John Esposti Anna Tarjan
Registered Social Worker, BA, BFA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
John has been a clinical social worker for over thirty years, completing my degrees at York University. I have obtained advanced training in Emotion Focused Couple Therapy, as well as being informed by the work of Daniel Wile and Terrence Real. Additionally, I have had extensive training in Family Therapy, primarily adopting a Structural/Strategic Approach. Of course, I also provide individual therapy both with adults and teens/children. I am very comfortable and well trained in treating mood disorders, trauma and loss issues, and all behavorial addictions. We have been operating our private practice successfully since 1999.
John has been a clinical social worker for over thirty years, completing my degrees at York University. I have obtained advanced training in Emotion Focused Couple Therapy, as well as being informed by the work of Daniel Wile and Terrence Real. Additionally, I have had extensive training in Family Therapy, primarily adopting a Structural/Strategic Approach. Of course, I also provide individual therapy both with adults and teens/children. I am very comfortable and well trained in treating mood disorders, trauma and loss issues, and all behavorial addictions. We have been operating our private practice successfully since 1999.
(807) 343-3622 View (807) 343-3622
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Hunt Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MACP, MDiv, CCTP-1, RP-Qual
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Not feeling yourself? Are you confronting a struggle that feels bigger than you are, or maybe feel like you are just about "done"? Have you wondered if life could be better or thought that you are somehow missing out? It is not uncommon for people to feel anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about life, relationships or careers, but the good news is you don't need to remain stuck with these feelings. Allowing yourself some time and opportunity to attend to your needs can make all the difference and become life changing. If you were to ask me why you should begin therapy, my answer would be, "Because you are worth it!"
Not feeling yourself? Are you confronting a struggle that feels bigger than you are, or maybe feel like you are just about "done"? Have you wondered if life could be better or thought that you are somehow missing out? It is not uncommon for people to feel anxious, overwhelmed and uncertain about life, relationships or careers, but the good news is you don't need to remain stuck with these feelings. Allowing yourself some time and opportunity to attend to your needs can make all the difference and become life changing. If you were to ask me why you should begin therapy, my answer would be, "Because you are worth it!"
(807) 907-3363 View (807) 907-3363
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Third Space Therapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA , RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
My name is Elsa Trovarello, I am from Nipissing First Nation, and identify as queer and 2 spirit. I am therapist that believes that therapy should be tailored to fit the person. I work to guide you and offer insight and coping skills that can alleviate life transitions and challenges that are unique to you. I come from a place of non-judgement and understanding to help you connect with your true values and the life you want to live. Whether that includes processing trauma, or working to overcome depression and anxiety, I am ready to help using evidence-based research and expertise in psychology.
My name is Elsa Trovarello, I am from Nipissing First Nation, and identify as queer and 2 spirit. I am therapist that believes that therapy should be tailored to fit the person. I work to guide you and offer insight and coping skills that can alleviate life transitions and challenges that are unique to you. I come from a place of non-judgement and understanding to help you connect with your true values and the life you want to live. Whether that includes processing trauma, or working to overcome depression and anxiety, I am ready to help using evidence-based research and expertise in psychology.
(807) 789-4913 View (807) 789-4913
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Susan Lori Tilson
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have experience working with adults in addressing trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, traumatic grief and loss, and a variety of other life transitional issues. I believe that therapy should fit the person, that is why I make it my goal to collaborate with clients and work with them based on their culture, beliefs, values as well as my clinical judgement.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist with the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. I have experience working with adults in addressing trauma, anxiety, depression, grief and loss, traumatic grief and loss, and a variety of other life transitional issues. I believe that therapy should fit the person, that is why I make it my goal to collaborate with clients and work with them based on their culture, beliefs, values as well as my clinical judgement.
(807) 500-0908 View (807) 500-0908
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Heather Witiluk
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CCH
Verified Verified
Currently accepting new clients for in-person and virtual therapy. Are you feeling overwhelmed, alone, or have difficulty coping? If so, you are not alone or to blame. Life has endless challenges and I provide a safe and therapeutic space for you to feel better. Some of the areas I help with are: perinatal mental health, infertility, grief and bereavement support and health related anxiety. I offer many different treatment modalities including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy), hypnosis, talk therapy, CBT and more.
Currently accepting new clients for in-person and virtual therapy. Are you feeling overwhelmed, alone, or have difficulty coping? If so, you are not alone or to blame. Life has endless challenges and I provide a safe and therapeutic space for you to feel better. Some of the areas I help with are: perinatal mental health, infertility, grief and bereavement support and health related anxiety. I offer many different treatment modalities including EMDR (eye movement desensitization and reprocessing therapy), hypnosis, talk therapy, CBT and more.
(807) 500-0916 View (807) 500-0916
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Anneliese Surmann
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Thunder Bay, ON P7A  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck in a rut or a vicious cycle of OCD or anxiety? We use proven strategies and are mindful of your unique experiences. We honour your brave decision to make lasting changes through therapy and are here to help you overcome your symptoms. We have a variety of therapists to choose from who specialize in working with individuals struggling with OCD, trauma (PTSD) and anxiety.
Are you feeling stuck in a rut or a vicious cycle of OCD or anxiety? We use proven strategies and are mindful of your unique experiences. We honour your brave decision to make lasting changes through therapy and are here to help you overcome your symptoms. We have a variety of therapists to choose from who specialize in working with individuals struggling with OCD, trauma (PTSD) and anxiety.
(249) 703-5106 View (249) 703-5106
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Maureen Ford (She Her)
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
I offer a strengths-based, relational approach to online mental health care for individuals (14+), couples and families. This includes working with: 1) people who are experiencing/ coping with anxiety, depression, grief, or trauma as well as those who may be seeking gender affirming care; 2) relationship partners who feel stuck in conflict, communication struggles, or life-cycle transition; and 3) families who are coping with oppression, life-cycle transition and/or gender identity journeys. I also offer philosophical counselling that focuses more on explorations of being and can help people to clarify their goals and values.
I offer a strengths-based, relational approach to online mental health care for individuals (14+), couples and families. This includes working with: 1) people who are experiencing/ coping with anxiety, depression, grief, or trauma as well as those who may be seeking gender affirming care; 2) relationship partners who feel stuck in conflict, communication struggles, or life-cycle transition; and 3) families who are coping with oppression, life-cycle transition and/or gender identity journeys. I also offer philosophical counselling that focuses more on explorations of being and can help people to clarify their goals and values.
(807) 789-9574 View (807) 789-9574
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Alison M Raison
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CHyp
Verified Verified
I have been working with people in the realm of adult mental health for over 35 years. It is my privilege to assist people on their journey towards self-actualization. I specialize in working with trauma but any life related issue is welcome. Life is bumpy and uncomfortable at times. My clients find a safe space to discuss their stressors.
I have been working with people in the realm of adult mental health for over 35 years. It is my privilege to assist people on their journey towards self-actualization. I specialize in working with trauma but any life related issue is welcome. Life is bumpy and uncomfortable at times. My clients find a safe space to discuss their stressors.
(807) 788-8761 View (807) 788-8761
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Bruk Retta Registered Nurse Therapist
Psychiatric Nurse, RN, MN
Verified Verified
Thunder Bay, ON P7A  (Online Only)
Most of us divergents can struggle with motivation, anxiety, or depressive symptoms and we want to learn how to take back the balance of our mental health, be empowered to take healthy actions to improve your physical, and mental well being but need a guide. Life does not need to be a struggle, there can be hope and joy. I can be your guide. I am a compassionate, Mental Health Nurse offering a comprehensive and holistic approach to care to those that are neurodivergent, with or without a diagnosis of ADHD, AuDHD, autism, and those that have taken the path less taken.
Most of us divergents can struggle with motivation, anxiety, or depressive symptoms and we want to learn how to take back the balance of our mental health, be empowered to take healthy actions to improve your physical, and mental well being but need a guide. Life does not need to be a struggle, there can be hope and joy. I can be your guide. I am a compassionate, Mental Health Nurse offering a comprehensive and holistic approach to care to those that are neurodivergent, with or without a diagnosis of ADHD, AuDHD, autism, and those that have taken the path less taken.
(807) 500-5860 View (807) 500-5860
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Headley & Co Mental Health
Registered Psychotherapist, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Taking the first step toward healing, wellness, and progress can be difficult. At Headley & Co Mental Health we aim to make of clients feel welcomed, safe, and heard. We are a collective of Registered Psychotherapists (RP) and Social Workers (MSW) that work collaboratively together. Our practitioners use evidence-based frameworks to support our child, youth, and adult clients. We believe that therapy shouldn’t be “another chore” rather a form of self-care, as such we offer day time, evening, and weekend appointments to fit your schedule.
Taking the first step toward healing, wellness, and progress can be difficult. At Headley & Co Mental Health we aim to make of clients feel welcomed, safe, and heard. We are a collective of Registered Psychotherapists (RP) and Social Workers (MSW) that work collaboratively together. Our practitioners use evidence-based frameworks to support our child, youth, and adult clients. We believe that therapy shouldn’t be “another chore” rather a form of self-care, as such we offer day time, evening, and weekend appointments to fit your schedule.
(807) 787-0709 View (807) 787-0709
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Noémie Mary Irène Kyryluk
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MCA, RP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Thunder Bay, ON P7A  (Online Only)
Thank you for considering me as your therapist! After receiving a masters in criminology from the University of Ottawa, I completed a placement in sexual behaviours working with the forensic population. I also completed a 2nd master in counselling, spirituality and psychotherapy at Saint Paul University. I have several years of experience in brain injury rehabilitation as well as with those suffering from co-occurring mental health and addiction issues. My areas of speciality are in sex therapy and alternative relationship styles, mental health and addictions.
Thank you for considering me as your therapist! After receiving a masters in criminology from the University of Ottawa, I completed a placement in sexual behaviours working with the forensic population. I also completed a 2nd master in counselling, spirituality and psychotherapy at Saint Paul University. I have several years of experience in brain injury rehabilitation as well as with those suffering from co-occurring mental health and addiction issues. My areas of speciality are in sex therapy and alternative relationship styles, mental health and addictions.
(343) 633-3813 View (343) 633-3813
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Tye Laframboise
Registered Social Worker, RSW/BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thunder Bay, ON P7A  (Online Only)
I am a trans, queer and neurodivergent person, who is passionate about working within community. I am a Registered Social Worker in Ontario, and am currently practicing out of Pink Opal Counselling. I have a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University, and am currently completing my Master of Social Work, with a specialization of Gender and Women’s studies at Lakehead University.
I am a trans, queer and neurodivergent person, who is passionate about working within community. I am a Registered Social Worker in Ontario, and am currently practicing out of Pink Opal Counselling. I have a Bachelor of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology from McMaster University, and am currently completing my Master of Social Work, with a specialization of Gender and Women’s studies at Lakehead University.
(343) 321-2585 View (343) 321-2585
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Braden Moore
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thunder Bay, ON P7A  (Online Only)
2SLGBTQ+ Community & Relationship Psychotherapist. You experience anxiety, fear, or uncertainty while navigating your sexuality, gender, relationships, and/or identity in a heteronormative society. You deal with feelings of rejection and a lack of acceptance by your family, peers, or community. Your concerns may be affecting your ability to form or maintain relationships with others. Ultimately, your individuality leaves you feeling unheard, judged, mistreated, and underrepresented. If you are seeking a safe and affirming space to address your concerns, gain a positive perspective, and be heard, I'm here for you.
2SLGBTQ+ Community & Relationship Psychotherapist. You experience anxiety, fear, or uncertainty while navigating your sexuality, gender, relationships, and/or identity in a heteronormative society. You deal with feelings of rejection and a lack of acceptance by your family, peers, or community. Your concerns may be affecting your ability to form or maintain relationships with others. Ultimately, your individuality leaves you feeling unheard, judged, mistreated, and underrepresented. If you are seeking a safe and affirming space to address your concerns, gain a positive perspective, and be heard, I'm here for you.
(343) 453-5304 View (343) 453-5304
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Michelle Lauzon
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, BEd, MEd
Verified Verified
Thunder Bay, ON P7A  (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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hazenpsychotherapyservices
Registered Psychotherapist, MEd, RP, OSRP, TITC-CT, TITC-ST
Verified Verified
Thunder Bay, ON P7A  (Online Only)
As a psychotherapist I am dedicated to improving the health and well being of my clients and it is my goal to make the therapeutic process as comfortable as possible. I work from a positive psychology perspective geared towards increasing confidence, self-esteem and helping you recognize your own individual strengths. By increasing your self awareness and addressing all aspects of yourself as a whole person, together we can shape the way you view your self and the experiences around you.
As a psychotherapist I am dedicated to improving the health and well being of my clients and it is my goal to make the therapeutic process as comfortable as possible. I work from a positive psychology perspective geared towards increasing confidence, self-esteem and helping you recognize your own individual strengths. By increasing your self awareness and addressing all aspects of yourself as a whole person, together we can shape the way you view your self and the experiences around you.
(289) 799-4375 View (289) 799-4375
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Alli Therapy - Allyshea Spence
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HonsBA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thunder Bay, ON P7A  (Online Only)
Your courageous step to seek support marks the beginning of a journey toward healing. Managing your roles, responsibilities, relationships - and the curveballs life can throw at you - can be really difficult. As we work together, you can expect a nurturing space in which to explore and understand the difficulties you are facing. You'll find steadfast support as we navigate the challenges ahead. Coming from an Indigenous background, I believe that healing is woven throughout the process of developing and building on your strengths, resilience, self-compassion, and connection. Thank you for allowing me to walk this path alongside you.
Your courageous step to seek support marks the beginning of a journey toward healing. Managing your roles, responsibilities, relationships - and the curveballs life can throw at you - can be really difficult. As we work together, you can expect a nurturing space in which to explore and understand the difficulties you are facing. You'll find steadfast support as we navigate the challenges ahead. Coming from an Indigenous background, I believe that healing is woven throughout the process of developing and building on your strengths, resilience, self-compassion, and connection. Thank you for allowing me to walk this path alongside you.
(437) 747-5681 View (437) 747-5681
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Sierra Spicer
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
At its core, therapy is all about you. After all you are the expert about your life. So if you are looking for a therapist that will crack a joke in therapy, instill hope, celebrate your success, and hold space for the dark and heavy stuff you have yet to ever say out loud... you are in the right place. I'm here to help you process it all so you can let go, restore, and grow. If you are ready to surprise yourself with your capacity for growth and want to unblock yourself from living a life that is meaningful to you, please connect!
At its core, therapy is all about you. After all you are the expert about your life. So if you are looking for a therapist that will crack a joke in therapy, instill hope, celebrate your success, and hold space for the dark and heavy stuff you have yet to ever say out loud... you are in the right place. I'm here to help you process it all so you can let go, restore, and grow. If you are ready to surprise yourself with your capacity for growth and want to unblock yourself from living a life that is meaningful to you, please connect!
(807) 789-9892 View (807) 789-9892
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Alannah Courte
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thunder Bay, ON P7A  (Online Only)
Are you a teen (12+) or young adult (up to 25 years old) who has been facing the weight of anxiety, battling with moments of depression, caught in endless cycles of overthinking, and grappling with persistent feelings of low mood that cast a shadow over your day-to-day life? Are these thoughts and emotions not only affecting your ability to fully engage in the present moment, but also influencing your relationships, impacting your motivation, altering your perception of self-worth, and shaping your outlook on the world around you?
Are you a teen (12+) or young adult (up to 25 years old) who has been facing the weight of anxiety, battling with moments of depression, caught in endless cycles of overthinking, and grappling with persistent feelings of low mood that cast a shadow over your day-to-day life? Are these thoughts and emotions not only affecting your ability to fully engage in the present moment, but also influencing your relationships, impacting your motivation, altering your perception of self-worth, and shaping your outlook on the world around you?
(289) 272-9363 View (289) 272-9363
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Noah Casey
Registered Psychotherapist, BA Hons, CRPO
Verified Verified
Thunder Bay, ON P7A  (Online Only)
Change is a difficult and humbling process. Being patient, kind, and forgiving of ourselves is not usually something we learned as children. Talk therapy is not advice or guidance: it's learning to hear your own decision-making processes, noticing feelings and what needs your trying to meet, discovering your value systems, and moving forward with small deliberate changes. Together in session we will tailor the work we do to suit your specific concerns. Researching therapists, going to therapy, looking at our least helpful patterns, or deliberating on whether to stay or leave a difficult situation takes courage. I congratulate you.
Change is a difficult and humbling process. Being patient, kind, and forgiving of ourselves is not usually something we learned as children. Talk therapy is not advice or guidance: it's learning to hear your own decision-making processes, noticing feelings and what needs your trying to meet, discovering your value systems, and moving forward with small deliberate changes. Together in session we will tailor the work we do to suit your specific concerns. Researching therapists, going to therapy, looking at our least helpful patterns, or deliberating on whether to stay or leave a difficult situation takes courage. I congratulate you.
(647) 694-4802 View (647) 694-4802
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Michelle Mailhiot (Psychotherapy For You Ontario)
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, CCPA
Verified Verified
Thunder Bay, ON P7A  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist who helps people who are struggling with feelings of guilt, shame, and depression. Many of these are common symptoms for people who struggle with mental health conditions. Understanding the barriers in a person’s life, and previous trauma, can help identify present day triggers and daily struggles. The goal of therapy would be to work collaboratively, using a psychotherapy framework, to identify the cause of the struggles and work towards understanding and reducing symptoms affecting your daily life.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist who helps people who are struggling with feelings of guilt, shame, and depression. Many of these are common symptoms for people who struggle with mental health conditions. Understanding the barriers in a person’s life, and previous trauma, can help identify present day triggers and daily struggles. The goal of therapy would be to work collaboratively, using a psychotherapy framework, to identify the cause of the struggles and work towards understanding and reducing symptoms affecting your daily life.
(343) 453-6022 View (343) 453-6022

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Number of Counsellors in P7A

40+

Average cost per session

$152

Counsellors in P7A who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
77% Relationship Issues
77% Trauma and PTSD
72% Coping Skills
62% Stress
62% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% First Nations Health Authority
44% Green Shield Canada
44% SunLife

How Counsellors in P7A see their clients

55% Online Only
45% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

71% Female
22% Male
7% Non-Binary
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How can I find a therapist in P7A?

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.