Online counseling (also known as video counseling, e-therapy, or telehealth) works much the same as traditional, in-office, except the sessions are conducted via an easy-to-use, secure video chat. That means, rather than driving to an office for scheduled sessions, you’ll log in to my HIPAA compliant video platform and you’ll meet with your me that way at your scheduled appointment time on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Why should I try online therapy?
How is Online Counseling different from in-office counseling?
In my practice, there isn’t much difference. Although we won’t be in the same room together, I am still able to pick up on verbal and nonverbal cues through video, with the added benefit of being able to see you in your own environment.
There are times when online counseling is not appropriate and a different level of care may be recommended. We can talk about whether online therapy is right for you during our free 15-minute phone consultation.
Is Online Counseling Effective?
Numerous studies have found that in most cases online counseling has proven just as effective as office-based counseling.
I’m not tech-savvy. Can I still do online therapy?
Online therapy does not take a degree in computer science or any fancy equipment. If you’ve got an internet connection strong enough to stream Netflix and a device with a camera (smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer), you’re good to go. If you’ve ever used Skype, Facetime, or something similar, online therapy won’t feel very foreign to you.
If you would like to learn more about online counseling with me or would like to schedule a session, please contact me or schedule online.
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