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E-Counselling: Remote Therapy & Counselling in the COVID-19 Era

man lying on couch in therapyAre you experiencing heightened emotions such as anxiety or depression?

If so, you are not alone.

The current COVID-19 or coronavirus pandemic has forced all of us to shift our paradigms practically overnight.

For many, this change has caused feelings of unease. For some, this has been a ‘tipping point,’ pushing us seemingly over the edge. Don’t despair.

Counselling and therapy are a very effective way to cope with these feelings. And with social distancing measures in place, e-counselling or remote therapy are available in Ottawa.

Anxiety, Depression & Other Mental Health Issues in the Age of COVD-19

woman on phone counsellingNearly every single one of us has made sacrifices, ranging from staying at home all day, every day to being unable to participate in the many activities to which we were accustomed for so long and enjoyed as part of a healthy, balanced lifestyle.

This new world is going to take a lot of getting used to.

Any paradigm shift can be jarring for some people.

If you’ve previously struggled with mental & emotional health issues, the COVID-19 pandemic could be triggering these issues again.

If you are experiencing some of these feelings and emotions for the first time, or more acutely than ever, you’re well within your rights and norms as a human being to feel this way. It’s natural, and it’s not something worth blaming yourself over.

sign advising to wash hands stay home social distancingThis has all happened outside of our control.

What is within our control, however, is how we react to this change, not just in the immediate sense but how we plan to go forward in this new world that coronavirus has created.

Whether you are experiencing anxiety, depression, addiction issues (food, alcohol, drugs, etc.) or other emotional issues, you needn’t struggle along and indefinitely.

Help is available, in the form of counselling.

But what about social distancing? How is one supposed to go see a counsellor or therapist?

E-Counselling in Ottawa – Remote Therapy While You Stay at Home

woman staying home getting counselling by videoFortunately, our counsellors, psychotherapists and registered social workers at Capital Choice Counselling in Ottawa have made the big shift and are offering counselling online or by phone.

E-counselling, tele-therapy, and phone counselling are all methods that are approved by the College of Psychologist of Ontario. Rest assured, your privacy and confidentiality is secure.

Whereas most therapists used to prefer (or even insist on) having counselling sessions in person – and that was not without merit – the new realities of the COVID-19 era have forced all of us to find new ways to adapt and survive.

We want the best for our clientele. Our goal as providers of mental health care is to ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to get better and lead their best lives.

That’s why we’re pleased to offer remote therapy and e-counselling in Ottawa.

Whether you’re on Zoom or FaceTime, Skype or similar means of video calling – or you prefer to speak by phone – our Ottawa counselling team is ready and at your service.

Search our website by location and then by expertise to find a counsellor near you, then please reach out to them directly to arrange remote therapy or electronic counselling.

Should you have any questions or concerns, we’re always here to help at Capital Choice Counselling in Ottawa.