What is online counseling?
Online counseling allows you to meet with a counselor anywhere with secure and convenient appointments. All you need is an electronic device (computer, tablet, or phone) with video capability.
*Do to licensure laws, I only meet with clients who reside in the state of Nebraska.
Is online counseling secure?
I take your right to privacy very seriously. To ensure a secure connection, I use the video conferencing software within Simple Practice which is HIPPA compliant. This means that your sessions are encrypted to ensure your privacy.
Is online counseling effective?
Research shows that online counseling is an effective means for helping clients meet their goals and improve their quality of life. Online counseling has been shown to help decrease negative symptoms like anxiety and depression. Clients tend to report the same level of satisfaction with online counseling as they do with face-to-face counseling.
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How long will I be in therapy?
The length of therapy varies depending on the you and your specific needs. Therapy is most effective when we meet weekly and can move to bi-weekly appointments as you feel that you are seeing positive changes and are actively meeting your goals. With that being said, I tend to see clients for an average of 15 sessions.
What is the cost of therapy?
My current rates are $90 for 50-60min sessions and $115 for the initial evaluation session which last about 1.5 hours. Right now, I am accepting clients who are self-pay only.