Online Psychotherapy, Counseling, and Mental Health Check-ins
Welcome to the New Age of Online Mental Health Services
I have been conducting personality/emotional evaluations and providing psychotherapy to patients in major USA hospitals, community mental health clinics, and private practice for more than 20-years. When I was living abroad as an Expat outside the USA, I needed my own therapist : )
As a Licensed Clinical Psychologist PhD, I am particular (okay, very particular) with whom I receive psychotherapy. I was not able to find anyone in the country where I was residing as an Expat with the qualifications, degrees, and language proficiency, and cultural norms. Great psychotherapy has to do a lot with an awesome fit between the doctor and patient AND the expertise, qualifications, and higher standards of a PhD Licensed Clinical Psychologist.
So, I reached out to many of my colleagues in the USA, but no one was providing Online psychotherapy. Moreover, my colleagues did not know about USA Federally mandated HIPAA compliant encrypted video platform. And, no, Skype is not encrypted and is easily “hacked”. I learned all about Online Psychotherapy by Continuing Education Credits and earned Online Certification.
Anyway, finally, I found a licensed Clinical Psychologist in the USA who was an “awesome fit” for me and I requested Online psychotherapy for me : ). I was really amazed how Online therapy is super awesome because it is confidential, economical, accessible, and convenient to own’s schedule.
I was able to be in the comfort of my own space, no loss of time due to traffic, transportation problems, or other limitations. Such as, missing work or family responsibilities when time demands are crucial. Online therapy is so cool because you connect during travel, on vacation, as an Expat, or are anywhere in the World.
I also was not with the stress of hurry and commute. I had the time to spend a few minutes before sessions mentally preparing or jotting down some thoughts. I enjoyed sessions from the comfort of my own home. And, since I often had to travel, I could still connect Online with my therapist. I was able to connect with my therapist anywhere I had WiFi. Yes, even on the a beach…how cool is that. I even found that the “distance” of working together Online made it a easier for me to open up more quickly and fine tune things as they were naturally occurring in my life by connecting so easily to my therapist through any device with WiFi.
Online therapy offers so many benefits. It’s a game changer! It was such a positive and powerful experience for me that I decided it was finally time to offer it to others. I use a HIPAA compliant encrypted video platform. As my patients quickly realized the convenience of Online therapy, the demand for Online therapy exploded. I am now offering Online therapy morning, days, evenings, week-ends, and holidays in 6 different time zones Internationally.
Clinical Research has demonstrated that Online psychotherapy and counseling is as effective or more effective than traditional in office setting
Never be without your doctor again. Connect with me Online via Face to face Interactive Secure Video from Any Where in the World
So, while still living in another country, I was able to re-connect with my patients wherever they were in the World and wherever I was in the World. Prior geographical moves created an arbitrary end to therapy. I realized this wasn’t just affecting my patients. Data from the USA Census Bureau reports that the average American will move about 13 times. Starting over with a new therapist can be difficult. It can be so difficult that many patients simply won’t do it, even when they really need to.
Online psychotherapy makes the therapist portable.
Never be without your doctor again.
When I returned to the USA, I watched as the demand for Online psychotherapy grew so rapidly that legislative and professional bodies had to race to play catch up. Just a few years later, not only are there legal and ethical guidelines about the provision of Online services, many USA states are now pushing insurance companies to provide reimbursement for a variety of Online services, including psychotherapy. As people have grown increasingly comfortable doing everything Online and connecting Online, industries are evolving to meet the consumer demands.
If you are interested in pursuing Online psychotherapy, you can set up an appointment with me through my website https://SpaciousTherapy.com
I offer a Free 15-minute consultation.
See Contact page on my website for the Code for your Free 15-minute consultation.
Remember that awesome therapy is about an awesome fit between your doctor and you. I encourage you to read more about me on my website and schedule your Free 15-minute consultation. You can also read more about Online therapy on my Website ruler tab ONLINE THERAPY.
Our first session will be an assessment. Think of it as a mental health check-up. I’ll ask some questions to get a good sense of who you are and how you might be helped. You may ask me any questions too. I’ll offer some first impressions for treatment. They may be with me, or in cases where others would be a better fit, I will share that recommendation as well. The first session is not a commitment to therapy. You can choose to proceed or not. It is an opportunity to learn more about yourself and about the process. Invest in yourself because you are worth it.
Proud of you !
Love & Light, Dr. Shawna Freshwater