Is Online Therapy Right for You?
Covington Clients Cite Convenience and Flexibility as Benefits of Virtual Therapy
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced me to limit contact with clients and embrace video teletherapy. While online therapy appears to be just as effective, I assumed many would resist in favor of in-person visits.
I’ve been surprised at how easily my clients have adjusted to live video, with only a handful declining without even trying it. So far, no one who has tried live video has said, “This is not for me.”
Types of Therapy Available Online for Covington and Northshore Clients
I’ve been able to deliver the same high-quality therapy services that I would normally provide in-person: pre-marital counseling, marriage counseling, couple communication issues, conflict resolution, family therapy, blended families, co-parenting, divorce prevention, intimacy counseling, grief counseling, and treatment for depression, anxiety, panic, managing chronic disease, bipolar disorder, phobias, post-traumatic stress, obsessive-compulsive behaviors, using Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Family Systems Therapy, and Neuro-Linguistic Programming.
When you first contact me, I’ll email you an invitation to create a personal portal into my practice. You will be asked to sign an informed consent for teletherapy along with tips on how to get the most from your live video experience.
You have the option of teletherapy from your computer, tablet, or smartphone, the latter of which requires downloading “Teletherapy by Simple Practice” from your app store. You will receive links to our session via email and text fifteen minutes before each session starts.
My Clients Across Louisiana Have Benefited from Our Online Counseling Sessions
Here are true examples of things my clients say they especially like about live video (names removed to maintain privacy):
“I don’t have to wait as long to see you and sometimes it’s even within an hour’s notice.”
“I don’t have to miss work for our sessions because you offer such flexible hours.”
“If a child is sick or the weather bad, we can still meet.”
“Whether I feel the need for just one session or several, you’re okay with it.”
“During our session, we sometimes include other family members (pets, too) and share photos or other things of special significance to me.”
“If I’m having a bad hair day, I can turn off my video portion, but see you as we talk.”
“My husband and I can sit comfortably in our car, away from children’s curious eyes and ears, and still be home.”
Teletherapy sessions can be scheduled online through the portal by checking my availability and requesting a specific day and time. I will do my best to respond within the hour.