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Interview with Dr. Christina Strayer, Ed.D, LPC, CCTP, AAT, NBCT, a Doctoral level Licensed Professional Counselor, a Certified Counselor in Trauma Procedures (CCTP) and trained in Animal Assisted Therapist (AAT). Dr. Strayer shares how she got started with telebehavioral health, how she uses her therapy pets during her psychotherapy sessions, and advice for other online therapists. You can contact Dr. Strayer at 919-901-5349

 

Most clients are seeking help with relationships.  Many clients are engaging in online dating.  Clinicians can help their clients with attachment and romance by using a helpful book on online dating.

 

Social media has a wealth of information. This great amount of data allows us to look at trends, discover correlations, and make predictions. We can now use it to alert people of mental health needs and send them helpful resources.

Three important questions:

Is there a problem with access to mental health services?
Why are people not receiving treatment?
Can telemental health help?

Have you ever had to find a counselor for yourself or a family member? It can be nerve wrecking. The emotional, time, and financial commitment can be great. Sometimes, if the counselor and client are not a fit, the client may give up on ever trying counseling again.
Technology has found a good solution to this. Check it out on this video.

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How do we as therapists help our clients with digital dating? A new study sited at the American Psychological Association links swiping with self-esteem issues. Dee Wagner, BC-DMT, LPC, primary creator and instructor of our Digital Dance online course recently wrote a blog post on her site LustierLife.com that addresses profile writing in the digital dating process. Dee shares:

Dee Wagner, BC-DMT, LPC, primary creator and instructor of our Digital Dance online course has a new post out on the International Coach Federation blog.

Insurance fraud is a serious matter!  It is very unfortunate when telemental health providers find out that they have been committing insurance fraud without even knowing it. 

In this video and blog post, I share my experience switching from using paper charts to using a practice management program.

If I never made the switch I may have burned out from the administrative tasks of running my private pactice.

 

Scott Allen, president of 2MI Software Solutions, presents a demo of VPTherapy360. VPTherapy360 is a high-quality video conferencing program for behavioral health professionals, who offer online counseling via videochat.

 

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