We live in a global world and yet some aspects of our daily life haven’t caught up to the level of ease and comfort that we need to keep everything going smoothly. Online Counseling has been around for several years, but after experiencing a global pandemic, everyone is becoming more focused on how they can do things differently.
All of my clients can conveniently schedule and reschedule their appointments through an online client portal hosted by Simple Practice. There is no need to wait on hold or wait for a call back to determine if there is an opening in my schedule, as all my clients have access to reschedule their appointments online.
With Simple Practice, you’re able to not only schedule appointments, but you can also sign-up for auto-payments. The convenience of being able to know that your co-pay is taken care of without having an awkward exchange at the beginning of the session.
With online counseling, you can conserve your precious and valuable time before the session, and after we're all done. There's no need to factor in the tricky commute to and from work, you no longer have to wait for your parents to get home to drive you to your appointments, and there's no need to travel on public transit for 3 times the amount of time, you'll be in the session.
A reliable and strong internet connection will serve you well.
Whether you have a laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone, Online Counseling can be accessed from almost any device.
There are two ways in which I interact with my clients via video-based counseling, Spruce, a HIPAA compliant phone system has an app that will allow you and I to see each other face to face without being in the same room.
Simple Practice, the host for my client portal, the same place where you pay your session fees and schedule appointments, creates a unique link for you and me to have video-based therapy and you don’t need to download an additional app.
Therapy is one of the few experiences that you can have in the realm of self-discovery that is vulnerable and rewarding at all the same time. When you’re in a therapy session, you're opening yourself up and putting yourself back together week after week. When engaging in such deep work, you need someone reliable, a professional who is going to listen to you without judgment, and someone who is going to provide a high quality of care.
Our time together during online counseling sessions maintains the beauty, art, and science of the therapeutic process; nothing is neglected or dismissed. Many of my clients are pleased with how online counseling has not only helped them celebrate their highlights but also provided solace during their darkest days; some of them have even said they will never do therapy "the old way" ever again.