Online Relationship Counseling - Convenient, Effective, and Accessible
I want you to know that you aren't alone. Whether you're struggling to adjust to these new changes or just find yourself with the time to finally work on your relationship, I am here for you - whether it's a one-time counseling session or ongoing therapy.
Through secure and confidential videoconferencing (aka "telehealth" or "virtual counseling/therapy"), you can start counseling right now - from the comfort of your own home. I am a Florida licensed mental health counselor and certified addictions specialist. While my physical office is located in West Palm Beach, I serve individuals, couples, and families throughout the state with my virtual therapy practice.
How Does Video Relationship Therapy Work?
Once we've spoken for an initial phone consultation to determine if both me and teletherapy is a good fit for you, you will get a link to my secure client portal to review and e-sign my practice documents and provide some information about yourself. No printing or scanning necessary. I use a HIPAA-compliant and secure videoconferencing platform (Zoom), and will send you a unique link for our sessions. You will need a device with a microphone and camera, such as a laptop or tablet, as well as a strong internet connection and private space. For couples and family therapy, my clients are typically in the same room on the same device sitting next to one another.
Benefits of Video Therapy & Online Counseling
I'll be honest with you - when I first started offering online couples and family therapy in March, 2020, I was not sure how it would go for me or my clients. Could we achieve the same level of emotional depth, vulnerability, healing, and connection through a screen? Thankfully, the answer is YES. Many clients who were initially unsure about video therapy found that, once the session got started, we all forgot we weren't in the same room. With some minor adjustments and ongoing dialogue, I've found online therapy to be incredibly powerful and effective, with some additional benefits. These include convenience, like not having to fight traffic driving back and forth to my office. We save time because the session begins as soon as you click the link and ends when you exit the screen. Another benefit is accessibility. I am typically able to see clients later in the evening, during their lunch breaks, or at other off-hours that face-to-face sessions with travel to my office would make impossible. Finally, online therapy can add comfort. It can be intimidating to open up to a stranger, especially in an unfamiliar place. My online therapy clients frequently report that they are able to be more open because they are in their own spaces.
I invite you to explore my website and learn more about me and what I do. Please feel free to give me a call with any questions; there's no obligation or cost for an initial consultation. I look forward to getting to know you, and know that - together - we will get through this challenge.