Distance Counseling is a form of counseling that allows for services to be provided over the Internet. Many people sometimes have problems traveling to a far away counseling clinic, or they can prefer more anonymity than walking into a counselor’s office can provide. Online video counseling, secure chat or instant messaging, and encrypted email are all viable methods to help people get help when they need it. Although insurance will not cover these services, the fees are more affordable due to not being in the office.
Steven L Johnson, Board Certified – Telemental Health Provider (BC-TMH), has the required, specialized training necessary to offer all these services. If you are looking to get help from a licensed professional, but you can’t or don’t want to travel away from your home, then online help is for you.