Through Skype you will be able to interact with the HS Counselor in much the same way as when attending a meeting in the office. Instead of arriving for an appointment, you simply call or message the HS Counselor from a personal place of comfort.
Common challenges such as sadness, worry, stress, anger, bullying, relationships and sexual concerns can all be worked with through online counseling.
Online counseling is not appropriate where a person's life may be in danger through suicide or severe and enduring presentations that require outside referrals.
Skype is a free software application, which you can download on your laptop, tablet and/or smartphone.
You will also need to secure a private space where you will not be disturbed for the duration of the meeting.
Particularly beneficial for those who have a busy schedule.
With online counselling, you can re-read the messages and think it over time, allowing for new insights to occur.
Enables the possibility for a greater sense of anonymity.
For those who are uncomfortable with face-to-face counseling, online counseling can be a good introduction to the experience.
If you are slow to type or do not have sufficient technology for this service.
Technical difficulties can cause delays.
Skype is not HIPPA-compliant.