All couples and family counselling services are currently on video conferencing platforms until further notice. This is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
In today's uncertain and unsafe world, the time will come where you may need compassionate support, and a familiar place to talk to someone who can truly understand.
Modern technology can now facilitate the way you connect and seek out professional mental health care. So much so, that many people prefer online counselling from the comfort of their own surroundings, be it their home or office.
Being in your own space can sometimes create a level of safety and depth that is not always available during in-person therapy. In addition, online counselling potentially allows more flexibility with your schedule too.
All you need is good internet connection, a computer, tablet, or smartphone - and we will help with the rest!
Online therapy is not only for individuals, but also works just as effectively with couples too! We have software that can brings us all together, even if your partner is in a different geographical location to you.
You can be rest assured that you are safe with a Vida Relationships counsellor. We are trained to a rigorous standard, and are experienced in delivering an exceptional, genuinely caring online container for you.
At Vida Relationships, your right to confidentiality is of paramount importance to us.
When using Doxy.me, being able to talk freely and with piece of mind is always possible.
Here is important information regarding privacy:
Doxy does not store your personal information. All you ever need to provide is your first name, deleted at the end of the call.
Your meeting with a counsellor is simply one click away, placing you in a virtual waiting room before your call begins.
Doxy.me is PHIPA and PIPEDA compliant (regulation for the way Canadian patient health information is stored).
End-to-end encryption ensures our call is between provider and patient only.
We use video conferencing software called Doxy.me, a secure, end-to-end encrypted telemedicine provider.
Doxy.me is completely confidential. Designed for mental health care practitioners to deliver professional and effective care online in a variety of ways.
In addition, video can be in high definition, making you feel like you are in the same room.
We have provided a couple of helpful and informative videos about Doxy.me to give you an insight into the online therapy experience.
How Does Online Counselling Work?
It's Easy To Set-Up!
With Doxy.me set up is simple. As Doxy is an internet browser based telemedicine service, all you need is a computer, webcam and microphone. Most modern computers and tablets have these built in, so you can be online in a matter of minutes!
To ensure you have the best online counselling experience, you must use the latest version of Google Chrome, or Firefox internet browser. We also recommend a good Wi-Fi or Ethernet internet connection.
To connect with your counsellor, please see their relevant Doxy link below (a green dot by their name tells you they are online).
Let's Get You Started!
First, book your session with your chosen practitioner by simply clicking on the link below:
Your online counsellor will then send you a confirmation email containing all you need to begin your video conference call.
You will need to fill out an intake form and sign informed consents, then you will be good-to-go!
To check in for your appointment, simply click the Doxy link for your chosen counsellor, which will take you to their virtual waiting room. If prompted, be sure to give camera and audio permissions.
We sincerely look forward to meeting you and supporting you!
By Lynn Ungar.
What if you thought of it
as the Jews consider the Sabbath—
the most sacred of times?
Cease from travel.
Cease from buying and selling.
Give up, just for now,
on trying to make the world
different than it is.
Sing. Pray. Touch only those
to whom you commit your life.
And when your body has become still,
reach out with your heart.
Know that we are connected
in ways that are terrifying and beautiful.
(You could hardly deny it now.)
Know that our lives
are in one another’s hands.
(Surely, that has come clear.)
Do not reach out your hands.
Reach out your heart.
Reach out your words.
Reach out all the tendrils
of compassion that move, invisibly,
where we cannot touch.
Promise this world your love–
for better or for worse,
in sickness and in health,
so long as we all shall live.