If you reside in California, psychotherapy via Skype is available to you in the comfort of your own space (home, office, or wherever you are).
Online therapy is perfect for clients not within convenient driving distance to my office, or for those who suffer from agoraphobia (the fear and anxiety of leaving ones home).
The online experience is almost exactly the same as an in-person session with me. Studies show that psychotherapy is highly effective even when delivered via telephone or by an internet-based video session using a program such as Skype. Sessions are scheduled and conducted in the same way as you would expect from traditional person-to-person psychotherapy. With a good webcam and high speed internet, we can interact with each other in real-time.
Due to California MFT licensing laws, therapy over the web is available only to clients who reside in California.
We utilize www.skype.com for webcam connection. Skype is free to download and easy to use. Click the icon below to download.
Scheduling Online Therapy
If therapy sessions by webcam appeals to you, please call my office at (408-247-7909) to schedule an appointment.
Leave a message telling me your name, your situation, your phone number, and why you would like online therapy.
I will then call you to discuss whether online therapy would be appropriate for you, and check to see if I have current openings.
If it appears that therapy over the web would be an appropriate method for you, we will exchange all necessary information. I will fax or mail consent and health history forms for you to sign and send back to me. All consent forms must be returned to me prior to our first session. To pay my session fee, please mail a check or use Master Card or Visa. My office policies are the same for online therapy as for therapy in person.
To take advantage of therapy sessions using Skype over the internet, you will need the following:
- A web camera
- A microphone and speakers, or headset
- A fast internet connection -- DSL, cable or higher (56K dialup will not work)
- A processor speed of greater than 800MHz, either PC or Mac