With the exception of writing letters or sending information via “snail mail”, we all generally communicate over long distances by means of technology. When counseling services are provided this way, they can be called “distance counseling”.
Virtual counselors provide an array of online therapy options that include couples counseling, online marriage counseling, and online Christian counseling, to name just a few. Online therapists use a variety of mediums to communicate and "meet" with clients, providing the same standard of care as a traditional practice.
Virtual healthcare is a burgeoning field, expanding rapidly as the technology that supports it becomes increasingly available and user-friendly. But, is the demand for telemedicine really there?
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.
Two highly experienced clinicians share how they expanded their psychotherapy services by including online counseling. They share some great advice to those also wanting provide this option to their current and prospective clients.