What is Video Counseling? Video counseling, online counseling, or teletherapy – all these terms describe counseling services that are provided online. Simply put, video counseling is when the counselor and client have sessions through video conferencing.
Why should I try video counseling?
Video counseling is a convenient treatment option that offers the same benefits as in-person counseling but from the comfort of your home. Video counseling allows you to connect anywhere with secure and convenient appointments.
FAQs about Video Counseling:
We provide counseling for women
What equipment do I need?
To participate in video counseling sessions you will need ONE of the following devices:
Who is Video Counseling Suitable For?
Video counseling is suitable for those with mild to moderate behavioral health concerns. Contact me to set up your free consultation to determine if video counseling is right for you.
Video counseling is NOT suitable for you:
If you are feeling suicidal or homicidal
If you have a history of self-injury
If you are in an abusive or violent relationship
If you are presently under the influence of alcohol or drugs
If you have psychotic symptoms
If you are experiencing a psychiatric/behavioral health emergency, please call 911 or contact Crisis Services:
Georgia Crisis and Access Line (GCAL) at 1-800-715-4225
or Peachford Hospital at 770-454-2302
or Ridgeview Institute Access Center at 770-434-4567
What Will Happen Prior to My First Appointment?
You will need to complete a standard intake and counseling consent form, which can be returned via our secure, HIPAA
compliant internet fax service prior to your first appointment. You will be sent an email with an invitation link to join the session and information on how to setup WebEx. This program is free to use. Please make sure the program is up-and-running before your appointment by checking the audio and video settings (i.e. giving your device permission to access your microphone and camera).
Is it Possible to Meet for Sessions In Person as well as Online?
Yes, we are flexible and work with our clients to determine what meeting format works best for them. Some clients prefer to meet face-to-face for the first session and then continue with online counseling for the remaining sessions, while other clients choose to meet face-to- face for most sessions and then meet online during times of being out of town, vacation, etc.(*Due to the on-going pandemic, ALL counseling sessions will be provided via video counseling.)
How Will I Pay for My Video Sessions?
All fees are due at the time of service. We accept debit cards and all major credit cards via PayPal.
Are Video Sessions Covered by My Insurance Provider?
Coverage will depend on your individual plan. Some insurance companies will cover video counseling/teletherapy. It is your responsibility to contact your insurance provider to ensure this service is covered by your plan. If the session is covered by your insurance, you are still responsible for the co-payment which is due prior to the start of the session.
Will the appointments be recorded?
No, video counseling sessions are never recorded.
Can I get an evaluation using video counseling?
The purpose of most evaluations is to determine the nature of a problem which involves developing a diagnosis. Face-to-face time with your counselor is an important component of this process. If you are experiencing symptoms or conditions that require in-person care, diagnosis, or assessment, video/online counseling is seldom the best means of obtaining an accurate diagnosis, although in some circumstance it may be appropriate.
Starting October 1st, we will begin using WebEx for our video counseling sessions.
WebEx is a secure, HIPAA compliant platform and is just as easy to use as Zoom or Skype.
Here's how video counseling sessions works: