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Ontario Online Counselling and Virtual Therapy

Online Counselling

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Online Counselling

Ontario Online Counselling and Virtual Therapy

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Providing online counselling and psychotherapy in Ontario, Canada. We are committed to helping our clients improve their mental health and well-being virtually.

At Purposeful Change, we understand that traditional in-person therapy may not be feasible for everyone. That’s why we are proud to offer video appointments to residents in Ontario, Canada. Our team is committed to helping our clients improve their mental health and well-being through virtual sessions with Registered Psychotherapists. Whether it’s the convenience of being able to attend therapy from your own home or the added flexibility of scheduling appointments at any time, online therapy offers a unique set of benefits for those seeking support for their mental health journey. We look forward to assisting you on your path towards healing and growth.

We aim to provide high-quality, evidence-based therapy that is accessible, convenient and confidential. We offer a range of services (individual sessions, couples counselling and family therapy) that is customized to meet your unique needs. Contact us today to inquire about our online counselling services.

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How it works

Virtual therapy is a great option for people who are looking for more flexibility in their schedules.

Online counselling is a form of therapy that is delivered over the internet. It’s used to treat a variety of mental health issues and is a great option for people who have busy lifestyles and careers, live in remote areas or have difficulty accessing traditional forms of psychotherapy.

In most cases, virtual therapy works the same way as traditional counselling but rather than meeting in person, you’ll meet with your therapist through online video appointments. Your psychotherapist will ask you some questions about your history and current situation and will work with you to develop a treatment plan. Your therapist will also provide you with exercises and tasks to do between sessions.

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A man during an online counselling session in Ontario

Virtual therapy is a great option for people who are looking for more flexibility in their schedules.

A woman speaking to her psychotherapist through online therapy

If you’re considering online counselling in Ontario, there are many benefits you can expect.

The benefits of video appointments

If you’re considering online counselling in Ontario, there are many benefits you can expect.

Video appointments offer several benefits that can be helpful for individuals struggling with mental health concerns. Some of the key benefits include:

  • Accessibility
  • Convenience
  • Confidentiality
  • Cost-effective
  • Ease of use

Accessibility: Our online services are available to people living in Ontario, Canada, regardless of their city location. This makes our services accessible to everyone who needs them.

Convenience: One of the biggest benefits of online counselling is convenience. Sessions can be scheduled at a time that is convenient for you, and they can be conducted from the comfort of your own home or preferred space. This makes it easy to fit therapy into your busy lifestyle.

Confidentiality: The online platform that we use is secure and confidential and aligns with Ontario’s privacy acts (PHIPA and PIPEDA). This provides you with a safe and private space to discuss your concerns and explore your thoughts and feelings.

Cost-effective: Online counselling can be a more budget-friendly option than traditional in-person counselling. The cost of travel and time alone make virtual therapy a cost-effective option for those who are seeking help for their mental health concerns.

Ease of use: The video platform that we use is easy to use and navigate. This makes it easy for clients to book sessions, connect with their therapist, and access invoices. Our platform also sends appointment reminders to help you keep on track.

About our services and treatments

Online therapy sessions with our Registered Psychotherapist are covered by most benefits plans

Virtual sessions allow you more freedom than traditional face-to-face meetings because they’re available at any time and don’t require travel – perfect for times when work or other commitments take over. Our online counselling and psychotherapy services can help you overcome a variety of mental health concerns, including:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Relationship and attachment issues
  • Trauma, abuse and more
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Online therapy sessions with a Registered Psychotherapist are covered by most benefits plans

We use a secure platform that connects our clients with psychotherapists. It offers a convenient and confidential way to get the help you need. Our platform is easy to use – simply sign up, select a therapist, and book a session. If you’re looking for a way to fit therapy into your busy lifestyle, online therapy may be the perfect choice for you.

A man doing CBT and DBT online with a psychotherapist

Doing CBT and DBT online is becoming more and more common.

Our approach to online therapy

Doing CBT and DBT online is becoming more and more common.

Our mental health professionals offer several approaches to psychotherapy:

  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT)
  • Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT)
  • Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT)

There is a growing trend of doing Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) online. This is likely because it is a relatively short-term therapy that can be completed several sessions. It is also highly effective, which is why it is one of the most commonly prescribed therapies.

One study found that CBT delivered online was just as effective as face-to-face CBT for treating depression. The only difference was that the online participants were more likely to complete the treatment. CBT can be successfully delivered online and that it may be a good option for people who cannot or do not want to participate in traditional therapy.

Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) can be incredibly helpful for individuals who struggle with intense emotions and difficult behaviours. However, many people may not have access to a DBT therapist in their area. If you’re considering DBT but struggle with attending in-person appointments, online therapy may be a great option for you. DBT can be done virtually with Purposeful Change.

Frequently asked questions

Is online counselling effective?

Virtual therapy is effective. There is a growing body of research that shows that online counselling and virtual therapy are just as effective as traditional therapy. This means that you can get the help you need without having to leave home or commute to appointments.

Can I be supported for depression through online therapy?

Depression is a serious mental health condition that can impact all aspects of a person’s life. While in-person therapy can assist in overcoming depression, not everyone can fit in-person therapy into their schedules. If you’re considering seeking help for your depression, online counselling should be one of your options. You can talk to a therapist online from your home, and they can help you work through your depression.

What is psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is a regulated type of therapy that uses the relationship between the client and the therapist as a means to treat and improve mental health. Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) can work with individuals, couples, and families to bring about change in thinking, feeling, behaviour, and social functioning. People usually seek psychotherapy services when they have thoughts, feelings, moods or behaviours that are adversely affecting their day-to-day lives, relationships, or ability to enjoy life.

How do I book an appointment?

Appointments can be made on our online booking tool. You can manage your appointments, view appointment history and access invoices. Our online booking tool will send you appointment reminders and other helpful information. Sign up or sign in to your account to get started with appointments.

What happens after I book my first appointment?

Once you’ve booked your first appointment, you’ll be sent a triage and consent form. By completing this form ahead of time, you can get started with treatment right from your first session. You’ll receive appointment reminders and a link to your video appointment that you can attend conveniently on a computer or smartphone.

How much does it cost?

Session fees vary depending on the type of service booked. Most extended healthcare benefits with major insurance providers like Canada Life, Manulife, Sun Life, Green Shield and others cover psychotherapy services. Check with your insurance provider to see if you’re covered.

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Going Virtual with Purposeful Change

When you choose our online psychotherapy services, we can provide you with treatment no matter where you are in Ontario.

Insurance Coverage

Our Registered Psychotherapist’s services are covered by most insurance providers in Ontario.

Expertise

Our therapists are trained in several therapies to get you the mental health and relationship support you need.

Convenient

No need to travel to appointments. Online therapy can support you from the comfort and privacy of your home.

Sukaina Nathoo

Registered Psychotherapist

I’m accepting new clients with no waitlist.

I’m accepting new clients with no waitlist.

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