Therapists in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC

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Jacqueline Miller
Psychologist, MEd
Verified Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9G
Are you struggling with anxiety? Constant worrying that makes it difficult to make decisions? Or suffering from unpredictable panic attacks that have led you to avoid people, places or particular situations? I have been helping people for over 18 years manage more effectively their anxiety, with proven evidence based strategies. I have worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds to help them overcome anxiety, panic, phobias and PTSD. It can be difficult to address situations that you have been avoiding. Cognitive behavioral strategies can help you get back to your life.
Are you struggling with anxiety? Constant worrying that makes it difficult to make decisions? Or suffering from unpredictable panic attacks that have led you to avoid people, places or particular situations? I have been helping people for over 18 years manage more effectively their anxiety, with proven evidence based strategies. I have worked with individuals of all ages and backgrounds to help them overcome anxiety, panic, phobias and PTSD. It can be difficult to address situations that you have been avoiding. Cognitive behavioral strategies can help you get back to your life.
(514) 700-5127 View (514) 700-5127
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Violet Reveira
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9G
Do you feel as if life is a constant struggle, like you are afraid and worried all the time, as if life is easy for everyone but you? Are you struggling with relationships, having problems at work, and feeling like your friends and family do not understand? I can help you to make meaningful changes towards a happier, healthier life. With more than a decade of counseling experience, I have helped clients who struggled with anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, phobias, depression, relationship issues, self esteem issues, parenting issues, and feelings of disappointment in their life or themselves.
Do you feel as if life is a constant struggle, like you are afraid and worried all the time, as if life is easy for everyone but you? Are you struggling with relationships, having problems at work, and feeling like your friends and family do not understand? I can help you to make meaningful changes towards a happier, healthier life. With more than a decade of counseling experience, I have helped clients who struggled with anxiety, panic attacks, OCD, phobias, depression, relationship issues, self esteem issues, parenting issues, and feelings of disappointment in their life or themselves.
(855) 661-3410 View (855) 661-3410
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Sheila Clark
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW, CFT
Verified Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9H
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be hard and sometimes we need support to help us along the way when the challenges start to take a toll. Weather it is stress, mental health, addiction, relational conflict, trauma, communication issues, managing emotions or just feeling the need to talk to a neutral party, I am here to support you.
Life can be hard and sometimes we need support to help us along the way when the challenges start to take a toll. Weather it is stress, mental health, addiction, relational conflict, trauma, communication issues, managing emotions or just feeling the need to talk to a neutral party, I am here to support you.
(438) 804-5826 View (438) 804-5826
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Arielle Segal
Registered Social Worker, MSW
Verified Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B  (Online Only)
I am a social worker with 10 years of experience working with vulnerable youth and families, parents who have a child with a disability and adults experiencing various life challenges. I have a strong interest in maternal mental health as well as supporting women, birthing people, men and couples through perinatal loss, grief and fertility challenges.
I am a social worker with 10 years of experience working with vulnerable youth and families, parents who have a child with a disability and adults experiencing various life challenges. I have a strong interest in maternal mental health as well as supporting women, birthing people, men and couples through perinatal loss, grief and fertility challenges.
(438) 817-4365 View (438) 817-4365
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Elizabeth Shoiry
Psychologist, BSc, MEd, OPQ, CPA
Verified Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9G
Are you overwhelmed, sad, angry, experiencing relationship/family issues, or unhappy at work? Feels like your life is spinning out of control with no real direction? Are you or your child struggling at school? Is reading, writing, math or homework time problematic? Is behavior a concern? In order to move forward, it is important to understand what is really going on in your or your child's life. Within a safe, nonjudgmental and confidential environment together we can explore, understand and develop the necessary steps needed to effect positive life changes. Career counseling, and customized workshops are also available.
Are you overwhelmed, sad, angry, experiencing relationship/family issues, or unhappy at work? Feels like your life is spinning out of control with no real direction? Are you or your child struggling at school? Is reading, writing, math or homework time problematic? Is behavior a concern? In order to move forward, it is important to understand what is really going on in your or your child's life. Within a safe, nonjudgmental and confidential environment together we can explore, understand and develop the necessary steps needed to effect positive life changes. Career counseling, and customized workshops are also available.
(514) 900-6029 View (514) 900-6029
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Montreal Center for Anxiety and Depression
Counsellor, MEd
Verified Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9G
We all need support, particularly when depressed, anxious or confused about our situation. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with an eclectic approach concentrates on what can be done about these problems TODAY. It is a directive treatment approach that teaches the skills necessary to cope. The Montreal Center for Anxiety and Depression's mission is to create a warm, supportive environment to explore your concerns and discover what blocks exist which limit your potential. We specialize in therapy for adults, children, couples, families, and are proud to maintain a 95 percent success rate. Watch our video to meet our team www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm9bgEt5VeA
We all need support, particularly when depressed, anxious or confused about our situation. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy combined with an eclectic approach concentrates on what can be done about these problems TODAY. It is a directive treatment approach that teaches the skills necessary to cope. The Montreal Center for Anxiety and Depression's mission is to create a warm, supportive environment to explore your concerns and discover what blocks exist which limit your potential. We specialize in therapy for adults, children, couples, families, and are proud to maintain a 95 percent success rate. Watch our video to meet our team www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zm9bgEt5VeA
(438) 600-3269 View (438) 600-3269
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Anita Mehta
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, CFT
Verified Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9H
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you need some support? Perhaps therapy can help you cope with current stressors in your life. I can help you in managing a difficult situation, and to help you find strategies to manage distress, confusion, anxiety, and feelings of depression. It strives to improve overall well-being and mental health, to resolve or manage concerning behaviors, beliefs, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships, interactions and social skills. Couple and family therapy can address the dynamics and challenges faced with the goal of understanding and positive change. I am offering secure online sessions.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you need some support? Perhaps therapy can help you cope with current stressors in your life. I can help you in managing a difficult situation, and to help you find strategies to manage distress, confusion, anxiety, and feelings of depression. It strives to improve overall well-being and mental health, to resolve or manage concerning behaviors, beliefs, thoughts, or emotions, and to improve relationships, interactions and social skills. Couple and family therapy can address the dynamics and challenges faced with the goal of understanding and positive change. I am offering secure online sessions.
(438) 600-2236 View (438) 600-2236
Photo of Tina Romano Hypno-Coach in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC
Tina Romano Hypno-Coach
BComm, CH
Verified Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9G
Searching for something beyond talk therapy alone? Are you struggling with how you feel? Tired of trying to figure it out? Hi, I'm the creator of "Way Beyond Talk". An approach that combines the best of Hypnosis, Meditation and Emotional Mindfulness. A powerful way to make change happen because it makes use of much more than thinking or talking ever can. It's the way to access matters that lie beneath the surface, not readily retrieved through thinking or talking. No need to figure it out, answers come to you. An alternative or adjunct approach to many therapies. Guiding you to feel better.
Searching for something beyond talk therapy alone? Are you struggling with how you feel? Tired of trying to figure it out? Hi, I'm the creator of "Way Beyond Talk". An approach that combines the best of Hypnosis, Meditation and Emotional Mindfulness. A powerful way to make change happen because it makes use of much more than thinking or talking ever can. It's the way to access matters that lie beneath the surface, not readily retrieved through thinking or talking. No need to figure it out, answers come to you. An alternative or adjunct approach to many therapies. Guiding you to feel better.
(514) 613-8634 View (514) 613-8634
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Reesa Benderoff-Gips
Psychologist, MA, MEd, OPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9G  (Online Only)
It takes courage to face our struggles and make meaningful changes in our lives. With this in mind, I strive to offer clients a welcoming and accepting therapeutic environment where they feel comfortable to explore, seek insight and make desired changes. Using an integrative approach tailored to the needs of each individual, I collaborate with my clients to help them understand and manage difficult emotions and learn effective skills to achieve their goals. My approach is compassion-based, practical and solution-focused.
It takes courage to face our struggles and make meaningful changes in our lives. With this in mind, I strive to offer clients a welcoming and accepting therapeutic environment where they feel comfortable to explore, seek insight and make desired changes. Using an integrative approach tailored to the needs of each individual, I collaborate with my clients to help them understand and manage difficult emotions and learn effective skills to achieve their goals. My approach is compassion-based, practical and solution-focused.
(438) 500-3183 View (438) 500-3183
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Elka Leiba
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9G
Are you or someone in your family feeling overwhelmed and stressed by the demands of family, work, and/or school? Are you feeling anxious, angry, or depressed? Dealing with a chronic illness or a trauma? Looking for how to manage difficult behaviours with your child or teen? We will work together within a caring and non-judgmental environment to achieve your personal and/or family goals. We will work towards your goals using effective therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapy.
Are you or someone in your family feeling overwhelmed and stressed by the demands of family, work, and/or school? Are you feeling anxious, angry, or depressed? Dealing with a chronic illness or a trauma? Looking for how to manage difficult behaviours with your child or teen? We will work together within a caring and non-judgmental environment to achieve your personal and/or family goals. We will work towards your goals using effective therapeutic approaches, including cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based therapy.
(438) 600-9134 View (438) 600-9134
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Rosetta Sowkey
Counsellor, BSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B
I hold a Bachelor of Social Work degree and I am a trained trauma integration counsellor. I have extensive experience working with parents, youth and marginalized communities and am dedicated to working towards a future in which all individuals and systems are trauma aware. I embody a practice that is psychoeducational, and strengths based, in which I assist clients with overcoming traumatic life events through processing lived experiences and in achieving overall wellness by addressing the root causes of stress and anxiety.
I hold a Bachelor of Social Work degree and I am a trained trauma integration counsellor. I have extensive experience working with parents, youth and marginalized communities and am dedicated to working towards a future in which all individuals and systems are trauma aware. I embody a practice that is psychoeducational, and strengths based, in which I assist clients with overcoming traumatic life events through processing lived experiences and in achieving overall wellness by addressing the root causes of stress and anxiety.
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Jodi Zentner
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B  (Online Only)
If you are someone who is up to the challenge of confronting whatever is getting in the way of improving your wellbeing, then I would like to be able to help guide you. This could be related to Depression, Anxiety or ADHD. Relationship issues can be about issues with a partner, family member, friends or colleagues. For more information, please access my website, www.jodizentner.com. Instagram:jodilynn1162 Please do not phone, email is preferred.
If you are someone who is up to the challenge of confronting whatever is getting in the way of improving your wellbeing, then I would like to be able to help guide you. This could be related to Depression, Anxiety or ADHD. Relationship issues can be about issues with a partner, family member, friends or colleagues. For more information, please access my website, www.jodizentner.com. Instagram:jodilynn1162 Please do not phone, email is preferred.
(437) 747-3899 View (437) 747-3899
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Eric Charles
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc(A), MSW, MA, TCF, TS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9A
Not accepting new clients
We come to therapy for many reasons. You may be suffering from constant worry, feelings of worthlessness, shame, the impact of an illness, grief, meaninglessness, or unfulfilling relationships. You may struggle to connect with a loved one and feel profoundly alone even (or especially) with others. You may have a painful piece of your past that robs you of your present. You may just feel stuck in your life and need direction. Or you might be seeking help for other reasons. I’m here to assist you in finding answers that work for you, in healing emotional wounds, and in improving your relationships.
We come to therapy for many reasons. You may be suffering from constant worry, feelings of worthlessness, shame, the impact of an illness, grief, meaninglessness, or unfulfilling relationships. You may struggle to connect with a loved one and feel profoundly alone even (or especially) with others. You may have a painful piece of your past that robs you of your present. You may just feel stuck in your life and need direction. Or you might be seeking help for other reasons. I’m here to assist you in finding answers that work for you, in healing emotional wounds, and in improving your relationships.
(438) 701-8484 View (438) 701-8484
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Howard Gontovnick Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MA, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B
Whether you are an individual or part of a couple. my therapeutic relationship emphasizes a high-quality interpersonal connection grounded in honesty, genuineness and compassion. Each session is primarily concerned with your capacity to endure, cope and discover that which can help you thrive in whatever challenging life situation that is at the forefront of your world. Together we will uncover what is known as well as the unknown sources of your discontentment. More importantly, we need to seek out realistic solutions that are attainable and helpful. Perhaps now is the right time to begin and take a bold step forward for yourself
Whether you are an individual or part of a couple. my therapeutic relationship emphasizes a high-quality interpersonal connection grounded in honesty, genuineness and compassion. Each session is primarily concerned with your capacity to endure, cope and discover that which can help you thrive in whatever challenging life situation that is at the forefront of your world. Together we will uncover what is known as well as the unknown sources of your discontentment. More importantly, we need to seek out realistic solutions that are attainable and helpful. Perhaps now is the right time to begin and take a bold step forward for yourself
(450) 686-2440 View (450) 686-2440
Photo of Anna Cegielka,West Island Psychotherapist, Registered Psychotherapist in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC
Anna Cegielka,West Island Psychotherapist
Registered Psychotherapist, MSW
Verified Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B
Are you are tired of struggling and want to start living? Are you stuck in addictive behaviours or repeating the same self-defeating patterns? Do your relationships feel out of control? Is your home a place of love and comfort or a war zone? Do you worry endlessly? Do you "have everything" but still feel unhappy? If your answer is "yes", I might be the right guide for you to provide you with tools for growth and coaching on rescuing failing relationships. For 20+years I have been helping adults, teens,couples and families find pathways to more satisfying lives.
Are you are tired of struggling and want to start living? Are you stuck in addictive behaviours or repeating the same self-defeating patterns? Do your relationships feel out of control? Is your home a place of love and comfort or a war zone? Do you worry endlessly? Do you "have everything" but still feel unhappy? If your answer is "yes", I might be the right guide for you to provide you with tools for growth and coaching on rescuing failing relationships. For 20+years I have been helping adults, teens,couples and families find pathways to more satisfying lives.
(514) 600-0233 View (514) 600-0233
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Healing Tree Psychology and Wellness Centre
Psychologist, OPQ
Verified Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9G
Many of our clients are struggling with multiple issues - depression, anxiety, relationship problems, overeating - and often feel like everything is wrong and don't know why. Some have tried therapy before, but either didn't feel understood, or the work didn't lead to lasting change. If you see yourself in any of the following, we can help: have trouble forming or keeping relationships; stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns; feel burned out, running on empty, and can never quite seem to catch up; feel as though everyone else comes first; worry constantly about the stresses of life; can't seem to slow down and relax; constant feelings of panic or anxiety; self-sabotaging or self-destructive behaviour; feel disconnected from yourself or others; feelings of being numb; struggle with emotional eating and poor body image; low self-esteem or lack of confidence; victim of abuse or neglect, in childhood or adulthood. Our clients may struggle with any of these issues, among others, but all have one thing in common: they are ready to do the real work of healing the source of their suffering.
Many of our clients are struggling with multiple issues - depression, anxiety, relationship problems, overeating - and often feel like everything is wrong and don't know why. Some have tried therapy before, but either didn't feel understood, or the work didn't lead to lasting change. If you see yourself in any of the following, we can help: have trouble forming or keeping relationships; stuck in unhealthy relationship patterns; feel burned out, running on empty, and can never quite seem to catch up; feel as though everyone else comes first; worry constantly about the stresses of life; can't seem to slow down and relax; constant feelings of panic or anxiety; self-sabotaging or self-destructive behaviour; feel disconnected from yourself or others; feelings of being numb; struggle with emotional eating and poor body image; low self-esteem or lack of confidence; victim of abuse or neglect, in childhood or adulthood. Our clients may struggle with any of these issues, among others, but all have one thing in common: they are ready to do the real work of healing the source of their suffering.
(514) 700-2781 View (514) 700-2781
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Emily Blake
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B
Do you feel overwhelmed by painful thoughts and feelings? That if only you weren't so_______(sad, anxious, depressed, shy, angry) that your life would be better? Many people try to get rid of painful thoughts, feelings, and physical symptoms. In fact, they work really hard to feel better, and yet.... they don't feel better. It is not for lack of trying that people decide to seek professional help. Our minds are designed to ruminate about problems until these problems are "fixed". That's why your mind is working so hard right now.
Do you feel overwhelmed by painful thoughts and feelings? That if only you weren't so_______(sad, anxious, depressed, shy, angry) that your life would be better? Many people try to get rid of painful thoughts, feelings, and physical symptoms. In fact, they work really hard to feel better, and yet.... they don't feel better. It is not for lack of trying that people decide to seek professional help. Our minds are designed to ruminate about problems until these problems are "fixed". That's why your mind is working so hard right now.
(514) 319-1744 View (514) 319-1744
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Julia Di Nardo
Psychologist, MA, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B
I work with people who struggle with binge eating, emotional eating, yo-yo dieting, body image issues, and weight management. Together, we’ll identify what’s contributed to your problematic relationship with food, explore ways of expressing, processing and coping with those issues, and help you recreate a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with yourself, your body and food. You will also learn to cope with the challenges of life without needing to rely on food. You can break free from the destructive cycle of dieting and emotional eating!
I work with people who struggle with binge eating, emotional eating, yo-yo dieting, body image issues, and weight management. Together, we’ll identify what’s contributed to your problematic relationship with food, explore ways of expressing, processing and coping with those issues, and help you recreate a deeper, more fulfilling relationship with yourself, your body and food. You will also learn to cope with the challenges of life without needing to rely on food. You can break free from the destructive cycle of dieting and emotional eating!
(514) 600-3104 View (514) 600-3104
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Daniela Beer-Becker
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9B
Are you disappointed with the turn your life has taken? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of worry, sadness, loneliness, or anger? Do you find it hard to enjoy what you have today, but feel stuck in the past, or keep worrying about the future? Do you struggle to communicate your feelings effectively to others? When we don't learn to successfully deal with our thoughts and emotions, when past wounds are left unattended, they intensify, and get expressed in unproductive, angry, or hurtful ways towards yourself and the people you love.
Are you disappointed with the turn your life has taken? Do you find yourself overwhelmed by feelings of worry, sadness, loneliness, or anger? Do you find it hard to enjoy what you have today, but feel stuck in the past, or keep worrying about the future? Do you struggle to communicate your feelings effectively to others? When we don't learn to successfully deal with our thoughts and emotions, when past wounds are left unattended, they intensify, and get expressed in unproductive, angry, or hurtful ways towards yourself and the people you love.
(514) 319-1744 View (514) 319-1744
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David Bernstein
CCH
Verified Verified
Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC H9A
David Bernstein offers effective hypnotherapy and life coaching for anxiety, stress, weight, smoking, phobias, academic and sports performance, memory, insomnia, concentration, pain and any bad habit. Women and men alike attend David's weight and smoking clinics with equal effectiveness. As a certified Hockey Canada coach, David's experience with helping athletes get in and stay in the zone applies equally well to entire teams at all levels. As well, soothing relaxation sessions are just a phone call away. I do not offer psychotherapy services.
David Bernstein offers effective hypnotherapy and life coaching for anxiety, stress, weight, smoking, phobias, academic and sports performance, memory, insomnia, concentration, pain and any bad habit. Women and men alike attend David's weight and smoking clinics with equal effectiveness. As a certified Hockey Canada coach, David's experience with helping athletes get in and stay in the zone applies equally well to entire teams at all levels. As well, soothing relaxation sessions are just a phone call away. I do not offer psychotherapy services.
(438) 795-2576 View (438) 795-2576

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Number of Counsellors in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC

40+

Average cost per session

$160

Counsellors in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC who prioritize treating:

93% Relationship Issues
91% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
76% Coping Skills
70% Parenting
70% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Other
43% Great-West Life
43% Canada Life | Great-West Life

How Counsellors in Dollard-des-Ormeaux, QC see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Dollard-des-Ormeaux?

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.