Empowered Connections is now excited to expand our services by offering Online Therapy to any residents in Maryland, Washington DC, and Virginia (we will offer more states in the future.)
We know that in these stressful, uncertain days how important it is to find extra support and someone who can help you manage all the craziness around you. We have found that online therapy is just as effective as in-person counseling and this is why we are so passionate about offering it!
While this type of therapy may be new to you, trust that we have been utilizing video and online technology for the last couple of years! All of our kick ass therapists are trained to deliver online therapy using a HIPAA compliant platform and all of our scheduling, billing and forms are all electronic so it’s super easy and effective. Signing up literally takes a few minutes.
Some questions we hear about Online Therapy over and over are:
Is it safe?
YES! We have taken great care to make sure we are using an encrypted HIPAA compliant platform and we also require that our therapist clicks to admit you into her special Meeting Room which prevents anyone else from coming into our session.
What do I do about privacy?
Most of our clients are able to conduct sessions at home but we recognize that isn’t always possible, so we have found that some go outside and walk, go in their cars and even lay in their hammocks in the back yard (our personal favorite!). Additionally, we recommend if you are inside, to place your phone or device by the closed door with a white noise app running (Sleepy Fan is free one that we use) which helps greatly with insulating sound.
What do I need to have an online session?
Just a strong internet signal is needed and the Zoom app which you can download for free on your phone or tablet. We’ve heard of some clients with unlimited data who just use their phones for their session which is perfectly fine too.
Can I talk to my therapist before I schedule?
Yes! We are now offering free 15-minute consultations with the therapist of your choice to make sure y’all are a good fit. Just email us or call us to set that up!
What if I have questions?
You can always ask your therapist during your session or email them directly. You can also ask our Administrative Goddess any questions you have during the week by emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org or calling her at 301-690-0779, ext. 700.
We hope this helps. We’re looking forward to being part of your tribe and getting you where you want to be!