"By providing a visible and accessible listing of therapists in Toronto who offer reduced rates and sliding scale fees, we aim to provide more options and increase the accessibility of therapeutic services." - Affordable Therapy Network of Toronto
About Reduced Rate and Sliding Scale Therapy
Therapist fees reflect the level of in-depth training, skill, and sincere commitment required to do this sensitive and valuable work. The relationship between therapist and client is unique and held in the highest regard by both client and therapist. The level of sensitivity, care, and skill involved is reflective of the value of these services.
While this is so, many therapists recognize that not everyone is able to pay standard fees, and so offer a reduced rate (sliding scale) to a limited number of clients in need.
The limits and extent of this service are determined individually by the therapists who are offering them. We invite you to contact one of the therapists listed. They will be more than happy to talk to you about your needs and work with you to determine a plan that will work for both of you.
The initiative was born out of a perceived gap in the availability of therapy to people who would like the support of a therapist, yet are deterred from seeking it due to cost. The community we aim to serve are those who, for various reasons, cannot pay standard therapy rates but would really like someone to talk to.
While there are many psychotherapists who offer a sliding scale, knowing where to find these therapists is not always easy, and it's not always comfortable for those seeking these services to ask for them. When a person is ready to seek support, the process of finding an affordable therapist can be intimidating. We aim to make that process easier.
A secondary aim of this initiative is to serve a need for those who would like a therapist, require financial accommodations, and who for various reasons do not want to go through channels covered by OHIP or other organizations. The medical model is not for everyone, and the waiting lists and process required to utilize such services can be long and daunting. This often results in people not getting support or in having their options greatly limited.
By providing a visible and accessible resource of therapists who offer reduced rates in Toronto, we aim to provide more options and choice to a community in need.
Disclaimer The Affordable Therapy Network of Toronto is a directory intended to be used for information purposes only. The Network is not affiliated with any of the organizations, groups, or therapists listed. If you have any concerns about any of the organizations, groups, or therapists listed here you will need to address them directly. You can also seek assistance from The Council of the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario, or the governing body that the organization or group is affiliated with.
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