Seeing a mental health therapist on Maple is easy
Meet some of our mental health therapists
All therapists on Maple are licensed to practice therapy in Canada and can support you with the challenges you face.
Alana is a Registered Social Worker who has several years of experience working with students and young adults. Her areas of expertise include supporting individuals struggling with self-compassion, anxiety, workplace stress, ...
Onsia is a therapist who first started building her clinical experience working in one of Canada’s only clinic aimed at providing care for artists. That experience deeply shaped her understanding on providing culturally- ...
Fatima supports people who struggle with stress and anxiety. Her leading field is helping people who are trying to fight stress and anxiety daily. Fatima has enabled to practice working in both public/private sectors gaining e ...
Foluke Akinboyo is a Registered Psychotherapist located in Ontario. She looks forward to supporting clients with trauma, perfectionism, depression, anxiety, burnout and many more. Foluke brings a variety of modalities to her w ...
Ben is a Registered Psychotherapist who has 8+ years of experience working with adults and young adults. His areas of expertise include supporting individuals struggling with anxiety, depression ...
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a mental health therapist?
Therapists hold special degrees or certifications in their field. They help patients with a broad variety of mental health conditions and emotional difficulties. They primarily use counselling, also known as talk therapy, to facilitate personal change through self-knowledge, emotional acceptance, and growth with the optimal development of personal resources.
Do I need a referral to see an online therapist in Canada?
A family doctor can help with a recommendation but, no, you don’t need a referral to see an online therapist in Canada. Appointments on Maple can be booked any time within 12 hours or less.
What can an online mental health therapist treat?
Online therapists on Maple can provide mental help support for many issues, including:
- Managing anxiety and panic attacks
- Exploring depression, low moods and Seasonal Affective Disorder
- Discussing relationship challenges (partners, friends and family, employers)
- Addressing work stress
- Helping to navigate life changes
- Increasing focus, performance, and motivation
- Exploring grief or loss
- Body image and self esteem
Therapists on Maple are not able to provide support in emergency or crisis situations. If you’re having suicidal thoughts, do not feel safe, and/or are looking for immediate support, please visit your nearest emergency department, contact 911, or use the following resources:
- Suicide Prevention Service line: 1-833-456-4566
- Crisis text line: 686868
- Government of Canada: Mental health support resources
Can a mental health therapist provide a doctor’s note for time off?
They are not able to provide medical notes for time off for mental health on Maple. However, you can request a doctor’s note from a doctor on Maple, by clicking “Get care” and selecting “General Practitioner”. Include your request in the notes section when you enter your symptoms. During your consultation, the physician will review your case and determine whether a note is needed. A doctor’s note is not guaranteed — it's up to the doctor whether it’s appropriate for your specific situation.
What should I expect in my consultation with a mental health therapist?
During your first consultation, you’ll be able to select any topic you wish to discuss with the Canadian-licensed online therapist. Then, the therapist will gather information about you and your history to properly evaluate your concerns and arrive at a plan to help guide treatment. Each session will be 50 minutes in duration.
What are the advantages of online counselling?
Online counselling allows you to access the mental health services of a therapist from the comfort of your home through video, phone call, or chat. There’s no need to find one near you since you’re accessing them from your device. You’re able to book a visit at a time that's most convenient for you. Or, you can choose to speak with someone as soon as possible — you'll hear back from the therapist directly in 12 hours or less.
Are mental health therapists on Maple covered by insurance?
Many Canadian benefit programs cover the fee of consulting with a social worker (MSW RSW) therapist or registered psychotherapists (RPs) — check with your benefits provider to see if this is available to you. The therapist's license number and credentials will be on your Maple receipt.
Can a mental health therapist diagnose mental illnesses or prescribe medications?
Mental health therapists and counsellors are not able to diagnose or prescribe any medications, as they are not medical doctors. Your treatment may consist of talk therapy, CBT, and other communication-based methods. However, a mental health physician can prescribe medication.
Can I see the same therapist every time?
Yes. To see the same therapist, you’ll need to book an appointment and select the same therapist each time.
What is the difference between a psychiatrist, psychologist, and psychotherapist?
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in mental health and psychiatric disorders. They undergo additional training and licensing so that they’re able to diagnose and treat mental illness. Psychiatrists focus on the physical causes of mental illness, as well as the mental health aspects, and can prescribe medications.
Psychologists and psychotherapists, however, are not medical doctors. Psychologists often focus on cognitive behaviour therapy and other behavioural strategies, while psychotherapists often focus on talk therapy. Psychologists and psychotherapists cannot prescribe medications.
Is online therapy good for anxiety?
Can online therapy help with stress?
Yes. Online psychological help can provide support for people experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, and other mental health conditions. Research shows that online therapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy.
Can a dependent (spouse, family member) add a patient profile under my account to access online therapy?
No. To protect your privacy and safeguard the information you provide, we require each individual to create their own Maple account in order to access therapy online. If another patient profile on your account is requesting a visit, the therapist will reject the request.