What is online therapy and how does it work?
Online therapy is still a fairly new concept that is gaining traction quickly due to its convenience and reduced costs compared to traditional in-person therapy. Online, or virtual therapy, is similar to in-person therapy in that you will meet one-on-one with your licensed therapist in a private setting, except instead of going to an office you will participate in a video conference. Once your session is scheduled you will be emailed a link. When it’s time for your session you simply open the link on your webcam-enabled device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) and the video conference will begin!
How do I know if online therapy is a good fit for me?
Online therapy is a great resource for people who are limited in time, don’t have a therapist in their area, lack transportation, have limited mobility, or for those who would just feel more comfortable speaking to someone while being in their own home environment. There are a few cases that would not be an appropriate fit for online therapy due to safety issues. Give us a call for a free 15-minute consultation to see if online therapy would be a good fit for you!
Is my online therapy session still confidential?
Your session is completely confidential. I utilize a secure, HIPPA compliant video conferencing platform at all times and our session is conducted in a private setting. I suggest that you pick a spot where others cannot overhear you and you are not at risk of being interrupted during our session. If I’m alerted to another person entering your space during our session, I will immediately stop talking to protect your privacy.