Online Counselling for Headingley

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Melissa Giller | The Mindful Boss Academy
BA, MBA, CLC, CSC
Verified Verified
Headingley, MB R4J
My role is in supporting professional women to find alignment in their life, home & work and to become unapologetic around how they want to feel. Whether you identify as an entrepreneur, executive or working professional I believe you deserve to feel joy, ease and a sense of balance as you chase your purpose. Through coaching, compassion and curiosity, I will guide you to look within, trust your inner guidance system and develop the confidence to take action on your desires.
My role is in supporting professional women to find alignment in their life, home & work and to become unapologetic around how they want to feel. Whether you identify as an entrepreneur, executive or working professional I believe you deserve to feel joy, ease and a sense of balance as you chase your purpose. Through coaching, compassion and curiosity, I will guide you to look within, trust your inner guidance system and develop the confidence to take action on your desires.
(431) 804-8769 View (431) 804-8769
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Sandi Taylor Counselling & Consulting
Registered Social Worker, MTS, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Headingley, MB R4H
As a social worker in private practice for over 17 years, I have the privilege of working with people of all ages and stages in life. I work with people of various cultures and walk with many directly and indirectly impacted by trauma associated with Residential and Day Schools. I embrace the uniqueness of every individual and invite their authentic self into the therapeutic space. Whether you are grieving a loss, dealing with trauma, feeling lost in yourself and looking to find wholeness, or exploring something that doesn’t seem right for you I will work to support you in becoming the best version of yourself.
As a social worker in private practice for over 17 years, I have the privilege of working with people of all ages and stages in life. I work with people of various cultures and walk with many directly and indirectly impacted by trauma associated with Residential and Day Schools. I embrace the uniqueness of every individual and invite their authentic self into the therapeutic space. Whether you are grieving a loss, dealing with trauma, feeling lost in yourself and looking to find wholeness, or exploring something that doesn’t seem right for you I will work to support you in becoming the best version of yourself.
(204) 818-2609 View (204) 818-2609

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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.