Video therapy, Canadian licence, relationships, sexuality, depression

Video counselling or chat at home or in the office
Woman doing therapy session at home via internet
Ontario-licensed therapist covers English Canada

Personal counselling and psychotherapy

Beth Mares Registered Psychotherapist provides online counselling for a range of issues. These include relationships, sexual problems, affairs, pornography addiction and other internet addictions, other sexual addictions, other unwanted habits, low libido, lesbian bed death, assertiveness, self-esteem, stress management, insomnia, anxiety disorders, depression, dual disorders, adult children of alcoholics issues (ACoA) such as codependency, divorce support, coming out issues, and the after-effects of an abusive or limiting childhood involving discrimination, restrictive religion, an abusive sibling, or other trauma.

Relationship counselling in your home

Couple therapy can now be done online by webcam. Beth helps with communication, compatibility issues, fighting, family problems, parenting, long distance relationships, sexual dissatisfaction, sex addiction, lying, and trust. For more about marriage guidance see couples counselling.

Pipeda compliant platform--better privacy than Skype

Beth uses Vsee, a newer platform which was designed for professional uses such as medical consultations. It is thus compliant with laws and regulations designed to safeguard privacy, unlike Skype. Vsee is also easier to use.

What distance therapy is not good for

While internet or phone counselling can be very effective for the above issues and more, it is not suitable for someone who is unstable or for addressing psychiatric conditions such as severe depression, bipolar disorder, or a life-threatening eating disorder. However recent research has suggested that for mild or moderate depression distance counselling tends to be superior, because most depressed people, especially if they have other health issues, lack energy, and the drop-out rate for in-office psychotherapy for depression is high.

How to make an appointment for online counselling

Video therapy for disabled people; chat for the deaf

Online video counselling in Northern Ontario and across Canada

Beth does cybertherapy with residents of English Canada, including those who are currently living in other countries, but most of her clients are in Ontario. Northern Ontario centres include Thunder Bay, Sault Ste. Marie, North Bay, Timmins, Kenora, Elliot Lake, Temiskaming and Dryden.

As well as providing specialized services such as sex therapy, help for sex addiction and overcoming infidelity, internet counselling provides a level of privacy that is not otherwise available in a small town, or even in a small city in the case of well-known professionals and other public figures.

The internet makes the services of qualified psychotherapists and  couples counsellors available even in Northern Ontario’s smaller centres, including the following:
Atikokan Black River-Matheson     Blind River     Chapleau      Cochrane     Englehart     Espanola     Fort Frances     French River     Greenstone     Hearst     Iroquois Falls     Kapuskasing     Kirkland Lake     Manitouwadge     Marathon     Mattawa     Moosonee     Nipigon     Manitoulin Parry Sound     Red Lake     Sables-Spanish Rivers     Sioux Lookout     Wawa     West Nipissing

Canada: licensing for psychotherapists and counsellors
If you are choosing a therapist that you do not know by reputation, your best protection is to choose someone who has malpractice insurance and belongs to a college. In Canada, that means being government licensed in Ontario or Quebec. Beth's license and insurance are valid for all of English Canada. Licensed US therapists are licensed and insured in their own state, but usually not in other states, and not in Canada.


Beth Mares Counselling