Online Therapy for California Residents
For many of us, scheduling time to see a therapist is a feat in and of itself. Teletherapy (or online counseling) gives you the opportunity to meet with an online therapist when and where it's convenient for you.
Stuck at the office?
Busy traveling for work?
Want to meet from the privacy of your own home?
On a break between classes?
Whatever your reasons, online therapy makes all this possible and more.
"How is online counseling different from text message therapy?"
Unlike text therapy, which limits you to back-and-forth messaging and can often feel impersonal, online therapy gives you the same dedicated face-to-face support you would get in person. Imagine being able to work through crippling anxiety from your office—right before that big meeting or presentation. Or picture yourself being able to process through deep hurts from the comfort and privacy of your own home.
One of the major benefits of online counseling is that it gives you options.
"How does online therapy work?"
Teletherapy with an online therapist is conducted through a secure, HIPAA compliant, online video platform (similar to Skype or FaceTime). So as long as you live in California, all you'll have to do is simply log into the virtual office at the time of your appointment. This means you get to skip the traffic and cozy up in your favorite chair while you meet with me.
"I'm afraid online counseling won't feel personal."
Some people express fears that online therapy might lack the connection you'd expect to feel when you meet in person. This is understandable and makes sense, especially given that much of our online interactions are colored by the lens of social media and in its impact on authentic connection.
It's good to keep in mind that online therapy is just a space. Connection happens when there is freedom to be who you are, without fear of judgement.
"Isaac Smith is an outstanding clinician and mental health provider. He is patient-centered, collaborative, and he is comfortable working with patients in different clinical settings. Mr. Smith also helped us to start our collaborative care program (within Primary Care) at UC Davis Health. He works very well in an inter professional environment. Most importantly, his patients and colleagues trust him implicitly."
- Dr. Lorin M. Scher, MD, FACLP
Director, Emergency Psychiatry & Integrated Behavioral Health Services
UC Davis Health
Online counseling makes getting help possible.
From what my client's tell me, teletherapy is just another room and virtual couch on which to sit and talk. Online counseling can be a convenient, comfortable, safe space for you to explore and work out what's been bothering you or holding you back.
If you've been putting your own emotional health and wellness on hold because of your busy schedule or lack of options, you don't have to any longer. Choose the convenience of online therapy and start working toward your goals today.
To get started, call me at 916-619-7744 or schedule your FREE 20 min. consultation call by clicking on the "Let's Talk" button below.
Isaac Smith, MAT, LCSW, NTP is a holistic psychotherapist located in Sacramento and Fair Oaks, CA. He specializes in addiction, anxiety, depression and grief and loss. Isaac is trained in several modalities, including Motivational Interviewing, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, and Problem Solving Therapy. He is passionate about the interplay between mental health and nutrition, and is a certified Nutritional Therapy Practitioner. To find out more about Isaac click here: therapy and counseling in Sacramento and Fair Oaks.