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Caitlan Stransky
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA, RP (Q)
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sudbury, ON P3B  (Online Only)
Hi there! My name is Caitlan Stransky, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who is passionate about providing support to youth and adults who are feeling stuck or emotionally wounded. While I recognize how frightening it can be to open up to someone new, my personal experiences have taught me that the more we talk about our vulnerabilities and struggles, the less overwhelming and scary they become. My primary goal as a psychotherapist is therefore to create a safe and supportive environment for people to feel accepted just as they are, while allowing them to explore new and meaningful ways to grow.
Hi there! My name is Caitlan Stransky, and I am a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) who is passionate about providing support to youth and adults who are feeling stuck or emotionally wounded. While I recognize how frightening it can be to open up to someone new, my personal experiences have taught me that the more we talk about our vulnerabilities and struggles, the less overwhelming and scary they become. My primary goal as a psychotherapist is therefore to create a safe and supportive environment for people to feel accepted just as they are, while allowing them to explore new and meaningful ways to grow.
(249) 490-5476 View (249) 490-5476
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Karen Hourtovenko- Registered Psychotherapist Np
Registered Psychotherapist, PsyD, MBA, RN(EC), RP
Verified Verified
Sudbury, ON P3B
With over thirty-five years of counselling and coaching expertise, Karen utilizes her knowledge to help individuals achieve their highest level of success in various areas, including emotional balance, peak performance, mental chemistry and nutrition. She is dedicated to evaluate and breakthrough individual limitations, harnessing inner personal power to achieve personal development, business and leadership success. Clients include youth, teens, individuals, couples, teams and corporate. Specialities: Mental distress, PTSD, Addictions, Relationships, Empowerment, Sport, Students, Exe/professional Burn Out
With over thirty-five years of counselling and coaching expertise, Karen utilizes her knowledge to help individuals achieve their highest level of success in various areas, including emotional balance, peak performance, mental chemistry and nutrition. She is dedicated to evaluate and breakthrough individual limitations, harnessing inner personal power to achieve personal development, business and leadership success. Clients include youth, teens, individuals, couples, teams and corporate. Specialities: Mental distress, PTSD, Addictions, Relationships, Empowerment, Sport, Students, Exe/professional Burn Out
(855) 284-6123 View (855) 284-6123
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Elite Wellness Medical Centre
Registered Social Worker, RSW
Verified Verified
Sudbury, ON P3B
With the Elite Wellness Medical Centre Team you will experience personalized treatment designed to equip you with practical coping strategies, deepen self-awareness, and foster resilience. Together, we'll navigate life's challenges, strengthen relationships, and promote holistic wellness. Our agency prioritizes your unique journey, offering compassionate guidance to empower you in overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth. Trust in our dedicated team to provide a safe space for self-exploration, healing, and transformative change.
With the Elite Wellness Medical Centre Team you will experience personalized treatment designed to equip you with practical coping strategies, deepen self-awareness, and foster resilience. Together, we'll navigate life's challenges, strengthen relationships, and promote holistic wellness. Our agency prioritizes your unique journey, offering compassionate guidance to empower you in overcoming obstacles and achieving personal growth. Trust in our dedicated team to provide a safe space for self-exploration, healing, and transformative change.
(249) 487-1790 View (249) 487-1790
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Joanna L Cox
Marriage & Family Therapist, MNLP, MTLT, MCHt
Verified Verified
Sudbury, ON P3B
Schedule an Appointment online: http://www.joannacox.ca Individual, Marriage & Divorce Counselling. Together, we work to identify your challenges & goals and work towards relieving symptoms from Depression, Anxiety, Marital Issues, or anything else emotional that's holding you back from emotional peace and success in your life. If you're looking for a more positive approach, try my empowerment breakthrough or private weekend retreat (one couple or person per weekend) and gain the "tools" to take with you for life. Clinical Hypnotherapy and 1-on-1 Anger Management.
Schedule an Appointment online: http://www.joannacox.ca Individual, Marriage & Divorce Counselling. Together, we work to identify your challenges & goals and work towards relieving symptoms from Depression, Anxiety, Marital Issues, or anything else emotional that's holding you back from emotional peace and success in your life. If you're looking for a more positive approach, try my empowerment breakthrough or private weekend retreat (one couple or person per weekend) and gain the "tools" to take with you for life. Clinical Hypnotherapy and 1-on-1 Anger Management.
(844) 402-1309 View (844) 402-1309
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Alexia Wensing
Registered Psychotherapist, HBA, MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury, ON P3B  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with an unhealthy relationship, people-pleasing, or are a student/young professional struggling with mood, anxiety, or stress I would be glad to help ease your pain, discomfort, or hardship by working with you using evidence-based therapies. I am also trained to treat trauma/diagnosed PTSD in adults. I offer virtual psychotherapy in Sudbury and across Ontario.
If you are struggling with an unhealthy relationship, people-pleasing, or are a student/young professional struggling with mood, anxiety, or stress I would be glad to help ease your pain, discomfort, or hardship by working with you using evidence-based therapies. I am also trained to treat trauma/diagnosed PTSD in adults. I offer virtual psychotherapy in Sudbury and across Ontario.
(249) 486-6734 View (249) 486-6734
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Pauline Cardinal Social Work
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury, ON P3B
I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). I am currently accepting new clients in Ontario - individuals ages 16 and up. I have been providing counselling services for over 13 years, within the mental health and addictions field. I work with clients of all ages. I have experience working with individuals struggling with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, body-image concerns, and life stressors.
I am a Registered Social Worker (RSW) with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers (OCSWSSW). I am currently accepting new clients in Ontario - individuals ages 16 and up. I have been providing counselling services for over 13 years, within the mental health and addictions field. I work with clients of all ages. I have experience working with individuals struggling with a variety of challenges, including anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, body-image concerns, and life stressors.
(249) 702-4919 View (249) 702-4919
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Jenny Ingram
Occupational Therapist, BA, MSc, OT Reg
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury, ON P3B  (Online Only)
Are you wondering how to help your smart but scattered child build organizational skills? Curious about navigating a sensory-rich world for your highly sensitive child? My occupational therapy practice provides a safe space for children and families to develop confidence and practice skills to participate more fully in school and family life. Virtual occupational therapy sessions are high-impact and playful, equipping you and your child with evidence-based strategies to support executive functioning skills, including brains that may have ADHD, gifted, and differently wired brains.
Are you wondering how to help your smart but scattered child build organizational skills? Curious about navigating a sensory-rich world for your highly sensitive child? My occupational therapy practice provides a safe space for children and families to develop confidence and practice skills to participate more fully in school and family life. Virtual occupational therapy sessions are high-impact and playful, equipping you and your child with evidence-based strategies to support executive functioning skills, including brains that may have ADHD, gifted, and differently wired brains.
(249) 490-5341 View (249) 490-5341
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Michelle Lauzon
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BEd, MEd
Verified Verified
Sudbury, ON P3B  (Online Only)
I help people struggling with trauma, anxiety, low mood, narcissistic abuse/toxic relationships, and Highly Sensitive Persons. If you're on leave from work, I also help with the return to work process. I'd be glad to help you gain pieces of your life back and help you cope through evidence-based therapies. I provide comprehensive psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. I have experiencing with emotion regulation difficulties, communication issues, grief, general stress, and work-life balance. I also help students struggling with anxiety/stress.
I help people struggling with trauma, anxiety, low mood, narcissistic abuse/toxic relationships, and Highly Sensitive Persons. If you're on leave from work, I also help with the return to work process. I'd be glad to help you gain pieces of your life back and help you cope through evidence-based therapies. I provide comprehensive psychotherapy to adults and adolescents. I have experiencing with emotion regulation difficulties, communication issues, grief, general stress, and work-life balance. I also help students struggling with anxiety/stress.
(249) 209-5192 View (249) 209-5192
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Emilie Hirschfeld
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), RSSW , RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sudbury, ON P3B
I am passionate about working with and treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, phobias, OCD, trauma and PTSD, eating disorders, grief, and supporting clients through feeling stuck, stagnant, or adjusting to life changes. No formal diagnosis or assessments are required to access psychotherapy. My approach to providing support and treatment comes from an accumulation of having an MA in Counselling Psychology, certifications in CBT, EMDR, as well as practicing interventions using mindfulness and meditation, Somatic Embodiment, and parts work. I continue to find inspiration and new skills through attending workshops and trainings.
I am passionate about working with and treating mood disorders, anxiety disorders, phobias, OCD, trauma and PTSD, eating disorders, grief, and supporting clients through feeling stuck, stagnant, or adjusting to life changes. No formal diagnosis or assessments are required to access psychotherapy. My approach to providing support and treatment comes from an accumulation of having an MA in Counselling Psychology, certifications in CBT, EMDR, as well as practicing interventions using mindfulness and meditation, Somatic Embodiment, and parts work. I continue to find inspiration and new skills through attending workshops and trainings.
(249) 488-2647 View (249) 488-2647
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Corinne Larouche
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury, ON P3B  (Online Only)
If you are struggling with neurodivergent symptoms and/or obsessive thoughts, I would be glad to help ease your pain, discomfort, or hardship by working with you using evidence-based therapies. I've also helped individuals living with a child, a parent, or a partner struggling with the above. I offer psychotherapy across Ontario!
If you are struggling with neurodivergent symptoms and/or obsessive thoughts, I would be glad to help ease your pain, discomfort, or hardship by working with you using evidence-based therapies. I've also helped individuals living with a child, a parent, or a partner struggling with the above. I offer psychotherapy across Ontario!
(249) 449-1275 View (249) 449-1275
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Kara Braun
Registered Psychotherapist, OCT
Verified Verified
Sudbury, ON P3B
I help clients build practices that nurture spontaneity, creativity, wisdom, and fun. As an experienced psychotherapist, meditator and trained mindfulness coach, I work with individuals, couples and professionals invested in systematically learning and applying secular meditation techniques to a broad range of high-level goals related to performance, physical, mental, and emotional health, behaviour, relationships, psychospiritual growth, and service. Working one-on-one means we can focus on supporting the areas of your life most ready to grow. Strategies can be adapted, and various therapeutic modalities are drawn upon.
I help clients build practices that nurture spontaneity, creativity, wisdom, and fun. As an experienced psychotherapist, meditator and trained mindfulness coach, I work with individuals, couples and professionals invested in systematically learning and applying secular meditation techniques to a broad range of high-level goals related to performance, physical, mental, and emotional health, behaviour, relationships, psychospiritual growth, and service. Working one-on-one means we can focus on supporting the areas of your life most ready to grow. Strategies can be adapted, and various therapeutic modalities are drawn upon.
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Danielle Bigras
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Sudbury, ON P3B  (Online Only)
Sometimes life’s challenges may leave us feeling stuck and we can use a bit of support to help navigate through them. I see my work to be like a lamp post on a dark street, I help to shine some light so you can figure out where you want to go. You might be looking for help in living a more enriching emotional life, improve your relationships with self and others, and have more tools to deal with life’s difficulties and more fully enjoy each moment. My job is to provide you with a safe, compassionate space to explore and enhance your wellness. I know what it's like to sit in the client's chair, I've been there!
Sometimes life’s challenges may leave us feeling stuck and we can use a bit of support to help navigate through them. I see my work to be like a lamp post on a dark street, I help to shine some light so you can figure out where you want to go. You might be looking for help in living a more enriching emotional life, improve your relationships with self and others, and have more tools to deal with life’s difficulties and more fully enjoy each moment. My job is to provide you with a safe, compassionate space to explore and enhance your wellness. I know what it's like to sit in the client's chair, I've been there!
(249) 202-2046 View (249) 202-2046
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Jillian Papineau
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, RP
Verified Verified
Sudbury, ON P3B  (Online Only)
Life is complex and navigating the challenges of anxiety, depression, or relationship issues can add to this complexity. Your journey is uniquely yours, and I am here to support you with respect, sensitivity, and a commitment to fostering positive change. I am currently welcoming new clients (youth and adults) with no to little wait time.
Life is complex and navigating the challenges of anxiety, depression, or relationship issues can add to this complexity. Your journey is uniquely yours, and I am here to support you with respect, sensitivity, and a commitment to fostering positive change. I am currently welcoming new clients (youth and adults) with no to little wait time.
(343) 453-5492 View (343) 453-5492
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Emily Techner | Neurodiversity | Anxiety | Emotion Regulation
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), Intern
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury, ON P3B  (Online Only)
Now Accepting New Clients! Are you intelligent, "type-A", with a million things always on the go? On the outside you appear to have "made it", but on the inside your anxiety is crippling. You wonder if you have ADHD, you're working on 100 things at once, never seeming to be able to slow down until you crash (and then beat yourself up for resting). You start to wonder if you're depressed. Why does it feel like you're on such a roller coaster of emotions? You've tried journaling, meditating, maybe even medication or therapy, but you still feel stuck. You know you need to "love yourself", but you don't know how to actually DO that
Now Accepting New Clients! Are you intelligent, "type-A", with a million things always on the go? On the outside you appear to have "made it", but on the inside your anxiety is crippling. You wonder if you have ADHD, you're working on 100 things at once, never seeming to be able to slow down until you crash (and then beat yourself up for resting). You start to wonder if you're depressed. Why does it feel like you're on such a roller coaster of emotions? You've tried journaling, meditating, maybe even medication or therapy, but you still feel stuck. You know you need to "love yourself", but you don't know how to actually DO that
(343) 338-4186 View (343) 338-4186
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Fika Affordable Therapy Program
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury, ON P3B  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW Clients! - Are you looking for affordable counselling services to explore stress, anxiety, trauma, relationships, depression, ADHD, and more? Do you feel stuck and want to improve your mood and wellbeing? Are you wanting to "make things make sense" or feel less "stuck?" Do you want to attend on a weekly or biweekly basis, but felt limited by cost? We are a team of clinicians who looks forward to being able to offer sliding scale and low-cost therapy. Evening and daytime availabilities and no wait-lists (clinician dependent), and we see individuals and couples.
Accepting NEW Clients! - Are you looking for affordable counselling services to explore stress, anxiety, trauma, relationships, depression, ADHD, and more? Do you feel stuck and want to improve your mood and wellbeing? Are you wanting to "make things make sense" or feel less "stuck?" Do you want to attend on a weekly or biweekly basis, but felt limited by cost? We are a team of clinicians who looks forward to being able to offer sliding scale and low-cost therapy. Evening and daytime availabilities and no wait-lists (clinician dependent), and we see individuals and couples.
(365) 601-4184 View (365) 601-4184
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Trauma And Grief Specialist Kathy Dahmer
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MDiv
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sudbury, ON P3B  (Online Only)
Life after trauma can be hard. Really really hard. You never quite go back to feeling like yourself. You experience the world differently- people, places and things can trigger feelings of unsafety. You may be feeling numb, detached or out of body. Other times, you can feel irritable and snap easily. Trauma will impact your ability to trust yourself & those around you. Maybe it's beginning to impact your relationships with yourself and/or others. Sometimes you’ve been living in survival mode for so long that you begin to feel hopeless. Unhealed trauma commonly manifests in the body chronically.
Life after trauma can be hard. Really really hard. You never quite go back to feeling like yourself. You experience the world differently- people, places and things can trigger feelings of unsafety. You may be feeling numb, detached or out of body. Other times, you can feel irritable and snap easily. Trauma will impact your ability to trust yourself & those around you. Maybe it's beginning to impact your relationships with yourself and/or others. Sometimes you’ve been living in survival mode for so long that you begin to feel hopeless. Unhealed trauma commonly manifests in the body chronically.
(249) 702-1622 View (249) 702-1622
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Lindsay Renaud
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBA, BEd
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sudbury, ON P3B  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW clients! - Do you wish you “felt better?” or wish to feel more like yourself again? Does stress, anxiety, ADHD, or trauma have you feeling stuck? Do you want to better understand how your past effects your present? Are you wanting to reconnect in your relationship? I'll support you in reaching therapy goals by helping create more self-awareness and confidence, teaching coping methods, and paving the path to long-term change. My aim is to create a space to explore your thoughts and experiences without the outside judgment and bias in your day-to-day.
Accepting NEW clients! - Do you wish you “felt better?” or wish to feel more like yourself again? Does stress, anxiety, ADHD, or trauma have you feeling stuck? Do you want to better understand how your past effects your present? Are you wanting to reconnect in your relationship? I'll support you in reaching therapy goals by helping create more self-awareness and confidence, teaching coping methods, and paving the path to long-term change. My aim is to create a space to explore your thoughts and experiences without the outside judgment and bias in your day-to-day.
(289) 210-5320 View (289) 210-5320
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Sandy He
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, BA, CCTP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Sudbury, ON P3B  (Online Only)
Accepting NEW clients – Do you want to feel less anxious, stressed, or depressed, and understand why these feelings stick? Have you experienced trauma or difficult situations and are unsure how to move forward? Do you want to learn coping skills to better manage your day-to-day or relationships? Are you facing life changes, cultural stressors, or transitions that you’d like support with? I'm here to support you on your journey of healing, understanding, and clarity. I offer a non-judgmental space for you to explore past, present, and future goals. Through collaboration, we can create a plan that fits your unique needs.
Accepting NEW clients – Do you want to feel less anxious, stressed, or depressed, and understand why these feelings stick? Have you experienced trauma or difficult situations and are unsure how to move forward? Do you want to learn coping skills to better manage your day-to-day or relationships? Are you facing life changes, cultural stressors, or transitions that you’d like support with? I'm here to support you on your journey of healing, understanding, and clarity. I offer a non-judgmental space for you to explore past, present, and future goals. Through collaboration, we can create a plan that fits your unique needs.
(365) 650-3150 View (365) 650-3150
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Christine Olsen - Therapist For Men
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Sudbury, ON P3B  (Online Only)
You're a man who just deals with it and on to the next. It can feel easier to rely on yourself. Maybe you always feel misunderstood when you speak up or that you’ll be a burden if you show them what’s going on inside. You are supposed to be strong and not weak, right? What happens over time is you lose your voice. You feel overwhelmed and lonely, even if you are in a relationship. You can end up shutting yourself away because you just feel so stuck. You might find the frustration of it all gets the best of you because it builds up into anger.
You're a man who just deals with it and on to the next. It can feel easier to rely on yourself. Maybe you always feel misunderstood when you speak up or that you’ll be a burden if you show them what’s going on inside. You are supposed to be strong and not weak, right? What happens over time is you lose your voice. You feel overwhelmed and lonely, even if you are in a relationship. You can end up shutting yourself away because you just feel so stuck. You might find the frustration of it all gets the best of you because it builds up into anger.
(807) 476-0372 View (807) 476-0372
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Alyssa Koenderink
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Sudbury, ON P3B
We all want to belong, feel loved, and live a happy life. Our biology drives us to seek out other people even when we’ve been hurt by others. It can be so hard to nurture our needs for connection and our urges to self-protect from potential hurt. You deserve to feel a sense of belonging while feeling safe and secure in your relationships with yourself and others. Let’s look at how you can truly be your natural self, make space for all of you. Because your natural self is enough and deserves to be loved and cared for.
We all want to belong, feel loved, and live a happy life. Our biology drives us to seek out other people even when we’ve been hurt by others. It can be so hard to nurture our needs for connection and our urges to self-protect from potential hurt. You deserve to feel a sense of belonging while feeling safe and secure in your relationships with yourself and others. Let’s look at how you can truly be your natural self, make space for all of you. Because your natural self is enough and deserves to be loved and cared for.
(249) 496-2152 View (249) 496-2152

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Number of Counsellors in P3B

20+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in P3B who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
82% Relationship Issues
82% Self Esteem
77% Depression
77% Stress
73% Trauma and PTSD
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Canada Life | Great-West Life
71% Manulife
57% SunLife

How Counsellors in P3B see their clients

68% Online Only
32% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

90% Female
5% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in P3B?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postal code, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postal code into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Most Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are certified by one of the main professional associations, mainly the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association (CCPA), and will have a Certified Canadian Counsellor (CCC) designation with their name. Social Workers listed in the directory must be registered members of the college specific to their province. To be listed in the directory, Psychologists must be registered with the psychological college specific to their province or territory.

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given the considerable variation in professional regulation and prerequisites across Canadian provinces, some providers may possess significant professional qualifications without necessarily holding professional memberships or being obliged to acquire them. As a result, they may be selectively included without the "Verified" seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Psychologists, counsellors, psychotherapists and social workers can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and supervised, practical experience that enable them to do so in Canada.

Psychologists have a master's and/or doctoral degree and have passed both written and oral exams. Psychologists are able to complete mental health assessments and provide diagnostic information to clients as well as provide counselling therapy or psychotherapy. Counsellors and psychotherapists are expected to have a master's or doctoral degree in counselling psychology, social work, or a related mental health discipline and certification by a professional association, such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association. Registered Social Workers possess a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Social Work and where possible must be licensed or certified by the provincial government and/or regulatory college.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, the cost of a therapy session in Canada could be between $100 and $200. If you have insurance, the expense of mental health care is typically lower, but it varies based on your insurance plan details and whether you choose an in-network or out-of-network mental healthcare provider.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. Some types of outpatient mental health services are covered by Medicare, provided these are performed by a licensed mental health professional in the provinces or territory you reside in and who accepts the assignment.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postal code.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Professionals licensed by regulatory colleges and those certified by associations such as the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association are obligated to uphold client confidentiality unless there is a legal reason that requires them to disclose information. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there is the potential or known harm to the client or others, or a court order, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.