Welcome the present moment as if you had invited it. It is all we ever have so we might as well work with it. Rather than struggling against it, we might as well make it a friend and a teacher rather than an enemy.
— Pema Chodron —
It would be an understatement to say that 2020 and 2021 has been a challenging time for most all of us. The added stress and uncertainty of a pandemic has resulted in many more individuals and families seeking psychotherapeutic support. The pandemic has also prompted mental health professionals to re-examine how services are provided and to explore new options and opportunities. While telephonic therapy has been around for as long as there haves been telephones, it has often been viewed as a last resort when in-person therapy isn’t available. However, over the past several years, and especially since the COVID pandemic, the availability of live video tools has dramatically changed how psychotherapy and other counselling services are being rendered.
Recently, there has been a great deal of research examining the efficacy of live video therapy. It suggests that video therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy, with clients reporting high levels of satisfaction with treatment. Live video therapy has made accessing therapy easier for a great many clients, especially individuals, parents, and students who had previously found accessing psychotherapeutic support services difficult due to limitations of time and transportation. Additionally, live video therapy has allowed therapists an increased ability to provide services in a timely manner during their clients’ times of heightened stress and need for support. Of course, there will be some clients and conditions that are not well-suited to live online therapy, however, it appears that most clients can, have been, and continue to be well-served by this medium. My goal is to provide live video therapeutic services to my clients’, thereby increasing their access to my services and to be better able to serve their needs. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions regarding live video therapy and accessing my services.