborative, non-judgemental, and compassionate therapeutic relationship is important for you to comfortably share what has been most distressing for you. I provide psychotherapy to individuals experiencing issues relating primarily to anxiety, depression, interpersonal relationships, self-esteem, and trauma, and to couples seeking better communication, trust, and security. My practice is inclusive, as I work with diverse problems, histories and identities, and ensure my approaches are catered to fit your needs. I hope to guide you through your journey towards a healthier life and empower you to become your most authentic self.
(647) 372-5057 View (647) 372-5057
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Smart Therapy
Registered Social Worker, MA, MSW, RSW, CCC, CHyp
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London, ON N6A  (Online Only)
I believe insight and understanding are key to living a rich, meaningful, and fulfilling life. Hi, I'm Rebecca, and for a decade I have supported people's healing journeys offering Depth Therapy. I help individuals overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma; helping clients to develop self compassion, navigate family and relationship dynamics, establish boundaries, and improve their mood experiences. I use a client centered approach, meaning we work towards what you personally are hoping to get out of your therapy time together. This supports clients in having the relationships with others or themselves they’ve been hoping for.
I believe insight and understanding are key to living a rich, meaningful, and fulfilling life. Hi, I'm Rebecca, and for a decade I have supported people's healing journeys offering Depth Therapy. I help individuals overcome anxiety, depression, and trauma; helping clients to develop self compassion, navigate family and relationship dynamics, establish boundaries, and improve their mood experiences. I use a client centered approach, meaning we work towards what you personally are hoping to get out of your therapy time together. This supports clients in having the relationships with others or themselves they’ve been hoping for.
(226) 779-7903 View (226) 779-7903
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Ariella Boehm
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Vaughan, ON L4J
Are you worried about the relationships in your life? Are you feeling overwhelmed by decision fatigue around work, friends, and family? Do questions like these drain your energy: Should I stay in this job? How do I learn how to take things less personally? Should I stay friends with this person? How can I repair our friendship? How should I react to a person who is upset with me? How should I react when I’m upset? How should I handle difficult family dynamics? How can I help myself calm down? Feeling this way can be very overwhelming. It’s common for people to feel lost when it comes to navigating relationships.
Are you worried about the relationships in your life? Are you feeling overwhelmed by decision fatigue around work, friends, and family? Do questions like these drain your energy: Should I stay in this job? How do I learn how to take things less personally? Should I stay friends with this person? How can I repair our friendship? How should I react to a person who is upset with me? How should I react when I’m upset? How should I handle difficult family dynamics? How can I help myself calm down? Feeling this way can be very overwhelming. It’s common for people to feel lost when it comes to navigating relationships.
(289) 207-7708 View (289) 207-7708
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Ari Shapero
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
7 Endorsed
Oakville, ON L6J
Is stress interfering with school, your job, or relationships? Does it seem like anxiety is calling the shots? Maybe you’re feeling low, like depression is running the show; or simply not feeling quite like yourself. Whether you’re looking for ongoing support or a quick tune-up, come see for yourself how a meaningful conversation can start to get you back in the driver’s seat of your life.
Is stress interfering with school, your job, or relationships? Does it seem like anxiety is calling the shots? Maybe you’re feeling low, like depression is running the show; or simply not feeling quite like yourself. Whether you’re looking for ongoing support or a quick tune-up, come see for yourself how a meaningful conversation can start to get you back in the driver’s seat of your life.
(647) 493-2511 View (647) 493-2511

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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
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.