Online therapies, including email, text, and video counselling, have been around for a long time, but the COVID-19 pandemic propelled them into the mainstream. Telehealth allows individuals to overcome geographic, transportation, and other barriers that may have prevented them from accessing counselling in the past.
I offer counselling therapy using Jane, a secure, encrypted telehealth platform that complies with national and provincial privacy legislation. Jane is very user friendly; it allows you to attend appointments from home or wherever you happen to be!
Research on video therapy indicates that it is as effective as in-person therapy. While it can take a little while to get used to, video sessions soon feel natural and comfortable.
(The same can be said for in-person counselling!)
To get the most out of your sessions, please ensure that you have strong and reliable Internet. Closing other websites and programs on your computer will improve our connection. Log in a few minutes early, using Chrome as your browser, and use the opportunity to test your video and audio. Make yourself comfortable in a private space with minimal distractions. We can discuss other details and I can answer any questions before our first session.