About Online Counseling
Online counseling is a comfortable and convenient way to receive effective counseling without experiencing the pressure of a face-to-face meeting. You still meet with a live, professional provider—but you gain the flexibility of meeting with your provider in your own surroundings. If you are already familiar with counseling you may choose this option for the added convenience and privacy it offers.
In order to meet the needs of clients, our network of providers offer appointment sessions via the following options:
The Benefit of Online Counseling
Online counseling is a fast growing field that provides the benefits of:
Those in the tele-health trenches say it improves access to care for people who live in remote areas or who, due to illness or mobility problems, can’t leave home. The practice also enhances psychological services by allowing psychologists to support clients between visits. Medicare, Medicaid and other third-party reimbursement is available for psychologists who deliver such services via videoconferencing and follow specific guidelines, experts say.
“By insisting that patients come to our offices, we’re excluding potentially millions of patients who need care,” says Carolyn Turvey, PhD, a professor of psychiatry at the University of Iowa and vice chair of the American Telemedicine Association’s Telemental Health special interest group.Amy Novotney APA Article
These are but a few of the obvious benefits of online counseling. Ease of scheduling and the ability to conduct sessions from home, allows people who might not ordinarily seek out counseling to benefit from using iTherapy services.