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Becoming a Member Therapist

visit our FAQ for Therapists for more in depth information

Our Mission

The Affordable Therapy Network is an initiative to serve the needs of an overwhelmingly large population of people who would benefit from therapeutic support, but can’t afford it.  It serves a dual purpose of supporting the visibility and web-presence of psychotherapists, counsellors, or other practitioners offering their support services across Canada.

The Affordable Therapy Network is an initiative based on the Social Enterprise Model aimed towards increasing the social good.

Expanding across Canada

As of Mid-November 2020, we have begun our expansion of the Network from it’s Ontario-based home to reach Provinces across Canada.

We are offering incentives for therapists who practice in Provinces outside of Ontario to promote the growth of the site as the site gains visibility across Canada.  These incentives include accommodated (reduced) listing fees and free group listings.

Our hope is to help clients from all across Canada connect with support that is within their means.  If you are a therapist who practices outside of Ontario, we would love to hear from you.

About Low-Cost and Sliding Scale Rates

The low-cost rate is in place in order to serve the mission of our site, reduce the stigma of financial barriers, and provide an option for those who would otherwise not be able to access therapy. 

While some clients who use our site require the low-cost rate (and we thank you for offering that!), many simply require an alternative to standard rates and are able to access our therapists sliding-scale fees.

Listing Fees

We are a self-funded Social Enterprise and therefor charge a listing fee to support the efforts and costs associated with running the website. 

Comparable initiatives in Canada receive their funding in several ways; by collecting a portion of session fees, charging for office space, charging a fee per referral, or charging clients a membership fee. 

Our model uses a subscription plan with no additional fees:

  • The Standard Listing Plan is a range between $19.50 – $24.75 + HST per month (varies by plan).  A three month commitment is required.
  • Incentive (reduced) listing fees are available for therapists practicing outside Ontario – get in touch, we’d love to hear from you!
 * Please email the information listed below and await confirmation from our administrator before signing up for a plan.  Review our Plan Options Here

How to Get Listed

Send us an email with the information listed below and we will get back to you within 3 business days.

Send your email to Katie: admin@affordabletherapynetwork.com

* We only list individual practitioners and cannot accommodate clinic or group practice listings at this time.

Registered Therapists/Counsellors please include:

  1.  Your Name and Designation as a Therapist
  2.  Your License # and Regulatory College
  3.  A 200-300 word (approx) bio for our review – we will send a detailed form for you to fill out upon approval
  4.  A Photo for use on your profile (high resolution works best)
Practicum Students please include:
 
* Spots for Practicum Students are currently limited – we’d be happy to put you on a wait-list so feel free to send your info along!
 
  1.  The Name, Contact, and License number of your Supervisor – or have your supervisor contact us
  2.  The Name of your Educational Institution
  3.  A 200-300 word (approx) bio for our review – we will send a detailed form for you to fill out upon approval
  4.  A Photo for use on your profile (high resolution works best)
Other Pre-Licensed Practitioners please include:
 
  1.  Name, Contact Info, and License number of your Supervisor
  2.  Proof of Liability Insurance (feel free to redact private information)
  3.  Clarify the capacity in which you practice (training, experience, etc..)
  4.  A 200-300 word (approx) bio for our review – we will send a detailed form for you to fill out upon approval
  5.  A Photo for use on your profile (high resolution works best)
  6.  Proof of training (certificates, diplomas, etc…) – send a photo or image
 Send your email to Katie: admin@affordabletherapynetwork.com
 
 
 

Our Verification Process:

    • If you are currently registered with a Regulatory College you will be approved upon verifying your status on the registry.
    • Students working under the supervision of Regulated Practitioners will be approved.  Transparency about your status as a student is required in your listing.
    • Pre-Licensed (non-student) practitioners will be considered on a case by case basis.  Proof of supervision, training, and insurance is required.
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Thank you for listing with us!

We are excited to hear feedback about your experience with The Affordable Therapy Network of Toronto, and hope it brings you many new opportunities

Who We are

The Affordable Therapy Network was founded by Social Service Worker, Katie McCowan, in 2016 out of Toronto, Ontario, to help bridge a gap in Mental Health Care accessibility. The development of the project has been an ongoing a collaboration with service users, peers, and professionals.

We started as a Grassroots initiative with a small number of therapists listed across Toronto, and have grown a lot since then!  We take user feedback to heart and continuously strive to make the Network as accessible as possible.

Feedback and Inquiries:

Katie McCowan, RSSW
Founder, Director
admin@affordabletherapynetwork.com