Frequently Asked Questions
How do I choose the best therapist for me?
This is a great question, because we know that finding the right therapist can truly determine the success of your experience.
As you narrow down your options, think about:
- Gender – Are you more comfortable with a man or a woman?
- Age – Would you be more trusting with an older mentor, or someone closer to you in age?
- Religion – Is it important that you share beliefs with your therapist?
- Referrals – Do you have any trusted friends or family members who would recommend their therapist?
- Specialties – Look for practitioners whose areas of expertise align with your needs—for example, special interests in anxiety, post-natal depression or disordered eating.
After you’ve seen someone once or twice, check in with your intuition. Is the relationship working? If yes, great! If not, don’t force it. There are thousands of great therapists out there, and you’re bound to find one that works for you.
Of course, we’re here for you, too.
Is online therapy effective?
Multiple research studies have shown that online therapy can be just as effective as traditional, in-person therapy. And in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s become downright essential.
Online sessions offer a few benefits. They can often be booked more conveniently, outside of traditional office hours. Clients might feel more comfortable opening up in the ease of their own home, and video calling apps still offer a personal connection.
Of course, in-person chemistry and warmth can’t be beat—but if you’re stuck choosing online therapy or no therapy at all? We say go online.
*Note: There are some situations where an online therapist is not ideal—for example, those having suicidal thoughts or experiencing psychosis should seek immediate, in-person care.
Can Stone Psychology give me advice via email?
Most life questions that our clients pose are just too complex to answer over email. In fact, if it is something we can answer over email, then all-knowing Google can probably answer it, too. (and if Google fails, consult your intuition—because it’s a pretty great resource, as well.)
Does Gemma Stone make media appearances?
Yes, Gemma does interviews and guest expert spots for television, teleseminars, blogs, radio and print. Reach out for inquiries.
Can Gemma Stone speak at my live event?
Gemma loves live events! She can offer her experience as an MC, guest expert, speaker or panelist. Get in touch to see how a partnership could work.
Get In Touch
268 Quarry Park Blvd SE
Calgary, Alberta, CANADA