Online therapy is a growing form of therapy. There are many commercialized online counseling services available these days. They are gaining in popularity because they are affordable, convenient and easily accessible.
Personally, I love online therapy for the same reasons.
Online therapy provides a way for you and I to connect, with less roadblocks than traditional therapy. For these online sessions I use a HIPPA compliant software called vsee.com. It is a private, free and confidential platform that assists in delivering online therapy.
How Does Online Therapy Work?
Online counseling and therapy is perfect for you if:
- You are too busy to drive to and from the office,
- You have complicated scheduling issues,
- You suffer from chronic health problems that may hamper the ability to leave the house.
- You want a wider selection of professionals
- You no longer want to be limited to just the therapists local to you.
- You may have connected with a blog post that I wrote or watched a YouTube video that spoke to you.
Just because we are not local to each other does not mean we cannot work together. I can come to you wherever you are!
Many of the clients I work with live far from Boca Raton, Florida.
Some of my most recent online clients have reached out after watching my YouTube video about building trust. They experienced therapy before but were impressed with my insight and warmth. They felt more comfortable making the choice to work with me after getting to know me and my approach through my online content.
It can be nerve-wracking to choose a therapist when you don’t know them or trust them yet.
They are also a working couple with children. I often see them in the evenings after the kiddos go to bed or during lunch breaks.
This allows for increased consistency all from the comfort of your home.
What Separates My Online Therapy and Counseling Services?
What separates me from the commercialized online therapy platforms is experience and credentials.
I am not discounting the value of other online counseling services – they have done a lot to raise awareness, accessibility and to reduce the stigma of therapy.
When you work with me, you get the years of experience and credentialing that come with the service.
Many commercialized providers do not require the same level of credentialing or experience that I have.
How Does Online Therapy Work?
The process of beginning online therapy is simple.
We schedule a time; I email you the necessary paperwork and you return it via email or fax. Submitting payment is also hassle free. You can pay through Pay Pal, wire transfer, square cash app or by keeping a credit card authorization form on file with me.
How is Online Therapy Different from Traditional Therapy?
You may be curious how different online therapy is from traditional therapy.
That depends on how diligent you are about honoring the time and space set aside for therapy. I encourage online counseling clients to turn off their phones, have tissues handy as well as a cup of tea or a lit candle.
These are things I cannot provide you if you aren’t in my office!
Creating the Space for a Successful Online Therapy Session
If you can create the proper environment, much of the rest is very like being in office.
We can still observe each other’s body language, facial expressions and tone of voice.
Just like office visits, I offer concrete tools to use in-between online counseling sessions and often recommend “homework assignments” to allow for increased insight in-between sessions.
Remember – it doesn’t matter where you are! I can come to you.
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