As a supplement to regular in-person therapy sessions, I also offer individual and couple sessions via secure video. I can offer these sessions under two scenarios:
- Initial sessions – clients can opt to schedule sessions by secure video as our first session or two; or
- Supplementary sessions – clients can do this in between regular in-person sessions in the situations such as making up for cancelled sessions or to fulfill a request for extra sessions
Please note that my primary approach to individual and couples psychotherapy is experiential in nature, and does not lend itself well to regular use of counselling via video feed. For clients who wish to participate in video sessions, I require that clients are in a distraction-free area with minimal possibility of interruption and also that clients make every effort to do so in a private and secure area to minimize the possibility of anyone eavesdropping on the sessions.
I offer video sessions through Vsee.com – a service that offers HIPAA compliant**, secure end-to-end encrypted video. I would like to assure clients that it is very important for me to safeguard privacy, whether it is through in-person therapy or therapy by video.
If you have any questions about this process, please do not hesitate to contact me.
**HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act 1996) is US legislation that provides data privacy and security provisions for safeguarding medical information. VSee.com claims that they do not record sessions, but they do track participants, date, time, and length of sessions.