Psychotherapists are health care professionals that use talk-based therapy to improve and maintain mental health. Psychotherapists treat those with thoughts, emotions, moods, or behaviors which adversely affect their quality of life, relationships, or social interactions. They work together with clients to make positive changes that allow them to live fulfilling, satisfying, and productive lives.
Some mental conditions and disorders psychotherapists treat include:
Psychotherapists provide services in a wide range of settings, including private practice, clinics, care centers, hospitals, and rehabilitation centres. Some of these psychotherapist services include:
In Ontario, “Psychologist” is a regulated profession subject to the Standards and Regulations and Code of Ethics defined by The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario. For more information on regulatory colleges, view our What is a Regulatory College page.
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