ONLINE COUNSELLING SERVICES

I am pleased to offer online counselling services. Once you express such an interest, we will have a chat about your needs and I will make the determination if online is the better approach to in-office sessions.

Due to my specialty as a trauma psychologist, I can sometimes conduct the first several sessions online, however, when it comes to processing - depending on the nature of the trauma, your location where you have your session, and several other pieces - I may ask you to come in so I can monitor your progress and well-being. Thereafter, we can continue to discuss as we proceed with your treatment.

That being said - there may be the requirement that you come in for several sessions and then we switch to online counselling. It all depends!

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Some Considerations:

  • You will need to find a space if at all possible that is quiet, free from distractions or interruptions and where you feel comfortable to share

  • If you have a headset that will also help with reducing noise and distraction. Many people prefer video as we can see each other’s faces and expressions

  • Close any open browsers, pause/stop any background programs from running to have a hopefully glitch-free session

  • Hard-wire into the Internet if at all possible

  • Do your best to create a space where you are front-lit, and it is easy  for me to see you and your expression

  • Consider what is viewable behind you on screen - for your own personal reasons

  • You may want to use your blue light filtering program as you would be spending extra time online

  • If you need extra privacy, you may want to download a white-noise or brown-noise app to a different device and place by the door or window where you feel you need.