If you’re sick of the computer screen, I offer in-person therapy appointments in my Dallas, Texas office. Or if you’d rather see a therapist from the comfort of your home, we can do that too. I offer virtual therapy in most US states.

I have fully embraced video therapy (or “telepsychology”) as an ongoing option for those who prefer it to in-person appointments. Research has shown that therapy via videoconference can be as effective as in-person therapy. You can read more about telepsychology research and guidelines here.

Video therapy for anxiety, depression, and people with medical problems

Many people find video therapy to be a convenient and accessible way to get help. If you worry that you don’t have a private space to talk from your home or office, I’m happy to brainstorm alternate options with you. Some people meet with me for video sessions from their parked cars or on walks around their neighborhoods. We can come up with a solution that works for you. Or, as always, you are also welcome in my Dallas office.

My practice offers:

  • 24/7 online scheduling
  • Private, online paperwork and billing
  • Video therapy using a HIPAA-compliant videoconference platform
  • Text and email appointment reminders (optional)

Because video therapy is a relatively new thing, here are a few pointers about how to select the right video therapist for you:

Online credentials

Of course, we all need to be a little wary of online scams. It’s a good practice to check the credentials of anyone calling themselves a therapist. Although there are many kinds of therapists, a psychologist is someone who has received a doctoral degree in the field, completed post-doctoral supervised experience, and passed state and national licensing exams. A state board keeps track of every licensed mental health professional, which you can check here.

Jurisdictional rules

Psychologists are licensed by the home state in which they practice: in my case, Texas. In addition, I am credentialed to provide teletherapy across state lines to people in most US states.

Finding the best fit

Once you’ve verified that you’re dealing with a real professional who can legally work in your state, the next step is to see if you and that therapist might be a good fit. Here’s what I recommend:

  1. Read through the therapist’s website to get a feel for the type of work that they do and the tone they take with their patients.
  2. Request a brief phone call to make sure they offer the kinds of services you’re looking for.
  3. Schedule an initial appointment to see how comfortable you are talking with the therapist. There’s never an obligation to continue therapy if it just doesn’t feel right.