At Cincinnati Counseling and Play Therapy, Online Counseling / Therapy can be used exclusively for Individual Counseling sessions, or used in between face-to-face sessions. Please review the information below to see if Online Counseling makes sense for you.
Platform Cincinnati Counseling and Play Therapy uses Doxy.me for our Online Counseling sessions. Doxy.me is HIPAA compliant, which ensures that your sessions are only between you and your therapist / counselor. Prior to an Online Counseling session, you will receive a link for the "virtual waiting room" that you can open in a web browser on your computer, phone, or tablet.
Benefits You can use Online Counseling regularly or intermittently, depending on your needs. Online Counseling offers convenience and can help you stay more engaged in your treatment if traveling to the office becomes difficult.
Requirements In order to participate in Online Counseling you must complete the necessary intake paperwork that we send electronically. Additionally, you need to ensure that you have access to high-speed internet and that you can video chat in a private space.
Additional Information The Ohio Counselor, Social Worker, and Marriage and Family Therapist Board requires us to provide the following information to individuals who participate in Online Counseling sessions: - Verify your counselor's license by visiting eLicense for Ohio - If you experience an emergency, go to your nearest hospital or 911 - The National Suicide Prevention Hotline is 1-800-273-8255 - Access a list of regional mental health hotlines throughout Ohio