We believe short term therapy should be accessible at an affordable rate for those with financial barriers, especially in trying times when one could benefit greatly from compassionate support.

Creating access for low cost therapy in Toronto 

 Affordable Therapy Program Outline:

  • Structure: Short-term or stop-gap therapy provides a timeline for you and your therapist to focus on selected concerns over 8 sessions. Sessions may be in-person or online.
    Currently online only due to COVID-19.

  • Eligibility: You must meet all of the following criteria - 

1. You are not eligible for extended health care coverage for psychotherapy, psychology or counselling through your employer, student union, another agency, your spouse or parent, or your benefits have been exhausted;

2. Your individual gross income is less than $40,000/year and/or your have extenuating financial circumstances that limits your ability to pay standard psychotherapy fees;

3. You are dedicated to the therapeutic process and may benefit from short-term therapy.

  • Hours: Fridays 10:00am - 8:00pm. Sessions are not available outside of these hours.

  • Fee: $75.00 per 50 minute session (HST included). 

  • Availability: Please see below for a list of our Registered Psychotherapists who are currently offering Affordable Therapy. A waitlist may apply.

  • Commitment: 8 sessions are booked weekly or biweekly at your request or as space permits. Sessions will be booked consecutively without breaks, to hold your spot and to provide consistent support for best possible outcomes. Please let us know of any possible interruptions including holidays, school or work obligations.

  • Cancellations: Mindful Maelstrom's 24 hour cancellation policy applies to all sessions. Cancellations within 24 hours or missed appointments without notice will be charged in full. One appointment may be rescheduled when provided with 24 hours notice, to accommodate sickness or unexpected events.

  • Termination: Failure to show for your appointment, or 2 late cancelled appointments may result in the loss of your spot in the program. You may end your program at anytime. 

  • To apply: Please download and fill out the form below. Return to: bewell@mindfulmaelstrom.com.  You will be contacted to book a short intake assessment with our psychotherapy intake coordinator to determine eligibility and to help recommend a suitable therapist


Download the application form here: 

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Alyssa Sofia Forman
MA, RP (Qualifying)

To apply or for further information please email us: bewell@mindfulmaelstrom.com