Online psychotherapy most commonly takes place over video conferencing applications, such as Google Hangouts. These tools easy to install on your phone, tablet or personal computer, they are free of charge and easy to use.

Benefits to Online Psychotherapy:

Access from a different location.

You can have access to your trusted therapist while on a business trip or traveling or in case of an urgent situation arises where an urgent phone or online call is requested .

Convenient schedule.

Since the sessions are held online, you will have the convenience and comfort of your own home. Most often you can choose an appointment time that works best for your schedule. You get more ease with scheduling in early mornings, evenings or during a weekend.

Reduced expenses.

You get to save time and money: no traveling fees, parking, or child-care expenses. There is 10% discount of session’s fee if we decide that the online therapy is the best option for our working arrangement.

Online psychotherapy has practical advantages in some situations. Contact me to discuss if online psychotherapy or face-to-face treatment is the best option for you.

 
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