Therapists in Hudson, QC

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Lucy Stephens
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hudson, QC J0P  (Online Only)
I am an experienced and compassionate counsellor with over 20 years of dedicated service in the field of mental health and well-being, teaching and school counselling. Possessing a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC, and various specialized certifications, I have honed my skills to provide empathetic and effective guidance to individuals facing diverse challenges. My warm and non-judgmental demeanor instantly puts my clients at ease, fostering a safe and trusting environment for open dialogue.
I am an experienced and compassionate counsellor with over 20 years of dedicated service in the field of mental health and well-being, teaching and school counselling. Possessing a Master's degree in Counselling Psychology from UBC, and various specialized certifications, I have honed my skills to provide empathetic and effective guidance to individuals facing diverse challenges. My warm and non-judgmental demeanor instantly puts my clients at ease, fostering a safe and trusting environment for open dialogue.
(450) 328-2103 View (450) 328-2103
Photo of Michaela Georgescu, Psychologist in Hudson, QC
Michaela Georgescu
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Hudson, QC J0P
Not accepting new clients
I work in Hudson, 30 minutes from the West Island and about 20 from Vaudreuil. My areas of specialization are in the treatment of anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, addiction, chronic health problems and couple therapy. Many of my clients tend to be people-pleasers and/or perfectionists, which can predispose one to develop relationship difficulties, anger or burnout. I use psychological techniques that have been shown to work by the fields of psychology and psychiatry to help my clients resolve their problems, change dysfunctional thoughts and behaviours, and accept situations over which they have no control.
I work in Hudson, 30 minutes from the West Island and about 20 from Vaudreuil. My areas of specialization are in the treatment of anxiety, depression, anger, ADHD, OCD, PTSD, addiction, chronic health problems and couple therapy. Many of my clients tend to be people-pleasers and/or perfectionists, which can predispose one to develop relationship difficulties, anger or burnout. I use psychological techniques that have been shown to work by the fields of psychology and psychiatry to help my clients resolve their problems, change dysfunctional thoughts and behaviours, and accept situations over which they have no control.
(514) 400-9355 View (514) 400-9355
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Odette Quenneville
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW
Verified Verified
Hudson, QC J0P
My name is Odette Quenneville. I am a professional social worker and psychotherapist working in the Greater Montreal region. I am a member in good standing with the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec and hold a psychotherapy permit delivered by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. I have offices in Kirkland as well as in Hudson where I specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, caregiving, spiritual counselling, grief and bereavement. I provide a safe environment where clients feel free to share their struggles and develop strategies to achieve healthy goals and objectives.
My name is Odette Quenneville. I am a professional social worker and psychotherapist working in the Greater Montreal region. I am a member in good standing with the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec and hold a psychotherapy permit delivered by the Ordre des Psychologues du Québec. I have offices in Kirkland as well as in Hudson where I specialize in anxiety, depression, life transitions, caregiving, spiritual counselling, grief and bereavement. I provide a safe environment where clients feel free to share their struggles and develop strategies to achieve healthy goals and objectives.
(855) 637-1868 View (855) 637-1868
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Centre for Erotic Empathy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MEd
Verified Verified
Hudson, QC J0P
Loving and being attracted to each other unfortunately doesn't always mean you reliably aroused when you want to be. Many healthy, wonderful relationships in fact yearn for greater erotic connection and sexual fulfillment. For some concerns, even one meeting can be an important step. I respect your financial investment in this process and seek timely effectiveness. Trained at Columbia University, my work is non-judgmental, confidential, and of high quality. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. There is absolutely no need to be concerned about immediate commitment to ongoing treatment and all are welcome.
Loving and being attracted to each other unfortunately doesn't always mean you reliably aroused when you want to be. Many healthy, wonderful relationships in fact yearn for greater erotic connection and sexual fulfillment. For some concerns, even one meeting can be an important step. I respect your financial investment in this process and seek timely effectiveness. Trained at Columbia University, my work is non-judgmental, confidential, and of high quality. Please feel free to contact me with any questions. There is absolutely no need to be concerned about immediate commitment to ongoing treatment and all are welcome.
(514) 400-2507 View (514) 400-2507
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Lisa Brookman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, PSW, psychot
Verified Verified
Hudson, QC J0P
Lisa is a psychotherapist and the co-director of the West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre, a private Canadian clinic promoting mental health and wellness. For over two decades, Lisa has been supporting people to deepen and strengthen their ability to transform their lives. She offers in-office and virtual online sessions to anyone who wants to connect more deeply to their inner voice, wants to be more purposeful, and cultivate a peaceful and enriched sense of self.
Lisa is a psychotherapist and the co-director of the West Island Therapy and Wellness Centre, a private Canadian clinic promoting mental health and wellness. For over two decades, Lisa has been supporting people to deepen and strengthen their ability to transform their lives. She offers in-office and virtual online sessions to anyone who wants to connect more deeply to their inner voice, wants to be more purposeful, and cultivate a peaceful and enriched sense of self.
(514) 400-2518 View (514) 400-2518
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Lori Vinaric
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, TS
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hudson, QC J0P
There is great strength in allowing the tears to fall and asking for help. Specializing in grief and loss, I believe in the importance of informing and educating people on coping with and understanding the impact it can have on all facets of daily living. Trained in the Beck method of CBT, I provide solutions focused counselling and support to people struggling with a variety of challenges such as burn out, life cycle changes, anxiety and depression.
There is great strength in allowing the tears to fall and asking for help. Specializing in grief and loss, I believe in the importance of informing and educating people on coping with and understanding the impact it can have on all facets of daily living. Trained in the Beck method of CBT, I provide solutions focused counselling and support to people struggling with a variety of challenges such as burn out, life cycle changes, anxiety and depression.
(514) 900-0191 View (514) 900-0191
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Jodie Thompson
Registered Psychotherapist, SCC, PSW/TS, TCF, CMFT, MSc
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Hudson, QC J0P
Are you struggling, with depression or anxiety and are looking for some answers? Understanding your conscious and unconscious patterns that can result in feelings of being stuck is one of my specialities. My professional interests have taken the form of interpersonal understanding, as well as identity and fertility issues. I have supported individuals/couples and families through challenges that include relational issues, depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders; as well as through crises triggered by traumatic events. We have expanded to a group practice working with youth, addults, couples and families.
Are you struggling, with depression or anxiety and are looking for some answers? Understanding your conscious and unconscious patterns that can result in feelings of being stuck is one of my specialities. My professional interests have taken the form of interpersonal understanding, as well as identity and fertility issues. I have supported individuals/couples and families through challenges that include relational issues, depression, anxiety disorders, mood disorders; as well as through crises triggered by traumatic events. We have expanded to a group practice working with youth, addults, couples and families.
(438) 806-0915 View (438) 806-0915

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Joelle Jobin
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Saint-Lazare, QC J7T
I want you to know you're taking right step. We haven't met yet but seeking out a qualified professional is the key to overcoming how you're feeling. Perhaps you are feeling depressed, isolated, worried, overwhelmed, exhausted or are in chronic pain. Maybe you are experiencing physical changes such as insomnia, fatigue, frequent headaches and back pain. Your behaving in ways that you think are affecting your loved ones. You often feel like a failure and experience guilt. Your thoughts run away with you and often go to dark places. You do not need to live this way anymore. You can feel better.
I want you to know you're taking right step. We haven't met yet but seeking out a qualified professional is the key to overcoming how you're feeling. Perhaps you are feeling depressed, isolated, worried, overwhelmed, exhausted or are in chronic pain. Maybe you are experiencing physical changes such as insomnia, fatigue, frequent headaches and back pain. Your behaving in ways that you think are affecting your loved ones. You often feel like a failure and experience guilt. Your thoughts run away with you and often go to dark places. You do not need to live this way anymore. You can feel better.
(514) 548-3550 View (514) 548-3550
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Healing Waves Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BAA
Verified Verified
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, QC J6S
Currently Accepting New Clients. Cassondra Wheeler is the owner of Healing Waves Psychotherapy, a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) providing virtual services in Ontario. Cassondra also provides in person services in Cornwall Ontario. With over 10 years of experience helping adults and youth with complex needs and family relationships, I continue to expand my skills to best help clients. Cassondra believes therapy services should be tailored to each individual to offer a unique experience. Leading with compassion always.
Currently Accepting New Clients. Cassondra Wheeler is the owner of Healing Waves Psychotherapy, a Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) providing virtual services in Ontario. Cassondra also provides in person services in Cornwall Ontario. With over 10 years of experience helping adults and youth with complex needs and family relationships, I continue to expand my skills to best help clients. Cassondra believes therapy services should be tailored to each individual to offer a unique experience. Leading with compassion always.
(343) 312-6410 View (343) 312-6410

Online Therapists

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Phoenix Counselling & Mediation Accepting Clients
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, CO
Verified Verified
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
We believe that every client has the potential to make lasting change, one step at a time. At Phoenix Counselling and Mediation, we offer counselling, family mediation, and assessment services for clients of all ages. We start with identifying your strengths and goals and then help you by putting a plan in place to support you on your journey towards achieving your full potential. We offer a beautiful space that is inclusive and client-centred so you can feel safe and supported throughout your journey.
We believe that every client has the potential to make lasting change, one step at a time. At Phoenix Counselling and Mediation, we offer counselling, family mediation, and assessment services for clients of all ages. We start with identifying your strengths and goals and then help you by putting a plan in place to support you on your journey towards achieving your full potential. We offer a beautiful space that is inclusive and client-centred so you can feel safe and supported throughout your journey.
(438) 500-1658 View (438) 500-1658
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Dominique Cloutier
Psychologist, Psy D, OPQ
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2T
Dominique has 10 years of clinical experience in a wide range of issues, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and attachment disorders. She has worked with individuals suffering from emotional, interpersonal and/or family difficulties due to a variety of situations: bereavement, separation, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma linked to psychological, physical and sexual abuse, life transitions, difficulties and issues associated with the perinatal period.
Dominique has 10 years of clinical experience in a wide range of issues, including anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and attachment disorders. She has worked with individuals suffering from emotional, interpersonal and/or family difficulties due to a variety of situations: bereavement, separation, depression, anxiety, childhood trauma linked to psychological, physical and sexual abuse, life transitions, difficulties and issues associated with the perinatal period.
(438) 817-8686 View (438) 817-8686
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Helena Vassiliou
Counsellor, MA, CCC, ATPQ
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4C  (Online Only)
If you struggle with never feeling good enough, perfectionism, or frequent burnout from people pleasing, you’re not alone. Maybe you grew up playing a role in your family that you’re trying to grow out of, but find yourself stuck, repeating old patterns as an adult. I’m here to help. Some things we may explore include: bottled up feelings or unmet needs, what motivates you to behave or think in certain ways, setting effective boundaries, and letting go of what no longer serves you. This work makes it possible for you to heal old wounds, end painful cycles, enjoy more satisfying relationships, and make way for your authentic self.
If you struggle with never feeling good enough, perfectionism, or frequent burnout from people pleasing, you’re not alone. Maybe you grew up playing a role in your family that you’re trying to grow out of, but find yourself stuck, repeating old patterns as an adult. I’m here to help. Some things we may explore include: bottled up feelings or unmet needs, what motivates you to behave or think in certain ways, setting effective boundaries, and letting go of what no longer serves you. This work makes it possible for you to heal old wounds, end painful cycles, enjoy more satisfying relationships, and make way for your authentic self.
(438) 803-5274 View (438) 803-5274
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Montreal Women's Psychology
Psychologist, PhD, MBA
Verified Verified
Westmount, QC H3Z
The philosophy and unique approach at Montreal Women's Psychology is to empower women to achieve their potential and lead fulfilling lives. I obtained an MBA and worked for many years in the business world while raising a family prior to returning to my passion of Psychology and helping others reach their goals. I gained first hand insights regarding the challenges faced by women today. I tailor therapy plans and life coaching to each woman, taking into consideration family dynamics, work environment, social, romantic, cultural, stage of life, and reproductive-related events.
The philosophy and unique approach at Montreal Women's Psychology is to empower women to achieve their potential and lead fulfilling lives. I obtained an MBA and worked for many years in the business world while raising a family prior to returning to my passion of Psychology and helping others reach their goals. I gained first hand insights regarding the challenges faced by women today. I tailor therapy plans and life coaching to each woman, taking into consideration family dynamics, work environment, social, romantic, cultural, stage of life, and reproductive-related events.
(514) 700-1606 View (514) 700-1606
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Lavanya Sampasivam
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kirkland, QC H9H
Are you constantly worried about everyday things? Do you have difficulty living in the moment? Are you always thinking about the future and planning for the worse-case scenario? Is your mind filled with "what if" thoughts? Are you highly self-conscious and fearful in social situations? Do you experience trouble sleeping, muscle tension, and panic attacks? Have you considered going to see someone for help and think now might be the time?
Are you constantly worried about everyday things? Do you have difficulty living in the moment? Are you always thinking about the future and planning for the worse-case scenario? Is your mind filled with "what if" thoughts? Are you highly self-conscious and fearful in social situations? Do you experience trouble sleeping, muscle tension, and panic attacks? Have you considered going to see someone for help and think now might be the time?
(514) 600-5036 View (514) 600-5036
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Robin Grumet
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Pointe-Claire, QC H9R
Sometimes when we are distressed, we can lose sight of the things that are most important to us. When we are feeling unwell our energy often becomes focused on managing negative feelings and living a satisfying life can become difficult. Do you often feel anxious, sad, hopeless, or overwhelmed? Perhaps you are feeling stuck or just unsatisfied with your life right now. I can help you understand the processes that have contributed to and maintain your suffering, and support you in reconnecting with your values to live a more satisfying life.
Sometimes when we are distressed, we can lose sight of the things that are most important to us. When we are feeling unwell our energy often becomes focused on managing negative feelings and living a satisfying life can become difficult. Do you often feel anxious, sad, hopeless, or overwhelmed? Perhaps you are feeling stuck or just unsatisfied with your life right now. I can help you understand the processes that have contributed to and maintain your suffering, and support you in reconnecting with your values to live a more satisfying life.
(438) 299-8290 View (438) 299-8290
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Naomi Ashkenazy
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, PSW, CFT
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3W
Waitlist for new clients
I am a Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor and licensed Couple and Family Therapist with over 30 years experience. I understand that acknowledging a need for therapy may not be easy. The thought of confronting painful situations and relationships, past or present, may cause discomfort and anxiety. My hope is that in working together, I will be able to ease you through a difficult and challenging process; one which will help you to create healthier pathways to more functional and satisfying relationships, along with an enhanced sense of meaning in your life.
I am a Psychotherapist, Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Supervisor and licensed Couple and Family Therapist with over 30 years experience. I understand that acknowledging a need for therapy may not be easy. The thought of confronting painful situations and relationships, past or present, may cause discomfort and anxiety. My hope is that in working together, I will be able to ease you through a difficult and challenging process; one which will help you to create healthier pathways to more functional and satisfying relationships, along with an enhanced sense of meaning in your life.
(514) 700-4617 View (514) 700-4617
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Montreal Mental Wellness Clinic
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ, Prof, McGill
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H3X
Are you overwhelmed by anxiety and depression? Are you struggling to manage your emotions and symptoms? Maybe your struggle is impacting your relationships, and taking away your hope and objectives. You may know that you are not alone in your suffering. If you allow me, I will be here to help you. My goal is to help you transcend difficult life experiences, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and regain a sense of ease, peace, emotional balance. I work with individuals and groups in-clinic and on-line (via Skype) with a cognitive-behavioral, mindful, accepting, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach.
Are you overwhelmed by anxiety and depression? Are you struggling to manage your emotions and symptoms? Maybe your struggle is impacting your relationships, and taking away your hope and objectives. You may know that you are not alone in your suffering. If you allow me, I will be here to help you. My goal is to help you transcend difficult life experiences, symptoms of depression and anxiety, and regain a sense of ease, peace, emotional balance. I work with individuals and groups in-clinic and on-line (via Skype) with a cognitive-behavioral, mindful, accepting, non-judgmental, and compassionate approach.
(438) 700-2220 View (438) 700-2220
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Hoonhei Cho
Counsellor, MA, CCC, ATR-BC
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H2W  (Online Only)
I create collaborative work with clients facing diverse challenges. My clinical focus is working with individuals going through challenging life transition, relationship or family conflict, anxiety, depression, and grief. No Matter what has brought you therapy, your experience is valid. I believe that even life challenges and unique parts of you have a wisdom to be understood, and strength to be discovered.
I create collaborative work with clients facing diverse challenges. My clinical focus is working with individuals going through challenging life transition, relationship or family conflict, anxiety, depression, and grief. No Matter what has brought you therapy, your experience is valid. I believe that even life challenges and unique parts of you have a wisdom to be understood, and strength to be discovered.
(438) 801-8671 View (438) 801-8671
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Kat Teller
Drug & Alcohol Counsellor, CCAC, ACC, BA
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4C  (Online Only)
Welcome! Do you need guidance to help launch you into the next phase of your life? Feeling lost or unsure of how to proceed? Are you struggling with addiction or recurrent self-sabotaging patterns? I will help you determine what is holding you back from being the person you are meant to be and where your blocks are. I use a holistic method, looking at the entire person- mental, emotional, physical and spiritual and offer a variety of healing and coaching tools. Client's will be met where they are, with a personalized program adapted to fit their unique self and situation. Whatever your situation, we can work on a plan together.
Welcome! Do you need guidance to help launch you into the next phase of your life? Feeling lost or unsure of how to proceed? Are you struggling with addiction or recurrent self-sabotaging patterns? I will help you determine what is holding you back from being the person you are meant to be and where your blocks are. I use a holistic method, looking at the entire person- mental, emotional, physical and spiritual and offer a variety of healing and coaching tools. Client's will be met where they are, with a personalized program adapted to fit their unique self and situation. Whatever your situation, we can work on a plan together.
(438) 600-4089 View (438) 600-4089
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Elena Willis
MA, co
Verified Verified
Montréal, QC H4A
I strongly believe in your innate potential for growth and healing. I aim to create a caring, authentic and collaborative atmosphere to facilitate that process. I meet you where you are in your journey and offer a deep sense of engagement and in-depth listening. I work predominantly within a psychodynamic framework to address the unconscious factors which contribute to suffering and symptoms. By engaging with unconscious material, you will expand self-understanding and self-awareness. In my work, I typically incorporate elements from mindfulness, breathwork, emotion-focused therapy and compassion-focused therapy.
I strongly believe in your innate potential for growth and healing. I aim to create a caring, authentic and collaborative atmosphere to facilitate that process. I meet you where you are in your journey and offer a deep sense of engagement and in-depth listening. I work predominantly within a psychodynamic framework to address the unconscious factors which contribute to suffering and symptoms. By engaging with unconscious material, you will expand self-understanding and self-awareness. In my work, I typically incorporate elements from mindfulness, breathwork, emotion-focused therapy and compassion-focused therapy.
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Number of Counsellors in Hudson, QC

< 10

Counsellors in Hudson, QC who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
86% Relationship Issues
86% Coping Skills
86% Infidelity
86% Marital and Premarital
71% Grief

Average years in practice

20 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Great-West Life
50% Humana
50% Green Shield Canada

How Counsellors in Hudson, QC see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hudson?

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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.