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Online sessions provide the same therapeutic benefits of counseling in person

In seeking out therapy, you are making an investment in yourself, your healing, and your future. Therapy asks not only for an investment of finances, but also an investment in your time, energy, and emotions. Using Online Therapy, also known as Telehealth or Virtual Therapy, allows for you to take less time away from other important things in your life. Online Therapy can decrease the investment on your time (no commute to/from an office) while still getting all the benefits of therapy. You are worthy of this investment!

During the COVID-19 pandemic, I, along with many other providers, transitioned to providing online counseling services in order to help meet the needs of those in our community. Since then, I have found online counseling to be both effective and efficient for many of the clients I serve. I now provide exclusively online counseling services and am confident in meeting with my clients in this way. While you may be hesitant to attend counseling in an online or by-phone format, there are many benefits to this approach to consider including convenience, flexibility, and comfortability.

Whether you are a stay-at-home mom, college student, or an aspiring career woman, we all have something in common - we have 24 hours in our day. It seems like a lot of time, but if you count up the hours it takes to eat, sleep, get ready, work, study, help the kids, feed the pets, meet a friend for coffee, etc. well, it all adds up. The last thing we want to do is rearrange our entire schedule to carve out an hour-and-a-half or more to drive to an office for a counseling session. One of the greatest benefits to online therapy is its convenience. You are able to attend meaningful counseling sessions without having to consider traffic, hiring a babysitter, taking time off work, or other barriers that would otherwise interfere with your therapy experience. Many people find it easier to add online counseling into their schedules and tend to be more consistent in keeping their appointments.

Another helpful aspect of online counseling is the flexibility you have for location. Rather than needing to commute to a singular location to meet, you can attend counseling anywhere you have wifi. This flexibility can be especially appealing if you travel a lot for work, need to be home with kids, or do not always have reliable transportation. It is important that wherever you decide to be for a counseling session, it is a confidential space that you are comfortable discussing personal topics in. I also encourage clients to put their devices on “do not disturb” during counseling sessions to minimize disruptions and distractions.

A large part of how I approach counseling is to meet you where you are and create a safe, welcoming space for us to work together in. Doing this online, of course, looks a little different than in-person, but it also allows for a greater potential for this concept to be a reality. When you attend counseling online, you can be in the comfort of your own home, in your office space, or even out in nature. Attending counseling sessions in a space that feels unthreatening and familiar can improve the effectiveness of the work being done and allows us to jump right in to supporting you in your needs and goals. The place that you are comfortable in is the ideal space for counseling sessions. 

If you are interested in attending counseling and are unsure about an online format, please reach out. I would love to discuss this with you further and determine if this would be a good fit for you. In the case that online counseling is not for you, I would be happy to refer you to another counselor providing in-person services.

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I recommend that you’ll want to make sure you’re in a confidential space for your session. At our scheduled time, simply click the link to enter our online therapy session.

I recommend changing your settings to “do not disturb” to minimize distractions during therapy. You can use a laptop or cell phone for our sessions.

How does this work?

Here are some easy steps to help you know what to expect:

  1. Contact Liz to set up a free consultation

  2. If we're a good fit we'll schedule an appointment

  3. Next, you'll receive an email for the client portal where you can sign consent forms and share contact information

  4. The day before your appointment, you'll receive a reminder text that includes your meeting link to a HIPAA compliant platform

  5. Take a minute to try the meeting link and make sure you are all set up- you can make a login, test your camera and microphone to make sure we have a good connection

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