Online Therapy Washington State
I am a Licensed Mental Health Counselor. I offer online therapy in Washington State. I work with women in Seattle, Bellingham, Bellevue, Olympia, Redmond and all other parts of Washington State.
Although I am located in Austin Texas, being licensed in Washington State allows me to offer online therapy to anyone located in Washington.
What is online Therapy?
Online Therapy is when we meet virtually through a video call for mental health counseling.
Is online counseling effective?
I have been offering therapy for over 10 years. I moved my practice exclusively to online in 2020 because of the pandemic. Based on client feedback and my observation healing and progress experienced in online therapy sessions is the same as in person sessions.
I have noticed that it’s easier for clients to be vulnerable in online therapy and they tend to open up sooner.
Can you use approaches like EMDR and IFS online?
Yes, both EMDR and IFS can be done online. Both EMDR and IFS do not need any specific tools which makes them great approaches for online therapy. The protocol followed in these approaches are exactly the same when done in-person or online.
Is online counseling confidential?
I use a HIPAA compliant platform and always meet clients virtually in my virtual office which is private and secure to maintain confidentiality. Clients are also asked to make sure that they are in a private and secure space before starting the virtual session and are encouraged to use headphones if needed.
How does online therapy work?
For online therapy you either need your phone or your laptop. You will receive a reminder email with the link to the session embedded in the body of the email. At the time of the session make sure you are in a private space that is comfortable for you, then click on the link and it will take you to a window that will ask you to join the session. When you join the session I will meet you there.
Benefits of online therapy Washington State
One of the benefits of seeking therapy from someone out of state is that it will guarantee your privacy. if you live in a place where most people know each other or you are a therapist yourself you will not run into your therapist in social settings.
The best part is that you can seek help from whoever you want. You don’t have to limit yourself to the help available in your city. Although I am located out of your state I can be your mental health provider as long as you are physically located in Washington State. If you feel like we might be a good fit then reach out.
Online therapy makes it easy to make therapy and healing a part of your life. Being licensed in multiple states makes it convenient for my clients. They don’t have to pause therapy if they are traveling to a state I am licensed in.
You can access therapy from the comfort of your own home. My clients love to be around their pets when talking about something difficult as it gives them a sense of safety and comfort.
As you can schedule online therapy in between work meetings or during your lunch hour as per your convenience it does not disrupt your day.
If you are a morning person and like scheduling therapy sessions earlier in the day then two hour time difference between Texas and Washington State makes it easier for you to get the earliest slot that works for you.
How will you know if online counseling is right for you?
Online therapy might not be the right fit for everyone. So we set up an initial 20 minute free video consultation to make sure we are a good fit and online therapy is right for you. Also, if after starting sessions it feels like it’s not working for you then it’s important to have a conversation with your therapist about it.
If you are located in Washington State and are curious to find out if we are a good fit or not then reach out for a free 20 minute consultation. I would be happy to chat with you and help you decide if we are a good fit.