(Also referred to as telepsychology)
Online sessions only available to residents of California
WHAT IS ONLINE THERAPY?
Online therapy refers to providing psychotherapy services remotely using telecommunications technologies such as video conferencing or telephone. I typically use either Skype, Google Hangouts or Facetime. One of the benefits of online therapy is that the client and therapist can engage in services without being in the same location. Online therapy, however, requires technical competence on both our parts to be helpful. Please refer to my Informed Consent for Online Therapy form for more detailed information on the benefits and risks of online therapy.
IS ONLINE THERAPY RIGHT FOR ME?
As a Marriage and Family Therapist licensed in the State of California, I am only able to provide online therapy to people currently living in California.
Not everyone is a good candidate for online therapy. Usually, I will not engage in online therapy with clients who are currently in a crisis situation requiring high levels of support and intervention.
Online therapy is most beneficial to people who are at a high level of functioning in their daily lives. Individuals seeking therapy for help with relationships, parenting and everyday stressors are great candidates for online therapy.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Start by contacting me either by phone or email and let me know you're interested in online therapy. My intake process is the same for online and in-person therapy. I provide a free 15 minute phone consultation to determine if we are a good match and if I think I can be of help to you. If it seems like a good fit, we will discuss our method for online therapy (Skype, Facetime etc).
Prior to moving forward, you will complete all three (3) parts of the initial paperwork required to begin therapy (Office Policies and Consent, Online Therapy Consent Form and Information Form). We will schedule a time that fits both our schedules to begin our first session. Fees ($150 per 50 minute session) must be paid in full prior to each session. I accept debit and credit cards, PayPal and Venmo.
Just remember that, if after the first session or two it doesn't feel like a good fit, you can discontinue therapy at any time.