Sometimes, it’s just not possible to come to the office for your therapy session.
Though much is gained from in-person sessions, online therapy sessions are a valuable adjunct.
We can continue our work together, even when meeting in the office is out of the question.
My clients appreciate doing therapy sessions online for several reasons. Obviously, convenience is key. Sickness or travel sometimes makes office sessions impractical. Therapeutically, there are additional benefits to occasionally IMing our sessions. I’ve found that when chatting online, people communicate differently. Sometimes, things that had never been addressed in face-to-face sessions are easier behind the privacy of a keyboard.
Online sessions are typed. Writers, introverts, and creatives often PREFER it, at least some of the time.
Instructions for Online Therapy set-up:
1. If you do not already have it, download Skype.
For additional information on Skype and related queries about Skype services, please visit www.skype.com
2. Please email your username to therapist.
Kathryn’s username is “RynWellness.”
3. Payments are expected using Venmo at the time of service.
4. Please log in to the downloaded Skype application (not the website) five minutes before your online session. This will ensure we start on time. Sessions end 50 minutes from scheduled start time.
Please call with any questions or to switch methods of distance therapy
(phone sessions can be used in lieu of IMing).
Prior to an Initial Online Intake Session:
Please complete and email the following forms to your therapist:
- Informed Consent
2. Financial Agreement
These forms and payment are required 24-hours before your first session. Intake sessions are 75-minutes, $210.
Without payment 24-hours prior, session is not confirmed.
- At this time, Gates Therapy is taking new online clients by referral only.
By scheduling an online therapy session, you agree to the following Informed Consent.
I acknowledge that therapy is licensed by state. I understand that if either she or I are not in a state in which she is licensed, we will be working together under her national Health Coach certification. I understand that if a problem arises in an online or phone session, during which either she or I am not in a state in which she is licensed, I will not receive support from a state licensing board, in the event that I’d like to register a complaint against my therapist.
Due to the nature of internet use, confidentiality is less guaranteed than when meeting in person. My therapist’s priority is to keep all of our interactions private. If third parties access information about me, I will not hold my therapist responsible. Internet hacking or other illegal activities sometimes occur with online communication. I understand that Skype instant message conversations are encrypted with strong encryption algorithms. Skype assures conversations to be secure and private during transmission.
I am freely giving my consent for treatment without undue influence.
If I have scheduled an online therapy session, the limits of confidentiality have been explained to me. These include: knowledge of harm to a minor or a dependent elder, and may include knowledge of self-harm. These are the only instances in which my therapist will intentionally disclose identified information about me and my treatment without my written consent. I will sign a Release of Confidentiality in the event that I’d like information about me to be shared with another party,
Your comfort is of utmost priority, so please communicate openly with your therapist.
Covington Louisiana New Orleans