Shift Psychological’s online counselling service looks to provide you with the highest convenience with the same Shift therapy you’d get if you came in. We have found that the online experience is consistent with the therapy sessions you receive in person, with many existing clients utilizing this option exclusively. All therapy is provided by psychologists located in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta and registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists. We use superior-quality, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)-compliant video conferencing to connect with you on your existing computer, laptop, iPad, or iPhone for counselling online.
What does all this mean?! It means we take enough care to know that Skype online counselling sessions aren’t secure enough for the delicate information dredged up in therapy and that a whole-room view of your psychologist makes the experience feel more authentic than staring at a floating head. So, no matter where you are located in Alberta, you’ll feel like our Shift psychologist is right in the room with you for your therapy session.
What psychological services do we provide online through e therapy?
Many concerns or barriers can be addressed through online counselling, including:
Stress and anger management
Alcohol and substance use
Loneliness and isolation
Trauma and PTSD
Grief and loss
Self esteem concerns
This option is great for…
Anyone, really! It allows you to access psychological services and therapy from the comfort of your own home, avoid a drive and save your time. But specifically, this option can be good for:
Individuals living in more rural or remote areas of Alberta looking for counselling services;
Executives, busy parents or other individuals with packed schedules, who many not have the time to attend a session face to face;
Individuals who experience barriers to mobility or methods of transportation;
Individuals with social anxiety, agoraphobia or other conditions that make it difficult to leave home to attend appointments; and
Parents who are experiencing challenges getting access to child care services.
The same great and effective Shift Protocol to receive counseling sessions from a registered psychotherapist and delivered online via a secure HIPAA Compliant video application.
So take a seat on your bean bag, hammock or other throne of choice and we’ll start creating your ideal reality.
If you book an appointment for counselling online you will be bound by the terms and conditions of the digital consent document which will be attached to your booking profile. Benefits of online counselling include increased flexibility and alignment with your schedule and increased accessibility if our physical locations are not convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you for your online session!
The speed of your network is critical to effective online counselling service. The faster your network is, the fewer chances there will be a break in therapy due to technical issues and the more immersive the sessions will be from both sides.
If your network upload speeds are poor (less than 1 Mbps download or upload), you should contact your local cable company or phone company to see if a faster internet connection is available in your area.
You will need to connect in one of the three following locations:
A dedicated Concierge Service specialist will manage your entire booking from start to finish, providing the expertise necessary to ensure your questions are answered. Experience the certainty and responsiveness of Shift’s unparalleled experience.