What are the benefits of psychotherapy?

Are there risks?

Some of the most common benefits of psychotherapy include:

  • an increase in self-awareness, mood, and self-esteem/confidence

  • healthier, less reactive, and more effective coping methods 

  • a better understanding of your emotions as well as 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.

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; and is just as effective as in-person therapy.


Some additional benefits of virtual therapy include:

  • increased accessibility

    • physical barriers are not a concern for those with physical limitations and there is no need for concerns surrounding transportation

  • comfort and convenience 

    • comfort of your own home/space as well as flexibility for appointment times

  • commute/travel reduction

    • less time and money spent [on] commuting or travelling

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 do, however, 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. 

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. 

The best thing to do is to reach out with any questions you have and/or schedule a free, no obligation phone consultation so that you and Rebecca can discuss your needs, goals, and desires.