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What is online therapy?

Secure online therapy is a convenient way to access individual and relationship counseling with a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and lets you meet in  the privacy and comfort of your own home or office. This eliminates commute time frustration so common in large metropolitan areas. It also makes it possible to sustain regular therapy sessions whether you live at a distance, or frequently travel.  

Is online therapy right for you?

No therapy format is right for everyone and this applies to therapy online as well. Online therapy may be right for you if you have a private confidential space in which to meet online (which includes secure internet service); if you have a strong internet connection, and a computer that is set up with video and audio.  

What secure online video tool will be used?

We will use a secure real-time videoconferencing software, specifically developed for health care professionals.  Online videotherapy software is HIPAA compliant.

How do online therapy sessions work?

Once you decide you want to engage in online therapy and have set an appointment in my online scheduler, I will send you instructions on how to connect.  You can test your system for video and audio quality and we can test it together before your first  appointment for a few minutes as well. If you  have used Skype, Facetime or any other online video communication program, you will feel very comfortable with online therapy.  

When your appointment time is at hand, just log in to the online office. I will see your name appear (that you "have arrived" for your appointment) and will connect with you. I may be in session with another  client just before your appointment, so imagine you are in a “waiting room” and I will  greet you.

Is there a need for any special equipment?

If you find that your  audio/video setup is not sufficient for you (and your partner if in a  couple session) to sit back a bit from the computer so that I can see and hear you both clearly, then you may want  to get a more powerful video connection. I can recommend cameras that may provide better transmission.  

Do you have questions about online therapy?

If you have further questions please contact me by calling Toll Free (833) 444 4049. You can also email me at margarete@joyfulhearttherapy.com.   


 All of Tennessee including...

Franklin, Springhill, Brentwood, Nolensville & Nashville, Chattanooga, Memphis

All of New Jersey including... 

Westfield, Camden,  Berekley Heights, Summit, Ridgewood, Jersey City, Montclair, Millburn, Wyckoff