Online counseling, or "telehealth" is a quickly growing area of mental health care. We are glad to be able to offer this service to our clients. Online counseling is for the most part the same as in person sessions; however, because of licensing laws, we can only do online therapy with residents of Pennsylvania.
We use a safe, HIPAA compliant platform, TheraNest, for video online counseling sessions. Your counselor will send you a unique link for each appointment. All you have to do is click to join the session. You are responsible for making sure you are in a private location to ensure your confidentiality.
Online sessions are very similar to in person sessions. You will still work together to set your treatment goals, and the approach to therapy is the same. We conduct sessions from the confidential space of our office. Your therapist will wear headphones with a microphone to ensure you can hear each other clearly.
Check out this video to learn more about Online Counseling sessions with TheraNest, including what equipment is required.
Online therapy sessions are not a good fit for you if:
If any of these describe you, in person counseling will better meet your needs.
Our world gets more digital every day it seems. Many people find online therapy sessions very helpful for several reasons. These can include: