How does online sex therapy work?
Obviously, due to COVID-19, online therapy has become much more mainstream. All it means is that services are delivered through the computer, meaning we do not meet in the same room. I use Doxy.Me -- a video conferencing technology where we see each other face-to-face. It is HIPAA secure and encrypted.
Sometimes we may choose to speak on the phone.
Why would I want to do online therapy?
Teletherapy/telemedicine, although not “traditional” in the sense of face-to-face therapy, is a very beneficial modality for a variety of clients. Distance therapy may be a good choice for a variety of clients, including but not limited to:
- Clients that are not geographically close to a qualified therapist
- Clients who do not have access to a specialist (such as a sex therapist)
- Clients who are unable to attend therapy sessions (due to illness, health issues, mobility issues, transportation issues)
- Clients who may require an extra layer of confidentiality, privacy, or emotional safety
- Clients with busy schedules that cannot make regular appointment times (clients who travel, commute, etc.)
- You or I may be sick and not want to expose the other, even though we're feeling well enough for a session. Or, one of us may have been exposed to COVID-19 and are quarantined.
Who is Distance Therapy NOT Appropriate For?
I do not see couples via distance therapy.
Telehealth may not be appropriate for anyone who has severe mental health concerns; is actively or recently suicidal, homicidal, or violent; clients with poor or challenging boundary issues; and clients who could be better served using a different modality.
I offer online and in-person counseling. I work with couples in-person only.
Due to regulations, I currently only work online with individuals living in Indiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania (states in which I hold professional licenses).
Please contact me to request a free consultation online.