Bruce Ferguson, LCPC
We regularly provide internet therapy through Skype. This outlet proves to be practical for clients in a variety of ways. For those who live great distances, who travel frequently, who are without transportation, or unable to travel, it's a very convenient alternative.
It works quite simply. We both have an internet connection, a Skype account, and each other added to our Contact list. We schedule a session time. We log on at the scheduled time and have a face-to-face session in real-time through our computers.
There are special considerations regarding the confidentiality of the internet. This is especially true of internet therapy. While I have yet to experience any reported problems from our clients, and using a secure server, I cannot guarantee your confidentiality 100%. It's important to be aware of and agree to these terms before starting internet therapy. Thank you for your understanding.