A great alternative to in person counseling sessions
Currently all sessions are offered via Tele-therapy using a secure link through the client portal.
I have offered online therapy on multiple online platforms as well as in my private practice. Many clients report enjoying the convenience of being able to have live video or phone sessions. I am licensed to offer online therapy to residents of California.
Some reasons you might consider online therapy:
-Safety concerns due to COVID-19
-The convenience of not having to drive to your therapist's office.
-It opens up more appointment times because you can schedule a session in times you wouldn't be able to do in person, maybe during your lunch break or earlier in the day or later in the evening.
-It allows you to work with a therapist who might be a great match but whose office is a bit too far to drive to.
-You can have a session in the comfort of your own home, or anywhere that is private with an internet connection. (even in your PJs, in bed)
-You live in an area where there aren't many therapists, or where most therapists are already full.
-Accessibility needs; many people who experience chronic pain, debilitating anxiety or other conditions that make it hard to leave their home enjoy being able to get support remotely.
How does it work?
Once you have had a consultation call to determine if online counseling is a good fit, you will be able to schedule an online session through the client portal. You may choose to have your appointment at the same time each week or alternate times to fit your busy/changing schedule.You may choose to have a video session or phone call. You will receive a unique link for a video appointment. At the time of the appointment you will follow that link to the secure video appointment where we will be able to meet virtually.
My office is located in Alameda. At some point I hope to return to in person visits with all clients.
Does online therapy really help? Is it as good as in person sessions?
Yes, although no therapy is guaranteed to work, many people have reported having great success with online therapy.
There are some situations where online therapy is not recommended. Audrina will discuss these with you in your consultation beforehand. But generally speaking, online therapy is not recommended when the client is actively suicidal, or has serious psychiatric illnesses that require close and direct treatment.
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