Secure online therapy (also called teletherapy) is a convenient way to access individual and relationship counselling with a Registered Psychotherapist and lets you meet in the privacy and comfort of your own home or office. This eliminates commute time frustration so common in large metropolitan areas. It also makes it possible to sustain regular therapy sessions whether you live at a distance, or frequently travel.
No therapy format is right for everyone and this applies to online therapy as well. Online therapy may be right for you if you have a private confidential space in which to meet online (which includes secure internet service); if you have a strong internet connection, and a computer that is set up with video and audio.
We will use a secure real-time videoconferencing software, specifically developed for health care professionals. Online therapy software addresses Canadian Health Information privacy concerns.
Once you decide you want to engage in online therapy and have set an appointment in my online scheduler, I will send you instructions on how to connect to my secure online office. You can test your system for video and audio quality and we can test it together before your first appointment for a few minutes as well. If you have used Zoom, Facetime or any other online video communication program, you will feel very comfortable with online therapy.
When your appointment time is at hand, just log in to the secure online office. I will see your name appear (that you "have arrived" for your appointment) and will connect with you. I may be in session with another client just before your appointment, so imagine you are in a “waiting room” and I will greet you.
If you find that your audio/video setup is not sufficient for you (and your partner if in a couple session) to sit back a bit from the computer so that I can see and hear you both clearly, then you may want to get a more powerful video connection. I can recommend cameras that may provide better transmission.
If you have further questions please call or email me. I'll be happy to help!
(613) 707 2077 Greater Kingston Area
(647) 646 0080 Greater Toronto Area
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Although still emerging as a new service alternative, you’ve probably heard of online Video Therapy or Teletherapy.
I hope this overview of my video-based online therapy services will help you in determining whether Teletherapy may be right for you.
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