Doing therapy via the Internet is a pioneering and innovative use of current technology, where sessions are conducted by way of computers and the Internet. While Online Therapy has much in common with traditional face-to-face therapy, it is unique in its own right. For example, Online Therapy can use either email correspondence or visual and voice communication to facilitate personal change. In addition, Online Therapy allows geographically isolated, homebound, and financially constrained individuals to receive treatment from competent and highly experienced therapists from across the nation. As just one example, I can conduct therapy sessions from my home State of Texas. Likewise, you can be in your home, your office, or in a hotel room in a different state (while on business or vacation) and still have access to high quality, professional opinions and advice. In my opinion, Online Therapy offers a convenience and efficiency that could never be achieved via traditional therapy or face-to-face communication. In fact, exchanging ideas by way of the Internet is becoming so commonplace today that many major universities now offer courses Online.

There are groups of people who benefit from Online Therapy. Online Therapy and video conferencing consultations are excellent for busy entrepreneurs, road warriors, stockbrokers, traveling professionals, lawyers, physicians, and clergy with little time or ability to schedule regular weekly office visits. Homemakers, students, and work-from-home individuals can also get the convenience and privacy that Online counseling offers. People desiring low visibility are also good candidates for Online Therapy. In addition, those with physical limitations, which make visiting an office difficult or impossible, are another group who profits from Online Therapy. Lastly, Online Therapy is an option for those individuals who have extreme anxiety about leaving the house.

While I believe Online Therapy offers many advantages over traditional face-to-face therapy, it is not always the best alternative for each person. For instance, traditional psychotherapy allows each person to gain additional information, from the other one, based upon voice inflection, eye contact, and other non-verbal cues. However, Online Therapy, even when done with a video camera, cannot convey the subtle nuances that face-to-face communication achieves. In fact, because of these limitations, I think doing high quality Online Therapy is more difficult than taking part in traditional face-to-face treatment. Notwithstanding, I believe that I have a special talent for conducting Online Therapy. As an example, I tend to have a very efficient and candid writing style, which has been honed through years of varied professional experiences and educational advancement.

Finally, let's face it, while technology has offered us more efficiency, it is not always reliable. With Online Therapy, there is always the possibility that a computer connecting us will not function correctly, even though we are both online and ready to communicate. If something like that were to occur, your appointment will be re-scheduled at no additional expense to you.