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• You live in a rural or remote area with limited access to mental health facilities.
• Your schedule is too busy to allow for traditional therapy sessions
• You feel uncomfortable with traditional therapy options. Online therapy can be a useful mental health tool for people who feel inhibited when meeting someone face-to-face and may appreciate the anonymity that online therapy provides
.• You are comfortable with computer technology and can perform basic tasks such as e-mail and instant messaging.
• You feel comfortable sharing personal information online.
• You have been diagnosed with a serious mental disorder, such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, or anorexia.
• You are currently experiencing a crisis or are suicidal. If you are in a crisis, you should immediately contact a nearby emergency room or mental health professional.
• You are uncomfortable using computer technology or do not wish to share information in online communications.
• You are unable to share your thoughts and feelings with an online therapist. Some people feel more comfortable being open and honest with someone they know and can speak to face-to-face
You can expect the same results as you would with any professional in-person, traditional setting counseling session. The same ethics and principles apply to online counseling. Please read the advantages and disadvantages of online counseling to determine if it is right for you.
In the beginning sessions, the client and counselor will establish goals and a general time frame for counseling. Periodically, the client and counselor will assess if goals are being met. It is the counselor's goal to move you through the counseling process in the most efficient manner. The counselor desires to teach you the skills to manage your life more effectively and get to the place where you feel confident and able to move forward. While each person and situation requires an individualized treatment plan and may vary in the amount of time needed in counseling, the counselor recommends assessing whether the therapy goals are being met approximately every 6-8 sessions
Your records are kept private and confidential. Video sessions held through Doxy.me are encrypted, your sessions are anonymous, and none of your information is stored. We adhere to HIPAA, PIPEDA, and GDPR data privacy requirements. More details will be given in the client information packet.