Online Counseling

Lime Tree Counseling, trauma therapy, online counseling, emotional abuse help, in PA.

What is Telehealth?

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.

How does Online Therapy work?

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.

Who is not a good fit for Online Counseling?

 Online therapy sessions are not a good fit for you if:


  • You are having thoughts of hurting yourself or others
  • You are a minor under 18 years of age
  • You are in a crisis or emergency situation
  • You are court ordered to attend therapy
  • You do not have a reliable internet connection


If any of these describe you, in person counseling will better meet your needs.

Common Reasons People Seek Online Therapy Sessions

Our world gets more digital every day it seems.  Many people find online therapy sessions very helpful for several reasons. These can include:


  • The therapist they want to see is too far from their home. In order to work the therapist that specializes in their area of need, they choose online counseling.


  • People with physical disabilities often find online therapy session easier to attend consistently.


  • Often college students who have started in person counseling want to continue working with their therapist when then go to school. 


  • Parents with young children who struggle to find childcare often find online counseling sessions helpful. They can see their therapist when the children are sleeping.


  • Sometimes online sessions are easier for people to work into their schedule.

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