TIPS FOR SUCCESSFUL ONLINE THERAPY SESSIONS
Updated: Aug 22
edited from Kari Schmidt LPC, NCC, PLLC
An Online Therapy is a convenient, enjoyable way to receive services from the comfort of your own home.
Be prepared Double-check your internet connection. Make sure your device is charged and/or your charger is near. Headphones are encouraged for the best sound quality, but not required. I will contact you at the scheduled session start time.
Minimize distractions Aim for a quiet environment, free from distractions. Notify family members and/or roommates that you will be having a private call. Ask them to turn down music or television that may otherwise disrupt your session.
Optimizing your connection Set up your computer on a flat surface. This will eliminate the shakiness of the video. Make sure your face if fully in the frame. A computer is best, but a phone or I pad will work in a pinch!
Keep calm Tech issues are normal as everyone adjusts. Keep in contact with your therapist via phone or email to sort things out if you have trouble connecting.
Get comfy Grab your favorite blanket, a warm cup of tea, and tissues if needed. Teletherapy can feel as personal and productive as face-to-face sessions.