All counseling appointments are held virtually, also called Teletherapy on Online Counseling. It's as simple as it sounds. Online Counseling is similar to a traditional counseling appointment, except held from the privacy and comfort of your own home or office. At a scheduled time, you and your counselor will meet virtually. By connecting through doxy.me, a confidential, HIPAA compliant video application, you will be able to receive the same professional and confidential treatment as if you were seeing your provider in person.
With doxy.me, you can use your computer, tablet, mobile phone, or any device that has a webcam and microphone. No downloads, no apps required, and it's free. If you have ever used Skype or FaceTime on your computer or your iPhone, you have used the same type of technology that teletherapy uses. However, Counseling Boutique now uses a HIPAA-compliant version through Doxy.me. All data is encrypted, your sessions are anonymous, and none of your information is stored. It adheres to HIPAA, PIPEDA, and GDPR data privacy requirements.
Appointments are the same length as in a traditional counseling setting (typically 45 min - 60 min) and are scheduled in the same way.
By nature, online counseling is not designed to handle emergency and crisis counseling. If your crisis needs immediate attention, proceed to the nearest hospital or emergency room or call 911