Sliding Scale Counselling

 We offer affordable therapy starting from $60 a session to ensure you get the help you need.

Here’s how our sliding scale therapy works

Our goal is to make the process of finding you a sliding scale counsellor as easy as possible. Below is an easy three-step process
we suggest you follow to ensure your budget remains healthy, so you can do the important work of supporting your mental health

Review your budget

We offer sliding scale therapy rates from $60 to $150 for a 50 minute session. Please note that therapy rates are variable depending on the counsellor you get paired with.

Browse our therapists:

Our counsellors offer a variety of specializations for your needs. We support folks with ADHD, trauma, anxiety, depression and other mental health needs.

Fill out our intake form

Site back, relax and wait for one of our team members to reach out about pairing you with one of our counsellors.

Find a Counsellor

Complete our form to help determine your rate
and get matched with a sliding scale counsellor

Why Phare?

Our therapists specialize in a wide array of areas, including LGBTQ2+ concerns, anxiety, depression, OCD, trauma, and beyond. Whatever your needs or your budget, our sliding scale counsellors have extensive experience, an empathetic approach, and are equipped to guide you along your mental health journey.

Match with a therapist

"Phare is a responsive, consistent, and reliable service. They act quickly to support our clients and they take the time to work with people wherever they are in their mental health journey. Phare fills a gap in the mental health sector by trying to support as many people as possible, regardless of financial barriers. I am confident in referring my clients to them."

Hayley Schmalz

"Phare has been wonderful. Katie is my superhero. Her superpower  is listening…"

Michelle Edis
Phare Client

"Amazing service with an amazing cause! Katie is a lovely human with all the right intentions to help anyone who comes into her life. Highly recommend her and Phare as a whole."

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Frequently Asked Questions

What happens if I don’t connect with my counsellor?

This is totally normal and happens from time to time. We want you to match with the best possible counsellor for you. If you don’t connect with your counsellor, you can select another counsellor from the options above.

Will I get a less effective counsellor if I pay less money?

Absolutely not! All sessions are of equal quality regardless of price. The reason we offer sliding scale therapy sessions is to ensure that everyone has access to our services.

Will my therapist be disappointed if I pay a lower rate?

Not at all, our counsellors are here to support you regardless of price. At Phare we understand the importance of therapy and value everyone having access to mental health care. That’s why we offer sliding scale therapy. All of our counsellors choose a price range that works for them so it’s not a financial burden to offer sessions at a lower, more affordable rate.

What is the benefit of choosing a higher sliding scale rate?

By choosing a higher rate you’re helping someone else gain access to life changing mental health care. The main philosophy with sliding scale therapy is that the folks who can pay more do so because it enables folks who couldn't normally afford therapy to have access. You get to become part of the Phare revolution, supporting mental health support for all.

Are my therapy sessions covered by insurance if they are sliding scale?

You bet. It’s not the price of the session but the certifications of the counsellor. Our counsellors are covered by the majority of insurance providers.

What happens if my budget changes? Can I change my rate?

Absolutely! Our main goal is to ensure you have the care that you need, without interruptions. If that means you need to increase or decrease your counselling rates, you can connect with our intake team to discuss the change.

How do I pay my counsellor?

The process is easy. You will be asked to upload your credit card details onto the Jane platform where your sessions take place. On the day of your session, your credit card will be automatically charged, ensuring a hassle-free and convenient experience.