Things have changed.

The pandemic was devastating on so many of us. But one of the gifts of COVID was the liberating discovery that we can do some things virtually.

Couple and Family Therapy Montreal has made the transition to a mostly virtual practice but some of our clinicians also offer in-person options.

While certain services, such as play therapy or art therapy, are offered almost exclusively in person, other services are just as effective online.


What are the Benefits of Virtual Therapy?

  • It is more accessible. You can see one of our experienced specialists regardless of where you live in Quebec.
  • You can have therapy from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
  • You do not have to take public transportation or drive across town and deal with parking.
  • You do not need childcare if you have young kids.
  • It is more time-efficient. You don’t have to spend any time commuting.
  • There is usually more flexibility in schedules, both for you and your clinician.

Is Video Therapy Effective?

Yes! Many studies have demonstrated that virtual therapy can be just as effective as in-person therapy. Although at Couple and Family Therapy Montreal we moved our whole practice online during the pandemic, some of our therapists had been doing virtual therapy successfully for years.

How to Optimize Your Video Therapy Sessions

  • The physical setting should be comfortable, quiet and support focused attention.
  • Use a laptop or desktop if possible, rather than a smart phone.
  • Be close to your Wifi router or to your wired Internet connection.
  • For couples, sit beside each other so your therapist can see you both clearly, such as on a sofa or two chairs side-by-side.
  • Restart your computer before your session.
  • Make sure no other parties on the same Wifi network are using up bandwidth.
  • Close all other programs and browser windows.
  • Use ear buds if possible.
  • Turn off notifications on the device you will be using.
  • Turn off the ringer and notifications on your smart phone during your session or put it in a different room.

Get in Touch

If you are struggling, don’t hesitate to contact Couple and Family Therapy Montreal to find out more or to request an appointment. We are here to help.