According to the Canadian Mental Health Association, 1 in 2 Canadians will experience mental illness by the age of 40.
Currently, publicly funded mental health care has wait times of several months to over a year. Private mental health therapists, on the other hand, charge an average rate of $120 – $200 CAD per 50-min appointment. In 2018, these restrictions left 1.6 million Canadians with unmet mental health care needs.
Online video counselling is a treatment option that offers the same benefits as in-person counselling while reducing both wait times and cost (due to the elimination of clinic fees). It also comes with the advantage of meeting from the privacy and comfort of your home through the HIPAA-compliant video platform, VSee, which offers a safe, private and confidential online meeting space. Learn more about the effectiveness of online therapy here.