Hello and Welcome to my On-Line Only Practice for Couples and Individual Counseling. I have been providing Couples and Individual Counseling for nearly 30 years and I have been On-Line Only since March of 2019. Serving out of Brick, NJ I provide online appointments to the surrounding communities and the state of New Jersey.
Since 2019 I have worked with many, many, individuals and couples and have found On-Line Counseling to be highly effective. With the use of Doxy.me, which is a HIPPA compliant platform for clinicians only, I meet with my clients between the hours of 10:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. weekly, Mondays through Thursdays. With Doxy.me there is nothing to download as we simply use their established platform. On the day of your appointment I send you an email from Doxy.me and upon opening the email, you follow a few prompts and are taken directly to my Doxy virtual waiting room. At the time of our appointment, I join you and we are connected for our appointment. All that is needed on your end is a computer, laptop, IPad, IPhone, or other smart phone that is equipped with audio and a camera (built-in or manually connected), and a place for privacy.
Positives and Negatives of On-Line Counseling? The positives I hear from my clients include the ease of access and scheduling their appointments, i.e, no need to get home from work and then rush to get out to their appointment as they can log-in from work or home. Bad weather? not an issue which leads to less cancellations, greater continuity, and greater success meeting their counseling goals. The negatives? The most common negative I hear is concern for losing the 'energy' of the traditional face-to-face environment. And, it is different, no question, and I wondered this myself. But, after the second or third session it falls into place in a very similar way to face-to-face counseling. Another negative is the concern that facial expressions and body language signals are lost. I can unequivocally tell you that facial expressions are fully visible and the majority of body language is preserved.
Still have questions? Call me at 732-458-2550 and I'm happy to talk to you further to determine if On-Line Counseling is for you. I look forward to speaking to you. Janice Nardi, M.S., LMFT