Online sessions allow more flexibility for you to find a time that works for you and that allows you to meet with your therapist on a consistent, regular basis.
Online sessions are conducted through a secure, HIPAA-compliant video platform that you can access from your browser without downloading any kind of software or needing any special equipment.
Most insurances cover online therapy sessions. You are welcome to use your insurance for those companies I am in network with. If you have Health Savings Account, Flex Account, etc. sessions will apply there as well.
How It Works
Just like meeting face to face in an office you will sign an Informed consent. Part of the informed consent will require you to list one emergency contact and emergency personal (equivalent to the US 911) as sources of support for you in case of emergency.
Online counseling requires a good internet connection. You will join me on doxy.me which is a HIPAA compliant server. Click the link below to watch the video on how to connect online.
I require a credit card be saved on file, when using the online counseling services.
Benefits of Online Therapy
- Not having to travel to an office - We can meet within your home, at your office, or any other place that is private and confidential.
Flexibility and ease in scheduling - because you don't have to factor in drive or transportation time. It’s easier to get started and not have to switch your schedule around.
You choose the safe and private space for us to hold sessions, allowing a greater sense of control and comfort.
If accessing mental health treatment is uncomfortable for you, logging on remotely can make you feel safer and more secure to open up in therapy.
You are not limited to your immediate geographic area in choosing a therapist.
It's private, confidential and HIPPA compliant - which is why I use doxy.me as opposed to platforms like Skype and FaceTime.
Some Drawbacks to be Aware of:
It may not feel the same. Being in the same physical space with someone else gives you a different feeling. Not necessarily good or bad but different.
You may feel like the internet creates a distance between us, which keeps you in your comfort zone (with guard up for protection), but with this in mind we will be able to go slow and at your pace. I will ask often if this is the right pace for you, if you are getting what you want out of therapy and the support you need to heal and grow.
Interruptions with internet connections - if the internet crashes then I will call you on your telephone and we will finish our session via phone.
I Work With...
Adults ages 20 and up and some couples
Residents of Minnesota
Expats all over the world
I do not work online with...
Chronic and severe debilitating depression
Chronic and severe psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, Psychosis, etc
Actively Suicidal (both ideation and attempts within the past 6 months) and/or individuals with homicidal ideation.