Getting Started with Online Therapy in Ontario
Seeking mental health services and finding a mental health therapist can be a difficult and often intimidating process. With many stigmas continuing to surround the subject of mental health, taking the first step to seek therapy often requires courage. At Psychotherapy Collective, our goal is to facilitate access to online therapy in Ontario while making the process easier and less intimidating. In just a few easy steps you now have access to online psychotherapy sessions across Ontario from the comfort of your own home. While we are currently only offering therapy services from Ontario Registered Psychotherapists, we hope to expand our services to offer online therapy across Canada.
Find a Therapist
Explore our Psychotherapist profiles to gain an understanding of their values, methods, and areas of focus in therapy. You can filter therapist profiles by services (individual therapy, couple therapy, family therapy) and by areas of focus you seek to explore in therapy. Our psychotherapists offer online therapy across Ontario. Once you find a psychotherapist schedule a free 15-minute consultation or book your first session.
Schedule Your Online Therapy Appointment
Once you have found a therapist schedule your first appointment through our online appointment calendar where you can select the duration of your appointment and the type of appointment you are seeking; individual therapy, couple therapy or family therapy. If you would rather schedule by phone call us at (437)922-8811.
Create Your Online Therapy Account
After scheduling your appointment online or by phone you will need to create an account through our third-party video platform provider for your online therapy session. Prior to your first appointment you will be asked to complete an intake form to inform the psychotherapist of your needs ensuring they arrive prepared for your first psychotherapy session.
Start Online Therapy
Ten minutes before your scheduled psychotherapy appointment login to your online therapy account and access your session ‘room’ to begin therapy. Your online therapy account will store your session receipts, communication with your therapist, and session notes. We use a third-party platform to ensure security, encryption, and PHIPA/PIPEDA compliance regarding health care information.
Benefits to Online Therapy Sessions
Convenience and Comfort
We all live hectic lives and your time is valuable. How much time would you save by removing the hassle and frustration of commuting to appointments and sitting in waiting rooms? Would you benefit from the flexibility provided by accessing your therapist during your lunch break, between meetings, or while your kids are at extra-curricular activities? Online therapy allows you to save time and schedule your appointments when and where you feel most comfortable.
Security and Privacy
Your personal security and privacy is our top priority. All video sessions, session notes, communications between you and your therapist are protected with encryption and are stored securely with our 3rd party health care provider designed specifically for the security of Personal Health Information. We have gone above and beyond the required laws and regulations to ensure your peace of mind. Psychotherapy Collective is PIPEDA and HIPAA compliant.
Accessibility to Registered Psychotherapists in Ontario
Regardless of your physical location you can now access skilled professional Registered Psychotherapists for online therapy across Ontario. You are no longer constricted by your geographical location allowing you to seek specialized services, that may not be available locally, when you need them. We hope to offer online therapy across Canada soon.