Servicing Mental Health Concerns Related to:
|Bipolar Disorder||Child & Adolescent Abuse/Trauma||Depression|
|Dissociative Disorders||Family Conflict||Grief & Loss|
|LGBTQIA+||Life Transitions||Marital & Premarital Counseling|
|Sexual Abuse/Trauma||Sexual Addiction||Stress|
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment…” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
- Professional Ethics
- The Multicultural Experience
- The Spiritual Realm
Applying Techniques From:
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
- Dialectic Behavioral Therapy (DBT)
- Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)
- Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR)
- Existential Therapy
- Family Systems Therapy
- Gestalt Therapy
- Insight-Oriented Therapy
- Person-Centered Therapy
- Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR)
Incorporating Elements of:
- Expressive Therapies
- Play Therapy
Online Therapy (Telehealth)
Telehealth is defined as the use of telecommunications and information technologies to share information, and provide clinical care, education, public health, and administrative services at a distance. Telehealth is especially critical in rural and other remote areas that lack sufficient health care services, especially specialty care. (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services – Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, 2015).
Online Therapy involves the application of telecommunication technology (e.g., computers, tablets, phones and apps, Wi-Fi, etc.) to provide clinical/professional care. This type of intervention affords the opportunity of connecting a therapist with his patients regardless of the geographical distance. Online Therapy is easily accessible for those who have the required technological means; especially, those who are computer-savvy. It is convenient because a patient can reach her/his therapist from home or work. It eliminates the social stigma traditionally attached to seeing a therapist.
In addition, it may offer a safe start in counseling for those individuals who suffer from anxiety disorders (e.g., social anxiety, phobias, posttraumatic stress disorder, etc.) and for those who – afflicted with depression – may lack energy and motivation. Naturally, in such cases, one of the treatment goals should be that patients gain the confidence necessary to function outside their homes and eventually meet with their therapists in their offices.
Although there are several means of engaging in online therapy, I do not practice psychotherapy by phone. Computers and tablets offer the opportunity to make eye contact, observe non-verbal communication, and develop a solid therapeutic rapport despite the distance.