Even in the middle of a busy day, you can simply close your office door, have a virtual therapy session, and then get back to business. Many of our professional clients who travel frequently for business meet for counseling or coaching from hotel rooms around the world. And many parents with young children schedule their appointments with us during nap times, or meet for marriage counseling in the evening after the children are in bed. Meeting online for counseling or life coaching is just… easy.
If you would like to take advantage of the convenience of meeting with your counselor or coach through video conferencing online, we can meet with you through Skype, Google Hangouts, or FaceTime for Mac (please note these are not HIPPA compliant). We offer ZOOM for clients who want the HIPPA compliant option. All work well and are easy to set up.
If you haven’t done it before, it’s as easy as taking a phone call. Prior to your first appointment, we will get your contact information, and then initiate the session. You’ll answer the call (on your iPhone, iPad, or laptop — your choice) and we’ll be connected face to face. From then on it will be just like any other coaching or therapy appointment.
Most states make provisions for licensed professionals in other states to work with their residents online. Most insurance companies will cover “telehealth” sessions. However, there are some limitations to doing marriage counseling or therapy online.
Generally speaking, if you are dealing with a serious mental health issue you may be better served by a therapist in your area who can meet with you in person. Likewise, if your relationship is characterized by extreme anger or emotional reactivity, it is probably better for you to meet with a marriage counselor who can work with you in person.
However, many people can be helped enormously by online therapy, online coaching, and online marriage counseling. Working online is productive, it’s easy, it’s convenient, and best of all — we can meet with you no matter where in the world you are.