Online counseling is the delivery of counseling services using interactive technologies such as computer, tablet or smartphone. Sometimes referred to as telebehavioral health, online counseling uses network and software security protocols to protect the conﬁdentiality of client information. The videoconferencing session is considered protected health information (PHI) by HIPAA and is subject to the same rules as face-to-face counseling sessions.
Online counseling oﬀers beneﬁts compared to in-person counseling:
- Online counseling can take less time away from the oﬃce or your workday and eliminate the concerns about traﬃc
- Online communication is very comfortable for a lot of people, especially younger adults and those who utilize technology often.
- Online counseling provides easy access for those who live in rural areas, have chronic illness or other challenges that make it diﬃcult to drive or travel. It is also a convenient way for clients who travel frequently for work or who move away for college to maintain regular counseling sessions.
Complete the form on this page or contact me at 513-403-6325 and we can discuss if online therapy is appropriate for your needs.