There are plenty of barriers for those seeking mental health services in Toronto. That's why one company developed a platform enabling anyone to get help at home.
Inkblot connects Canadians (ages 18 and above) with counsellors (including social workers and psychologists) who provide psychotherapy - or talk therapy - via video chat.
Dr. Arash Zohoor, a doctor in the Hamilton area who also practices psychotherapy, founded the company along with a developer. He was frustrated after realizing he didn't have enough time to see all his patients in office.
Julie Sabine, VP of marketing and sales, says Inkblot works with 50 counsellors and users can simply sign up, fill out a short survey and book an appointment with one they feel comfortable with.
“We’re trying to make it as transparent as possible because right now the mental health world is the opposite of transparent,” she says.
Since psychotherapy isn't covered by OHIP, each Inkblot session costs $75. However, Sabine says she and her team are working to offer more affordable (and even free) sessions.
A team of six, half of whom are based in Toronto, run the organization, which had its soft launch in December.
by Amy Grief via blogTO