I can work with you online if you are in Pennsylvania because I am Licensed in Pennsylvania.
There are specific regulations for online counseling services.
IF you are around the world and interested in Coaching visit my website at awarenesscoachingllc.com. I can see you virtually around the world depending on the legality of where you are physically located. Leave the legal part to me once you tell me where you are and what you are interested. Depending on the severity of symptoms Coaching may be a viable option if not I will try to refer you to a therapist in the state you are in.
What is online therapy?
Many different terms are used for online therapy, including telepsychology, telebehavioral health, telemedicine, distance counseling, and many other similar terms.
Online therapy is more than just a therapist offering services by video. There are clinical, ethical, legal and technological factors that should be considered.
Online therapy, simply put, is therapy across distance through electronic means. It is an approach that takes the best practices of traditional therapy and combines it with some of its own unique advantages, keeping in mind and holding the highest standards in the field.
Telemedicine for mental health can be a big benefit as it can enhance the care I can provide for you by offering a versatile, flexible option for scheduling and attending sessions with you, over an easy to use secure video, connecting with you on your own schedule and from your choice of location.
In many places there is a shortage of mental health professionals, or at least the type of therapist you would like, and this means that it can be difficult to find the best therapist for you. We now know that certain clients seek online therapy for practical/logistical and personal preferences, as well as clinical reasons. With a licensed clinician knowledgeable also in the area of area of telemental health, online therapy is convenient, secure and effective.
I am trained in telebehavioral health, and use cutting edge technology for quality and security, for video conferencing tools (all HIPAA secure), in order to provide you with the convenience of remote sessions that do not require a visit to my office, without having to sacrifice quality, security, or confidentiality. If you are local I do prefer one in person session and then the rest of the time can be online. If you are not local obvious this isn’t an option. We can mix up sessions some online and some in the office depending on your schedule.
What do I need in order to do therapy via the internet?
All you need is a computer, internet, and a safe and confidential setting.
What to look for when choosing an online therapist
Many are now offering online therapy, but not all therapists are aware of the legal, ethical, technological and clinical considerations.
Here is what to look for
- Is the therapist licensed?
- Do they have any training in online therapy?
- Do they use HIPAA secure technology? (Skype and Facetime are not HIPAA secure)