Online counseling is a counseling service that is provided online. Just like face-to-face therapy, online counseling helps you deal with problems and encourages your personal growth. It is based on a dialogue between you and your therapist, assigned readings, or “homework,” such as journaling that will expand your horizons and give you a new perspective that allows you to challenge old problems. Just as in an office visit, you may receive support, feedback and, sometimes, strategies to help you with your problems.
Counseling online is different than in person or counseling by email only, and it has proven to be effective for many people. We offer online audio and/or video therapy through Skype, FaceTime (iPhone/iPad2, Mac Computer) Tango, or just by telephone. If you choose to proceed with a therapeutic relationship in this manner, you can explore your issues more deeply, especially if you choose online video sessions in place of phone sessions.
How long you remain in therapy, the frequency of the sessions and the nature of the work we do together is all your choice. But you should know that some problems can’t be successfully resolved without an ongoing therapeutic relationship, and some problems can’t be resolved online. But for many people who do not choose to seek counseling in person, eCounseling might be a good place to begin.