Online Therapy During COVID-19
Given the current outbreak of COVID-19 and the impact the virus is having on our communities, families, romantic relationships and places of employment, we are committed to providing the support and guidance you may need at this time.
We are now providing online therapy through a HIPAA compliant video-conferencing platform. We understand that anxiety, depression, relationship strain and loneliness are exacerbated by social distancing and the following services continue to be available from our experts:
- Gottman Method Couples Therapy
- Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT)
- Anxiety Treatment
- Depression Treatment
- Stress Management
- Grief Counseling
- Child Counseling
- Family Therapy
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Treatment
- Trauma Treatment (EMDR)
Prevention and early intervention is important to avoid developing or worsening an anxiety or depressive disorder. Experts recommend asking for help at the first signs of distress. You can prevent unnecessary suffering by asking for help and developing coping skills.
How Does Online Counseling Work?
The first step is a phone conversation with an intake coordinator who will help you decide which therapist would a good match based on your needs and their clinical expertise. After scheduling your first session you will receive a link to an encrypted site which will allow you to speak to your therapist through video conferencing. At this point you will progress with the treatment that is best suited for your needs as it would in traditional face to face counseling.
Won’t it feel strange to be talking about sensitive topics through a screen? I’d rather wait until all this is over.
We believe that the best way to connect is through face to face contact and therefore completely understand why it might be tempting to “wait until all this is over” to start therapy. We have all been advised to self-isolate for the purpose of safety, yet human beings are social creatures and the isolation is increasing mental health struggles.
Does this work for couples therapy?
We can help your relationship whether you are living together, or in separate residences. We are providing Gottman Method Couples Assessments and Therapy, and are providing help with communication, infidelity, conflict management and emotional distancing.
Main Line Counseling Partners can help.
All of our therapists have many years of experience with individual and couples counseling and are trained in a variety of approaches to best fit your needs. We can also refer you to a psychiatrist if you would like to discuss medication options. Please visit our other pages for more information about our services.
Or Call Dr. Michael Siverstein at 610-642-3359 X2