What is Video Counseling?
For the safety and health of all clients and Clinicians, as of March 16, 2020, all sessions through Path to Hope Counseling will be completed through video or phone due to the Corona virus pandemic.
Video counseling allows you to have your counseling session through the comfort of your own home! You will be able to see your Therapist on your computer screen and you access this through our safe and secure patient portal.
You just need a computer, tablet or pc with a webcam and a microphone. It is a convenient and easily accessible option for those who want to receive counseling from the comfort of their own home.
What are the benefits of online counseling?
It takes away the intimidation and stigma of traditional counseling as it is conducted in the comfort of your own home
More choice in available Counselors
It is convenient, hours are more flexible than traditional counseling
It brings counseling to clients who may have time constraints, physical disabilities or live in rural locations
What skills do I need to benefit from online counseling?
A willingness to be open and honest can really make the difference in how much benefit you receive from the services. Being comfortable with technology and having patience in case of any technological problems.
How does Video Counseling work?
Once we set up a time to meet you will login to my patient portal which you will receive when you schedule your first appointment. All video sessions are done through a secure, HIPPA compliant platform called Counsol.com which is where I store my electronic health record. You will press a button after you login to "Start Video Session." This provides a real time, two-way conversation over the internet. We will be able to see and hear each other.
Important Notice: Video counseling is not appropriate for people who are suicidal, self-injuring, homicidal, or who have severe mental health issues.
If you feel severely depressed, suicidal, or you think you are about to hurt yourself or someone else, call 911, or go to the nearest hospital emergency room for help.
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