Forward Thinking Psychological Services offers online therapy in Nova Scotia. We offer this throughout the entire province.

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Forward Thinking Psychological Services provides psycho diagnostic assessments and virtual therapy in Nova Scotia for individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and related disorders, along with other anxiety disorders.

Online OCD  therapy and online trauma therapy are provided for youth and adults throughout the province. Our team also provides treatment for generalized anxiety, social anxiety treatment, trauma and PTSD treatment as well as depression therapy online.

Why Choose Forward Thinking

Finding the right therapist for online therapy in Nova Scotia can be daunting – we will work with you to ensure you have the right fit. This begins with a call with our intake coordinator. You will then be able to have a video conference meeting with your therapist during our no charge meet and greet process.

During this initial meeting, you can tell your potential therapist what you are looking for, in terms of online psychology services, and ask about their approach to online therapy. This is done to ensure you find the best fit therapist.  Your therapist will work with you throughout your virtual therapy experiences in a collaborative manner to make sure your treatment is individualized and tailored to your needs.

Our approach is always collaborative and client-centered. We use various treatment approaches, including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Exposure Response Prevention, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy as well as Dialectical Behaviour Therapy Skills.  Read on to learn about all of our online therapy approaches in Nova Scotia!

Our Services: Virtual Therapy in Nova Scotia

Online therapy in Nova Scotia at FTPS is offered through a confidential tele-therapy platform, called Owl Practice. This system operates throughout all of Canada. Our services are delivered to you in a secure manner that adheres to all necessary privacy regulations. This allows you to feel safe and comfortable when logging into your session. You will then be able to fully engage in our online therapy for anxiety and depression as well as any other virtual therapy services that are a good fit for you.

Our secure telepsychology system allows us to deliver treatment for adolescents, teens, adults and parents. These services include: online trauma therapy,  online therapy for depression, treatment for anxiety, online OCD therapy, and anxiety treatment for teens in Nova Scotia. 

Online therapy provides many benefits, including: 

  • ease of scheduling as it suits your lifestyle
  • accessibility of services from all over the province
  • benefits of working with a therapist in the comfort of your own home
  • ease of having other family members join sessions, as needed

When engaging in virtual therapy in Nova Scotia for CBT, you will learn skills similar to what you would learn during in person CBT services. However, you are able to access this platform from anywhere in the province. You can also work with an online OCD therapist that has the skills and training to help you, even if they don’t live in your own province.  This provides you with a tremendous advantage when using online therapy services. 

Virtual therapy in Nova Scotia is offered right across the province. This includes Halifax, Cape Breton and Sydney. 

FTPS  therapists use evidence-based treatments, such as  CBT techniques as well as ACT treatment interventions when providing online anxiety treatment and depression and online counseling for teens.  The types of skills and strategies you learn could include:

  • Learning about the important connections between thoughts and feelings
  • Exposure therapy skills  to face difficult things that you might be avoiding
  • Practicing cognitive skills, including thought record work, which can help you gain distance and perspective from unhelpful thinking styles 
  • Planning out therapy goals to ensure that you are moving toward wellness and recovery 
  • Understanding what is important to you in life and how to move towards those things

Virtual therapy has been shown to be effective. It can be used to treat a wide variety of mental health concerns, including:

  • OCD and related disorders
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Trauma
  • Emotion regulation
  • Relationship issues
  • Parenting issues

Exposure therapy, often used during adolescent anxiety treatment in Nova Scotia and during OCD treatment online, can be very effective in the context of your own home. Why would this be?

When engaging in virtual therapy in Nova Scotia by an experienced psychologist or OCD online therapist, you will target triggers in the very environment in which they occur. This has many benefits over this work taking place in a traditional office space.

When our team provides virtual therapy in Nova Scotia, we are able to include other family members living in different Nova Scotia locations. For example, they can join at the end of a session and learn about important skills taught to their loved ones. This can help parents or other family members support their teen or loved one at home. Parents can also join at the beginning of a session to provide essential updates. Joining virtual therapy that is conducted by an experienced psychologist or therapist is very easy! Just log on securely and take part in the session! 

The team at FTPS also provides online group treatment throughout Nova Scotia. Our online therapy group treatment focuses on providing effective knowledge and strategies for individuals with symptoms of OCD. This treatment can help you to learn from others and from your OCD therapists online in a comfortable and confidential setting. 

When you are doing virtual therapy by an experienced psychologist or therapist, your treatment has no limits! Your therapist can join you in any context that would be helpful to your treatment – your home, a store, a crowded neighbourhood or public transportation. We can go with you to places that far surpass the limits of a therapist’s office.

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Online OCD Therapy: What To Expect at FTPS

During OCD online treatment, an individual might want to work on decreasing the amount of time they spend showering. They might have a lot of rituals when carrying out this daily routine. A teen or adult might want to do exposure and response prevention therapy within their kitchen as they experience contamination-related OCD. Of course, these exposure interventions would be difficult to work on in the context of an office setting. 

However, during online OCD help, an individual can engage with exposure therapy in real time. For example, one could coach an in-session exposure which could involve toothbrushing without any compulsions as their therapist coaches them virtually in their bathroom. Or, we could work with you in your kitchen to cook a meal and work on limiting or eliminating any potential rituals. Online OCD treatment can help you in ways that are meaningful and creative!!

Adults and teens can access therapy online for OCD right across the province. This includes Truro, New Glasgow, Amherst, Bridgewater and Yarmouth.

Teens are excellent when it comes to navigating online services. Therefore, online counselling for teens is a natural path to take when considering options for anxiety and depression treatment. Online therapy in Nova Scotia can allow parents and teens to avoid challenges that come with in-person services. For example, youth have busy schedules with homework, studying, after school programming and commuting to and from school. Given this, they benefit from the flexibility that is provided during online OCD treatment for teens. 

FTPS clinicians acknowledge the challenges of teens and their parents and meet these needs by providing several different virtual therapy services. These include treatment of social anxiety in adolescence, OCD treatment services for teens, online treatment for generalized anxiety, online trauma therapy and more. By signing up for online therapy services with us, neither parents nor teens need to worry about getting to an appointment after school or being late due to busy schedules.

During online teen counseling for anxiety and OCD, individuals can easily log on from their own home, on time and speak with an online OCD and anxiety therapist in a confidential space.  Overall, these services enable teens to successfully plan out their schedule and engage in online therapy as it works for them. 

We understand that it can be very difficult to find psychological services that focus on the treatment of OCD. Our OCD online treatment means that: No matter where you live in Nova Scotia, we are ready to work with you!

Virtual therapy in Nova Scotia by an experienced psychologist or therapist could also involve exposures related to OCD themes of contamination, checking, symmetry, laundry, showering and toileting. The possibilities are endless!

Our online OCD counselling also incorporates Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT). This means that you are able to carry out exposure therapy work that aligns with your values and what matters to you in life. Another approach that we use for OCD online therapy is Inference-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Through this approach, your online OCD therapist will help you shift the processing of your thinking and learn to help you trust in yourself and not your OCD. 

Online OCD counselling can also allow therapists and clients to use screen sharing with collaborative worksheets and informative short videos. These are powerful tools that can enhance the work during online therapy. Individuals can also share their screens and share in between session work they have done.

Many clients find screen sharing to be very useful during online counselling for teens and online therapy for anxiety and depression. This type of collaboration can also be helpful during the delivery of online trauma treatment and depression therapy online. Another benefit to virtual OCD treatment is the accessibility. At FTPS, because we offer therapy online, you can receive therapy services from absolutely anywhere in the province!

How Do I Access Virtual Therapy in Nova Scotia Offered by FTPS?

At FTPS, our team provides online teen counselling to youth and adolescents. We also provide therapy online in Nova Scotia for adults, couples and families. We also offer parent coaching throughout all of the province. We are excited to hear from you so that we can work together!

Our team also offers intensive services for OCD online treatment. This might involve meeting multiple times per week with your therapist. This can help you work on mental health issues with increased frequency and support. We look forward to working with you – individually or in a group. Read all about our types of therapy offerings in Nova Scotia.

Does FTPS provide some of the best online therapy in Nova Scotia? Yes, we certainly would like to do just that! Reach out to us today to learn more about our online therapy in Nova Scotia! We will set you up with a no charge consultation and therapist meet and greet session – learn more today!