HOW DOES ONLINE THERAPY WORK?
Online psychotherapy is in many respects the same as office-based psychotherapy. We set an appointment, you complete a few forms giving us some details about yourself, and we have a video call at our appointment time. The first appointment is a time for you to learn more about us and our approach, and for me to gather more information about you, your life, and your challenges. We work together to decide what issues to approach in what order, and you have plenty of time to ask any questions about the process.
IS ONLINE THERAPY AS EFFECTIVE AS IN-PERSON THERAPY?
In many cases, online therapy can be as good as or even better than in-person therapy. The convenience of being able to connect from the comfort of your own space, without the added time commitment of a commute through sometimes stressful traffic, can be a major benefit to online therapy. The absence of logistical hassle actually adds something beneficial to the process. In addition, being in your own space can provide an added layer of safety and security, allowing your brain and body to relax in a way that supports growth.
There are a few cases when online therapy might not be the best choice. For someone working through profound trauma, it may be valuable to be in the room with the therapist, as the experience of sharing space with another nervous system can be important to the therapeutic process.
While not always necessary, some clients may enjoy meeting in person once, in order to get a more robust experience of the therapist’s presence, and then transition to online sessions for all the reasons mentioned above.
HOW DO I KNOW IF THIS WILL WORK FOR ME?
We offer a free 30-minute online consultation so that you can get to know us and see what it feels like to use the technology in this way. We would love the opportunity to connect with you and learn how we can help. Please note that our licenses limit us to providing psychotherapy for those living in Texas.
LET'S WORK TOGETHER
The convenience and impact of online psychotherapy are truly remarkable. Contact us today to learn how we can put this technology to work for you!