Online Therapy for Parkland, FL and All Residents of Florida
Frequently Asked Questions About Online Therapy
This is a good question! The answer is no – when someone is referring to clinical counseling, or psychotherapy, the two terms can be used interchangeably (and often are). You may say you are in therapy/seeing a therapist, or you might say that you are in counseling/seeing a counselor. Either is acceptable!
Mental Health Therapy in Parkland, Florida
Telepsychology, teletherapy, telemental health, online therapy, online counseling, and virtual therapy are all different names for what is essentially the same practice: seeing a psychologist who is not physically present in the room with you.
Online Counseling allows a psychologist to meet with clients “screen-to-screen” on a computer, tablet, or smart phone using web-based video conferencing technology that is encrypted and HIPAA compliant to ensure client privacy.
Online counseling provides a convenient alternative to face-to-face office visits.
If you have reliable internet access, online therapy gives you relatively quick and easy access to treatment that might not have been readily available to you otherwise.
What are the advantages of online counseling?
- Increased client convenience with respect to location, flexible timing of appointments, and accessibility.
- A client can seek services from anywhere in the state of Florida while vacationing, traveling for work, at the office, or from home without having to physically go to an office.
- Flexible scheduling (i.e., after hours appointments from 5PM-8PM; in addition, to regular business hours) thereby increasing appointment availability and reducing wait times.
- Some of my clients utilize their lunch break to engage in a session from the privacy of their vehicle (not driving); thus, not having to take time off from work.
- Increased access makes psychological services available to a busy client who needs to fit sessions around work, family schedule, school, and appointments.
- Increased access to counseling for individuals with physical, medical and/or mobility disabilities.
- Reduces barriers to seeking counseling:
- You will not have to drive long distances, deal with traffic, or be concerned with transportation issues.
- You will not have to take significant time out of your busy schedule to seek counseling.
- Parents can attend sessions without having to arrange for childcare.
- College students can prioritize mental health without disrupting their academic and extracurricular schedules.
- It can also significantly cut back on any stigma individuals feel by being seen in a therapy office. Online access makes it easier to overcome the stigma that has historically been attached to mental health issues.