As the Internet has changed the way we live and work, it is also changing the practice of psychotherapy. Online chat, phone and text therapy have been available since the 1990’s. With the improvements in technology and the availability of HIPAA compliant platforms that enable secure videoconferencing, video therapy has become a reliable means of doing therapy online. While online video therapy does not replace in-person therapy, in contrast to the other modes of online treatment, it offers the advantage of establishing visual tele-presence between you and your therapist.
This Fall I will be offering online video psychotherapy in addition to my in-person psychotherapy. Cyberspace presents a complex and challenging world to navigate. It is more than a virtual mall, even as large companies settle and dominate the landscape. And we are more than our gadgets, even as we become increasingly dependent on them.
- Whose lives are busy, mobile & would not be able to make regular office visits.
- Who are parents of young children who have difficulty arranging for babysitting.
- Who move out of town & would like to continue working with their therapist.
- Who live in remote & under-served areas.
- Who have physical limitations that make travel difficult.
- Who might feel stigmatized by going to a therapist’s office.