Therapy isn't a one-size-fits-all model. That's why GreenShield Canada is offering two free hours of virtual therapy for women to explore their mental health needs with a therapist who understands. This program is open to Canadians, 18 years and older, who are women, transgender women, women-identifying, non-binary and gender non-conforming, including people from racialized and/or marginalized groups who are underserved by the current mental health system.
This program is also open to friends and family who hold these above-named gender identities. The participant does not need to be a GreenShield plan member to use this service.
People who sign up for GreenShield Cares’ Women’s Mental Health Program, will receive two free hours of culturally sensitive talk therapy sessions and a complimentary subscription to online coach-assisted therapy (iCBT). The two hours of complimentary talk therapy expire on December 31, 2023.
Talking to someone who understands people’s unique and diverse needs can be immensely helpful for one’s healing journey.
GreenShield’s program offers a personalized counselling matching tool with over 50 matching options, including culture, race, language, and religion, to ensure people can find a mental health professional who shares and/or can relate to one’s identities and lived experiences. Hundreds of their certified practitioners identify as Indigenous or racialized so that people can find the right supports. If the certified mental health professional is not the right fit, that’s ok. It’s possible to book a consultation with another certified mental health professional, or they can help manually match participants to ensure finding a good fit for one’s journey.
The professionals recognize and acknowledge the intersection of race, Indigenous identities, individuals living with a disability and a range of gender identities, and aim to provide programming that is inclusive and accessible.