Psychotherapists help patients with a wide variety of mental conditions and emotional difficulties. They use counseling, also known as talk therapy, to facilitate personal change through self-knowledge, emotional acceptance, and growth with the optimal development of personal resources. Psychotherapists hold special degrees or certifications in their field.
Frequently asked questions
Maple therapists can help you manage many situations and conditions, including:
- Depression or low moods
- Relationship challenges
- Work stress
- Life changes
- Focus, performance, and motivation
- Grief or loss
During your first consultation, you’ll be able to select any topic you wish to discuss with the online therapist. The therapist will gather information about you and your history to properly evaluate your concerns and arrive at a plan to help guide your treatment. Each session will be 50 minutes in duration.
Online counseling allows you to see a psychotherapist from the comfort of your own home through text, audio, or video. You can book a visit at a time that’s most convenient for you, or choose to speak with someone as soon as possible — you’ll hear back from the therapist directly in 12 hours or less.
Many benefit programs cover the fee of consulting with an MSW RSW therapist or Registered Psychotherapist (RPs) — check with your benefits provider to see if this is something that’s available to you. The therapist’s license number and credentials will appear on your Maple receipt.
Psychotherapists are not medical doctors and are not able to prescribe any medications. Your treatment may consist of talk therapy, CBT, and other communication-based methods.
Yes. To see the same psychotherapist, you’ll need to schedule an appointment and select the same psychotherapist each time.
Psychiatrists are medical doctors who specialize in mental health and psychiatric disorders. They undergo additional training and licensing so that they’re able to diagnose and treat mental illness. Psychiatrists focus on the physical causes and mental health aspects of mental illness and can prescribe medications.
Psychologists and psychotherapists, however, are not medical doctors. Psychologists often focus on cognitive behaviour therapy and other behavioural strategies, while psychotherapists often focus on talk therapy. Psychologists and psychotherapists cannot prescribe medications.