Online Therapy/COVID 19

Online therapy is private, convenient, affordable, and portable! I honestly believe it is the best of both worlds; you can get great care AND keep your privacy. You can schedule online and 'meet' with me in the comfort of your home or a private area with internet access any where in Kentucky. Whether you call it online therapy, internet therapy, telemental health, or ecounseling it's really easy to get started.

Going out of town last minute, no worries you won't have to reschedule or miss your appointment.  Not able to drive, but have a session scheduled?  No problem!  Online therapy makes worrying about traffic, weather, or missing appointments due to sickness or emergency a thing of the past. 

This format is especially nice for clients with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, or concerns about privacy.  This modality of therapy is also great for people who are chronically ill people whose medical conditions make it difficult for them leaving their homes because of fear of additional sickness, infection, physical limitations, or extreme exhaustion that coincides with being sick. My separate therapy site is HIPAA compliant which means your privacy is 100% guaranteed.  I have heard numerous people say, "I could never get my partner to go to therapy!" or " I don't want anyone to know that I am in therapy."  Well, now you do not have to leave the comfort of your home.  We can talk more about the convenience of therapy in your home when you call and will definitely go over it in detail in our first session. I want to make sure you understand and are comfortable with the online therapy format. 


Advantages of  Online Therapy

  1. Kentucky is HUGE and it can be hard to find the right therapist in your area. Online therapy brings the therapist to you.
  2. Physical limitations can make getting to or keeping appointments difficult. I have had multiple clients in the past with physical challenges including one that had MS and missed several appointments due to fighting complications of his condition.  Online therapy is a good solution for those with physical challgenes, since my physical location is not handicap accessible.  
  3. Online therapy is convenient! Kentucky has a lot of small towns that have limited access to mental health professionals.  I have had clients drive 70 miles or more to Lexington for sessions.  Online therapy is a great solution for smaller, rural communities.
  4. As effective as traditional therapy  Multiple studies have shown online therapy to have similar client outcomes as in person therapy. Text Therapy Study Meta Study of Online Therapy

Disadvantages of Online Therapy

  1. Online therapy can sometimes miss important information. The missed information is primarily body movements that are important keys in the conversation that we have together. For instance, an uncomfortable topic might make you fidget or tense up. These are clues that I need to know so that we get the best conversational experience. We learn together to talk more about what is happening when we talk together (bodily sensations and  movements.)
  2. Online therapy is not recommended for serious psychiatric illnesses. There are instances where online therapy is not as hands on as is beneficial and healing for clients. Some cases need coordinated care with a local provider.
  3. Online therapy can sometimes miss important information. The missed information is primarily body movements that are important keys in the conversation that we have together. For instance, an uncomfortable topic might make you fidget or tense up. These are clues that I need to know so that we get the best conversational experience. We learn together to talk more about what is happening when we talk together (bodily sensations and  movements.)

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