Whether it’s ongoing relationship issues or new anxiety over the uncertainty of COVID-19 and lockdown, we have you covered with Zoom sessions. In this crisis, all of our therapists have moved to ethically compliant video-therapy sessions, which allow you to engage in remote therapy with our trained staff from the safety of your own home.
Remote Video Therapy
Remote video therapy has proven to be just as effective as traditional in-person sessions. In fact, many of our patients feel more comfortable talking to a therapist online.
At Northbrooklyn Therapy, we offer adults and teens a way to deal with a wide range of issues by providing effective remote therapy sessions to ensure you get the help you need when you need it.
What Are The Benefits Of Video Therapy?
Every day, we see just how effective video therapy is for our clients. Below are just a few of the notable benefits our patients receive.
- A Safe Space To Start – We find that for most first-timers, remote video therapy can be the best way to start. For many individuals, the first appointment can be the hardest. Travel time, finding the office, and then anxiously sitting in a waiting room can make things nerve-racking for first-time patients. Opening up for the first time to a professional therapist isn’t always easy. If you can have your first session at home in a place where you feel safe, it is more than likely that your first session will be effective and you will be comfortable to continue with more.
- More Privacy – Many of our young adult patients are often concerned with running into acquaintances either on their way to the office or inside the waiting room itself. Teenagers in particular worry that they will run into someone they know. With remote video therapy, patients never have to worry about privacy.
- Convenience & Flexibility – There never seems to be enough time in the day to do the things that are good for you. With busy schedules, getting to your therapist’s office regularly can prove difficult. Remote video therapy makes getting to your appointment easy and convenient.
How Effective Is Video Therapy?
For many conditions, remote video therapy is just as effective as in-person sessions. Some people may feel more comfortable in their own space, which allows them to create an even closer, more trust-worthy, relationship with their counselors.
A major component of effective therapy involves the relationship between the therapist and the patient. Feeling like you can be open and honest with your counselor can help ensure successful sessions.
A 2018 study published in the Journal of Psychological Disorders found that online cognitive behavioral therapy is, “effective, acceptable and practical health care.” The study found the online cognitive behavioral therapy was equally as effective as a face-to-face treatment for major depression, panic disorder, social anxiety disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.
Who Can Benefit From Remote Therapy?
At North Brooklyn Therapy, we offer remote video therapy sessions for teenagers (13-19 years old) and adults, as well as marriage and couples therapy.
It is beneficial for anyone unable to leave their home.
Check out this short NPR clip on how to get therapy when you can’t leave the house.
HIPAA Compliant Zoom
All of our remote sessions are available through the platform Zoom. Zoom is the number one video platform for medical professionals.
It is easy to use and offers the best video and audio quality. It is also ideal for multiple participants. If you are scheduling marriage therapy sessions and you and your partner cannot be in the same room together, it is no problem. Zoom rooms create an easy way to add multiple people into one video chat space.
All you need is a computer or smartphone. You log into the Zoom app and you are ready to go.
Who We Are And What We Do
At Northbrooklyn Therapy, we offer individual and couples therapy from licensed marriage and family therapists. We specialize in communication and conflict resolution problems, infidelity, addiction, codependency, and sexual issues as well as major life changes, challenges, depression, anxiety, trauma and childhood trauma.
Remote video therapy is a great way to continue to take care of your mental health while getting the individual and relationship services you need. We offer remote sessions available through HIPAA compliant platform Zoom. This service is available to all of our clients with all of our therapists.