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Deepa Thomas
Psychologist, R Psych
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W
Currently offering Comprehensive Psychological Assessments, Psychoeducational Assessments, ADHD Assessments, Learning Disorder Assessments, IQ Assessments, and Intellectual Disability Assessments.
Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She has her Masters degree in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology and a pre-doctoral degree in Medical and Social Psychology with emphasis on Psychiatry, Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Forensic Psychology. Deepa has worked in private, hospital, research, and educational settings in a few countries and has had the opportunity to work with individuals from diverse ethnicities, age groups and mental health challenges.
Currently offering Comprehensive Psychological Assessments, Psychoeducational Assessments, ADHD Assessments, Learning Disorder Assessments, IQ Assessments, and Intellectual Disability Assessments.
Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists. She has her Masters degree in Applied Psychology with a specialization in Clinical Psychology and a pre-doctoral degree in Medical and Social Psychology with emphasis on Psychiatry, Neuropsychology and Clinical Psychology. She is currently pursuing her doctoral degree in Forensic Psychology. Deepa has worked in private, hospital, research, and educational settings in a few countries and has had the opportunity to work with individuals from diverse ethnicities, age groups and mental health challenges.
(587) 705-0737 View (587) 705-0737
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Well Workshop Ltd
Psychologist, RPsych, MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
Therapists may support ∙ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ∙ Anxiety ∙ Sleep Issues ∙ Trauma ∙ Depression ∙ Parenting Supports ∙ Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ∙ Behavior Concerns ∙ Stress ∙ Self-esteem ∙ Suicidal Ideation ∙ Bipolar Disorder ∙ Child/Adolescent Issues.
Welcome to Well Workshop, Edmonton's ADHD clinic. The road to wellness is ongoing and can be difficult to navigate alone; with support from Well Workshop, you won’t have to. Individually, as a couple, or family, you’ll have the opportunity to work together with your therapist to acquire tools to develop and strengthen the skills and techniques needed for you to be–and stay–mentally, emotionally, and physically well.
Therapists may support ∙ Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) ∙ Anxiety ∙ Sleep Issues ∙ Trauma ∙ Depression ∙ Parenting Supports ∙ Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) ∙ Behavior Concerns ∙ Stress ∙ Self-esteem ∙ Suicidal Ideation ∙ Bipolar Disorder ∙ Child/Adolescent Issues.
Welcome to Well Workshop, Edmonton's ADHD clinic. The road to wellness is ongoing and can be difficult to navigate alone; with support from Well Workshop, you won’t have to. Individually, as a couple, or family, you’ll have the opportunity to work together with your therapist to acquire tools to develop and strengthen the skills and techniques needed for you to be–and stay–mentally, emotionally, and physically well.
(587) 741-9095 View (587) 741-9095
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Colin Auschrat
Psychologist, MA, RPsych
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T  (Online Only)
I have worked with a variety of presenting issues including: trauma, FASD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, life transitions, work-related stress/issues, divorce, reconciliation, extra marital affairs, addictions, sexual dysfunction, anger management, LGBTQ issues, suicidal ideation, abuse in relationships, relationship issues, conflict management, grief and loss, and crisis situations.
Available evenings and weekends. I take a person centred approach, believing that every client is different and therefore match my approach to where they are on their journey towards health and wellness. I believe in working from the client's point of reference and building strengths and capacities. As a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists I have worked with a variety of different clients: individuals, couples, and families, I particularly enjoy working with the dynamics of a couple, I also enjoy working with men's mental health issues and depression.
I have worked with a variety of presenting issues including: trauma, FASD, ADHD, depression, anxiety, life transitions, work-related stress/issues, divorce, reconciliation, extra marital affairs, addictions, sexual dysfunction, anger management, LGBTQ issues, suicidal ideation, abuse in relationships, relationship issues, conflict management, grief and loss, and crisis situations.
Available evenings and weekends. I take a person centred approach, believing that every client is different and therefore match my approach to where they are on their journey towards health and wellness. I believe in working from the client's point of reference and building strengths and capacities. As a Registered Psychologist with the College of Alberta Psychologists I have worked with a variety of different clients: individuals, couples, and families, I particularly enjoy working with the dynamics of a couple, I also enjoy working with men's mental health issues and depression.
(587) 416-1099 View (587) 416-1099
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Agape Transitions
Counsellor, RTC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5X
A dedicated professional with over 35 years helping individuals overcome the challenges of ADHD and Autism I empathize with the struggles, as I Mastered my life with ADHD. Along my personal journey, I've conquered toxic relationships and complex PTSD, which fueled my passion for growth and resilience. ADHD brings many layers, making life tougher for those affected. That's why I believe in holistic healing, addressing the body, mind, spirit, and soul. My exploration of neural-plasticity and Somatic therapy has lead me to create faster results in your healing journey without rehashing your trauma
A dedicated professional with over 35 years helping individuals overcome the challenges of ADHD and Autism I empathize with the struggles, as I Mastered my life with ADHD. Along my personal journey, I've conquered toxic relationships and complex PTSD, which fueled my passion for growth and resilience. ADHD brings many layers, making life tougher for those affected. That's why I believe in holistic healing, addressing the body, mind, spirit, and soul. My exploration of neural-plasticity and Somatic therapy has lead me to create faster results in your healing journey without rehashing your trauma
(825) 608-5222 View (825) 608-5222
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Ryan S McDonald
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
For those interested I also conduct assessments for ADHD and PTSD.
If you are struggling with anxiety, post-traumatic experiences, occupational stress injuries or stress I believe that I can help you develop skills and techniques to help overcome the difficult times. Everyone has the ability to learn and overcome challenges but sometimes we need some help create a plan to see the changes we want in our lives. If your willing to work with me then I promise to do my best to help you out or find someone more suited to help you. As a current member of the Canadian Armed Forces I believe that I can bring a unique perspective for other members seeking help for mental health.
For those interested I also conduct assessments for ADHD and PTSD.
If you are struggling with anxiety, post-traumatic experiences, occupational stress injuries or stress I believe that I can help you develop skills and techniques to help overcome the difficult times. Everyone has the ability to learn and overcome challenges but sometimes we need some help create a plan to see the changes we want in our lives. If your willing to work with me then I promise to do my best to help you out or find someone more suited to help you. As a current member of the Canadian Armed Forces I believe that I can bring a unique perspective for other members seeking help for mental health.
(587) 329-1018 View (587) 329-1018
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Lona Loken
Psychologist, MA, R Psych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6C
Welcome! I am a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta. I work primarily with anxiety, grief and loss, and life transitions. I also have a special interest in supporting families and individuals experiencing disability, medical complexity, or foster care and adoption. I work with both adults and children and I really enjoy both these age groups. As a former teacher, I have a lot of exerience with ADHD and emotion regulation, as well as attachment disruptions and trauma.
Welcome! I am a Registered Psychologist in the province of Alberta. I work primarily with anxiety, grief and loss, and life transitions. I also have a special interest in supporting families and individuals experiencing disability, medical complexity, or foster care and adoption. I work with both adults and children and I really enjoy both these age groups. As a former teacher, I have a lot of exerience with ADHD and emotion regulation, as well as attachment disruptions and trauma.
(587) 854-6368 View (587) 854-6368
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Amélie Rossignol
Counsellor, RTC, HHP, BSc
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6W  (Online Only)
Do you want to explore your differences? Perhaps you are a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), neurodivergent (Autism, ADHD, etc.), gifted, 2slgbtqia+, intense, a parent of a high needs child, or different in some other way. Your challenges may include dealing with intense feelings, being over-critical of yourself, being easily overwhelmed by life, stress-related physical conditions, feeling alone, or a tendency to put your own needs last. I offer a safe and accepting space to explore who you really are, and what you need to survive and thrive in a world not designed for you.
Do you want to explore your differences? Perhaps you are a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), neurodivergent (Autism, ADHD, etc.), gifted, 2slgbtqia+, intense, a parent of a high needs child, or different in some other way. Your challenges may include dealing with intense feelings, being over-critical of yourself, being easily overwhelmed by life, stress-related physical conditions, feeling alone, or a tendency to put your own needs last. I offer a safe and accepting space to explore who you really are, and what you need to survive and thrive in a world not designed for you.
(587) 848-3585 View (587) 848-3585
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Julie Marie DeRose
Registered Provisional Psychologist, BA, BEd, MC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5T
Also, as a former teacher, I understand the challenges with school-related concerns, like academics, friendships, anxiety, ADHD, for both child and adult learners.
My passion for mental health started two decades ago when I was a teacher, then counsellor in the education system in Alberta. Currently, I run a private practice in west Edmonton, called Open Door Psychology and offer both in-person and virtual sessions. My goal is to support clients in a caring and compassionate way, while gentling guiding them towards feeling whole. In my practice, I use evidence-based strategies and also draw from personal-life experiences. I understand the demands of life and want to provide a safe place for you to feel heard and supported. Therapy is at your pace and the time in sessions is totally for you!
Also, as a former teacher, I understand the challenges with school-related concerns, like academics, friendships, anxiety, ADHD, for both child and adult learners.
My passion for mental health started two decades ago when I was a teacher, then counsellor in the education system in Alberta. Currently, I run a private practice in west Edmonton, called Open Door Psychology and offer both in-person and virtual sessions. My goal is to support clients in a caring and compassionate way, while gentling guiding them towards feeling whole. In my practice, I use evidence-based strategies and also draw from personal-life experiences. I understand the demands of life and want to provide a safe place for you to feel heard and supported. Therapy is at your pace and the time in sessions is totally for you!
(587) 905-0609 View (587) 905-0609
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Zac Erickson
Psychologist, MSc, MEd
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5G
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the demands of life? Struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, burnout, trauma, or relationship issues? My ideal client is someone who is facing specific challenges, such as feeling anxious or sad frequently, feeling exhausted, feeling disconnected from others, struggling to complete tasks or manage time, or finding communication difficult. Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem and criticizing yourself a little too often. You want to find ways to cope with these challenges and feel empowered to create a fulfilling life for yourself.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the demands of life? Struggling with ADHD, anxiety, depression, burnout, trauma, or relationship issues? My ideal client is someone who is facing specific challenges, such as feeling anxious or sad frequently, feeling exhausted, feeling disconnected from others, struggling to complete tasks or manage time, or finding communication difficult. Perhaps you're struggling with low self-esteem and criticizing yourself a little too often. You want to find ways to cope with these challenges and feel empowered to create a fulfilling life for yourself.
(780) 306-1291 View (780) 306-1291
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Leonard McEwen
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, FCFCH-A
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5L
If you've experienced a traumatic event and suspect you have PTSD, if you're dealing with ADHD, have sustained a brain injury or concussion, or are confronting challenges related to addiction, depression, and anxiety, or if you are looking to improve in business, arts, or athletics, I have the experience and techniques to help you.
If you've experienced a traumatic event and suspect you have PTSD, if you're dealing with ADHD, have sustained a brain injury or concussion, or are confronting challenges related to addiction, depression, and anxiety, or if you are looking to improve in business, arts, or athletics, I have the experience and techniques to help you.
(825) 254-9764 View (825) 254-9764
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Lisa Curial
Psychologist, RPsych
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T6E
Lisa has worked with children of a wide range of differences and ages. She has extensive experience working with children with differences such as ASD, learning disabilities, behavioural difficulties, ADHD, ODD, gifted students and those with social/emotional difficulties. She has also worked with children who are non-verbal.
Lisa has worked with children of a wide range of differences and ages. She has extensive experience working with children with differences such as ASD, learning disabilities, behavioural difficulties, ADHD, ODD, gifted students and those with social/emotional difficulties. She has also worked with children who are non-verbal.
(825) 435-1417 View (825) 435-1417
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Jennifer Roesler
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Welcome, you have just taken the first step to healing! I have experience working with anxiety, depression, substance use, medical trauma & chronic illness, ADHD, brain injury, OCD, boundaries, career/life transitions, suicide, abuse, trauma, and PTSD. Additionally, I work with couples to help increase communication, overcome betrayal, or regulate emotions. I also work with families to increase boundaries, communication, and heal trauma. I work with Pre-teens, Teens, Adults, Elderly, Couples, and Families. I am also Indigenous and support inter-generational trauma, cultural and mental health issues for clients of all cultures.
Welcome, you have just taken the first step to healing! I have experience working with anxiety, depression, substance use, medical trauma & chronic illness, ADHD, brain injury, OCD, boundaries, career/life transitions, suicide, abuse, trauma, and PTSD. Additionally, I work with couples to help increase communication, overcome betrayal, or regulate emotions. I also work with families to increase boundaries, communication, and heal trauma. I work with Pre-teens, Teens, Adults, Elderly, Couples, and Families. I am also Indigenous and support inter-generational trauma, cultural and mental health issues for clients of all cultures.
(825) 525-2949 View (825) 525-2949
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Andreea Maries
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MEd, BA
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6E
Hi there! I am a dedicated and relational therapist who believes each person has a unique and valuable story to tell. I aim to help individuals process their pain and distress while also learning to view themselves with greater acceptance and compassion. In my practice, I specialize in the complexities of anxiety symptoms, whether it's tied to perfectionism, obsessive thoughts, self-esteem, sleep issues, concentration/ADHD symptoms, trauma, or overwhelming stress from commitments. Acknowledging the impact anxiety may have on our relationships, I also hold specialized training to work with relationship anxiety and sexual concerns.
Hi there! I am a dedicated and relational therapist who believes each person has a unique and valuable story to tell. I aim to help individuals process their pain and distress while also learning to view themselves with greater acceptance and compassion. In my practice, I specialize in the complexities of anxiety symptoms, whether it's tied to perfectionism, obsessive thoughts, self-esteem, sleep issues, concentration/ADHD symptoms, trauma, or overwhelming stress from commitments. Acknowledging the impact anxiety may have on our relationships, I also hold specialized training to work with relationship anxiety and sexual concerns.
(587) 802-4087 View (587) 802-4087
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Caroline Wisneski
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T6C
As an adult living with ADHD who went undiagnosed for years, I understand the challenges that make even the simplest tasks feel burdensome.
I am passionate about helping others discover how their or their child's unique brain learns best. I primarily work with the families of children and adolescents who are struggling in school, whether in their learning, attention, or behaviour. I especially appreciate working directly with families throughout the assessment and offering strategies to best support their child's needs. I also enjoy working with adults who feel that they slipped through the cracks in school, and would like to know more about their unique learning challenges.
As an adult living with ADHD who went undiagnosed for years, I understand the challenges that make even the simplest tasks feel burdensome.
I am passionate about helping others discover how their or their child's unique brain learns best. I primarily work with the families of children and adolescents who are struggling in school, whether in their learning, attention, or behaviour. I especially appreciate working directly with families throughout the assessment and offering strategies to best support their child's needs. I also enjoy working with adults who feel that they slipped through the cracks in school, and would like to know more about their unique learning challenges.
(780) 439-5683 x203 View (780) 439-5683 x203
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Harrogate Psychological Services
Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5L  (Online Only)
I provide counselling services, assessments for adult ADHD, and co-facilitate workshops focused on living with and managing ADHD symptoms.
My name is Franki Harrogate, and I am a Registered Psychologist with a general private practice in Edmonton, Alberta. The foundation of my therapeutic approach is liberation psychology, and I work with adult clients of any gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, and relationship framework. I am kink-positive, sex-work positive, and a harm reduction advocate. I offer individual counselling as well as relationship counselling.
I provide counselling services, assessments for adult ADHD, and co-facilitate workshops focused on living with and managing ADHD symptoms.
My name is Franki Harrogate, and I am a Registered Psychologist with a general private practice in Edmonton, Alberta. The foundation of my therapeutic approach is liberation psychology, and I work with adult clients of any gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, race, and relationship framework. I am kink-positive, sex-work positive, and a harm reduction advocate. I offer individual counselling as well as relationship counselling.
(587) 570-9628 View (587) 570-9628
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Pamela Murray
Psychologist, MC, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5J  (Online Only)
Welcome! I’m currently accepting new clients for virtual sessions. My aim is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space in which to help you explore the challenges you may be facing. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach. There is always space for some humour in this process. I am here to add and enhance skills you already have to help facilitate change. I am a Registered Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and EMDR clinician. I have completed training in Narrative Therapy, ACT and Solution Focused Therapy and use elements of mindfulness. I use a variety of approaches and tailor them to best meet your needs.
Welcome! I’m currently accepting new clients for virtual sessions. My aim is to provide a safe, nonjudgmental space in which to help you explore the challenges you may be facing. I use a collaborative and client-centered approach. There is always space for some humour in this process. I am here to add and enhance skills you already have to help facilitate change. I am a Registered Psychologist, Somatic Experiencing Practitioner, and EMDR clinician. I have completed training in Narrative Therapy, ACT and Solution Focused Therapy and use elements of mindfulness. I use a variety of approaches and tailor them to best meet your needs.
(587) 817-6274 View (587) 817-6274
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Connie Yeung
Counsellor, MA, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5N
She is certified as an ADHD professional and a Play Therapist Intern.
Connie has a vast amount of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and parents in both non-profit organizations and private practice settings. She has a great interest in helping children and their families to reflect on their own abilities and strengths, to help them cope well with life’s challenges, and to promote resilience. With Connie’s personal experiences, she demonstrates compassion to help women who are going through infertility and miscarriage problems. Connie also establishes multicultural competence skills through working with clients from a range of ages and diverse backgrounds.
She is certified as an ADHD professional and a Play Therapist Intern.
Connie has a vast amount of experience in working with children, adolescents, adults, and parents in both non-profit organizations and private practice settings. She has a great interest in helping children and their families to reflect on their own abilities and strengths, to help them cope well with life’s challenges, and to promote resilience. With Connie’s personal experiences, she demonstrates compassion to help women who are going through infertility and miscarriage problems. Connie also establishes multicultural competence skills through working with clients from a range of ages and diverse backgrounds.
(587) 328-4955 View (587) 328-4955
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Harrogate Psychological Services
Registered Provisional Psychologist, MC
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5L  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a general private practice in north Edmonton. I have a strong interest in supporting folks who are dealing with ongoing stress, c-PTSD, trauma, or anxiety. Being diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as an adult, I have a particular interest in how coping strategies can sometimes overlap with (and impact) executive functioning. To find out more about me and my work, visit https://harrogatepsych.com.
I am a Registered Provisional Psychologist with a general private practice in north Edmonton. I have a strong interest in supporting folks who are dealing with ongoing stress, c-PTSD, trauma, or anxiety. Being diagnosed with Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder as an adult, I have a particular interest in how coping strategies can sometimes overlap with (and impact) executive functioning. To find out more about me and my work, visit https://harrogatepsych.com.
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Tilley Psychological Services
Psychologist, MEd, RPsych
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Edmonton, AB T5G
Waitlist for new clients
My favorite clients are people with ADHD.
My main goal is to provide a warm, accepting and nurturing environment in which my clients can explore their vulnerable places and grow from them. Often our life circumstances, or even those of our parents and grand-parents, have led us to mistaken beliefs about ourselves, our worth, and our place in life. When we examine these beliefs in a realistic and compassionate manner, we find ways to change that we never believed were possible for us. I have witnessed many such changes over the years, and I believe that a full and happy life is possible for all of us.
My favorite clients are people with ADHD.
My main goal is to provide a warm, accepting and nurturing environment in which my clients can explore their vulnerable places and grow from them. Often our life circumstances, or even those of our parents and grand-parents, have led us to mistaken beliefs about ourselves, our worth, and our place in life. When we examine these beliefs in a realistic and compassionate manner, we find ways to change that we never believed were possible for us. I have witnessed many such changes over the years, and I believe that a full and happy life is possible for all of us.
(780) 702-8905 View (780) 702-8905
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Dandelion Psychological and Assessment Services
Psychologist, MSc
Verified Verified
Edmonton, AB T5G
Specifically, Jackie specializes in diagnosing autism in adults and children, ADHD, as well as giftedness.
Welcome! And thank you for considering Dandelion Psychological and Assessment Services to help you navigate the barriers that have been presented in your life's journey. I'm so glad you're here! At Dandelion, Jackie specializes in numerous assessments designed to look at cognition, behaviours and emotions for adults and children alike. Jackie also has extensive knowledge working with a variety of mood concerns such as anxiety, fear, and depression. In life, we all get knocked down. Together we can get you back up to thrive, and living the life you are worthy of having.
Specifically, Jackie specializes in diagnosing autism in adults and children, ADHD, as well as giftedness.
Welcome! And thank you for considering Dandelion Psychological and Assessment Services to help you navigate the barriers that have been presented in your life's journey. I'm so glad you're here! At Dandelion, Jackie specializes in numerous assessments designed to look at cognition, behaviours and emotions for adults and children alike. Jackie also has extensive knowledge working with a variety of mood concerns such as anxiety, fear, and depression. In life, we all get knocked down. Together we can get you back up to thrive, and living the life you are worthy of having.
(587) 414-6016 View (587) 414-6016

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Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.