Why do counseling online, isn't that weird?
Imagine getting the support of a mental health professional right in your living room? Or touching base with your therapist between meetings while you're at work? Online counseling allows you to get the support you're looking for without having to re-arrange your schedule, miss work, and become more stressed out in the long run.
How does online counseling work?
See the "How It Works" section to the right.
Is it more effective than traditional counseling?
Thus far, research is showing that in many situations, online counseling is just as effective as traditional counseling. Here are links to a couple studies that address this question:
KESSLER, DAVID; LEWIS, KAUR ET AL (AUGUST 2009). “THERAPIST-DELIVERED INTERNET PSYCHOTHERAPY FOR DEPRESSION IN PRIMARY CARE: A RANDOMISED CONTROLLED TRIAL”. THE LANCET 374 (9690): 628 – 634. DOI:10.1016/S0140-6736(09)61257-5.
Why do counseling online?
For your convenience. No "getting ready" to leave the house. No traffic. No bad weather. You can even stay in your pajamas if you like! You can easily reach me from your home, office, or other locations.
My child is the one with issues. Why don't you meet with him/her?
As a parent, I know how exhausting parenting can be. There are times when us parents need support and guidance in creating a comprehensive treatment plan to best help our family. Research is showing that Parent Coaching is a highly effective way to support kids with diagnoses such as ADHD, ODD, Spectrum Disorders, and others.
How do I pay for online counseling?
More and more insurance companies are covering online counseling. I also offer services based on a sliding scale and availability. I accept all major debit or credit cards, which will be charged following each session.
How It Works
I am enrolled with a software called doxy.me, which is a HIPPA compliant, secure platform used by medical professionals. You access doxy.me from your computer, phone, or tablet. You simply click on the link that I send you, and we will "meet" at the time we have scheduled. If you like, you can download the app from the App Store or from Google Play. You will need to be in a private area in which you feel comfortable discussing personal matters. An ideal setting is one where you are relaxed, free from distraction, and it is relatively quiet.