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ShiftGrit’s online counselling service looks to provide you with the highest convenience with the same unique Shift therapy you’d get if you came in. We have found that when you find a therapist online, near you, it is consistent with the therapy sessions you receive in person, with many existing clients utilizing this option exclusively. All virtual therapy is provided by psychologists located in , and registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists. We use superior-quality, HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act)-compliant video conferencing to connect with you on your existing computer, laptop, iPad, or iPhone for counseling online.

What does all this mean?! It means we take enough care to know that Skype online therapy and counselling sessions aren’t secure enough for the delicate information dredged up in therapy and that a whole-room view of your psychologist makes the experience feel more authentic than staring at a floating head during your virtual session. So, no matter where you are located in , you’ll feel like our nearby Shift counsellor is right in the room with you for your online therapy session.

What online therapy services do we provide?

Many concerns or barriers can be addressed through online counselling, including:

Online therapy is great for…

Anyone, really! It allows you to access psychological services and therapy from the comfort of your own home, avoid a drive and save your time. But specifically, this option can be good for:

  • Individuals living in more rural or remote areas of Alberta looking for counselling services;
  • Executives, busy parents or other individuals with packed schedules, who may not have the time to attend a session face-to-face;
  • Individuals who experience barriers to mobility or methods of transportation;
  • Individuals with social anxiety, agoraphobia or other conditions that make it difficult to leave home to attend appointments; and
  • Parents who are experiencing challenges getting access to childcare services.

So take a seat on your bean bag, hammock, or another throne of choice and we’ll start creating your ideal reality.

If you book an appointment for counselling online you will be bound by the digital consent document’s terms and conditions, which will be attached to your booking profile. The benefits of online mental health counselling include increased flexibility and alignment with your schedule and increased accessibility if our physical locations are not convenient for you. We look forward to seeing you for your online session!


We use Jane App to provide our online counselling services. Jane App allows us to provide secure telehealth video sessions. Here is a helpful guide on how to join your online appointment.  You can use Jane App from your desktop or laptop computer, mobile phone or tablet.

Shift doesn’t deliver client-led online counselling. Our accountant, acupuncturist or lawyer doesn’t make us “figure it out,” so we don’t either. We’re also not a fan of keeping people in the dark or deluging them with psycho-babble. We come armed with a directive program that we lay out in a transparent fashion, so clients always know what we’re doing and why. We’re not going to just sit around and chat about the problem of the moment. That’s too easy. Instead, we look at the underlying, causal factors that block people from living the life they want. That allows us to deal with the problem of the moment AND insulate from future roadblocks in one go. Two birds, one stone.

  • Taber
  • Medicine Hat
  • Lethbridge
  • High Level
  • Grand Prairie
  • Okotoks
  • Fort McMurrary
  • Brooks
  • Medicine Hat
  • Canmore
  • Banff
  • Cochrane
  • Fort Saskatchewan
  • Drayton Valley
  • Jasper
  • Lloydminster
  • Slave Lake
  • Stettler
  • Barrhead
  • Raymond
  • Three Hills
  • Cardston
  • Gibbons
  • Redcliff
  • Didsbury
  • Peace River
  • Stony Plain
  • Sylvan Lake
  • Strathmore
  • Morinville
  • Blackfalds
  • Coaldale
  • Innisfail
  • Wetaskiwin
  • Athabasca
  • Lac la Biche
  • Westlock
  • Bonnyville
  • Rainbow Lake
  • La Crete
  • Paul
  • Vereville
  • Camrose
  • Fitzgerald
  • Red Deer
  • Wood Buffalo
  • Pincher Creek
  • Beaumont
  • Chestermere
  • Cold Lake
  • Ponoka
  • Claresholm
  • High River
  • Airdrie
  • Olds
  • Whitecourt
  • Devon
  • Rocky Mountain House
  • Smoky Lake
  • Vermillion
  • St Albert
  • Sherwood Park
  • Sturgeon County
  • Strathcona County
  • Leduc
  • MacLeod
  • Lacombe
  • Spruce Grove
  • Edson
  • Hinton
  • High Prairie

Your first session is different than any other you will have. We ask you many questions, which are very to-the-point and directed so that you are never at a loss for what to say. We start with “What brings you to online counselling?” and go on to topics like medical history, sleep, and family history and end with goal setting (which we help you with) and outlining a treatment plan. It’s a full 50 minutes of your history, wish list and present circumstances, but you are always in control and can pass on any question that makes you uncomfortable. Plus, we always leave time for you to grill us a little on whatever you’d like.

Shift utilizes a little mix of established therapies, enhanced by some original concepts and a unique sequence. We start things out with cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and add in bilateral stimulation, exposure therapy, attachment theory and our pattern theory. Ingredients for a beautiful and thorough outcome. See how it works here