AN INTRODUCTION TO ONLINE THERAPY

 

At UCW, we believe that the therapy process should be flexible and accessible, while also maintaining warmth and connection. By providing both online counseling and in-person options, we maintain a highly flexible and highly personalized therapeutic environment.

Our online counseling sessions are offered via secure video chat and options are available for individuals, couples, and families.

 

What are the benefits of online therapy?

 
  • Flexible scheduling for busy/unpredictable schedules

  • Increased consistency in the therapeutic process

  • Decreased barriers due to:

    • Illness

    • Weather

    • Traffic/construction

    • Travel/relocation

  • Increased possibilities with options for long-distance couple/family sessions

  • Confidentiality is protected via secure video chat in the privacy of your own home


HOW WILL WE CONNECT ONLINE? 

 

In order to engage in online therapy sessions, you will need the following:

  • Internet-connected computer, tablet, or smartphone

  • Webcam or built-in camera on the device

  • A comfortable place where you can talk in private without interruptions

Once your appointment is scheduled, we will send you all the information you need to get set up. It’s easy. There will be some paperwork to fill out online and submit, so we know some basic information about you before we meet. 


WHAT ARE THE ONLINE THERAPY OPTIONS?

 

Some of our clients prefer to meet primarily at our office locations while others prefer to meet exclusively online via secure video chat. Many of our clients prefer to toggle back and forth between the two options. 

Per state regulations, therapists must be licensed in the states where their clients are located. UCW therapists currently offer online counseling sessions to residents of:

  • Minnesota

  • Wisconsin

  • Illinois

  • Indiana


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If you’d like to speak to one of our therapists before getting started, we are glad to offer a free 10-minute phone consultation.