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Online Therapy Ontario

Therapy To Help You Heal

Virtual therapy in Ontario with Registered Psychotherapists and Social Workers.

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Flexible Scheduling
No Waitlist

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Online Sessions

When something isn't right, but you can't put your finger of what's making you feel stuck

Maybe you’re feeling alone, or struggling in your personal or professional life – you could be experiencing anxiety, agitation, or overwhelm more frequently. What is clear is that it’s gotten to a point where it’s keeping you from feeling like you’re enough, connecting on a deeper level, and living with more meaning.
We help you uncover what’s keeping you from living fully as you.
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Online Psychotherapy Ontario

Our Areas of Support

Veritas Psychotherapy & Counselling

Our Online Therapy Services

At Veritas Psychotherapy & Counselling, we provide online counselling in Ontario.

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Individual Therapy

One on one therapy to help you overcome life’s challenges.
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Couples Therapy

Strengthen trust, improve communication, and build a lasting connection.
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Teen Therapy (13+)

When your teenager needs to talk, we are here to listen and support.
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Child Therapy

Little minds have big feelings. We help children understand and cope.
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Family Therapy

Guiding families to understand, support, and tackle challenges together.

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First Responders & Helping Professionals

A safe space for helpers and heroes to debrief and heal.
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Trauma Therapy

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Attachment Therapy

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Anxiety Therapy

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Eating Disorder Therapy

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PTSD Therapy

WHO WE ARE

Why work with Veritas Psychotherapy

Because we help you experience a way of living that will transform how you connect with yourself and the people in your life.

We offer therapy that is:

Relationship-Based

We prioritize trust and genuine connection, placing the therapeutic relationship at the forefront of your healing journey.

Rooted In Compassion

At the heart of our approach is unwavering compassion, ensuring an environment free from judgment.

Deeply Transformative

We help you to achieve more than just a quick fix. We help you heal from the inside out so you can experience lasting change that positively impacts your entire life.

Joseph Hoyda, Therapist in Orillia, Huntsville, and Online across Ontario

Joseph Hoyda MA, RP

Clinic Founder, PhD Candidate
We believe the purpose of therapy should be to fundamentally change your life positively – for the long term.

Therapists Specializing In Online Therapy

Chelsea Howard, Registered Social Worker in Orillia and online across Ontario

Chelsea Howard

Registered Social Worker
Katrina Brown, Registered Social Worker and Psychotherapist in Orillia and online across Ontario

Katrina Brown

Registered Social Worker, Registered Psychotherapist
Joseph Hoyda, Therapist in Orillia, Huntsville, and Online across Ontario

Joseph Hoyda

Registered Psychotherapist

Our Approach

How Our Online Therapy Works

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We understand your story

During the first session, we will focus on getting a better understanding of your challenges in order to build a connection that will encourage openness.

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We identify your needs

After identifying the root of what’s holding you back, we develop a plan tailored to helping you with the emotions and behaviours that will create lasting, positive change.

Nurturing plants outside | Step three of the therapy process is to help the client heal and grow

We help you process and heal

We provide you with tools you need to identify and manage the triggers and situations that come up in your everyday life to help you maintain lasting change.

We help you get results to move forward with the freedom to live fully in the present moment.
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Safety is not the absence of threat, it is the presence of connection.

– Gabor Mate

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Frequently Asked Questions

Online therapy, also known as virtual therapy, is a highly accessible type of mental health treatment that is delivered remotely over the internet. With the advancements in technology and the increasing availability of internet access, online therapy has become a popular option for those seeking mental health support.

Online therapy is delivered over the internet through a secure video conferencing platform, allowing individuals to receive mental health support from the comfort of their own home or any location with an internet connection.

Online therapy is led by a licensed and experienced mental health professional who has expertise in providing counselling, therapy, and other forms of mental health support.

The primary objective of online therapy is to help individuals enhance their mental and emotional well-being, overcome challenges, and achieve their goals in a manner that is similar to in-person therapy sessions. If you are looking for a professional and effective solution for your mental health needs, online therapy may be the ideal choice for you.

Online therapy services provided by a registered psychotherapist are not covered through OHIP. If you have coverage through a private health benefits program, they may fund your online therapy sessions in part or full. Following payment, you will be provided with a receipt which may be submitted to your insurance provider for reimbursement.

It is recommended that you confirm coverage with your insurance provider prior to booking your first session. Ontario also recognizes registered psychotherapists as medical practitioners and as such their services may be claimed on your income tax return under the medical expense tax credit.

While it is somewhat more challenging to find privacy when you live with other people, there are options to creating a private environment. Many clients have found the following possibilities helpful:

  • Going into a separate room and closing the door
  • Sitting in your car to complete the online therapy session
  • Using white noise such as a fan or quiet music to block out sound
  • Using headphones
  • Schedule your session when you know your housemates will be out
  • Ask the people you live with for privacy

Convenience: Online counselling offers the flexibility to receive therapy from the comfort of your own home or anywhere with an internet connection.

Accessibility: No more waiting weeks or months for an appointment. With online counselling, you can often receive therapy within just a few days.

Anonymity: For some clients, the anonymity of online counselling can be a comfort and a sense of security.

Expanded Availability: Online counselling offers access to therapists from different locations, which provides a wider range of options for finding a therapist who is the right fit for you.

Cost Effective: Online counselling is often more cost-effective than traditional in-person therapy because it does not require transportation costs.

Environment: Online counselling can provide a more relaxed and comfortable environment, which can help reduce the stigma associated with mental health treatment.
Improved Access to Care: With online counselling, clients in remote or underserved areas with limited access to services have enhanced opportunities to receive mental health care.

Flexible Scheduling: With online counselling, you can easily schedule therapy sessions outside of typical business hours, which can be more convenient if clients work or have demanding schedules.

Technology-Enabled: Virtual counselling utilizes technology to enhance therapy, with tools like secure video conferencing and virtual therapeutic activities.

Counselling and therapy can be used to treat a wide range of mental health conditions, including depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and relationship issues.

Gain insight and enhance self-awareness: One of the main benefits of therapy is that it can help individuals gain insight into their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours. This can lead to a deeper understanding of themselves, their motivations, maladaptive patterns of behaviour and ultimately, the underlying causes of their problems.

Confidential support: 
Psychotherapy provides a supportive and confidential environment where individuals can explore and express their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgmental and safe space. This trust is essential for the therapeutic relationship to be effective and for individuals to make progress in their therapy. Additionally, confidentiality protects the privacy of individuals and can help prevent potential harm or negative consequences if sensitive information were to be shared without consent.

Improve coping skills:
Therapy can help individuals develop strategies and skills to help them cope if they are feeling stressed or need assistance in managing their emotions such as anxiety.

Improving relationships:
Individuals can learn effective communication skills, boundary-setting, and emotional regulation through therapy. They can also better understand their attachment styles and how they may be impacting their relationships. Additionally, therapy can help individuals work through past traumas or emotional injuries that may be affecting their current relationships or self-esteem.

Increase Self-Worth:
Many individuals struggle with self-criticism and low self-esteem, causing them to feel unworthy and unmotivated. Therapy provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals to address these challenges and work towards improving their self-worth. Individuals can learn to challenge negative self-perceptions and build resilience.

Empowerment:
Therapy provides a unique opportunity for individuals to take control of their lives and live according to their values. By working with a trained therapist, they can gain a deeper understanding of their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, and learn to identify and challenge the limiting beliefs and negative patterns that hold them back. Therapy empowers clients to develop new perspectives, skills, and coping strategies to navigate life’s challenges and achieve their goals.

Personal growth:
The ultimate goal of therapy is to help people to work out personal issues to reach their full potential, achieve their life goals, and live fulfilling, meaningful lives. Therapy can help individuals identify and work through personal issues that may be holding them back and can aid in achieving personal growth and self-actualization.

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