Online Counselling for Kemptville

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Heather Sansom
Registered Psychotherapist, PhD, MA
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G  (Online Only)
Currently limited space for new clients. Please email to inquire. Services bilingues. Convenient, virtual options for individuals, couples, youth, rural residents. Insurance covered. In addition to common concerns like stress, anxiety, and depression, I have experience with health crisis, grief, life change, PTSD, trauma, burnout, eating/body issues, autism/ADHD. You can rebuild, thrive, and find joy again. I take a whole-person and strengths-based approach.
Currently limited space for new clients. Please email to inquire. Services bilingues. Convenient, virtual options for individuals, couples, youth, rural residents. Insurance covered. In addition to common concerns like stress, anxiety, and depression, I have experience with health crisis, grief, life change, PTSD, trauma, burnout, eating/body issues, autism/ADHD. You can rebuild, thrive, and find joy again. I take a whole-person and strengths-based approach.
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Photo of Katie Cassidy, RP, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist
Katie Cassidy
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
Are you tired of your emotions controlling your life? Are you and your partner exhausted of constantly being in conflict and not sure how to get that connection back? I work holistically with individuals and couples who want to learn how and why their emotions are affecting them (or in their relationship), so they can regain control over their lives, feel happier and less stressed!
Are you tired of your emotions controlling your life? Are you and your partner exhausted of constantly being in conflict and not sure how to get that connection back? I work holistically with individuals and couples who want to learn how and why their emotions are affecting them (or in their relationship), so they can regain control over their lives, feel happier and less stressed!
(613) 699-2720 View (613) 699-2720
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Nicole Sarsons
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
I believe that we are all capable of making positive changes in our lives. My role as a therapist is to facilitate that process through warmth, understanding, and insight that can help you see things in a new way. We can work together to identify meaningful and attainable goals, improve relationships and connection, develop confidence and self-esteem, and lessen feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness and hurt. After all, the more we understand about our experiences, feelings, motivations, and needs, the more we can make deliberate choices about how we want to live.
I believe that we are all capable of making positive changes in our lives. My role as a therapist is to facilitate that process through warmth, understanding, and insight that can help you see things in a new way. We can work together to identify meaningful and attainable goals, improve relationships and connection, develop confidence and self-esteem, and lessen feelings of sadness, anger, loneliness and hurt. After all, the more we understand about our experiences, feelings, motivations, and needs, the more we can make deliberate choices about how we want to live.
(343) 306-4557 View (343) 306-4557
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Anik Whyte
Registered Social Worker, BA, RSW
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
I started Anik Whyte Supports to ensure a responsive, supportive and welcoming service for you. I understand that life can hit us hard which impacts how we cope, feel, engage with others and even parent. Trauma healing, surviving crisis, coping strategies, relationships and parenting are all aspects that I can help you with. I also can travel to you (within 40 mins of Kemptville, ON) to help break down the barriers of rural support.
I started Anik Whyte Supports to ensure a responsive, supportive and welcoming service for you. I understand that life can hit us hard which impacts how we cope, feel, engage with others and even parent. Trauma healing, surviving crisis, coping strategies, relationships and parenting are all aspects that I can help you with. I also can travel to you (within 40 mins of Kemptville, ON) to help break down the barriers of rural support.
(343) 801-3274 View (343) 801-3274
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Courtney Vezina
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
My team and I at Courtney James Counselling and Psychotherapy are here to provide a safe and supportive space for you. We are honoured to meet you where you are, and move toward meeting your goals. We offer therapy services to children, teens, adults and couples. I also offer specialized support for caregivers and children/adolescents in the foster care and adoption community.
My team and I at Courtney James Counselling and Psychotherapy are here to provide a safe and supportive space for you. We are honoured to meet you where you are, and move toward meeting your goals. We offer therapy services to children, teens, adults and couples. I also offer specialized support for caregivers and children/adolescents in the foster care and adoption community.
(343) 312-6832 View (343) 312-6832
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The Lighthouse - Le Phare Kemptville
Registered Psychotherapist, RPs, CCCs, MSW
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
Accepting new clients! We offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, children, and youth who are dealing with mental health issues such as stress, depression, anxiety disorders, trauma and PTSD, relationships, communication, life transitions, self-knowledge, and self-esteem. We strive to increase the well-being of our communities, by welcoming each client with warmth and compassion, and working with them to help improve their emotional, psychological and mental health and to thrive in their daily lives, careers and relationships. In-person sessions at our Kemptville location; virtually across Ontario.
Accepting new clients! We offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals, couples, families, children, and youth who are dealing with mental health issues such as stress, depression, anxiety disorders, trauma and PTSD, relationships, communication, life transitions, self-knowledge, and self-esteem. We strive to increase the well-being of our communities, by welcoming each client with warmth and compassion, and working with them to help improve their emotional, psychological and mental health and to thrive in their daily lives, careers and relationships. In-person sessions at our Kemptville location; virtually across Ontario.
(343) 805-0198 View (343) 805-0198
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Winds of Change Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, MACP, CCC, CRPO
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
Waitlist for new clients
Sometimes the worst place to be at is in your head! You must decide what you are going to do with this one wild life. I believe that each of us has greatness lying within waiting to be brought forth. I assist individuals experiencing difficult life transitions, such as, but not limited to loss of a loved one, change in health, job loss, divorce, chronic illness, parenthood, empty nest, menopause and retirement. I offer support to those struggling with depression, anxiety, loss of life engagement, emotion regulation, loss of self esteem, confusion, frustration, isolation, loneliness and life imbalance. Empowering people to live!
Sometimes the worst place to be at is in your head! You must decide what you are going to do with this one wild life. I believe that each of us has greatness lying within waiting to be brought forth. I assist individuals experiencing difficult life transitions, such as, but not limited to loss of a loved one, change in health, job loss, divorce, chronic illness, parenthood, empty nest, menopause and retirement. I offer support to those struggling with depression, anxiety, loss of life engagement, emotion regulation, loss of self esteem, confusion, frustration, isolation, loneliness and life imbalance. Empowering people to live!
(613) 706-1784 View (613) 706-1784
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Rosalind McLean
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, RMFT-S
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
New Clients Welcome - No Waitlist! Couples, Individuals and Family. Life is unpredictable and complex, and our closest relationships can feel the increased stress. If you find that you are "barely coping" it may be time to reach out for support. With new uncertainties and concerns it helps to have space away from the day-to-day stressors to rethink our past and to consider possibilities ahead. Psychotherapy can provide a supportive environment where you can redesign your life and your relationships with family and friends. I provide a safe space where you can find support and imagine new hope for your future.
New Clients Welcome - No Waitlist! Couples, Individuals and Family. Life is unpredictable and complex, and our closest relationships can feel the increased stress. If you find that you are "barely coping" it may be time to reach out for support. With new uncertainties and concerns it helps to have space away from the day-to-day stressors to rethink our past and to consider possibilities ahead. Psychotherapy can provide a supportive environment where you can redesign your life and your relationships with family and friends. I provide a safe space where you can find support and imagine new hope for your future.
(343) 308-2424 View (343) 308-2424
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Leslie Snowdon
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
I believe that we are all incredibly unique and as such therapy is a journey that is also unique to each individual client. I work from this belief using a client-centered approach to support each individual as they navigate the ups and downs of life. I offer a safe and compassionate space to allow for the exploration of feelings, experiences, difficulties and concerns. I currently work with individuals 13+ and I would be honoured to work with you.
I believe that we are all incredibly unique and as such therapy is a journey that is also unique to each individual client. I work from this belief using a client-centered approach to support each individual as they navigate the ups and downs of life. I offer a safe and compassionate space to allow for the exploration of feelings, experiences, difficulties and concerns. I currently work with individuals 13+ and I would be honoured to work with you.
(343) 341-5815 View (343) 341-5815
Photo of Meagan Cumming, MA, Registered Psychotherapist
Meagan Cumming
Registered Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
10 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
I practice as a compassionate, creative, and supportive psychotherapist. I provide confidential, non-judgmental individual psychotherapy sessions and work collaboratively with each client to meet their specific needs. I feel deeply honoured to have the privilege of accompanying others on their healing journey.
I practice as a compassionate, creative, and supportive psychotherapist. I provide confidential, non-judgmental individual psychotherapy sessions and work collaboratively with each client to meet their specific needs. I feel deeply honoured to have the privilege of accompanying others on their healing journey.
(613) 702-8855 x2 View (613) 702-8855 x2
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Chuck LeBlanc
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MACP, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G  (Online Only)
I have a special interest in working with individuals who experience anxiety, social awkwardness, and feelings of being stuck who are sick of being held back by stress, who want to stop bottling up their emotions and be more present so they can enjoy their lives.
I have a special interest in working with individuals who experience anxiety, social awkwardness, and feelings of being stuck who are sick of being held back by stress, who want to stop bottling up their emotions and be more present so they can enjoy their lives.
(343) 308-0249 View (343) 308-0249
Photo of Natalie Carrière, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Natalie Carrière
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
Waitlist for new clients
Are you suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, or troubled relationships? If you are experiencing a difficult life transition such as employment change or loss, divorce, , retirement, parenthood, or the loss of a loved one - I can help and offer support, kindness and empathy to help you see more clearly in the difficult times you may be experiencing. I favour a holistic, integrative approach, which is tailored to your individual needs. We work together to build on your strengths and identify behaviour patterns and thought processes which no longer serve you, in order to help you change and heal.
Are you suffering from depression, anxiety, grief, or troubled relationships? If you are experiencing a difficult life transition such as employment change or loss, divorce, , retirement, parenthood, or the loss of a loved one - I can help and offer support, kindness and empathy to help you see more clearly in the difficult times you may be experiencing. I favour a holistic, integrative approach, which is tailored to your individual needs. We work together to build on your strengths and identify behaviour patterns and thought processes which no longer serve you, in order to help you change and heal.
(613) 704-2718 View (613) 704-2718
Photo of Lindsay Abrames, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Lindsay Abrames
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
Are you feeling stuck in a cycle of secrecy, shame, and isolation that often accompanies alcohol and/or substance use? Maybe you are wondering if you have a problem with substances, are contemplating change, or are interested in relapse prevention to sustain your gains in recovery. Alternatively, are you exhausted and feeling helpless as you navigate a loved one’s substance use and mental health concerns? Perhaps you are worried about your own well-being and want to reconnect with yourself. I also support individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, chronic stress, and major life transitions.
Are you feeling stuck in a cycle of secrecy, shame, and isolation that often accompanies alcohol and/or substance use? Maybe you are wondering if you have a problem with substances, are contemplating change, or are interested in relapse prevention to sustain your gains in recovery. Alternatively, are you exhausted and feeling helpless as you navigate a loved one’s substance use and mental health concerns? Perhaps you are worried about your own well-being and want to reconnect with yourself. I also support individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, grief/loss, chronic stress, and major life transitions.
(343) 321-0790 View (343) 321-0790
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Kemptville Stress Relief Centre
Registered Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
At the Kemptville Stress Relief Centre we provide transformative therapy for stress and trauma. We know it’s important to have a safe space for you to reconnect with yourself and access your own wisdom to help you heal.
At the Kemptville Stress Relief Centre we provide transformative therapy for stress and trauma. We know it’s important to have a safe space for you to reconnect with yourself and access your own wisdom to help you heal.
(343) 500-4903 View (343) 500-4903
Photo of Patricia Cameron, BA, DKATI, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Patricia Cameron
Registered Psychotherapist, BA, DKATI, RP
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
Are you feeling lost or burned out, or looking for deeper meaning in your life? Do you have difficult experiences or memories which are impacting your day to day life? Have you experienced trauma, a chronic illness in your past or present, or are you a caregiver, caring for others? Are you feeling lost or stuck, and looking to reconnect to your creativity to find a way out?
Are you feeling lost or burned out, or looking for deeper meaning in your life? Do you have difficult experiences or memories which are impacting your day to day life? Have you experienced trauma, a chronic illness in your past or present, or are you a caregiver, caring for others? Are you feeling lost or stuck, and looking to reconnect to your creativity to find a way out?
(343) 306-0689 View (343) 306-0689
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Miranda McNamara
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
New clients welcome! No waitlist! Are you struggling with anxiety and need help taking back control of your mind and your thoughts? I have experience working with clients dealing with a range of issues such as anxiety, stress, divorce, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. I aid my clients by providing psychoeducation on cognitive distortions and guiding them through the cognitive restructuring process. I specialize in helping clients practice self-compassion, mindfulness, and creating personalized self-care plans. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space where you can be heard and where your feelings and emotions are valued.
New clients welcome! No waitlist! Are you struggling with anxiety and need help taking back control of your mind and your thoughts? I have experience working with clients dealing with a range of issues such as anxiety, stress, divorce, low self-esteem, and relationship issues. I aid my clients by providing psychoeducation on cognitive distortions and guiding them through the cognitive restructuring process. I specialize in helping clients practice self-compassion, mindfulness, and creating personalized self-care plans. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space where you can be heard and where your feelings and emotions are valued.
(343) 453-2320 View (343) 453-2320
Photo of Andrée Leduc, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist
Andrée Leduc
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
Currently welcoming new clients! I strive to help and support my clients who may be facing stressors and mental health illnesses such as, relationship difficulties, infidelity, grief, life transitions, anxiety, depression, PTSD & C-PSTD. I offer services in French and English. As a former law enforcement officer, I am very passionate about helping, and am in a unique position to understand first responders from all branches who may be struggling with the stressors inherent within these professions, including PTSD, Operational Stress Injuries, moral injuries, and organizational stress.
Currently welcoming new clients! I strive to help and support my clients who may be facing stressors and mental health illnesses such as, relationship difficulties, infidelity, grief, life transitions, anxiety, depression, PTSD & C-PSTD. I offer services in French and English. As a former law enforcement officer, I am very passionate about helping, and am in a unique position to understand first responders from all branches who may be struggling with the stressors inherent within these professions, including PTSD, Operational Stress Injuries, moral injuries, and organizational stress.
(343) 321-2005 View (343) 321-2005
Photo of Melanie Herweyer, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Melanie Herweyer
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
I am currently accepting adult clients only. I supervise two therapists who work with children 4+ years of age and are accepting new clients. I am trained to work with individuals; children (4+), preteens, teens, and adults (18+). My approach is collaborative, compassionate, and empathic. I offer a safe space for exploration and therapeutic relationship. I welcome clients struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, a history of trauma, work/life balance or burnout, relationship struggles, or just looking to grow personally. Connect with me today to set up an appointment!
I am currently accepting adult clients only. I supervise two therapists who work with children 4+ years of age and are accepting new clients. I am trained to work with individuals; children (4+), preteens, teens, and adults (18+). My approach is collaborative, compassionate, and empathic. I offer a safe space for exploration and therapeutic relationship. I welcome clients struggling with anxiety, self-esteem, a history of trauma, work/life balance or burnout, relationship struggles, or just looking to grow personally. Connect with me today to set up an appointment!
(343) 300-3155 View (343) 300-3155
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Sarah Bolton
Registered Psychotherapist, NP, MACP, MScN
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
Waitlist for new clients. Is a workplace trauma/critical incident impacting your well-being? Are you a Novice nurse looking for support as you navigate this challenging career? Are you feeling burned out and looking for change? Are you feeling isolated in your pain and loss? Are you looking for relief, support, and personal growth. Sarah works together with clients towards their goals in a caring and confidential environment. Sarah’s career as a nurse and life experience equips her well to provide support and counselling for a variety of client concerns.
Waitlist for new clients. Is a workplace trauma/critical incident impacting your well-being? Are you a Novice nurse looking for support as you navigate this challenging career? Are you feeling burned out and looking for change? Are you feeling isolated in your pain and loss? Are you looking for relief, support, and personal growth. Sarah works together with clients towards their goals in a caring and confidential environment. Sarah’s career as a nurse and life experience equips her well to provide support and counselling for a variety of client concerns.
(343) 307-0693 View (343) 307-0693
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Sam Kosierb
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
I offer therapy services to adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relational issues and trauma. I enjoy working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
I offer therapy services to adolescents and adults who are struggling with anxiety, depression, self-esteem issues, relational issues and trauma. I enjoy working with members of the LGBTQIA+ community.
(613) 222-3157 View (613) 222-3157
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Michelle Aziz
Registered Social Worker, SSW, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G
As a registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Clinical Director, I strive to deliver compassionate and empathetic support in working with the client in finding their inner strength and abilities and expanding on those for success. I believe every individual is capable to succeed and breakthrough their past current and future challenges/struggles, whatever they might be. With the focus of the client as the expert and the clinician as supportive expert, you will have the opportunity to be guided through your own strengths and abilities in moving forward and finding happiness/success through the life course.
As a registered Social Worker, Psychotherapist and Clinical Director, I strive to deliver compassionate and empathetic support in working with the client in finding their inner strength and abilities and expanding on those for success. I believe every individual is capable to succeed and breakthrough their past current and future challenges/struggles, whatever they might be. With the focus of the client as the expert and the clinician as supportive expert, you will have the opportunity to be guided through your own strengths and abilities in moving forward and finding happiness/success through the life course.
(613) 703-0662 View (613) 703-0662
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Beth Robbins
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Kemptville, ON K0G  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary and have over 20 years of experience employed in various settings across Canada. I work with a diverse adult population to provide a collaborative, structured approach in meeting the needs of my clients and I have formal training in a number of modalities including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based interventions and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
I am a Registered Social Worker with the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Service Workers. I have a Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Calgary and have over 20 years of experience employed in various settings across Canada. I work with a diverse adult population to provide a collaborative, structured approach in meeting the needs of my clients and I have formal training in a number of modalities including: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Prolonged Exposure Therapy for PTSD, Compassion Focused Therapy, Mindfulness Based interventions and Emotionally Focused Therapy.
(613) 706-1537 View (613) 706-1537
Photo of Katie Greenough, MA, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Katie Greenough
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G  (Online Only)
Overwhelmed? Stressed out trying to balance family, work, and self-care? Perhaps memories from past hurts are affecting your present-day relationships? I love working with people who, like you, are facing challenges in life and took the brave step of inviting a therapist to journey with them. We can all cope in isolation with our stressful lives for a limited period of time, before realizing we need help. Let’s work together and identify the source of your struggles and resolve them. Along the way, we’ll get to know much more about you.
Overwhelmed? Stressed out trying to balance family, work, and self-care? Perhaps memories from past hurts are affecting your present-day relationships? I love working with people who, like you, are facing challenges in life and took the brave step of inviting a therapist to journey with them. We can all cope in isolation with our stressful lives for a limited period of time, before realizing we need help. Let’s work together and identify the source of your struggles and resolve them. Along the way, we’ll get to know much more about you.
(343) 633-0678 View (343) 633-0678
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Sydney Maharaj-Nicholson
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), MA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
Accepting New Clients. Sydney favours using a social justice and trauma-informed lens when guiding clients to a more authentic, resilient, and safe sense of being. With compassion and empathy, Sydney is committed to learning alongside individuals by providing a genuine and inclusive experience where all feel welcome. Her goal is to establish a partnership with her clients by looking at thoughts, body sensations, and behaviours with a sense of curiosity - fostering empowerment and strength when faced with the life's challenges.
Accepting New Clients. Sydney favours using a social justice and trauma-informed lens when guiding clients to a more authentic, resilient, and safe sense of being. With compassion and empathy, Sydney is committed to learning alongside individuals by providing a genuine and inclusive experience where all feel welcome. Her goal is to establish a partnership with her clients by looking at thoughts, body sensations, and behaviours with a sense of curiosity - fostering empowerment and strength when faced with the life's challenges.
(343) 341-8007 View (343) 341-8007
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Amanda Van Noppen
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Kemptville, ON K0G
Currently welcoming new clients! I work with clients experiencing symptoms related to their recent or past trauma, including personal loss. If you are looking to make a change but may feel unsure about how to start and want to spend time reflecting on your life, learning from the past, and making present changes, I am here to help. I work primarily with adults and teens. I feel passionate about breaking stigma and shame related to past trauma or current mental health symptoms. I have experience working with complex trauma, grief, and mental health disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression.
Currently welcoming new clients! I work with clients experiencing symptoms related to their recent or past trauma, including personal loss. If you are looking to make a change but may feel unsure about how to start and want to spend time reflecting on your life, learning from the past, and making present changes, I am here to help. I work primarily with adults and teens. I feel passionate about breaking stigma and shame related to past trauma or current mental health symptoms. I have experience working with complex trauma, grief, and mental health disorders such as bipolar, schizophrenia, anxiety, and depression.
(343) 633-3793 View (343) 633-3793

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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.