Our Services

Individual Psychotherapy

Youth Counselling

Couple and Family Therapy

Our Space

Our Head Office: 382 Spadina Ave.

We have both telehealth options to service clients across Ontario and in-person availability in Toronto and Ottawa.

Accessing mental health support is more flexible than ever. At ACTion Psychotherapy, we recognize the importance of offering both in-person and virtual care.

Telehealth

Benefits:

  • Effectiveness. Research shows that online therapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy for issues related to mental health.
  • Accessible. Accommodates those living in rural or remote areas, people living with disabilities that prevent them from leaving the home, and eliminates transportation barriers.
  • Convenience. No need to schedule time for a commute.
  • Cost Effective. Eliminates cost of parking and transportation.

Considerations:

  • Coverage. Some insurance companies may not cover it. We encourage you to check with yours. 
  • Confidentiality and Privacy. Although we use encrypted, HIPAA-compliant software and abide by telehealth guidelines, communicating over the Internet entails a greater risk for security breach compared to in-person. It also means possible Internet connectivity issues. 
  • Distractions. Possibilities for disruption depending on your living circumstances and others in the home.

In-Person

Benefits:

  • Trust and Body Language. Some people may prefer viewing the entire body language of their therapist for more effective communication.
  • Severe mental health or psychiatric concerns. A more appropriate and accommodating option for people that may need crisis intervention that is better supported with in-person care.
  • Participation. It is an opportunity to engage in an activity outside of your home.

Considerations:

  • Time consuming. Ensuring commute time may be challenging for busy schedules.
  • Expenses. Possible parking and transportation fees.

All virtual sessions are conducted using secure, HIPAA-compliant software. Research has shown that psychotherapy offered through telehealth is an effective solution for mental health treatment. The efficacy of either option depends on individual preference and comfort level.