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Online therapy in Victoria

Online therapy in Victoria offers computer-based or phone-based counseling that you access from your laptop or smartphone. Online therapy is comparable to face-to-face therapy, with the exception that it can be conducted remotely.

As a person’s mental well-being is often the most important thing that needs to be taken care of, it is best to have a form of therapy that can be done virtually –or online. This way, you will not need to travel far just for someone who understands what you are going through or suffers from the same illness you do.

The good news is that there are now online therapists in Victoria who can help you with your problems, whether it be depression or anxiety. The professionals will help treat people so they tend to feel better and live life again. This way, they start enjoying their time more than before.

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Mental Health in Victoria

Victoria, Canada is home to 1.8 million people. The adults in Victoria are very diverse and come from different countries and cultures. However, the statistics reveal that there is not much of a difference between the cost of mental health conditions in males and females. On average, men will spend $6,910 while women will spend $6,580 on mental health each year.

The median income for people living in Victoria is $30,000. The percentage of people with income below the poverty line has increased by 2%. It’s projected that this figure will continue to increase to 58% in 2020. This high poverty rate directly impacts the mental health of the population as they are more likely to live below the poverty line which is due to various factors including poor health, unemployment, housing insecurity etc.

Of the adults living in Victoria, 10% have an addiction problem. This issue is commonly grouped with mental health conditions because they are often associated together and can cause each other. Alcohol dependency is one of the most common types of addiction that impacts people in Victoria which is correlated to the high number of people who are living below the poverty line.


Best Therapists in Victoria

Dr. Amy Newton

This therapist is an expert in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy or CBT, a form of treatment that focuses on identifying solvable problems between the patient and his/her environment. She is a clinical psychologist who has been practicing psychotherapy since 2005. Dr. Newton underwent her own journey with depression which pushed her to treat mental illness through therapy. She has studied at Oxford University and was granted a Masters’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Kent University in England.

Dr. Rajiv Parti

He is also an expert in CBT and other therapies such as Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), mindfulness, mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Dr. Parti’s experience includes treating anxiety, depression, addictions, and trauma. He has been a licensed therapist in Victoria since 2007 and attended the University of Alberta where he earned his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology.

Dr. Noam Shpancer

This therapist specializes in sex therapy and is an associate professor in the Department of Psychology at Okanagan University College in British Columbia, Canada. One focus for this therapist includes helping clients with intimacy-related concerns such as desire issues or erection problems related to medication or substance abuse problems by working on creating a fuller picture of what creates sexual excitement through education, exploration, and experimentation between partners (either heterosexual or same-sex). His book The New Naked: Open Up To Sexual Intimacy And Make Your Marriage Sizzle is a self-help book that focuses on topics such as infidelity and impotency.

Dr. Chantal Kendall

She specializes in trauma treatment and sexual abuse counseling for both men and women of all ages, specifically survivors of childhood sexual assault and also adult survivors who were abused by family members or other close individuals of trust. Dr. Kendall believes in offering psychotherapy through a private practice instead of an institutional setting so she can devote the necessary time to every client without distractions from co-workers or the usual office atmosphere many therapists work within which is typically impersonal and quiet rather than relaxing or comforting (although this varies between therapists). During her free time, Dr. Kendall enjoys walking, yoga, trying out new recipes with her daughter, and spending time with close friends.

Dr. Keith Dobson

This therapist is known as one of the top CBT therapists in Victoria due to his expertise and research into this treatment modality such as leading the Canadian Psychological Association’s “Task Force on Promotion and Dissemination of Psychological Procedures” whose goal was to learn more about how psychological treatments work, what works best, most cost-effective approaches, etc. Assigned with difficult cases by doctors, he has a 95% success rate for treating people with social anxiety disorder which is a common problem for many individuals around the world who have a fear of being judged or scrutinized by others during various situations such as meeting new people or even going up on stage to speak in front of a large crowd. Dr. Dobson has written 60 books and over 400 papers in his career, has won numerous awards throughout the years, and continues to do research to this day.

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Common types of therapies in Victoria

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

Most common therapy approach in Victoria 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 Victoria 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 Victoria 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.

Other therapy approaches include:

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Psychologists or therapists in Victoria 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 Victoria area therapist.  Online therapy in Victoria is relatively affordable and therapists charge between $30 to $ 150. You can book both online and face-to-face sessions with a therapist in Victoria via MantraCare.

In case you are looking for free therapists or free therapy, you can choose to call the Victoria 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 Victoria area must earn at least an accredited master’s degree in counseling or social work. Victoria 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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Victoria Counselor or Therapists Directory

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