In today’s society, we often juggle many different responsibilities that require a lot our time and energy. This shouldn’t get in the way of you maintaining your emotional well-being.
Online therapy offers you a convenient, confidential, and effective solution to help balance the demands of your daily life with taking care of your emotional health.
With online therapy, you’re able to engage in treatment from the comfort of your home, your office, or even your car. You don’t have to worry about sitting in traffic, taking off work early, finding a sitter, or getting to the next place you need to be on time.
Is Online Therapy Confidential?
Yes. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to me. This is why I use a HIPAA compliant secure platform made for therapists and doctors who practice online.
Your information will be stored in an encrypted database that is compliant with all federal and state healthcare privacy laws. The video feed that we use for our sessions is also encrypted, ensuring confidentiality & the protection of your information.
I use Simple Practice for our sessions. When you click on links to my services through out this website, it takes you to the user portal for my online office.
Is It as Effective as Face to Face Therapy?
Yes. Clinical researchers have studied whether online psychotherapy and conventional face-to-face therapy are equally effective in experiments. The results from some of these studies indicate that online therapy is just as effective as in-person counseling. Below you’ll find links to a few studies and articles that discuss these findings.
Impact of Exchanges and Client–Therapist Alliance in Online-Text Psychotherapy
Psychotherapy via internet as Good as if Not Better Than Face-to-Face Consultations
American Psychological Association: A Growing Wave of Online Therapy
Is Online Therapy for Everyone ?
- While online therapy is comparable to traditional face to face counseling, it isn’t the appropriate mode of treatment for everyone. Some situations where online counseling isn’t appropriate includes:
- A recent history of suicidal or homicidal thoughts or actions
- A history of auditory/visual hallucinations
- Active and severe substance use
- Poor internet capabilities
- Lack of private spaces
How Does Online Therapy Work?
Once your first session is booked, you’ll get an email with a link to set up your online account through Simple Practice.
From there, you’ll have access to everything you need: consent forms, payment info, scheduling, and secure messaging so you can communicate with me. You can also download an app to do it all from your smartphone.
Ten minutes before every appointment, you’ll get an email with the link to the secure video session.
Requirements for Online Therapy
In order to work with me, you must be living in the state of New York at the time of our session. You’ll also need to have access to a computer, tablet, or smart-phone and stable internet connection.
If you’re a New York State resident and think online counseling might be a good fit for you, please feel free to click on the button below to schedule an appointment.
If you’re still on the fence, please email me and we can schedule a consultation to answer any questions that you may have.