Online Counselling for Owen Sound

Photo of Amanda Bolger - Soulscape Services, MA, BAHon, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Soulscape Services
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, BAHon, RP
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Therapy shouldn't feel like a chore. While it might sometimes be hard to hear what is discussed in therapy, overall you should leave feeling like you've gained something useful or even transformative. Over time, you should feel you are getting stronger, more resilient and have shed layers of fear and anxiety. Of course this process can be overwhelming at times and you might not always progress on the timeframe that you thought you would, but when therapy goes well, you should feel more settled and more clear about your life. You should gain understanding about yourself and others and have a renewed sense of purpose and passion
Therapy shouldn't feel like a chore. While it might sometimes be hard to hear what is discussed in therapy, overall you should leave feeling like you've gained something useful or even transformative. Over time, you should feel you are getting stronger, more resilient and have shed layers of fear and anxiety. Of course this process can be overwhelming at times and you might not always progress on the timeframe that you thought you would, but when therapy goes well, you should feel more settled and more clear about your life. You should gain understanding about yourself and others and have a renewed sense of purpose and passion
(289) 803-5817 View (289) 803-5817
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Carlton Frederick Brown
Registered Psychotherapist, MDiv, RP, RMFT
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K
My name is Carl. I’m a psychotherapist and a couple and family therapist. I have been in practice for thirty years ( I know, I look so young). I work with individuals, couples and families with mental health, addiction, and relationship difficulties. I like to listen to people and to help them make sense out of what they’re going through. My ideal client appreciates that therapy is hard work and sometimes painful, but can also be fun. I will provide you with a safe place to express your feelings, explore your hurt, and begin new growth. You should learn something new. That’s the fun part.
My name is Carl. I’m a psychotherapist and a couple and family therapist. I have been in practice for thirty years ( I know, I look so young). I work with individuals, couples and families with mental health, addiction, and relationship difficulties. I like to listen to people and to help them make sense out of what they’re going through. My ideal client appreciates that therapy is hard work and sometimes painful, but can also be fun. I will provide you with a safe place to express your feelings, explore your hurt, and begin new growth. You should learn something new. That’s the fun part.
(226) 840-9217 View (226) 840-9217
Photo of Lisa S Dyment, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Lisa S Dyment
Registered Social Worker, BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K  (Online Only)
Hello, I'll be on maternity leave starting May 2024, transitioning to consulting and offering single/short-term sessions until June 2025. Rest assured, although my schedule will be adjusted, I remain fully committed to providing the same level of support as always. Please feel free to reach out to me for any assistance you may need during this period. I'm here to help guide you towards clarity and self-understanding. Let's honor your emotions, nurture self-compassion, and explore your unique perspective in our safe therapy space. You steer the ship; I'm here to support you with tools and encouragement to empower your journey.
Hello, I'll be on maternity leave starting May 2024, transitioning to consulting and offering single/short-term sessions until June 2025. Rest assured, although my schedule will be adjusted, I remain fully committed to providing the same level of support as always. Please feel free to reach out to me for any assistance you may need during this period. I'm here to help guide you towards clarity and self-understanding. Let's honor your emotions, nurture self-compassion, and explore your unique perspective in our safe therapy space. You steer the ship; I'm here to support you with tools and encouragement to empower your journey.
(437) 371-2422 View (437) 371-2422
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Cardinal Therapies
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP, CCC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owen Sound, ON N4K  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed and finding it hard to prioritize your health? Worried this is hurting your relationships? Psychotherapy can help improve your functioning and well-being. It is a source of support when facing tough life transitions, adapting to changes in your health, managing conditions such as anxiety and depression, or experiencing loss and grief. At the core of my practice is a commitment to help you identify challenges and barriers in your life and develop skills for overcoming them with confidence.
Feeling overwhelmed and finding it hard to prioritize your health? Worried this is hurting your relationships? Psychotherapy can help improve your functioning and well-being. It is a source of support when facing tough life transitions, adapting to changes in your health, managing conditions such as anxiety and depression, or experiencing loss and grief. At the core of my practice is a commitment to help you identify challenges and barriers in your life and develop skills for overcoming them with confidence.
(548) 488-3134 View (548) 488-3134
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Peter McMurray
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be challenging enough without with the added challenges of anxiety, worry, workplace stress, family challenges or trauma. These can steal the joy from your life, the pride from your accomplishments and even the hope from your future. They can make you question whether you can continue to do your job, succeed in school or even whether you'll be able to enjoy your retirement. Counselling gives you the opportunity to build up your strength, learn new skills and overcome those challenges so that you can not just function but thrive in your daily life, whether at home, school, career or retirement.
Life can be challenging enough without with the added challenges of anxiety, worry, workplace stress, family challenges or trauma. These can steal the joy from your life, the pride from your accomplishments and even the hope from your future. They can make you question whether you can continue to do your job, succeed in school or even whether you'll be able to enjoy your retirement. Counselling gives you the opportunity to build up your strength, learn new skills and overcome those challenges so that you can not just function but thrive in your daily life, whether at home, school, career or retirement.
(548) 486-5061 View (548) 486-5061
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Lori Elliott
Registered Social Worker, MSW RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owen Sound, ON N4K
I am a great listener and I'm able to meet clients where they're at, through a holistic, flexible, person-centered approach. I'm trained in a number of specific therapies and am able to pull from various models to meet client interests and needs. I regularly check in with clients, to ensure that they feel they are progressing within their identified goal areas.
I am a great listener and I'm able to meet clients where they're at, through a holistic, flexible, person-centered approach. I'm trained in a number of specific therapies and am able to pull from various models to meet client interests and needs. I regularly check in with clients, to ensure that they feel they are progressing within their identified goal areas.
(548) 761-8076 View (548) 761-8076
Photo of Lori Elizabeth Elliott - First Health Counselling, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
First Health Counselling
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Owen Sound, ON N4K
First Health Counselling serves the mental health needs of First Responders, Public Safety Personnel and Health Care Professionals, and their family members, on an in-person basis, for those in Grey and Bruce counties, and on a virtual basis for those who reside in other parts of Ontario.
First Health Counselling serves the mental health needs of First Responders, Public Safety Personnel and Health Care Professionals, and their family members, on an in-person basis, for those in Grey and Bruce counties, and on a virtual basis for those who reside in other parts of Ontario.
(548) 900-9398 View (548) 900-9398
Photo of Emily Pringle, MSc, RP, Registered Psychotherapist
Emily Pringle
Registered Psychotherapist, MSc, RP
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K
You know what’s universal? Struggle. We can’t get rid of life’s problems; they’re inevitable and trying to avoid them is a lesson in exhaustion. What we can do is: learn to practice acceptance; to grow, to heal and work toward living our best, most meaningful lives. I provide a safe and compassionate space for clients who struggle with any of life’s problems. I connect and collaborate with my clients during their healing journey to address their current lives, and any personal history that continues to impact daily life.
You know what’s universal? Struggle. We can’t get rid of life’s problems; they’re inevitable and trying to avoid them is a lesson in exhaustion. What we can do is: learn to practice acceptance; to grow, to heal and work toward living our best, most meaningful lives. I provide a safe and compassionate space for clients who struggle with any of life’s problems. I connect and collaborate with my clients during their healing journey to address their current lives, and any personal history that continues to impact daily life.
(548) 409-0352 View (548) 409-0352
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Trish Meekins
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW, CYC, CCH
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K
I have been a counsellor and a teacher for over 25 years and look forward to meeting people and assisting them with their life journey. I have a lot of experience with young people but based on my knowledge and life experience I feel confident in addressing all issues that people tend to face in life. I offer individual, couple and family therapy and offer groups regularly. Being that my education and life experience is based on the whole person I am better able to assess for next steps.
I have been a counsellor and a teacher for over 25 years and look forward to meeting people and assisting them with their life journey. I have a lot of experience with young people but based on my knowledge and life experience I feel confident in addressing all issues that people tend to face in life. I offer individual, couple and family therapy and offer groups regularly. Being that my education and life experience is based on the whole person I am better able to assess for next steps.
(226) 909-3160 View (226) 909-3160
Photo of May Tettero - Saugeen Counselling & Psychotherapy, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Saugeen Counselling & Psychotherapy
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K
You are a good, kind person who struggles with situations that cause you confusion and pain. Perhaps you are a parent concerned about your child or teen's behaviours and moods. Maybe you are struggling with feeling down, anxious or inadequate. Or there is conflict and distance in your relationship that is causing you concern. Therapy is an effective way to overcome difficulties with emotions, thoughts and relationships. Sometimes the hardest relationship is with ourselves. Therapy can help you bounce back, increase your joy, and create healthy connections with the people you love.
You are a good, kind person who struggles with situations that cause you confusion and pain. Perhaps you are a parent concerned about your child or teen's behaviours and moods. Maybe you are struggling with feeling down, anxious or inadequate. Or there is conflict and distance in your relationship that is causing you concern. Therapy is an effective way to overcome difficulties with emotions, thoughts and relationships. Sometimes the hardest relationship is with ourselves. Therapy can help you bounce back, increase your joy, and create healthy connections with the people you love.
(226) 270-7960 View (226) 270-7960
Photo of Brooke Green, MACP, BA, Registered Psychotherapist
Brooke Green
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, BA
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Waitlist for new clients
I am committed to providing a safe and nurturing space for women to explore their inner worlds, heal from past wounds, and thrive in their lives. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges and experiences that women face, I offer a women-centered approach to therapy that honours each individual's journey. My practice is rooted in supporting women through empowerment, empathy, and understanding. Whether you're navigating life transitions, struggling with self-esteem, coping with trauma, or seeking support for relationship issues, I am here to walk alongside you every step of the way.
I am committed to providing a safe and nurturing space for women to explore their inner worlds, heal from past wounds, and thrive in their lives. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges and experiences that women face, I offer a women-centered approach to therapy that honours each individual's journey. My practice is rooted in supporting women through empowerment, empathy, and understanding. Whether you're navigating life transitions, struggling with self-esteem, coping with trauma, or seeking support for relationship issues, I am here to walk alongside you every step of the way.
(226) 455-1609 View (226) 455-1609
Photo of Larissa Noble, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Larissa Noble
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Thank you for reaching out. My passion as a therapist is supporting individuals and couples from a non judgmental stance who are struggling with relationship and self. I am dedicated to helping individuals and couples build connection, repair infidelity, and I also provide sex therapy. Often times, relational challenges stem from trauma in childhood and from attachment wounds. Together we will work together to bring back love and intimacy to your partnership or marriage or we will find alternative ways to move forward gently and kindly. No matter how difficult life feels now, I assure you I am here to help.
Thank you for reaching out. My passion as a therapist is supporting individuals and couples from a non judgmental stance who are struggling with relationship and self. I am dedicated to helping individuals and couples build connection, repair infidelity, and I also provide sex therapy. Often times, relational challenges stem from trauma in childhood and from attachment wounds. Together we will work together to bring back love and intimacy to your partnership or marriage or we will find alternative ways to move forward gently and kindly. No matter how difficult life feels now, I assure you I am here to help.
(226) 910-0888 View (226) 910-0888
Photo of Karah Marie Kirkland, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Karah Marie Kirkland
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Karah Kirkland is an experienced Social Worker ( 30 yrs -BSW,. MSW.,) who has been trained in/practices: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT Couples) and other relaxation based modalities. Karah has had the privilege of working in various sectors of social work including : child welfare, developmental disabilities, ASD, children/adolescent/adult mental health, community / medical (Family Health Team) and private therapy. Karah loves to meet new clients for what she can learn from them and she loves to see clients gain insight and grow.
Karah Kirkland is an experienced Social Worker ( 30 yrs -BSW,. MSW.,) who has been trained in/practices: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotionally Focused Couples Therapy (EFT Couples) and other relaxation based modalities. Karah has had the privilege of working in various sectors of social work including : child welfare, developmental disabilities, ASD, children/adolescent/adult mental health, community / medical (Family Health Team) and private therapy. Karah loves to meet new clients for what she can learn from them and she loves to see clients gain insight and grow.
(226) 796-5675 View (226) 796-5675
Photo of Amy Tremblay, RP, MACP, DipED, BA, Registered Psychotherapist
Amy Tremblay
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP, DipED, BA
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K
I use a wide range of therapeutic interventions that best fit each client’s needs. My client-centred practice located in the heart of downtown Owen Sound and provides a calm environment in which clients can feel at home and comfortable. I am dedicated to helping facilitate change in my sessions and I look forward to meeting potential clients and working with them to achieve their therapeutic goals.
I use a wide range of therapeutic interventions that best fit each client’s needs. My client-centred practice located in the heart of downtown Owen Sound and provides a calm environment in which clients can feel at home and comfortable. I am dedicated to helping facilitate change in my sessions and I look forward to meeting potential clients and working with them to achieve their therapeutic goals.
(249) 500-4897 View (249) 500-4897
Photo of Jackie Hoekstra, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Jackie Hoekstra
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K
My desire is to walk alongside you in whatever struggles you are facing. Everyone faces periods in their life when obstacles feel unmanageable and the path forward is unclear. Whether you are grappling with depression or anxiety, relational conflicts, couples counselling, parenting difficulties, trauma, addiction, self-esteem and self worth, or undergoing grief and loss, we can forge a path forward together by collectively looking at your strengths and exploring possibilities for health and healing. My goal is to help clients live happier, healthier and more productive lives.
My desire is to walk alongside you in whatever struggles you are facing. Everyone faces periods in their life when obstacles feel unmanageable and the path forward is unclear. Whether you are grappling with depression or anxiety, relational conflicts, couples counselling, parenting difficulties, trauma, addiction, self-esteem and self worth, or undergoing grief and loss, we can forge a path forward together by collectively looking at your strengths and exploring possibilities for health and healing. My goal is to help clients live happier, healthier and more productive lives.
(548) 490-8962 View (548) 490-8962
Photo of Chenelle Loveday-Wight, MACP, Hons BA, Registered Psychotherapist
Chenelle Loveday-Wight
Registered Psychotherapist, MACP, Hons BA
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K  (Online Only)
I am a Registered Psychotherapist working in the Grey County area that I have always called home. I offer a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for my clients virtually or in person, where we can work together collaboratively to identify and achieve their goals with positive solutions that fit their individual lifestyles. Working from a holistic perspective, I like to help individuals reflect on all of the diverse factors related to their challenges, but also those contributing to their strengths. Flexible scheduling is available with day and evening appointments.
I am a Registered Psychotherapist working in the Grey County area that I have always called home. I offer a safe, supportive, and welcoming environment for my clients virtually or in person, where we can work together collaboratively to identify and achieve their goals with positive solutions that fit their individual lifestyles. Working from a holistic perspective, I like to help individuals reflect on all of the diverse factors related to their challenges, but also those contributing to their strengths. Flexible scheduling is available with day and evening appointments.
(226) 909-3020 View (226) 909-3020
Photo of Deborah Webster, HBA, BEd, MEd, MACP, Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Deborah Webster
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), HBA, BEd, MEd, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Change is difficult, even more so when it is not in your plan. During this unprecedented time of world change, you may be noticing your own emotional, physical and behavioural differences. These changes may be symptoms of present or past anxiety, depression or grief. If left unattended, these symptoms will eventually impact your relationships and overall well-being. You do not have to travel this unique journey on your own. I will provide a non-judgmental, caring and, hopeful environment. I strive for an authentic experience, for you to be heard and, ensure that you know your concerns are valued and understood.
Change is difficult, even more so when it is not in your plan. During this unprecedented time of world change, you may be noticing your own emotional, physical and behavioural differences. These changes may be symptoms of present or past anxiety, depression or grief. If left unattended, these symptoms will eventually impact your relationships and overall well-being. You do not have to travel this unique journey on your own. I will provide a non-judgmental, caring and, hopeful environment. I strive for an authentic experience, for you to be heard and, ensure that you know your concerns are valued and understood.
(226) 270-6903 View (226) 270-6903
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Inner Roots Psychotherapy
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, RP
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Waitlist for new clients
Are you searching for a place to talk about, and better understand, something difficult you’ve been struggling with? Or to work towards your personal goals? Do you need a genuinely caring environment to help alleviate negative thoughts, stress, or anxiety? Are you experiencing grief or a difficult life stressor or transition? Parenting stress, or mood changes during pregnancy or postpartum? Feeling not yourself, depressed, or anxious? Have you experienced trauma that is negatively impacting your mental health?
Are you searching for a place to talk about, and better understand, something difficult you’ve been struggling with? Or to work towards your personal goals? Do you need a genuinely caring environment to help alleviate negative thoughts, stress, or anxiety? Are you experiencing grief or a difficult life stressor or transition? Parenting stress, or mood changes during pregnancy or postpartum? Feeling not yourself, depressed, or anxious? Have you experienced trauma that is negatively impacting your mental health?
(226) 910-0861 View (226) 910-0861
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Cassandra DesJardine (Nourishing Change Psychotherapy)
Registered Social Worker, Hon BA, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K
When was the last time you were able to look in the mirror and speak kindly to yourself? Eat your favourite food without feeling fear, guilt or shame? Be present, and enjoy yourself without constantly overthinking or comparing yourself to others? If you are tired of being ruled by anxious thoughts, or want to have an improved relationship with food & your body, OR you are the parent of a teen who is struggling in this way, I encourage you to reach out. Together, we can work on strengthening your confidence, and freeing up more energy and space for the things that matter most to you - so you can get back to living life fully again.
When was the last time you were able to look in the mirror and speak kindly to yourself? Eat your favourite food without feeling fear, guilt or shame? Be present, and enjoy yourself without constantly overthinking or comparing yourself to others? If you are tired of being ruled by anxious thoughts, or want to have an improved relationship with food & your body, OR you are the parent of a teen who is struggling in this way, I encourage you to reach out. Together, we can work on strengthening your confidence, and freeing up more energy and space for the things that matter most to you - so you can get back to living life fully again.
(226) 778-2062 View (226) 778-2062
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Ian Heft
Registered Psychotherapist, MA, MA(CP), RP
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Now offering Accelerated Resolution Therapy - an evidence-based treatment for PTSD that is revolutionizing how trauma is treated and that has been seen in studies to be up to 80% effective at CURING post-traumatic stress disorder in as little as one session (average of 3).
Now offering Accelerated Resolution Therapy - an evidence-based treatment for PTSD that is revolutionizing how trauma is treated and that has been seen in studies to be up to 80% effective at CURING post-traumatic stress disorder in as little as one session (average of 3).
(548) 484-5519 View (548) 484-5519
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Jeffi Farquharson
Registered Psychotherapist, RP, MACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Owen Sound, ON N4K  (Online Only)
If you are dealing with the fallout of having been betrayed or violated by an important person or institution in your life, therapy can help you make sense of it all and begin to find healing. Life experiences like this can leave you feeling overwhelmed and questioning everything you thought you knew about yourself and the world. You might even wonder if anything can really help. I support people who are working through anxiety, burnout, ADHD, grief, trauma, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, religious abuse, dissociation, interpersonal violence, and more. People of all genders, sexualities, and abilities are warmly welcomed.
If you are dealing with the fallout of having been betrayed or violated by an important person or institution in your life, therapy can help you make sense of it all and begin to find healing. Life experiences like this can leave you feeling overwhelmed and questioning everything you thought you knew about yourself and the world. You might even wonder if anything can really help. I support people who are working through anxiety, burnout, ADHD, grief, trauma, emotional abuse, sexual abuse, religious abuse, dissociation, interpersonal violence, and more. People of all genders, sexualities, and abilities are warmly welcomed.
(548) 490-5008 View (548) 490-5008
Photo of Amy Bowins, BA Hons, BSW, MSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker
Amy Bowins
Registered Social Worker, BA Hons, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K  (Online Only)
I have 19 years of experience as a Registered Social Worker providing treatment for individuals who are experiencing a range of struggles including; relationship breakdown, stress, anxiety, substance use, and sleep difficulties. Seeking help and support feels scary and it takes courage to reach out. I would like to help you embrace your inherent resilience and expand your inner strength. Existing in a place of distress is mentally exhausting, emotionally taxing and physically draining. There is another way, and you have it within you to discover there is more to life than merely existing.
I have 19 years of experience as a Registered Social Worker providing treatment for individuals who are experiencing a range of struggles including; relationship breakdown, stress, anxiety, substance use, and sleep difficulties. Seeking help and support feels scary and it takes courage to reach out. I would like to help you embrace your inherent resilience and expand your inner strength. Existing in a place of distress is mentally exhausting, emotionally taxing and physically draining. There is another way, and you have it within you to discover there is more to life than merely existing.
(226) 455-9384 View (226) 455-9384
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Heather Prescott
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, NP, MSc
Verified Verified
Owen Sound, ON N4K
My therapeutic approach with individuals rests on the belief that everyone is doing the best they can with the tools and resources they have at any given moment. I provide a safe, respectful, and non-judgmental space to be seen, heard, and understood. My mission is to provide clients with an accessible and supportive space to reclaim their bodies and empower their own health and healing with an emphasis on choice and safety.
My therapeutic approach with individuals rests on the belief that everyone is doing the best they can with the tools and resources they have at any given moment. I provide a safe, respectful, and non-judgmental space to be seen, heard, and understood. My mission is to provide clients with an accessible and supportive space to reclaim their bodies and empower their own health and healing with an emphasis on choice and safety.
(226) 212-7748 View (226) 212-7748
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Tayra MacMillan
Registered Social Worker, BSW, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Whatever thinking and behaviours you find problematic that have become interwoven in your daily living, you can unlearn. It will not be easy to learn new behaviours, ways of thinking, and communication, but the brain is capable of forming new pathways. You are capable of change. A lot of hard work and introspection are involved, and you may experience setbacks. This is part of healing. I am here to help in this process to make connections from your past, guide you in your present and support you to take charge to improve the outcomes of your future.
Whatever thinking and behaviours you find problematic that have become interwoven in your daily living, you can unlearn. It will not be easy to learn new behaviours, ways of thinking, and communication, but the brain is capable of forming new pathways. You are capable of change. A lot of hard work and introspection are involved, and you may experience setbacks. This is part of healing. I am here to help in this process to make connections from your past, guide you in your present and support you to take charge to improve the outcomes of your future.
(548) 900-5819 View (548) 900-5819
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Shawna Banville, Art-Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying), BA, AT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Owen Sound, ON N4K
Art Therapy is a mindful attuning and leaning into the creative process in the present moment in the context of a safe and nurturing therapeutic relationship. Art Therapy provides opportunities for verbal and non-verbal expression of thoughts and feelings as well as reflection, interpretation, mirroring, reframing, self mastery, revealing unconscious meanings and ultimately personal discovery and transformation. My approach is relational, client centered, trauma informed, culturally sensitive, compassionate inquiry informed, as well as rooted in mindfulness, motivational interviewing, somatic approaches, psychoeducation, and DBT.
Art Therapy is a mindful attuning and leaning into the creative process in the present moment in the context of a safe and nurturing therapeutic relationship. Art Therapy provides opportunities for verbal and non-verbal expression of thoughts and feelings as well as reflection, interpretation, mirroring, reframing, self mastery, revealing unconscious meanings and ultimately personal discovery and transformation. My approach is relational, client centered, trauma informed, culturally sensitive, compassionate inquiry informed, as well as rooted in mindfulness, motivational interviewing, somatic approaches, psychoeducation, and DBT.
(548) 488-3609 View (548) 488-3609
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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.