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Yes, there are! There are many different types of therapists that are less expensive. In Ontario, these are usually Registered Social Workers (RSW) and Registered Psychotherapists (RP). Where a Psychologist usually charges $200-$250 per hour, RSW's and RP's usually charge around $100-$150 per hour.
Many people think a Psychologist is the "best" option - this isn't always true. When choosing a therapist, the most important thing is that they have experience with your diagnosis/reason for therapy. If they specialize in your diagnosis/reason for therapy, this is always the best option. Studies actually show the amount of experience in a specific diagnosis/reason for therapy gives the best clinical outcomes for a client, not the level of education of the therapist.
Don't be afraid to look at the total amount your insurance will cover in a given year, and then figure out how many sessions you can afford with a particular therapist per year. Although all therapy types are different, you should aim for at least 5-8 sessions with a new therapist, if possible.