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Online therapy in Ottawa

In the past, people had to go to a therapist’s office in order to get therapy. However, now there are online therapy providers that offer therapy over Skype or FaceTime. Online therapy is a great option for anyone who cannot afford an in-person session, has low self-esteem and wants to be anonymous during therapy, has few transportation options due to disabilities or is unable to take time off of work. The cost of online therapy in Ottawa is very affordable and the sessions are confidential.

Mental health is an important part of wellness and there are several ways to get help. There are many online therapy providers in Ottawa that you can check out if you are interested.

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Mental Health in Ottawa

In 2016, the mental health condition of a lot of people in Ottawa were alright. The number of Canadians that do not have a mental health condition is increasing. This is because they are living in an environment where the levels of stress are much lower than before. Both men and women suffer from mental illness at roughly the same rates.

Mental health conditions are also more likely to be found among unemployed Canadians because they have less access to treatment facilities. Mental illnesses can affect anybody regardless of their age since it has no preference for any particular social class. There are three types of mental health conditions: anxiety, mood disorders, and substance-related disorders.

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition which is found in Canadians. Disorders of mood are second with substance-related disorders being third. There are different ways to treat each type of mental illness. Counseling and psychotherapy are used to treat anxiety while mood disorders require treatment with medication and psychoanalysis. The most common types of substance-related disorder are alcoholism, drug addiction, and smoking dependence.


Best Therapists in Ottawa

Dr. Annyka Doyle

Dr. Annyka Doyle is a Registered Psychologist who offers psychotherapy services to adults with mental health conditions such as depression and anxiety disorders. She also provides solutions for people who suffer from low mood, grief and loss, and trauma in addition to stress management and sleep problems like insomnia and nightmares in children and adults. She is currently accepting new patients at her office in Nepean on Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays; Sundays; Mondays; Tuesdays; Thursdays.

Dr. Doyle

Dr. Doyle has an undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Toronto, and a graduate degree in clinical psychology from Carleton University. Her expertise is cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) with strong research-based evidence to show its effectiveness in treating various mental health disorders.

Dr. Jamie Kruger

Dr. Jamie Kruger is a Registered Psychologist who offers counseling services for adults who are struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress management, trauma recovery, anger management among many others.

Dr. Parkes-McLeod

Dr. Parkes-McLeod provides treatment services such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), mindful interventions, group work, etc. to children and adolescents with mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety disorders (social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder), oppositional defiant disorder (ODD) among others. Furthermore, she also provides therapies like CBT and DBT to adults.

Dr Behnam Pariza

Dr Behnam Pariza is a Registered Psychologist who provides counseling on issues like marital problems, major life changes, parenting & family problems, grief & loss, psychological disorders (e.g., depression), self-esteem among others. He has years of experience working with people in the community and also specializes in Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) for individuals experiencing anxiety disorders such as social anxiety disorder, OCD, panic attacks among many more mental health conditions that are particularly prevalent today due to increasing stress levels associated with high socioeconomic status. Dr. Pariza conducts sessions at his office located near Algonquin College on Tuesdays; Wednesdays; Thursdays; Fridays; Saturdays; Sundays via Skype or Zoom video conferencing.

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Common types of therapies in Ottawa

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Ottawa is where the therapist challenges your negative thoughts about you and the world. He tries to alter unwanted behaviors or treat disorders such as depression.

Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)

Second most common therapy approach in Ottawa is which the therapists teach behavioral skills (mindfulness & emotion regulation) to help clients enhance motivation. DBT is often used for mental health issues including eating disorders, PTSD, personality disorder, self-harming notions.

Existential Therapy

3rd most common therapy treatment in Ottawa focuses on self-actualization in the face of people’s challenges. Existential therapy aids clients in confronting hard and distressing truths about life and death.

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Psychologists or therapists in Ottawa help people understand and handle different life problems and mental health issues.

They diagnose and treat mental disorders, learning disabilities, and behavioral problems.

You should expect to pay between $100 and $250 for a face-to-face therapy session with a Ottawa area therapist.  Online therapy in Ottawa is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Ottawa via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Ottawa free helpline number. There are a few online therapy options that can be free or low-cost. At MantraCare, therapy can cost you as low as $10.

Anyone interested in working as a therapist or counselor in the Ottawa area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Ottawa also has some continuing education requirements, and every counselor or therapist is required to know all the rules and laws that pertain to their profession.

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