Online Counseling

Why online when I could see someone in person?

My counseling is face to face, via a secure HIPAA certified video chat software. Online counseling offers convenience for both client and counselor. Counseling can be a difficult and time-consuming process. Setting aside time for driving, childcare, or getting away from work can be a barrier to getting help. Now you can do counseling from the comfort of your own home, a bench in the park, or in your car on break, all simply using your cell phone or laptop. Greater convenience leads to fewer cancellations, ultimately improving the outcome  of counseling with higher appointment consistency. This also opens up my practice to everyone in the state of Idaho. I've had clients from Coeur d'Alene, Moscow, and the Camas Prairie, to Boise,Twin Falls and Pocatello. 

As with any method, there can be drawbacks, and in the beginning there can be some technological difficulties. These instances are usually concentrated to the first couple of sessions as you learn how the online system works. It is less time spent than driving and trying to find a counseling office each week. I use a state-of-the-art online secure tele-therapy program called Simple Practice which makes this process as easy and simple as possible (see video below).

Over the years, I've yet to see this telecounseling format truly impede any client's progress.