Online therapy offers the convenience of benefitting from therapy with the therapist of your choosing wherever you call home. Although it may not always be as desirable as meeting in person, it is an excellent way of communicating face to face and is a far more effective form of therapy than telephone counselling. In some ways, access to connect emotionally with someone you may never meet, can make it easier to speak honestly and openly about anything.
Sometimes it's easier to speak our deepest truths to the caring ear of someone we may never meet. Connecting with a therapist outside of your community can be freeing, especially if you live in a small town or tight-knit community where everybody knows everybody else. Some people seek therapy outside of their country, particularly when their culture does not view self-empowerment as an acceptable endeavour or when to seek help comes at the cost of community condemnation. For many people, online therapy is the only way they can get access to the help they need.
You don’t have to suffer from chronic pain, tension myositis syndrome, agoraphobia, or any other kind of mind/body condition to use my online therapy services. As long as you possess a computer and a webcam we can start to form our therapeutic alliance as soon as we have determined a convenient time for your session.
Curious what working with me online might look like? You can find out right now how online therapy offers vital access to facial expressions that are such a vital part of all communication and interaction, by following the link below to my short YouTube introduction to online therapy.
Online therapy with me has proven to be effective for both individual and couples work and can also be a far more effective medium for hypnosis work than self-hypnosis CD’s alone. As part of my responsibilities as Director of Website and Technology for The Canadian Association of Psychodynamic Therapy, and Researcher of Technological Competence for York University’s faculty of nursing, I have spent a great deal of time evaluating, developing and integrating various web technologies into both educational and therapeutic environments, something that I would like you to benefit from.
Online therapy is a great way to increase the convenience of entering therapy with the therapist of your choice, without ever having to leave the comfort of your own home. This can be particularly useful if you do not have access to transportation, suffer from debilitating phobias such as agoraphobia, find it difficult to get around or are suffering from chronic pain or chronic fatigue. You can still see me for the therapy you need.
If you have spent any amount of time trying to find the right therapist for you, you may have found it difficult, particularly in suburban areas, to find very many therapists to choose from to begin with. We all vary in our personalities, theoretical approaches, effectiveness and fees. The most important factors when locating the right therapist for you, are not: location; location; location, they are: therapist; therapy; location, in that order. The fee may be important to you, but if the right therapist for you has an office 300 miles away, it won’t really be the determining factor.
If you are forced to factor in conveniences like: needing your therapist to have an office somewhere on your route to work and to have a session space available at the time that you leave work each day, although conducive to 21st century time constraints and responsibility overload, you may be severely limiting your options. After all, if the best therapist that you can find on your budget, is not already booked by another time restrained client, I imagine that would be a surprising stroke of good fortune for you. If all the stars fail to align so perfectly, you may have to start considering other options, maybe making a compromise.