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Individual Therapy

What is the purpose of individual therapy?

The primary aim of therapy, in its myriad forms, is to pave a path towards understanding, acceptance, healing, and growth. The process of therapy can provide a safe and supportive environment for self-exploration, helping individuals to resolve personal conflicts, understand their feelings and behaviours better, work through difficult situations and develop coping strategies for life's challenges. The outcomes, although varied, can lead to enhanced mental health, improved relationships and an overall boost in quality of life.

Individual Therapy

In therapy, one can expect to gain new insights about themselves and the circumstances surrounding their lives. It's an excellent avenue to learn essential coping mechanisms for stress and anxiety, techniques to manage and express emotions better, ways to improve relationships, and strategies to achieve personal or professional goals. Additionally, it presents the platform to address specific issues such as depression, addiction, trauma, grief, relationship problems, and so much more. Undeniably, therapy has evolved to accommodate the changing times and people's diversified needs, making it more accessible than ever before.

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Can therapy be done online?

Indeed, therapy can be brought directly to your comfortable environment. In fact, online therapy, also known as teletherapy or virtual therapy, has become increasingly commonplace.

Simply put, online therapy involves engaging in therapeutic sessions via the internet, often using video calls. This facilitates access to mental health services from the comfort of your own home, eliminating the need for physical commutes to a therapist's office. It's an excellent option for individuals who appreciate the convenience, privacy, and flexibility. You can communicate with your therapist in a comfortable and familiar setting, which can sometimes make it easier to open up about personal matters. Like in-person therapy, online therapy can help individuals overcome various mental health challenges by offering support, strategies, and new perspectives.

What credentials do the Shift Collab therapists have?

Our therapists are either Registered Social Workers or Registered Psychotherapists. Want to better understand the difference? Click here! Most healthcare benefits plans accept one or both of these for coverage.

How does the Fit Guarantee work?

Our goal is to match you with the perfect therapist. But sometimes things don't go to plan. So, if you're not completely satisfied within 60 days of your first session, we'll rematch you and provide your first session with another therapist for free. That's our Fit Guarantee.

How much are the sessions?

Our rates start at $140 per 50-minute session. We also offer reduced rates in special circumstances, for postsecondary students, and for new grads. Have questions about rates? Send us a message or give us a call.

How soon can I start therapy at Shift Collab?

You can begin therapy within 24 hours, based on the availability of the right therapist for you (and your own schedule, of course).

How does Shift Collab compare to other therapy companies?

Simply put, we’re a group practice – not a network (like the well-known therapy apps) and also not just a solo therapist. We proudly hire about 5% of the therapists that apply to Shift Collab and we’re especially focused on the top-quality care they provide. To learn more about what sets us apart, read our story.

Featured Therapists

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Taninder Atwal

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Sarah Nahum

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Stefania Oliveti

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Jessica Portelli

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Amreeta Kaur


What types of therapy do you offer?

In short, a lot. We offer about 50 different approaches and cover about 80 different specialties. That's why our team plays a role in matching you with the right therapist.

Do you offer in-person sessions too?

Our clinic is operating 100% virtually. This means that all sessions are held by telephone or video to accommodate all client’s needs and schedules. Virtual therapy provides the opportunity to connect with a therapist in the comfort of your own home.

How do I pay for sessions?

Our services are covered in whole or in part by many benefits programs. Check you coverage for Registered Social Workers or Registered Psychotherapists. Payment is due at the end of each session, and then you submit a receipt to your benefits provider for reimbursement. Let us know if you need a hand figuring out your coverage or the process for reimbursement.

Can you complete a diagnosis or prescribe medication?

Unfortunately, we cannot diagnose or prescribe any medication. Depending on the needs of clients we can refer them externally to psychologists or psychiatrists.

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