Online Counseling is an effective way to receive counseling from the privacy of your home, office, or virtually anywhere you are. Online counseling allows you to receive counseling via video, (Skype), phone, or chat. Whichever you prefer.
Online counseling is a comfortable and convenient way to receive effective counseling without experiencing the pressure of a face to face meeting. You still meet with a live person but in your own surroundings. If you are already familiar with counseling you may choose this option for the added convenience and privacy it offers.
In order to meet the needs of our clients, we offer sessions via:
Connect with your counselor via video utilizing Skype. Video allows you to have "face-to-face" communication just like being there.
Connect with your counselor via the live chat feature in Skype. Text based conversations allow for interactive, yet private communication.
Connect with your counselor from anywhere with any phone. Counseling via the telephone is easy, convienent and effective.
"Those in the tele-health trenches say it improves access to care for people who live in remote areas or who, due to illness or mobility problems, can’t leave home. The practice also enhances psychological services by allowing psychologists to support clients between visits. Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party reimbursement is available for psychologists who deliver such services via videoconferencing and follow specific guidelines, experts say."
“By insisting that patients come to our offices, we’re excluding potentially millions of patients who need care,” says Carolyn Turvey, PhD, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa and vice chair of the American Telemedicine Association’s Telemental Health special interest group.”
Amy Novotney APA Article
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