4.0 Mental health specializations

Finding a therapist that’s right for you will be based on a few factors. In this guide, we introduced you to primary types of therapists (psychiatrists, psychologists, psychotherapists and social workers), common therapist modalities (techniques used in treatment), and various therapy arrangements (in-person vs. online therapy).

Some therapy options are covered by provincial healthcare plans, some by workplace or private insurance, and there are low-cost options available to those who need it. But, understanding costs and coverage can require some research.

This section of our guide is designed to help you understand the basics of navigating therapy costs and coverage, whether it’s covered by your workplace benefits or if you’re paying out-of-pocket.

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