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February 2, 2023
Expect More From Online Therapy: 8 Things To Look For

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How Can Online Therapy Support Me In Reaching My Potential?

We get it. Life is demanding. You work hard. You care for others. And you're tired of feeling tired. You want change, but you aren’t sure where to start. 

Online therapy can be life-changing. We believe that with the right therapist, community, and resources you’re more than capable of reaching your full potential. 

If you’re new to online therapy, you probably have questions. Let’s dive in! 

8 extra benefits of online therapy with Shift

We believe care doesn’t stop at the end of a session. Here are eight reasons why you can expect more from online therapy with Shift. 

Diverse languages and specialties to meet your needs 

Our virtual therapists excel in over 80 different specialties and use over 50 different clinical approaches. They speak over 10 different languages, including French, Arabic, Kiswahili, Mandarin, Greek, Hindi, and more. 

Our therapists bring their unique personalities and experiences to each session. With over 125 online therapists across Canada, you’re sure to find a great match for your personality and needs. 

Therapists available when you need them

Our online therapists will work around your schedule. Whether it’s on your lunch break, in the evening, or on the weekend, our therapists are here for you—seven days a week.

Collaborative care in action

Our therapists work together to best support you. They attend regular group supervision and professional development sessions, where they can learn from colleagues and share valuable resources. In practice, this may look like having a primary therapist for most sessions, who may connect you with a colleague to support you in a specific area. 

Free resources to boost your mental health

The more you put into therapy, the more you’ll get out of it. We offer free worksheets, questionnaires, and handouts to help you work through challenges faster. We add a new tool to our website every other week to support you on your journey. 

Free professional virtual events

Our therapist-led virtual events are a great way to meet different therapists and explore what online therapy might look like. Shift offers a variety of free events that address mental health topics like anxiety, life transitions, gender identity, suicide prevention, and more. Join a live webinar or browse our on-demand webinars at any time. 

Accessible therapy for everyone 

Whether you have physical limitations, a tight work schedule, childcare considerations, or want more privacy, online therapy is a great option. Virtual therapy makes it easier for couples, families, and people with mobility challenges to access professional, secure therapy from the comfort of their own home. 

A community of big dreamers

We believe online therapy should be accessible to everyone, so we’ve made our community free to join. Our Facebook community, Beyond the Session, is a safe, supportive environment where you can share your experiences and connect with other members. And it’s available to everyone—whether you’re a current client, exploring virtual therapy, or simply looking for some extra support in your life. 

Responsive and reliable care team

You deserve the best possible care. That’s why our amazing care team is here to support you seven days a week, not just during online therapy sessions. 

Our care team typically responds within one hour during our regular business hours, if not less. We pride ourselves on being hyper-responsive to our clients’ needs.

Ready to take the next step?

Our matching questionnaire is a great place to start. It’s confidential and only takes five minutes. Our care team will get back to you in 24 hours or less with a therapist recommendation. From there, you can schedule a free 15-minute Meet & Greet with a therapist or book an initial session.

Or, you can check out our therapists yourself. You can learn about their specialties, experiences, approaches, and even hobbies! 

Our therapists aren’t afraid to get real—in fact, it’s what sets us apart. We’re relatable like a friend but highly trained with unmatched clinical oversight.

With Shift’s Fit Guarantee, if your therapist isn’t a good match, we’ll connect you with another therapist and give you a free session. We’re committed to helping you find the right therapist and build the life you want—one session at a time.

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