Teletherapy

WHAT IS TELETHERAPY?

Teletherapy provides professional counseling to couples or individuals online, rather than in person.  Utilizing live video sessions with HIPAA certified therapists, you will be able to work through personal issues from the comforts of your own home, under a guaranteed confidential and secure network.  In order to maximize your time in session we suggest connecting in a quiet, isolated private space where your full attention can be focused on your therapist

CAN I MAKE AN APPOINTMENT ONLINE?

On our website you can make an appointment with one of our specialists catering to your specific individual needs.  Keep in mind our therapists can only work within their state certification, (at this point Florida, California, New York, and Illinois) otherwise we can suggest coaching programs and online courses outside of our licensed borders.

 

IS TELETHERAPY PRIVATE? I’M SCARED TO TALK ABOUT MY ISSUES ONLINE.

Feeling apprehensive about a therapy session is natural and a trusting and comfortable situation is crucial to the communication and productivity of your counseling.  Our online platforms are HIPAA compliant and ensure strict security during all of your sessions and our trained professionals’ top priority is your trust and confidentiality.  An especially private space in your home is also recommended for a secure environment, which includes distance from distractions, be they family, spouses, or other electronic devices.  We suggest scheduling a time for yourself and silencing any other potential interruptions.



DO MY PARTNER AND I NEED TO BE IN THE SAME SPACE FOR VIRTUAL COUPLES THERAPY?

Generally couples therapy is best practiced in the same space where sharing can be more intimate and revelatory, though every couple has its difficult schedules which may complicate coordinating session times.  In exceptional cases, our counselors may work with you and your partner with separate video call screens.

DOES TELETHERAPY REALLY WORK AS WELL AS TRADITIONAL THERAPY FOR SEX, LOVE, OR PORN ADDICTION?

Although it may feel a little different at first, Teletherapy can be just as effective as traditional methods concerning sex addiction, love addiction, and porn addiction.  Whether you are concerned about a sexual dysfunction, or would like to work towards a healthier sexlife or just return to sexual activity after a period of abstinence, we are here to accomodate your personal needs.  Our certified sex therapists are all members of the American Association of Sexual Educators, Counselors and Therapists (AASECT) and are happy to answer any questions about your particular situation and are familiar with Covenant Eyes and other software programs you might be using on your devices. 

After a trained therapist guides you through a session or two, you may find Teletherapy is your preferred method to work through your private issues, as it offers certain advantages of convenience and personal comfort working from your home environment.  

DO I HAVE TO KEEP MY VIDEO ON? WHAT IS A TELETHERAPY SESSION LIKE?

For the most part, a teletherapy session is not much different from a traditional therapy session.  It begins with a greeting and confirmation that you are present and ready to begin.  You should feel free to discuss anything that is on your mind and trust that your therapist will respond without judgment.  If there is any anxiety or discomfort caused by viewing yourself on the screen, it is possible to minimize that portion of the screen.  Our experienced counselors can help you with any such technicalities, including Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR).  It is crucial for your progress that you connect with your therapist visually through the video camera because so much of communication and emotional expression is conveyed through facial expressions and body language.

HOW MUCH DOES ONLINE THERAPY COST?

Rates are comparable to traditional therapy and depend on which therapist you choose, based on their experience and credentials, and also what type of therapy session you are involved in (Individual, Couple, or Group).  A sliding scale rate may be available according to you financial situation.  We do not work directly with any insurance providers.  Any benefits or reimbursement available from your own health insurance plan is your responsibility. 

CAN THERAPISTS WORK WITH ME EVEN IF I DON’T LIVE IN THE SAME STATE?

Our sex therapy is only available in Florida, California, New York.  If you reside in another state, we can offer coaching programs and online courses that specialize in psychoeducation and self treatment for dealing with toxic relationships, past traumas, sex and porn addiction, and other related concerns.  

I’M WORRIED TELETHERAPY WON’T FEEL REAL. CAN IT TRULY HELP ME WITH MY ISSUES?

According to recent research, teletherapy can be just as effective as traditional therapy for most clinical concerns, and some people prefer it.  While it may feel different, the advantage of controlling your environment and easy scheduling has gained the support of many people.

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