Therapists in Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC

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Pierre Khoury
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H2L  (Online Only)
I'm a licensed psychotherapist and teacher of psychology at University. I teach the following courses: interpersonal relationship, interviewing techniques, intervention models, and personality psychlogy. I am a member of OCCOQ (L'ordre des conseillers et conseillères d'orientation). I offer an hybrid approach between humanistic and cognitive behavioral models. I believe in adapting to whatever works best for YOU, as a unique individual, while prirotizing action and concreteness. You will find me to be non-judgemental, culturally sensitive, creative and especially interactive in my style of intervention.
I'm a licensed psychotherapist and teacher of psychology at University. I teach the following courses: interpersonal relationship, interviewing techniques, intervention models, and personality psychlogy. I am a member of OCCOQ (L'ordre des conseillers et conseillères d'orientation). I offer an hybrid approach between humanistic and cognitive behavioral models. I believe in adapting to whatever works best for YOU, as a unique individual, while prirotizing action and concreteness. You will find me to be non-judgemental, culturally sensitive, creative and especially interactive in my style of intervention.
(438) 817-0325 View (438) 817-0325
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Tania Karine Lemoine
Clinical Social Work/Therapist, PsyD, MSSW, LCSW, CEDS
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H3G  (Online Only)
Are you, or a loved one, suffering from disordered eating? Is your relationship with food and body image getting in the way of the life that you want? Are you feeling powerless, dicouraged or scared at the idea of breaking the vicious cycle that has been at the center of your life for too long? Are you feeling ambivalent about change, and would like a safe place to share your thoughts and emotions with an experienced therapist? You are not alone. Despite the challenging journey, full recovery is possible. Seeking professional help towards recovery and wellnes is well worth it.
Are you, or a loved one, suffering from disordered eating? Is your relationship with food and body image getting in the way of the life that you want? Are you feeling powerless, dicouraged or scared at the idea of breaking the vicious cycle that has been at the center of your life for too long? Are you feeling ambivalent about change, and would like a safe place to share your thoughts and emotions with an experienced therapist? You are not alone. Despite the challenging journey, full recovery is possible. Seeking professional help towards recovery and wellnes is well worth it.
(450) 600-6790 View (450) 600-6790
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Ian Zikman Psychologist
Psychologist, MEd, MA, OPQ, Quebec, Ontario
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H3G
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, afraid, desperate, or alone. Maybe your relationships are spiraling or you never feel good enough. Perhaps you are unfulfilled at work or procrastination is sabotaging you. Your distress from anxiety, depression, or grief may have reached a new level and you can’t cope. I’m a therapist, but I’m human too, I’ve been there. Everybody needs a helping hand sometimes. I’m ready to be that person for you! I’ll help you get back on track. With 15+ years of experience and expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I’m dedicated to helping clients lead healthier, more productive lives.
Sometimes we find ourselves feeling overwhelmed, afraid, desperate, or alone. Maybe your relationships are spiraling or you never feel good enough. Perhaps you are unfulfilled at work or procrastination is sabotaging you. Your distress from anxiety, depression, or grief may have reached a new level and you can’t cope. I’m a therapist, but I’m human too, I’ve been there. Everybody needs a helping hand sometimes. I’m ready to be that person for you! I’ll help you get back on track. With 15+ years of experience and expertise in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), I’m dedicated to helping clients lead healthier, more productive lives.
(438) 700-1683 View (438) 700-1683
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Michael McCarthy
Counsellor, MA, RDT, CCC
Verified Verified
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H2L
As a registered drama therapist I combine creative interventions and verbal processing to help individuals process their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, develop coping skills and rehearse for life. Using a client-centred approach, I meet the person where they are, discover their strengths, and facilitate their growth and development. I also help clients foster creativity in their daily lives to encourage wellness. I have experience working with queer and trans folks, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, substance users, those experiencing grief or feeling lost and people having trouble regulating mood, behaviour, and anxiety.
As a registered drama therapist I combine creative interventions and verbal processing to help individuals process their thoughts, feelings, and emotions, develop coping skills and rehearse for life. Using a client-centred approach, I meet the person where they are, discover their strengths, and facilitate their growth and development. I also help clients foster creativity in their daily lives to encourage wellness. I have experience working with queer and trans folks, individuals living with HIV/AIDS, substance users, those experiencing grief or feeling lost and people having trouble regulating mood, behaviour, and anxiety.
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Mingyue Tao
Counsellor, MA, CCC, ND
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H2L  (Online Only)
Hey, I know it's a lot to read, so let me make it easy for both of us! My clientele keywords are 3 "I"s: Immigrants, Intergenerational Trauma, and Identity. I devote my attention on how our immigration journey, mixed with our very own cultural backgrounds, affected our ability to truly LOVE&ACCEPT ourselves. I believe there is POWER in our identity as immigrants. My job is to help you discover that hidden gem and direct that energy to a fully loved and accepted self.
Hey, I know it's a lot to read, so let me make it easy for both of us! My clientele keywords are 3 "I"s: Immigrants, Intergenerational Trauma, and Identity. I devote my attention on how our immigration journey, mixed with our very own cultural backgrounds, affected our ability to truly LOVE&ACCEPT ourselves. I believe there is POWER in our identity as immigrants. My job is to help you discover that hidden gem and direct that energy to a fully loved and accepted self.
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Kayla Lipson
Registered Social Worker, BA, MSW
Verified Verified
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H3Y  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or unmotivated? Struggling to get control of these emotions and taking the active steps towards change? I have experience working with children, teenagers and adults struggling with feelings of anxiety and depression. I welcome clients experiencing challenges with self-esteem, ADHD, parenting, pre/postpartum, relationship issues, career burnout or questioning, life transitions and people-pleasing tendencies.I work to provide a safe, non judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and experiences, while empowering them to connect with their inner resilience in order to make significant changes.
Feeling overwhelmed, anxious or unmotivated? Struggling to get control of these emotions and taking the active steps towards change? I have experience working with children, teenagers and adults struggling with feelings of anxiety and depression. I welcome clients experiencing challenges with self-esteem, ADHD, parenting, pre/postpartum, relationship issues, career burnout or questioning, life transitions and people-pleasing tendencies.I work to provide a safe, non judgmental space for clients to explore their thoughts and experiences, while empowering them to connect with their inner resilience in order to make significant changes.
(438) 601-4278 View (438) 601-4278
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Dr. Mallory Frayn
Psychologist, PhD, OPQ, RPsych
Verified Verified
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H3A
Waitlist for new clients
Whether you struggle with regulating your emotions, navigating relationships, or managing urges that lead you to eat, impulse isn’t bad, it’s what you do with it that matters. My name is Mallory & I am a change-oriented therapist who focuses on how you can do different to feel different. Cultivating change requires understanding the function of why you have learned to cope in the way that you have, in order to build new patterns moving forward. With me, you play an active role in the therapeutic process & will be challenged to change the way that you relate to yourself, others, and the world around you.
Whether you struggle with regulating your emotions, navigating relationships, or managing urges that lead you to eat, impulse isn’t bad, it’s what you do with it that matters. My name is Mallory & I am a change-oriented therapist who focuses on how you can do different to feel different. Cultivating change requires understanding the function of why you have learned to cope in the way that you have, in order to build new patterns moving forward. With me, you play an active role in the therapeutic process & will be challenged to change the way that you relate to yourself, others, and the world around you.
(438) 601-5304 View (438) 601-5304
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Julia Daki
Psychologist, MA, OPQ
Verified Verified
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H2Y
As a CHILD and ADOLESCENT psychologist, I offer psycho-educational assessments (ADHD, dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities). I work with schools to ensure that your child gets the accommodations and support he or she needs. I also provide therapy to children and teens who struggle with behavior problems, anxiety and low self-esteem. Families undergoing divorce/separation are offered guidance and support. In my work I use the solution-focused approach that capitalizes on clients' existing strengths and helps them address problems in playful and creative ways. If you are worried about your child, it's time to act!
As a CHILD and ADOLESCENT psychologist, I offer psycho-educational assessments (ADHD, dyslexia and other Learning Disabilities). I work with schools to ensure that your child gets the accommodations and support he or she needs. I also provide therapy to children and teens who struggle with behavior problems, anxiety and low self-esteem. Families undergoing divorce/separation are offered guidance and support. In my work I use the solution-focused approach that capitalizes on clients' existing strengths and helps them address problems in playful and creative ways. If you are worried about your child, it's time to act!
(514) 600-0223 View (514) 600-0223
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Mariah Blaine-Longo
MTA, MA
Verified Verified
Ville-Marie, 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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Francine MacInnis
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H2X  (Online Only)
Are you someone who works well in a collaborative and consultative relationship? Are you able to define how you would like to be more effective in your personal and professional relationships and what is holding you back? Do you appreciate feedback and input to develop strategies you can apply and take a more active role in taking some risks and making changes in your life so you can see change? Then I think we would work well together. I am a clinical and organizational psychology who provides coaching and therapy to students, professionals and leaders who want to improve their personal lives, careers and their teams.
Are you someone who works well in a collaborative and consultative relationship? Are you able to define how you would like to be more effective in your personal and professional relationships and what is holding you back? Do you appreciate feedback and input to develop strategies you can apply and take a more active role in taking some risks and making changes in your life so you can see change? Then I think we would work well together. I am a clinical and organizational psychology who provides coaching and therapy to students, professionals and leaders who want to improve their personal lives, careers and their teams.
(438) 834-3058 View (438) 834-3058
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Wendy J Wood
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H3A
Therapy can help people better understand themselves and find greater meaning in their lives. People enter therapy for a wide range of reasons, often involving difficulty solving a problem in their lives on their own. Some people, for example, are having difficulty in a romantic relationship and wonder how to improve the relationship, or end it. Other people experience conflict or anxiety in a wide range of interpersonal relationships and enter therapy as a means of improving their communication skills and the quality of their relationships. I help people in both monogamous and polyamorous relationships.
Therapy can help people better understand themselves and find greater meaning in their lives. People enter therapy for a wide range of reasons, often involving difficulty solving a problem in their lives on their own. Some people, for example, are having difficulty in a romantic relationship and wonder how to improve the relationship, or end it. Other people experience conflict or anxiety in a wide range of interpersonal relationships and enter therapy as a means of improving their communication skills and the quality of their relationships. I help people in both monogamous and polyamorous relationships.
(438) 817-3968 View (438) 817-3968
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Hugo Gagnon
PhD, OPQ
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H3A
The goal for my clients is to help them understand and apply solutions that the field of psychology can offer. My approach is rooted in cognitive behavior therapy, with the flexibility of utilizing other approaches tailored to clients' needs or the specificity of the problem. An important element of therapy is positive psychology, encompassing personal growth and human development. Combined, these therapeutic orientations help clients develop thoughts and actions to help manage difficult situations or challenges they are facing. Importantly I also help clients gain new skills to feel better about themselves and the decisions they make in life.
The goal for my clients is to help them understand and apply solutions that the field of psychology can offer. My approach is rooted in cognitive behavior therapy, with the flexibility of utilizing other approaches tailored to clients' needs or the specificity of the problem. An important element of therapy is positive psychology, encompassing personal growth and human development. Combined, these therapeutic orientations help clients develop thoughts and actions to help manage difficult situations or challenges they are facing. Importantly I also help clients gain new skills to feel better about themselves and the decisions they make in life.
(514) 909-7356 View (514) 909-7356
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Sally A Butterworth
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H3G
The poem, The Imaginary Career (by Rainer Maria Rilke), illustrates exquisitely our human condition. To quote: "At first a childhood, limitless and free" only to become "Defiance- The child bent becomes the bender". To live in that ".. vast, cold empty space, alone" is a very painful place to find oneself. I am here to join with that person in the "empty space" so that they can understand themselves and heal.
The poem, The Imaginary Career (by Rainer Maria Rilke), illustrates exquisitely our human condition. To quote: "At first a childhood, limitless and free" only to become "Defiance- The child bent becomes the bender". To live in that ".. vast, cold empty space, alone" is a very painful place to find oneself. I am here to join with that person in the "empty space" so that they can understand themselves and heal.
(514) 830-0312 View (514) 830-0312
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Gina Glidden
Registered Social Worker, PhD, MSW, SCC
Verified Verified
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H3C  (Online Only)
Relationships. Day-to-day life. Loss & grief. These can be challenging, unsettling and isolating, but they don't have to feel this way. Are you in a new or established relationship, wondering why you're not feeling happy? Perhaps it's difficult to talk with or be heard by your partner and you keep having the same disagreements over and over again. Maybe you’re feeling stress and anxiety rather than calmness, peace, security and confidence. Have you experienced a life changing loss, and find yourself grasping for air beneath the depths and unpredictability of grief and sorrow? If you recognize yourself, you are at the right place.
Relationships. Day-to-day life. Loss & grief. These can be challenging, unsettling and isolating, but they don't have to feel this way. Are you in a new or established relationship, wondering why you're not feeling happy? Perhaps it's difficult to talk with or be heard by your partner and you keep having the same disagreements over and over again. Maybe you’re feeling stress and anxiety rather than calmness, peace, security and confidence. Have you experienced a life changing loss, and find yourself grasping for air beneath the depths and unpredictability of grief and sorrow? If you recognize yourself, you are at the right place.
(438) 255-1082 View (438) 255-1082
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Joseph De Piano
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, GC, RP
Verified Verified
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H2J  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
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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Amanda Valvano
Counsellor
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H3G  (Online Only)
Our world is stressful today, but your mental doesn't have to be. I understand how tough it can be when negative thoughts take over, bringing anxiety, sadness, and loneliness, making you feel like you're not your best self. The good news is, you have the power to take control of your thoughts and emotions, so you can be your best self and lead a happier, more fulfilling life. No matter what life may throw at you, we can always work towards a better outcome. You can make this transformation a reality.
Our world is stressful today, but your mental doesn't have to be. I understand how tough it can be when negative thoughts take over, bringing anxiety, sadness, and loneliness, making you feel like you're not your best self. The good news is, you have the power to take control of your thoughts and emotions, so you can be your best self and lead a happier, more fulfilling life. No matter what life may throw at you, we can always work towards a better outcome. You can make this transformation a reality.
(438) 600-9551 View (438) 600-9551
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Michael David Wray
Registered Social Worker, TS, MSW
Verified Verified
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H2K  (Online Only)
If you are feeling anxious, stressed out, or overwhelmed by sadness or anger, getting support often helps! Improve your relationships and reduce your suffering. I offer empathetic and supportive listening, practical techniques to help regulate your emotions, improve conflicts with the people in your life, and will accompany you in making sense of what you're going through.
If you are feeling anxious, stressed out, or overwhelmed by sadness or anger, getting support often helps! Improve your relationships and reduce your suffering. I offer empathetic and supportive listening, practical techniques to help regulate your emotions, improve conflicts with the people in your life, and will accompany you in making sense of what you're going through.
(438) 834-7904 View (438) 834-7904
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Harmony Clinic
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H3A
It's normal to feel overwhelmed sometimes but that doesn't mean you can't change how you feel. Learn how to navigate life's challenges with us. We provide non-judgemental, friendly space and hands-on solutions so that you have the strength and tools to solve the problems you can solve, accept those you can't and cultivate the wisdom to know the difference between the two. Whether you're anxious about your circumstances, feel stuck in your life or your relationship, or are struggling with debilitating symptoms, we are here to help.
It's normal to feel overwhelmed sometimes but that doesn't mean you can't change how you feel. Learn how to navigate life's challenges with us. We provide non-judgemental, friendly space and hands-on solutions so that you have the strength and tools to solve the problems you can solve, accept those you can't and cultivate the wisdom to know the difference between the two. Whether you're anxious about your circumstances, feel stuck in your life or your relationship, or are struggling with debilitating symptoms, we are here to help.
(438) 701-2172 View (438) 701-2172
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GLOW Up Psychology Inc.
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, RNBN
Verified Verified
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H3B  (Online Only)
Nancy has been dedicated to personal growth for herself and others for the past 25 years. As a Psychotherapist who values excellence, expertise and exceptional service, she has developed a high level of presence and skills which guide her clients to evolve beyond limiting beliefs and dysfunctional patterns. Within Canada and the US, Nancy has a proven track record of helping child, adolescent and adult clients transform issues in relationships; anxiety; depression; addictions; gambling; OCD; eating disorders; PTSD from traumatic incidents such as accidents; war; domestic violence; sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
Nancy has been dedicated to personal growth for herself and others for the past 25 years. As a Psychotherapist who values excellence, expertise and exceptional service, she has developed a high level of presence and skills which guide her clients to evolve beyond limiting beliefs and dysfunctional patterns. Within Canada and the US, Nancy has a proven track record of helping child, adolescent and adult clients transform issues in relationships; anxiety; depression; addictions; gambling; OCD; eating disorders; PTSD from traumatic incidents such as accidents; war; domestic violence; sexual, physical and emotional abuse.
(438) 797-2369 View (438) 797-2369
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Alexandra Maduro
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, MA, co
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC H3A  (Online Only)
I work with adults of all ages navigating challenging experiences, including life transitions and life-altering events, academic or work-related stress and burnout, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, mood disorders, and enduring effects of acute, chronic, and complex trauma. The therapeutic interventions I employ are evidence-based, predominantly drawing from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
I work with adults of all ages navigating challenging experiences, including life transitions and life-altering events, academic or work-related stress and burnout, interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, mood disorders, and enduring effects of acute, chronic, and complex trauma. The therapeutic interventions I employ are evidence-based, predominantly drawing from Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT).
(438) 796-4549 View (438) 796-4549

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Number of Counsellors in Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC

100+

Average cost per session

$152

Counsellors in Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Relationship Issues
83% Depression
83% Self Esteem
69% Stress
63% Coping Skills
61% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Other
55% SunLife
48% Blue Cross

How Counsellors in Ville-Marie, Montréal, QC see their clients

57% In Person and Online
43% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ville-Marie, 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.