The Warming Tree Wellness Centre

Pamelah Stevens, LMHC & Associates

Much like the rise of social media, internet advertising, distance education, and online shopping, the field of online coaching and counseling has found success in being able to provide counseling sessions remotely using the telephone, email, and video conferencing.

So what are the benefits to you?

Online counseling is convenient. You have the freedom to book sessions according to your own schedule. Instead of trying to arrange your schedule to include driving to and from an office appointment, you save time and your resources. Online counseling sessions can be conducted from the comfort of your own home or in a space that you find safe and secure. For individuals living in rural or remote areas where you may not be able to find transportation to an office location, online counseling can provide you with the services you need: all that is required is a telephone or an internet connection.

According to a recent study, online counseling is an effective and cost-effective approach to treating mild and moderate depression” (Montero-Marin et al., 2013, p. 5). Another study reported that 90% of individuals who received online counseling reported that their problems and issues were resolved. And finally, the Swinburne University of Technology E-therapy unit has been recognized for its successful implementation of its Panic Online Program, which has helped individuals who are diagnosed with panic disorder (Prabhakar, 2013).

“Any human anywhere will blossom in a hundred unexpected talents and capacities simply by being given the opportunity
to do so.”

– Doris Lessing –


Montero-Marin et al. (2013). Expectations, experiences and attitudes of patients and primary health care professionals regarding online psychotherapeutic interventions for depression: protocol for a qualitative study. BMC Psychiatry, 13(64), 1-6. Retrieved from

Prabhakar, E. (2013). E-Therapy: Ethical Considerations of a Changing Healthcare Communication Environment. Pastoral Psychology, 62, 211-218. doi:10.1007/s11089-012-0434-3

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