Why am I doing online therapy for women?
Having worked with women for over 30 years before the global pandemic, it was a natural progression to figure out how I could create something out of this dilemma. What I have found is that online therapy takes away a lot of the external barriers/excuses for not getting therapy. It’s convenient and 100% confidential. I can be in Chicago and you’re in Seattle and boom we are in the same virtual space. Often my client is the woman who is super busy running the world and not taking time to focus on her own needs. Having therapy from the comfort of your home or office is great. There’s no commute time and as long as you have an internet connection and a confidential space, we are all set. We use Google Meet, which is a HIPAA compliant platform.
The process is quite similar to the work I would do in person. Whether counseling is in person or online, I believe our work happens in the present moment. We will definitely talk about the past, but we will work with what is going on right now. I will help you build on your strengths and catch the self-defeating patterns you have accumulated. These are things you picked up in order to survive your life. We all have them. It is in our power to learn new ways to cope. I will offer suggestions and strategies you can try.
If someone had told me before the global pandemic that I would exclusively be doing online therapy for women and not meeting in person, I would have told them they were nuts. Times have changed though and I am sold on this as a perfectly reasonable way to support women to make great changes in their lives.