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.
*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:
Anxious or worried
Downloadable Apps for Emotional Wellness
Apps can be a great self-help tool or supplement to therapy.
Get full app details & descriptions
Breathing & Meditation
Stop Breath & Think
Self-Help for Anxiety Management (SAM)
CBT Thought Record Diary
Mood apps that include games
Rise Up and Recover
General Healthy Living
Fight Depression Naturally
Live OCD Free
Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Operation Reach Out
Bipolar Disorder Connect
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
24-hour online help.
Chat live now: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Crisis Text Line
Get Help Now: Free, 24/7, Confidential
Text START to 741-741
The Trevor Lifeline (Suicide Prevention for LGBTQ Youth)
National Sexual Assault Hotline
24-hour online support. Chat live now (in English & Spanish)
National Teen Dating Abuse Helpline
CDC-INFO (Formerly known as the CDC National STD and AIDS Hotline)
Veterans’ Suicide Prevention Lifeline
1-800-273-TALK (1-800-273-8255), press 1
Treatment Referral Hotline (Substance Abuse)