Online therapy and
The facts behind e-therapy and what it can do to help you become healthier and happier
1 in 5
Canadians Experience some Type of Mental Illness
$ 1 B
Economic Burden of Mental Health in Canada
$ 1 B
Total Cost of Unmet Canadian Psychotherapy Needs
Wait Times too Long – Unavailable Therapists – Cost Factor
Why Online Therapy?
Efficiency of Online Therapy
Several research papers, mostly from the Telemental Health Institute’s bibliography, indicate that remote therapy is an acceptable alternative to, or even equivalent to, traditional office care.
An online study of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) conducted between 2000 and 2012, with participants who were in therapy for periods ranging from eight weeks to two years, reveals that CBT online effectively reduces mental illness symptoms. In some cases, it is even more effective than in-person therapy.
A study from the University of Zurich in Switzerland and the University of Leipzig in Germany, published in the Journal of Affective Disorders, shows that Internet psychotherapy can be just as beneficial as traditional therapy.
Researchers in South Carolina have found that veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) respond as well to videoconferencing therapy as to treatment received in office.