Therapists in Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC

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Cindy Vielleuse
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSc(A), TCF, RDT
Verified
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2J
Licensed Couple & Family Therapist, Creative Arts Therapist. Cindy specializes in trauma-focused therapy with individuals, couples, and families. She works from an anti-oppression perspective that recognizes the systemic issues that impact mental and emotional health. Cindy is a strong believer in helping her clients tell their stories through empathic and creative engagement. She incorporates verbal and body-based creative methods to guide her clients through whatever obstacles are keeping them from being more peaceful and integrated selves. Sessions are always client-centered, inclusive and sensitive to your individual needs.
Licensed Couple & Family Therapist, Creative Arts Therapist. Cindy specializes in trauma-focused therapy with individuals, couples, and families. She works from an anti-oppression perspective that recognizes the systemic issues that impact mental and emotional health. Cindy is a strong believer in helping her clients tell their stories through empathic and creative engagement. She incorporates verbal and body-based creative methods to guide her clients through whatever obstacles are keeping them from being more peaceful and integrated selves. Sessions are always client-centered, inclusive and sensitive to your individual needs.
(438) 230-1189 View (438) 230-1189
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Justine Falardeau-Drouin
Verified
1 Endorsed
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2J
Do you feel like you need a safe space to talk about your self esteem, your questions about your partner, your struggles with your friends or your sexuality? Communication issues or differences in your sexual desire can lead to conflits and a feeling of being overwhelmed. Do you want to work on yourself or work on your relationships? You might be looking for information about your boundaries, your preferences and your desires. Let's find how to express your needs in a way that works for you. Come talk in individual or couple’s therapy.
Do you feel like you need a safe space to talk about your self esteem, your questions about your partner, your struggles with your friends or your sexuality? Communication issues or differences in your sexual desire can lead to conflits and a feeling of being overwhelmed. Do you want to work on yourself or work on your relationships? You might be looking for information about your boundaries, your preferences and your desires. Let's find how to express your needs in a way that works for you. Come talk in individual or couple’s therapy.
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Susie Showers
Counsellor, MA, CCC, RP(Q)
Verified
4 Endorsed
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2J
Your relationships can be an incredible source of pleasure and connection, AND they can be the biggest source of tension and exhaustion. You might feel rigid and uncreative, or be falling into people-pleasing habits. You may feel overwhelming physical sensations of constriction, pain or numbness. You play a vast range of roles in your friendships, romantic & intimate dynamics, and at work. This can be a lot to handle, and you may be masking your authentic self. Creative arts therapy can offer new ways to find playfulness so you can relax into intimacy in your relationships, your body, and fully own the stories that shape you.
Your relationships can be an incredible source of pleasure and connection, AND they can be the biggest source of tension and exhaustion. You might feel rigid and uncreative, or be falling into people-pleasing habits. You may feel overwhelming physical sensations of constriction, pain or numbness. You play a vast range of roles in your friendships, romantic & intimate dynamics, and at work. This can be a lot to handle, and you may be masking your authentic self. Creative arts therapy can offer new ways to find playfulness so you can relax into intimacy in your relationships, your body, and fully own the stories that shape you.
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Deniz Naji
Art Therapist, ATPQ
Verified
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2J
Whether you are dealing with past trauma or current triggers that keep you from moving forward, there are always ways to process what has happened and how we can work together towards a more fulfilling future. As an art therapist with a trauma-informed lens, I incorporate counselling, somatic awareness, movement, and play into my work, to enhance resiliency and promote healing. Issues I have worked on include intimate partner violence, self-harm, sexual abuse, and refugee, immigration and acculturation issues, as well as intergenerational trauma.
Whether you are dealing with past trauma or current triggers that keep you from moving forward, there are always ways to process what has happened and how we can work together towards a more fulfilling future. As an art therapist with a trauma-informed lens, I incorporate counselling, somatic awareness, movement, and play into my work, to enhance resiliency and promote healing. Issues I have worked on include intimate partner violence, self-harm, sexual abuse, and refugee, immigration and acculturation issues, as well as intergenerational trauma.
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Howard Modlin
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, CCC, RP
Verified
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2W  (Online Only)
Coping with life challenges such as grief, relationship troubles, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, or simply a general lack of well-being, can feel overwhelming for all of us. As a licensed Psychotherapist experienced with varied clinical and solution-focused approaches, my first priority is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space where clients can feel heard and understood. I then encourage those I work with to build on their inner strengths, explore adaptive strategies,integrate psycho spiritual resources and pursue their potential for personal growth.
Coping with life challenges such as grief, relationship troubles, anxiety, depression, interpersonal conflict, or simply a general lack of well-being, can feel overwhelming for all of us. As a licensed Psychotherapist experienced with varied clinical and solution-focused approaches, my first priority is to provide a safe, non-judgemental space where clients can feel heard and understood. I then encourage those I work with to build on their inner strengths, explore adaptive strategies,integrate psycho spiritual resources and pursue their potential for personal growth.
(438) 802-3756 View (438) 802-3756
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Atlas Lowry
MA, CCC, P-RDT
Verified
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2H
We all have a need to feel heard. Whether it be about something seemingly small or about a deep-rooted trauma, feeling seen, heard, and understood can make a significant difference in our lives. Through a process called Drama Therapy, so many parts of our lives can be explored: relationships, colonization, racism, gender, disability, neurodivergence, and so much more. Through talking, movement, play, and creativity in the presence of a trusted drama therapist, any adult or child can explore the personal and societal dynamics within their life along with the relationship between mind and body to create a balanced healing process.
We all have a need to feel heard. Whether it be about something seemingly small or about a deep-rooted trauma, feeling seen, heard, and understood can make a significant difference in our lives. Through a process called Drama Therapy, so many parts of our lives can be explored: relationships, colonization, racism, gender, disability, neurodivergence, and so much more. Through talking, movement, play, and creativity in the presence of a trusted drama therapist, any adult or child can explore the personal and societal dynamics within their life along with the relationship between mind and body to create a balanced healing process.
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Jeffrey J C Anyan
Psychologist, BSc, PhD, OPQ
Verified
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2J
No matter what problem you are facing, you do not have to do it alone. Life is wrought with ups and downs and my ultimate goal as a therapist is to help clients work through problems. I strive to help people find the tools they need to achieve the best possible outcomes allowing them to live their best lives. I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to put into words the exact nature of what is troubling you but I am confident that with dedication we will find a solution.
No matter what problem you are facing, you do not have to do it alone. Life is wrought with ups and downs and my ultimate goal as a therapist is to help clients work through problems. I strive to help people find the tools they need to achieve the best possible outcomes allowing them to live their best lives. I understand that sometimes it can be difficult to put into words the exact nature of what is troubling you but I am confident that with dedication we will find a solution.
(438) 500-8279 View (438) 500-8279
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Mariah Blaine-Longo
MTA, MA
Verified
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2K
Sometimes words are not enough. As a music therapist, I bring music-making and listening to the therapy room, facilitating individuals in expressing themselves creatively, developing new coping skills, and reconnecting with their authentic selves. Each session, whether it involves listening to music, improvisation on instruments, or engaging in songwriting, is tailored to the specific needs and strengths presented by my clients. I actively listen and provide support to participants, by playing my own music and through verbal reflections. No musical training is required to participate in music therapy.
Sometimes words are not enough. As a music therapist, I bring music-making and listening to the therapy room, facilitating individuals in expressing themselves creatively, developing new coping skills, and reconnecting with their authentic selves. Each session, whether it involves listening to music, improvisation on instruments, or engaging in songwriting, is tailored to the specific needs and strengths presented by my clients. I actively listen and provide support to participants, by playing my own music and through verbal reflections. No musical training is required to participate in music therapy.
(438) 701-2835 View (438) 701-2835
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Shyam Anandampillai
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc(A), MA
Verified
2 Endorsed
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2X  (Online Only)
I believe that psychotherapy in essence is a collaborative process that aims to increase psychological well-being and reduce emotional pain, loneliness and languishing which are ever present in today's world. At the heart of this process, is the positive healing relationship that develops between an individual, a couple or a family, and the therapist. I offer clients a non-judgemental, empathic and queer affirmative space where they learn to identify and tolerate their emotions, articulate appropriately their needs to significant people in their life and work on breaking away from toxic negative cycles.
I believe that psychotherapy in essence is a collaborative process that aims to increase psychological well-being and reduce emotional pain, loneliness and languishing which are ever present in today's world. At the heart of this process, is the positive healing relationship that develops between an individual, a couple or a family, and the therapist. I offer clients a non-judgemental, empathic and queer affirmative space where they learn to identify and tolerate their emotions, articulate appropriately their needs to significant people in their life and work on breaking away from toxic negative cycles.
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Guylaine Bellerose
Art Therapist, MA, ATPQ
Verified
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2W
Nous faisons tous face, à un moment de notre vie, à des périodes difficiles où la souffrance et les questionnements nous appellent à solliciter une aide extérieure. En tant qu'art-thérapeute, je vous accueille dans un espace sécuritaire, bienveillant et exempt de jugement, où il est possible de vous exprimer librement afin de revenir à vous-même et de trouver votre voie créative vers le mieux-être. Ancrée dans les valeurs humanistes, mon approche sensible et empathique est centrée sur la personne. Elle vise à vous soutenir dans une démarche vous permettant d’exprimer votre vécu unique et d’accéder à vos ressources personnelles.
Nous faisons tous face, à un moment de notre vie, à des périodes difficiles où la souffrance et les questionnements nous appellent à solliciter une aide extérieure. En tant qu'art-thérapeute, je vous accueille dans un espace sécuritaire, bienveillant et exempt de jugement, où il est possible de vous exprimer librement afin de revenir à vous-même et de trouver votre voie créative vers le mieux-être. Ancrée dans les valeurs humanistes, mon approche sensible et empathique est centrée sur la personne. Elle vise à vous soutenir dans une démarche vous permettant d’exprimer votre vécu unique et d’accéder à vos ressources personnelles.
(438) 793-9076 View (438) 793-9076
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Edy-Claude Okalla Bana
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, TCF, TS, PA
Verified
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2J  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in the human being and his or her capacity to re-build. I find that there is nothing more important than a willingness to develop compassion for oneself and one's situation. For me, the therapy is a place to reconnect with emotions, and begin a very important journey within the supportive therapeutic relationship.
I believe in the human being and his or her capacity to re-build. I find that there is nothing more important than a willingness to develop compassion for oneself and one's situation. For me, the therapy is a place to reconnect with emotions, and begin a very important journey within the supportive therapeutic relationship.
(514) 613-3229 View (514) 613-3229
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Denis Adams
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ
Verified
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2L
As a licensed psychologist and certified Jungian psychoanalyst, I have had extensive experience with different problematics. Reasons for consulting may be various, but it always leads us to confront an unacknowledged part of ourselves, in a word, our own unconscious shadow. Please check personal web site for more details: www.jung-montreal.com
As a licensed psychologist and certified Jungian psychoanalyst, I have had extensive experience with different problematics. Reasons for consulting may be various, but it always leads us to confront an unacknowledged part of ourselves, in a word, our own unconscious shadow. Please check personal web site for more details: www.jung-montreal.com
(514) 691-2533 View (514) 691-2533
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Dani Minuskin
Art Therapist, MA, CCC
Verified
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2J
Occurring at any point in the lifespan, difficult and traumatic life experiences can leave their traces on us and impact the way that we experience the world around us. Have you found that the wounded parts of you are directing too much of your life? Are you looking for better coping skills? It might be time for you to begin the work of healing and start to experience the world more peacefully. I support women, non-binary, and trans adults who identify as members of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community - including those who are questioning - and who are looking to heal wounds related to traumatic experiences.
Occurring at any point in the lifespan, difficult and traumatic life experiences can leave their traces on us and impact the way that we experience the world around us. Have you found that the wounded parts of you are directing too much of your life? Are you looking for better coping skills? It might be time for you to begin the work of healing and start to experience the world more peacefully. I support women, non-binary, and trans adults who identify as members of the LGBTQ2SIA+ community - including those who are questioning - and who are looking to heal wounds related to traumatic experiences.
(438) 806-9632 View (438) 806-9632
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Chloe Martin
MA, CCC, AATQ
Verified
1 Endorsed
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2J
Waitlist for new clients
Are you currently seeking to understand your distinct needs in your life? Have you received feedback about being sensitive, struggling with socializing, yearning for a space where your unique sensitivities are not only acknowledged but embraced? Do you long to foster a deeper sense of security in your connections, both with others and within yourself? Would you like support in navigating and exploring your authentic self advocating for your needs, and learning to self-accommodate?
Are you currently seeking to understand your distinct needs in your life? Have you received feedback about being sensitive, struggling with socializing, yearning for a space where your unique sensitivities are not only acknowledged but embraced? Do you long to foster a deeper sense of security in your connections, both with others and within yourself? Would you like support in navigating and exploring your authentic self advocating for your needs, and learning to self-accommodate?
(438) 255-0226 View (438) 255-0226
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Irina Pavlova
Marriage & Family Therapist, MSW, MScA, CFT
Verified
1 Endorsed
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2V
People often seek therapy when they would like to work on issues such as stress management, personal loss or life cycle changes. In individual therapy, I support clients by providing specific strategies for changing unwanted behaviours or thoughts. A couple in distress may feel there is no way out of their troubled relationship. By observing the interactions between the partners I help couples change dysfunctional behaviours, strengthen friendship, increase intimacy, resolve problematic patterns of communication, improve emotional attachment, build resilience and enjoyment that each partner derives from the relationship.
People often seek therapy when they would like to work on issues such as stress management, personal loss or life cycle changes. In individual therapy, I support clients by providing specific strategies for changing unwanted behaviours or thoughts. A couple in distress may feel there is no way out of their troubled relationship. By observing the interactions between the partners I help couples change dysfunctional behaviours, strengthen friendship, increase intimacy, resolve problematic patterns of communication, improve emotional attachment, build resilience and enjoyment that each partner derives from the relationship.
(438) 300-9251 View (438) 300-9251
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Carly Noodelman
Registered Social Worker, MSW, TS
Verified
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2V  (Online Only)
With over 12 years of professional experience, I am passionate about working with children, teens, and adults of all ages, as well as couples and families, to navigate issues such as anxiety, self-esteem, work-life balance, parenting, postpartum struggles, and couple difficulties.
With over 12 years of professional experience, I am passionate about working with children, teens, and adults of all ages, as well as couples and families, to navigate issues such as anxiety, self-esteem, work-life balance, parenting, postpartum struggles, and couple difficulties.
(438) 230-0457 View (438) 230-0457
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Wendy Lehman
MA, LPC, ACNN
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2X
Over the past 17 years I have had the honor of supporting my clients' journeys of healing and growth. I provide deep listening, respect, and a safe space for clients to reflect and expand self-awareness. We work together to identify and achieve your individualized therapeutic goals. As a result of therapy, my clients have been able to: Improve decision-making, manage difficult emotions with integrity, have loving relationships with family, and let go of old fears and hurt, to enjoy life in the present.
Over the past 17 years I have had the honor of supporting my clients' journeys of healing and growth. I provide deep listening, respect, and a safe space for clients to reflect and expand self-awareness. We work together to identify and achieve your individualized therapeutic goals. As a result of therapy, my clients have been able to: Improve decision-making, manage difficult emotions with integrity, have loving relationships with family, and let go of old fears and hurt, to enjoy life in the present.
(438) 500-6278 View (438) 500-6278
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Hilary Duncan
Psychologist, PhD
Verified
2 Endorsed
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2J
The Cognition Clinic is accepting clients (18+) for ADHD and ASD assessments. For evaluations and neuropsychological assessments, email info(at)cognitionclinic.ca for more information or go to cognitionclinic.ca. I am supervising a PhD Candidate who has space for more clients and offers a reduced rate. We work with people struggling with OCD, anxiety, phobias, and ADHD, and those who have had concussions, or have other health-related concerns (e.g.,chronic pain/fatigue, migraine, IBS).
The Cognition Clinic is accepting clients (18+) for ADHD and ASD assessments. For evaluations and neuropsychological assessments, email info(at)cognitionclinic.ca for more information or go to cognitionclinic.ca. I am supervising a PhD Candidate who has space for more clients and offers a reduced rate. We work with people struggling with OCD, anxiety, phobias, and ADHD, and those who have had concussions, or have other health-related concerns (e.g.,chronic pain/fatigue, migraine, IBS).
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Hilda Coker
Counsellor, MA, DT, CCC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2E
The human experience, while shared, can sometimes feel lonely and isolating. I am a trauma-informed, anti-oppression centered therapist, who has worked with people who are experiencing difficult life circumstances. We can work on depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, confusion about life direction, motivation and relationships. Working together, we can problem-solve and build capacity towards coping with difficulties. I am person-centered, and use psychodynamic, and somatic approaches to help you meet your goals.
The human experience, while shared, can sometimes feel lonely and isolating. I am a trauma-informed, anti-oppression centered therapist, who has worked with people who are experiencing difficult life circumstances. We can work on depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, life transitions, confusion about life direction, motivation and relationships. Working together, we can problem-solve and build capacity towards coping with difficulties. I am person-centered, and use psychodynamic, and somatic approaches to help you meet your goals.
(438) 802-2383 View (438) 802-2383
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Joseph De Piano
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, GC, RP
Verified
Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC H2J  (Online Only)
Your decision to seek therapy is a courageous step towards positive change in your life, and I am here to support and guide you on this journey. With experience in assisting clients who face challenges with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, I am committed to working alongside you to achieve your personal goals. I take pride in offering a safe and welcoming environment for individuals from the LGBTQ+ community. In particular, I have vast clinical and research experience working with gay men. J'offre mes services professionnels en français et en anglais.
Your decision to seek therapy is a courageous step towards positive change in your life, and I am here to support and guide you on this journey. With experience in assisting clients who face challenges with anxiety, depression, and relationship issues, I am committed to working alongside you to achieve your personal goals. I take pride in offering a safe and welcoming environment for individuals from the LGBTQ+ community. In particular, I have vast clinical and research experience working with gay men. J'offre mes services professionnels en français et en anglais.
(514) 534-0390 View (514) 534-0390

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Number of Counsellors in Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC

70+

Average cost per session

$150

Counsellors in Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
88% Self Esteem
81% Depression
76% Stress
65% Life Transitions
63% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

43% Other
43% Blue Cross
36% SunLife

How Counsellors in Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal, QC see their clients

62% In Person and Online
38% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
16% Male
5% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Plateau-Mont-Royal, Montréal?

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.