What's so good about psychotherapy? Are there any risks?
Some of the most common benefits of psychotherapy include:
an increase in self-awareness, mood, and self-esteem/confidence
new coping methods that are healthier, less reactive, and/or more effective
a better understanding of your emotions; along with the ability to regulate those emotions
having an un-biased third-party to talk to, vent to, and/or problem solve with
Some risks of therapy include feelings of emotional discomfort, a worsening of symptoms (generally at the beginning of therapy), and lifestyle changes.
In Ontario, psychotherapy is a regulated profession. What this means, for you, is that the services you will receive from a Registered Psychotherapist (who is in "good standing" with the College), will be professional and ethical.
What is online therapy all about? Is it as good as in-person?
Virtual therapy is a safe, effective, and convenient way to get support.
As a matter of fact, virtual (or, "online") therapy is just as effective as traditional in-person therapy.
Some additional benefits of virtual therapy include:
comfort and convenience
Another benefit of seeing a therapist virtually, for some people, is that they don't have to worry about bumping into their therapist in-person outside of session!
Rebecca is located in the GTA (greater Toronto area) but works with clients all across Ontario. The chances of seeing Rebecca at the grocery store is slim, if you live in an Ontario city that isn't within the GTA!
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.
Does OHIP cover the cost?
Unfortunately, OHIP does not cover the cost of psychotherapy.
Many employee/private insurance plans provide some degree of coverage. You are encouraged to reach out to your insurance provider directly for more information
Detailed receipts are provided after every session (upon payment) which you are to then submit to insurance for reimbursement.
You are also welcome to ask Rebecca about her sliding scale fee.
Am I ready for therapy?
How do I know?
First and foremost, what Rebecca would say to you, is that because you're here, reading this; there is probably a part of you that is ready and a part of you that knows you're ready - even if it's minor.