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Online Counselling / E-Counselling

It can be difficult to access quality psychotherapy and counselling in some parts of Ontario and/or Canada - yet people everywhere can benefit from psychotherapeutic support. Furthermore, many people do not feel comfortable accessing live treatment or cannot physically access it.

To help more Canadians access the therapy they may want, or need, I do offer (and deeply value) video conferencing counselling sessions and other cybercounselling options. And, having been trained specifically in online counselling and building successful therapeutic relationships, online - I am well-skilled at transferring the benefits of therapy to this platform.

Online counselling is not for everyone, I get that - but it can be surprisingly helpful if you’re looking for help, and open to trying it. I do treat any of the issues described in the other areas of my website via e-counselling, depending on the client’s access and the level of care needed.

Online / e-counselling treatment areas include ANY of the treatment areas I list on my website, including online eating disorder treatment and general psychotherapy such as online treatment for anxiety, depression, trauma, stress, grief, and/or other issues.

Want to discuss your particular situation? Together we can determine if e-counselling is right for you. Call or text me for an initial conversation at: 647-880-7118, or send me an email at joelle@kernelofwisdom.com.

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Online Eating Disorder Counselling Options

In addition to video-conferencing sessions for eating disorder treatment, Kernel of Wisdom also offers a range of digital eating disorder support options to help enhance self-help and/or other treatment efforts in a variety of accessible and cost-effective ways. Options include:

  • Digital ED Level 1: Digital Meal Logs + Weekly In-App Reviews and Messaging 3x/week

  • Digital ED Level 2: Digital Meal Logs + Weekly In-App Reviews and Messaging 2x/week + 1 Weekly Support Email with Questions/Reflections to Summarize Observations and Efforts from Week

  • Digital ED Level 3: Digital Meal Logs + Weekly In-App Reviews and Messaging 3x/week + 1 Weekly Support Email with 1 Follow-Up and Activities/Homework direction

  • Add 20 - 25minutes of Live Online Chat to any of the packs above, as needed

What are The Differences with Online Therapy?

To be honest, research shows that the differences between live and online therapy are actually quite minimal - especially when accessing treatment through real-time services. Furthermore, this format is proven to help more than waitlist or self-help options. This is especially true when the treatment is delivered by a clinician trained specifically in online counselling/cybercounselling, like myself. With such training, unique ways of writing/communicating that help to “bridge” remote communication so that it feels more “live” are used to help enhance the therapeutic relationship and process.

  • PROS - more accessible, more anonymous, no travel time, often offers scalable options, can be more affordable, can give the client more time to really think about reflections and responses, can be more self-directed.

  • CONS - can sometimes feel different in terms of depth of relationship, some specific cyber-security risk, can require more dedication and motivation from the client (all can be managed with care), and some jurisdictional limitations may need to apply (i.e., I only treat clients in Canada).

Want to discuss your particular situation? Together we can determine if e-counselling is right for you. Call or text me for an initial conversation at: 647-880-7118, or send me an email at joelle@kernelofwisdom.com.