What is online counseling?

 

Simply put, online counseling (or video therapy) is live therapy using video rather than going to a traditional office setting. It's very similar to talking on Skype or FaceTime.

 

You can use a laptop, desktop, tablet, or smartphone. Sessions can occur anywhere you have access to the internet/Wifi, or strong cell service.

I use a HIPAA* compliant and secure platform ReGroup, which utilizes Zoom technology to conduct encrypted online counseling sessions for complete privacy.

 

*HIPAA is the Healthcare Insurance Portability & Accountability Act that exists since 1996 to protect your confidential health information. All healthcare providers are bound by and expected to follow this law. 

 

What about signing paperwork, getting resources & handouts and other good stuff?

Tip Sheets - handouts for common struggles

These tip sheets can be a great place to get some quick guidance and strategies if you are struggling with the following concerns:

Managing Anger

Anxious or worried

Feeling Stressed

Sleeping poorly

Downloadable Apps for Emotional Wellness

Apps can be a great self-help tool or supplement to therapy.

Get full app details & descriptions

Breathing & Meditation

10% Happier

Breathe2Relax

Buddhify

Calm

Headspace

Insight Timer  

Stop Breath & Think

 

Anxiety-focused

Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM)

Pacifica

 

Mood-tracking/Journal apps

CBT Thought Record Diary

Daylio

IMoodJournal

MoodKit

Moodnotes

Moodpath

Mood Tools

Stigma

What's Up

 

Mood apps that include games

SuperBetter

Happify

 

Eating Concerns

Recovery Record

Rise Up and Recover

 

General Healthy Living

Lifesum

Fight Depression Naturally

Quit That!

 

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders

nOCD

Live OCD Free

Worry Watch

 

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

PTSD Coach

Breathe2Relax

 

Schizophrenia

UCSF PRIME

 

Suicide Prevention

MY3

Operation Reach Out

 

Support Communities

Bipolar Disorder Connect

TalkLife

24-Hour Helplines

 

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24-hour online help.

Chat live now: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255)

Crisis Text Line
Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential
Text START to 741-741
 

The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
866-4-U-TREVOR (1-866-488-7386)

 

National Sexual Assault Hotline
24-hour online support. Chat live now (in English & Spanish)
1-800-656-HOPE (1-800-656-4673)

 

National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
1-866-331-9474

 

CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636)

 

Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1

 

Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)
1-800-662-HELP (1-800-662-4357)

Your treatment, your way.

"Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
― Albert Einstein

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