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Affordable Therapy Options in Toronto

Listed below are some organizations based in Toronto who provide lower cost therapy options.

1. Affordable Therapy Network (Toronto)
The Affordable Therapy Network (that’s us!) is a social enterprise working towards increasing access to therapeutic support in Toronto and all across Canada. 
ATN provides a directory of over 500 therapists, with the majority serving clients in Toronto or online across Ontario.  You can use the menu at the top to access our directory, or you can view our Online Therapists here.
Therapists listed with ATN offer Low Cost and Sliding Scale rates for those who need them.
  • Intern Therapists fees range from $25 – $70 per hour – pro-bono options are sometimes available with student intern therapists.
  • Registered Therapist fees generally range from $65 – $100 per hour.
 “The community we aim to serve are those who, for various reasons, cannot pay standard rates but would really like someone to talk to.  While our home base is in Toronto, our therapists support folks all across Canada.”
Find an ONLINE THERAPIST – visit our online directory here.
Find anIN-PERSON THERAPIST – visit our in-person directory here.
2. The Gestalt Institute Student Clinic

Supervised student therapists in Years Four and Five of the training program offer a high level of empathic and interactive therapy.  Gestalt therapy is available in Toronto (and often online across Ontario) at an affordable price of $40.00 a session.

“Are you new to therapy? Looking to experience a different modality and are curious about Gestalt? Gestalt therapy is an approach to personal transformation that invites a fuller presence and awareness of the here and now, thus allowing you the possibility of more excitement, energy and courage to live your life directly.”

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3. The Create Institute

If you are looking to get in touch with your creative self, you might like to try working with a student therapist at The Create Institute.  Create Institute is a Toronto based therapy training program focusing on Expressive Arts therapy.

“The Create Clinic provides options to children, youth, adults, couples and families from diverse backgrounds. It serves people with a wide range of needs in the wider Toronto area. The fee is $40.00 per session. No previous therapy or artistic experience is required.”

4. Toronto Institute Of Relational Therapy

Students in training and new graduates offer different tiers of rates, depending on the level of training they have met.  Fees range anywhere from $25-$80 per session.  This therapy school is based in Toronto, ON.

“Relational psychotherapy is a conversation. You and your therapist will talk about what’s troubling you, whatever that might be — for example, stress and anxiety, depression, relationship problems, low self-esteem, addictive patterns, or trauma you experienced earlier in your life. You don’t even have to know exactly what’s wrong; the nature of the trouble will emerge through conversation.

6. Hard Feelings
Hard Feelings is a unique store in Toronto that specializes in self-care products and mental health resources. They also provide access to low cost counselling with their community of therapists and provide a variety of workshops and events focused on mental health and wellness. 
Therapy with a Hard Feelings counsellor ranges from $70-$100 (individual therapy).


Your Mental Health Matters

More and more affordable therapy options are becoming available in Toronto, and Canada wide- which is great!  If you’re not sure where to start, you can click here to search for online therapist on the Affordable Therapy Network, or here, to search for someone to work with in person.