COVID-19 Update:
If you are a First Responder or Healthcare Professional in the Province of Ontario, I am available to provide you with psychotherapy assistance on a pro bono basis (no charge). I am available for teletherapy by way of Skype, FaceTime, and Zoom. Click here to contact me to set up a session now.
Registered Psychotherapist

Teletherapy

I warmly welcome you to my teletherapy psychotherapy practise and hope you are all keeping safe and well under the Covid-19 virus. I am offering teletherapy sessions for depression, anxiety, self esteem, trauma, stress, PTSD, abuse, grief, relationships, narcissistic family member and life coaching.

What is Teletherapy and how does it work?

Teletherapy consists of electronically doing sessions online as opposed to in person at my office. This is facilitated using the Zoom video platform (a free download from zoom.us or from the Apple App Store or GooglePlay store) to conduct the sessions.

How effective is teletherapy vs. In person sessions?

The following article below from Psychology Today states that Teletherapy is as effective as in person. One of the advantages of teletherapy is being in the comfort of your home for the session and knowing that Zoom is a secure form of communication so that your privacy is protected. In addition, you will save time travelling to my office, paying for parking and waiting in the waiting room.

"What does the research say about the effectiveness of online therapy and teletherapy versus face-to-face therapy? Overall, the evidence is encouraging. A 2012 JAMA article found that Cognitive Behavioral Therapy was equally effective when administered via telephone as it was when administered face-to-face. Moreover, the researchers found the client attrition rate to be lower for teletherapy – probably because it is more convenient for patients."

"Mindfulness interventions are also being increasingly delivered via the internet. A 2016 meta-analysis found that online mindfulness-based interventions generally have a small but significant beneficial impact on depression. Another study found teletherapy to be as good as traditional therapy for treating depression, if not better. And this is not to mention the other benefits of teletherapy: it's more affordable, more convenient, most patients consider it more private than traditional therapy, and it vastly expands the number of therapists patients can choose to work with." Psychology Today

How do I pay for sessions with teletherapy and what is the cost?

Clients have the option to pay by Visa, MasterCard or Interac e-transfer. Payment must be made at the start of session. The sessions are 50 minutes. My teletherapy fee at this time during the Covid-19 emergency is flexible depending upon each client's circumstances. For front line workers and first responders I am offering pro bono free teletherapy services.

To book your teletherapy session, contact me today. Stay safe and be well.