Is my Private Health Information (PHI) Secure?

Your safety and security are our greatest priority and we are PHIPA/PIPEDA compliant. Psychotherapy Collective clients have their online therapy sessions through the Jane App, our 3rd party telehealth platform. That same encrypted platform is used to store all of your private health information to ensure it is secure. For full details view our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy before starting your first session.

Can Therapy Help a Depressed Teenager?

A common question we hear from parents is ‘can therapy help a depressed teenager’? Therapy can be beneficial to anyone experiencing depression. As we have all experienced, the transition of adolescence creates uncertainty, pressure, and several new challenges. Therapy can help a depressed teenager draw upon their strengths to build resilience as they face challenges.

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy is talk-based therapy between a client and a regulated mental health professional. In Ontario, there are four designations of mental health professionals that can provide psychotherapy sessions. They include Registered Psychotherapists, Psychologists, Psychiatrists and Social Workers. Psychotherapy is currently regulated in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia and the rules and regulations will vary by province. Psychotherapy can be offered in individual therapy sessions, couple therapy sessions, family therapy sessions, and group therapy sessions. To learn more about psychotherapy and the differences between Psychotherapist vs Psychologist vs Psychiatrist vs Social Worker click here.

What is Child Therapy?

Child therapy refers to therapy sessions between a therapist and a child. If you are looking for a child assessment or diagnosis you should seek out a psychologist or a psychiatrist. For more information you can view the differences between psychotherapist vs psychologist here. At Psychotherapy Collective, our therapists are all Registered Psychotherapists. Since children are highly impacted by family dynamics, we believe the most effective way to work with children is within the context of family therapy. With children aged 6-11, this often involves a combination of parent/caregiver-focused sessions, family sessions and potentially individual sessions. For youth aged 12-18, while our preference is to involve family/parents we realize the importance of the transition of adolescence and offer individual sessions and family sessions for teens. For more information view our therapy for teenager’s page.