Online therapyserving New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Texas
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so that they can live a life they love
Therapy with Tailwinds Counseling can help get you there.
What is Online Counseling?
Online counseling (also known as video counseling, e-therapy, telehealth, Internet therapy, telemental health) works much the same as traditional, in-office, except the sessions are conducted via an easy-to-use, secure video chat. That means, rather than driving to an office for scheduled sessions, you’ll log in to a HIPAA compliant video platform and you’ll meet with your therapist that way at your scheduled appointment time on your computer, tablet, or smartphone.
Why should I try online therapy?
- Participate in counseling in a space that is comfortable for you.
- Save time in your busy schedule by eliminating travel time.
- Reduce the need to take off work.
- With online therapy, you can work with the provider of your choosing without regard to distance.
- I see clients anywhere in Texas.
How is Online Counseling different from in-office counseling?
In my practice, there isn’t much difference. Although we won’t be in the same room together, I am still able to pick up on verbal and nonverbal cues through video, with the added benefit of being able to see you in your own environment. Often times, clients report feeling more open to sharing in a space that is already familiar to them.
There are times when online counseling is not appropriate and a different level of care may be recommended. We can talk about whether online therapy is right for you during our free 15-minute phone consultation.
Is Online Counseling Effective?
The short answer is yes. Seeking therapy can be a scary and intimidating and it might feel strange to participate in a way that is not quite how you envision it; however, numerous studies have found that in most cases online counseling has proven just as effective as office-based counseling.
To get started, schedule a phone consultation below or give me a call at (713) 936-4909. I look forward to hearing from you!
I’m not tech-savvy. Can I still do online therapy?
Online therapy does not take a degree in computer science or any fancy equipment. If you’ve got an internet connection strong enough to stream Netflix and a device with a camera (smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop computer), you’re good to go. If you’ve ever used Skype, Facetime, or something similar, online therapy won’t feel very foreign to you.
HOW This WORKs
LET'S START A CONVERSATION
Schedule a free 15-minute phone call so we can get acquainted. When you schedule your consultation call, you'll receive an email linking you to a brief consultation screening form that will help us make the best use of our time. On the call, I'll ask what you're looking for help with, explain how I work and what you can expect from me, you can ask your questions and we can get you scheduled for an appointment when we agree it's a good fit. And if it's not, I'll try my best to point you in the right direction.
THE FIRST SESSION
After we schedule your first session, you'll receive access to the client portal where you can read about my practice policies and complete the intake paperwork that will help us get started. During our first session, we'll get to know each other, build a therapeutic alliance, and get on the same page about your goals and how best to achieve them. Not sure what to talk about? No worries. During that first 80-minute session, I'll be asking a lot of questions.
WE MAKE A PLAN
You are the expert on your life and experience. Together, we'll collaborate using your expertise and mine to create a plan that suits your treatment and journey.
WE DO THE WORK
Ongoing sessions are 45 - 50 minutes and typically occur weekly to start. We'll get in there and do the work to get you where you want to be. You can always expect homework. Sometimes written, sometimes not, but either way, it's important you do the work outside of session to get to where you want to be.
WE ADJUST AND ADAPT
Sometimes things don't go according to plan. Or maybe things go so well and there's a new path the take. Flexibility is a key part of the process.
My goal is always to work myself out of a job. I don't want my clients to need me forever; I want you to develop the skills and tools you need to confront whatever challenges lie ahead. As we see progress, we'll discuss a graduation plan. Sometimes that looks like reducing the frequency for a few sessions before stopping therapy. Sometimes it's one graduation session one month after the last weekly PTSD therapy session to summarize and troubleshoot. In any case, we'll collaborate to determine the best graduation strategy for you.
CONSIDER ME, YOUR OWN CHEERING SQUAD
I'm rooting for you every step of the way. And even after graduation, I'm still here if you need me.
WE WILL WORK WELL TOGETHER IF
You’re committed to making a change.
You’re able to meet weekly to build momentum.
You believe change is possible.
You can have a sense of humor while getting shit done.
If this sounds like you, click below to get scheduled.
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