Online Therapy During the Pandemic

Whether you're laying awake at night filled with stress or troubled with anxiety during the day, chances are the COVID-19 pandemic is having an effect on your mental health.

Online Therapy

During this time, when it is difficult or anxiety provoking to meet in person for counseling, online therapy provides an excellent alternative.  And thankfully, though far from perfect, the technology has vastly improved in recent years.  In fact, most people who have transitioned with me to virtual therapy have commented on how the process has been easy and it's better than they expected.

Online Couples Therapy

If you're struggling with communication issues, connection or intimacy, chances are the pandemic has only made those things worse.  In my experience, online couples therapy can be very effective and there's no need to wait to get the process started.  To read more about the work I do with couples, please check out this page.

Issues that can be addressed with online therapy

  • Anxiety
  • Body image concerns
  • Relationship problems
  • Loneliness
  • Risky behavior
  • Overuse of drugs or alcohol

 

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Ready to Take the First Step?

Schedule a free 15 minute video consultation to learn more about counseling.

I think I'm ready to start, but I still have some questions or concerns...

I'm ready to get started, what happens next?

The first step is that we will set up a fifteen minute video consultation.  This way you can see what it will feel like to meet over video and start to get a sense for whether I'm the best person to help.  Next, we'll pick a regular time to meet and give it a few sessions to get a sense of whether it feels helpful or not.

How does video couples therapy work?

Typically, it works best if you and your partner can be in the same room and using the same devise to connect with me.  The most important part of couples work is helping you improve the way you work together.  It's easiest to do that when you're in the same room.  That being said, if for whatever reason you're not in the same place you can both be on separate devices in different locations.

I'm worried it will feel different to do therapy online.  Will it be as effective?

Technology has yet to find a way to totally replicate the experience of being with another person.  However, the quality has improved dramatically.  In addition, there are some benefits that come with being in the comfort and safety of your own home.  You may feel more comfortable sharing certain things and it will certainly make the commute easier.

I’m ready to take the next step and start therapy.

Together we can make a plan so that you can achieve your goals and live the more authentic, meaningful life you desire.

Ready to take the next step?

Schedule a free 15 minute phone consultation.

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