Distance Counseling in Georgia
As a Distance Credentialed Counselor, I offer online video distance counseling for residents of Georgia living in Athens, Americus, Augusta, Albany, Columbus, Statesboro, Dalton, Savannah, Macon and all the areas in between. Please read my frequently asked questions to learn more about how to start using online counseling with me.
Frequently Asked Questions About Distance Counseling
1. Tell me more about Distance Counseling and how it works.
Video and phone sessions allow you to have a therapy session from the convenience of your home or other private place without having to deal with long drives, traffic or taking time off of work. Phone sessions are available for your convenience. For online video sessions, I use Vsee, which is a HIPPA compliant and very easy to use. I will send you an invitation to connect with you via Vsee. Then, using your laptop, desktop, or an app on your phone, you can log in around the time of your appointment and we can see and hear each other through video and type through chat.
2. What are the Benefits of Distance Counseling?
There are many benefits to having your session through video or phone, but the greatest of these is convenience. Access to LGBTQIA and gender affirming care when you are in a rural part of Georgia can be hard to find without a drive to a different city. You will no longer have to find time to take off work during the day or to drive up several hours to the closest available therapist that is trained and knowledgeable for your individual concerns. Video counseling from the privacy of your home also offers the opportunity for you to present as you feel most comfortable.
3. Can I have sessions with you via video or phone?
That depends. Video and phone counseling is different than being in the same room with your therapist. Because of these differences, I will ask to verify your identity, and have a plan in place for those times when you are feeling very depressed. There are times, when after my assessment for fit, I may feel it is safer for you to seek counseling in person instead. It’s also helpful that you have a basic understanding of the internet or apps on your phone as well.
4. Can I use my Insurance for Distance Counseling?
That depends on your individual plan. Some plans cover distance counseling via phone or video. To know if you are covered through insurance with your plan, I will need to verify your benefits, which I will be happy to do after you send me a copy of your insurance card.
If you have any more additional questions, or would like a to schedule a phone or video consultation to see if distance counseling is a good fit for you, contact me here.