Common people that seek online counseling:
- You prefer to work with a counselor in the comfort of your home. Why not. It totally makes sense. Research continues to show that online counseling provides strong benefits.
- Online counseling can be for those that are on the go. Whether you are a busy 9 to 5 worker or struggling to get your schedule in order to run across town for a counseling appointment. Online counseling can start at the touch of a finger. Pull your phone up and start working with your counselor using a secure private video platform.
- Couples that are long-distance or prefer to have their session in their own space.
- Parents that are comfortable with their child engaging in online sessions from the comfort of their home. This often allows the parent and child not to feel bound to attend an in-office session.
- Youth that with heavy schedules: sports, clubs, social gatherings, and more. Online counseling can fit your schedule providing sessions in later evening times and weekends.
- Athletes that travel or are on the go. Athletes often call for support prior to games or competitions in order to help with symptoms related to anxiety, pressure, worry, stress, or doubt.
What’s a normal session like?
A typical online session is comfortable, relaxing, and productive. Like a face-to-face session, the online style holds confidentiality and privacy. Our office uses a secure system for conducting online counseling. The online session will run from 45 to 60 minutes using a live video or preferred audio platform. The session will give you access to seeing and speaking with your counselor.
We encourage clients interested in an online session to pick a location that will not disrupt sound, confidentiality, or their ability to feel open and willing to work. For some clients, this means having the online counseling session at a park while for others it’s at home in a comfy chair. The option is completely up to you.
This way you don’t feel pressured to run across town for a counseling session. You are able to breathe and find calmness in knowing that online counseling can start wherever you are at. As a fun fact, we love to tell our clients that research continues to show the positive benefits of online counseling. Online counseling is meant to be comfortable and accessible. Our counselors are licensed in North Carolina and can provide online therapy to anyone in the state. This includes Wilmington, Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Fayetteville, Winston-Salmen, Burlington, and Ashville.
Counselors That Can Help
Finding a compatible therapist is important. In order to support you, we offer online counseling as a way to keep us connected. You deserve to be happy.
4 Steps To Take For Your First Counseling Session
Find the right counselor for you. At Santos Counseling PLLC, you can view each of the counselors by clicking here. Take time to read about the counselor or give them a call to see which counselor is a good fit for you and the goals that you have.
After you find the right counselor for you at Santos Counseling PLLC. Click here to see which counselor fits you. The second step is to schedule the appointment. You can schedule an appointment by clicking here. Once you click the link, you will be taken to a medical portal which will let you select a counselor and see their schedule. Select the time that best fits you. As a side note, if you don’t see a time that works for you, call the counselor and see if the availability can be made for your online counseling session.
Once you select the time that best fits you, you will receive an email from Santos Counseling PLLC. The email will give you access to a medical portal that sends you all the intake forms electronically. You will have access to sign all the common medical forms electronically from the comfort of your space.
Prior to every appointment, you have the option to receive text, voice, or email [email protected] appointments. This way you are always aware of when you have your online counseling session.
Prior to your first online counseling session, you will receive an email with a link from Santos Counseling PLLC. The link will give you access to the video and chat application. The application that you will download works like any other application you download on your phone. You are able to download the application prior to the session. Once you download it, you will promptly see a video pop up.
Online Counseling is very similar to face to face counseling. You can build a relationship with your counselor. Learn how to overcome life challenges. Reach out today to schedule your first online counseling appointment.
Transform Your Life With Online Therapy
Online Counseling is open to anyone in the state of North Carolina. Our counselors at Santos Counseling PLLC are licensed to provide online counseling to persons in cities that include but are not limited to: Greensboro, Carolina Beach, Cary, Concord, High Point, Statesville, Wake Forest, Ashboro, and Pinehurst.
Online therapy is also called virtual therapy or telehealth. Online therapy can help people who prefer to do counseling from the comfort of their home or while traveling. Online counseling, like face-to-face counseling, helps people create a shift in their life that leads to fulfillment and satisfaction.
Online therapy can take place by video or chat. Some people enjoy working with their counselor over the phone or through video.
To schedule, your session click here
Online therapy can be a great option for people that are on the go, such as those that travel for work or have difficulty managing their schedule with coming to the office. Common clients that have worked with our office, Santos Counseling PLLC, include busy parents, couples, college students, individuals with anxiety or those that feel stuck, and more. Busy parents enjoy online therapy because they can connect with their counselor using their smartphone, tablet, or computer.
I once had a mother of two kids share how much she appreciated the online counseling sessions because of the flexibility. The parent shared that it was helpful having sessions from the comfort of the home or when she was not with the kids. College students and working individuals like parents benefit from online therapy.
Are you on the fence about online therapy?
What’s transformative about online counseling is that you can do it in your space. Most people feel more comfortable when they are in their space versus out of it. During your online counseling session, you can have your dog or pet at your side. You can be in your home giving you space to share parts of your life that may benefit counseling.
Not too long ago one of the counselors in the practice shared the importance of online counseling. They shared that clients get to show their counselors their personal space where they meditate at home. Others have a chance to show their counselor DIY projects they are working on or how their pet provides support during challenging moments. Often, this does not take place during in-office sessions.
Our office offers online counseling to persons anywhere in the state of North Carolina. Though our office is located in Greensboro, North Carolina. We are licensed to help those in cities that include but are not limited to, Durham, Boone, Raleigh, Wilmington, and Charlotte.
Online counseling helps in so many ways.
If you are still on the fence, give us a call at 336-663-6570 or send an email ([email protected]).
We want to hear from you and support you in your journey of healing, recovering, and living your best life.
Common Questions About Online Counseling
Paying For Counseling
Counseling payments and insurance can be difficult to understand. Each clinician at Santos Counseling has their own policy for which insurance they accept or do not accept. We encourage you to contact the counselor that you wish to work with or check with your insurance company prior to your first session to discuss payment. To help with the process please feel free to call our office and we will walk you through the process. CLICK HERE for counseling fee details.
Are Online Sessions Confidential
Counseling sessions are confidential and private. Your therapist will discuss details regarding confidentiality in more detail during your session. Our counselors utilize HIPAA compliant systems aimed to provide high standards for confidentiality and privacy.
Finding The Right Counselor
Finding the right counselor is important. We want to help you find the very best counselor that fits your needs at Santos Counseling PLLC. Take time to visit the team page or contact one of the counselors. During your contact explore questions and share what you are looking for in a counselor. At the end of the day, it is your choice and we want to help.