We offer online therapy via Skype for clients:
- with limited time to travel to my office
- living in remote areas with limited access to quality therapists
- with health problems that limit mobility
Skype is a free and easy to use program that enables free Internet phone calls between two computers. The addition of a tiny camera enables video conversations. You see each other in real time. Skype is highly regarded for its reliability and its private, secure online communication. There are other comparable programs that may be used as well such as FaceTime or VSee.
IS IT AS GOOD AS THERAPY IN PERSON?
A good question. The relationship between client and therapist is very important to the work of therapy. There is a wide range of feelings about the use of technology and its place in relationships. As with most things in a Catholic perspective, there is no easy, black-and-white answer. In the document, “The Church and the Internet,” the Pontifical Council for Social Communications offers perspective on many opportunities and challenges that the internet presents. We will be happy to discuss this issue further with you and answer any particular concerns you may have. Here is an article that explains more about how Skype can be effective for therapy.
HOW DO I START SKYPE THERAPY?
1. Call or email us for a free consultation.
2. We will then set a time for your first session and you can give us your Skype User ID (we can help you set it up if you haven’t already.)
3. Return emailed forms to us.
4. You will be asked to pay for your session via PayPal once the session is over.