Online Therapy in Woodstock, Canton, Holly Springs, Adairsville, and Cartersville Georgia.

What Is Online Therapy, And What Benefits Does It Offer?

Online therapy allows clients to receive counseling online via a computer, tablet, or phone with the help of video conferencing technology. Like popular video conferencing platforms such as Skype, Zoom, and WebEx, the HIPAA-compliant online therapy platforms used by therapists allow you to meet with your therapist from your office, home, or anywhere in the state where you have privacy

Many people use online therapy as their primary way of receiving counseling. It allows busy professionals to squeeze therapy sessions into short blocks, such as lunch hours or breaks, by helping them avoid the time and hassle of driving to their therapist’s office. It also allows clients who reside in remote areas—or who have a particular therapist in mind who lives in another city—to get the help they need regardless of where they live.

Online Therapy can also act as an occasional supplemental to regular, in-person visits, serving as a backup method for meeting a counselor when sick kids, unexpectedly long meetings, lack of a babysitter, or other circumstances arise. Because of the convenience, online therapy is gaining popularity. Remote online meetings are also a growing practice in the medical field, where the practice is commonly referred to as “telehealth.”

Online Therapy At Family Renewal Counseling

Online therapy is a particularly useful service in Georgia, where 17% of residents live in rural areas. A lack of access and time constraints prevent many people from receiving counseling. Fortunately, our therapists at Family Renewal Counseling are helping to overcome this barrier by offering remote, online sessions.

As You Consider Online Therapy, You May Wonder:

Do I have to receive counseling online?

No. The vast majority of our clients prefer to meet with their counselor one-on-one. In some circumstances, face-to-face counseling is the preferred method, but online counseling offers an excellent alternative for many people. Let us know if you’re interested in our online therapy service. We will connect you with a therapist to help you determine whether you are a good fit for the service. Depending on your situation, we may ask you to come to the office for one or two visits initially so that you and your therapist can make the most informed decision together.

How does online therapy for counseling work?

Depending on the device you’d like to use, your therapist will send you a link to a HIPAA-compliant video conferencing platform or show you how to download a free app on your phone or tablet. After opening an account, you will meet with your counselor online at a mutually agreed upon time.

What does it cost? Is online therapy covered by insurance?

We base our fees on the service provided, not the method of provision, so your online counseling sessions will cost the same amount as an in-person visit. If you seek online counseling services with a therapist who partners with insurance, you must check your plan to determine whether or not services are covered. Although most plans now allow for online services, we cannot guarantee your particular plan does. You may use the Member Services phone number on the back of your card to check.

Is Online Therapy effective?

The National Institute for Mental Health reports that results for Online Counseling health outcomes are similar to face-to-face counseling, particularly for depression and anxiety, making it a viable option.

Is online therapy confidential?

Yes. Whether conducting face-to-face counseling or Online Counseling treatment, we make client confidentiality our highest priority. Your therapist will work with you from a HIPAA-secure environment on a HIPAA-compliant platform and will store your records in a HIPAA-compliant manner.

Connect With Us

If you are ready to move forward, please call 678-631-7639 to be connected with a therapist who can best meet your needs. Whether you want to see someone in person on explore the idea of receiving counseling online, we are here to help. You can also learn more about our approach and specialties by exploring the other pages on this website.

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