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Here are some of the most frequently asked.

(And remember! If you still have a question or a concern, get in touch!)

 

What are the benefits of psychotherapy? Are there any risks?

Some of the most common benefits of psychotherapy include:

  • an increase in self-awareness

  • an improvement in mood and self-esteem

  • healthier coping methods 

  • a better understanding of your emotions and ability to regulate those emotions

  • having an un-biased third-party to talk to, vent to, and/or problem solve with

Therapy provides a safe and secure place to talk about sensitive or personal matters, becoming better informed about treatment options and coping methods, and the opportunity to discover one's personal values and how to live life accordingly.

 

Some risks of therapy include feelings of emotional discomfort, a worsening of symptoms (generally at the beginning of therapy), and lifestyle changes. 

What is online therapy all about?  Can I come in for sessions?

As of March 2021, the services provided by Uniquely You have been exclusively virtual. The purpose of this shift was to increase Ontarians' access to mental/emotional health support services - including those offered at Uniquely You. 

Beyond COVID-19, virtual therapy is a fitting approach in today's world of technology and instantaneity. Prior to the pandemic, video and phone appointments were not uncommon. Many of Rebecca's clients preferred these remote methods for a variety of reasons. Virtual therapy is a safe, effective, and convenient way to get support.

 

Some of the benefits of virtual therapy include:

  • accessibility and transportation

    • (i.e. physical barriers are not a concern for those with physical limitations and there is no need for concerns surrounding transportation)

 

  • comfort and convenience convenience

    • (i.e. greater flexibility according to your work/school/personal schedule; comfort of your own home/space)

  • commute/travel reduction

    • (i.e. less time and/or money spent [on] commuting or travelling)​

 Virtual therapy is a safe, effective, and convenient way to get support; and is just as effective as in-person therapy.

At Uniquely You, sessions are offered by means of a secure video conferencing platform. This medium is compliant with Ontario’s Privacy Health Information Protection Act (PHIPA). 

How long will I be in therapy?

The course of therapy differs for everyone. At Uniquely You, there is no set agenda for therapy. Instead, Rebecca will work with you to develop a plan that is suited towards your unique needs, goals, or desires. 

The ultimate goal is to bring you to a place where you feel confident and equipped to go about living your best life. What that looks like will depend on a number of factors, including your willingness to "put the work in" and truly generate change.