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Phone : (236) 515 9161

 

Yara Psychotherapy Clinic

Online Counselling Services

Area of Practice

Online Individual Counselling

Depression

Immigration & Cultural Adjustment

Communication

OCD

Online Counselling: Accessing Therapy from Anywhere

In today’s fast-paced world, access to mental health support is more important than ever. However, many individuals find it challenging to attend in-person counseling sessions due to busy schedules, mobility issues, or the stigma associated with seeking help.

Online individual counselling offers a convenient and effective solution to these barriers, allowing individuals to receive therapy from the comfort of their own homes.

Benefits of Online Individual Counselling

Convenience

 Clients can schedule sessions at times that suit their lifestyle, eliminating the need to commute to a therapist’s office. This flexibility makes it easier for busy professionals, parents, or individuals with mobility issues to prioritize their mental health.

Accessibility

Online counselling breaks down geographical barriers, allowing individuals to connect with therapists regardless of their location. 

Comfort

For some individuals, the comfort of familiar surroundings can enhance the therapeutic experience. Online counseling allows clients to participate in sessions from the privacy of their own homes, which can help them feel more relaxed and open during discussions.

How Online Individual Counselling Works

Choosing a Counsellor

When considering online counseling, individuals can research and choose a therapist who specializes in their specific needs. Most online therapy platforms provide detailed profiles of counsellors, including their areas of expertise, credentials, and approach to counseling. Also, many counsellors offers complimentary initial sessions (10-20 minutes) over phone that can help in finding a good fit for your needs.

Dr. Mahsa Yaghoubirad

Dr. Mahsa  holds a Ph.D. in Psychology and is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC#18900) with the BC Association of Clinical Counsellors (BCACC). She is also an approved counsellor for the Crime Victim Assistance Program (CVAP) through the B.C. Ministry of Justice.

Setting up Sessions

 After finding  a good enough fit, clients can schedule sessions through the online platform. Sessions are typically conducted via video conferencing or phone calls, depending on the client’s preferences and the counsellor’s offerings.

Effectiveness of Online  Counselling

Numerous studies have demonstrated the effectiveness of online counselling for treating various mental health concerns. Research shows that online therapy is as effective as in-person therapy for many individuals, with high rates of client satisfaction and improvement in symptoms.

Privacy and Confidentiality

Encryption and Security Measures

Online therapy platforms prioritize the privacy and confidentiality of client information by employing encryption and other security measures to protect data transmitted during sessions. These platforms comply with industry standards and regulations to ensure the security of client information.

Legal Protections

Counsellors who provide online counseling are bound by the same legal and ethical standards as traditional therapists, including maintaining client confidentiality and adhering to professional codes of conduct. Clients can rest assured that their privacy is protected under the law.

Normalizing Seeking Help and Support

Seeking help for mental health concerns should be viewed as a proactive and positive step toward self-care and personal growth. Online counselling offers a convenient and confidential way for individuals to prioritize their mental well-being without fear of judgment or stigma, and actualize their potentials in life. 

Challenges and Limitations

Technical Issues

Like any online service, online individual counselling may be susceptible to technical issues such as poor internet connection or software glitches. However, most platforms offer technical support to assist clients in resolving these issues promptly. Also, your counsellor might have a back up plan for these situations.

Lack of Nonverbal Cues

Online counselling may lack some of the nonverbal cues present in face-to-face interactions, such as body language. Counsellors and clients may need to adapt their communication styles to compensate for this limitation.

Not Suitable for Crisis Situations

Online counselling may not be suitable for individuals experiencing severe mental health crises or emergencies. In such cases, it’s essential to seek immediate support from local crisis hotlines, emergency services, or in-person mental health professionals.

Will my insurance cover online individual counselling sessions?

Many insurance companies now provide coverage for online counselling services. It’s essential to check with your insurance provider to determine your coverage options and any out-of-pocket expenses.

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