The current situation is unprecedented and is impacting our society and the world in many ways – from going to the supermarkets, retail stores, malls, and restaurants, to receiving health care services, to working remotely indefinitely – essentially the way we live our lives on a daily basis has been changed entirely.
The current situation can also be particularly isolating for individuals dealing with pre-existing mental health conditions, such as anxiety, depression, eating disorders, bipolar disorder, psychosis, substance abuse, and post-traumatic stress disorder.
Virtual therapy, also known as “telepsychology”, has paved the way for a safe and effective digital care support system. It has been proven to have all the benefits of face-to-face therapy and you get to have your sessions via various private and secure virtual platforms on a device you’re most comfortable using. You can see your therapist from the comfort of your home and from wherever you are in Ontario.
The bottom line is whatever preconceived fears and notions you may have had about digital therapy in the pre-covid-19 era, rest assured knowing that research findings reveal it is an empowering tool to break free from one’s fears and the stigma around reaching out for help when needed, as well as allowing oneself to feel safe while opening up to a therapist for the first time.
Video and phone sessions can be effective for everyone, whether it’s an individual, couple, child or youth. Please feel free to reach out to Hanit at [email protected] for a free consultation on how you can best benefit from virtual therapy.