What is video counseling?
Video Counseling is much like a traditional counseling session. You will still see a qualified and highly trained therapist from Mindful Counseling. However, you will complete your session using your video enabled device from anywhere you choose to be. Video counseling can be used in combination with office visits or as a complete solution. As well, most insurances are accepted utilizing tele-mental health services.
Why Try Video Counseling?
Imagine seeing your counselor on your lunch break or keeping a scheduled session even though you are on vacation or away on business. Thanks to video counseling now you can.
We understand, life gets busy. Some times it is hard to squeeze another hour into your already over stuffed day. Video Counseling allows you to view our online calendar and book your appointment without ever picking up a phone. Video counseling makes it possible to squeeze in a session when you are short on time.
Our state of the art video counseling platform works on any video enabled device including: Iphone, Ipad, Android, Tablet, computer, or mac.
Don't sacrifice Security for mobility. Our platform is beyond HIPPA compliant. We maintain SSL/HTTPS platform-wide encryption along with several other security features to keep your session confidential and your data safe.
A University of Zurich study divided a group of 62 patients in half and found that depression was eased in 53 percent of those given online therapy, compared to 50 percent who had in-person counseling. Three months after completing the study, 57 percent of online patients showed no signs of depression compared to 42 percent with conventional therapy.
— Journal of Affective Disorders, 2013
In a four-year Johns Hopkins study that included close to 100,000 veterans, the number of days that patients were hospitalized dropped by 25 percent if they chose online counseling. This is slightly higher than the number of hospital visits experienced by patients who used face-to-face counseling.
— Psychiatric Services, April 2012
A pilot study compared the effectiveness of online cognitive behavioral therapy and in-person supportive therapy in 45 Defense service members suffering from post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) after the September 11th attack. After eight weeks those receiving online therapy showed greater improvement. Six months after their first meeting those who had received online therapy continued to show improvement, in direct contrast to the in-person group.
— American Journal of Psychiatry, November 2007