Online iCBT Therapy
Homewood Health has developed an internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (iCBT) program called Sentio. iCBT has been proven to be an effective therapy for mild to moderate depression, anxiety and other mental health issues. Developed by Homewood clinical professionals using evidence-based research, Sentio contains over 20 treatment goals to help you learn about and change your thought patterns, and improve how you feel.
Sentio Counsellor-Assisted iCBT offers guided support from a dedicated counsellor with unlimited messaging for up to 12 weeks. Your counsellor will support you through asynchronous chat to help you work on, and reach your goals. They’ll also provide you with meaningful and personalized feedback to help improve your motivation, follow the treatment recommendations and will help you work through problems or difficulties you face while participating in the program.
What is Cognitive Behavioural Therapy?
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy that focuses on the links between thoughts (cognitions), feelings and behaviour. Thoughts lead to feelings. Feelings lead to behaviours. Behaviours can, in turn, positively or negatively influence feelings. The Sentio iCBT program helps you recognize how those thoughts, feelings and behaviours mutually impact each other, and gives you the tools you need to change your thought patterns and improve your mood.
How Does Sentio Differ from Traditional CBT?
Sentio takes the traditional CBT approach to a new level of interaction and accessibility. It addresses common obstacles to receiving mental health support. Obstacles may include limited access to counsellors or therapists or feeling unsure about discussing mental health concerns with another person. Sentio provides improved access to mental health support for those who have limited time, mobility issues or who live in rural or remote areas. You can access Sentio on your computer, phone or tablet, anywhere and anytime.
Sentio is not meant to replace assistance if you’re in crisis. If you’re experiencing an emergency situation and need immediate help, contact your family doctor or emergency services at 9-1-1.
How Does Sentio Work?
Your Sentio iCBT experience begins with a short online self-assessment to guide you to the care path that meets your needs. The customized care path offers various treatment goals and exercises you can choose from and work towards based on your needs and interest. Every two weeks you’ll be directed to complete an assessment that will provide you with insights on your progress. Based on your results and messaging with you, your counsellor will support you in achieving your goals by helping you find solutions and benefit the most from the material.
What Can You Expect from the Sentio Experience?
Sentio is an interactive and engaging platform that offers you psychoeducational modules that are interesting and informative. The modules are paired with activities and exercises to help you learn new skills and use them in everyday situations. The interactive tools offered in Sentio include video and audio, as well as journaling and symptom tracking. You will benefit from the support of a trained counsellor to help you get the most out of the program through our messaging system.
Your Information is Secure
Any use of Sentio iCBT online is private and confidential, in compliance with federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) and provincial legislations. Homewood Health will not disclose or release your information without your knowledge and permission.
To get started, visit Sentio at Homeweb.ca.