Supportive online treatment for addiction and mental health disorders

Virtual Intensive Outpatient Programs

Addiction and mental health treatment from the comfort of home

Virtual Intensive Outpatient Programs from EHN Online offer you the chance to begin recovery with convenient online therapy. You will have the opportunity to uncover the origins of your mental health disorder or addiction, build a community of support, and learn life-changing skills for lasting recovery.

What can Virtual Intensive Outpatient Programs treat?

  • Addiction and Mental Health
  • Trauma & PTSD
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

What virtual programs do we offer?

Find out more about our evidence-based treatment programs for depression, anxiety, trauma, or drug or alcohol addiction.

Addiction and Mental Health
A theraputic virtual space for those struggling with addictions to substances and with underlying mental health disorders.

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Mood, Depression, and Anxiety
An online outpatient program for individuals looking to manage or alleviate their symptoms of depression or anxiety.

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Healthy Minds Teen Mental Health Program
For young people, ages 14 to 17, in need of treatment for anxiety and depression while maintaining their school commitments.

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Worplace Trauma
Designed to address compassion fatigue, burnout, nutrition, sleep hygiene, relationships, guilt, and shame.

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What do virtual programs include?


Eight weeks of virtual treatment from the comfort of home


Nine hours per week of group and individual therapy with Masters-level clinicians


Ten months of Aftercare for ongoing support

Want to find out more about virtual virtual treatments?

5 Steps to Treatment in Our Virtual Programs

Every recovery story is different, but these five steps can give you an idea of what your journey may look like.

1. Admissions assessment
Talk to our admissions counsellors to find out which virtual treatment is a good fit for you.

2. Develop your care plan
Build your unique online plan with our team of specially trained online treatment counsellors.

3. Begin treatment
Start your journey to lasting recovery from addiction, depression or trauma.

4. Continue with Aftercare
Maintain your progress with ongoing support.

5. Join our Alumni Network
Find ongoing support and friendship with your fellow alumni.

What is a Virtual Intensive Outpatient Program?

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What Types Of Therapy Are Used In Our Virtual Programs?

Psychoeducation on addiction and/or mental health
Develop a thorough understanding of the nature of addiction, mental health disorders, and the recovery process, as well as the related biology and psychology.

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
Identify connections between thoughts, feelings, and actions to increase awareness of how these things impact addiction and recovery.

Dialectic Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Develop skills such as mindfulness, distress tolerance, and emotional regulation, to help adjust behaviour and surroundings to aid recovery.

Relapse Prevention Techniques
Limit relapses in recovery by learning how to anticipate triggering scenarios and developing skills to cope with these difficult situations.

Group Therapy
Provides a safe space to talk through experienced difficulties and develop strategies for overcoming them.

Individual Therapy
Personalized and private one-on-one support from a licensed professional to establish goals, coping mechanisms and more.

Daily Living Support
Discuss, monitor, and manage the basic mental and physical self-care tasks you do every day to help form a platform on which you can build your recovery.

Recovery Plans
Develop a custom recovery plan with an experienced counsellor to address your specific challenges and goals.

Homework and Exercises
Skill-based homework to complete between sessions, complemented by tasks/features in the app to use in parallel with clinical materials.

Medical Support
Our highly experienced Nurse Practitioner will support you in trying or adjusting any mental health specific medications that could increase your chances of recovery. Currently available in Saskatchewan - coming to other provinces this year.

Maintain accountability and supportive relationships by continuing with two hours of group therapy per week following your program completion.

Aftercare for Long-term Recovery

Outcome research from EHN Canada facility found that 83% of individuals who consistently participated in two or more Aftercare programs were continuously abstinent or achieved at least a 95% reduction in substance use six months after completing residential treatment.

Our Aftercare program is an ongoing extension of addiction and mental health treatment programs through weekly group therapy sessions. It is designed to support individuals by:

  • Reviewing coping strategies
  • Problem-solving for current situations
  • Sharing experiences with others within their alumni community.
  • Practicing tools and skills for recovery

The Wagon App to Maintain Your Progress

The Wagon app is a great way to maintain accountability in your recovery and can help both you and your counsellor assess your progress. Working together, you’ll design a personalized plan for recovery that you can access anytime, anywhere.

You can use it to:

  • Set custom reminders
  • Log emotions and progress
  • Maintain accountability
  • Create gratitude lists
  • View your therapy session schedule
  • Access helpful tools such as guided meditation
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Worried about paying for treatment?

We know not everyone has the same financial situation. There are options when it comes to covering the cost of treatment, give us a call to discuss the possibilities.

We are proud to have partnered with the Saskatchewan Health Authority to provide funded treatment for our online substance use disorder program to residents of Saskatchewan.

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Talk to us about virtual treatment and if it’s the right option for you.

Program FAQ

  • Are virtual treatments really effective?

    EHN Online’s Intensive Outpatient Programs are proven to produce effective results, including:

    • Reduction in symptoms of anxiety
    • Reduction in depression symptoms such as emotions, thinking patterns and behaviour
    • Improvement in relationships and work life
    • And a significant decrease in desire to use alcohol and/or drugs
  • How does EHN Online measure their success in treating mental health and addiction?

    At multiple points throughout the Intensive Outpatient Programs, client’s complete validated self-assessment tools to measure their personal journey in recovery.

    Assessments include:

    • Outcome Questionnaire (OQ-45.2) a set of questions that helps clients understand how they are feeling and how therapy is helping them by asking about feelings of sadness, relationships, and work life.
    • Leeds Dependence Questionnaire (LDQ) is a set of questions that helps people understand how much they depend on alcohol or other drugs and understand their own alcohol or drug use and whether they might need help to stop using these substances.
    • Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) is a set of questions that helps people understand how they are feeling and whether they might be experiencing depression. It asks about things like feeling sad or hopeless, losing interest in things you used to enjoy, and having trouble sleeping or concentrating.
    • The Generalized Anxiety Disorder 7-item (GAD-7) is a set of questions that helps people understand how they are feeling and whether they might be experiencing anxiety. It asks about things like feeling nervous or worried, having trouble relaxing, and feeling afraid without an identified reason.
  • Are virtual treatments available to anyone across Canada?

    Yes, anyone age 18 and over is able to enroll in a virtual treatment without a referral. (We also offer our Healthy Minds Comprehensive Teen Program for youths ages 14 to 17.)

  • Is one-on-one counselling available over the phone instead of video-conferencing?

    ​​Yes, it is. We can accommodate your preferences for phone counselling.

  • How much do virtual treatments cost?

    Our virtual treatments average out to be less than $50/hour.

  • Are your programs covered by my insurance?

    Many insurance providers recognize online therapy and will offer financial aid. Contact your insurance provider to find out what your options are. If you are unsure of what to ask or where to begin, our advisors will be happy to help. Call us at 1-866-935-1521 for assistance.

  • How much time do I need to dedicate to a virtual treatment?

    Our virtual treatments follow an 8, 9, 10 structure. Eight weeks of programming, for nine hours each week, with 10 additional months of Aftercare. On top of the nine hours of scheduled meetings per week, you will be expected to complete homework and assignments that will help you along your journey to recovery.

  • Why do virtual treatments require so many hours per week?

    For many, virtual treatments can serve as an excellent alternative to inpatient treatment. But in order for a patient to receive their desired results from an outpatient program, a notable amount of time and effort must be devoted to participating in evidence-based practices and sessions.

    Our Intensive Outpatient Programs are expertly designed to ensure that patients receive the attention they deserve so that they can reap the full benefits of an outpatient program. 

    Additionally, for a virtual treatment to qualify as an intensive program, a minimum of nine hours per week must be dedicated to healing and learning.

  • What happens after I complete my 8 weeks of programming? Will I receive support after finishing the virtual treatment?

    Our virtual treatments include 10 months of weekly Aftercare maintenance groups to support your ongoing wellness. Meet with peers in a counsellor-guided group for two hours each week to discuss progress, difficulties and more. You will also have 10 months of access to our Wagon app so you can track and document your progress.

  • Why is homework assigned in my virtual treatment?

    Our virtual treatments are designed to produce lasting results. That means it is important to use the skills you learn and apply them to your real life. Taking the time to ensure that you complete session handouts will help to identify key struggles, triggers, and solutions that work for you.

  • Do I have to abstain from alcohol and drugs while in the substance use disorder virtual treatment?

    Yes, this is intended to be an abstinence-based program. 

    We do, however, recognize that many clients may still be working towards abstinence when they join the program and therefore only require that clients refrain from substance use within the two hours before and after program sessions. We ask that if you do use a substance at any time during your program, let your counsellor know. We want to work with you to achieve your goals to maintain abstinence during and after your program.

  • How do I know if a virtual treatment is right for me?

    Our admissions staff would be happy to discuss whether a Virtual program is the right option for you. Alternatively you can take our online screener which can recommend treatment options for you.

  • How can I enrol in a virtual treatment?

    You can enrol in a virtual treatment by calling 1-866-935-1521 or by signing up online.

  • Can a virtual treatment be used to treat PSTD?

    Yes. We offer an optional six weeks of Cognitive Processing Therapy, used to treat those struggling with PSTD. Click here to find out more about our Workplace Trauma program.