Are You Looking For Flexible Professional Support??
Does your busy schedule make it difficult to keep appointments with a therapist in-office? Have changes in your circumstances made it necessary or desirable to participate in online therapy sessions? Or have you recently moved to another location in Colorado, and you simply want to continue counseling sessions with me instead of having to look for another therapist locally?
Perhaps spending agonizing hours in traffic or driving long distances to get to your counselor’s office exacerbates your anxiety or doesn’t fit in your busy work schedule. It may be that leaving children or other family members alone at home or finding a suitable caretaker during your appointments is either impractical or too expensive.
Maybe the current situation connected with the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on your life has brought the practicality of online therapy to your attention. You may feel isolated and alone, worrying about your health, finances, and more. Or perhaps now that you’ve been “confined” at home with family members for a considerable amount of time, tensions are becoming worse. And the difficulty with juggling work, life, homeschooling, and parenting while in close-quarters only adds to the stress you already feel.
Despite how challenging the circumstances may be, they don’t have to be an obstacle to receiving the professional support you need. You can learn to reduce conflict, cast off fear and self-doubt, and develop deeper, more connected relationships so you can live a more fulfilling, authentic life—all without ever setting foot into my office.
Online Therapy Is More Common Than Ever
In recent years, a range of technical advances—greater accessibility, ease of use, and improved privacy/confidentiality—have made teletherapy more appealing to both therapists and clients.
Online therapy sessions allow for greater flexibility and can be combined with in-person sessions, which is an asset for those who have varying circumstances and busy work schedules or family lives. Being able to get counseling online from home also provides a sense of comfort and safety to those who may feel embarrassed or ashamed to be seen in a counselor’s office. Plus, in Denver, inclement weather and busy traffic can mean it’s much easier to talk to a therapist online than drive to their office.
While it may seem sensible to postpone in-person counseling sessions until a more opportune time, the availability of online services can help you avoid the unnecessary risk of delaying much-needed help. After all, you never know how long the interruption may last. And in the meantime, your symptoms may worsen, traumatic memories might get triggered, and the connection with your spouse or child could continue to deteriorate.
Fortunately, I can provide professional support if you or your child is struggling with trauma, relationship conflicts, family issues, depression, anxiety, or other challenges; all from the comfort, convenience, and safety of your own home.
Online Therapy Can Provide Flexible And Convenient Support
I’ve been working with clients in the mental health field since 2003 and as a therapist for 12 years. My approach to counseling is strength-based, attachment-focused, and trauma-informed. Freely exploring your inner world—your emotions and thoughts—is one of the most valuable aspects of participating in counseling with me, whether we meet online or in my Denver office. With my guidance, you can search out your true self and live a deeper, more meaningful life.
My belief is that all people have strengths, and I see you as much more than a set of symptoms or a collection of problems. I approach every situation from a place that is accepting, non-shaming, and non-judgmental. In this shame-free, strengths-based environment, we can examine in great depth the roots of the problems in your life and your relationships, and discover what is driving your behavior and/or that of your children. Having this safe space to analyze issues means you can share your story openly and honestly without feeling judged.
While online therapy may feel more distant and impersonal than traditional in-person counseling at first, working with me online is not much different than in-person. Applying my counseling expertise is not limited by distance or physical presence. Just as with in-office sessions, web therapy allows me to ask in-depth questions and pay close attention to non-verbal cues so I can really get to know you. That said, some clients prefer in-person therapy once they try it, and I would ask that we do at least one session in my office when the situation permits it.
The various therapeutic modalities I use during in-person sessions are just as effective when working online. I utilize Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) with all my clients to identify and address negative thoughts and behaviors that are affecting their wellbeing. I’m also trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR), an approach shown to help adults and children working through and heal from trauma and other disturbing life situations. I employ Psychobiological Approach to Couples Therapy (PACT) to help couples save their relationship or part ways amicably and support them with co-parenting during separation/divorce. And I apply my knowledge of Trust-Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) and Attachment-Focused Family Therapy when working with families, particularly those who have adopted children/teens, to help with bonding and attachment issues and with addressing behavioral challenges.
The flexibility of online therapy allows you to talk to a counselor about your issues anywhere—you can do sessions at work, over a lunch break, or even step out to your car for extra privacy. All you need is an internet connection and computer, tablet, or phone with a microphone and webcam. On the day of the session, you’ll receive an appointment reminder and link via email. And with the click of a button and a simple login, you’ll be in a teletherapy session with me.
Whatever your circumstances—whether you have a busy work or school schedule, you’re looking for convenience and/or extra privacy, or you’re a couple or family sheltering in different homes—online counseling can off the support you need. You can find relief from symptoms, develop more meaningful and connected relationships, and foster greater satisfaction and authenticity in your life.
Perhaps you still have some questions about online therapy services…
Does online therapy really work as well as in-person therapy?
Yes! Research conducted in recent years has found that virtual mental health counseling is just as effective as in-person therapy and provides a high level of satisfaction for participants. Just like with in-person therapy, online counseling can work when you’re motivated.
I’m concerned about online privacy.
I take every step that I can to create a space that is totally confidential. I conduct each session in a private space where no one will overhear anything we discuss. And I use HIPAA-compliant platforms (SimplePractice and Doxy.me) that were designed to protect your privacy during and between sessions. Through SimplePractice’s client portal, you can also securely receive personal documents, which is especially helpful if you’re on a shared device at home. If you have questions about how to make your space confidential, I would be happy to discuss during an initial consultation.
Is online therapy covered by my insurance?
While I don’t take insurance, I can provide a superbill that you can submit to your insurance provider for possible reimbursement. In general, I would suggest checking with your insurance company to find out what they may or may not cover.
You Can Benefit From The Flexibility Of Online Counseling
If you would like to know more about online therapy, or if you’re ready to schedule a consultation or first session, I invite you to call me at 303-727-0291. No matter what your circumstances are or what obstacles you’re facing, I’m here to help.