Forward Thinking Psychological Services offers virtual services throughout all of Ontario

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Forward Thinking Psychological Services offers assessment and virtual therapy in Ontario for individuals with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and related disorders, along with other anxiety disorders.

Online anxiety therapy and online OCD counselling in Ontario are provided for youth and adults throughout the province. Our team also provides depression therapy online, online trauma therapy and online counselling for teens in Ontario. 

Many of our associates reside  in Ontario. Therefore, we are able to offer online therapy services as well as some in-person community exposure work and in-home visits. Contact us to learn more about these services!

Why Choose Forward Thinking

Finding the right therapist for online therapy in Ontario can be a challenge – we will work with you to ensure you have the right fit. This starts with the call with our intake coordinator, then a video conference meeting with your therapist during our no charge meet and greet process. During this call you can tell your potential therapist what you are looking for, in terms of online psychology services, and ask about their approach. This is done to ensure you find the best fit therapist.  Your therapist will work with you throughout your online therapy in a collaborative manner to ensure 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 more about our online therapy approaches in Ontario!

Our Services: Virtual Therapy in Ontario

Virtual therapy in Ontario at FTPS is offered through a secure tele-therapy platform. Our team uses Owl Practice because it  delivers  secure video sessions throughout Canada. This ensures services are provided to you in a confidential manner that adheres to all necessary privacy regulations. This allows you to feel comfortable and confident when logging into your session. This will allow you to engage fully in online therapy for anxiety and depression as well as any other virtual therapy services that are a good fit for you.

Our services provided  through our secure tele-psychology system are for adolescents, teens, adults, couples, families,  and parents. These include: treatment for anxiety in adolescence, online therapy for anxiety and depression, health anxiety treatment, online OCD therapy, and online trauma therapy in Ontario. 

Online therapy affords many benefits, including: 

  • flexibility of scheduling when it works for you and without any commute from home or work 
  • accessibility of services from wherever you live, all over Ontario
  • benefits of working with a therapist right in your own home
  • Ease of enabling family members being able to join sessions, as desired

When engaging in virtual therapy in Ontario 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 and service from anywhere in Ontario. It can be difficult to commute to a weekly therapy session. Online OCD treatment allows you to avoid busy commutes and not worry anymore about trying to  fit in therapy before or after work or other responsibilities. 

Virtual therapy in Ontario is offered right across the province. This includes Toronto, Ottawa, Mississauga, Brampton and Hamilton.  

Our team often uses CBT techniques as well as ACT treatment interventions when delivering online therapy for depression and anxiety. The types of skills you will learn would include the following:

  • Learning connections between thoughts and feelings
  • Learning exposure therapy to face things that feel difficult
  • Learning cognitive skills, including thought record work
  • Understanding your values and what matters to you
  • Understanding your goals and how you can work towards these; often in small steps 

Virtual therapy has been shown to be effective. We can use it for a variety of different mental health concerns, including:

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

Treatment for anxiety in teens in Ontario can sometimes be a challenge to organize. Adolescents have busy schedules with homework, after school programming and commutes to and from school. They require flexibility during online counselling for teens. Our team at FTPS recognizes these challenges and meets these needs by offering online OCD treatment for teens.

This service means that parents no longer have to worry about leaving work and figuring out a way to get their teen to an appointment on time. During online teen counseling for anxiety or OCD, individuals can comfortably log on from their own home, on time and speak with an online OCD and anxiety therapist privately and securely.  This allows teens to successfully manage their schedule and engage in online therapy as it works for them. 

When our team provides virtual therapy in Ontario, we are able to include other family members living in different Ontario locations. This is very beneficial for online counselling for teens. For example, they can join at the end of a session and learn about important strategies taught to their loved ones. This can help parents or other family members support their teen or loved one within the home. They can also join at the beginning of a session to provide important updates. Joining virtual therapy in Ontario that is conducted by an experienced psychologist or therapist is very easy! Just log on securely and engage in the session! 

We also offer online couples therapy in Ontario. In working with your online couples therapist you and your partner will have an opportunity to work on many different types of relational issues. These include: marital conflict, separation and divorce, relationship stressors, life transitions and more. Our online couples therapists all have skills in mental health-related interventions as well. Therefore, you will be able to receive a holistic approach during the couples therapy online, if mental health factors are also present. 

Another type of online therapy in Ontario that we provide is group treatment. Our online therapy group treatment focuses on delivering helpful strategies and tools for individuals with symptoms of OCD. This treatment can help you to learn from others and from your OCD therapists online in a 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 environment that would be beneficial to 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.

OCD virtual therapy in Ontario

OCD Therapy Online: What To Expect at FTPS

Exposure therapy, often used during OCD online treatment and online anxiety therapy, can  be very effective to carry out in the context of your own home. You might wonder why this would be? 

When you are working with an OCD therapist online, they can help you to approach triggers in the exact same  environment that they occur in. This has many advantages over trying to recreate these triggers within a traditional office setting.  You can also enlist loved ones to learn important coaching tools during a virtual therapy session. 

During online OCD help, an individual can work on exposure therapy in real time. For example, one could coach an in-session exposure which could involve toothbrushing without any rituals as their therapist coaches them virtually in their bathroom. Or, we could work with you in your kitchen to prepare a meal and work on limiting or eliminating any potential rituals. Of course, these exposure interventions would be difficult to work on in the context of an office setting. Instead, during virtual therapy in Ontario, we can work with you in the environment where those triggers exist. 

During OCD online treatment, an individual might also want to work on decreasing the amount of time they spend getting dressed or choosing their outfit for the day. They might have a lot of rituals when carrying out these daily routines. A teen or adult might want to do exposure therapy within their kitchen as they experience contamination-related OCD. This can all be carried out during online therapy with coaching from your OCD therapist online. And we would not be able to approach these situations in the same way if we were working in an office together. Online OCD counselling allows you and your therapist to be very creative together!

Another approach that we use for OCD online therapy is Inference-Based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. By learning this  approach, your online OCD therapist will help you to shift the processing of your thinking and learn to trust in yourself and not your OCD. 

Adults and teens can access therapy online in Ontario for OCD right across the province. This includes London, Markham, Vaughan, Windsor and Kitchener.

We know it can also be difficult to find psychological services that focus on the treatment of OCD. However, this is a focus of our services at FTPS. This means that individuals living in places such as Sudbury, Thunder Bay, St. Catherine and Barrie can reach out to us. No matter where you live in Ontario, we are ready to work with you!

Virtual therapy in Ontario by an experienced psychologist or therapist could also involve exposures related to OCD themes of contamination, daily routines, laundry, showering and toileting. The possibilities are truly endless!

Online OCD counselling can also allow therapists and clients to engage in screen sharing of collaborative worksheets and informative short videos. These are powerful tools that can enhance the work done together. Individuals can also share their screens and share in between session work they have done. Many clients find this 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 social anxiety treatment.  

Another benefit to virtual OCD treatment in Ontario is the accessibility. At FTPS, because we offer therapy online, you can receive therapy services from absolutely anywhere in Ontario!

How Do I Access Virtual Therapy in Ontario Offered by FTPS?

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

Our team also offers intensive services within Ontario. This might involve meeting more than one time per week with your therapist. This can help you work on mental issues with greater frequency and support. We also offer in-person community exposure sessions and in-person home visits. Please ask us about this at your intake call. We look forward to working with you – individually or in a group. Read all about our types of therapy offerings in Ontario.

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

Yes we certainly aspire to do just that! Reach out to us today to learn more about our online therapy in Ontario! We will set you up with a no charge consultation and therapist meet and greet session – learn more today!

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