Online therapy is private, accessible, and effective.
Are you wondering if online counselling is the best fit for you?
Maybe you've never tried therapy with an online counsellor, or you had a bad experience.
Our online counselling in Alberta is not like the an app where you get matched with a counsellor in another province or country. It's not text or chat.
At Therapy Alberta, you will meet with an online psychologist or therapist who lives in Alberta for regular appointments and personalized care.
Just like in-person therapy, your therapist will be attending only to you for your full session. They will not be texting or emailing or dividing their attention.
Being able to connect with counsellors across Alberta means you have more choice in finding the best therapist for you, based on your needs and preferences.
Why choose online counselling?
Meeting with a psychologist or therapist online is…
flexible: easy to schedule, including daytimes, evenings, and weekends – great for busy adults, couples with different schedules, and teens in school.
accessible: you can connect with your ideal therapist and receive high-quality care wherever you live in Alberta, not just with anyone who’s close by.
private: you meet with your therapist by phone or secure video counselling via Jane, so your visit will be confidential and maintain your privacy.
convenient: you can do therapy from your own home…no commute, winter weather, or clinical office – and you’ll have your favorite comforts within reach.
effective: online therapy is just as effective (or more) than in-office therapy; you can build a meaningful relationship and achieve your goals!
How does online counselling work?
You can connect to a counsellor anywhere in Calgary and across Alberta by phone or video.
The best therapist to meet your needs might live in a different area.
You may even find it's easier to connect online.
You don't have to go out of your way or go to a new place. You are familiar with your environment, and have all your favorite comforts within reach.
All you need is a device, internet, and quiet place to talk. Some people use their phone, tablet, laptop, or computer, and meet from their bedroom, living room, office, friend's place, or car (when it's nice out)!
You follow the link you receive by text or email, and join a secure virtual space with your online therapist.
We're here for you and happy to meet privately and conveniently wherever you are comfortable.
Online counselling with our compassionate
counsellors is open-minded.
At Therapy Alberta, we want therapy to be successful in more ways than just outcomes:
Non-judgmental and anti-oppressive approach to therapy & team
Affirming all backgrounds, beliefs, identities, & abilities
Welcoming of members of 2SLGBTQIA+ and BIPOC communities
Creating a place of learning to know and express yourself in healthy ways
Counselling where you feel seen, heard, understood, believed, and hopeful
Helps you build better connections and relationships with yourself and others
We love online therapy because it's good for us, good for you, and good for the earth.
We live in Alberta and we choose online therapy because we think it's great.
Our therapists love online therapy because we work better in our own space too. We can take better care of ourselves and show up for you as our best self.
We can also break down barriers and connect more people in our province with high-quality mental health care.
Going to therapy can be hard - online therapy can provide some people with the necessary comfort, distance, anonymity and convenience to try counselling for the first time, or to try again. We build great relationships online.
You'll love online therapy if you are:
a little nervous about going to therapy
most comfortable in your own space
choosing a therapist based on your preferences
okay skipping the drive and physical meeting
Online counselling is also good for the planet. With no commute, no big office, and secure electronic data, we are saving trees and reducing pollution.