Online Counseling (Worldwide)

What is Online Counseling?

Online counseling/therapy refers to the provision of mental health counseling services via the Internet. Thanks to today’s technology, help can reach you right into your office or home. Online therapy is a fast growing method of conducting psychotherapy, and is recognized by the American Psychological Association, the American Counseling Association and the American Psychiatric Association. Research has established the efficacy of online therapy with treatment outcomes at least equal to traditional in-office settings.

Skype or Face-time Sessions

Doing counseling online is just like coming along for an ‘in person’ counseling session. The only difference is that you do so using your computer, tablet or cell phone, in the comfort of your own space.
Ongoing counseling or single consultations are possible.

Practical information

*Sessions are offered in English or Greek.
*Each session lasts 50 minutes.
*Payment for each session is made via PayPal prior to the session.

If we decide to work together, counseling will generally take the following course:

Intake

First Session

The intake session will take about 90 minutes. The focus will be on both the concerns that have brought you to therapy, and your history across different areas of your life. The intake will help me get a more thorough understanding of you, your present circumstances, the potential influencing factors
and areas of work.

Assessment

Phase I

The first 2-4 sessions (first session being a clinical intake) will involve an evaluation of your needs and goals of therapy. By the end of this phase I will be able to offer you some first impressions and a treatment plan to follow, tailored to your needs and goals. Together we will make sure that the goals set are realistic.

Intervention

Phase II

In this phase we will be actively working together on your problem/issue. Sessions’ frequency and intervention’s length will depend on the nature of your problem, goals, time, finances etc. Together, we will regularly check whether your goals are met.

Termination

Phase III

It is important for therapy to end in a proper way. Together we will decide when it is time to finish working together, and sessions will be reduced gradually. I encourage ending with a relapse prevention plan so that you know how to deal with the same problem/issue, should it ever reoccur.

Why do people choose Online Counseling?

  • It suits people with busy schedules. Evening and weekend sessions are possible.
  • It makes it possible to engage in therapy from home, work, or while traveling.
  • It’s possible to receive therapy when you have difficulty leaving your home due to disability, caregiving responsibilities, or any other reasons.
  • You can have access to an English-speaking therapist even if you live in a foreign country.
  • You can engage in therapy even if you live in a remote area, or in an area with limited options when it comes to therapists.
  • You can keep the same therapist if you tend to relocate frequently.
  • You do not have to travel to a therapist’s office.
  • It can feel less intimidating; many people say they feel at greater ease.

You should not consider Online Counseling if:

  • You have serious thoughts of hurting yourself or others.
  • You have a chronic mental illness requiring intense treatment.
  • You prefer face-to-face therapy, and it is available to you.
  • You are uncomfortable with computers/technology.

"'Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful part of us."
D.Richo

Request a free 15-minute consultation

In order for therapy to be effective, it is very important that you feel at ease with the therapist you choose. This is a good opportunity to get a sense of each other and discuss about any questions or concerns you might have. An initial meeting can help us both to decide together whether counseling or working with me could be helpful for you.