Teletherapy and Online Therapy

Teletherapy can be especially beneficial for those in the following situations:

  • Have inflexible work hours or frequently travel
  • Prefer therapy in the comfort of your home
  • Have a mobility-limiting disability or injury
  • Have responsibilities that prevent you from leaving home often
  • Suffering from agoraphobia or social anxiety
  • Concerned about health issues going into an office environment
  • Cannot travel to the office due to commuting issues
  • Live in a rural or remote area with limited mental health services

Why would I choose teletherapy?
The most common reasons people chose teletherapy are for convenience and to address mental health issues in the comfort of their home. Telepsychology is becoming increasingly more popular. Most all psychological treatments can be tailored for virtual therapy. Research has shown receiving psychological help online is effective as same location counseling.

How is teletherapy conducted?
Teletherapy is conducted using a confidential and HIPAA compliant software, such as Zoom. You will need a computer with video and audio capability so that you and your therapist can see and hear each other. Teletherapy sessions typically last 50-60 minutes. Any handouts or materials will be provided to you over a secure connection.

Is online therapy confidential?
Yes, teletherapy services are fully confidential. Sessions will not be recorded unless specifically requested by you.

Are teletherapy sessions covered by insurance?
Some insurance companies reimburse for teletherapy sessions. Otherwise, you can pay for sessions by self-pay. For some, the convenience of the sessions makes-up for the cost.

I live in Alberta or BC. Can I do teletherapy?
Cheryl Turner is licensed as a psychologist in Alberta and a licensed counsellor in BC. When conducting teletherapy, most provinces require that the psychologist be licensed in the province in which the client resides. Thus, she can provide therapy to anyone living in Alberta or BC via online counseling.

How do I get started?
The best place to start is by speaking to Cheryl to discuss therapy options, answer any questions about the process, and schedule a confidential appointment. Follow these simple steps:

Text today at 250-307-0679 or e-mail me for a free consultation
Or, you can book directly through email Cheryl
Begin your journey towards a fulfilling and healthier life
Cheryl offers both in-person and teletherapy for online anxiety treatment for residents of
Alberta and BC. Her private practice is located at 4415 – 29th Street, Vernon BC.