Do you need support, but can’t make it to an in-person appointment? Would you feel safer being able to access your appointments from home? Are you a busy stay-at-home or working parent, and don’t have the time to drive across town for an appointment? Do you live in a more rural area, or maybe you just prefer to do things virtually?
If so, I can help you through virtual therapy, or teletherapy. Teletherapy has the same purpose or intention as psychological treatment sessions that are conducted in person and is just as effective. It allows me to provide counselling and therapy to my clients via live video conferencing using a secure platform. This can be done anywhere you have a computer or smartphone. If video is not your preference, we can also connect over the phone.
For video sessions, your psychologist will send you a link to join the video session. Once you click the link, you will enter your psychologist’s virtual waiting room until your psychologist starts the session. You will be able to see and hear each other, as long as your cameras and microphones are turned on. You will need a compatible computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone with internet access and audio and webcam ability. You will also need to have access to a phone in case of internet disconnection or technological interruptions during video sessions. For phone sessions, your psychologist will call you at your scheduled session time.
With virtual care, you no longer have to worry about bad weather, white-knuckling it to get to an appointment in rush hour traffic or a snowstorm, and you can still access support while you are out of town. It can be beneficial if getting to a traditional in-person appointment is not convenient, or you simply would just prefer doing virtual appointments.
Teletherapy is accessible, convenient, and safe. Reach out today to see if virtual therapy is the right fit for you!