What is iCBT?

iCBT is Internet-based Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). CBT is the most effective and commonly used therapy for a wide range of mental health concerns. The ‘C’ is for cognitive and refers to what and how we think. The B is for behavioural or how we act. Put together Cognitive-Behavioural is about the relationship between our thoughts, our emotions, and our behaviours.

Those thoughts, emotions, and behaviours connect to our moods, our physical experiences, and events in our lives. Being aware of how negative thoughts about an event or experience might be affecting how we act, we can change our emotional, behavioural and physical responses to it.

Morneau Shepell’s AbilitiCBT program is CBT that is delivered by a therapist through an online platform. We combine a personalized therapist-guided program with online tools and exercises to bring CBT to life whenever and wherever you are.

We have solutions for everyone.  How can we help you today?

I am an employer looking to add an iCBT program to my mental health strategy

Efficient and effective treatment for mental health

Mental health challenges can be a significant factor in the performance of your workplace and your employees. Top employers understand that they need to invest in programs that maximize support, productivity, and performance of their team.

CBT focuses on the development of personal coping strategies and skills that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns of thought. Combining the convenience of online access with the same benefits of in-person Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, AbilitiCBT targets gaps in treatment, which in turn reduces absenteeism and shortens the return to work timeframe.

Watch this video for an introduction to Morneau Shepell’s iCBT program

Benefits of AbilitiCBT to your business and your people

  • Reduce costs. iCBT allows employees to get help sooner and costs much less to deliver than traditional therapy.
  • Decrease absences. Timely access to therapy is key to resolving mental health issues, keeping employees at work and decreasing the duration of mental health disability claims.
  • Improve engagement. Lower therapy costs and convenient online access increase the likelihood that employees engage with and continue therapy plans.
  • Achieve Lasting results. The program is skill-based, and online access allows employees to revisit what they have learned at any time. Our return to work module helps employees return successfully and remain at work.

AbilitiCBT now approved as an eligible paramedical service under group benefit

AbilitiCBT is an iCBT program delivered by a qualified therapist. It is, therefore, eligible for reimbursement by many paramedical plans in Canada.

With some benefits plans offering as little as $500 a year for counselling, it can be challenging to find options that meet your budget. At $400/program AbilitiCBT is a low-cost alternative to traditional in-person therapy, which can exceed $2000 for a course of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

With the option to provide AbilitiCBT directly to employees, or promote the use of your paramedical benefits, employers now have more options to integrate iCBT into employee programs. Regardless of the path, the benefits to your business and people remain the same: Poor employee mental health impacts productivity, engagement, and the bottom line. Many employers are facing an increasing challenge with adequately supporting those employees who may be suffering. AbilitiCBT is an effective therapy option, at a fraction of the cost of in-person sessions. Users can easily incorporate the therapy into their daily life. 

I am an individual looking to start an iCBT program

AbilitiCBT is an iCBT program delivered by a qualified therapist. It is, therefore, eligible to be reimbursed by most paramedical plans in Canada. 

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I am an insurer looking for effective mental health programs to offer my plan members

Efficient and effective treatment for mental health

Many of your plan members are realizing that mental health challenges can be a significant factor in the performance of their workplace and employees. They understand that they need to invest in programs that maximize support, productivity, and performance of their team, but are looking for effective options that will work within their budget.

CBT focuses on the development of personal coping strategies and skills that target solving current problems and changing unhelpful patterns of thought. Combining the convenience of online access with the same benefits of in-person Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, AbilitiCBT targets gaps in treatment, which in turn reduces absenteeism and shortens the return to work timeframe. Whether used as a tool to help manage mental health-based disability claims or as a psychological benefit option for plan members under paramedical plans, at $400/program AbilitiCBT is a great low-cost alternative to traditional in-person therapy.

Several insurers are already experiencing the benefits of integrating AbilitiCBT with their programs and plans.  To find out how you can integrate AbilitiCBT with your programs contact us today.

Contact us

With AbilitiCBT employees and employers get the help they need when they need it to return to productive health and productive work.

Email us today at iCBT@morneaushepell.com


(Please note this box is for business inquiries.  If you are an individual looking to start an iCBT program or have questions regarding starting an iCBT program, please visit http://myicbt.com)