For Busy Schedules
Tom and Sandi wanted to keep their relationship growing as they anticipated the birth of their first child. In only a couple months, they had made great strides toward improving their communication – especially their conflict resolution skills. Sandi was especially concerned that they not slide back into old habits.
Tom was equally committed to maintaining what they had worked hard to achieve. At the same time, he worried about how, with the addition of a new member to the family, they could fit time for counseling into the other commitments in their lives.
They had already shown their ability to learn and apply new skills, so when I suggested online counseling, they were eager to try it.
For Longer Distances
Jim owns an IT consulting business. Because his clients are spread out across the country, he is able to live in one of Colorado’s beautiful mountain communities about two hours from my office. We met in person a few times, and developed a strong working relationship.
“Doc, I think I’m ready to transition to e-therapy,” he said. “Denver is a great town, but a one hour appointment ends up taking nearly a full day.”
“I think we can make that work, Jim,” I said. “I use a fantastic program to manage my online counseling service. The audio and video quality is great. I’m sure it’s every bit as good as your video conferencing program.Let’s try it for a few sessions to see if it meets your needs.”
Telehealth goes by a number of terms: e-therapy, tele-mental health, tele-behavioral health, and others. By whatever term, it’s a live video conferencing tool that offers you another way to attend a counseling appointment and continue making progress. It’s effective. It’s convenient. It’s secure.
The only equipment you need is a computer (or tablet) with video camera, microphone and speakers, high-speed internet, and a private location where your conversations aren’t likely to be overheard or interrupted. The “you” part of the equation is your openness to make use of new technology.
I offer teletherapy to residents of Colorado who have worked with me in a face-to-face setting.
Contact me if you would like to discuss whether teletherapy is right for you.