Client Resources  

What are some online listings I can use to search for a psychotherapist? 

I am a member of the BIPOC community. Are there listings that are unique for me? 

When I reach out to a psychotherapist, how can I know they are a good fit for me? 

  • Check out the Client Rights tab on this website 

I can't afford Private Practice rates.  What should I do? 

  • Double check with your insurer to see if you have work coverage 

  • Look for therapists that offer sliding scale rates 

  • Open Path Collective offers sessions that are between $30-$60 (https://openpathcollective.org)

  • Search for Government Funded Counselling Agencies near you which offer counselling services for free or at a reduced costs

  • Look at Student Training Clinics in your area (ie. Guelph Couple and Family Therapy Centre at University of Guelph)

  • Join Therapy Support Groups - this is often more affordable than individual counselling 

  • Call Crisis Lines- this is a free service and not just for people who are in crisis 

Local Distress Line Numbers: 

Guelph: 24/7 1-844-437-3247 or 519-821-0140

Kitchener/Waterloo: Distress and Crisis Ontario (416) 486-2242

Peel Region: Spectra Helpline in Peel 905-459-7777 (Multi-lingual)

Toronto: Distress Centres of Greater Toronto 416-408-4357

London: The Support Line 519-433-2023
Ottawa: Distress Centre of Ottawa 613-238-3311


Kid Help Phone: 1-800-668-6868

Canada Suicide Prevention Service: 883-456-4566

TrevorLifeLine (Support for LGBTQ youth): 1-866-488-7386

If you are in crisis and need Immediate Support, call 911 or visit your nearest hospital.