Seeking mental health care from the convenience of your home is now possible with the online therapy services in Edmonton or throughout Alberta. If you or your loved ones are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, PTSD and other such conditions but lack the means or motivation to visit a registered psychologist at their clinic, you can simply use technology to access effective treatment for online therapy provided by our Edmonton-based counsellors.
We offer individual and couple/marital counselling sessions, as well as EMDR therapy over the internet. Once you book an appointment for our online counselling, you can consult our counsellors, discuss your difficulties, and get personalized attention and treatment plans that facilitate recovery.
To make an appointment, please contact our secretary at 780-433-2269.
At Gary J. Meiers, Ph.D., Jo Ann Hammond-Meiers, Ph.D. and Associates Ltd., we provide online therapy services for individuals and couples. Some of our services include:
Trauma: Our counsellors try to assist you in dealing with and understanding the reason so that you may begin to repair your body and mind. We’ll educate you on how to control and overcome your symptoms using healthy and efficient coping mechanisms.
PTSD: PTSD may hit anyone at any time in their lives. Everyone, regardless of age, is at risk of getting PTSD if they are exposed to a traumatic or overwhelming incident. These incidents might be a direct result of physical or mental abuse. Our experts at Gary J. Meiers, Ph.D., Jo Ann Hammond-Meiers, Ph.D. and Associates Ltd. can assist if you or someone you care about is suffering from PTSD-related depression.
Anxiety disorder & phobia: We are a team of certified individuals and family therapists with experience in counselling for phobias and anxiety disorders. If an unexpected incident, physical condition, or stress has made you feel vulnerable or anxious, we are here to help.
Addiction: Alcohol dependency, misuse, intoxication, and withdrawal are all examples of alcohol use disorders. We provide compassionate, competent assistance to our clients who are dealing with alcoholism and addiction issues.
Eating disorder: Eating disorders are often misdiagnosed as mental health concerns, with weight loss being the sole symptom. However, eating disorders can occur before a person is considered unwell. Our compassionate and skilled counsellors in Edmonton are here to help in understanding eating disorders.
In the distressing times of the pandemic, online therapy has ensured continued access to mental healthcare facilities. Online counselling offers advantages like:
Comfort Interacting online through a video call might seem more comfortable to you when compared with face-to-face interactions. Also, during the pandemic, those worried about exposure can feel comfortable without leaving their home.
Accessibility With virtual therapy, you can easily access counselling services irrespective of your location within Alberta or the availability of means of transportation.
Convenience If you have a busy schedule, online counselling appointments can be more convenient for you.
Familiar environment You can open up easily since you are in your home's familiar space during virtual counselling sessions.
Cost savings With online counselling, you can cut down on the costs of travelling to the physical clinic.
In addition to all the listed benefits, you can also be assured that online therapy is as effective as in-person therapy sessions for everyone from adolescents, adults to seniors. Please read our blog to learn more.
During virtual therapy, our mental health counsellors get in touch with you through a video call over the internet to address your mental wellbeing needs. If you are considering online counselling from Gary J. Meiers, Ph.D., Jo Ann Hammond-Meiers, Ph.D. and Associates Ltd., you will need:
Desktop computer or laptop
Access to a webcam
Microphone or phone for audio
Chrome or Firefox downloaded (you can find instructions on how to install these programs on YouTube)
To make efficient use of consultation time with our online therapist on the day of your appointment, set up your computer, test the internet connection, and check the audio and video well in advance. You can also make your room as comfortable as you wish, for example, by keeping a box of tissues handy. Our online therapists will contact you before the consultation with more details on creating the most comfortable environment.
For confidentiality purposes, the conversation between a patient and a registered psychologist is required to happen in a quiet, secluded space. Since you are undergoing online therapy from your home, you have to ensure privacy and comfort. Here’s what you can do:
Have the entire room to yourself.
Keep the doors locked to prevent interruptions.
Use headphones if you are comfortable with them.
Keep your phones on Do Not Disturb (DND) mode, if possible.
Close windows to ensure sound does not travel.
To schedule virtual counselling with Gary J. Meiers, Ph.D., Jo Ann Hammond-Meiers, Ph.D. and Associates Ltd.’s registered online psychologists in Edmonton, please feel free to contact us.
Our specialists are experienced, friendly, and work with in-depth subject knowledge.
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