A Little About What I Do: Part II
This is the second part of my introduction blog. In this segment I am going to talk about why I decided to open an online therapy practice.
Why online therapy?
The way therapy usually works is this: You find a counselor that you want to go to, you make an appointment, you go to the office, maybe you find a parking spot or maybe you took the bus, meet with the counselor, decide whether you are a good fit and if you feel comfortable opening up to this stranger about your most intimate thoughts, and if that all goes well, schedule an appointment to go back to that counselor’s office each week for as long as your therapy lasts.
Sometimes your counselor is out of town, or you have a conflicting appointment, so you have to readjust your schedules to find a different time to meet. Sometimes traffic is bad and you miss half of your session. Sometimes parking (especially if you are in Seattle/Tacoma area) is nonexistent. Sometimes you work ridiculous hours and your counselor works a traditional 9am-5pm schedule, leaving little time to make it to the office and meet for your session.
I chose to create an online therapy format to combat some of these reasons, and more. Meeting with me in our online office is very similar to meeting with a counselor in a physical office, except you don’t have to deal with traffic, find parking, leave your job to make your appointment, catch the bus, etc...
You simply schedule an appointment time that works for you, by logging in to your client portal. Then, when it’s time for your scheduled session, you click on the online waiting room and meet me for your appointment. It’s as easy as that. You don’t have to download anything or pay for any extra fees.
This is a great way to be able to participate in counseling when you have a busy work schedule or if you live in a remote area of Washington. You can access the client portal and my online office from a computer, tablet, or phone. We can have your counseling session from your office, or your home.
Basically, I created this practice so that you can access therapy services in the most convenient way for your lifestyle. I created the practice with certain people in mind, particularly those who work non-traditional work schedules, those who cannot leave their homes, and those who have transportation issues.
My goal is to be accessible to people who may not otherwise be able to participate in therapy for a variety of reasons. I also wanted to provide a convenient way for those who prefer using an online format versus a traditional method of getting therapy. My hope is that anyone who wants to participate in therapy now has that option.