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Lower-Cost Therapy Options

Affordable Therapy Network

Services offered: Lower cost and sliding scale online therapy available in all provinces across Canada. In-person therapy with lower cost options in major cities across Canada. The Affordable Therapy Network has over 200 practitioners providing therapy in Toronto. 

Lower Cost Rates

Low-cost rates of $65 or less to support those experiencing financial difficulty. Available for both In-Person & Online Therapy

Sliding Scale Rates

Sliding scale rates for those who don’t require the low-cost rate. Approximately $70-$120 and varies between individual practitioners.

Centre for Training in Psychotherapy Referral Service

Services offered: Therapists in Training, who are near completion of their CTP training, are able to offer psychotherapy at a reduced fee. Case work is supervised on a regular basis by CTP faculty members.

Hard Feelings

 647-740-FEEL (3335)

Services offered: Hard Feelings supports a community of counsellors who work within our model of low-cost, short-term counselling. We do this to increase access to mental health support for folks who face financial barriers to getting the support they need.

It is time limited, to a maximum of 12 sessions

Rate: $70-100 per session

Open Path Psychotherapy

Services offered: “Our therapists provide affordable, in-office and online psychotherapy sessions between $40 and $70 ($30 for student intern sessions)”

“As long as there is a financial need, our lifetime membership will allow you to see anyone in our network for the rates listed above. This is our guarantee. A lifetime membership to our nonprofit only costs $65.”

Psychotherapy in the City

2296 Bloor Street West, 2nd Floor


Services offered: Our low-cost therapy is offered by *student therapists.

Sliding scale sessions are between $60-$80

The Create Clinic – Expressive Arts Therapy

Studio: 468 Queen St. E., Suite LL01, Toronto, ON M5A 1T7


Services offered: The therapy fee is $40/hour for individual work and $50/hour for more than one person (couple or families).  No previous therapy or artistic experience is required.

The Gestalt Institute Student Clinic

417 Parliament Street, Toronto ON, M5A 3A1


Services offered: Supervised student therapists in Years Four and Five of the training program offer a high level of empathic and interactive therapy.  

Therapy sessions, whether online or in person, are 50 minutes in length. The frequency of your sessions may vary depending on different factors, so please discuss these with your therapist. Some clients prefer weekly sessions particularly while getting to know one another, and others may prefer bi-weekly, monthly or as needed. The reduced rate of $40 per session is upheld for up to 1 year only, at which point the therapist-in- training may increase the rate. Some clients may decide at this point to contact the clinic to inquire about being matched with a new student therapist at the reduced rate. Please speak with your therapist about this. 

The Growth & Wellness Therapy Centre

501 Eglinton Ave. E, Suite 203, Toronto ON M4P 1N4

647 243 4235

Services offered: The Growth & Wellness Therapy Centre is a health and wellness centre focused on providing mental and physical health related services to individuals, groups and families across Ontario. Our therapists provide services for clients in office, in the community and online so that no matter where you reside you’re able to get the support you need.

Toronto Institute for Relational Psychotherapy

Services offered: TIRP student therapists offer therapy to adult individuals (18 or older) for a cost of $40 per session. You may continue sessions at this fee until your student therapist fulfills all requirements to become a senior student. The therapist will notify you at least eight weeks in advance of this date. TIRP senior student therapists and graduate therapists offer therapy to adult individuals (18 or older) and/or couples for a cost of between $50 and $80 per session, on a sliding scale. There is no prescribed time limit on the sliding scale fee - clients and therapists negotiate this together. The first session with a TIRP senior student therapist or graduate therapist is offered at $50, at which time the ongoing fee will be negotiated, up to a maximum of $80 for subsequent sessions.


Services offered: The mental health checkup is a free, one-time hour long virtual appointment with a master's level therapist, currently available for adults 18+ in the East Toronto area.