What is Long Distance Counseling?
Many clients chose to see a counselor remotely rather than in person because it is convenient and affordable. Online counseling has gained popularity in recent years as more therapists than ever before offer long distance sessions. This type of therapy goes by many names including telehealth, e-counseling, or cyber-counseling. Generally, these sessions take place over the phone or via a secure video chat software to insure client’s privacy and comfort.
The Benefits of Online Counseling
- More affordable than conventional counseling
- No commute time
- Have therapy in whatever environment you prefer
- No difficult traveling for people with different ability levels
- Save time
- Continue with your therapists even if you move
- Increases access to counseling
- See a specialist even if there isn’t one in your area
About My Practice
I provide online and phone counseling for teenagers and adults who are coping with anxiety, addiction, and life transitions. I have experience working with teens and young adults both in private practice and school settings. Additionally, I have worked with many clients in inpatient and outpatient treatment for addiction in order to help them build mindfulness and self-care practices.
When I begin working with someone we usually start with an exploration of what the person wants to change. Then, I work collaboratively with clients in order to help them set goals and meet them. It is my belief that as the client you are the expert on yourself. I am here to listen, support, and advocate but ultimately therapy is about empowering you to grow. Please visit my about page to find out more about me.
Who I Work With
How Long Distance Therapy Works
In order to begin our work together I start with a free 20 minute phone consultation. If you are interested in a free consultation please call or email me at (707) 780-3003 or Elizabeth@OneMindTherapy.com. During this initial phone call we work together to figure out if we are a good fit. If you decide to move forward, we then schedule a time for a full 50 minute session. After this initial call I will also send you intake and informed consent form for you to fill out prior to our first session.
I use a secure online therapy session software to ensure client’s confidentiality. When you make your initial appointment I send you full instructions for using the software. Once you receive the instructions you can always contact me if you have any questions about how to use it. When it is time for our session I ask that you are somewhere that is private and has a reliable internet connection. Most people chose to have their session in the comfort of their home. Then we proceed just like you would with in person counseling!
Your second option for long distance counseling is to schedule a phone session. This is a great choice for people who are uncomfortable with internet technology or just like privacy of a phone call. If you prefer to have phone sessions, we set up an appointment and I call you at the given time. I ask that for phone sessions you are somewhere private with a stable phone connection.
Freequently Asked Questions
I am an Associate MFT under the supervision of Vanessa Eyen, LMFT. My License enables me to work with people in the state of California as a therapist. If you our outside the state and would like my services I can see you for life coaching rather than therapy.