I offer HIPAA compliant online video therapy!
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Please fill out the form below with your Name, Email Address and Phone Number and I will reach out to you. Once we have established contact I will create your account and you will receive a followup email to complete the account setup.
The account setup must be completed before you can attend a video session.
Steps for checking into your Online Video Session:
- Login to your account using the link above.
- Navigate to the calendar and click on your appointment to locate the 'Check In' button.
- Click 'Check In' to enter the virtual room where we will meet for the session.
- Locate the chat feature in the bottom right corner to communicate with me before beginning the session.
- When we are ready to begin press 'Start Session' to activate your microphone and camera.
- Your computer may show a message asking to allow the program to access your microphone and camera.
Are You Ready For Online Therapy?
- Do you have a laptop, desktop PC or Mac which is 3 years old or newer?
Older devices may struggle to run the program properly.
- Is your space equipped with a modern internet connection that is reliable?
Connecting directly to your router using an Ethernet cable for wired internet is recommended though wireless networks can work fine as well.
- Have you downloaded Chrome or Firefox to your computer to use as your internet browser?
Standard browsers such as Internet Explorer, Microsoft Edge or Safari on a Mac may encounter compatibility issues with the video software as those browsers are not as up to date with modern code.
- Do you have access to a working webcam?
Most modern laptops have built in webcams which will work great for online therapy! If you have a desktop PC or Mac you may need to purchase and set up an external webcam.
- Are you comfortable navigating computer software?
The online portal is easy to navigate and does not require any training to use. However, those who find computers to be confusing or frustrating in general may not be a good fit for online therapy.
The premise of play therapy is to meet children where they are and to speak their language. Technology is the modern facilitator of that language. Meeting a child in a digital world is comfortable and familiar to them and aids in strengthening rapport and gaining greater insight into their world. Ultimately, while the work is slightly modified virtually, the therapeutic eﬀects of having a space to process all that is presently occurring for them is invaluable. When used as an adjunct to in-person therapy when meeting in person is not possible, it allows children to maintain a sense of normalcy during uncertainty which aids in resilience and improved mental health overall.
In order to successfully do therapy with a child virtually, it will be important for you to set up space where your child has access to a computer screen or iPad. Please be available at the start of the time to set up the technology and be available in case we need to do a conjoint session or there are problems with the connectivity/technology or if your child needs physical containment or reassurance.
Just like with in-person therapy, you may be asked to join the session, so please plan your time accordingly to be available for interacting with the therapist or your child as needed. You may also be needed for help with the technology at any point through the Session. Although it may be challenging with a household full of people, it’s important to find a space that is free from distractions and private for the privacy of you and your child to work through what is needed for teletherapy to be eﬀective.
How to join a teletherapy session: We will be using the HIPPA-Compliant Therapysites.com and or Doxy.me platform. You receive an email reminder with the link to join and or login. If you cannot find your link at the start of the session email or text me to send a reminder.
Create your child’s teleplay therapy kit: Whether these items are kept special for teleplay therapy time or allowed use, be sure your child is set up with the following 3 categories of items ready in the room before we meet.
Aggressive-release toys – allows for the release of emotions that are typically not allowed in other settings. Ex: toy soldiers, toy guns (that purposefully do not look realistic), toy handcuﬀs, toy swords, popsicle sticks and egg cartons that can be destroyed, bobo doll or bop bags.
Toys representing real-life – doll families, dollhouses, puppets, cars, boats, airplanes, cash register, play money etc.
Toys for creative expression – paints, butcher paper, crayons, sand, water, instruments, blocks, Legos, Magnatiles, etc. If you are worried about a mess it is a good idea to spread a plastic picnic blanket out.
Favorite games- Uno, cards, connect 4, board games (even though the therapist is onvideo, we can play turn-taking games!)
Put simply, take 15 minutes before the session to set your child up in a private
space with at minimum these available:
• Paper, colored pencils, scissors
• Favorite stuffed animals and figurines
• A board game or card game
*NOTE: avoid mechanical toys or complex toys and toys that require your assistance to
*When appropriate I will email worksheets for use during sessions which will require you to print out ahead of time. I will also have access to all of my amazing children’s books and I may email you worksheets (or activities ahead of time) that I can do with your child which you will need to print out ahead of time.
If you have any questions please contact me, directly.