Therapist Guided Program
Now free for Ontario residents!
Experience therapy that’s completely digital
No worry about appointments to keep
Available whenever and wherever you are
On any web-enabled device you prefer
How It Works
Create an account and get started right away.
Tell us about yourself, your feelings and your situation, so that your therapist can understand you better.
After you create and verify your secure account, you’ll start your first session – a full MindBeacon Assessment.
We've re-created what in some cases can be a 60- to-90-minute in-person interview, in an online assessment that takes about 30 minutes and can be completed on your own time, anywhere.
We suggest setting aside a time in which you won’t be interrupted to complete this important first step in your journey.
A therapist creates a plan designed just for you.
Through secure direct messages, readings and activities, your therapist will help you develop the skills you need to thrive.
A therapist will take the time to personally review your assessment. (This can take 3 to 5 business days, depending on volumes.*)
If our program is a good fit for your unique needs, you will be matched with the therapist best suited to create your personalized treatment plan.
If our program is not appropriate, they will suggest other resources for you to contact.
*Due to high volumes, it may take longer than usual to review your assessment. We’re working hard on getting you started with us as soon as possible.
Complete your personalized program in 6 to 12 weeks.
Work one-on-one with your dedicated therapist for up to 12 weeks and access your resources for up to 1 year.
Our program offers 12 weeks of guided treatment with a therapist. Most people complete their course of treatment in 6 to 10 weeks.
Your therapist will respond to your messages and check in with you every few days.
Once you reach 12 weeks of treatment, you will still be able to access your materials (readings, worksheets and more) for an additional 40 weeks.
What's a Therapist Guided Program?
MindBeacon's Therapist Guided Program is based in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT).
With more than 40 years of research and practice, CBT is an excellent long-term solution for those suffering from mood and anxiety disorders.
It’s a skills-building approach to therapy, helping you develop resiliency and coping skills to better manage your mental health concerns. It consists of readings, exercises and activities that will help you learn and practice those new skills.
MindBeacon's Therapist Guided Program is designed for adults 16+, and can help with many mental health concerns.
Your Mental & Behavioural Health
Evidence-based psychotherapy with MindBeacon, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, can help with mild to severe problems tied to a diverse range of concerns.
Challenging Life Events
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques are well suited to help people understand problems in relationships or deal with complex emotions associated with other challenging life events.
Your Mind-Body Connection
Our emotional wellbeing can have a strong effect on how we feel physically, intensifying existing physical issues and interfering with us living our best life. MindBeacon uses cognitive and behavioural techniques to successfully address these concerns.
Are you a healthcare worker?
MindBeacon's Therapist Guided Program offers customized support for frontline healthcare workers.
Over 1000 healthcare workers have used our program and seen an improvement in their mental well-being.
If you are looking for other types of mental health support (i.e., not iCBT), the Government of Ontario has a variety of other resources specifically for health care workers. Please visit the Ontario COVID-19 support website.
What questions do you have?
If you are an Ontario resident your MindBeacon Therapist Guided Program is fully funded by the Government of Ontario.
As long as you click on one of the “Sign Up” buttons on this page, you won’t be required to enter any payment information. Simply register and get started. That's it.
This initiative would not be possible without the leadership and guidance of Ontario Ministers Christine Elliott and Michael Tibollo, and the Government of Ontario.
Why do we call it a 'program'? Good question.
Mainly because it has a start and end date. A typical MindBeacon Therapist Guided Program lasts about 8 to 12 weeks - so you know what you're committing to.
During the entire 12 week program, you will have one-on-one access to a licensed therapist, but instead of making appointments to talk to them, you'll be sending them direct messages through the secure platform, and they'll get back to you in a few days.
We also use the term program because your therapist will guide you through readings and activities that you complete on your own. Think about them as your own personal curator of mental health resources, finding the ones best suited to your needs.
Our Therapist Guided Program is proven effective for treating a range of conditions; however, it’s not meant for everyone. In some cases, after completing your assessment, the therapist may determine that you are not a good fit for the Therapist Guided Program.
Our Therapist Guided Program is recommended for the following conditions:
- Social anxiety
- Stress management
- Generalized or Health anxiety
- Adjustment problems
- Chronic Pain
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
We do not currently recommend our Therapist Guided Program for the following, however:
- Alcohol or substance abuse that interferes with daily activities (like our Therapist Guided Program)
- Eating issues that affect your physical wellbeing
- Relationship issues that require couples support
- Issues tied to bipolar concerns
- OCD concerns
- Serious thoughts of suicide or self-harm.
Yes – you get your own licensed therapist for 12 weeks, who will be dedicated to you throughout your care, and who will tailor your program from start to finish.
And you can send them a message at any time - whenever you have a thought or an issue you'd like to discuss. There's no need to "save up" all your thoughts for a monthly or weekly session, or worry about forgetting about what it was you wanted to talk about.
Your therapist will get back to you within 2 business days.
MindBeacon's Therapist Guided Program is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), a psychotherapy approach that helps you develop skills you need to change negative and anxious thinking, so you can feel and function better.
Numerous clinical studies have proven the effectiveness of CBT when it comes to helping people overcome a range of concerns related to mental well-being.
MindBeacon Therapist Guided programs are available to all Canadians, age 16 years or older. MindBeacon can help you tackle a wide range of issues, including depression, anxiety, panic, PTSD, stress and many other concerns that impact your wellbeing.
MindBeacon is not a crisis service. In partnership with Kids Help Phone, we provide real-time support in times of crisis and to clients of all ages. Get help immediately by text messaging by sending "MindBeacon" to 741741.
If it is an emergency, please dial 911 or go to the nearest hospital emergency room.
If, based on your assessment, MindBeacon is an appropriate treatment option for you, you’ll be onboarded to treatment with a MindBeacon therapist. You’ll have access to your therapist for up to 12 weeks, after which you will still be able to maintain access to your readings, worksheets and activities for an additional 40 weeks.