Virtual Counseling

In addition to in-person counseling, Authentic Self Counseling & Testing also offers Virtual Counseling to residents throughout the state of Florida.

What is Virtual Counseling?

Virtual Counseling is a virtual form of counseling which allows individuals or couples to video conference with their therapist thereby removing the need to visit an office.

What are the advantages of Virtual Counseling?

With the advent of innovative and reliable streaming technology, access to mental health counseling has never been easier. Virtual Counseling presents an innovative approach to mental health treatment and can offer the following benefits:

  • Increased access to mental health professionals with specific expertise in the area(s) in which you are seeking help.
  • Greater scheduling flexibility. Since you do not have to travel to an office, you can choose to have a therapy session from the comfort of your home, at the office during your lunch hour, or wherever you feel most comfortable.

Is Virtual Counseling private?

Privacy is the cornerstone of successful therapeutic work. The use of streaming technology, such as Skype and FaceTime, can present privacy challenges which traditional in-person counseling does not. Authentic Self Counseling & Testing is committed to the highest standards of digital privacy and only provides tele-psychology utilizing HIPAA-compliant video-streaming software.

Is Virtual Counseling right for me?

Virtual Counseling is a new and innovative platform for delivering psychological services. In many cases, Virtual Counseling can offer the same benefits as traditional in-person counseling with the added convenience of scheduling and location flexibility.  This, however, does not imply that it is the right fit for every person. For those who are in crisis, struggle with suicidal thoughts or have a history of suicidal attempts, Virtual Counseling may not be the right decision for you. If you are considering Virtual Counseling as your method for counseling, please contact Authentic Self Counseling & Testing by phone or email to learn more.

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