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Low-Cost Therapy (Canada)

I have not accessed these services myself as a client, but I have spent a few hours looking into what they do and how they do it and that led me to feel comfortable recommending them here:

Moving Forward

  • Provides free short-term and affordable long-term counselling options to underserved communities across Canada via in-person, telephone, and online platforms


  • Provides a visible and accessible directory of therapists who offer low cost and sliding scale rates 

Crisis Services



Call or text 9-8-8 from anywhere in Canada to immediately connect with a responder and get help without judgment 

Multilingual Distress Lines (open Monday to Friday 10am-10pm)

廣東話 (Cantonese), 中文 Mandarin), Português (Portuguese), Español (Spanish), हिंदी (Hindi), ਪੰਜਾਬੀ (Punjabi), اردو (Urdu)

Free Counselling for Deaf and hard of hearing individuals

Talk Suicide

Call: 833-456-4566

Text: 45645

Sexual Assault Centres, Crisis Lines, And Support Services (across Canada)

Kids Help Phone

Call: 1-800-668-6868

Text: Text CONNECT to 686868

Chat in a web browser: 

Gerstein Centre Crisis Support Line

(Support in over 180 languages through the RIO Network)

Call: (416) 929-5200

24/7 Help Line (Greater Toronto Area)
Toronto Rape Crisis Line (24/7)


Child Help Lines by Country

Help for children and youth in crisis

Global Suicide Hotline Resources

List of suicide hotlines by country

Befrienders Worldwide

Provides confidential support to people in emotional crisis or support, or those close to them (support in 90 countries, in 94 languages)

Mental Health Helplines

Searchable database of international helplines, emergency numbers, issue-based resources (addiction, abuse, LGBTQ, veterans, etc.)

International Mental Health Resources (US, UK and Ireland, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Japan)

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