Online Counselling for Charlottetown

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Strength Counselling Services
Counsellor, MEd, RCC, CCC, RSW, RP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1E  (Online Only)
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
We are an online counselling agency so do not provide services in person. Strength Counselling Services has licensed, experienced therapists who use evidence-based practices, prioritize client needs, and maintain ethical standards. We offer culturally sensitive, affordable services in a supportive environment. We offer a comprehensive goals assessment, regularly assess progress, and collaborate with other professionals. We provide transparency in our fees and for thirteen years now have held a positive reputation of trust, and client success. Lastly, ensuring our clients' privacy and confidentiality are of utmost importance to us.
(604) 243-9824 View (604) 243-9824
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Donna Louise Wigmore
CT, CCC, MEd
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Taking new clients. Offering later day and Saturday morning sessions. It is an honour to join people in their healing in a therapeutic relationship based on compassion and hope. This provides the potential for recovery from anxiety, depression, or other impacts of trauma. Perhaps things overwhelmed your nervous system and to cope you developed patterns that are no longer wanted. From this perspective, your behaviour makes sense. You can learn to regulate your nervous system, process the past, and change these patterns. If you are not showing up the way you want to in your life, we can work to change this.
Taking new clients. Offering later day and Saturday morning sessions. It is an honour to join people in their healing in a therapeutic relationship based on compassion and hope. This provides the potential for recovery from anxiety, depression, or other impacts of trauma. Perhaps things overwhelmed your nervous system and to cope you developed patterns that are no longer wanted. From this perspective, your behaviour makes sense. You can learn to regulate your nervous system, process the past, and change these patterns. If you are not showing up the way you want to in your life, we can work to change this.
(431) 341-0687 View (431) 341-0687
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Angelina S. MacLellan-Muise
Psychologist, MA
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1E  (Online Only)
Accepting a limited number of individual and couples for virtual appointments starting Fall 2024 (updated June 2024). I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work primarily with adults and couples. I have formal training and experience facilitating treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety and/or mood issues, relationship issues, and adjustment issues (e.g., separation, family changes, educational/career changes). I can also assist individuals who are coping with grief, stress, and burnout. I am trained in Emotion Focused Couples (EFT-C) therapy and work with couples to improve communication and build connection.
Accepting a limited number of individual and couples for virtual appointments starting Fall 2024 (updated June 2024). I take a collaborative approach to therapy and work primarily with adults and couples. I have formal training and experience facilitating treatment for individuals experiencing anxiety and/or mood issues, relationship issues, and adjustment issues (e.g., separation, family changes, educational/career changes). I can also assist individuals who are coping with grief, stress, and burnout. I am trained in Emotion Focused Couples (EFT-C) therapy and work with couples to improve communication and build connection.
(902) 702-3813 View (902) 702-3813
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Megan Peters
Counsellor, MACP, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1E
Waitlist for new clients
Hi my name is Megan and I am a Counselling Therapist in PEI. I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I then pursued a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I picked this profession because I saw the need for more mental health professionals on the Island and I wanted to help fill the gap.
Hi my name is Megan and I am a Counselling Therapist in PEI. I have a Bachelor of Science in Biology and a Bachelor of Science in Psychology. I then pursued a Master of Arts in Counselling Psychology. I picked this profession because I saw the need for more mental health professionals on the Island and I wanted to help fill the gap.
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Rachel MacLeod
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1E
Waitlist for new clients
My main goal is to ensure you feel safe, heard, and empowered. I take a person-centred, strength-based approach to counselling that takes into account all the different facets of a person and their life and how that can affect their mental health. I appreciate how challenging it can be to reach out for help and support, by contacting me you will be met with compassion, empathy, and a willingness to work together to reach your goals.
My main goal is to ensure you feel safe, heard, and empowered. I take a person-centred, strength-based approach to counselling that takes into account all the different facets of a person and their life and how that can affect their mental health. I appreciate how challenging it can be to reach out for help and support, by contacting me you will be met with compassion, empathy, and a willingness to work together to reach your goals.
(506) 404-3382 View (506) 404-3382
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Colleen Mahar Counselling Services
Counsellor, RSW, MEd, CT
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1E
Colleen Mahar Counselling Services provides mental health and wellness support counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. Professional, training certified, skilled and empathetic, Colleen specializes in improving personal, family and work-related issues. Whether you’re in need of understanding, guidance, or tools to move forward, Colleen will help you realize your goals.
Colleen Mahar Counselling Services provides mental health and wellness support counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space. Professional, training certified, skilled and empathetic, Colleen specializes in improving personal, family and work-related issues. Whether you’re in need of understanding, guidance, or tools to move forward, Colleen will help you realize your goals.
(902) 213-3392 View (902) 213-3392
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Judy Gail Gillis
Counsellor, MC, CT, CCC
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I am seeking clients who are motivated to work on their healing journey, who have depression, anxiety, relationship, and / or behavioural problems, who struggle with repetitive thoughts and / or behaviours that interfere with their daily lives, and / or who have experienced trauma (either in childhood or more recently). If this describes you, please call me or visit my website to see if we might be a good fit for each other.
I am seeking clients who are motivated to work on their healing journey, who have depression, anxiety, relationship, and / or behavioural problems, who struggle with repetitive thoughts and / or behaviours that interfere with their daily lives, and / or who have experienced trauma (either in childhood or more recently). If this describes you, please call me or visit my website to see if we might be a good fit for each other.
(778) 653-7575 View (778) 653-7575
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Lindsay Porter
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
*In person sessions available* Reaching out for professional support can be the first step towards creating effective, lasting changes in areas of life that are meaningful to you. I offer 15 years of experience working with adults and youth in various clinical mental health settings. A compassion driven, strengths based approach serves as the foundation to my practice. Approachability, empathy and authenticity are qualities that I bring to the therapeutic relationship.
*In person sessions available* Reaching out for professional support can be the first step towards creating effective, lasting changes in areas of life that are meaningful to you. I offer 15 years of experience working with adults and youth in various clinical mental health settings. A compassion driven, strengths based approach serves as the foundation to my practice. Approachability, empathy and authenticity are qualities that I bring to the therapeutic relationship.
(902) 314-5534 View (902) 314-5534
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Cheryl Ruth Cannon
Registered Social Worker, MSW, RSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Feeling Blue, out of sorts, unable to concentrate, feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Perhaps you are being pulled in many directions. You may be depressed or dealing with an interpersonal problem. Are there times you are feeling irritated and ready to burst at the seams. Are you dealing with a loss in your life or a family member with a substance abuse issue. Counselling can assist you with determining the problem and develop healthy ways of coping and learn self care techniques. Anxiety can appear when we avoid our feelings and stuff them deep inside. Learn how to set healthy boundaries and ask for what we need from others.
Feeling Blue, out of sorts, unable to concentrate, feeling stressed or overwhelmed. Perhaps you are being pulled in many directions. You may be depressed or dealing with an interpersonal problem. Are there times you are feeling irritated and ready to burst at the seams. Are you dealing with a loss in your life or a family member with a substance abuse issue. Counselling can assist you with determining the problem and develop healthy ways of coping and learn self care techniques. Anxiety can appear when we avoid our feelings and stuff them deep inside. Learn how to set healthy boundaries and ask for what we need from others.
(226) 401-8245 View (226) 401-8245
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Colleen Mac Dougall
Psychologist, PhD
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
My Commitment: I will listen; I will care. I will see you for who you are and understand you (still) have dreams for your life: redefine your work, process the pain of separation/divorce, travel to expand your worldview, grow in your relationships. Changes may be demanded of you: illness, burn-out, physical/mental/emotional/spiritual suffering from trauma, grieving and celebrations of life, restoring in you what war has broken in soul and spirit. I create a safe space for you to work through emotions (anxiety/fear, depression) and barriers (race-related, age, health, ability) and choose how you want to live the rest of your life.
My Commitment: I will listen; I will care. I will see you for who you are and understand you (still) have dreams for your life: redefine your work, process the pain of separation/divorce, travel to expand your worldview, grow in your relationships. Changes may be demanded of you: illness, burn-out, physical/mental/emotional/spiritual suffering from trauma, grieving and celebrations of life, restoring in you what war has broken in soul and spirit. I create a safe space for you to work through emotions (anxiety/fear, depression) and barriers (race-related, age, health, ability) and choose how you want to live the rest of your life.
(819) 414-1838 View (819) 414-1838
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Bob Davies
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, LCT, CCTPEI
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A  (Online Only)
I am accepting new clients - We are all equipped to defeat our depression, anxiety and anger; however sometimes we get 'stuck' and need a counselling therapist to help us get 'unstuck'. It is possible to find self-therapy such as CBT therapy to help us get 'unstuck'. We need a therapy that we can take home, that we can take to work with us and into our relationships. We want a therapy with techniques we can apply to gain mastery over our thoughts. We want a therapy to help us push through any beliefs and attitudes that are stopping us from growing. Most of all, we need a therapy that can teach us how..
I am accepting new clients - We are all equipped to defeat our depression, anxiety and anger; however sometimes we get 'stuck' and need a counselling therapist to help us get 'unstuck'. It is possible to find self-therapy such as CBT therapy to help us get 'unstuck'. We need a therapy that we can take home, that we can take to work with us and into our relationships. We want a therapy with techniques we can apply to gain mastery over our thoughts. We want a therapy to help us push through any beliefs and attitudes that are stopping us from growing. Most of all, we need a therapy that can teach us how..
(902) 904-5725 View (902) 904-5725
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Calm Shores Counselling
Registered Social Worker, RSW/MSW, BSW, BA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A  (Online Only)
The world today is complex. It can be overwhelming to navigate relationships, work, school, friends, and readjusting to post-pandemic life. Some problems overwhelm us (whether they are current or from our past) and reduce our typical abilities to cope and feel happy. Jacqueline believes you are the expert in your own life, and as such asks you the pertinent questions so that you may find your own unique strategies and solutions. Jacqueline is an empathetic listener, respectful, and kind. She truly cares and wants to help you achieve your goals.
The world today is complex. It can be overwhelming to navigate relationships, work, school, friends, and readjusting to post-pandemic life. Some problems overwhelm us (whether they are current or from our past) and reduce our typical abilities to cope and feel happy. Jacqueline believes you are the expert in your own life, and as such asks you the pertinent questions so that you may find your own unique strategies and solutions. Jacqueline is an empathetic listener, respectful, and kind. She truly cares and wants to help you achieve your goals.
(581) 333-7321 View (581) 333-7321
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Seeds of Hope Counselling Shelly Mann
Counsellor, MEd, MC, CT, CCC
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1E
We all go through difficult times in our lives. It is part of being human. Sometimes challenges are short-lived and we are able to overcome them on our own. But sometimes the challenges we face are too big, or complex, and despite our best efforts, we need help. It doesn't mean we are weak. It takes courage to reach out for help. And I am here to help you. Welcome to Seeds of Hope Counselling! I am a counselling therapist who specializes in individualized counselling for women, men, and youth. I am excited about the possibility of getting to know you and helping you on your journey to better mental health.
We all go through difficult times in our lives. It is part of being human. Sometimes challenges are short-lived and we are able to overcome them on our own. But sometimes the challenges we face are too big, or complex, and despite our best efforts, we need help. It doesn't mean we are weak. It takes courage to reach out for help. And I am here to help you. Welcome to Seeds of Hope Counselling! I am a counselling therapist who specializes in individualized counselling for women, men, and youth. I am excited about the possibility of getting to know you and helping you on your journey to better mental health.
(902) 892-6693 View (902) 892-6693
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Taylor Walsh
Counsellor, MA, CCC, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Now more than ever, our lives are full of uncertainty. Navigating relationships, managing anxiety, and finding joy may be more challenging than before. It can be lonely trying to go through all of this by yourself. Having someone to share your journey with and help you process the challenges, changes, and unknowns of your life may help you find the peace that you've been missing.
Now more than ever, our lives are full of uncertainty. Navigating relationships, managing anxiety, and finding joy may be more challenging than before. It can be lonely trying to go through all of this by yourself. Having someone to share your journey with and help you process the challenges, changes, and unknowns of your life may help you find the peace that you've been missing.
(902) 906-5084 View (902) 906-5084
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Changing Steps Child and Family Counselling
Counsellor, CPT-S, RP, RSW, RCT, CT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
We Are Accepting NEW Clients. Changing Steps Child and Family Counselling is a clinic that offers face to face and virtual services for the whole family. We have clinicians who specialize in Play Therapy, Theraplay informed interventions, trauma treatment /DBT/ Gottman Couples Counselling. Our therapists are Registered PEI Counselling Therapists and PEI Social Workers. You are matched with a therapist that provides the model of therapy you require at a time that works for your schedule.
We Are Accepting NEW Clients. Changing Steps Child and Family Counselling is a clinic that offers face to face and virtual services for the whole family. We have clinicians who specialize in Play Therapy, Theraplay informed interventions, trauma treatment /DBT/ Gottman Couples Counselling. Our therapists are Registered PEI Counselling Therapists and PEI Social Workers. You are matched with a therapist that provides the model of therapy you require at a time that works for your schedule.
(902) 903-2306 View (902) 903-2306
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Brianne Shea
Counsellor, MEd, CCC, CT
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Waitlist for new clients
In a crowded room you can feel completely alone. Disenchanted with the current life you are living and tethered to experiences and hurts of the past. You want to build relationships with those around you but end up in the same cycle of self-sabotage. Exhausted by the high expectations you hold for yourself and overcompensating for the benefit of others. Your wants and needs have taken a backseat for too long. It’s time for a change.
In a crowded room you can feel completely alone. Disenchanted with the current life you are living and tethered to experiences and hurts of the past. You want to build relationships with those around you but end up in the same cycle of self-sabotage. Exhausted by the high expectations you hold for yourself and overcompensating for the benefit of others. Your wants and needs have taken a backseat for too long. It’s time for a change.
(778) 200-7704 View (778) 200-7704
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Mary Ellen MacLeod
RSW, BSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Are you concerned that anxiety is interfering in your life? Do you struggle with self criticism? Overthinking? Negativity? Sleeplessness? Panic attacks? I can help you learn healthy coping skills, mindfulness, self care and confidence building which will create more inner peace, positivity and overall wellness.
Are you concerned that anxiety is interfering in your life? Do you struggle with self criticism? Overthinking? Negativity? Sleeplessness? Panic attacks? I can help you learn healthy coping skills, mindfulness, self care and confidence building which will create more inner peace, positivity and overall wellness.
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Taylor MacDougall
Counsellor, MA, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
It feels like you've tried everything and nothing has been good enough. You feel lost and overwhelmed trying to navigate the challenges, stresses, and obstacles that keep showing up. You dream of living a life you feel good about, where you can manage life's hardships with confidence and resilience. You want your life to be meaningful and fulfilling. You know you need to make changes in your life to get there, but you aren't sure what needs to change or how to start. Choosing a therapist to help you figure it out and guide you in living the life you want is a big step. I'm here to help you, guide you, and support you.
It feels like you've tried everything and nothing has been good enough. You feel lost and overwhelmed trying to navigate the challenges, stresses, and obstacles that keep showing up. You dream of living a life you feel good about, where you can manage life's hardships with confidence and resilience. You want your life to be meaningful and fulfilling. You know you need to make changes in your life to get there, but you aren't sure what needs to change or how to start. Choosing a therapist to help you figure it out and guide you in living the life you want is a big step. I'm here to help you, guide you, and support you.
(365) 658-1530 View (365) 658-1530
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Robyn Christine MacDonald
Counsellor, MA, CT, CCC
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Whether you are dealing with more recent difficulties or what seem like life-long issues, I want to help you find strategies, tools, and perspectives that allows you to take the unmanageable and make it manageable. I believe that the client is the expert on their own life, and therapy should be motivated by the goals and issues that are important to them. If you are feeling lost or unsure which direction you want to move in, that is okay too! We can collaboratively explore and experiment to find a meaningful path forward. I have experience working with clients of all ages, and especially enjoy working with children and teenagers.
Whether you are dealing with more recent difficulties or what seem like life-long issues, I want to help you find strategies, tools, and perspectives that allows you to take the unmanageable and make it manageable. I believe that the client is the expert on their own life, and therapy should be motivated by the goals and issues that are important to them. If you are feeling lost or unsure which direction you want to move in, that is okay too! We can collaboratively explore and experiment to find a meaningful path forward. I have experience working with clients of all ages, and especially enjoy working with children and teenagers.
(782) 824-4115 View (782) 824-4115
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Justin Gregory MacArthur
Counsellor, MC, CCC, CT
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I work collaboratively and compassionately with clients towards their goals. I'm an expert in mental health and you're an expert in YOU, so let's work together toward what matters most to you.
I work collaboratively and compassionately with clients towards their goals. I'm an expert in mental health and you're an expert in YOU, so let's work together toward what matters most to you.
(587) 742-2430 View (587) 742-2430
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Joelle Murphy
Counsellor, MA, CT
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I am here to create a safe and warm environment to support your specific needs. I provide a secure space that allows us to explore your experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Together, we can strive to facilitate change by working on managing symptoms, developing coping strategies, enhancing personal growth, and attaining desirable goals. I have experience working with individuals of various ages on anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, anger, and self-esteem.
I am here to create a safe and warm environment to support your specific needs. I provide a secure space that allows us to explore your experiences, thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. Together, we can strive to facilitate change by working on managing symptoms, developing coping strategies, enhancing personal growth, and attaining desirable goals. I have experience working with individuals of various ages on anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, anger, and self-esteem.
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Jeni Mutch
Pre-Licensed Professional, BA, BEd, MEd
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Charlottetown, PE C1A
I have been in the education field for a number of years, and love supporting people in reaching their goals and improving their life. I returned back to school to pursue a counselling degree. As a counselling intern, I provide a safe, respected and non-judgmental environment where you can share your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a confidential, trusting and caring space.
I have been in the education field for a number of years, and love supporting people in reaching their goals and improving their life. I returned back to school to pursue a counselling degree. As a counselling intern, I provide a safe, respected and non-judgmental environment where you can share your thoughts, feelings and behaviours in a confidential, trusting and caring space.
(548) 457-1105 View (548) 457-1105
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Kevin William Grant
Counsellor, MA, RCT, RP, RPC
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A  (Online Only)
Using an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy and life coaching, I guide you towards transformational steps for a positive, balanced, and fulfilling life. My integrated approach combines psychodynamic, narrative, solution-focused, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioural therapies for a personalized experience. Specializing in 'depth therapy,' I uncover root causes of emotional distress in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. As a licensed Counselling Therapist in PEI, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, and Registered Professional Counsellor (CPCA), I bring extensive expertise to support your growth.
Using an action-oriented approach to psychotherapy and life coaching, I guide you towards transformational steps for a positive, balanced, and fulfilling life. My integrated approach combines psychodynamic, narrative, solution-focused, trauma-informed, and cognitive-behavioural therapies for a personalized experience. Specializing in 'depth therapy,' I uncover root causes of emotional distress in a safe, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. As a licensed Counselling Therapist in PEI, Registered Psychotherapist in Ontario, and Registered Professional Counsellor (CPCA), I bring extensive expertise to support your growth.
(902) 812-6995 View (902) 812-6995
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Kristen Sherman
Counsellor, MA, CT, CCC
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Waitlist for new clients
Are you ready to make positive changes in your life? I specialize in working with adults (18+), both individuals and couples, to address a wide range of concerns, pertaining to self-esteem, social and relational challenges, caregiving, anxiety, depression, intimacy, trauma, grief, workplace difficulties, and life transitions. My goal is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you can express yourself freely and gain deep insights into your needs and personal growth.
Are you ready to make positive changes in your life? I specialize in working with adults (18+), both individuals and couples, to address a wide range of concerns, pertaining to self-esteem, social and relational challenges, caregiving, anxiety, depression, intimacy, trauma, grief, workplace difficulties, and life transitions. My goal is to provide a safe and welcoming environment where you can express yourself freely and gain deep insights into your needs and personal growth.
(506) 315-4441 View (506) 315-4441
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Sheila Doyle-Hogan
Registered Social Worker, RSW, MSW
Verified Verified
Charlottetown, PE C1A
Are you a teen or young adult feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, experiencing panic attacks, or overthinking? Are your struggles and anxiety interfering with your everyday living? Therapy can help! It provides an opportunity to stop, reflect, and talk openly while learning new coping skills.
Are you a teen or young adult feeling overwhelmed, stressed, anxious, experiencing panic attacks, or overthinking? Are your struggles and anxiety interfering with your everyday living? Therapy can help! It provides an opportunity to stop, reflect, and talk openly while learning new coping skills.
(343) 453-5095 View (343) 453-5095
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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.