About First Session

Launched in Toronto in the Spring of 2019, First Session originated from a simple, widespread problem: How do you find the right therapist?

When turning to Google and other directories, we shouldn't need to rely on an outdated selfie, and a long-winded, self written bio to assess who we might want to speak with.

At First Session we (alongside some of the industry's most prominent research) believe that the fit between you and your therapist is the most important factor for a successful outcome.

First Session is determined to create a user friendly, simple, and private experience for those searching for a therapist.


Each therapist on First Session has been vetted, interviewed, and filmed by a member of our team.

In providing a short video for each therapist, we hope to help you make the initial thumbs up or thumbs down in a matter of seconds, not hours.

Map View

Want a therapist who is close by? We've plotted each therapist on a map, where you can also view their videos.

Come be social with us.

First Session is active on Instagram, LinkedIn, and somewhat active on Twitter. Please give us a follow, and help #endthestigma around mental health.

Still feeling lost? Want to share feedback?

We are constantly looking for ways to improve our service, and to make your search for a therapist as easy as possibly. Please get in touch!