WHAT IS ONLINE COUNSELING?
Online counseling is just like traditional talk therapy, except instead of in-person, it is conducted online. Online counseling provides the same level of confidentiality as in-person counseling utilizing a HIPAA compliant platform to perform these sessions. All that is needed for online counseling is an internet accesible device with a webcam and a private space where you can feel safe.
“Online counseling eliminates many of the barriers that prevent people from getting the help they need.”
Online counseling can feel very new and novel, but really its’ only the mode of delivery that has changed, not the therapy itself. Online counseling provides:
CONVENIENCE - You are able to get the help you need in the comfort of your own space.
COMFORT - Some people find they are able to be more open and vulnerable through online counseling, due to the screen providing an additional buffer between client and therapist.
PRIVACY - No need to worry who you may run into in the waiting room when the waiting room is your living space.
ACCESSIBILITY - Online counseling enables more people to access mental health services, whether its’ lack of transportation, mobility issues, or simply not having counseling available in your community, these obstacles are removed.
COST SAVINGS - No need to take time off of work, pay for gas, or costly childcare when you can access your therapy right from home.
STILL NOT SURE?
Contact me today for a free 15 minute consultation. We can discuss some of your uncertainties around this mode of delivery while I learn more about what your needs are and how I can assist you in getting these needs met. Online counseling is not for everyone, and if we determine it’s not for you, I can help connect you to an in person therapist. I love to help people find that right fit, and sometimes that may not be me.